The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 9 No. 33 - May 6, 2009


Three teams still perfect in flag football

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

PHOTO/BILLY MALFESE Logan Reiber (Texans- carrying ball)
tries to juke out Brandon Blandford of the Packers..

Monday, April 2

8-9 Division
Panoramic Cardinals 33
Sparks Steel Art Falcons 12
The Falcons got out to an early lead courtesy of a touchdown run by Dylan Joseph, but could not hold on for the victory. Joseph also had a receiving touchdown later in the game on a short pass from Truman Carlsen to round out the Falcons scoring efforts. The story of the game, however, was the excellent play from Michael Latimer, who had four total touchdowns in the game. On two occasions, Latimer ran the entire length of the field, eluding several defenders to reach the end zone. Jack Mello also added a touchdown for the Cardinals to help his team.

Island Dojo Martial Arts Academy 8
RLS Industries Patriots 0
The lone touchdown of the game came in the first half when Tyler Yavalar managed to avoid all five Patriots defenders and get into the end zone for six points. Jean-Paul Russo ran the ball in on the next play for a successful two-point conversion attempt to give the Jaguars an 8-0 lead. The score stayed the same for the rest of the contest though, as both teams defenses held up strong and didn’t allow their opponent to score in the second half.

Wednesday, April 29

10-12 Division
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 20
Mike Norman Realty Packers 16
A hard fought game by the Packers almost gave the Texans their first loss on the season, but a late touchdown run by Chris Galati secured the win for the Texans. Logan Reiber got his Texans team on the scoreboard first, catching a short pass from Zach McGuire in the end zone. On their next possession, Reiber threw a hail-mary pass downfield that Galati caught and stepped in the end zone for a second quick touchdown. Jack Shinn got the Packers back in the game by throwing a touchdown pass to Seth Walter and another to Morgan Greig. The Packers were successful on both of their two-point attempts, with Walter and Shinn accounting for the points. The Packers had a 16-12 lead at this point, with the Texans driving downfield and only a couple minutes left in the game. Galati received the handoff and evaded Packers defenders for a touchdown to give them the lead. Katie Christenson caught a pass for an extra two points, and the Texans defense held the Packers scoreless on their final drive to win the game.

13-16 Division
Beach Bistro Cardinals 39
Strategic Ministries Cowboys 13
Isaac Pinckney had an outstanding game for the Cardinals, throwing for five touchdowns and running in another to lead his team to victory. The Cardinals scored early and often in this game, as Michael Galati and Danny Doyle had touchdown receptions on their first two possessions. The Cowboys got their points courtesy of J.D. Jackson, who had two touchdowns in the game, including a spectacular leaping catch in the end zone for his second score. Chandler Hardy also hauled in two touchdown receptions in the game, with Jordan Grabski also helping out the Cardinals with a touchdown catch of his own.

Thursday, April 30

10-12 Division
Mike Norman Realty Packers 22
Sand Dollar Colts 18
This close game came down the final possessions for each team, with the Packers able to edge out the win in the end. Jack Shinn, of the Packers, ran for a pair of touchdown scores, and threw for another one to Keegan Murphy. The defense proved to be the deciding factor of the game, as the Packers sacked the Colts quarterback for a safety for an extra two points. Zach Stewart had two touchdowns on the day for the Colts, with Michael Duffman contributing with an end zone visit of his own.

13-16 Division
Island Real Estate Colts 21
Strategic Ministries Cowboys 12
The Colts received touchdown scores from Zach Facheris, Kyle Parsons and Aaron Vanhook to lead the Colts over the Cowboys by a narrow margin. Chris Perez hauled in two extra-point plays also to help out his team. Both of the Cowboys scores came from J.D. Jackson, running the length of the field on one and making a spectacular catch on another play.

Friday, May 1

8-9 Division
Panoramic Cardinals 30
RLS Industries Patriots 0
Tyler Pearson took over the game on offense, scoring three touchdowns on the day and leading the Cardinals to a decisive victory. Michael Latimer and Masen Blandford also chipped in with touchdown runs of their own. However, the Patriots were shut down on offense and held scoreless in the game.

10-12 Division
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 29
Mr. Bones BBQ Vikings 18
In a rematch of the powerhouse teams of the 10-12 division, the Texans remained victorious once again and continued their perfect record on the season. The Vikings played tough and had great games from Richard Almodovar, Josh Zawistoski and Jake Parsons. Almodovar had two touchdown receptions from Zawistoski and Parsons hauled in one of his own. The Texans had a big day of offense from Chris Galati, who scored twice and was successful on three extra-point conversions. Zach McGuire and Logan Reiber each had a visit to the end zone in the game as well to help out the Texans.

Saturday, May 2

10-12 Division
Mr. Bones BBQ Vikings 20
Ross Built Chargers 7
Richard Almodovar snagged a pair of long touchdown passes from Josh Zawistoski as the Vikings got the win on Saturday. Zawistoski also ran for a touchdown to round out the Vikings scoring efforts. The Chargers were stifled by the Vikings defense and were only able to score once on a touchdown run by Alessando Virgilio. Jake Ross added an extra point catch but it was not enough to pull out the victory for the Chargers.

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