Weekly Game Summary

October 26th, 2013

Week 4

Game 1: Vipers (1-1-1) vs Hammerheads (1-2)

Game 1 this week had the Vipers squaring off against the Hammerheads. The Vipers are coming into this week with a record of (1-1-1) needing a victory to keep pace in their tough division. On the other side of the ball are the Hammerheads, who are last place in their division with a record of (1-2). The Hammerheads start the game on offense first and it only takes them three plays to get into the redzone. Mike Hasskamp burns the Vipers defense for a long reception that gets the Hammerheads all the way down to the 23-yard line. They eventually turn the football over on downs on the Vipers 16-yard line. Then just two plays later, Justin Bengston takes a short pass from Daniel Perkins and is off to the races for an 84-yard touchdown reception to put them on top 1-0. The Hammerheads offense comes right back on their next series with the football and works the Vipers defense all the way down the field for the score. Doug Ashley hits Mike Hasskamp in the corner of the endzone for a 35-yard touchdown pass to tie the game up 1-1. The Vipers offense run all over the short handed Hammerheads defense and manage to score another TD. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins picks apart the defense and finds Arnonh Vongthongthip for his 2nd touchdown pass of the game to put them in the lead 2-1. The Hammerheads offense couldn’t muster up a scoring drive to even the game up, and turn the football over on downs. It only takes the Vipers a few plays to march down the field for the score. Joe Remitz catches a 9-yard touchdown reception to push their lead to 3-1 headed into the half. After halftime, both teams fail to score on their offensive possession with the football. The Vipers Arnonh Vongthongthip intercepts Doug Ashley’s pass and returns it to the Vipers 36-yard line. The very next play, Daniel Perkins hits a wide open Eric Weir for a 64-yard touchdown pass to make it 4-1. The Hammerheads finally break through on their next series when Doug Ashley hits James Blood for a 43-yard touchdown pass to pull them a little closer 4-2 Vipers lead. The Hammerheads defense couldn’t slow down the potent Vipers offense to force a turnover. Daniel Perkins finds a wide open Todd Lewis in the middle of the field, who then breaks a few tackles and is off for a 45-yard touchdown reception to put them in a commanding lead 5-2. The Hammerheads were still not ready to give up in this one. Team captain Rob Martineau takes a shot pass from Doug Ashley and bulls his way all the way into the endzone for an 18-yard TD reception to make it a 5-3 Vipers lead. Daniel Perkins puts the game to rest when he scores a 10-yard touchdown run as the Vipers prevail to victory in this game 6-3.

Game 2: Hyenas (2-1) vs Vultures (1-1-1)

The second game of the day today features the Hyenas versus the Vultures. The Hyenas (9-1) record last year was the best in Pac West, with their only loss coming from this very same Vultures team. So the Hyenas are definitely looking for some revenge in this game. The Hyenas go on offense first and can only nickle & dime their way down the field against the stingy Vultures defense. Jarod Blodgett throws a short pass to a streaking Josh Lovell in the middle of the field. Lovell then shakes two defenders on his way to the endzone for a 21-yard TD reception to put them up 1-0. In just a few plays, Vultures quarterback Todd Jessup throws a 64-yard TD pass to Ryan Lougheed to tie the game up 1-1. The Hyenas offense just clicked on their next drive. Jarod Blodgett picked apart the Vultures defense, hitting almost every pass on their way to another TD. Josh Lovell scores his second touchdown reception of the game from 11-yards out to put them up 2-1. The Vultures couldn’t answer back with a scoring drive of their own and have to punt the football away. The Hyenas offense looked determined to score another touchdown on their next drive. In just a matter of minutes, Jarod Blodgett scores a 6-yard touchdown run to put them up going into halftime 3-1. The Vultures offense picks it up in the second half as they put together an 80-yard scoring drive to open the half. They cap the drive off when Todd Jessup throws his second TD pass of the game to Doug Rowley from 25-yards out to pull them a little closer 3-2. The Hyenas offense goes flat on their next drive, turning the football over in their own territory. Vultures quarterback Todd Jessup targets rookie Ryan Lougheed on the drive, hitting him on all three plays. On the third play from scrimmage, Lougheed burns the defense for a 29-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 3-3. It only takes the Hyenas offense four plays to score a touchdown on the Vultures defense. Jarod Blodgett hits Zack Manning on a deep route for a 61-yard touchdown pass to put them up 4-3. The Vultures then put together a good scoring drive and march the distance for a TD. Mike McDonald shows off his speed as he runs past the Hyenas defense for an 8-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 4-4 with less then 5 minutes to go in the game. Zack Manning comes up big, when he scores the go ahead TD from 30-yards out to put the Hyenas up for good 5-4. The Vultures don’t have enough time on the game clock to score, and the Hyenas take the win 5-4.

