We Need A Sub’s comeback win secures a spot in the championship: Game of the Week

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Algino Monkeys forward Micheal Waczkowski (#22) takes a shot on We Need A Sub’s (Red) net. Picture by Franklin Heinzmann

Last night, the number two seeded Algino Monkeys took on the number three seeded We Need A Sub in one of two Yellow Roller Hockey League playoff games last night. The two teams each one a game when they faced each other in the regular season twice.

On the first shot of the game, from either team, Jesse Koester scored for Algino Monkeys to make it 1-0. Algino Monkeys forward David Tornabene scored his team’s second goal of the game with 18:04 left in the first half. We Need A Sub made their first mark of the game with 15:22 left in the first half when Michael Shields scored. On the ensuing faceoff, Koester scored his second of the game to make it 3-1 Algino Monkeys. Then, We Need A Sub’s Andrew Clark scored his first of the game to make it 3-2. Much like the last goal We Need A Sub scored, Koester scored on the ensuing faceoff to make it 4-2. With 11:02 left in the first half Algino Monkeys’ Jake Farey scored to make it 5-2.

After 7 total goals from both teams in the first 11 minutes in the first half, you’d think goals would be scored left and right. But only one goal was scored for the rest of the half. It was scored by Algino Monkeys’ Farey and was assisted by Micheal Waczkowski to make it 6-2 with 1:26 left in the first half. The score held until the buzzer. Shots at halftime were 19-15 in favor of Algino Monkeys. The shot difference was the same as the goal difference.

To start out the second half, We Need A Sub’s Shields went five-hole and scored to make it 6-3. Shields’ teammate Robert Chabanne tacked on another just 1:03 later to make it 6-4. After a shaky first half, We Need A Sub goaltender Evan Cage really stepped it up in the second half and made some great saves. Including the one that he made on an Algino Monkeys forward that led to We Need A Sub’s fifth goal scored by Shields. With 14:47 left, We Need A Sub had cut their deficit to one and had momentum on their side. With 13:20 left in the second half, Nick Koch scored the game tying goal for We Need a Sub. That goal was the fourth unanswered We Need A Sub goal. Algino Monkeys regathered themselves and scored with 8:25 left in the second half. With 2:51 left, Algino Monkeys made a clutch save, stopping We Need A Sub’s 2 on 1.

Shortly thereafter, Clark scored to tie it up at seven. After a very intense two minutes of roller hockey filled with shots, saves, dekes, and more, the score was tied and the clock was ticking. With 12.7 seconds left, Clark scored his third and what turned out to be the game winning goal.

The final score was 8-7 in favor of We Need A Sub. The shot total ended 34-33 in favor of We Need A Sub. Like the first half, the shot difference was the same as the goal difference.

With their upset win, We Need A Sub advances to the Roller Hockey Yellow Championship to face Molokai Cops with t-shirts on the line. The game will be May 16 at 9:00 P.M. and it might even be the game I cover for next week’s Game of the Week article *insert thinking face emoji*.

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Lethal Weapons three-peat as champs: Game of the Week

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Lethal Weapons have won the past three Saturday Flag Football League championships. Picture by Franklin Heinzmann

Lethal Weapons and Flag U faced off in the Saturday Men’s Flag Football League championship. Lethal Weapons and Flag U were seeded finished first and second, respectively, in the regular season. The season series between the two teams split the season series 1-1, with an average margin of defeat being only 7.5. With two very evenly matched teams this was sure to be a great game, and it was.

The game started off with Matt Mann catching a TD in the back of the endzone to put Flag U up 6-0. Flag U failed the two-point conversion so the score remained 6-0 with just over 20 minutes left in the second half. On the ensuing drive Lethal Weapons marched down the field and capped it off with a TD scored by Anthony Hitton on a drag route. Lethal Weapons failed their two-point try so the score was tied at six.

