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Oct, 2017

Week 3 Game Summaries

During week 3 of play in the Stowe Area Flag Football League, the top teams made a move to separate from the pack.  With the Autumn-like weather came equally as brisk play from our players in all divisions.

Division 1 (Grades 3-5)

49ers 35 - Bengals 0 
It was a great fall day for flag football as the 49ers and Bengals clashed for the early game in the SAFFL’s third week.  The game was much closer than the final score showed, and both teams left it all out on the field as the 49ers beat the Bengals 35-0.  For the 49ers it was a very balanced approach as Braedon Bellows, Cody Lilly and Eamon Langlais had big games on the ground.  Bellows scored on a long darting run, Langlais scored twice and Lilley had a sideline scamper for a score.  Langlais also had a solid game through the air as he found Bellows and Braden Martens for scores, as well as finding Martens and Drew Zimmerman for 2 pt conversions.  Solid runs were also had by Sabin Piatek, and Wyatt Lilly.  The defense really did a wonderful job keeping the powerful Bengal’s offense in check.  There was great flag pulling by Martens, Max DeRuzza, Austin Welch, Drew Zimmerman, Sean Geary, Jordan Zimmerman and Mason Pastor. There were also two key INT’s from Welch and Cody Lilly. The Bengals had a rough weekend and are looking forward to regroup on Sunday.

Packers 26 - Steelers 12
The temperatures were cooler this week as the rematch from last week started, but Tucker Buffum on the Packer's came in hot returning the opening kick-off for a TD, later running for a TD, then catching a TD and a 2-pt conversion thanks to sharp passing from QB Cannon Parsons.  The Steelers got on the board in the first half with a TD run by Sam Clarkin, but failed to convert the PAT. At the half, the monster effort from the Packers had them leading 20-6. In the second half, the Steel Curtain defense came alive with an interception from Luke Hamel, and a pair of interceptions from Alex Mitchell to hold the Packers to 6 points in the second half. Defensively the Packers benefited from a full team effort with 9 different players making flag pulls led by multiple tackles from Tanner Hackett and Jackson McKay. The Berlin Brothers were a fierce linebacker duo with Reuben creating havoc in the middle and Samson grabbing multiple flags and pulling down a late game interception. The Packers defensive highlight for the day came when Colton "Primetime" Ribera had a long interception return for a pick-six score. With time running out, the Steelers put up one last score with a spectacular reverse from Sadie Baranyay to Declan Coggins who ran it in for the TD. In the end, the Packers pulled out another win with a 26-12 victory over the Steelers in a hard fought and spirited rematch.

Giants 30 - Bengals 12 
Giants and Bengals met for a rematch in the perfect fall weather with Bengals playing their second game of double header.  Giant’s pulled out a closer game than the score would seem winning 30 to 12 on the day.  Giants played well on both offense and defense but it was a day that the defense really shined.  There were flags pulled by practically every player.  Camden Strong took defensive MVP honors of the day with 8 flags .  The Murphy duo of Gavin and Lily kept the Bengals run in check with help from Jaden Baird and Max King.  Sam Stutz had defense on the mind with a key interception and multiple flags.  Not to be outdone, Giants offense answered all that the Bengals could deliver.  Giants QB, Carter MacDonald connected both in the air and on the ground with all players getting their hands of the ball. Our traditionally strong defensive players Grant Powell, Zeb Whitlock, and Hayden MacDonald showed their stuff on the run.  Scoring highlights included Quinn Kalp’s TD run answering Bengals kickoff return and Carter MacDonald sneaking in the 2pt conversion, and then another TD run of his own.  Camden Strong kickoff return and Sam Stutz 2pt conversion.  Hayden MacDonald TD from scrimmage deep in Giants territory and Parker Guffey capping off the 2pt conversion.  The Bengals defense played well, but had a few miscues in coverage that provided a couple of big runs and completions that took the air out of them. A team effort on the stops and a team effort on the misses. They look forward to working on the fundamentals of “tackling” and are anxious to put this behind them and get ready for the next game.

