Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneer Anthony McCance can’t hold onto the pass Feb. 4 as Sun Bears defender Kyle Meggison applies defensive pressure during 14-17 division flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneer player Chris Galati somehow keeps his flag on the way to a 45-yard touchdown run in 14-17 division flag football action Feb. 4 at the center.
Bucs run by Bears in AMI NFL flag football action
Galati Yacht Sales Buccaneers rolled to a 44-18 victory Feb. 4 over the Sun Bears during 14-17 division NFL flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Chris Galati got the action started with a pair of scintillating 45-yard touchdown runs on the Buc’s first two offensive possessions.
Meanwhile, the Bears offense was going nowhere with three consecutive three and outs. The Bears defense stepped up with an interception by Kyle Meggison with 1:40 left in the first half. Alex Rodriguez took advantage of the field position on a 20-yard pass to Meggison for a touchdown. Rodriguez then found George Lardas for the extra point to pull to within 12-7 with just under a minute to play in the half.
Undaunted, the Bucs connected on two short passing plays before Lee Bergeron hit Jake Ross on a fly pattern down the right sideline to complete a 24-yard touchdown pass and take an 18-7 lead.
The second half was all Buccaneers, tacking on touchdown receptions by Chris Gary, Mike Dittoli and Ross, who also added a touchdown run to complete the 44-18 victory.
Meggison and Lardas scored second-half touchdowns to complete the scoring for the Bears in the loss.
The victory puts the Bucs in a tie for second place with The Feast Broncos, one game behind the 5-1 Mr. Bones Bengals. Integrity Sound Lions, Swordfish Grill Browns and West Coast Surf Shop Jaguars are all 3-3 with the 2-4 Bears and 0-6 Waterfront Restaurant Cowboys following in the standings.
The 11-13 division has the 5-0 LPAC Cardinals on top, a half game ahead of the 5-1 Sandbar Colts. Beach to Bay Construction Buccaneers are in third with a 3-1 record in the division, while Bark & Company Realty Ravens, Eat Here Redskins and Will C. Photos Falcons follow in the standings.
Beach Bistro Buccaneers are undefeated at the top of the 8-10 division, while West Coast Air Conditioning Dolphins at 3-1 and the 3-2 Tylers Ice Cream Vikings occupy second and third place. Manatee Diagnostic Ravens, Beach Bum Patriots, Dojo Martial Arts Cowboys and LPAC Cardinals complete the standings.
Standings tighten in adult football division
The action continues in the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult NFL flag football league.
The 18-and-over division standings are tight, with Slim’s Place Bears, Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants and Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins all tied for first with 4-1 records. Duffy’s Tavern Eagles, Beach Bistro Raiders and Waterfront Restaurant Panthers follow in the standings.
The 30-and-over division has Island Gourmet Bills on top with a 5-0 record with the 3-2 Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants and Ross Built Panthers their closest pursuers. Jessie’s Island Store Buccaneers, Island Real Estate Raiders and Tylers Ice Cream Vikings make up the rest of the standings.
Island Gourmet Bills showed why they’re unbeaten and on top of the 30-plus standings with a 35-21 victory Feb. 6over Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants.
Bills quarterback Chuck Bucky completed 10 passes for 213 yards and four touchdown passes. Scott Dell was his favorite target, finishing with four catches for 129 yards and three touchdowns. AJ Brown added three catches for 69 yards, including a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, while Andrew Brown, Will Schenerlein and Katie Berzowski added extra-point catches.
Brown paced the Bills defense with two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, while Berzowski added two quarterback sacks.
The Giants were led by Andy Szabo’s 243 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Mike Warren led Giant receivers with five catches for 141 yards and all three touchdowns. Frank Agnelli added 51 receiving yards including an extra point, while Ed Moss completed the scoring with a pair of extra-point catches in the loss.
The 18-plus game of the week Feb. 5 saw first place Beach to Bay Construction Dolphins ease past winless Waterfront Restaurant Panthers 32-25. Jonathan Moss completed 15 of 22 passes for 183 yards and four touchdown passes. Jeff Walker had a big game, finishing with four catches for 66 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Amy Moss finished with six catches for 52 yards, including a touchdown and an extra-point reception. Andy Christman finished with 43 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point, and Josh Rio had 34 receiving yards and a touchdown to complete the Dolphin scoring in the victory.
Spencer Robinson threw for 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Panthers offense. Kevin Mingoia was his top target, finishing with 11 catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Ian Fetters added five catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns to complete the Panther scoring in the loss.
