Summer sports heat up at The Center

Center of Anna Maria Island

The Center summer sports returns to the gridiron with adult co-ed flag football. With the teams mixing up the rosters and new faces in the league, the games leading to the final championship game are sure to heat up the field.

In the first game of the night last Thursday, Team Ugly Grouper’s captain Matthew Manger saw his team take a beating on the field against a veteran squad.

Team captain Ray Gardner, for Moss Builders, threw for two touchdowns and made a touchdown of his own along with eight receptions.

Mike Gillum and Chad Woods each had touchdown catches to add to the duo of touchdowns by Jon Moss and Lexi Sato.

Game two also ended in a runaway game with underdogs Team Hashmark Sports the victors. With each team playing with four on the field, due to the absence of key player Brianna Roberts for Lancaster Designs.

Karri Stephens, receiver for Lancaster Design, was the lone scorer with two touchdowns.

Hashmark Sports creator and team captain Tim Holly scored a touchdown in the game with teammates Chase Richardson, Matthew Briley and Corey Banks each finding the end zone twice.

The final game put Progressive Cabinetry against Gulfview Windows and Doors. In the closest game of the night, Progressive took the win against team captain Ryan Moss and his squad.

Brandin Holcomb, Dina Calvary and Jordan DeMers each scored touchdowns for Gulfview Windows and Doors. Connor Haughey, Brandon Kull, Vincent Paraspolo and Jaret Rojas took the football to the end zone for Progressive Cabinetry in their victory.

Youth indoor soccer action continued with action in the gym at both the intermediate and advanced levels.

In the intermediate league, Moss Builders took the win against Ugly Grouper with goals for Moss by Dylan Sato, Mason Moss and three by Jackson Titen.

The Zaccagnino siblings, Jack and Jesse, each found the net with two goals by Jesse.

Solid Rock Construction denied Cloud Pest Control a goal. Cousins Isabella Roadman and Carson Long each made a goal for their team.

In the two games at the advanced level, G&G Yardscaping and Ugly Grouper each took the W.

Dalton Fox scored the only goal for AMI Locals, while Hudson Green, Ryan Joseph, and Connor Samblis got the soccer ball past the AMI Locals defense for their team.

AMI Locals had the doubleheader of the night, taking on Ugly Grouper in the last game of the evening. With fresh legs, Angelina Albrecht, Jackson Long, Jayden Sparks and Will Wright each scored a point in the week’s final game.

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