Competitive Flag Football Premier League shaping up

The Cayman Islands Flag Football League season kicked off on 7 July at the Annex Sports Field. Spectators have come out cheer on returning and new teams as they battle on the field.

The defending male champions, BK Panthers, faced Maples in the season opener. Brendon Malice found Neal Appleby and Demetri Chambers in the end zone for two touchdowns. Fabio Gall provided the extra point, which secured the win in Panther’s favor 13-7.

Next up was the game between defending women champions, HSM Vipers, and Maples Jaguars. Despite Maples strong defense, Vipers offense was a force to be reckoned with. Ericia Burke, Jennifer Cotarelo, and Schmarrah McCarthy scored touchdowns as Vipers shutout their opponents for the 21-0 win.

The third game was between newly formed team, Maples FS Titans, and Miller Lite Hellcats. From the beginning the game seemed to be tight game as both teams played a defensive game. The game score was 14-6 in Maples FS Titans favor as QB Kevin Solomon ran in the ball and Tikko Moore receiving a touchdown and extra point.

The day ended with The Greenhouse Lynx vs Red Stripe Wolverines. The Greenhouse Lynx led the game with players like Vania Cornwall, Marleena Smith and Bernadette Beckles receiving multiple passes. Even though Wolverines’ QBs Antoinette Lewis and Anna Nyaundi struggled to make completions on offense, defensive players such as Nekita Saintvil and Martina Bodden showed that the team was not going to give the game up easily.  The game ended in 20-0 in favor of The Greenhouse Lynx.

Flag Football Monday kicked off on 9 July with HSM Vipers and Guinness Sharks at 7:00 p.m.  Guinness Sharks did not shy away from the defending champions as it showed offensively. Despite their greatest efforts Sharks were not able to put a score on the board.  HSM Vipers scored two touchdowns and two extra points winning the game with 14-0.

The night ended with newly formed team Uncle Clem’s Wolves vs Miller Lite Hellcats. It could be seen from the start of the game that Hellcats was determined to redeem themselves after losing their game on Saturday. They tried to hold off the Wolves on defense with Perry Levy and Will Peguero receiving interceptions and Joshua McFarlane getting a sack. Paul Laidaw did a great job running the ball on offense for Hellcats; however, they were unable to find the end zone. Uncle Cleams Wolves had a better defensive came with sacks from Gino Hydes, Terrick Myles and Joseph Tatum and interceptions from Peter Whittaker and Brett Eden. Offensively Wolves QB Jordan Stubblefield struggled to complete passes; however, he found Ernesto Ebanks for a touchdown and David Taylor kicked for an extra point. The game ended in 7-0 score in favor of Uncle Clem’s Wolves.

Ed Bush Stadium was the setting for Week 2 on 14 July. Greenhouse Lynx were on a mission to concede another win against the Guinness Sharks in the first game of the day. Christsania Parker, Marleena Smith and Shenel Gall were the main receivers of Lynx balls. Despite Shark’s QB Anya Edun scoring a touchdown for the Sharks, the game would end with Lynx winning 20-7.

The second game featured Miller Lite HellCats against Maples. This was HellCats 3rd straight game and would prove to be their hardest. Despite Paul Laidlaw running the ball for the Hellcats, it would be Dough Henkist who led the team defensively. Maples would prove to be the better team. Daniel Canencia and Fabio Gall scored touchdowns, with Nigel Solomon scoring the extra point. The game ended in Maples favor 14-0.

The third game was between HSM Vipers and Burger King Rebelz. Rebelz suffered under Vipers strong defense and was unable to score. Vipers had a strong offense which resulted with the win in their favor 21-0.

The last game of the day was BK Panthers up against Uncle Clem Wolves. Both teams would prove to be strong offensively, but in the end it was Panthers who secured the win 7-0.

On Monday under the lights at the Annex football field, Maples came up against the Maples FS Knights. This game had spectators on the edge of their seats for the entire game as both teams were super strong both offensively and defensively. In the end, it was Maples who edged the Knights 13-12.

In the final game of the night, RedStripe Wolverines went up against Burger King Rebelz. Wolverines were strong offensively but will miss crucial catches in the end zone. The Rebelz worked hard defensively, resulting in the game going overtime. Rebelz QB Keisha Solomon found an empty slot the secure the TD but they were able to concede the extra point.  Wolverines’ QB Antoinette Lewis ran the ball in for a touchdown and Shanice Bodden scored an extra point to secure a 7-6 win.

Games will alternate between Ed Bush Playfield (West Bay) and Annex (George Town). The next game will be held on Saturday, 21 July, at the Annex football field with the first game starting at 1:00 p.m.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.