Sharks do the monster mash, wolverines kill panthers

| 30/09/2011

(GCFFA): Fierce flag football action was the scene at the Camana Bay Field last Saturday as playoffs began for the Dart Women’s League organized by the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association. The Hammerheads Lady Sharks secured their position to play in the championship game this Saturday, after shutting down the Lone Star Jager Monsters with a final score of 24-0. The Lady Sharks will be battling the Domino’s Pizza Wolverines for the trophy, as the Wolverines barely defeated the Androgroup Killa-Panthers last Saturday, with a score of 6-0.

The last time the Lady Sharks met the Monsters, the game was full of interceptions and penalties, and ended in a tie.  This time, the Lady Sharks stayed focused on the game, and their determination saw the team executing plays and ending with a Monster mash. Quarterback Bobeth O’Garro had a near perfect passing game, as she completed fourteen out of eighteen passes, including three touchdown passes. O’Garro also used her speed and shifty hips to run the ball into the end-zone, coming up with a touchdown.

Leading on offense for the Hammerheads Lady Sharks was Scimone Campbell, who had five receptions, including one for a touchdown. The ball was spread among the players, as Lilia Connolly, Sophia Foster and Maggie Ebanks each had two receptions. One of those catches for Ebanks was in the end-zone, adding to the team’s leading score. Serena Yates, Katherine Maw and Courtisha Ebanks each had one reception. Ebanks’ brief moment on offense brought in the third touchdown catch in the end-zone.

The Lady Sharks didn’t have much work to do on defense as the Monsters didn’t complete many catches. Scimone Campbell, Hong Nguyen and Maggie Ebanks each had one tackle. Serena Yates sacked the quarterback twice, and Katherine Maw and Nguyen also contributed with one sack each.

For the Lone Star Jager Monsters, dropped and mis-judged passes dampened their usual aggressive spirit. Quarterback Michelle McTaggart didn’t have the same finesse as last week, completing only four of nine passes. Erica Bosch-Bone also stepped in for one failed pass attempt.

On offense, Christine Bisnauth, Kristin Kipp and Erin Marshall each hadone reception. Running plays did not develop for the Monsters, and they were unable to move the ball on offense. Defense saw a bit more action, but the Monsters were unable to keep the Lady Sharks from scoring. Colleen Cummings and Renee Thompson each had two tackles and Marline Williams came up with one.

In the second game, quarterback for the Domino’s Pizza Wolverines, Antoinette Lewis, had trouble meeting her receivers as she completed just twelve of twenty seven passes, including one for a touchdown. Enjoying her best game yet was Schmarrah McCarthy, who led the offense with five receptions, including a tough catch in the end-zone which clinched the win for the Wolverines. Shamar Ennis had another great game with four receptions, while Jahzenia Thomas, Zonief Walker and Beniecia Thompson added to offense with one reception each. Penalties stopped the Wolverines from some long plays, hindering the team’s ability to progress down the field.

The Wolverines had a better time on defense, with Shinette Rhoden leading her team for the second week in a row with six tackles. Alexandria Saintvil and Agueda Broderick also contributed with three tackles each. Jahzenia Thomas came up with one tackle and a sack, and Broderick also slipped between the offensive linemen to sack the quarterback once. Dionne Whittaker had two tackles and Eleanor Berry also came through with an interception.

For the Androgroup Killa-Panthers, quarterback duties were shared between Christina Pineda and Lisa Hill-Malice. Pineda completed seven out of fourteen passes, with one interception thrown. Malice faired a bit better with eight out of twelve passes completed. Both quarterbacks shared the ball around, keeping the offense unpredictable.

Leading on offense for her first time this season was Jennifer Allen with four receptions. Following Allen was Lisa Hill-Malice, with three receptions. Tonia Ebanks, Heather Roffey and Christina Pineda each had two receptions, and Caron Murphy had one.  Many dropped balls and looking for the ball too late were the cause of the Killa-Panthers’ unsuccessful offense.

On defense, the Andgrogroup Killa-Panthers played a very tight game. Making most of the tackles was Gillian Roffey, who led with five. She was followed by her sister, Heather Roffey, who added two tackles to her defense. Becky Coe came up with one tackle. Natalee Dyke, Denise Delpesh and Stephanie Watler found the gaps in the Wolverines’ offensive linemen as they each sacked the quarterback one time.

The championship game will be played this Saturday, 1 October.  Playing for third place is the Androgroup Killa-Panthers versus the Lone Star Jager Monsters at 10am. Vying for the Dart Cup, the coveted trophy, at 11am is the Hammerheads Lady Sharks against the Domino’s Pizza Wolverines.

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