‘Semi-finals Saturday’ for flag football’s best

David Taylor scores the winning TD for Wolves against HellCats last week. They play again in the semi-finals.

The top four teams in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association Premier League are set to battle for spots in the championship rounds when the semi-finals are played this Saturday, 14 September.

The HSM Vipers vs Red Stripe Wolverines as the second and third seeds among women’s teams will kick off the semi-finals at 1:00pm.

Both teams had a strong season. Vipers had only three losses, one being from the Wolverines who finished off their regular season with only four losses. These teams faced off on Saturday, to give viewers a taste of what they can expect to see this coming Saturday when Vipers beat Wolverines 7-0.

“HSM is always prepared and comes hard, it will come down to who executes better and takes advantage of the other teams’ mistakes. But the Red Stripe Wolverines are up for the challenge!” said Wolverines coach, Adrean Russell. “

The Greenhouse Lynx finished off the season with a 9-3 record to top the women’s field.

They will take on the Tribe Tattoo Sharks, who managed to beat them in Week 2 of the season where Sharks, Tyanna Jan scored the winning field goal in overtime. Game time is 3:45pm.

Burger King Panthers led the way among men’s team after winning seven of nine games this season. They will face fourth seed Maples in the semi-finals at 5:00pm

In the last game of the regular season, these two teams went up against each other where Panthers QB Brendon Malice steered his team by securing three strong touchdowns for the day, two by Jon Pump and another by Chris Bennett. A fourth touchdown for Panthers was denied when Maples defender, Justin Conolly intercepted the ball in the endzone. Panthers won 20-6.

In the other game of the men’s semi-finals, second seed Uncle Clem’s Wolves will go up against the Miller Lite Hellcats at 2:15pm.

These teams also faced off this past Saturday where Wolves managed to bite back at the Hellcats for their first win over the team this season. Although it was perhaps anticipated that the Hellcats would win for the third time, Wolves rejected this assumption, in what showed to be the closest game of the day. Wolves defence applied immense pressure on Hellcats QB Kevin Solomon, denying them the chance to score within their final attempts when the game was pushed to overtime. Wolves QB Jordan Stubblefield connected with key receiver David Taylor on the quick slant into the endzone in their final drive, ending the game 6-0.

As both teams prepare for what will be one of the most anticipated games of the day, Ernesto Ebanks of the Wolves said: “The team is getting ready to face a really explosive defensive line that has given us a lot of trouble over the season, but we are confident in the adjustments we’re making offensively, and looking to replicate our effort from our last game defensively!”.

Semi-finals will kick off at 1:00pm at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in West Bay.

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