NFL football — flag football — dominates summer fun
|Chris Pate gathers in a pass from Buccaneer quarterback Sean Price during Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football action at the Holmes Beach field.
NFL Flag Football action continues into summer at the Holmes Beach field in three age divisions. The youth division, for players ages 12-15, is being dominated by the Buccaneers, who have won every game and sit atop of the standings with a 6-0 record. The Raiders are in second place with two victories, while the Panthers are still in search of victory lane.
The junior division for players ages 8-11 has two teams currently tied for first place, the Texans and the Titans. Both teams sport 3-2 records, while third-place Chiefs have one victory.
The season is quickly winding down so get out and catch a game on the sidelines.
Buccaneers 40, Panthers 34
Daniel Landesberg scored three touchdowns and an extra point to lead the Bucs past the Panthers on June 22. The Bucs also received offensive touchdowns from Rainia Lardas and Kyle Parsons, while Tommy Price contributed a defensive TD in the victory. Alex Burgess closed out the Buc scoring with three extra-point receptions.
The Panthers received offensive touchdowns from Julian Botero, Nicole Botero, Brandon Gengler and Blake Rivers. Gengler also contribute a defensive score for the Panthers, which also received a safety from Julian Botero and a two-point conversion from Matt Bauer in defeat.
Titans 28, Chiefs 19
Adam Hart scored a pair of touchdowns to help the Titans defeat the Chiefs 28-19 in junior division flag football on June 22. The Titans also received a touchdown and an extra point from Connor Field and Josh Zawistoski in the victory.
The Chiefs were led by Ben Connors, Blaine Jenefsky and Seth Walter with one touchdown apiece, while Noah Connors added an extra point in the loss.
Titans 35, Texans 6
Connor Field and Josh Zawistoski each scored a pair of offensive touchdowns to lead the Titans past the Texans on June 20. Zawistoski added a defensive score for the Titans, which also received a one-point conversion from Zach Stewart in the victory.
Devan Salati scored the lone touchdown for the Texans in the loss.
Chiefs 40, Texans 8
Zach Facheris scored a pair of offensive touchdowns and Blaine Jenefsky added a TD from both sides of the ball to lead the Chiefs past the Texans on June 18. Ben Connors led a strong defensive effort with two defensive touchdowns in the victory.
The Texans were led by Gavin Sentman’s lone TD and a safety from Jake Parsons in the loss.
Key Royale Golf news
Earl Huntziger carded a 6-under-par 26 to win the June 18 individual low-net golf tournament at the Key Royale Club golf course. Charles Knopp finished three shots back with a 29, while John Heiselman, Fred Meyer and Bob King tied for third place with a trio of 31s.
None of the eight teams that started horseshoe play on June 16 managed undefeated pool play records, leaving five 2-1 teams to battle it out for the day’s bragging rights. Sam Samuels and Steve Doyle emerged as champs after the unusually lengthy playoff round. They edged the team of Debbie Rhodes and Ron Slagh by a 21-18 score.
Only three teams played on June 20 with Sam Samuels and Debbie Rhodes earning bragging rights thanks to a 23-14 victory over Ron Pepka and Tom Rhodes.
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.
AMICC NFL Flag Football standings
AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
(All games played at Holmes Beach field)
Youth Division (Ages 12-15)
June 277 p.m.Raiders vs. Buccaneers
June 297 p.m.Panthers vs. Buccaneers
Junior Division (Ages 8-11)
June 276 p.m.Texans vs. Titans
June 296 p.m.Chiefs vs. Titans
Pee Wee Division (Ages 5-7)
June 286 p.m.Colts vs. Eagles