Flag Football teams improving in week 2
The second week of flag football proved to be even more exciting and action packed than the first, as teams showed off some trick plays and played higher quality football on both sides of the ball. The signs of first-game jitters are starting to disappear and teams have learned from their early mistakes; including what types of offensive plays are most effective and how to read a defense’s positioning. Teams will take this week off for spring break, but games will continue on Monday, April 13. For game schedules, results and standings go to www.islandcommunitycenter.com.
Monday, March 30
Island Dojo Martial Arts Academy Jaguars 19 RLS Industries Patriots 8
The Jaguars put together a solid offensive effort from Nicole Sewall and Jean-Paul Russo, who accounted for all 19 of the team’s points. Sewall had a long touchdown run in the first half and then took another into the end zone later in the game. Russo also had a rushing touchdown and hauled in a pass for an extra point to round out the scoring. Leo Rose was the lone player to reach the end zone for the Patriots, with Aiden Grumley coming through with a two-point conversion attempt as well.
Panoramic Cardinals 25 Sparks Steel Art Falcons 6
It was a spectacular game for both Michael Latimer and Tyler Pearson on Monday, as each had a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to victory. The speed of both players created trouble for the defense and made it difficult to decide who to give extra attention to cover. As a result, the Cardinals took advantage of opportunities and cruised home to get the win. Dylan Joseph provided the Falcons with their six points and also played excellent defense, pulling numerous flags during crucial situations in the game.
Tuesday, March 31
Island Dojo Martial Arts Academy Jaguars 24 Sparks Steel Art Falcons 0
On back-to-back days the Jaguars were able to hold on for the victory, keeping their record perfect this season. Tyler Yavalar led the team by recording two touchdowns, with Jean-Paul Russo and Tori Walter also reaching the end zone. Walter’s touchdown run was her first of the season, as she managed to run nearly the length of the field and elude several players attempting to pull her flag. Russo’s touchdown was his second in two games. The Falcons offense was led by Joey Stewart, Marlin Ellis and Dylan Joseph, who all played very well, but were unable to put any points on the board.
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 26 Mr. Bones Vikings 14
Chris Galati may be the fastest and most agile athlete in this age division, which was shown in this game by his three touchdowns to lead his Texans’ team to victory. Galati scored not once or twice, but three times and proved to be too much to handle for the Vikings defense. Zach McGuire also had an amazing touchdown catch in the game. McGuire ran a deep route, and despite being covered close by a Vikings defense ,managed to out-jump the defender and come down with a clean catch followed by a short run into the end zone for six points. The Texans’ defense also played very tough and recorded a safety to round out the scoring. The Vikings received touchdowns from Richard Almodovar and Jake Parsons, both on passes from quarterback Josh Zawistoski. Almodovar and Zawistoski also recorded extra points in the 26-14 defeat.
Wednesday, April 1
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 51 Sand Dollar Colts 14
This offensive onslaught for the Texans had five players recording touchdowns as the team received its second win in as many days. Chris Galati and Zach McGuire both had a pair of scores, leading the Texans efforts. Katie Christenson, Joey Salinas and Matthew Seth each also contributed with touchdowns of their own. Logan Reiber ran for a two-point conversion, as nearly every member of the team scored on the night. The Colts two scores came by Bradley Duffman and Austin Marrow, along with Mikey Ellsworth recording a catch for a two-point conversion.
Thursday, April 2
Mike Norman Realty Packers 24 Sand Dollar Colts 8
Matthew Seth led the Packers with two touchdowns on the night and also played a great game as quarterback. Jacob Talucci and Jack Shinn each had touchdowns also – Talucci with a nice run into the end zone and Shinn caught a pass from Seth to account for the Packers’ 24 points. The game started positive for the Colts, recording a safety for an early 2-0 lead. However, they were unable to hold the Packers offense much after that point. The Colts lone scorer was Austin Marrow, who had a touchdown the night before too.
Strategic Ministries Cowboys 28 Beach Bistro Cardinals 18
Luke Shackelford’s speed could not be contained in this game, as he scored three touchdowns showing impressive football skill and athleticism. Aaron King was also a factor in the game, catching a touchdown pass of his own and also recording a two-point conversion. The dynamic duo of Shackelford and King proved to be too much to handle for the Cardinals defense, both of whom also came through big on defense as well. The Cardinals two scores came from Chandler Hardy and Max Miller. Hardy had a long touchdown run down the left side of the field and Miller caught a pass from Hardy later in the game and managed to reach the end zone. Miller also had a big game on defense, intercepting a pass and returning it all the way for another six points to round out the Cardinals’ scoring.