Championship weekend for flag football

The finals are set to determine the men’s and women’s Cayman Islands Flag Football Association (CIFFA) 2018 champions after an intense day of action at Ed Bush Sports Complex last Saturday, 13 October with both title holders getting a shot a repeating.

Advancing to the men’s finals are Uncle Clem Wolves and Burger King Panthers, while the women’s championship decider will be contested between Greenhouse Lynx and HSM Vipers in a rematch of last year’s game.

Here’s a look back at how they got there:

HSM Vipers def. Tribe Tattoo Sharks 9-0

In the women’s semi-finals, the top-seeded Vipers faced off against Tribe Tattoo Sharks. Vipers came in with 12 wins and a tie on the season, the only undefeated team in the women’s league.

Sharks was strong defensively having a total of 19 solo tackles but it wasn’t enough to defeat Vipers. Maggie Ebanks scored the only touchdown for the game with Ericia Burke adding a three-point field goal conversion.


Greenhouse Lynx def. Red Stripe Wolverines 19-7

Third-seeded Red Stripe Wolverines met the second-ranked Greenhouse Lynx in the other knockout game.

Wolverines were missing some crucial players from their line-up but were still determined nevertheless to give it their all. Lynx was present defensively, with Latoya Cover making great tackles stopping most of Wolverines plays. Despite Maya Grant scoring the only touchdown for Wolverines, Lynx went on to score three touchdowns, two sby Marleena Smith and one from Shenel Gall.


Burger King Panthers def. Miller Lite Hell Cats 3-0

Defending champion Panthers faced a familiar rival in the semifinals in a nail-biter of a game.

Hell Cats appeared determined to make this game the hardest for the Panthers and were strong defensively with crucial tackles from Tito Solomon and Perry Levy. Hell Cats were also unable to score as Panthers defense was also on point with Franz Braithwaite making some important tackles. In the end, it was Ramon Sealy who scored a field goal with the game ending 3-0, as the champs continued their quest to repeat.


Uncle Clem Wolves def. Maples 12-6

Both teams were defensively on point, with Maples having a total of 17 solo tackles, and Maples having 15. However, Wolves were determined to make it in the finals and two touchdowns scored courtesy of Peter Whittaker and David Taylor punched their ticket for the championship match.


The finals are set for 20 October at Ed Bush Sports Complex with the men’s game at 3:00 p.m. and the women playing at 4:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow.

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