Playing Jan. 25 for the Bark & Company Realty Ravens in the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League, Leo Tilelli breaks up a pass play intended for Sandbar Colts receiver Michael Latimer. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Sandbar Colts receiver Michael Latimer goes high to snag a pass over Bark & Company Realty Ravens defender Bathie Thiam in flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy
Flag football continues
It was another busy week of NFL flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. There were no big moves in the league standings, though the ranks of the undefeated started thinning.
Beach Bistro Buccaneers and Tyler’s Ice Cream Vikings are on top of the 8-10 division with undefeated records. West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins are alone in third with a 2-1 record, while Beach Bum Patriots follow with a 2-2 record. Next are the Manatee Diagnostic Ravens at 1-2, while LPAC Cardinals and Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys are still in search of a victory.
The 14-17 division has no unbeaten teams, but the standings are pretty tight from top to bottom. Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers, The Feast Broncos and Mr. Bones Bengals are tied for first with matching 3-1 records, while Integrity Sound Lions, Swordfish Grill Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars are 2-2. The Sun Bears are 1-3, while Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys bring up the rear at 0-4.
The 11-13 division has the top three teams beating up on the bottom rungs. LPAC Cardinals at 4-0 and Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers at 3-0 are on top of the ladder, closely followed by Sandbar Colts at 4-1. Eat Here Redskins and Bark & Company Realty Ravens follow with one victory each, while Will C. Photos Falcons are 0-4.
Sandbar Colts showed why its a contender for the 11-13 division crown Jan. 27with a 46-14 thumping of Will C. Photos Falcons.
Michael Latimer led the way the Colts with eight pass completions, including two touchdown passes to Tyler Brewer, while also adding two touchdown receptions and a touchdown run in the victory. Brewer also added a pair of extra point catches, while Matthew Manger completed the offensive outburst with a 2-point conversion.
Latimer also paced the Colts defensive effort with three interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns.
Will C. Photos Falcons received touchdown runs from Joseph Peery and Ryan Doyle on offense. Peery also led the defensive effort with four flag pulls, while Hannah McCracken added a safety in the loss.
The game of the week in the 14-17 division Feb. 1 saw Swordfish Grill Browns edge Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys 25-24. Quarterback Derek Polch completed 10 of 15 passes, including two that went to Mikey Ellsworth for touchdowns. Raidel Hernandez added a pair of touchdown runs, while Chelsey Brashear added an extra-point catch.
Polch also paced the defense with four flag pulls, while Ellsworth finished with three pulls and a pair of interceptions. Hernandez also got into the act with three pulls and one pick in the victory.
Thomas Powers paced Waterfront Cowboys with four touchdown passes, but was hurt by the three picks. His main target was Tyreese Packer, who finished with five catches, two for touchdowns. Steele Quinard and Michael Baxley also added touchdown catches.
Powers and Quinard led the defense with six pulls each with Quinard adding a pair of quarterback sacks in the loss.
The 8-10 division game of the week came Jan. 27 when the Beach Bistro Buccaneers slipped past Beach Bum Patriots by an 18-14 score.
Quarterback Chris Snyder led the way with a pair of touchdown runs, while also completing five passes, including one touchdown pass to David Daigle.
Daigle added an interception on defense, while Snyder led the team with three flag pulls in the victory.
Gavin Johnston completed 12 passes, including two that went for touchdowns. His top target was Shawn Balvin, who finished with eight catches, including one for touchdown. Evan Christenson added four catches and one touchdown, while Tripp Helgeson completed the Patriot scoring with an extra-point catch.
Three teams emerged from pool play during Feb. 1 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Hank Huyghe and Sam Samuels drew the bye into the finals and watched as Bob Lee’s game-ending six pack gave him and partner Rod Bussey a 21-15 victory and a spot in the finals. Lee and Bussey stayed hot in the finals, rolling Huyghe-Samuels by a 21-1 score to earn bragging rights for the day.
Three teams advanced to the knockout stage during Jan. 29 horseshoe action. Steve Doyle and Gene Bobeldyk drew the bye into the finals and watched as Rod Bussey and Hank Huyghe eliminated Bob Mason and Tom Skoloda 22-4. Doyle-Bobeldyk cooled off Bussey-Huyghe, earning a 21-9 victory.
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
The women of Key Royale Club played a nine-hole, individual-low-net golf match Jan. 28 in four flights.
Liz Lang carded a 5-under-par 27 to grab a four-shot victory in Flight A over Helen Pollock, Phyllis Roe and Pam Lowry, who all shot 1-under-par 31s and were in a three-way tie for second place.
Sue Christenson’s 1-under-par 31 gave her first place in Flight B by one shot over Barb Estok and Kris Landkammer, who both finished at even-par 32.
Joyce Lathrop fired a 3-under-par 29 to grab first place in Flight C. Kim Robinson was two shots back in second place, while Judy Ward was alone in third with 1 over par.
Marcia O’Brien’s 6-under par 26 was the low-net round of the day and gave her first place in Flight D, while Suzanne Liddle was alone in second with a 5-under-par 27. Sally Keyes took third place at 30.
Mary Lou Dreier and Penny Auch both had chipins on the day to round out the day’s golf action.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Beaches Real Estate
Feb. 10 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
Feb. 5 6 p.m. Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Ravens
Feb. 7 6 p.m. Dolphins vs. LPAC
Feb. 7 7 p.m. Tyler’s Ice Cream vs. Bistro
Feb. 10 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Manatee Diagnostic vs. Dolphins
Feb. 7 8 p.m. Ravens vs. Will C. Photos
Feb. 10 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Ravens
Feb. 10 8 p.m. Eat Here vs. Sand Bar
Feb. 6 6 p.m. Waterfront Restaurant vs. Integrity Sound
Feb. 8 9 a.m.. Jaguars vs. Galati Yacht Sales
Feb. 8 10 a.m. Waterfront Restaurant vs. The Sun
Feb. 8 11 a.m. Integrity Sound vs. Swordfish Grill
Feb. 8 12 p.m. Bengals vs. The Feast
Feb. 5 7 p.m. Duffy’s vs. Slim’s Place
Feb. 5 8 p.m. Waterfront vs. Agnelli Pool
Feb. 5 9 p.m. Beach to Bay Const. vs. Beach Bistro
Feb. 6 7 p.m. Island Gourmet vs. Agnelli Pool
Feb. 6 8 p.m. Ross Built vs. Tyler’s
Feb. 6 9 p.m. IRE vs. Jessie’s
AMICC Adult Volleyball schedule
Feb. 18 6:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. Southern Greens
Feb. 18 7:30 p.m. FL Discount Signs vs. Southern Greens
Feb. 18 8:30 p.m. Duncan Real Estate vs. FL Discount Signs