It was the first week of the playoffs for the first winter session of flag football. And there were some fantastic games played across the board this past Monday. I have decided to cover a little bit of all the three games that were played in this weeks article. There happened to be only three games, because Celtics opponent No Limit was forced to forfeit just hours before the first game time. The three games that were played were Hellagoods versus Braves, No Fly Zone versus Warkron, and Drip Squad versus Southside as the night cap.
Buffalo Braves: 6
It was the teams eighth matchup against each other in the 16 games the teams had played here in the past two sessions. The teams knew each other well, and both defenses were playing great all night. It was by far the lowest scoring game of the night, but Hellagoods pass rush got to Lonzi at will. They totaled seven sacks against the Braves QB, and the secondary consisting of Eric Flynn, Noah Huard, and Mike Austin was not letting anything by them. Quarterback Ford finished 16-24 for 193 and two touchdowns while Lonzi had similar stats but with two killer interceptions to Eric Flynn.
Offensive POG: Noah Huard 4 Catches 89 yard 1 TD
Defensive POG: Adam Huard 3 sacks/Eric Flynn 2 INTs 2 Tackles
No Fly Zone: 60
This game was no surprise in terms of winner and loser, but the way No Fly Zone scored again and again was something to behold. The score was 32-0 at the half, and at that point there was not much of a contest going on. James Celltotto, who was recently awarded league MVP, had a near flawless first half with 12 completions on 13 attempts and four touchdowns. The league leader in touchdowns was at it again on deep balls. John Caie only caught three balls on the day but every one of them was almost half the length of the field. I calculated he finished with 173 yards on three catches and one touchdown. The QB at the start of the game for Warkron was Harry but after two bad INTs a couple other players took over but the game was already out of hand and out of sight. This led to some horrific Interceptions being thrown everywhere, and No Fly Zones Eric Kleckler collected three of them.
Offensive POG: James Cellotto 16-22 301 YDS 4 TD
Defensive POG: Eric Kleckler 3 INTs 4 tackles
Drip Squad: 37
In what was the toughest matchup to call of the night, Southside who was red hot winning 2 out of their last three and Drip Squad who hadn’t had a game in a couple weeks. Southside’s quarterback Aaron Shaw was able to run at will in the beginning of the game, and finished the game with 114 rushing yards. But Marcus, Drip Squad QB, was playing on another level. He finished the game with 5 touchdown passes, and was able to truly display his accurate passing that night. He completed three or more passes to three different receivers, and two of them went for over 100 yards receiving. Joe P, and Jesse Meyer did have a drop in them all night. Shaw was not able to keep up with Marcus, and just like in Southsides losses in the regular season, it was interceptions that put the game out of reach. He ended the game with five of them, and a couple were in the red zone.
OVERALL POGs: QB/DB Marcus 13-22 267 YDS 5 TDS/ 1 INT
WR/DB Jesse Meyer 3 REC 101 YDS/ 2 INTs