Predators keep lead with dominant performance

Photos courtesy: Jordan Rankine

Island Heritage Predators maintained their lead atop the standings of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association’s Men’s Premier League after dominating the competition during the latest round of matches.

Predators dominated Maples Knights under the lights at the Annex on Monday, 22 August, winning 28-0.  Maples Knights struggled to score on offense but the team did not give up as Seware Kangulu and Renald Durand got multiple sacks and Tariq Myles received multiple tackles on defense.

Jordan Stubbefield is a stand-out performer for Predators.

Jordan Stubbefield is a stand-out performer for Predators.

Predators QB Jordan Stubbefield showed why he could be considered the most valuable QB of the league this year. Stubbefield completed most of his passes and threw his signature long passes to key receivers such as Avery Ebanks, Baron Solomon and Ernesto Ebanks for touchdowns.  Cueme Parker continues to stand out on the team as he had three interceptions, including one he ran back for a touchdown.

Guinness Lady Sharks vs HSM Vipers was the other Monday night game. Both teams held each other from scoring for majority of the game. In the first half of the game Shenal Gall received a touchdown and Jennifer Cotarelo-Choice got an extra point. That would prove to be the difference as Vipers won 7-0.

The Lady Sharks rebounded after a 13-8 loss to Anytime Fitness Wolverines two days earlier.

After struggling for a few games because of injuries or absent players Anytime Fitness Wolverines played with determination to win their game.  Players like Keisha Solomon, Martina Bodden and Arissa McField stood out on defense as they received multiple interceptions and sacks. On Offense QB Antoinette Lewis-Thompson found receivers Renee Thompson and Benecia Thompson for touchdowns and extra points.

Without their starting QBs Marleena Smith of Guinness Lady Sharks stepped up to the QB position for the first time. She was able to make a few completion passes with one being a touchdown to Tyanna Jan.

Also on Saturday, was an overtime thriller featuring Kensington Hellcats faced Maples. With both teams fighting for a spot in the play offs each team brought their “A game”. However, Maples had a slightly better offensive and defensive game.

Setting the pace of the game Perry Levy of Kensington Hellcats scored the first touchdown of the game. Maples answered with a touchdown by Fabio Gall who tied the game which made the game go into overtime.

With first possession of the ball Larue Nixon received the touchdown and extra point. Renford Barnes of Hellcats received the ball for a touchdown but Hellcats was unable to make an extra point conversion.  Players like Davanni James, Demetri Chambers, David Taylor and Rupert Whittaker of Maples were standout players of the game after making multiple sacks and tackle as they held on for a one-point win (13-12).

The day ended with Maples Lynx vs IMS Killa B’zzz. Scoring the first touchdown of the game was Denecia Cranston of Maples; however, players like Monique Roberts, and Cynthia Powell of Killa B’zzz was not going to allow Lynx to have an easy game. Camille Solomon also ran in a touchdown for Lynx in the first half of the game.  In the second half of the game Latoya Cover of Killa B’zzz received the touchdown but Killa B’zzz did not make a conversion.  Players like Racquel James and Christsania Parker of Lynx and Beth Ebanks of Killa B’zzz also stood out after making multiple tackles. Lynx won 13-6.

Matches continue on Saturday, 27, and Monday 29 August.

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.