NFL action, Island style, Packers edge Chargers
|Packer player Jack Shinn goes high to attempt a catch, but Charger defender Chris Pennywell broke up the pass play during Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football action at the Holmes Beach field. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
The Mike Norman Realty Packers converted one big play on offense in the first half and then held on for a 6-0 victory over the Ross Built Chargers in Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football 10-12 division action on April 23.
The teams traded three and out possessions for much of the first half, as neither team could sustain an offensive drive. Midway through the first half, the Packers started at their own 5-yard line with a sweep by Morgan Greig for 4 yards. On second down, Packer quarterback Jack Shinn took the snap and looked to his right before switching up and completing a screen pass to Greig in the left flat. Greig outran everyone down the sideline before cutting back at the 5 to walk it in for what turned out to be the game’s only score.
The second half was much the same as defense dominated. It was the Chargers’ defense that gave them their best scoring opportunity. With less than five minutes remaining to play, Alex Virgilio jumped a down-and-out pass from Shinn intended for Jacob Talucci for an interception and possession at the Packer 5-yard line.
Unfortunately for the Chargers, they lost 5 yards on first down when they fumbled the handoff on an attempted reverse. Jake Ross found some space on a sweep around right end on second down, but he was called for a flag-guarding penalty, backing them up to almost midfield. The Chargers turned the ball back over to the Packers when Jake Ross’ pass attempt fell incomplete.
The Packers then ran the clock out to ice the game. The Pack was led by Greig’s 45-yard touchdown reception. Greig also contributed 21 rushing yards and four flag pulls. Shinn passed for 112 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 35 yards and three flag pulls. Seth Walter ran for 52 yards, had 40 receiving yards and added a 16-yard pass completion, while teammate Talucci finished with 53 receiving yards.
The Chargers were led by Morgan Hackworth’s 32 passing yards and 28 receiving yards from Jake Ross. Virgilio finished with two pass breakups and an interception.
In other flag football action last week:
Beach Bistro Cardinals ran past the Island Real Estate Colts 28-12 in 13-16 division action on April 25. Michael Galati led the Cardinals with two touchdowns and two extra points, while Jordan Grabski added a pair of touchdowns. Danny Doyle and Max Miller each added an extra point for the Cardinals. Wyatt Hoffman and Kyle Parsons each scored a touchdown to lead the Colts in the loss.
Galati Yacht Sales Texans remained undefeated in the 10-12 division after edging the Sand Dollar Colts 29-24 on April 25. Chris Galati paced the Texans with three touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Logan Reiber added a touchdown and a two-point conversion while Zach McGuire completed the scoring with an extra point. Zach Stewart paced the Colts in the loss with two touchdowns, while teammates Michael Duffman and Nicholas Mello chipped in with one TD apiece.
Mr. Bones Vikings received a pair of safeties and a shutout from its defense and one touchdown from Jacob McPherson to record a 10-0 victory over Mike Norman Realty Packers in more 10-12 division action on Saturday.
Panoramic Cardinals earned its second consecutive shutout victory in 8-9 division action on April 25, defeating Island Dojo Martial Arts Jaguars 27-0. Michael Latimer had a pair of touchdowns and an extra point to lead the Cardinals in the victory, along with two touchdowns from Tyler Pearson and a two-point conversion from Brooke Capparelli.
The last game of the day saw Sparks Steel Art Falcons edge RLS Industries Patriots 12-6 in 8-9 division action. Turman Carlsen and Dylan Joseph each scored touchdowns to lead the Falcons to victory. Josh Class scored a touchdown for the Patriots in the loss.
Panoramic Cardinals continued to roll in 8-9 division on April 24. They rolled past RLS Industries Patriots 26-0 behind a pair of offensive touchdowns from Michael Latimer and a two-point conversion. Tyler Pearson and Masen Blandford each added an offensive touchdown for the Cards.
The second game of the evening saw Richard Almodovar score three touchdowns to lead Mr. Bones Vikings past the Sand Dollar Colts 30-6 in 10-12 division action. Ben Connors and Jacob McPherson each added touchdowns for the Vikings. Bradley Duffman scored the lone touchdown for the Colts in the loss.
There was an offensive shootout in 10-12 division action on April 22 between Galati Yacht Sales Texans and Ross Built Chargers with the Texans coming out on top 43-26. Chris Galati led the way with three offensive touchdowns, one defensive score and a pair of extra points. Zach McGuire and Logan Reiber both scored touchdowns, while Katie Christenson, Joey Salinas and Matthew Seth added extra points. Jake Ross led the Ross Built offensive attack with two touchdowns, while Andrew Ross and Alex Virgilio each scored one touchdown in the loss.