On the next drive Hitton sacked Flag U’s QB, Aaron Ertel, on third down forcing them to go three and out. Lethal Weapons ran into the same problem. It was 4thdown with 11:08 to go and Lethal Weapons decided to go for it. They failed, but a roughing the passer penalty gave them a fresh set of downs. The drive ended on a TD from Kerr Roland. Their two-point attempt was good. Lethal Weapons took a 14-6 lead with 8:43 left in the first half.

The next drive ended with Flag U receiver Nick Jones leaping over his defender to catch a touchdown after Ertel scrambled out of the pocket and threw a jump ball for Jones to snag. Flag U didn’t convert their two-point try and the score was 14-12. On the first play of Lethal Weapons drive, Flag U’s cornerback Aaron Rhiback picked off Lethal Weapons QB Mike Chuchla and took it to the house to give Flag U a 18-16 lead going into halftime. The score held into halftime.

The second half started just like the first half ended. Joe Miller, of Flag U, got an interception but didn’t take it to the endzone. He made up for it by scoring a TD on a well-run post route. The score then became 24-16. Lethal Weapons responded with a bang.

Chuchla launched a ball down the right sideline and its was caught by Roland. It was the catch of the game and would easily be trending on Twitter. Unfortunately, no one caught it on their phone (if anyone did tweet us @epicctr). The drive was capped with a touchdown by Dakarei Hubbard. Lethal Weapons tied it up at 24 on a successful two-point conversion with about 17 minutes to go in the game.

Flag U’s next drive started with a Damon Powell catch and run. Thanks to Powell’s smooth moves he got his team a first down and on the endzone’s doorstep. Aaron Ertel ran it in himself for a TD to make it 30-24 Flag U. Another failed Flag U two-point attempt hindered them from extending the lead eight. Lethal Weapons responded with a TD of their own. Roland caught his third TD of the night in the back of the endzone. Letha Weapons then bucked the trend and only went for one extra point. They converted to make it 31-30 with 9:45 to go in the game.

On the ensuing drive Lethal Weapons held Flag U to a 4th and inches. Powell ran a quick drag route and converted. It could’ve been curtains for Flag U if they had not converted. However, Lethal Weapons didn’t let them score despite letting them get a first down. Flag U then faced another critical decision: punt or go for the score. Flag U chose to punt with 3:40 left in a Rex Ryan-esque coaching decision. Thanks to two long runs by Chuchla, Lethal Weapons then bled the clock and got it down to 48.9 seconds.

The game was on the line for Flag U. Any score and Flag U would be champions. Flag U got a first down but took most of the time off of the clock. With 10 seconds left they had two shots at the endzone and came up empty. Lethal Weapons were then crowned champions with Epic Center League Champs t-shirts.

 

Congrats to Lethal Weapons on a great championship session!

GPS take the third trophy in The Championship Trilogy: Game of the Week

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GPS after winning their second championship in three sessions. Picture by Amanda Karneth.

 

GPS and Buffalo Celtic (formerly known as Celtic and Rusty Buffalo Celtic) met for the third consecutive session in the championship game. Each team has a championship victory between them. This session’s championship meant a lot more, because it gives the winning team the overall titles lead in the rivalry, and it is the last one before the summer starts.

The game started out with a good amount of chances missed by both teams. GPS’ Tony C. was able to convert on a goal that was curled in past the keeper to make it 1-0. The rest of the half was filled with fierce and very highly talented soccer. Aitor F., captain of GPS, scored with 45 seconds left in the half to make it 2-0. The score was 2-0 at halftime

Franscesco C. scored back-to-back goals to start out the second half. His second one, and the fourth team goal, was scored after he put on a great spin move to put the Buffalo Celtic defender in a twist to get past him to score the goal. The score was 4-1 with just over 15 minutes left in the game. With 12 minutes to go, Buffalo Celtic’s Brandon V. scored a penalty to make it 4-1. In an effort to ignite a comeback, Buffalo Celtic shifted to a high press in order to make GPS uncomfortable and possibly create more turnovers. That didn’t phase GPS one bit. GPS went on to score two more goals. The goals were scored by Fabio M. and Tony C. respectively. They used great passing to overcome Celtic’s high press strategy. To cap off the night GPS scored one more goal to make the score 7-1, an that’s where it ended.

