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Oct, 2016

Week 4 Game Summaries

With a chill in the air, Stowe Area Flag Football entered Week 4 of its regular season.  The 11 teams are continue to compete for the top spots in their divisional standings as we approach the road to the playoffs.
Panthers 32 - Raiders 21
Raiders put up points right away returning a kickoff for a touchdown and nailing a 2-point conversion as the Panther defense was on its heels and just settling in.  The next Panther possession helped turn things around with Dylan Mauro intercepting and Sam Stutz razzle-dazzle for a touchdown.  Raiders led at the half supported by strong defense from Noah Lynch who had a pick and a TD on the following drive. Isaiah Thomas and Ian Zimmerman both held the pocket as QB. Owen Branch, Quinn Lynch and Drew Zimmermann had strong blocks on the offensive line. A monster 30 plus yard touchdown run from Maximus Romano kept his TD streak alive. Kasan Lang had a monster grab to complete the two point conversion.  The exciting play continued in the second half. Raider Teighan Fils-aime nearly picked off a pass but could not hold on.  Panthers QB Jacob McCormack began mixing ground and air games for 2nd and 3rd quarters connecting with Caku Brown for a deep pass and to his brother Chase Brown for TD reception. Leander Pinkham also made it happen in the 3rd both in the air and on ground to cap it the quarter off with a TD run.  Clutch Panther defensive flags by Lily Murphy and Fin Clark kept the Panthers in the game.  Every coach relies on special teams and Gavin Murphy’s foot did not disappoint giving his team great field position.  Raider offense and defense stayed strong throughout the game let by Cooper Shove, Sammy Clarkin and Cole Dorney.  Panthers switched-up their offense in the 4th to focus on the run. The reliable hands of Grant Powell further advanced the score in the 4th with both a TD and point after. Parker Guffey capitalized on goal line stance in 4th quarter to run the length of the field for his second TD of the quarter.
49ers 26 - Steelers 6
It was another Sunday of great football in the SAFFL, with a game that once again showed a score that was not indicative of how close the game actually was.  The defenses showed their strength early on, with both teams turning the ball over on downs in their first posessions. The 49ers came out strong with much more of a passing game than they have showed before.  Tobey Bellows had a good day under center with a Touchdown throw to Eaman Langlais, a 2-point conversion throw to Braden Martens and a long TD run. The lone score for the Steelers came in the second quarter, when Noelle Lydon took a handoff from the Steeler QB and tiptoed down the sidelines for a touchdown with 1 minute left in the half. The teams went into halftime with the 49ers leading 12-6.  In the second half, Emmett Lisai, Cooper Provenchure and Evvy Lovell had big receptions for the 49ers as they went to the air much more against the stout Steelers Iron curtain defense.  But the strong defense for the 49ers was the key once again with incredible flag pulls by Lisai, Martens, Provenchure and many more during the close battle.  Bellows’ pick six at the end of the game helped seal the victory for the 49ers.  
Cowboys 37 - Giants 36
Last Sunday featured one of the most competitive games that fans can remember.  The Cowboys and Giants played a see-saw game, as the lead went back and forth. The Cowboys notched their first victory of the year defeating the Giants by a score of 37 to 36 on a cold and blustery October Sunday.  Led by quarterbacks Ben “The Strategist” Cabot, and Chase Newhouse, all finally fell into place for a much deserved win.  Cowboy touchdowns were caught by Emma Blanck and two acrobatic catches by Dylan Haskins.  In addition to catching a touchdown Emma Blanck also ran one in on a beautiful end run around the defense. QB Chase Newhouse contributed an additional touchdown with a near all field run. The Cowboys benefitted from solid running by Isabella Mitchell and Tony White. The Giants’ key touchdowns were made by Emerson Smith, Daniel Lyden, and David Gosselin.  Many receptions were completed by Gabe Wright, Luca DeRuzza, Lucy Genung, and James Rosenbloom and key running plays made by Isaac Medow, and Sierra Crist. On the defensive side many strong flag pulls by TJ Guffey, William Brochhausen and Charlie Davidow.  The Cowboy defense kept the game close with outstanding rushing and flag pulls from Charlie “The Big Man" Kimmich, Hayden Tibbits and Cailin Apple.  The Cowboys were thrilled with their first victory and celebrated by inhaling many, many homemade cupcakes.  Both teams can’t wait for a rematch.
