Shark week is over

| 29/08/2012

(GCFFA): Only two weeks are left in the regular season of the Dart Women’s League under the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association, and the final two playoff spots will be a battle between Subway Stingers, Lone Star JagerMonsters, Maples Bliss and Hot 104.1FM Cheetahs. Burger King Wolverines, Hammerheads Lady Sharks, Zulu Warriors and Androgroup Killa Panthers are the top seeded teams likely to dominate the playoffs Last Friday night’s games at the Camana Bay Field saw Subway Stingers with their second victory over the Lone Star JagerMonsters, 12-0. Quarterback for Subway, Christina Pineda completed 11 of 16 pass attempts, with one interception thrown.

Dionne Anglin led Subway’s offense with three catches, followed by Keisha Anglin and Joanne Remillard with two catches each. Pineda managed to spread the ball around to everyone on her offensive line, which allowed Subway to keep JagerMonsters’ defense on their toes.
  Leading the defense for Subway were Sasha Tatum and Anna Nyaudi with five tackles each. Playing safety for most of the game, when Nikki Ebanks stepped up to rush, she managed to sack the JagerMonsters’ quarterback one time. In the last minute of the game, Joanne Remillard intercepted a ball and ran it back 20 yards for a defensive touchdown, tying the game which led into overtime.
During overtime, it was Pineda’s spectacular 30 yard pass that Ebanks snatched in-between two defenders and ran in a final 10 yards to secure what would be the winning touchdown for Subway Stingers.
  It was a tough loss for the Lone Star JagerMonsters as they kept Subway from scoring till the last minute of the game. Quarterback duties were shared between Tricia Miller and Erica Bosch. Miller completed 15 of 25 pass attempts with one interception thrown, and Bosch didn’t hit any receivers on either of her two pass attempts.
  Bosch was on fire on both offense and defense, catching six of Miller’s passes. Monique Roberts had four receptions, followed by Renee Thompson with three. Devon Smith caught the lone touchdown for JagerMonsters off the one-yard line.
  Thompson led the way on defense with four tackles, followed by Tricia Bell with three. Miller and Smith each had a sack, and Bosch had three tackles and an interception that nearly led to a 40 yard defensive touchdown, but was tackled right outside the end-zone. Lone Star JagerMonsters were unable to secure a touchdown in overtime, and Subway walked away with a hard-fought win.
  Friday’s second game saw Zulu Warriors beat Maples Bliss 12-0. Jessica Pawlik was the main quarterback for Zulu, completing just 10 of 29 passes with three interceptions thrown. Dionne Whittaker stepped in as quarterback relief and completed one of three pass attempts.
  Whittaker was the warrior on offense with five receptions including two touchdown catches in the end-zone. Schmarrah McCarthy received three balls and Emily Vakauta had two receptions.
  On defense, Shari Seymour had one of her best games of the season with five tackles, followed by Wendy Torres with four, and Tanjana Campbell and Whittaker with three each. Adrianna Christian and Agueda Blake had one sack each, and Hortencia Jackson and Maggie Ebanks came up with one interception each.
  Quarterback for Maples Bliss, Ellenor Berry completed 10 of 21 passes with two interceptions thrown. Berry’s favorite look on offense was Diannera Whittaker who had four catches, followed by Sheyla Torres with three. Isatou Sey and Marleena Smith had two receptions each.
  Key defensive player for Maples, Somali Hall, had five tackles and one interception. Berry also came through with three tackles and two interceptions, and Sheyla Torres also added three tackles to the defensive play. Maples have one game up on both Subway Stingers and Lone Star JagerMonsters, and need to secure the next two wins to ensure their spot in the playoffs.
  The week’s biggest upset came from Androgroup Killa Panthers putting an end to the Hammerheads Lady Sharks’winning streak, shutting out last year’s championship team 20-0.
  Quarterback for Androgroup, Christina Hefner enjoyed a great passing game, completing 19 of 36 pass attempts. Lisa Malice also stepped in as quarterback with one of two passes completed.
  Hefner saw Alicia Dixon the most on offense, as Dixon had six receptions including one touchdown she ran in a few yards and catching the conversion points in the end-zone. Heather Roffey saw two receptions, including one catch in the end-zone for a touchdown, and Kara Coe caught the third touchdown pass for Killa Panthers. Janique Samson also contributed to the score with her catch in the end-zone for conversion points.
  A tight defensive game helped shut down the Lady Sharks, as Roffey and Samson led the way with three tackles each. But it was the rushers who put the pressure on Hammerheads’ quarterback that helped seal the win for the team. Cassandra Bodden had two sacks, and Glenita Logan and Stephanie Watler had one sack each. Androgroup hasn’t lost much of their roster to players returning to school or out with injury, and their strong team line-up is making them a great contender to walk away with this year’s championship.
  For Hammerheads Lady Sharks, quarterback Hong Nguyen’s passing game was pressured as she only completed 12 of 25 pass attempts, and was sacked a number of times.
  Rebecca Lucas led the offense with four receptions, followed by Sophia Foster with three, and Lilia Conolly and Judy Rivers with two catches each. Although Hammerheads were able to reach within 20 yards of the end-zone, Androgroup proved too tough to score on in Saturday’s game.
  On defense, Judy Rivers excelled with six tackles, followed by Lucas with five. Sophia Foster also chipped in with four tackles. Having a depleted team may hinder Hammerheads’ chance to retain their championship, and the team will have to better protect their quarterback to ensure a more effective offense.
  A dwindling roster and injury to the Burger King Wolverines’ quarterback is also affecting the team’s chances of winning the championship, as they tied with the Hot 104.1FM Cheetahs 0-0.
  Both Joni Wood and Alex Terry shared quarterback duties, with Wood completing nine of 19 pass attempts and Terry completing just three of ten, with one interception thrown.
  Shinette Rhoden, normally just a defensive player, led her team on both offense and defense, catching four balls. Terry also had four receptions, and Alexandria Saintville, also mainly a defensive player, had three catches.
  Rhoden had the most tackles on defense with six, followed by Carrie Barnett with five. Saintville also had three tackles and Jah Thomas sacked the Cheetahs’ quarterback one time. The Wolverines are unsure if their star quarterback, Antoinette Lewis, will return in time for the playoffs, as what looked like a championship season for the team may just slip out of their grasp with the possible loss of one of their key players.
  The Hot 104.1FM Cheetahs played an incredible defensive game against the Wolverines, but were unable to move the ball down the field or score against their opponents. Jamesette Anglin was the quarterback for Cheetahs, and completed 11 of 14 pass attempts, an excellent record for the QB who picked up the role more than halfway through the season.
  Tonia Ebanks-McLaughlin led her Cheetahs with four receptions, followed by Chantell Range-Ebanks with three. Trenny Nelson and Jessica Richards had two receptions each.
  The ever-spirited Tracey Seymour is proving to be a vital defensive player for the Cheetahs, picking up ten tackles on defense. Jennifer Cotarelo had four tackles, and Sara Dixon had two sacks to the Wolverines’ quarterback.
  Although the ball didn’t move much at all for either the Wolverines or Cheetahs, the game was intense as the Cheetahs being one of the lowest seeds held the Wolverines- one of the highest ranked teams- from securing a win or even scoring.
  This Friday night at the Camana Bay Field sees the Androgroup Killa Panthers versus the Burger King Wolverines at 8pm on field one, and the Zulu Warriors against Hammerheads Lady Sharks on field two. Saturday morning begins with Lone Star JagerMonsters taking on the Hot 104.1FM Cheetahs at 10am, followed by Subway Stingers against Maples Bliss at 11am. 

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