Congrats to GPS on a great championship session!

 

Be sure to come back next Thursday for the next Game of the Week

 

Regulation Hair Loss takes on High Slot Clap Bombs in Roller Hockey Blue semifinals: Game of the Week

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Picture taken by Franklin Heinzmann

The regular season series between Regulation Hair Loss (RHL) and High Slot Clap Bombs (HSCB) finished at 2-1 in favor of HSCB. RHL finished the regular season third and HSCB finished the regular season in second

The game started out with two quick goals from HSCB’s Tyler Landahl. HSCB showed that they meant business. After a scrum in front, William George scored to make it 2-1 with 16:54 left in the first half. With 14:10 to go in the half, HSCB Zach Fisher scored to make it 3-1. The goal was assisted by James Krolikowski. Just two minutes later the pair linked up again for another goal. The goal came on a 2 on 1 after a between the legs pass from Korlikowski. If there were any cameras recording the game, the play would’ve easily made it onto Sportscenter’s Top Ten plays. The score was 4-1 after that goal. RHL’s Christopher Rogers responded with a goal to make it 4-2. With five minutes to go, Landahl scored his third goal of the night to secure a hat trick. With five minutes to go, HSCB scored their sixth goal. Krolikowski and Fisher perfected the give-and-go for Krolikowski to score. Just before halftime, RHL’s Aaron Crane scored right before the end of the half.

The score at halftime was 6-3 with HSCB ahead. Shots were 17-16 in favor of HSCB.

RHL started out the second half with a 3-0 run over the course of the first six minutes of the half. Goals were scored by George, Crane, and Shawn Allen in order. Just thirty seconds after RHL tied the game up, Rogers scored his second goal of the night to give RHL their first lead of the night. HSCB responded with a great offensive possession that finished with Jake Sinclair scoring his first and only goal of the night to tie it at seven. With 11:30 left, Fisher scored a goal on a great shot to make it 8-7 HSCB. After some really intense roller hockey, Rogers scored off of a faceoff in HSCB zone to tie it at eight. With six minutes to go, Rogers scored again to give his team the lead. It was the first time RHL had gotten ahead by two goals. Taking that into consideration, RHL put three of their better defenders on the rink as opposed to the usual to attackers and two defensemen. The strategy paid off as countless pushes from HSCB came up short, even when HSCB pulled their goalie. To cap off the valiant defensive effort, Crane scored an empty net goal to secure the win.

The final score was 11-9. Shots were tied at 29 a piece. RHL will play Spartans in the championship on Tuesday at 7 P.M.. With ‘Epic Center League Champions’ shirts on the line, it will surely be a game to remember.

All Spartans all the time: Game of the Week

 

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A face-off in High Slot Clap Bombs’ zone after goalie Corey Fohrd (right) made a nice save. Photo by Franklin Heinzmann

On Tuesday night, the top two teams in Tuesday Night Roller Hockey’s Blue division went head to head. Spartans and High Slot Clap Bombs (HSCB) always play very tight and competitive games. The season series was 2-1 in favor of Spartans heading into the game. Spartans went into the game going for a win. On the other hand, HSCB was looking to stay sharp.

“This game doesn’t really mean anything,” said James Krolikowski, captain of HSCB. “We’re settled in on second place so it’s just about coming out of here healthy for the playoffs.”

Spartans started the scoring on a 2 on 0. The goal was scored by Adam Owczarczak and assisted by Scott Matthews. Mitch Francemore scored his first goal for Spartans to make it 2-0. He was almost parallel with the net when he scored it from the corner of the rink. With 8:35 left, Ryan Speigel scored his first of the game for Spartan. Owczarczak scored his second of the night on a wicked wrist shot to make it 4-0. HSCB responded quickly to get on the board. Tyler Landahl scored and he was assisted by Jordan Partyka. Francemore scored his second of the night to make it 5-1 Spartans. With 18 seconds left, John Allen scored his first of the night for Spartans to make it 6-1 just before halftime. Shots were 24-10 Spartans with the score being 6-1 Spartans at the halfway point.

