NFL Flag Football plays on, KRC looks for champ
NFL flag football action continues Monday-Saturday at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. At this point in the season, it appears the 8-9 division is a dogfight between Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Restaurant Raiders, though the Vikings did recently blank the Raiders.
The 10-12 division looks like it’s going be a three-way fight for supremacy between Mr. Bones Colts, LPAC Cardinals and Ross Built Broncos.
Galati Yacht Sales Texans and Jessie’s Island Store Steelers are tied atop the 13-16 division, although the Texans rolled over the Steelers by a 42-28 margin Jan. 28 to earn a tiebreaker if needed.
The 8-9 division game of the week saw Southern Greens Jets get themselves back into the race by edging Gettel Toyota Texans 14-12 Jan. 27 to even its record at 2-2. This puts the Jets a game behind Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Raiders, which are currently tied with 3-1 records.
Devin Calderon had a big game for the Jets, scoring a pair of touchdowns — on the ground and through the air. Calderon finished with 50 rushing yards and caught four passes for 28 yards. Quarterback Luke Marvin completed seven passes for 105 yards and one touchdown pass. Dalton Guffrie added three catches for 43 yards to round out the offense.
Calderon also had a big game on defense for the Jets, leading them with four flag pulls and an interception while Guffrie added two pulls and an interception of his own. The Jets winning margin came on a fumbled snap in the end zone resulting in a safety for the Jets.
The Texans were led by Julius Peteriet, who ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries. Ava Zink added 15 rushing yards while also adding a flag pull on defense. David Daigle’s four flag pulls led the Texans in the loss.
In a battle of first-place teams, Mr. Bones Colts edged LPAC Cardinals 34-32 Jan. 24. The Colts, the league’s lone undefeated team and lead in the eastern conference, received a huge game from Rory Houston. He passed for 83 yards and one touchdown while running for 104 yards and scoring three touchdowns. Malachi Goode caught three passes for 37 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Ben Connors ran for 25 yards and scored a two-point conversion and an extra point.
Houston also was a force on defense, intercepting three passes, including one he took to the house. He lead the team with four flag pulls. Malachi Goode added three pulls, while Connors and Zachariah Goode both added interceptions.
The 13-16 game of the week also was an offensive battle with First American Bank Ravens slipping past Mar Vista Raiders 33-26 behind 124 passing yards and four touchdown passes from quarterback Jack Shinn. Shinn also added 60 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Chris Johnson chipped in with 45 rushing yards and 33 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Pierce Hogan finished with 55 receiving yards, including a touchdown and two extra points, while Burke Hill and Austin Morrow both scored touchdowns to round out the Raven offense.
Shinn paced the Raven defensive effort with five flag pulls and a sack, while Hill and Hogan each finished with three flag pulls.
Danny Doyle paced the Raiders with 84 passing yards and a pair of touchdown passes, while Tony Sperdoto added five-yard touchdown pass to go along with four catches for 37 yards and an extra point. Nico Calleja added 43 rushing yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. Joseph Cucci finished with 22 receiving yards and a touchdown, while George Lardas added an extra point to round out the Raider offense in the loss.
Doyle and Sperdoto paced the Raider defense with six and four flag pulls respectively.
Key Royale golf news
The men’s 18-hole club championship continues at Key Royale Club this week with the field whittled to eight hopefuls. Among those staying alive are Tim Friesen, who will take on Dick Mills, Ron Pritchard taking on Mark Mixon, Larry Pippel will play Art McMillan and Quentin Talbert takes on the winner of the yet-played Lex Halakan/Merritt Fineout match.
In regular men’s matches, John Kolljeski, Joe Dickenson, Andy Barber and Gerry Taylor won the Jan. 25 best-ball-of-foursome match with a 20-under-par 44. One stroke back in second place was the team of Dick Eichhorn, Tom Lewis, John Sagert and Bob Landgren.
The Jan. 24 modified-Stableford match saw Tim Friessen and Barry Anderson finish in a tie for first place with matching plus 4s. That helped Anderson’s teammates, Craig Humphreys, Ron Vandamen and Dick Eichorn, to the team title.
The men played an 18-hole individual-low-net match – Jan. 21. Col. Bob Elliott took first place with an 8-under-par 56, four shots better than second-place finisher Mark Mixon. Elliott’s score helped teammates Carl Voyles, Jim Thorton and Gary Harris to the team title with a score of 258.
