Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants: Brent Moss, Ryan Moss, Amy Moss, Ed Moss, Frank Agnelli, Josh Rio and an unnamed mascot celebrate winning the Super Bowl in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC
Slim’s Place Broncos receiver Ryan Hogan makes a sliding catch in the Aug. 21 game against Agnelli Pool & Spa during the NFL flag football semifinals at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Agnelli Pool & Spa takes prize in AMICC NFL Super Bowl
Topping sports action this past week, third-seed Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants rolled to a 38-22 victory over Waterfront Restaurant Raiders Aug. 22 to win the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League adult division Super Bowl.
Quarterback Ryan Moss led the way for the Giants on offense and defense. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 253 yards and five touchdown passes. Three of his touchdown passes went to Brent Moss, who finished with five catches for 73 yards, while teammate Frank Agnelli also added five catches for 98 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Josh Rio finished with five catches for 74 yards to round out the Giant offense.
Ryan Moss made an incredible eight flag pulls to lead the defense, which also received two pulls each from Rio and Brent Moss in the victory.
The Raiders were led by quarterback Chris Gillum, who completed 18 of 25 passes for 247 yards and three touchdown passes. His favorite receiver was Mike Gillum, who caught eight passes for a game-high 124 yards, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Jason Vancleve added four catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders, which also received four catches for 37 yards and a 2-point conversion from Matt Ray and two catches for 33 yards from Lindsey Weaver.
Vancleve and Billy Malfese led the Raiders’ defense with three flag pulls each in the loss.
The Raiders advanced to the Super Bowl thanks to a 32-20 upset win Aug. 21 over top-seed Discount Signs & Wraps Seahawks in the semifinals, where Chris Gillum and Jason Vancleve both had huge games for the Raiders.
Chris Gillum completed 13 passes for 176 yards and three touchdown passes, while also catching three passes for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Vancleve caught six passes for 118 yards, including a touchdown reception and a 2-point conversion, while also completing three passes for 20 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Gillum caught four passes for 34 yards and a touchdown and Matt Ray added a 6-yard touchdown reception to round out the Raiders’ scoring in the victory.
Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants advanced to the Super Bowl by edging Slim’s Place Broncos 33-27 in the same-day second semifinal game. Ryan Moss again had a huge game on both sides of the ball, completing 17 of 27 passes, including five touchdown passes, while also adding three pulls, a sack and an interception on defense. Brent Moss caught six passes for 92 yards, two touchdowns and three extra points, while Frank Agnelli added two catches for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jeff Walker added one touchdown reception and finished with four catches for 26 yards in the victory.
Larry Berkery completed 16 of 26 passes for 227 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Slim’s Place in the loss. Chad Woods caught a game-high eight passes for 137 yards, including a touchdown, an extra point and a 2-point conversion, while Ryan Hogan finished with six catches for 71 yards and three touchdowns. Will Case and Lexi Davis paced the Bronco defense with four pulls.
Seedings set for volleyball playoffs
A pair of matches played Aug. 19 finalized the regular-season standings of the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s volleyball league and set the seedings for the Aug. 27 playoffs.
Beach Bums defeated Salon Salon 25-15, 25-23 to lock up the top seed for the playoffs. The loss dropped Salon Salon to fifth seed and, following Island Real Estate’s 25-21, 25-23 loss to Southern Greens, sets up Salon Salon and Island Real Estate to meet in the opening round of the playoffs. The winner of that match will take on No. 1 seed Beach Bums in the first of two semifinal matches. The second semifinal has third-seed Southern Greens taking on No. 2 seed Bowes Imaging Center and the winners of those matches will then play for the championship at 9 p.m.
Two teams advanced from pool play with 3-0 records during Aug. 24 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. The team of Dom Livedoti and Tim Sofran edged Hank Huyghe and Steve Doyle 21-19 to earn bragging rights for the day.
Aug. 21 horseshoe action had two teams earn 2-1 records during pool play. Sam Samuel and Steve Doyle defeated Tim Sofran and Ron Pepka 23-15 to claim the day’s championship.
Play gets underway 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
It was a wet week at Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach as only one planned golf outing was played. The men played a nine-hole team scramble Aug. 22, which saw Jon Holcomb, Jim Kirk and Randy Clark combine on a 5-under-par 27 to claim clubhouse bragging rights for the week.
Signups ongoing for fall sports at AMICC
Registration for adult and youth sports are ongoing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The center is offering soccer, basketball and dodgeball leagues for adults, while the youth will be playing soccer.
To register or for more information, contact Troy Shonk at 941-778-1908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.