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Oct, 2016

Week 5 Game Summaires

It was an unusually balmy Sunday afternoon, when the Stowe Area Flag Football League played Week 5 of its regular season games this past Sunday.  The teams were in high gear and they played tough throughout the afternoon.  Many of the games were not decided until the final drive.
49ers 26 - Panters 20
Another great game in the SAFFL this weekend with the 49ers eaking out a victory over the powerful Panthers.  The 49ers had a nice ground game with their first TD coming on a long run by Tobey Bellows.  Next Cooper Provencher broke free on a long TD run followed by a 2 point conversion catch on a nice pass from Bellows. The second half started with the score tied until Evan Birkhouse got loose on a nice long TD run to go ahead.  The Panthers came roaring back with another TD, but on the ensuing kickoff, Bellows received the kick and weaved his way to the end zone to seal the game.  The Niners defense stepped up all day with stand outs Emmett Lisai, Braden Martens, Izzie Lovell, Hunter Bove and Saban Piatik making great plays all over the field. Panthers played their most competitive game of the season against a strong 49ers team. On the offensive side, Dylan Mauro led the offensive charge with Leander Pinkham making it happen on the ground with big help from Grant Powell, Caku Brown, Sam Stutz, Samson Berlin, and Parker Guffey.  Mauro found Stutz in the end zone to tie it up in the 4th. Special teams led by powerful foot Gavin Murphy.  On the defensive side, Chase Brown kept the Panthers in the game with 2 interceptions.  Huge defensive flags by Guffey and Pinkham and line held by Fin Clark and Lily Murphy had the Panthers in in run to the very end.  
Steelers 26 - Raiders 14
The second meeting of the Steelers and the Raiders started with the Raiders turning the ball over on downs, and the Steelers capitalizing on their first possession with a reverse to Maxi Hoder for a touchdown. The Raiders responded with their own score on arum by Noah Lynch to tie the game at 6-6 in the second half. On the ensuing kickoff, Noelle Lydon returned the ball for a touchdown to make the score 12-6 at the half.  On the opening possession of the 3rd quarter, the Steelers were moving the ball until Tanner Hackett of the Raiders intercepted a pass for a pick 6. A successful 2 point conversion put the Raiders into the lead 14-12.  Both defenses settled in, and the Iron Curtain defense of the Steelers kept the Raiders from scoring, with good flag pulling by Cannon Parsons, Mila Smith, Alex Weber, and Austin Welch, and great pass coverage by Alex Mitchell. Defense was definitely the key as Ian Zimmerman, Quinn Lynch, Gus Wright and Cole Dorney held the Steelers from scoring.  With less than 5 minutes to play, and the Raiders still in the lead, Tucker Buffum scored on a QB sneak, and Carter MacDonald got the 2 point conversion on a double reverse. On their next possession, the Steeler's Eliza Cabot broke one loose and ran down the sidelines for a TD to put the Steelers up 26-14.  As the Raiders were mounting a good drive, Gianni Goldstein intercepted a pass to close out the game, with the Steelers holding off the closely matched Raiders for the win.
Giants 34 - Patriots 33
Sunday featured they first and only meeting of Giants and Pats.  The Pats elected to receive first and that strategy worked for them as the scored in their opening drive.  The Giants have been there before and answered with a touchdown run by Daniel Lyden to tie that score. This back and forth scoring set the tone for the game. Emerson Smith ran in a touchdown and the Giants, known for their passing, had three touchdown receptions by Gabe Wright and two by Luca DeRuzza.  Fueling the field position for those touchdowns, were some double reverse specialists, David Gosselin and William Brochhausen.  Sierra Crist, also had peeled off some huge yards setting up the final touchdown. The Pats completed short passes to Lucia Lovell, Keely Fisher and Evie Reid to set up scoring by Charlie Veit, Aidan Robin, Lewis Clapp and Colby Fisher.  On their final scoring drive, the Pats converted the extra point with a deflection off Veit’s hands that Nic Moran grabbed to put the Pats up by 7.  Despite some strong flagging, the Pats could not contain the Giants' passing with seconds to go in the game. On the Giants defensive side of the ball, Lucy Genung led the team with flag pulls followed by Charlie Davidow, Isaac Medow and Calvin Kontos.
Cardinals 34 - Cowboys 6
The game was closer than the score would indicate. The Cardinals stopped three Cowboys' drives in the red zone. The Cardinals displayed a diversified offense. Alex Chudzik, Carson Matckie and Jules Gershman caught TD passes from Max Singer. Singer ran for a score and an extra point and connected with Liam Wheelwright and Matckie for two more points.  Wheelwright also threw an extra point to Mario Cano. The Cardinals defense tackled with aplomb, led by Cano, Jonah Goldstein and Eric Friedrich. Goldstein and Gershman had interceptions, Gershman's coming off a ball tipped by Alex Lanpher and Goldstein. Gershman returned his interception the length of the field for a touchdown. The Cowboys played one of their best games of the season despite the loss to the Cardinals. You'd have thought it was Flag Day by how aggressive and motivated the Cowboys defense played. Just about every player pulled flags keeping the Cardinals to mostly a throwing game. Avery Hadik had an exceptional interception. The one Cowboys touchdown came on a throw from quarterback Ben Cabot to offensive aerialist Dylan Haskins.  The Cowboys are excited for this weekend's upcoming playoffs.
Colts 45 - Giants 20
In the final game of the regular season, the Colts came out on top in a high scoring game.  The Colts leading rusher, Hans Huber got the Colts on the board first with a rushing TD on the opening drive.  Parker Davey added the extra point with a run of his own.  Game MVP, Reese Wheeler hauled in 3 TD receptions during the game including a toe tapping catch in the back of the end zone from QB Alex McNabb.  Other TD's came from Cooper Olney on a nice run, Hans Huber on another run, and Ryan Keene made a great catch for another Colts TD.  The Colts saw other great runs from QB Eames Eiden and RB's Parker Davey, Emma Courtemanche, and Emma Dubie.  Hayden Peters played strong in the first half before being injured late in the half.  The Colts defense also played a great game with 2 interceptions from Hans Huber, and one each from Cooper Olney and Alex McNabb.  Reese Wheeler and Emma Courtemanche lead the defense with many crucial flag pulls.  The Giants were looking forward to the last rematch, of the regular season, with the Colts.  Giants were a bit slow responding to the Colts powerful offense.  It was Isaac Medow, with a big run that set up the Giants first score by Emerson Smith with a QB sneak.  Daniel Lyden also QB’d with passes to David Gosselin, Will Brochhausen, and Lucy Genung.  Those offensive gains set-up Daniel’s QB sneak for the Giants second score.  Gabe Wright then steped in as QB for the Giants final scoring drive.  He set up runs involving Charlie Davidow and Calvin Kontos.  The Giants Defense was led by the ladies of the team, Lucy Genung and Sierra Crist, holding back the powerful offensive machine of the Colts.
Redskins 62 - Chiefs 48
Once again, it was a a high-scoring affair between the Redskins and Chiefs.  All in all, there were sixteen touchdowns, with the Redskins prevailing 62-48.  Highlights included a key interception by Sarah Gosselin to turn the tide in favor of the Redskins, three interceptions by Billy Dixon, and a kickoff return for a touchdown by Andres Blanco Pernas.  Six different players had touchdown receptions, including Sam Schoepke, Ty Garon, Billy Dixon, Jeremy Segal, Park Crist, and Matt Finley.  Finley also contributed two touchdown runs.  The next rematch between these two teams will take place this Sunday at 11:30 AM.
Join us on Sunday for Week 6 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.