Monster Jam returns
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is accepting registrations for its 2009 3 v 3 Monster Jam basketball tournament. This is a classic, three-on-three, double-elimination tourney that will take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, at the Center.
It is open to teams of up to four players in eight age divisions: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-29, 30-39 and 40 and over. The team cost is $75, but after May 1 registration increases to $100. Teams are guaranteed two games, and three-point and dunking contests. Players receive a tournament T-shirt.
The Center is also looking for event sponsors and for more information, call Andy Jonatzke or Billy Malfese at 941-778-1908.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played an 18-hole low-net-of-partners game April 22. Ernie Hauser and Bob Landgren took home first-place honors with a 2-under-par 128 to edge second-place finishers Dick Grimme and Bob Kelly, who matched the even-par 128 carded by Jim Mixon and Peter Proxy. One shot back in third place were Dan Hayes and Don LaTorre.
The Key Royale women played a nine-hole, individual-low-net game and a team-low-net game April 21. Sandy Tocco carded a 4-under-par 28 to take first place in Flight AA; Flight A went to Judy Crowe with a 5-under 27; Nancy Grimme, Markie Ksiazek and Jan Turner tied for first place in Flight B with a 2-over 34; Flight C honors went to Barb Harrold with a 5-under 27; and Ruth Williamson fired a 1-under par 31 to lay claim to Flight D.
Judy Crowe, Jean Holmes, Margrit Layh and Jan Turner won the team-low-net category with a 130 while Holmes and Sue Christenson each had a chipin.
The men played a nine-hole, individual low net game on April 20 that saw four players — Bill Melvin, Ernie Hauser, Fred Meyer and Charlie Knopp — card 3-under par 29 to tie for first place.
On April 17, the ladies and gentlemen got together for a best-ball-of-foursome match. The team of Jim Finn, Jerry Brown, Dean Christensen and Paulette Proxy fired a 9-under-par 23 to take first place over Nell Bergstrom, Judy Christensen, Larry Fowler and Dorothy McKinna, who carded a 25.
Horseshoe action on April 25 saw the team of Gene Bobledyk and Steve Doyle earn the distinction of undisputed champions of the day. That’s because they were the only team to post a 3-0 record in pool play, leaving three teams to play for runner-up honors. John Crawford and Jerry Disbrow rolled past Art Kingstad and Fritz Erdrich 21-6 before dispatching Ron Pepka and Jay Disbrow 22-8 to lay claim to second place.
The April 22 games had three teams emerge from pool play with Gene Bobledyk and Jay Disbrow earning the bye into the finals. Jerry Disbrow and Rod Bussey edged Steve Doyle and Art Kingstad 21-15 in the semifinal game before hanging a zero on opponents Jay Disbrow and Bobledyk in their 21-0 victory.
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.
Anna Maria Island Little League schedules
Date Time Teams Field
May 1 7 p.m.Surf Shop vs. Employee Leasing Bray#3
May 4 6 p.m.Surf Shop vs. JH Williams Bray #1
May 2 4 p.m.Ace Hardware vs. Flagship Fire Bray#1
May 6 7 p.m. Panoramic vs. Totally Cool AMICC
Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football schedule (All games at Holmes Beach field)
Date Time Teams
May 1 6 p.m. Panoramic Cardinals vs. Jessie’s Vikings
May 1 6 p.m. Panoramic Cardinals vs. RLS Patriots
May 4 6 p.m. Sparks Falconsvs. RLS Patriots
May 4 7 p.m. Island Dojo Jaguars vs. Panoramic Cardinals
May 5 6 p.m.RLS Patriots vs. Island Dojo Jaguars
April 29 6 p.m. Mike Norman Packers vs. Galati Texans
April 30 6 p.m. Mike Norman Packers vs. Sand Dollar Colts
May 1 7 p.m.Mr. Bones Vikings vs. Galati Texans
May 2 12 p.m.Ross Built Chargers vs. Mr. Bones Vikings
May 5 7 p.m.Ross Built Chargers vs. Sand Dollar Colts
April 29 7 p.m. Bistro Cardinals vs. Ministries Cowboys
April 30 7 p.m. Ministries Cowboys vs. Isl. Real Estate Colts
Anna Maria Island Community Center NFL Flag Football standings
Team W L
Bistro Cardinals 3 0
IRE Colts 2 2
Ministries Cowboys 0 3
Galati Texans 6 0
Mr. Bones Vikings 3 1
Mike Norman Packers 2 3
Ross Chargers 1 4
Sand Dollar Colts 1 5
Panoramic Cardinals 5 0
Island Dojo Jaguars 4 2
Sparks Falcons 2 5
RLS Patriots 1 5