The new kids on the block in flag football, the Dolphin Express Hornets, did not let the rain stop them as they shut out the defending champions, the Caro Contractors Avengers, in the Bahamas Flag Football League (BFFL) action on Sunday at the multipurpose fields outside the original Thomas A. Robinson Track and Field Stadium. It was a five-game slate afternoon for the BFFL.
The Hornets stung the Avengers, 14-0, to put the rest of the league on notice that they will not be a pushover this season.
“I feel it was something in the making. We built a team that can beat any team in the league. It is not a surprise but it feels good,” said winning quarterback Elrith Smith.
The win moves them to an even 1-1 win/loss record on the season. The Avengers sport a winless 0-2 record to start the season. Their title defense is off to a rocky start.
There was not a lot of scoring in the other men’s game of the day as some tough defense was on display. In the end, Oasis Bahamas Team Red Dot won 3-0 over the EDLC Lions. Team Red Dot had to settle for a field goal after attempting to score a touchdown three times. They got in field goal range on a 20-yard pass, setting themselves up for the game-winning score.
It was Team Red Dot’s first game of the season. The Lions dropped to 1-1.
There were three ladies’ games on Sunday with one of those games pitting the defending champions Paradise Games Wildcats against the Bamboo Shack Jaguars. In the end, the Wildcats annihilated the Jaguars, 40-0. They improved to 2-0 while the Jaguars are still on the hunt for their first win of the season with a 0-2 record.
“We set out to have a better showing than we did in the first week. We are aware we were playing one of the growing teams, the Jaguars, but we wanted to make sure we executed our game plan overall,” said Wildcats head coach Devaughn Edgecombe.
The Wildcats’ Ashante Strachan finished the game with a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.
The other women’s games were a bit competitive. The Sands Passing Fruit Hawks took down the Spectrum Assassins, 14-6, to improve to 2-0. The Assassins dropped to 0-2.
“I feel we as a team were still getting in the groove in the first game. Today, we got it together, not all together, but we were playing as a unit,” said Hawks wide receiver and safety Sheldeen Davis. “There is still one or two plays we are working on but, altogether, we played as a unit.”
In the final women’s game of the day, the Fidelity/Money Maxx Phoenix Fire took down the Lady Avengers, 14-6. It was the first win for the Phoenix Fire and they now sport an identical record as the Lady Avengers, both 1-1 on the season.