To start the second half, Partyka scored to shorten Spartans’ lead to four. Spartans responded almost immediately with a goal of their own. Francemore scored the goal which made the score 7-2. Spartans went on the power play with 15:45 left in the game as a result of Krolikowski committing a tripping penalty. Spartans took advantage of it and scored to make it 8-2. Owczarczak successfully earned the hat trick when he scored with 11:45 left in the game. Off of the ensuing faceoff, Landahl took it the length of the ice for HSCB and scored to make it 9-3. All after that was elementary as the final score stood at 9-3. The shots ended up being 36-21 in favor of Spartans.

Spartans had four substitutes as opposed to HSCB’s one. After the game, Spartans player Matt Manns spoke on the game and how important having substitutes are in matchups like this one.

“When the two teams are equal in skill, the number of guys [the teams have] is everything,” said Manns. “When you have only one sub, you get tired quicker. No matter what skill you have, when you get tired you’re not going to have the effort in you.”

Not only was HSCB low on substitutes, but they were missing their leading scorer Patrick Griffin.

“Our offense is led around Pat Griffin,” said Krolikowski. “If he’s on our team is on. If he’s not, we kind of struggle, but we try to make it work.”

Hopefully Griffin will be back for the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday. HSCB is taking on Regulation Hair Loss and Spartans is taking on Blazing Nuggets.

 

Buffalo Celtic pulls away late: Game of the Week

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An empty Open Field 1 before Buffalo Celtic took on Rag Tag FC. Picture: epic-center.com

The inaugural Game of the Week featured Rag Tag FC and Buffalo Celtic of the Tuesday Men’s Soccer league. Going into the game, Rag Tag FC and Buffalo Celtic were second and third in the standings respectively. The two teams played earlier in the season, and the game ended 4-3 with Rag Tag FC being victorious. Rag Tag FC captain and Ryan Kuhlmann recalled the win.

“Our whole goal is to compete and to be out there and have fun,” said Kuhlmann. “We obviously love to win and Celtic is really good. We were stoked to beat them last time. So I’ll be interested to see how we do tonight.”

Ed Fritz, goalkeeper and captain of Buffalo Celtic, also spoke about the game and how he saw it unfold from between the pipes.

“We didn’t play ‘our’ game,” said Fritz. “We made a lot of dumb mistakes. They [Rag Tag FC] have a couple of great shooters that took it to us and made us pay …. They played ‘their’ game to a tee and that’s why they won.”

The game itself started out quickly with Buffalo Celtic’s Brandon Voyer scoring off a rebound to make it 1-0 with just under 20 minutes to go in the first half. The key to the goal was that Buffalo Celtic put pressure on Rag Tag FC when Rag Tag FC had the ball in their own end. It was a common theme throughout the game. Off of a great one handed save by Nick Pangallo, Rag Tag FC’s goalie, Rag Tag FC took the ball down the field showing great passing ability and the run finished with goal scored by Eric Hilley to make it 1-1.

As advertised it was a very intense first half, each team getting a good amount of shots on net. With 20 seconds left a Rag Tag FC defender was called for a handball in the box, which means a penalty kick was given to Buffalo Celtic. Voyer took the penalty and was stopped by Pangallo. That stop gave Rag Tag FC all the momentum heading into halftime with the score tied 1-1.

The second half started similarly to the first. Voyer scored his second of the night on a great pass from Tom Cordero to make it 2-1 with over 20 minutes left in the game. Shortly after Kevin Wagel, of Buffalo Celtic, scored his team’s third goal. With 11:48 left Voyer scored his third of the game. He is the team’s leading scorer and is currently fourth in the league for goals (12).