Game 3: Crawlers (2-1) vs Rhinos (1-2)

Game 3 this week had the (1-2) Rhinos versus the (2-1) Crawlers. The Rhinos are looking to make it two victories in a row having defeated the Hammerheads last week 9-6. While the Crawlers were coming into this game handing the Hyenas their 1st lose of the season last week 6-5. The Rhinos go on offense first, but couldn’t do anything and have to punt the football away. The Crawlers offense moves the ball down the field with ease as quarterback Antonio Sparrow hits a wide open Anthony Hawley for a 5-yard TD pass to put them up 1-0. The Rhinos answer right back with a scoring drive of their own. Ryan Kemp throws a 22-yard touchdown pass to Levi Maxwell to the game up 1-1. It only takes the Crawlers four plays to score on the Rhinos. Shay Dean takes a short pass from Antonio Sparrow and is off to the races for a 67-yard touchdown reception to put them up 2-1. Then on the Rhinos next offensive possession with the football, Tony Sparrow intercepts the football on defense for the turnover. One play later, Antonio Sparrow throws his 3rd touchdown pass of the day to Kevin Washington to put them up 3-1. The Rhinos offense does show some light when they put together a scoring drive on their next series with the ball. Ryan Kemp hits Levi Maxwell for a 20-yard touchdown pass to make it 3-2 Crawlers lead. In just three plays, Antonio Sparrow throws a 69-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Hawley to push their lead to 4-2 going into halftime. On the first play of the second half, Levi Maxwell intercepts Crawlers quarterback Antonio Sparrow and returns it all the way to the house for a 49-yard touchdown to pull them within a score 4-3. The Crawlers come right back and put together a scoring drive on some great ball movement. Tony Sparrow makes a spectacular leaping catch over a Rhinos defender and scores a 44-yard TD reception to put them up 5-3. After a Rhinos fumble on offense, the Crawlers Tony Sparrow makes another leaping catch over the defense and scores a 40-yard touchdown reception to push their lead to 6-3. The Rhinos do put together a scoring drive on their next offensive series, when Adam Chavez sneaks in from 7-yards out to make it 6-4 Crawlers lead. Then each team takes its turn at 80-yard plays for touchdowns. First, Antonio Sparrow throws an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Jones. Then Ryan Kemp throws an 80-yard touchdown pass to Nick Pate to make it 7-5 Crawlers lead. Both teams score two more touchdowns each before the end of the game. The Crawlers quarterback Antonio Sparrow throws a 41-yard TD pass to Kevin Washington and an 80-yard TD pass to Tony Sparrow. The Rhinos quarterback Ryan Kemp rushes in for a 10-yard TD and then Kemp hits Adam Chavez for a 6-yard touchdown pass to end the game. The Crawlers take the victory in this one 9-7.

October 12th, 2013

Week 3

Game 1: Rhinos (0-2) vs Hammerheads (1-1)

This weeks game 1 features the Hammerheads who are coming off of a big win last week over the Crawlers 7-6. They will be facing the Rhinos who are coming into this one 0-2 having lost their first two games of the season. The Hammerheads elect to go on offense first and looked sharp putting together a good drive. Just as they get into the redzone, the Rhinos defense stops them on a 4th down and force them to turn the football over on downs. The Rhinos offense takes advantage of the turnover and march right down the field. Quarterback Levi Maxwell hits a streaking Nick Pate who then follows his blockers up the sideline and springs loose for the 40-yard touchdown reception to put them up 1-0. One play later, Zack Thompson takes a short catch and races past the Rhinos defense for an 80-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 1-1. The Rhinos didn’t waste any time on their next offensive series with the football. Ryan Kemp makes a spectacular catch in traffic and double covered when he takes an 80-yard reception the distance for the score to put them back up 2-1. The Hammerheads offense then answer right back with a score of their own when Doug Ashley hits Tyler Ramirez in the corner of the endzone for a 22-yard touchdown to tie the game back up 2-2. The Rhinos offense was just on fire all day as Levi Maxwell runs an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to put them in the lead again 3-2. This game didn’t show much defense as James Blood takes a pass from Doug Ashley on the 1st play from scrimmage and returns it 80-yards to tie the game up once again 3-3. On the Rhinos next offensive series, they put together a good long drive, capped off with a touchdown reception from Ryan Kemp. Kemp, scores his second TD reception of the game from 8-yards out to put them back in the lead 4-3. The Hammerheads offense does its job on the next series as they drive the length of the football field for the touchdown. Doug Ashley finds James Blood in the middle of the endzone for a 10-yard TD pass to tie the game up heading into the half 4-4. The Hammerheads defense comes out of halftime fired up as Trey Dean intercepts a tipped pass for the turnover. But their offense wasn’t even close to being fired up from the turnover, as they couldn’t capitalize on the great field position going four and out. The Rhinos then put together a good drive moving the football down the field with ease. As the Rhinos offense approach the redzone, Levi Maxwell scores his second rushing touchdown of the game from 23-yards out to put them in the lead 5-4. It only takes the Hammerheads three plays on offense to score a touchdown on the Rhinos defense. Doug Ashley runs it in from 2-yards out to tie the game up 5-5. The Rhinos look to be stalling out on their next drive in Hammerheads territory when Nike Pate hits Levi Maxwell on a 43-yard TD pass to put them back in the lead 6-5. Then just one play later, Levi Maxwell makes a great defensive interception on the 32-yard line and takes it to the house for the touchdown to make it 7-5 Rhinos lead. The Hammerheads don’t look to be out of it just yet as they drive 80-yards down the field for the score. They score on a 10-yard TD pass from Doug Ashley to Trey Dean in only a few plays to pull them a little closer 7-6. The Rhinos offense showed no remorse scoring another TD on the Hammerheads defense. Ryan Kemp hits a wide open Adam Chavez for a 39-yard touchdown pass to put them up for good 8-6. Then on the final play of regulation, Nike Pate intercepts the football on the Hammerheads 38-yard line and returns it all the way for the touchdown to seal the deal for the victory 9-6.