Donna Soos won the Key Royale Club’s President’s Cup, a two-day low-net tournament. Second place went to Christina Mason, who finished in a tie with Judy Crowe, which was broken by a scorecard playoff.
The women of the Key Royale Club played a nine-hole low-handicap-in-flight match in addition to a team two best-balls-low-gross game Jan. 24.
Diane Miller’s 4-under-par 28 gave her the top spot in Flight A by one shot over Crowe. Sue Little was alone in third place with a 31.
Soos carded a 6-under-par 26 to take first place in Flight B. Christina Mason’s 3-under-par 29 gave her second place, while Sue Hookem took third place with a 1-under par 31.
Mardene Eichhorn, Sue Christenson and Barb Lindwall each carded even-par 32s to finish in a three-way tie for first place in Flight C.
Nell Bergstrom’s 7-under-par 25 gave her the low net round of the day and first place in Flight D. Penny Auch was three shots back in second place while Frankie Smith-Williams took third at 3-under-par 29. Marcia O’Brien, Jan Jump, Shirley Cessna and Sally York finished in a four-way tie for fourth place at 2-under par 30.
The team game of the day had Laura Purcell, Crowe, Margrit Layh and Jean Holmes combine on an 80 to take first place.
Four teams advanced to the knockout stage during Jan. 28 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. In the first semifinal Bob Palmer and Nick Younk defeated John Crawford and Tom Skoloda 22-10. The second semifinal saw Jay Disbrow and Herb Puryear edge Aiden Shank and Gene Bobeldyk 21-19. Disbrow-Puryear rolled past Palmer-Younk 21-7 in the finals.
Three teams qualified for the playoffs in the Jan. 25 horseshoe games. Bruce Munro and Norm Good drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Lee and Art Kingstad defeated Tennessee Bob and Sam Samuels 22-16. Munro-Good slid past Lee-Kingstad by a 22-20 score 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 scoring
Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 12, Beach Bums Steelers 6
Beach Bistro Vikings 12, Waterfront Restaurant Raiders 0
Cedars Tennis Resort Seahawks 28, Air & Energy Chargers 8
Ross Built Broncos 34, Sandbar Falcons 8
Sand Dollar Steelers 27, Eat Here Bears 13
Mar Vista Raiders 18, First American Bank Ravens 13
Galati Yacht Sales Texans 42, Jessie’s Island Store Steelers 28
AMICC Flag Football standings
8-9 Division W L
Raiders 3 1
Vikings 3 1
Jets 2 2
Cowboys 2 2
Texans 1 3
Steelers 1 3
10-12 Division East
Colts 4 0
Bears 2 2
Steelers 1 3
Seahawks 1 3
10-12 Division West
Cardinals 3 1
Broncos 3 1
Falcons 2 2
Chargers 0 4
Steelers 3 1
Texans 3 1
Redskins 2 1
Ravens 2 3
Bears 1 2
Raiders 1 4
Ravens 3 1
Falcons 3 1
Packers 2 1
Vikings 2 2
Chargers 1 2
Raiders 1 2
Bears 0 3
49ers 4 0
Dolphins 3 0
Bills 2 2
Texans 2 2
Broncos 1 3
Browns 1 3
Bengals 0 3
AMICC Flag Football schedule
Date Time Teams
Feb. 3 6 p.m. Cardinals vs. Colts
Feb. 3 7 p.m. Broncos vs. Vikings
Feb. 3 6 p.m. Jets vs. Raiders
Feb. 3 7 p.m. Steelers vs. Texans
Feb. 6 6 p.m. Cowboys vs. Vikings
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Seahawks vs. Broncos
Feb. 7 7 p.m. Chargers vs. Colts
Feb. 7 8 p.m. Steelers vs. Falcons
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Bears vs. Cardinals
Feb. 3 8 p.m. Bears vs. Raiders
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Redskins vs. Raiders
Feb. 6 8 p.m. Texans vs. Ravens
Feb. 1 7 p.m. 49ers vs. Vikings
Jan. 25 8 p.m. Raiders vs. Broncos
Jan. 25 9 p.m. Ravens vs. Bills
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Bears vs. Browns
Jan. 26 7 p.m. Packers vs. Dolphins
Jan. 26 8 p.m. Texans vs. Chargers
Jan. 26 9 p.m. Falcons vs. Bengals
AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball schedule
Jan. 31 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. Slim’s Place
Jan. 31 8 p.m. Best Buy vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream