Duffy’s Tavern Raiders hold the Super Bowl prize Aug. 23, winning the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football championship game 21-19 over the Agnelli Pool and Spa Dolphins. Pictured are, left to right, Jamie Gregorich, Chris Gillum, Tyler Redmond, Dustin Swain and Mike Gillum of the Duffy’s Tavern team. Islander Photo: Courtesy Troy Shonk
Duffy’s Tavern wins NFL flag football Super Bowl
The Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League saw its coed adult season came to an end Aug. 23 in a Super Bowl match up between Duffy’s Tavern Raiders and Agnelli Pool and Spa Dolphins.
The shorthanded Raiders, able to dress only five players for the game, jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of action and held on for a 21-19 victory.
The Raider defense played a huge role in the victory, holding Dolphin quarterback Tim Shaughnessy to an 8-for-20, 99-yard passing performance and three interceptions, including first-quarter interceptions from Raider defenders Tyler Redmond and Chris Gillum that spearheaded the 21-point scoring run.
Offensively, quarterback Chris Gillum played mistake-free football for the Raiders, completing 16 of 27 passes for 205 yards and a pair of touchdown passes.
Mike Gillum was his favorite target, with eight catches for 106 yards and one touchdown. Dustin Swain added three catches for 39 yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Redmond scored on a 10-yard run and added an extra-point reception to complete the scoring, while Jamie Gregorich finished with one catch for 7 yards in addition to making two flag pulls on defense.
Pat Calvary had a huge game for the Dolphins with a 13-yard touchdown run and six catches for 64 yards, including a touchdown reception and a 2-point conversion. Mike Shaughnessy completed three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown pass, while Frank Agnelli caught three passes for 55 yards to complete the Dolphin scoring. Defensively, the Dolphins were led by Calvary, Shaughnessy and Sean Sanders with four flag pulls each in the loss.
Young Tampa player makes national baseball team
John Killichowski, a long-time island visitor who was featured in an Islander story earlier in the summer, has recently been named one of the 20 members of baseball’s Team USA and will compete starting Aug. 30 in the 2012 IBAF 18U/AAU World Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
The roster was whittled from 27 players to 20 during four exhibition games against some of the top baseball players from California.
Kilichowski pitched three innings in the exhibition games, allowing no hits, while fanning six and walking only two.
Team USA played three exhibition games against Chinese Taipei, Aug. 25-27 before heading to Seoul, where pool-play games against Australia, Netherlands, Korea, Columbia and Venezuela await.
Good luck and congratulations to John and the rest of his proud family from The Islander.
Two teams emerged from pool play during Aug. 22 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall pits, ending a string of outright winners. The team of Jerry Disbrow and Sam Samuels pulled away from what was a tight match on the way to a 22-12 victory.
Hank Huyghe walked out of pool play with the only 3-0 record and was the day’s outright winner. Huyghe dominated, throwing three six packs and three single ringers in one game on the way to an easy 22-3 victory.
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
The women of Key Royale Club played an individual-low-net golf match Aug. 21. Former Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford fired a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight A by two shots over a trio of women, including Joyce Brown, Sue Wheeler and Christina Mason.
Liz Lang’s 2-under-par 30 was good enough for first place in Flight B. Kris Landkammer and Terri Westby were two shots back in second place at even-par 32.