Buffalo Celtic then proceeded to hog possession and play keep away from Rag Tag FC so that even the thought of making a comeback was dampered. Dillon Oliveri scored Buffalo Celtic’s fifth goal with 10:40 left on a nice long shot that beat Pangallo, who overall had a great night. Weigel scored his second shortly after to make it 6-1.

Rag Tag FC didn’t throw in the towel. Kahlid (no last name given) scored with 4:43 left to close Buffalo Celtic’s lead to four. Again, Rag Tag FC strung together a few nice passes leading up to the goal showcasing great teamwork. To cap of the night Buffalo Celtic’s Josh Fritz scored a header from a cross that came from the left winger to make it 7-2 and put the nail in the coffin.

The final score was 7-2 Buffalo Celtic. As a result of this game, the teams flip-flopped spots in the standings. Both Buffalo Celtic and Rag Tag FC are currently slated to face each other if the playoffs were to start next week.

 

Be sure to lookout for next week’s edition of the Game of the Week!

 

 

 

 

Midseason Flag Football Review

By Franklin Heinzmann

 

Flag Football Blue

  1. Buffalo Braves (5-1)

The Braves are in first place in the Blue division. The Braves are the best defensive team in the division. They have only given up 100 points across six. Chris Lonzi leads the team in TDs with four. Champions of the past 3 out of 4 sessions, the Braves are on pace to be the first seed in the playoffs.

 

  1. Pup N’ Suds (5-1)

Pup N’ Suds are in second off of a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Braves. Pup N’ Suds lost to the Braves by a score of 20-14 in an intense week seven showdown. Edward Harof and Dean Thompson are tied for the team lead in touchdowns with six. If Pup N’ Suds can keep up their winning ways, watch out for the week 11 matchup featuring Pup N’ Suds and the Braves. First place could be on the line.

 

  1. Eagles (4-3)

The team named after the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles currently sits in third. The team has scored a division high 221 points. Adam Houser and Matt Mohr are tied for the team high and division high for touchdowns with seven each. The Eagles just suffered a 19-18 loss against Pup N’ Suds, and are currently slated to face them if the playoffs were to start today.

 

  1. Hellagoods (3-3)

The only team to play six games so far is currently fourth in the Blue division.  Rashad Fisher, known as simply Fish, and Noah Huard lead the team in TDs with four each. The team is playing Eagles coming off of their bye next week, and could jump into third. Hellagoods holds the final playoff spot and would have to play Braves in the first round.

 

  1. Mega Chargers (2-5)

Mega Chargers are currently on the outside looking in, but could take Hellagoods spot in the near future. Nedeljko Cvijetinovic leads the team in touchdowns with six. Mega Chargers is on a two-game losing streak and play Pup N’ Suds next week.

 

Flag Football Green

  1. Morning Wood (4-2)

Morning Wood is currently in the driver’s seat with seven weeks to go. Dave (no last name given) leads the team in TDs with six. Their recent victory was a 41-8 win over The Money Team. Morning Wood is slated to play The Process in next Monday’s only Green matchup.

 

  1. Team No Name (4-1)

The team with the most self-aware name in either division is currently in second. Team No Name has given up a total of 64 points in the 5 games they’ve played, which is good for first place in the divison.  If they can beat Camprise and hope that Morning Wood loses on Monday to The Process, then Team No Name will be in first.

 

  1. Camprise (3-3)

The team that’s named after their QB, Michael Camprise, is in third. Jeffery Persutti leads all of Flag Football Green with 10 TDs. They have the highest flying offense in the division, scoring 219 total points. Their next game is against Team No Name, who they would face if they playoffs were to start today.

 

  1. The Process (3-2)

The Process sits in fourth, but they are far from out of it. With a win against Morning Wood on Monday, they enter the running for first place. Andrew Ruddock leads the team with four TDs. In their most recent game, they suffered a one- point loss to Camprise, but with the division lead in sight, players on The Process aren’t getting down.

