Adult football action continues, youth soccer starts up

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Avis Car Rental receiver Jesse Griffin and Beach Bums defender Karri Stephens both eye the incoming pass during Aug. 3 adult flag football action at the Center of Anna Maria Island. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy
Avis Car Rentals receiver Chris Sullins catches a perfectly thrown football Aug. 3 during a 27-26 loss as Beach Bums defender Chad Woods gives chase on the field at the Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Kevin P. Cassidy

The adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island completed its second week of action with games Aug. 1 and Aug. 3.

Mason Martin Construction sits atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record, one victory ahead of second-place teams Beach House Real Estate and Talucci Construction with 2-0 records. Beach Bums is alone in fourth place with a 1-1 record, followed by Avis Car Rentals at 1-2 and Moss Builders and Truly Nolen at 0-3.

The game of the week was Beach Bums’ 27-26 come-from-behind victory Aug. 3 over Avis Car Rentals. Avis led 20-7 at halftime but, after holding Avis on downs to open the second half, Beach Bums roared back, outscoring Avis 20-6 in the second half.

Quarterback Chuck Buky threw for 170 yards, including three touchdown passes and three extra points, while also adding 75 rushing yards and a touchdown run. Karri Stephens was his favorite receiver, finishing with five catches for 125 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points. Chad Woods finished with 25 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Jay Hoffmeister completed the scoring in the victory with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Jason Sato threw for 190 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Beach Bums, which also received a huge game from Jesse Griffin, who finished with eight catches for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Sullins added a touchdown catch and an extra point, while Mike Brusso finished with 30 receiving yards and an extra point in the loss.

Mason Martin Construction rolled to a 32-13 victory over Moss Builders in the second game of the evening behind four touchdown passes and 125 passing yards from QB Tim Shaughnessy. His favorite target was Frank Agnelli, who finished with five catches for 130 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point. Brianna Roberts added a pair of touchdown receptions, while Caleb Roberts threw for 50 yards and a touchdown pass and added a 5-yard touchdown reception and extra point in the victory.

Ryan Moss threw for 110 yards, including a touchdown pass, while also adding 40 receiving yards. Eric Gledhill threw for 40 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Berger added a touchdown and an extra point reception, while Jordan Demers finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 3 saw Talucci Construction roll to a 33-18 victory over Truly Nolen behind the all-around play of quarterback Ray Gardner, who threw for 105 yards, including two touchdown passes and four extra points while adding 50 rushing and receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. As if that weren’t enough, Gardner also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense. Kevin Roman finished with a pair of touchdown receptions to go along with 45 receiving yards, while Christina Calvary added two extra points and 35 receiving yards in the victory.

Pat Harrington threw for 160 yards and three touchdown passes to Jake Parsons. Parsons finished with five catches for 115 yards for Truly Nolen, which also received three catches for 45 yards from Ben Sato in the loss.

Avis Car Rentals opened Aug. 1 action with a 34-0 thrashing of Truly Nolen behind quarterback Jason Sato, who threw for 210 yards, including four touchdown passes and four extra points. Danny Murphy was his top target, finishing with five catches for 90 yards, including a pair of touchdowns and an extra point. Griffin added four catches for 75 yards, including a touchdown and a pair of extra points, while Brusso finished with a touchdown and an extra point to go with 45 receiving yards.

Truly Nolen was led by quarterback Harrington’s 160 passing yards and receiver Ben Sato, who finished with five catches for 90 yards in the loss.

Mason Martin outscored Beach Bums 34-20 behind the running and passing of quarterback Shaughnessy, who threw for 150 yards, two touchdown passes and four extra points, while also adding 30 rushing yards, 10 receiving yards and scoring three touchdowns. Agnelli added 55 receiving yards and scored a touchdown and an extra point, while Caleb Roberts finished with 40 receiving yards and a touchdown. Brianna Roberts and David Green completed the scoring with extra points.

Rick Puskas threw for 160 yards, including two touchdowns and two extra points to lead Beach Bums, which also received 60 receiving yards and a touchdown from Stephens and 40 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point from Woods, who also had an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

The final game Aug. 1 saw Beach House Real Estate edge Moss Builders 21-14 behind three touchdown passes and 135 passing yards from Don Purvis. Receiver Mike Gillum had three catches for 65 yards, including two touchdowns and an extra point, while Emily Argeros added 30 receiving yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Moss Builders managed only 105 passing yards between Moss and Eric Gledhill. The lone touchdown pass went to Jacob Berger, who finished with 20 receiving yards and an extra point. Demers completed the Moss scoring with an interception return for a touchdown in the loss.

 

Horseshoe news

The team of Hank Huyghe and Tim Sofran teamed up again and posted the only 3-0 pool play record to earn their third consecutive trip to the winner’s circle Aug. 2 in horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.

Sofran made it four victories in a row, this time walking his way past the team of Steve Doyle and Neil Hennessey 24-20 in the title game.

Play gets under way 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

Tropical Storm Emily saturated the greens and washed out the golf action at the Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach last week.

 

Youth soccer starts up in Anna Maria

Registration for the fall youth soccer season at the Center of Anna Maria Island is underway.

Cost for the league, which will start playing matches Sept. 9 and runs until late October, is $10 for members and $126 for non-members. All games will be played Tuesdays and Saturdays at the center. The deadline to register is Aug. 26.

The instructional division for ages 3-5 will have weekly clinics and games, but no evaluations or scorekeeping. However, mandatory player evaluations — tryouts — are scheduled for all other age divisions at the following dates and times.

Aug. 29:           6 p.m.        ages 6-7

Aug. 29:           7 p.m.        ages 8-10

Aug. 30:           6 p.m.        ages 11-13

Aug. 30:           7 p.m.        ages 14-17

Registration can be completed online at www.centerami.org or at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

For more information, call 941-778-1908 or email will@centerami.org.

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