The Steelers’ Andrew Early makes a sliding flag pull against Colts receiver Malachi Goode during 10-12 division NFL Flag Football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
The Colts’ Rory Houston catches an extra-point pass during 10-12 division flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Rory Houston takes it to the house, completing a 43-yard touchdown run as Trent Boring and Dylan Early give chase during 10-12 division flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Ken Rickett pauses outside the clubhouse at the Key Royale Club following his hole-in-one ace on the eighth hole. Rickett shot a nine iron on the 123-yard hole. Islander Photo: Ed Havlik
Colts remain undefeated in AMICC NFL 10-12 division action
Mr. Bone’s BBQ Colts showed why it’s the team to beat in the 10-12 division with a convincing 44-29 victory Feb. 18 over the Sand Dollar Steelers, which fielded only five players.
Substitues may not have figured in this game, as Mr. Bones’ Rory Houston ran wild. Houston had runs of 34, 43 and 45 yards, and it appears nobody on the Steelers team, or in the league for that matter, can run with him. He also threw for 145 yards and finished with 101 rushing yards on only four carries in the victory.
The other side of the 10-12 division also had a first-versus-second place matchup as the LPAC Cardinals took on Ross Built Broncos. The second-place Broncos took it to the Cardinals 44-20 to move into a tie for first place, and only a couple of games remain to play before the playoffs.
The 8-9 division is a wide open affair as evidenced by Gettel Toyota Texans and Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys — the two teams in a tie for last place — beating the first and second place Beach Bistro Vikings and Waterfront Restaurant Raiders last week.
The 13-16 division is a two-horse race between Integrity Sound Redskins and Jessie’s Island Store Steelers, but the Redskins one-upped the Steelers with a close 25-22 victory Feb. 18 to almost lock down the top seed for the playoffs.
Jospeh Andruzzi led the Redskins with eight catches for 92 yards and three touchdown receptions. Quarterback Joey Carder completed seven of eight passes for 88 yards and three touchdown passes. Joey Carder also caught one touchdown pass thrown by brother Justin Carder, who completed eight of 12 passes for 94 yards. Andrew Zink added five receptions for 31 yards and an extra point in the victory. Joey Carder paced the defense with four flag pulls, including two quarterback sacks, while Ryan Gilman added three pulls and Andruzzi picked off one pass.
Michael Duffman had a strong all-around game, finishing with 52 rushing yards and 135 passing yards, while also scoring a touchdown, a two-point conversion and throwing two touchdown passes. Nehemiah Goode added three receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown while Cody Tsai finished with 66 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. Michael Duffman and Knox Wheelis paced the defense with three flag pulls while Brad Duffman and Evan Thompson each added two pulls in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
With the women’s and men’s club championships ongoing, as well as the couple’s championship, there’s a lot of golf action coming out of Key Royale Club.
However, nothing grabs the attention of golfers more than a hole in one. Ken Rickett did just that Feb. 17 with an ace on the 123-yard, eighth hole with a nine iron.
Congratulations on the accomplishment.
The Key Royale Club men’s 18-hole golf champion will be crowned Feb. 20 — after presstime for The Islander — as Tim Friessen takes on Lex Halagan. Laura Purcell took a big step towards being crowned the 2012 women’s club champ when she defeated 2011 champ Jean Holmes. Purcell now will meet the winner of the Liz Lange-versus-Diane Miller matchup, Feb. 23.
The second round of the club couples championship, played with a Pinehurst Handicap System, continues. Jerry and Kris Landkammer are in first place with a 25, while Karen Cini and Larry Pippel are at second place with a 26. Bob and Liz Lange are in third place with a 27.
Round three action saw Heather and Ron Pritchard finish with a 23 to take over first place, followed by Bob and Liz Lange at 24. Sue Hookem and Merrit Fineout came in third with a 26. The final round of the couples’ champioship will be played on or before Feb. 23.
In regular men’s golf action last week, an 18-hole, better-ball-of-partners match was played Feb. 15. The team of Don LaTorre and Jack Isherwood took first place with a 14-under-par 50. The team of Ernie Hauser and John Sagert matched the 10-under-par 54 carded by Jim McVicar and Andy Barber to finish in a tie for second place.
The KRC women took the course Feb. 14 for a nine-hole, low-net-in-flight match. Judy Crowe fired a 5-under-par 27 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight A over Helen Pollack and Laura Purcell.
Beverly Neville and Ginny Nunn both carded 4-under-par 28 to tie for first place in Flight B. Liz Lange, Jan Turner, Margrit Layh and Beth Lindeman finished in a four-way tie for second place at 29.
Maryanne Kaemmerlen and Judy Ward fired matching 3-under-par 29s to finish in a tie for first place in Flight C. Barb Estok was one shot back in second place.
Vicki Anderson carded a 4-under-par 28 to grab a one-shot victory in Flight D over Shirley Cessna. Marty Clark was alone in third place with a 2-under-par 30.
