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Date of Issue: March 21, 2010

Cold weather prompts timeout for flag football

The Anna Maria Island Community Center’s winter NFL Flag Football league got started last week, but the cold weather canceled Saturday’s schedule of games and team photo shoot. Team pictures and the canceled games have been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, same time, same station.

The games completed last week were played in miserable weather as the worst cold conditions in recent history enveloped the area with meager high temperatures hovering in the mid-40s at game time at the Center.

Still, Mr. Bones Bengals got its season off to a hot start Jan. 8 with a 40-26 win over Holy Cow Cowboys in the 10-12 division.

The Bengals piled up 254 rushing yards led by Logan Reiber, who compiled 98 yards rushing, 83 yards receiving and scored four touchdowns and an extra point. Ben Connors added 102 yards on the ground, while Jean Paul Russo added 49 yards rushing and one touchdown.

The Bengals defense turned in an outstanding performance, limiting the Cowboys to only 190 yards of offense while picking off four passes. Again, Reiber led the way with two picks, while Ben Connors and Noah Connors each had one.

The Cowboys were led on offense by Mikey Ellsworth, who had a pair of touchdowns, while Austin Morrow picked up 33 receiving yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Zach Stewart completed six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Tapes Tennis Titans rolled past Galati Yacht Sales Texans in the 13-16 division by a 47-25 score Jan. 5 behind a huge game from Austin Ferrer. Ferrer completed 8 of 15 passes for 102 yards, while also gaining 79 rushing and 53 receiving yards to go along with his four touchdowns. Kyle Parsons also had a nice game with 76 passing yards, 75 receiving yards, a touchdown and an extra point. Max Miller chipped in with 54 receiving yards, including a touchdown and an extra point, while Chandler Hardy added a touchdown.

The Texans were led by Luke Shakelford’s 71 rushing yards, 65 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Chris Galati added 80 receiving yards and a touchdown. QB Daniel Doyle completed 13 of 23 passes for 164 yards in the loss.

Ross Built Raiders defeated Island Real Estate Ravens 31-24 in 10-12 division action Jan. 5. Jake Ross ran for 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns and an extra point to lead the Raiders, which also received 90 yards of total offense and two TDs from Andrew Ross. QB Jack Shinn contributed over 100 yards of offense and one touchdown to round out the offense for the Raiders.

The Ravens were led by QB Josh Zawistoski, who passed for 61 yards and ran for another 108, including a two-point conversion. Ati Dattoli had more than 120 yards of offense and a pair of touchdowns, while Brandon Blanford had one receiving touchdown in the loss.

Sparks Steel Art Eagles rolled past the BeachHouse Cardinals 47-24 Jan. 5 in the 8-9 division behind Jack Mello’s 140 yards rushing a four touchdowns. Dylan Joseph added 67 rushing yards and one touchdown, while Marlin Ellis added 10 receiving yards and a pair of extra points. Leo Rose ran for 37 yards and a touchdown, while contributing an amazing 13 flag pulls on defense.

The Cardinals were led by Tyler Pearson, who ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Masen Blandford added 67 yards rushing and one touchdown, while Nicosia Giampaolo ran for 45 yards and one touchdown in the loss.

Key Royale golf news

The Key Royale Club golfers got together Jan. 8 for their monthly mixed-scramble golf tournament. The team of Marty Clark, Merritt Fineout, Mark Clark and Laura Purcell matched the 22 carded by the team of Terry Westby, Mary Lou Dreier, Bob Kral and Bob Lang to finish tied for first place. The team of Web Cutting, Marcia Helgeson, John Purcell and Dale Hudson matched the score of Matt Behan, Ralph Bassett, Margaret Schuller and Paul Proxy to finish in a tie for second place.

Bob Kral took the closest-to-the-pin contest on number three, while Mary Lou Dreier captured it on number eight.

The men played an 18-hole, partner’s low-net game Jan. 6. The team of Jim Mixon and Gino DiClemente combined to card a 2-over-par 130 to take first place by two strokes over Tom Lewis and Earl Ritchie.

The men played a nine-hole, best-ball-of-foursome match Jan. 4. The team of Bob Dickinson, Matt Behan, Charlie Knopp and Peter Proxy carded a 7-under-par 25 to take first place.

The Key Royale Club women closed the year out by braving the cold weather to play an individual-low-net game. First place went to Sally Keyes, who carded an even-par 32. Cindi Mansour and Mary Selby tied for second at 4-over par 36.

AMICC NFL Flag Football schedule
(All games at AMICC)
Date Time       Teams
5-7 Division
Jan. 15     6 p.m.      Bears vs. Ravens

8-9 Division
Jan. 13     6 p.m.      Beach House vs. Sparks
Jan. 15     6 p.m.      Sand Bar vs. Tortilla Bay
Jan. 19     3 p.m.      Sand Bar vs. Beach House

10-12 Division
Jan. 13     7 p.m.      IRE vs. Norman
Jan. 15     7 p.m.      Ross Built vs. Walter
Jan. 15     8 p.m.      Bones vs. Norman
Jan. 18     6 p.m.      Bones vs. Walter
Jan. 19     7 p.m.      Ross Built vs. Norman

13-16 Division
Jan. 13     8 p.m.      Lapensee vs. Oyster Bar
Jan. 19     8 p.m.      Oyster Bar vs. Galati

Adult Coed Division
Jan. 14     6 p.m.      Bengals vs. Cowboys
Jan. 14     7 p.m.      Chiefs vs. Titans
Jan. 14     8 p.m.      Raiders vs. Lions


AMICC NFL Flag Football standings
8-9 Division
Team       won lost  tie    points
Eagles     1      0      0      3
Dolphins 1      0      0      3
Cardinals 0      1      0      0
Saints      0      1      0      0

10-12 Division
Bengals   1      0      0      3
Falcons    1      0      0      3
Raiders    1      0      0      3
Ravens    0      1      0      0
Cowboys 0      1      0      0
Titans      0      1      0      0

13-16 Division
Ravens    1      0      0      3
Titans      1      0      0      3
Raiders    0      1      0      0
Panthers  0      1      0      0

Adult Coed Division
Raiders    1      0      0      3
Chiefs      1      0      0      3
Titans      1      0      0      3
Bengals   0      1      0      0
Lions       0      1      0      0
Cowboys 0      1      0      0