MHS girls earns spot in district soccer final
Jaclyn Schlossburg runs for a touchdown for the Patriots during instructional league flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Cole Pearson eludes Gavin Johnston during instructional league flag football action at the Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Due to makeup delayed from Jan. 9 due to cold weather, last week’s schedule of Anna Maria Island Community Center’s NFL Flag Football games was packed.
The volume of games played allowed some teams to make a huge move in the standings of their respective divisions. Tapes Tennis Titans was one such team. Last week it was in a three-way tie for first place, but after winning three games in a week, the Titans have a 5-1 record and a nine-point lead in the 13-16 division.
Sparks Steel Art Eagles had a meatloaf week (two out of three ain’t bad) to stay within striking distance of Tortilla Bay Dolphins, which is still undefeated.
The Jessie’s Island Store players of the week are the Eagles’ Jack Mello in the 8-9 division, Logan Reiber from 10-12 Bengals, Titan Austin Ferrer from the 13-16 division and Tyler Bekkerus in the adult coed league.
Mello ran for 91 yards, had 80 receiving yards, including three touchdowns, while also adding four flag pulls on defense. Logan Reiber had a huge day with 95 rushing yards, 116 receiving, five TDs, two extra points and a two-point conversion on offense, while also chipping in with two flag pulls and an interception on defense. Tapes Tennis Titans QB Austin Ferrer completed 81 percent of his passes for 97 yards, while adding 67 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Defensively he contributed two flag pulls and an interception. Tyler Bekkerus passed for 45 yards and caught passes for 66 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Defensively he had two flag pulls and a pair of interceptions.
The 13-16 game of the week came Jan. 25 when Tapes Tennis Titans outscored Galati Yacht Sales Raiders 38-26 behind another big day from Ferrer. He threw for 116 yards and ran for 44 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Chandler Hardy also scored a pair of TDs and a two-point conversion to go along with 72 total yards. Patrick Edwards and Max Miller each added touchdowns in the victory for the Titans. Hardy and Edwards led the Titans with two flag pulls apiece, while Ferrer added a single flag pull and an interception. Nick Papazian chipped in with a QB sack in the victory.
The Raiders were led by Daniel Doyle’s 143 yards of total offense and one touchdown, while teammate Aaron Van Hook added 82 passing yards, 31 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards that included one touchdown. Garrison Clark and Luke Shakelford each added touchdowns for the Raiders. Van Hook and Doyle paced the defense with four and three flag pulls apiece, while both added interceptions.
Holy Cow Cowboys earned its first victory of the season in the 10-12 game of the week Jan. 30. They defeated Mike Norman Realty Falcons 18-14, thanks in part to a 132-yard rushing performance from Burke McCampbell-Hill that also included 20 receiving yards and a touchdown. Mikey Ellsworth added 60 yards of total offense and a touchdown, while Henrik Brusso added a 10-yard touchdown run.
Seth Walter led the Falcons with 42 yards of total offense and a touchdown, while Morgan Greig was outstanding on defense with three flag pulls and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. Walter added five flag pulls and a pick, while Jake Parsons finished with one flag pull and a sack.
Sparks Steel Art Eagles defeated Sandbar Saints 26-20 Jan. 27 behind a potent running attack led by Jack Mello, who rushed for 109 yards and three touchdowns. Dylan Joseph added 107 rushing yards and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Joseph contributed defensively with a pair of flag pulls and an interception. Tori Walter added two flag pulls, while William Bernet, Truman Carlsen and Mello each added one flag pull to round out the Eagles’ defensive effort.
Michael Latimer paced the Saints with 82 rushing yards, 12 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Andrew Proctor also had a productive game with 42 passing yards, 26 rushing yards, 43 receiving yards and a touchdown. Joe Joe Rogers added 30 receiving yards and a two-point conversion in the loss. Latimer and Proctor paced the Saints with two flag pulls apiece, while Catherine Calhoun, Leo Tilelli and Benjamin Calhoun each added a flag pull. Calhoun added an interception.