The team low-net game of the day was won by the foursome of Judy Crowe, Jean Holmes, Margrit Layh and Laura Purcell with a 114 total.
Rich Papini’s plus-8 gave him first place in the Feb. 14 modified-Stableford match and helped his team of Gary Alvord, John Purcell and Jack Isherwood to an almost-perfect plus-11 total and a first-place finish.
The men played a two-better-balls-of-foursome match Feb. 13. The team of Chet Hutton, Tom Warda and Jerry Landkammer took first place with a 50. Second place went to the team of Charlie Knopp and Bill Martin at 52.
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net match Feb. 11. Gino DiClemente carded a 3-under-par 61 to take first place by two shots over Earl Richie. Bob Elliott was alone in third at even-par 64.
Two teams emerged from 16 that started pool play during Feb. 18 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. George McKay and Norm Good defeated Sam Samuels 22-20 in the finals.
Four teams qualified for the knockout round during Feb. 15 horseshoe action. In the first semifinal match, John Crawford and Norm Good rolled past Herb Puryear and Bruce Munro 23-9. Bob Lee and Adin Shank edged Gene Bobeldyk and Bob Brown 21-17 in the second semifinal. Crawford-Good then slipped past Lee- Shank 21-17 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 scores
Feb. 13, Beach Bistro Vikings 27, Beach Bum Steelers 6
Feb. 17, Gettel Toyota Texans 19, Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 6
Beach Bistro Vikings 18, Southern Greens Jets 6
Pink & Navy Boutique Cowboys 20, Waterfront Raiders 12
Gettel Toyota Texans 14, Beach Bistro Vikings 7
Beach Bum Steelers 14, Southern Greens Jets 12
Feb. 13, Eat Here Bears 39, Sandbar Falcons 12
Feb. 18, Sandbar Falcons 31, Air & Energy Chargers 27
Eat Here Bears 41, Cedars Tennis Resorts Seahawks 26
Feb. 13, Integrity Sound Redskins 46, Mar Vista Raiders 6
Feb. 15, First American Bank Ravens 40, Galati Yacht Sales Texans 20
Feb. 17, Mar Vista Raiders 27, Jessie’s Island Store Steelers 24
Feb. 18, First American Bank Ravens 20, Walter & Associates Bears 14
AMICC NFL Flag Football Flag Football standings
8-9 Division W L
Vikings 6 2
Raiders 5 3
Jets 4 4
Steelers 4 4
Cowboys 3 5
Texans 3 5
Colts 8 0
Steelers 4 4
Bears 4 4
Seahawks 1 7
Cardinals 6 2
Broncos 6 2
Falcons 3 5
Chargers 0 8
Redskins 6 1
Steelers 5 3
Ravens 4 5
Texans 3 4
Bears 3 4
Raiders 2 6
Ravens 5 1
Packers 3 2
Raiders 3 2
Falcons 3 3
Vikings 3 3
Chargers 1 4
Bears 0 5
49ers 6 0
Dolphins 4 1
Bills 3 3
Texans 3 3
Broncos 3 3
Browns 2 4
Bengals 0 5
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedules
Date Time Teams
Feb. 24 6 p.m. Vikings vs. Colts
Feb. 24 7 p.m. Broncos vs. Cardinals
Feb. 24 6 p.m. Cowboys vs. Steelers
Feb. 24 7 p.m. Jets vs. Texans
Feb. 25 1 p.m. Raiders vs. Vikings
Feb. 27 2 p.m. Jets vs. Raiders
Feb. 22 6 p.m. Colts vs. Bears
Feb. 25 9 a.m. Chargers vs. Cardinals
Feb. 25 10 a.m. Broncos vs. Falcons
Feb. 25 11 a.m. Seahawks vs. Steelers
Feb. 28 6 p.m. Chargers vs. Broncos
Feb. 28 7 p.m. Cardinals vs. Falcons
Feb. 28 8 p.m. Seahawks vs. Colts
Feb. 24 8 p.m. Raiders vs. Texans
Feb. 25 1 p.m. Steelers vs. Ravens
Feb. 25 2 p.m. Redskins vs. Texans
Feb. 25 3 p.m. Bears vs. Raiders
Feb. 22 7 p.m. Dolphins vs. Chargers
Feb. 22 8 p.m. Vikings vs. Raiders
Feb. 22 9 p.m. Packers vs. Falcons
Feb. 23 6 p.m. Bears vs. Ravens
Feb. 23 7 p.m. 49ers vs. Broncos
Feb. 23 8 p.m. Browns vs. Bills
Feb. 23 9 p.m. Texans vs. Bengals
AMICC Adult Coed Volleyball
Feb. 21 7 p.m. Best Buy vs. Slim’s Place
Feb. 21 8 p.m. Best Buy vs. Tyler’s Ice Cream