AMICC NFL flag football season continues for all ages
NFL Flag Football continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with games being played Monday through Friday evenings and some Saturdays.
Though it’s early in the season, some teams already are jockeying for the top spot in the standings in each of the three youth age divisions.
LPAC Cardinals are on top of the 8-10 division with a 3-0 record, a game ahead of a trio of 2-1 teams that include Coastal Orthopedic Bears, Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings and Lobstahs Browns. Beach Bistro Buccaneers, Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins and Miller Electric Chargers follow at 1-2, while Air & Energy Jets is still looking for its first win.
The 11-13 division has Ross Built Dolphins on top with a 2-0 record with the 2-1 Lobstahs Buccaneers right on their heels. Walter & Associates Bears, Edgewater Realty Jaguars and Beach Bums Ravens all sit with 1-1 records, while Mr. Bones Bolts and Holy Cow Cardinals is still looking for a victory.
West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers, Integrity Sound Falcons and Lobstahs Colts all sport undefeated records in the 14-17 division, while Eat Here Packers, Beach to Bay Construction Browns and Walter & Associates Bears are still searching for a first win on the young season.
The regular season continues until the end of February and March brings the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
The 14-17 division game of the week saw Lobstahs Colts edge Beach to Bay Browns 24-13 Jan. 14 behind the stellar play of Danny Doyle and Hunter Parrish. Doyle completed nine passes for 136 yards and four touchdown passes. Two went to Parrish, who finished with four catches for 104 yards, also passing for 61 yards and running for another 35 yards. George Lardas added four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown, while Burke McCampbell-Hill ran for 15 yards and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass to complete the scoring for the Colts.
Doyle and Lardas paced the defense with seven pulls each, while McCampbell-Hill added a quarterback sack.
Beach to Bay Browns were led by Keegan Murphy, who ran for 64 yards, while also catching three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Alex Gilman threw two touchdown passes and finished with 62 yards passing. Ryan Gilman finished with a touchdown reception and 38 all-purpose yards, while Chris Johnson added 45 receiving yards and an extra-point reception to complete the Browns’ scoring. Johnson also paced the defense for the Browns with a pair of interceptions in the loss.
In other 14-17 division action last week, Integrity Sound Falcons flew past Walter & Associates Bears 31-14 while West Coast Surf Shop Buccaneers sailed past Beach to Bay Browns 40-19 in Jan. 15 action.
The 11-13 division game of the week Jan. 19 saw Beach Bums Ravens outlast Lobstahs Buccaneers 33-25. Matthew Manger-Denigris passed for 177 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Ravens. Steele Quinard led the receivers with four catches for 44 yards and three touchdown receptions. Leo Rose also had a big day with four catches for 49 yards, including touchdown, extra-point and two-point conversion receptions. John Smith added two catches for 75 yards. Smith also contributed on the defensive side of the ball with two interceptions, including one he took to the house.
Lobstahs Buccaneers were led by quarterback Joe Rogers. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 106 yards and three touchdown passes. Two of them went to Noah Heskin, who finished with four receptions for 33 yards, while Trevor Meek finished with four catches for 44 yards and an extra point. Jean-Paul Russo added 33 rushing yards to go along with 43 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. Russo also came through on defense, leading the Bucs with six flag pulls and two interceptions, including one he took back for a touchdown.
In other 11-13 division action Jan. 19, Ross Built Dolphins defeated Walter & Associates Bears 27-9, while Edgewater Realty Jaguars edged Mr. Bones Colts 20-12. Jan 14 action saw Ross Built Dolphins defeat Beach Bums Ravens 32-19 and Walter & Associates Bears defeated Mr. Bones Colts 21-12.
Coastal Orthopedic Bears clawed its way past Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings 27-26 in the 8-10 division game of the week Jan. 19. Jackson Hayes had a huge game, rushing for 54 yards and catching six passes for 113 yards, including three touchdowns and an extra point. Tuna McCracken completed eight passes for 103 yards and two touchdown passes, while Gavin Johnston completed one pass for 19 yards and a touchdwon and ran for 21 yards, including a touchdown and an extra point. Evan Christenson completed the scoring with an extra-point reception to provide the winning margin.
Hayes and McCracken led the defense with three pulls each, while Johnston added an interception in the victory.
Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings received a monster game from Nathan Costello. He ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns, catching three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown reception. Ava Alderson completed the Vikings scoring with a two-point conversion.
Defensively, Nathan Costello led the way with five flag pulls and an interception, while Noah Costello added three flag pulls in the loss.
In other 8-10 action Jan. 19, Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins slipped past Miller Electric Chargers 23-20, while LPAC Cardinals flew past the Beach Bistro Buccaneers 27-7.
There were three 8-10 division games Jan. 18 led by LPAC Cardinals defeating Manatee Cancer Center Dolphins 25-18. Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings followed with a 25-6 victory over Air & Energy Jets. The final game of the evening saw Lobstahs Buccaneers roll over Edgewater Realty Jaguars 40-8.
