Slim’s Place Seahawks still holds perfect NFL record
As the Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football League heads into the first week of playoffs, Slim’s Place Seahawks have completed the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record, securing the top seed for the playoffs and the accompanying bye into the semifinals.
Second-seed Feast Redskins will take on seventh-seed Sato Browns, while third-seed Beach to Bay Broncos will take on sixth-seed Island Real Estate Raiders. The final playoff matchup has fourth-seed Jessie’s Island Store Dolphins battling Agnelli Pool & Spa Giants for a shot at the top seed.
The playoffs get started at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28; semifinals Sept. 4; and the league Super Bowl Sept. 11.
Aug. 21 began with a remake of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral between contractors, with Beach to Bay Construction outlasting Agnelli Pool & Spa 50-45 as B-to-B quarterback Rob Mandarine threw for 234 yards and five touchdown passes, also adding a touchdown reception on a pass from CJ Moore.
KB Belton was his top target, catching seven passes for 144, including three touchdown receptions and a pair of extra points. CJ Moore added five catches for 43 yards and one touchdown, while Shiante Moore finished with a 20-yard touchdown reception. Shawn Kaleta rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on only six carries.
CJ Moore completed the scoring — intercepting a pass from Giants’ quarterback Chuck Bucky that he ran in for a touchdown.
Agnelli Pool & Spa was led by Bucky, who completed 21 of 30 passes for 421 yards and seven touchdown passes. Matt Kretzman was his top receiver, finishing with 11 catches for 259 yards and four touchdowns and a pair of extra points. Scott Eason added three catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns, while Frank Agnelli finished with two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown on offense, also adding an interception on defense.
The Feast edged Sato Real Estate 32-26 in the second game of the evening behind a good all-around game from Ray Gardner. Gardner ran for a touchdown, caught two touchdowns and threw for a touchdown, while also adding five flag pulls on defense. Caleb Roberts threw for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also catching six passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. Josh Sato threw one touchdown pass and caught three passes for 60 yards and an extra point. Shay Coleman completed the scoring for The Feast with a 20-yard touchdown catch and an extra point.
Jason Sato threw for 204 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Sato offense, which also received a pair of touchdown receptions from Eric Gledhill. He finished with four catches for 85 yards and an extra point. Chad Woods, who added three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown, and Jesse Brisson, who finished with two catches for 35 while rushing for 36 yards and a touchdown, completed the scoring for Sato in the loss.
Slim’s Place Seahawks slipped past Jessie’s Island Store 21-13 to complete an undefeated regular season in the third game of the evening behind 202 passing yards and three touchdown passes from quarterback Don Purvis.
Andrew Turman was his favorite target on six catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns, while Pat Calvary finished with six catches for 47 yards, including a touchdown and three extra points.
Jessie’s Island Store was led by Andy Szabo, who caught four passes for 40 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point while completing three passes for 63 yards. Ryan Moss threw for 64 yards and two touchdowns, while Jonathan Moss finshed with two catches for 57 yards in the loss.
The final game of the evening saw Jessie’s Island Store roll to a 39-25 victory over Island Real Estate behind a huge game from Ryan Moss. He completed 17 of 22 passes for 298 yards and six touchdown passes. Three touchdowns went to Ed Moss, who finished with five catches for 140 yards, while Chrissy McCracken added a pair of touchdown catches.
Island Real Estate was led by quarterback Larry Berkery, who threw for 203 yards and four touchdown passes. Wayne Wycoff was his favorite target, finishing with six catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns, while Karri Stephens finished with five catches for 72 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions in the loss.
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Key Royale golf news
The women of Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach braved the stifling Aug. 19 heat to play a nine-hole, individual-low and gross-net golf match.
Debi Wohlers rode a birdie on the fifth hole to a 6-under-par 26 to earn a three-shot low-net victory. Sue Wheeler was alone in second place at 3-under-par 29, while Kathy Porter was another shot back in third.
Wohlers’ gross score of 3-over-par 35 also was the best of the day. She was seven shots ahead of Liz Lang, who birdied on the first hole, while Helen Pollock finished alone in third place with a 44.
Sam Samuels and Steve Grossman were the only team to compile a 3-0 record in pool play and were the day’s outright champs during Aug. 20 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
Two teams advanced from pool play during Aug. 23 action and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights. Sam Samuels was back in the winner’s circle again, teaming up with Tim Sofran to record a 22-11 victory over Dom Livedoti and Jay Disbrow.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warm-ups begin at 8:45 a.m.