The adult flag football league kicked off a new season of competition July 28 at the Center of Anna Maria Island. The league boasts seven teams that will play a six-game schedule Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Regular play will end Aug. 22 with playoffs starting Aug. 24. The championships will be played Sept. 7.
Beach House Real Estate, Talucci Construction and Mason Martin Construction recorded first-week victories July 28.
Beach House only had to show up since their opponent, Avis Car Rentals, didn’t have enough players to field a team, giving Beach House a forfeit victory.
Mason Martin opened the night’s action with a 34-6 victory over Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control. Quarterback Tim Shaughnessy led the way with three touchdown passes, 3 extra points, a 10-yard touchdown reception and, for good measure, he added an interception on defense.
Caleb Roberts added a touchdown pass and a touchdown reception to the Mason Martin offense, which also received a touchdown and an extra point from David Greene to go with touchdown receptions from Brianna Roberts and Frank Agnelli. Agnelli also added an interception, while James Ptak finished with 2 extra points and an interception on defense.
Truly Nolen received a touchdown pass from Pat Harrington to account for its score. John Exley led the defensive effort with three flag pulls, while Ben Sato and Tyler Lancaster finished with two pulls each in the loss.
Talucci Construction rolled to a 34-13 victory over Moss Builders behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner. He ran for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while adding 170 passing yards, including three touchdown passes and four extra-point passes. His favorite target was John DellTorre, who finished with 90 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches, while David Dunham finished with 65 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Christina Calvary added a pair of extra-point catches and Kevin Roman completed the scoring with an extra-point reception.
Ryan Moss threw for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Moss Builders’ offensive attack. Eric Gledhill was his top target, finishing with 120 receiving yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Jesse Brisson added 10 rushing yards and a game-high three flag pulls in the loss.
Two teams advanced to the knockout stage and battled for supremacy during July 26 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits.
The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran raced past walker Neil Hennessey by a 21-9 score to earn the day’s bragging rights.
Hennessey had a rare chance at revenge during the July 29 games as he again met Huyghe and Sofran in the finals after both teams went 3-0 in pool play. Huyghe and Sofran again earned a decisive 24-9 victory to earn bragging rights for the week.
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.
It’s free to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale Golf news
Rain wreaked havoc on nearly any thought of golf last week at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach. Regular action Monday and Tuesday was rained out, though the men did get in their regular Thursday scramble July 27.
The team of Dennis Schavey, Mark Kimball, Diane Miller and Gary Razze earned clubhouse bragging rights for the week with a 4-under-par 28.