 

  1. The Money Team (0-6)

In true Floyd Mayweather fashion, The Money Team hasn’t thrown any punches this session. Despite getting relegated from Flag Football Blue, the team has yet to win a single game. The team’s next game is The Process on Thursday.

Braves pull away late to take division lead: Flag Football Week 7 Review

By Franklin Heinzmann

 

Flag Football Blue

Buffalo Braves vs Pup N’ Suds

 Pup N’ Suds started with the ball and drove down the field, only to be intercepted in the end zone by Ryan Stevens of the Buffalo Braves.  The same thing happened to the Braves on the next drive. Pup N’ Suds’ Eddie Starr picked off Braves QB Chris Lonzi. On the ensuing drive, Braves cornerback Rob Murszewski picked off Pup N’ Suds QB Tito Candelario and took it to the house to give the Braves a 6-0 lead. Shortly after, Damen Powell juked his way through several Pup N’ Suds defenders after catching a quick pass for a TD to make it 14-0 with a successful two-point conversion. The score at halftime was 14-0.

To start the second half, Pup N’ Suds replied with a similar touchdown of their own. Mohammed Saleh caught a pass off a slant route and got past several Buffalo Braves defenders before scoring a touchdown. The score was 14-6. Shortly after, Starr caught his second interception of the night and returned it for a pick-six. Pup N’ Suds converted a two-point try to make it 14-14. The Braves responded quickly to go up by six. The score was 20-14. The Braves defense stood their ground and secured the victory making several clutch stops.

Final Score: Buffalo Braves 20 Pup N’ Suds 14

 Eagles vs Mega Chargers 

Mega Chargers came out with an early TD scored by Joseph Scibilia. The extra point was picked off by Eagles’ defender Adam Houser. The score was 6-1. Eagles took the momentum for the extra-point interception and scored a TD on the ensuing drive. Houser scored the TD and Eagles scored a two-point try to make it 9-6. Mega Chargers responded with a TD scored by Scibilia. The team failed on the extra point. The score was 12-9. Just before the half Eagles scored again thanks to a TD catch by Joseph Scriever on a nice throw from QB Bobby McConnell. The score at halftime was 17-12 Eagles.

After a very even second half, which featured three sacks from Eagles lineman Jaron Simpson, it came down to crunch time. Eagles receiver Mike Stanley caught his only TD of the night to extend Eagles lead to 11. Unfortunately, Mega Chargers couldn’t mount a comeback thanks to the great defense that was played by Simpson and the rest of Eagles’ defense.

Final: Eagles 23 Mega Chargers 12

 

Flag Football Green

The Money Team vs Camprise

The Money Team got reassigned to the Green division. The Money Team decided to play one man down instead of forfeiting due to lack of players like last week. Camprise got on the board first thanks to Nathan Longbine sacking the QB for a safety. With 11:45 left, Jeff Persutti caught his first TD of the night on a bomb from QB Michael Camprise to make it 9-0 Camprise with the extra point. Just a minute later Persutti returned an interception for a TD to make it 15-0. The Money Team struck with 9:28 left on a long TD throw. Trei Hall caught the TD that made it 15-8 with the two-point conversion. Camprise scored their third TD of the night with 5:25 left, thanks to Ryan (no last name given) catching a TD.  The score was 23-8. Micheal Camprise, playing defense, registered his first pick-six of the night with three minutes to go to make it 29-8. Camprise scored to make it 37-8 just before halftime with the two-point conversion.

Persutti caught his second TD of the night just 45 seconds into the second half. He caught his third TD of the night after Camprise made The Money Team go three-and-out. The score was 51-8. The Money Team scored their second TD of the night to make it 51-16 with the two point try with 12:45 to go. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the start of an epic comeback as Camprise added two touchdowns and a two-point conversion before the game ended.