Colts 26 - Patriots 24
In a game that went back and forth throughout, the Colts got on the board first with a nice run by Hans Huber.  Colts quarterback, Alex McNabb connected with Cam Anderson on a nice pass and catch for the extra point. The Patriots came back with a flea-flicker from Wyatt Reid to Lewis Clapp to Charlie Veit for the TD. The Colts second score came from a long spectacular run by Alex. Charlie Veit ran the next score in for Pats who failed to covert the PAT and trailed 12 to 13 at the half.  The Colts kept the scoring going with a great TD catch by Cam over the middle.  Hans added the extra point and later scored again on an improbable run when he was able to avoid multiple tacklers.  The Colts rushing attack saw more great runs from Cooper Olney, Parker Davey, and Eames Eiden and crucial blocking from Emma Courtmanche, Emma Dubie, and Hayden Peters.  Lucia Lovell, Keely & Colby Fisher and Evie Reid blitzed while Boone Maher and Xavier Brookens worked the corners to keep the Patriots in the game. Both Wyatt Reid and Rowan Pinkham threw TD passes to Charlie Veit but the Colts defense continued to deny any Patriot points after touchdown.
Cardinals 46 - Cowboys 6
The Cardinals had too many offensive weapons for the Cowboys' defense to handle. Max Singer threw six touchdowns to five different receivers: Liam Wheelwright, Eric Friedrich, Mario Cano, Carson Matckie and Jules Gershman. He also connected with Wheelwright on a second touchdown and an extra point, and added extra points with Cano and Alex Chudzik. Both Gershman and Cano turned short passes into long scores and Luke Farley ran the ball with success.  The Cardinals' defense was as stingy as the offense was prolific. They benefited from strong tackling from Jon Hamel, Jonah Goldstein, Alex Lanpher and Cano. Farley played excellent pass defense and Chudzik and Gershman intercepted passes, with Gershman snuffing out a Cowboys' scoring chance.  For the Cowboys, if ever a final score painted a complete picture of a game this is it.  Exhausted, cold and full of victory cupcakes from their first win of the season earlier in the day, the Cowboys gave whatever they had left to the second game in of their double header.  The Cowboys were only able to produce one touchdown, an exciting running play from Emma Blanck.  Quarterbacks Ben Cabot and Chase Newhouse did their best to march the team down the gridiron, but no touchdowns were in the offing after their initial score.  The Cowboys defense, led by Isabella Mitchell and fortified by Hayden Tibbits, Annecy and Emma Blanck and Cailin Apple, did their best but struggled to capture as many flags as they would have liked. It was a long, cold day for the Cowboys and the team took the loss in stride.  They are looking forward to a rematch this weekend.
Chiefs 46 - Redskins 22
The Chiefs finally got the better of the Redskins this week. The offense came out strong with a pair of touchdowns from Alex Nissenbaum putting the Cheifs up 14-0. The Redskins responded with a touchdown pass from Billy Dixon to Andres Blanco, but the Chiefs responded with another touchdown of their own. The Redskins brought the ball back down the field, but Ty Garon intercepted in the end zone, and ran it back for a pick six. The Chiefs maintained their lead for the remainder of the game, although the Redskins mounted a fierce comeback, including a long touchdown run by Nathan Hamel, who also followed up with another run for a 2 point conversion.  It wasn’t enough to stop the Chiefs. Final Score: Chiefs 46, Redskins 22.
Join us on Sunday for Week 5 of games played on the Stowe Polo Fields between 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
The Stowe Area Flag Football League would like to thank this year’s sponsors:  Apple Construction, Bistro At Ten Acres, Black Cap Coffee & Beer, Brook Field Service, CCS Constructors, Darn Tough, Edible Arrangements, Inntopia, Lamoille Valley Ford, Mansfield Orthopaedics, Northern Reliability, Piecasso, Stowe Family Dentistry, Snowflake Mountain Resort & Spa, UPS Store, Weston & Sampson Engineers, and Yellow Turtle.  Their generous donations help fund the operating cost of the league and make the game affordable to families.