Hellcats, Lady Sharks shine under the lights

Cueme Parker's catch will be talked about for a while.

The FLOW 2016 Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League completed Week 8 of games this past weekend.

In the Monday Night Lights segment at the Annex on Monday August 15, 2016 the most anticipated game of the season between Kensington Hellcats vs Burger King Panthers started the night off.

Kensington Hellcats started the season slow only winning three games; however, they showed that they should not be counted out just yet. On defense, Hellcats received four interceptions by players like Ike Bush and Jamaal Anderson. QB Jacob Ebanks found receivers like Clay Coleman and Perry Levy for touchdowns.  Hellcats scored 20 points in the game.

On offense, QB Glenn Duran struggled to find receivers throughout the game only completing one touchdown to Nicholas Roberts and an extra point conversion to Ed Pellot Rosa. Duran also ran in the ball for a touchdown ending their game with a score of 13.  Kensington Hellcats took the win after the game ended in a 20-13 score.

Jamaal Anderson celebrates.

Jamaal Anderson celebrates.

The night ended with the female game Guinness Lady Sharks vs Maples Lynx. Defensively Lady Sharks had a better game than Lynx as players like Tyanna Jan and Lilia Connolly both got interceptions. On offense in the second half of the game Merlena Smith received a touchdown giving Lady Sharks the lead with a score of 6 points. On defense for Lynx, Christina Mclean got an interception but lynx QB Anya Edun failed to complete passes. The game ended in a 6-0 score in favor of Guinness Lady Sharks.

Teams and spectators arrived at Ed Bush playfield on August 13, 2016 to enjoy the games which started at 1:30 p.m.  The first game was between HSM Vipers vs. Anytime Fitness Wolverines. Both teams depended heavily on their defense as the quarterbacks for each team found it difficult to complete passes on offense.  Standout defensive plays were made by Schmarrah McCarthy with three sacks from HSM Vipers and an Interception from Martina Bodden of Anytime Fitness Wolverines. The game ended with a touchdown ran in by QB Dionne Whittaker of Vipers which ended the game with a score of 6-0 in favor of Vipers.

Christina McLean was a standout on defense for Lynx.

Christina McLean was a standout on defense for Lynx.

The second game of the day was between PWC and Maples Knights. The new team of the league is proving that they will not go down without a fight. This game was like no other even though they lost to Maples Knights 22-0.  PWC is currently on the bottom but they have proven game after game that they are determined to get a “W” on the board.

After losing to Guinness Lady Sharks two weeks prior, IMS Killa Bzz was determined not to make the same mistakes again.  Early in the game Guinness Lady Sharks scored a touchdown by Merleena Smith and Tyanna Jan caught the ball for a one-point conversion, which placed them ahead of the game.

Both teams played a very good defensive game as players from both teams tried to prevent the opposite team from scoring. Jordyn William of Lady Sharks got four sacks and Cynthia Powell and Latoya Cover of Killa Bzzz got one interception each on defense.  Offensively, QB Ellen Rolle of IMS Killa Bzzz progressed the ball well and even ran in a touchdown for the team which gave them a six-point score.  Guinness Lady Sharks came out victors of the game with the score of 7-6.

Nicholas RobertsThe day ended with Island Heritage Predators vs Maples.  From the very first play it was evident that IH Predators had one goal and that was to continue their winning streak and to stay on the top.  Offensively and defensively, IH Predators dominated the games with four sacks from their rushers Sean Davis, Micheal Swaby and Jordan Powery on defense. On offense, Baron Solomon received two touchdowns, Avery Ebanks also got two touchdowns and Cueme Parker with a catch that will be talked about for a while received one touchdown.  Maples struggled to defend Predators offense game but players like Jeffery Robinson and Simon Rivers stood out on defense for Maples as they received multiple tackles.  The game ended with a 34-0 score.

Week 9 games of the 2016 FLOW Cayman Islands Flag Football Premier League kick off on Saturday August 20, 2016 at the Ed Bush Play field at 1:30 p.m.

Submitted by Cayman Islands Flag Football Association.

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