Two teams emerged from pool play and were left to battle for the Feb. 8 bragging rights during horseshoe action at the Anna Maria horseshoe pits.
Leo Hutton and Tim Sofran defeated Sam Samuels and Bruce Munro 22-15 in the championship game.
Five teams advanced to the knockout round during Feb. 5 horseshoe action. Gene Bobeldyk and Leo Hutton eased past Norm Good and Bob Palmer 24-16, while Dom Livedoti and Fred Huyghe destroyed Art Kingstad and Hank Huyghe in the opening-round matches.
Livedoti and Fred Huyghe then drew the bye into the finals and watched as Sam Samuels and Rod Bussey eliminated Bobeldyk and Hutton by a 21-10 score to advance to the finals. Samuels-Bussey won out over Livedoti- Huyghe 22-15.
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.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale golf news
It was a busy week of golf at Key Royale Club. The women joined up with the men on Feb. 7 for a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Hank Trembly, Charlie Knopp, Matt Behan and Bob Reid matched the 3-over-par 35 carded by the team of Mary Lou Dreier, Earl Huntzinger and Bob Dickinson to finish in a tie for first place.
The team of Ken Rickettt, Mike Gille, Merritt Fineout and Gary Risner matched the 2-under-par 30 carded by the team of Tom McDonnell, Bob Tehar, Dan Richardson and Gary Alford to finish in a tie for first place during a nine-hole scramble Feb. 6
The men played an 18-hole, individual-low-net golf match Feb. 5. Tom Lewis, Dave Kruger and Barry Anderson each shot a 1-under-par 63 to finish in a three-way tie for first place.
The women took to the links Feb. 4 for a nine-hole, individual-low-net match that also included a low putts contest.
Joy Kaiser carded a 3-under-par 29 to take first place in Flight A by two strokes over Pam Lowry, Kaiser’s 13 putts emerged as the low total for the day.
Barb Estok’s 3-under-par 29 gave her first place in Flight B -with only 14 putts in the round. Sue Wheeler was alone in second with a 2-under-par 31, while Kris Landkammer took third with an even-par 32.
Judy Ward, Joyce Lathrop, Barb Harold and Carol Duncan all carded even-par 32s to finish in a four-way tie for first place in Flight C. Ward’s 14 putts were the lowest of the flight.
Suzanne Liddle’s 1-under-par 31 gave her a one-shot victory in Flight D over Sally Keyes. Sally York had the low putts in the flight with 15.
Tom McDonnell and Barry Anderson finished in a tie for first place during a nine-hole, modified-Stableford match Feb. 3. McDonnell also was part of the card that included Charlie Porter, Dave Johnston and Mike Gille in the team competition.
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Miller Electric
Feb. 21 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Beaches RE
Feb. 24 6 p.m. Miller Electric vs. Air & Energy
Feb. 12 6 p.m. Dolphins vs. Beach Bums
Feb. 15 9 a.m. Dolphins vs. Cowboys
Feb. 15 10 a.m. LPAC vs. Bistro
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Manatee Diagnostic vs. Bums
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Beach Bums vs. LPAC
Feb. 15 12 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Eat Here
Feb. 17 7 p.m. LPAC vs. Beach to Bay
Feb. 17 8 p.m. Ravens vs. Eat Here
Feb. 13 6 p.m. Jaguars vs. Swordfish Grill
Feb. 15 1 p.m.. Integrity Sound vs. The Feast
Feb. 15 2 p.m. Sun vs. Bengals
Feb. 15 3 p.m. Waterfront vs. Galati
Feb. 18 6 p.m. Jaguars vs. Sun
Feb. 18 7 p.m. Swordfish Grill vs. Galati
Feb. 18 8 p.m. The Feast vs. Waterfront
Feb. 12 7 p.m. Beach Bistro vs. Slim’s Place
Feb. 12 8 p.m. Duffy’s vs. Agnelli Pool
Feb. 12 9 p.m. Beach to Bay vs. Waterfront
30- Over Division
Feb. 13 7 p.m. Ross Built vs. Jessie’s
Feb. 13 8 p.m. Agnelli Pool vs. Tyler’s
Feb. 13 9 p.m. Island Gourmet vs. IRE
AMICC Adult Volleyball schedule
March 4 6:30 p.m. Duncan vs. Southern Greens
March 4 7:30 p.m. Duncan vs. Discount Signs
March 4 8:30 p.m. Southern Greens vs. Discount Signs