Division 2 (Grades 6-8)

Chiefs 32  - Jaguars 12
The Jaguars and Chiefs played a good game this Sunday.  The Jaguars ran a some tricky plays with some reverses that yielded them some long run yardage.  Isabella Mitchel  had a few an impressive long runs and scored 2 TDs for the Jags.  The Chiefs mixed it up a lot this week with run and pass plays and passing to tons of different players.  Alex Chudzik scored 3 TDs and Leander Pinkham caught and end zone pass for a TD as well.  On defense Adrian Bryan did a great job of rushing in an grabbing flags.  Noah Lynch stepped in to play QB in the 2nd half to lead the Chiefs to the win.

Patriots 37 - Falcons 0
The Patriots elected to receive and went to work early against the Falcons. Tobey Bellows threw a long pass to Luke Farley who sprinted for the end zone.  On their first possession, the Falcons moved the ball up-field with runs by Cooper Provencher and Augie Mauer, but turned the ball over on downs. Lewis Clapp came in as QB for the Pats and pitched the ball to James Rosenbloom, cutting right and then around the left end for a second TD. Despite a strong pass-rush by TJ Guffey, and Aiden DeRuzza,  the Falcons put together a solid drive behind QB Gabe Wright. But as he passed into the red zone, Bellows came up with the first of two interceptions and stayed on as QB, throwing to Charlie Davidow who took it the other end of the field. There the Falcons presented a solid goal line defense and took over on another long drive featuring Charlie Kimmich and Emmitt Lisai . A broken play in the red zone, ended with Bellows' second interception in the end zone and a run-back stretching the entire length of the field leaving  the Patriots with a 18 - 0 lead at the half.  The Falcons had good field position at the opening of second half, but fell victim to an interception by Lewis Clapp. Wyatt Reid came in as QB and handed of to Farley on an end-around and broke through for the score. The Falcons next drive was stymied by a penalty and the Pats took over on downs. TJ Guffey ran for a first down, followed by a completion to Davidow. On 4th down, QB Luca DeRuzza couldn't find an open receiver and scooted in for TD and then passed to Rosenbloom for the point. A final drive by  the Falcons featured good running by Gabe Wright and a pass to his brother, Gus Wright. But again, the Patriots came up with a pick-six by Luke Farley to complete the scoring for the day. 

Colts 45 - Jaguars 0
Cooper Olney got the Colts on the board early with a long QB run for a TD.  He followed that with a long pass to the back of the end zone to Hans Huber for another score. The Jaguars came out passing, with a number of completions, including a well handled reception by Chase Sleeper. They didn’t get away from their running game, though, and had some solid runs from Elisabeth Fitzgerald, Ella Murphy, and Eliza Cabot. The Colts hauled in 6 interceptions by Parker Davey, Eames Eiden, Hans Huber, Cooper Olney for a TD, and 2 by Max Hoder.  Mack Bowen and Grant Schleupner pulled many flags for the Colts defense. Colts relied on a heavy passing attack lead by QB's Hans Huber, Cooper Olney, Eames Eiden, and Jacob McCormack.  Many players hauled in passes including Parker Davey, Eames Eiden, Hunter Bove, Carson Matckie, and Hans Huber.  The Jaguars played tough all game with many great runs throughout the game on offense and an end zone interception by Sierra Crist that stopped a Colts drive.

The League would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for supporting our organization:  Apple Construction, Bistro At Ten Acres, Brook Field Service, CCS Constructors, Commodities Natural Market, Darn Tough, Edible Arrangements, Inntopia, Lamoille Valley Ford, Mansfield Orthopaedics, Mountain Associates, Northern Reliability, Piecasso, Stowe Family Dentistry, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, UPS Store.

Please join us for more action on Sunday.  Games are play between 11:30 am - 4:00 pm on the Stowe Polo Fields.