Flag football going strong
NFL Flag Football is going strong at the Anna Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria.
But Beach Bistro in the 13-16 age division and Duffy’s Tavern in the adult division are the only flag football teams still chasing perfection.
The past week of football action was the week of the blowout in every age group, including the game of the week in the 10-12 division between Ross Built Vikings and Southern Greens Buccaneers, which saw the Vikings route the Bucs by a 40-7 score.
On the first play of the game, Buccaneer quarterback Andrew Zink dropped back to pass from his own 5-yard line and was intercepted by Patrick Harte, who walked into the end zone for a 6-0 Viking lead.
The Buccaneers fared a little better on their next offensive possession, getting deep into Viking territory on a 14-yard sweep from Ryan Doyle, followed by a swing pass from Zink to Doyle for 29 yards and a first down. Zink found Truman Carlson for four yards and Doyle for five yards, but an incomplete pass on third down stalled their drive and gave the ball back to the Vikings.
Jake Ross gained three yards on first down followed by a 4-yard pass reception from brother Andrew on second down. On third down, Andrew Ross gained 17 yards on a reverse to give the Vikings a first down. On the next play, Andrew Ross hit Hayden Brewer with a pass for 18 yards to put the Vikings deep in Buccaneer territory. Jake Ross ran it in from six yards out on second down for a 12-0 lead with 7:44 to play in the half.
The Bucs finally got untracked on their next offensive possession when Zink found Dylan Joseph in the flat for seven yards before hitting Corey Jaques for 35 yards down the sideline. After a pair of incomplete passes, Zink hit Doyle with a 5-yard touchdown pass and Carlson with the extra-point pass to pull to within 12-7 with 5:40 left in the half.
Jake Ross ripped off a 23-yard run on first down followed by an 8-yard pass play from Andrew Ross to Brewer. Andrew Ross and Brewer hooked up again, this time for a 16-yard touchdown pass and an 18-7 lead with 3:03 left in the half.
The Bucs turned over the ball on downs, giving the Vikings possession with 57 seconds left. On first down, Harte ripped off a 45-yard touchdown run for a 24-7 halftime lead for the Vikings.
The second half was more of the same as the Vikings rolled to a 40-7 victory. Jake Ross finished with 35 passing yards, 65 rushing yards and accounted for two touchdowns and an extra point on the day. Twin brother Andrew Ross passed for 56 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also rushing for 23 yards on the day. Brewer finished with 68 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while Harte added his 45-yard touchdown run and an interception return for a touchdown.
Andrew Ross led the Vikings with three flag pulls, while Cameron Brauner, Harte and Jake Ross each finished with two pulls in the victory.
The Buccaneers were led by Zink’s 73 passing yards and one touchdown pass to Doyle, who finished with 20 receiving yards and nine rushing yards. Jaques added 35 receiving yards, while Carlson finished with 11 receiving yards and an extra-point reception. Defensively, the Bucs were led by Joseph’s four flag pulls and an interception by Jaques in the loss.
The 13-16 division game of the week saw First American Bank Bills defeat Mr. Bones BBQ Eagles 30-18 Jan. 24. Quarterback Jack Shinn completed 12-of-21 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 31 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bills offensive attack. Jake Parsons led all receivers with 102 yards and an extra point, while Garrison Clark added 44 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pierce Hogan completed the Bill scoring with a touchdown reception and 28 receiving yards. Clark led the Bills defensive effort with three flag pulls including two sacks that resulted in a pair of safeties, while Hogan and Shin each added interceptions in the victory.
JT Goode ran for 51 yards and added 51 receiving yards and a touchdown, while also throwing for 18 yards and a touchdown pass to lead the Eagles in the loss. Elijah Clay-Chapman passed for 51 yards and a touchdown, while chipping in 35 rushing and receiving yards and a touchdown. Chris Johnson completed the Eagle scoring with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Clay-Chapman led the Eagles with five flag pulls while Goode and Joey Salinas each added three pulls in the loss.
Island Real Estate Saints rolled past Connelly Marine Falcons 25-12 in 8-9 division flag football action Jan. 28. Andrew Procter led the way with 71 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, while also passing for 45 yards and a touchdown. Taro de Han added 25 passing yards and 45 receiving yards, including one touchdown. Jackson Hayes completed the Saints offense with 35 rushing yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Procter’s six flag pulls led the defensive charge for the Saints, which also received flag pulls from de Han and Linday Smith in the victory.
Daniel Fritz led the Falcons with 115 rushing yards and a touchdown, while William Bernet passed for 80 yards and a touchdown pass to Trent Shackelford, who finished with 75 receiving yards. Fritz led the Falcon defense with three flag pulls while Ava Zink added two pulls in the loss.
Jessie’s Island Store Vikings eased past MartiniVille Bears 20-14 in the adult division feature game Jan. 27. Greg Ross paced the Vikings offense, completing 14 of 23 passes for 139 yards and three touchdown passes. Tim Shaughnessy was the recipient of all three touchdown passes and finished with 60 receiving yards to go along with 27 rushing yards. Scott Rudacille added 64 receiving yards, while Brianna Shaughnessy and Chad Titsworth each added extra-point receptions.
Rudacille and Josh Bernet led the defense with three flag pulls and an interception, while Ross finished with two flag pulls and two interceptions in the victory.
