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Date of Issue: July 21, 2010

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Bobby Gibbons uses his head to come down with this interception during adult flag football action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidy

With the Anna Maria Island Community Center’s adult flag football season at its halfway point, the Bills have established themselves as the team to beat.

Not only are they the only undefeated team, they are the only team with a winning record. Conference foes the Jaguars and Broncos are in second and third place with 2-2 records.

Over in the NFC, the Vikings are on top of the conference with a 2-2 record, while the Giants are in second place at 1-3 and the Bucs remain winless, though they came painfully close to their first win while dropping a 20-19 decision to the Vikings in flag football action July 8.

The Buccaneer offense is still a work in progress, as the Viking defense held them to only one touchdown, but the Buc defense came through with interceptions that were returned for touchdowns by Shawn Kaleta and Bobby Gibbons. Gibbons also came through with seven flag pulls, while Billy Malfese added an interception to go along with one flag pull.

Offensively, the Bucs were led by quarterback David Johnston, who completed 12 of 23 passes for 130 yards including a touchdown to Kaleta. Kaleta finished with 39 receiving yards and eight rushing yards for the Bucs, which also received 56 receiving yards from Gibbons and 25 receiving yards from Heidi Johnston in the close loss.

The Vikings were led by the all-around play of Jordan Pritchard, who led all receivers with 112 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for another 41 yards. Defensively, Pritchard had a pair of interceptions and three flag pulls. Other offensive contributions came from quarterback Paul Kurtz, who passed for 149 yards, and Lance Plowman, who had 28 yards of total offense and a pair of touchdown runs in the victory.

Todd Zawistoski led the defense with five flag pulls and an interception, while Phelps Tracy added a pair of flag pulls.

The Bills remained undefeated with their 21-15 victory over the Giants. Quarterback Scott Dell paced the offense with 144 passing yards and three touchdown passes, two of which were to Ryan Hogan, who finished with 51 receiving yards and a 2-point conversion. Brian Moorhead added 45 receiving yards and a touchdown, while David Bishop finished with 38 receiving yards and an extra point.

Nate Talucci paced the Bills defense with three flag pulls, while Hogan, George Imes and Moorhead added two pulls apiece. Chris Jones rounded out the defensive effort with an interception to go along with one flag pull.

The Giants were led by quarterback Mark Anderson, who completed 16 of 20 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Jeremy Jackson added a touchdown and 82 yards of total offense, while Jimmy Thomas added 59 receiving yards and 34 rushing yards. April Jonatzke finished with 13 receiving yards and a touchdown, while husband Andy Jonatzke added 24 receiving yards and an extra point.

Thomas made two flag pulls, forced a safety and had a quarterback sack to lead the Giants defense that also received two pulls from Jackson and a flag pull each from April Jonatzke and Anderson in the loss.

The Jaguars won their second straight game, a 27-15 victory over the Broncos behind another big game from quarterback Jason Sato. Sato completed 11 of 19 passes for 165 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Clay Orr, who finished with 71 receiving yards and a pair of extra points. Dustin Swain added 55 receiving yards, including an extra point and Michael Durrance finished with 32 receiving yards in the victory.

Sato and Swain paced the Jaguar defense with interceptions that they returned for touchdowns, while Monica Simpson and Scott Rudacille each pulled off a quarterback sack.

The Broncos were led by quarterbacks Mike Walter and Robert Cornell. Cornell passed for 60 yards and a touchdown pass, while also adding 53 receiving yards and nine rushing yards. Walter passed for 74 yards and a touchdown. Brent Moss contributed a touchdown and an extra point to go along with 26 receiving yards, while Kevin Austin added a touchdown and 28 receiving yards.

Kevin Austin also added a pair of flag pulls and a safety to lead the Bronco defense that also received flag pulls from Shandi Austin, Cornell and John Pace in the loss.

Horseshoe news

Only two teams emerged from pool play during July 7 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City Hall horseshoe pits. John Johnson and Sam Samuels edged Tim Sofran and Norm Good by a 21-17 score.

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 Summer Indoor Soccer League schedule

Division I (ages 9-12)
July-10 7 p.m. Sparks vs. Action 
July-10 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Ross Built
July-10 7 p.m. Sparks vs. Ross Built
July-10 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. Action
Division II (ages 6-8)
July-10 6 p.m. Maxon vs. Back Alley
July-10 6 p.m. Maxon vs. Back Alley
NFL Adult Flag Football League standings
Teams  Wins Losses
Bills 4 0
Broncos 2 2
Jaguars 2 2
Vikings 2 2
Giants 1 3
Bucs 0 4