The championship run has begun for the football-loving fans at the community center.
Playoff action in the adult flag football league at the Center of Anna Maria Island kicked off Nov. 5 with the quarterfinals.
The afternoon started with No. 5 seed Moss Builders taking on No. 4 Ugly Grouper and taking away a 46-20 blowout victory behind four touchdown passes from Ryan Moss and three touchdown passes from Jon Moss, who also chipped in with a TD reception.
Evelyn Long finished with four receptions, including three for touchdowns in the victory, while Cole Carter added two catches for TDs and James Roadman finished with a TD catch.
Ray Gardner provided most of the Ugly Grouper offense with a passing touchdown and two rushing touchdowns. Chad Woods completed the Ugly Grouper scoring with one touchdown grab on nine receptions.
The second game of the evening saw No. 2 seed Slim’s Place stave off an upset bid from No. 7 Progressive Cabinetry with a 22-18 victory to advance to the semifinals.
Quarterback Keith McQuillen threw two TD passes and Dominick Otteni threw for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass to lead Slim’s Place, which also received two touchdown grabs from Connor Haughey in the victory.
Cam Winston threw a pair of TD passes and caught a touchdown pass to lead Progressive, which also received a touchdown pass and two touchdown receptions from Barndon Kull in the loss.
The third game of the night saw No. 8 seed Gulfview Windows and Doors knock out No. 1 seed Solid Rock Construction behind the stellar play of JB Shuck.
Shuck finished with 10 receptions, including two for touchdown and threw in a pick-six for good measure. Charles Bucky finished with a pair of TD passes and Jordan DeMers added two interceptions in the win.
Solid Rock quarterback Tim Shaughnessy threw for a pair of scores to Jake Smith and Bri Shaughnessy while Kari Stephens finished with seven catches and an extra point.
The last game of the night was a 51-21 blowout victory for No. 3 Sandbar Restaurant over Beach Bums behind Chase Richardson — a one-man wrecking crew. Richardson threw for two TDs and ran for another three, but that wasn’t enough. Richardson also intercepted three passes and took them all to the house.
Anthony Mannino finished with six catches, a touchdown and 3 extra points and Dylan Doyle rounded out the scoring with a touchdown catch.
Matthew Manger threw three TD passes to a trio of receivers — Jaret Rojas, Kemo Harris and Lucas Paquin — to lead Beach Bums in the loss.
The championship action is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, with Slim’s Place taking on Gulfview Windows and Doors, followed by the Sandbar versus Moss Builders.
Seedings set for adult soccer playoffs
The final week of regular season in the adult soccer league at the center decided the four playoff matchups set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Signature Granite held onto the top seed with a 5-0-2 record and will take on No. 8 Skinny’s Place at 7 p.m. Slim’s Place nabbed the No. 2 seed with a 5-1-1 record and will face No. 7 Solid Rock Construction in the 8 p.m. game. Sato Real Estate finished in third place with a 5-2-1 record and will play No. 6 Progressive Cabinetry, while No. 4 Blalock Walters takes on No. 5 Ugly Grouper in the 6 p.m. game.
Blalock Walters opened the Nov. 4 season finale with a 6-3 victory over Skinny’s behind a hat trick from Matt Staggs and a goal each from Damir Glavan, Austin Nutting and Tyler Brewer. Fill-in goalie Greg DeMeuse came through with four saves in the victory.
Jonathan Aragon scored twice and Garret Richelieu scored once to lead Skinny’s, which also received six saves from Kevin Bell in the loss.
Signature Granite showed why they’re top seed with a 12-3 victory over Ugly Grouper in the second match of the night. Zoran Kolega had four goals and an assist and Zach Lieb notched a hat trick to lead Signature Granite, which also received two goals each from Ugur Durmaz and Olsin Crean. Chris Yavalar completed the scoring with a goal, while Steve Oelfke made five saves in the victory.
Sato crushed Slim’s Place by a 7-1 score in the third match behind three goals from Josh Sato and two goals, an assist and four saves from Rico Beissert. Jessica Williams and Raul Loria completed the scoring with a goal each in the victory.
Cole Peterson scored the lone goal for Slim’s, which received nine saves from Ryan Moss in the loss.
The final regular-season match and the last on the four-game night saw Solid Rock and Progressive battle to a 5-5 tie. SRC received two goals each from Robert Fellowes and Gerardo Urbiola and a goal from Jamie Hutchinson. Neil Fellowes and Connor Bystrom added assists, while Mark Long made six saves to help preserve the tie.
Keith Mahoney scored two goals to lead Progressive Cabinetry, which also received a goal each from Andrew Sullivan, Daniel Adan and Josh Bernet in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
Forty-four Key Royale Club members played in the SpooKey Royale Scramble golf tourney Oct. 31, with many members costumed in their scariest and funniest for Halloween fun.
First-place honors went to the team of Penny Williams, Heather Pritchard, Charlie Fish and Ryan Veith with a net score of 58.5. Second place went to Jana Samuels, Besty Meyers, Bill MacMillan and Tom Nelson with a score of 60.24, while Mary Lou Dreier, Dale Hudson and Ann and John Hackinson took third with a score of 63.34.
Debi Wohlers took the closest-to-the-pin prize for the ladies, while Eric Lawson won for the men. Lori Waggoner and Veith were the winners of the longest-drive contest.
The “closest-to-the-pumpkin-patch” contests were won by Jana Samuels and John Purcell, followed by all participants retiring to the clubhouse for “goolish” refreshments and snacks.
-Two teams emerged from pool play with 3-0 records and battled for the day’s championship during Nov. 4 horseshoe action at the Anna Maria City hall horseshoe pits.
The team of Bob Lee and Bob Palmer cruised to a 23-10 victory over Jerry Disbrow and Steve Doyle to earn bragging rights for the day.
The Nov. 7 games saw three teams advance to the knockout stage. The team of Neil Hennessey and Palmer drew the bye for the finals and watched as Steve Hooper and Rod Bussey easily moved into the final round with a 21-5 victory over Jerry Disbrow and Doyle.
Hooper and Bussey stayed hot in the final and cruised to a 21-7 victory over Hennessey-Palmer to earn the day’s championship.
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Anna Maria pits. Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.