 

Notes taken for me covering Morning Wood vs Team No Name were lost

Final Score: Team No Name 31 Morning Wood 22

 

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Two forfeits and two great games: Flag Football Week 6 Review

Flag Football Blue

Eagles vs Hellagoods

Right out of the gate this game was intense, and featured a lot of scoring. Eagles’ Matt Mohr scored the first TD of the night which gave his team a 7-0 lead with the extra point. After not being able to immediately respond, Hellagoods scored two TDs in the next 12 minutes. On the second TD, Hellagoods went for two to make up for not converting the extra point attempt on the first TD and it backfired. Eagles returned the two-point try back for two points of their own. The score was 12-9 Hellagoods. Mohr caught his second TD of the night to make it 15-12 in favor of Eagles. Hellagoods receiver Adam Huard caught his only TD of the night to make it 19-15 with the extra point. Eagles reciver Adam Houser scored a TD just before the end of the half to make it 22-19 with the extra point.

With 19 minutes left in the game, Eagles receiver Adam Houser extended his team’s lead when he caught a TD on a nice pass from QB Bobby McConnell. Hellagoods returned the extra point attempt to make it 28-20. Hellagoods scored two minutes later to make it 28-26. Unfortunately, they didn’t convert the to-point attempt to tie the game. After 15 minutes of exciting and intense flag football, Eagles was able to pull away with a TD with two minutes to go in the game. With the etra point, the score was 35-26. Now being two scores away, the game was now out of reach for Hellagoods.

Final Score: Eagles 35 Hellagoods 26

 

The Money Team didn’t have enough players to field a complete team, so they forfeited their match against the Buffalo Braves

 

 Flag Football Green

 Team No Name vs Camprise

Team No Name wide receiver Tony Rivera-Cruz caught two touchdowns from QB Tito Candelario to give Team No Name a 13-0 lead. With nine minutes left in the first half, Team No Name’s Micheal Castro sacked Camprise QB Michael Camprise for a safety to give his tem a 15-0 lead. Just a minute later, Team No Name struck again with a TD thanks to wide receiver making a nice catch and taking it to the endzone. Camprise got on the board just before the end of the first half thanks to a Jeff Persutti TD catch. The score was 21-7 at halftime.

Just a minute into the second half Powell caught his second TD of the night to make it 28-7 with the extra point. Camprise responded with their second TD of the night. Cam Foster was the player who caught the TD pass which made it 28-13. With 13 minutes to go in the second half,  Rueban Foster scored his first TD of the night to make it 34-13. Camprise intercepted the extra point attempt and took it to the house, giving them a point. The score was 34-14. Team No Name was able to get another safety before the game ended.

Final Score: Team No Name 36 Camprise 14

Tittsburgh Feelers didn’t have enough players to field a complete team, so they forfeited their match against The Process

 

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Eagles win by a season-high 76 points: Flag Football Week 5 Review

By Franklin Heinzmann

Flag Football Blue

Eagles vs The Money Team

You read the headline correctly, Eagles beat The Money Team by 76 on Tuesday night. You don’t get 76 points by taking your time on offense, and that’s exactly what Eagles didn’t do. Just two minutes into the game Adam Huard caught his first TD of the night. With the extra point the score was 7-0. Within the next ten minutes, Joe (no last name given) and Jeff Schrier caught touchdown passes from QB Bobby McConnell. After the second touchdown, The Money Team returned the extra point attempt back to score their one and only point of the night. The score was 19-1. Huard caught his second TD of the night with nine minutes to go in the first half. With the extra point the score was 26-1. Jeff caught his second TD of the night to make it 32-1. With 10 seconds left in the first half Eagles receiver Matt Mohr caught his first TD of the night. The score was 38-1 at halftime

Eagles more than doubled their score in the second half. With 19 minutes to go in the second half, Mohr caught his second TD of the night. Eagles converted the extra point to make it 45-1. Brandon (no last name given) caught his only TD of the night to make it 52-1 with the extra point. With 11 minutes to go, Huard intercepted The Money Team’s QB which led to Jeff (no last name given) scoring for the Eagles a minute later. With the extra point, the score was 59-1. Eagles’ Brett Miller sacked The Money Team’s QB for a safety to make it 61-1. Eagles’ receiver Greg Chadwick caught a TD with seven minutes to go to make it 68-1 with the extra point. Eagles managed to get another safety to make it 70-1. With three minutes to go, Huard scored his third and final TD of the night to make it 77-1 with the extra point. McConnell ended with 11 TD passes. The Epic Center doesn’t keep records, but if it did, that would shatter the previous record by far.