Adult NFL flag football also is ongoing at the center on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. So far, undefeated Florida Discount Signs Colts, Sun Bills and Duffy’s Tavern Raiders appear to be the teams to beat, but the regular season, which runs until the end of February is still young.
The game of the week Jan. 16was a high-scoring affair between Waterfront Restaurant Dolphins and Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.
Ryan Moss had a huge game, passing for 277 yards and six touchdown passes, also rushing for 64 yards and a touchdown. Jonathan Moss was his favorite target, taking down 10 catches for 121 yards, including five touchdown receptions and an extra point. Ben Kirby added four catches for 102 yards, including a touchdown and a two-point conversion, while Brent Moss finished with four catches for 65 yards and an extra point.
Tim Shaughnessy paced the Giants with 213 passing yards and four touchdown passes, while also running for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pat Calvary led the Giant receivers with six catches for 136 yards, three touchdowns and an extra point. Caleb Roberts added four catches for 54 yards including a touchdown and three extra points in the loss.
In other adult action Jan. 16, Harrington House Buccaneers defeated Slim’s Place Patriots 26-14. Jan. 17 action included the Sun Bills rolling over BY Construction Bears 40-18, Duffy Tavern Raiders defeated Beach to Bay Construction Ravens 39-12, Florida Discount Signs Colts beat Southern Greens Seahawks 32-14, and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings defeated Duncan Real Estate Cardinals 39-12.
Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played a better-ball-of-partners match Jan. 16. Andy Barber teamed up with Peter Proxy and combined on a 13-under-par 51. Gary Harris and Jim Thorton were two shots back with 53, while Wade LaDue and Al Kaiser took third place with a 55.
The women had a shot-gun mixer Jan. 15 followed by a buffet luncheon.
Beatrice Friebe carded a 5-under-par 27 to grab first place in Flight A by one shot over Judy Crowe. Sue Little and Mary Lor Dreier tied for third at 1-under-par 31.
Flight B winner Heather Pritchard’s birdie on number six helped her to a 5-under-par 27, two shots better than Kris Landkammer. Sara Falk took third place with a 2-under-par 30.
Margrit Layh rode a birdie on eight to a 6-under-par 26 to grab first place in Flight C. Judy Wart was three shots back in second place, while Fran Barford and Terry Westby tied for third at 1-under-par 31.
Judy Hanson chipped in on number four to finish with a 4-under-par 28 and first-place in Flight D. Erma McMullen took second with a 2-under-par 30, while Sally Keys and Margret Schuller tied for third at 34.
The men played a modified-Stableford match on the evening of Jan. 14. Jack Connors grabbed individual bragging rights with a plus-7, while Bob Lang was two shots back at plus-5. There was a three-way tie for first place in the team competition at plus-5.
The morning of the Jan. 14 saw the men play a nine-hole, individual-low-net match. Dave Kruger lapped the field with a 7-under-par 25, four shots ahead of Bob Jorgensen and Vince Mercadante. Ron Pritchard and Dick Eichhorn finished in a tie for third place with matching 2-under-par 30s.
Three teams advanced out of pool play during Jan. 19 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. John Crawford and Dave Lansaw drew the bye into the finals and watched as Gene Bobeldyk and Tom Anderton edged Bob Mason and David Thompson 21-18. Bobeldyk-Anderton then defeated Crawford-Lansaw 21-14 in the finals.
Three teams also advanced to the knockout round during Jan. 16 horseshoe action. Norm Good and Steve Doyle drew the bye and watched as Dom Livedoti and Rod Bussey thumped Bob Mason and John Johnson 21-4. Livedoti-Bussey then held on for a tight 23-20 victory over Good-Doyle 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
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Jan. 23 6 p.m. Lobstahs vs. LPAC
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Bistro vs. Tyler’s
Jan. 25 7 p.m. Miller Elect. vs. A&E
Jan. 29 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Tyler’s
Jan. 25 8 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Holy Cow
Jan. 28 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. Walter & Assoc.
Jan. 28 7 p.m. Edgewater Realty vs. Holy Cow
Jan. 28 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. Lobstahs
Jan. 29 7 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Eat Here
Jan. 29 8 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Integrity Sound
Jan. 23 7 p.m. Waterfront vs. Sato RE
Jan. 23 8 p.m. Southern Green vs. BY Construction
Jan. 23 9 p.m. Tyler’s vs. Lobstahs
Jan. 24 6 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Beach to Bay
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Slim’s Place vs. Sun
Jan. 24 8 p.m. Harrington House vs. Duffy’s
Jan. 24 9 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Duncan RE
Jan. 29 6:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. IRE
Jan. 29 7:30 p.m. Duncan RE vs. Tyler’s
Jan. 29 8:30 p.m. Lobstahs vs. Tyler’s