Danny Murphy led the Bears with 200 passing yards and two touchdown passes, but was plagued by five interceptions. Frank Agnelli caught both touchdown passes and an extra point, while Tyler Bekkerus added 62 receiving yards. Ryan Hogan finished with 58 receiving yards for the Bears, which also received 25 receiving yards from Emily King in the loss.
Murphy and Hogan led the Bears with five flag pulls, while Agnelli added four pulls and Bekkerus intercepted a pass.
Look online at www.islander.org for schedules and standings in the Center’s NFL league.
Only two teams managed to earn the requisite three wins in pool play during Jan. 29 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. The team of Bruce Munro and Rod Bussey rolled past Sam Samuels and Jerry Disbrow 21-9
Four teams emerged from a muddy Jan. 26 day of horseshoes at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro rolled past Jerry Disbrow and Bob Lee 21-10, while Gene Bobeldyke and Art Kingstad crushed Dave Lansau and Jay Disbrow 22-6. The finals saw Puryear-Munro take an easy 21-11 victory over Bobeldyke-Kingstad.
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.
Key Royale golf news
There was a ton of golf action at the Key Royale Club last week. Most recent was a nine-hole team scramble won by Hoyt Miller, Tim Friesen, Jim Auch and Fred Miller with a combined 5-under-par 27 that gave them a two-shot victory over three teams that tied for second.
Jan. 25 saw them play a nine-hole, modified Stableford match that produced a team winner and individual winners. Bob Soos, Laura Purcel, Dale Johnson and Chuck Tincate took team honors with a minus one. Al Carr was plus four to take individual honors by one shot over second-place finisher Mike Brakefield, who was plus three.
The Key Royale women played an individual-low-net game Jan. 25 in several flights. Flight AA saw Jean Holmes card a 2-under-par 30 to take first place by five shots over second-place finisher Cindy Miller.
Sandi Tocco fired a 1-under-par 31 to take Flight A by one shot over Pam Alvord and Helen Pollock, who tied for second place.
Nancy King’s 4-under-par 28 earned her the top spot in Flight B by one shot over second-place finisher Ginny Nunn.
Barb Lindwall carded a 1-under-par 31 to take first place by three shots over Mary Anne Kaemmerlen, Sally Keyes and Markie Kzaizek.
Flight D saw Willa Barkley take first place with a 5-under-par 27 — two shots better than the 3-under-par 29 carded by Christina Mason.
Margrit Layh, Judy Crowe, Pat Townsend and Jean Holmes combined for an 80 to win the two-best-balls-of-foursome match. Chistina Mason, Sally Martin, Sue Little, Penny Williams and Sandi Tocco all had chipins, while Mary Selby, Helen Pollock and Sandi Tocco each had birdies on the day.
Paul Kammerlen and Bill Martin teamed up to card a 7-under-par 57 to win the partner’s low-net game Jan. 24. They finished five shots ahead of four teams that tied for second at 62.
Jan. 22 saw an 18-hole, individual- and team-low-net round. The team of Dale Hudson, Vince Mercadante, Gino DiClemente and Jim Mixon combined for a 4-over-par 260 to win first place. DiClemente and Mixon tied for individual-low-net honors with matching 4-under-par 60s.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Feb. 3 5:30 MartiniVille vs. Hanks
Feb. 3 6:30 Sun vs. Ralph’s
Feb. 3 7:30 Walter vs. Sato
Feb. 3 8:30 Jessies vs. Bob Vita
Feb. 3 9:30 BTBC vs. Duffy’s
Feb. 2 8 p.m. Bistro vs. 1st Bank
Feb. 7 8 p.m. 1st Bank vs. Mr. Bones
Feb. 8 8 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Bistro
Feb. 2 6 p.m. Mr. Spiffy vs. Ross Built
Feb. 2 7 p.m. Southern vs. LPAC
Feb. 4 7 p.m. Holy Cow vs. LaPensee
Feb. 4 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Southern
Feb. 5 noon Eat Here vs. Oyster Bar
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Mr. Spiffy vs. Sandbar
Feb. 7 7 p.m. Walter vs. LPAC
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Holy Cow vs. Ross Built
Feb. 8 7 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Walter
Feb. 4 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. IRE
Feb. 5 11 a.m. Connelly Marine vs. IRE
Feb. 2 6 p.m. A&E vs. Dental Spa
Feb. 4 6 p.m. Connelly Marine vs. A&E
Feb. 4 7 p.m. Tyler’s vs. LPAC
Feb. 7 6 p.m. A&E vs. Tyler’s
AMICC NFL Flag Football standings
8-9 Division Won Loss Tie
Beach Bums 3 1 0
Island Real Estate 2 1 0
Connelly Marine 0 3 0
Ross Built 4 1 0
LaPensee Plumbing 2 3 0
Southern Greens 1 3 0
Sandbar 1 2 0
LPAC 1 2 0
Holy Cow 5 1 0
Walter & Assoc.4 0 0
Eat Here 2 2 0
Oyster Bar 1 3 0
Mr. Spiffy 0 4 0
Bistro 3 0 0
BVV&H 3 1 0
1st. Bank 2 3 0
Mr. Bones 0 4 0
Duffy’s 3 0 0
MartiniVille 3 1 0
Sato Real Estate 3 1 0
Sun 3 1 0
Jessie’s 2 1 0
BTBC 2 2 0
Hurricane Hanks 2 2 0
Walter & Assoc. 1 2 0
Slim’s Place 1 3 0
Bob Vita 0 3 0
Rotten Ralph’s 0 4 0