Final Score: Eagles 77 The Money Team 1

Megachargers vs Buffalo Braves

This was the closest game of the night. It started with Jake Caprow, of the Braves, taking an interception to the house to make it 6-0. Megachargers receiver Ned Cvijetinovic caught a TD with 17 minutes to go in the half. Megachargers was able to convert the extra-point to make it 7-6. After nearly ten minutes of tightly contested flag football, the Braves were able to recapture the lead thanks to a nice Td catch by John Heberling. Megachargers regained the lead with a pick-6 by JJ (no last name given). The score was 15-6 with the two-point conversion. Just before time expired, the Braves took the lead thanks to a nice catch and run by Damon Powell that ended with a TD. The score at halftime was 18-15.

Just like the first half, the second half with Caprow getting to the end zone for the Braves and six minutes later, Cvijetinovic responding with a TD for Megachargers. The score was 25-21 in favor of the Braves since they converted their extra point attempt, while Megachargers didn’t. Braves QB Chris Lonzi scored two TDs on the ground within the next five minutes. Thanks to Lonzi’s two TD runs, the score became 38-21. Megachargers was able to cut the deficit to 11 with five minutes to go thanks to another Cvijetinovic TD catch. It was too little too late for Megachargers.

Final Score: Buffalo Braves 38 Megachargers 27

Flag Football Green

Tittsburgh Steelers vs Morning Wood

 The Feelers started the game by getting out to a 6-0 lead thanks to a Anthony Syarciano TD catch with 21 minutes to go in the first half. With 11 minutes to go in the first half ,Morning Wood came alive scoring their first TD of the night and adding a two-point conversion onto it. The score was 8-6. Eight minutes later, Morning Wood struck again thanks to Mohammed Saleh catching his first TD of the night. Morning Wood added the extra point to make it 15-6. With 30 seconds left, Morning Wood scored their final TD of the half. Taylor Sekutersk made a nice grab in the endzone. The score at halftime was 22-6.

The second half was all Morning Wood, much like the first half. Dave (no last name given), of Morning Wood, scored a pick-six right after the second half started to make it 29-6. Just seven minutes later, Collon (no last name given) scored his one and only TD of the night. With the extra point conversion, the score was 36-6. Dave scored his second TD of the night five minutes later, The score was 46-6 after Mroning Wood got a safety. Dave scored his third TD of the night on a pick-six. With a minute left, the player known as Joz caught his first TD of the season for Morning Wood. The final score was 63-6.

Final Score: Morning Wood 63 Titsburgh Feelers 6 

Team No Name vs The Process

Team No Name’s Yusef Burgos scored the game’s first TD with 20 minutes to go in the first half. The Process returned the extra point attempt to make it 6-1. With five minutes to go in the first half Tony Cruz caught his only TD of the night for Team No Name to make it 12-1. Just a minute later, The Process’ Andrew Ruddock scored a TD to make it 12-7. The score held into halftime.

The second half was all No Name. Within the first Team No Name’s Damon Powell scored a TD and picked off The Process’ QB. As a result of Powell’s pick, Team No Name was able to score with ease. It was Burgos who scored the TD to make it 25-7. Just like Powell, Burgos got an interception right after scoring a touchdown to set up Team No Name with great field position. Team No Name’s Danny Lopez caught his team’s final TD of the night to make it 34-7. Unfortunately, The Process could not be trusted as they weren’t able to score for the rest of the game.

Final Score: Team No Name 34 The Process 7

 

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