The adult coed game of the week Jan. 28 saw the Raiders edge the Chiefs 24-18 thanks in part to an interception return by Larry Pearson for a touchdown. Also contributing defensively for the Raiders was Mark Richardson with a game-high five flag pulls, while Shawn Kaleta added four pulls. Gary Zink and Lance Plowman finished with two pulls each in the victory. Offensively the Raiders were led by Richardson’s 130 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Kaleta, Pearson and Plowman each pulled down TD passes in the victory.
Paul Kurtz completed 14 of 32 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Mark Anderson, Matt Bowers and Mike Brusso each caught TD passes for the Chiefs in the loss. Bowers also added a pair of flag pulls and an interception, while Brusso added two pulls and Jason Sato finished with one pull in the loss.
Key Royale news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole, two-best-balls-of-foursome game Jan. 27. The team of Earl Ritchie, Ed Havlik, Jim Shepher and Barry Izzard combined to card a 14-under-par 114, as did Don La Torre, Bill Gallagher, Dan Hayes and Bob Dickinson for a first-place tie. Second place went to the team of Jim Thorton, Bob Elliott, Lou Winegarden and Paul Proxy with a 115.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net game Jan. 26 with Sandi Tocco’s 2-under-par 30 earning her first place in Flight AA. Second place went to Jean Holmes with a 31.
Flight A winners were Tootie Wagner and Joyce Brown. Both carded 2-over-par 34s.
Margrit Layh carded an even-par 32 to take first place in Flight B, while Sally Keyes’ 1-over-par 33 was good for a victory in Flight C. Flight D winner Margaret Schuller fired an even-par 32.
The game of the day was a two-best-balls-of-foursome won by the team of Judy Crowe, Margrit Layh, Jean Holmes and Pat Townsend with a combined score of 80.
Four teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records to battle for the day’s supremacy at the Maria City Hall horseshoe pits Jan. 28. The first semifinal saw Bob Mason and Sam Samuels easily defeat Bob Brown 21-5, while Leo Hutton and Rod Bussey had no problem eliminating Art Kingstad and John Crawford by a 21-6 score. Hutton and Bussey earned the day’s bragging rights with a 21-11 victory in the finals over Mason-Samuels.
The Jan. 27 games also sent four teams to the playoffs. John Crawford and Norm Good proved to be “too good” for Herb Puryear and Wayne Jaye in a 22-9 contest, while Gene Bobeldyke and Al Norman edged Leo Hutton and Bruce Munroe 21-18. Crawford -Good defeated Bobeldyke-Norman 22-15 in the finals.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection. There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Date Time Teams
Feb. 3 6 p.m. Patriots vs. Bears
Feb. 3 7 p.m. Ravens vs. Cardinals
Feb. 5 6 p.m. Bears vs. Ravens
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Patriots vs. Cardinals
Feb. 3 6 p.m. Tortilla Bay vs. Beach House
Feb. 5 6 p.m. Sparks vs. Sand Bar
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Tortilla Bay vs. Sandbar
Feb. 9 6 p.m. Beach House vs. Sparks
Feb. 3 7 p.m. Norman vs. Holy Cow
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. IRE
Feb. 5 8 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
Feb. 8 7 p.m. Norman vs. Mr. Bones
Feb. 9 7 p.m. Walter vs. Ross Built
Feb. 3 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Lapensee
Feb. 8 8 p.m. Galati vs. Oyster Bar
Feb. 9 8 p.m. Tapes Tennis vs. Lapensee
Adult Coed Division
Feb. 4 6 p.m. Lions vs. Bengals
Feb. 4 7 p.m. Cowboys vs. Chiefs
Feb. 4 8 p.m. Raiders vs. Titans
AMICC NFL Flag Football standings
Team won lost tie points
Dolphins 6 0 0 18
Eagles 2 2 0 12
Saints 2 4 0 6
Cardinals 1 6 0 3
Raiders 6 0 0 18
Bengals 4 2 0 9
Titans 3 3 0 9
Falcons 2 4 0 6
Ravens 2 4 0 6
Cowboys 1 5 0 3
Titans 5 1 0 15
Ravens 2 3 0 6
Panthers 2 4 0 6
Raiders 2 3 0 6
Adult Coed Division
Raiders 4 0 0 12
Titans 3 1 0 9
Chiefs 2 2 0 6
Bengals 2 2 0 6
Cowboys 1 3 0 3
Lions 0 4 0 0