Game 2: Vultures (1-1) vs Vipers (1-1)

Game 2 this week featured the Vultures who are coming off of a close divisional victory over the Rhinos last week 6-5. They will we squaring off against the Vipers who are coming into this game having lost to their division rivals the Hyenas last week 4-1. The Vipers start the game with the football first and in only two plays they score a TD. Daniel Perkins hits rookie Damola Omotosho in stride who just leaves the defense behind for a 75-yard touchdown reception to put them on top early 1-0. The Vultures manage to come back and put together a good drive on their next offensive series with the football. They get all the way down inside the redzone when Damola Omotosho intercepts a pass on his own 9-yard line. The Vipers offense capitalize on the Vultures turnover and they march the length of the football field for the score. Justin Bengston makes an amazing diving catch in the back of the endzone from 4-yards out to push their lead to 2-0. The Vultures offense needs to put something together on their next series to get them on the board. Todd Jessup does just that, moving his team down into the redzone where he hits his go to guy Doug Rowley for a 2-yard touchdown pass to pull them closer 2-1 Vipers lead. Then, on the first play from scrimmage for the Vipers, Daniel Perkins gets picked off at midfield by Vultures rookie Donavon Cunningham. They couldn’t capitalize on the turnover as they go into the half down 2-1. The Vultures take the football 1st in the second half, and it only takes them four play to drive the distance for a touchdown. Quarterback Todd Jessup saw a hole in the defense and ran it in from 7-yards out to tie the game up 2-2. The Vipers then go on offense and couldn’t move the football turning it over on their own 40-yard line. The Vultures take advantage on the great field position and score a touchdown in just a few plays. Todd Jessup throws his second TD pass of the game to Mike McDonald. McDonald makes a leaping catch in the endzone and over a Vipers defender for the TD reception to put them in the lead 3-2. But then on the very next play, Jacob Pederson sheds two would be tacklers and is gone for an 80-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 3-3. The Vipers stiffen up on their next defensive series and force the Vultures to turn the football over on downs. Then the Vipers offense fell flat on its face as they too have to turn the football over on downs. The Vultures make a final push towards the endzone for the win, but come up short turning the football over in the redzone. The Vipers offense runs out of time in this one, as they end the game in a tie 3-3.

Game 3: Crawlers (1-1) vs Hyenas (2-0)

The last game of the day features a great division battle between the Hyenas and the Crawlers. The winner of this game would take 1st place in their division. The Hyenas are coming into this week having defeated the Vipers in their last game 4-1. The Crawlers, on the other hand are coming into this game having lost a close one last week to the Hammerheads 7-6. Between the two teams, they have won the last four Pac West Championships (Crawlers-2009; Hyenas-2010,2011,2012) . The Crawlers go on offense first and they looked sharp moving right down the field for a touchdown. Quarterback Antonio Sparrow hits team captain Anthony Hawley in the endzone for the 2-yard score to put them on the board first 1-0. Jarod Blodgett then takes control of the Hyenas offense and moves them right down the field for the score. Blodgett caps off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run to tie the game up 1-1. In just three plays, Antonio Sparrow moves his team all the way down inside the 5-yard line. Then on 4th down, Sparrow hits Anthony Dukeshire in the corner of the endzone for the 12-yard touchdown pass to put them in the lead 2-1. The Hyenas offense looked flat on their next series as they go four and out. The Crawlers offense retains the football in Hyenas territory. It only take them two plays to score a touchdown on the Hyenas defense. Antonio Sparrow throws a 40-yard touchdown pass to son Tony Sparrow who makes a diving catch in the endzone to put the Crawlers up 3-1. The Hyenas offense runs out of time as they head to halftime down 3-1. After the half, the Hyenas offense take possession of the football first. On only the third play from scrimmage, Jeremy Jones intercepts Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett. Jones almost returns it to the house for the score, but Zack Manning catches him at the 4-yard line. Two plays later, Antonio Sparrow throws his 4th touchdown pass of the game to Anthony Dukeshire, his second TD reception of the game to put them in a commanding lead 4-1. The Hyenas answer right back with a touchdown of their own in just three plays to pull them a little closer 4-2. Jarod Blodgett manages to sneak in from the 5-yard line for his 2nd rushing touchdown of the day. The Hyenas weren’t out of it just yet. On their next defensive series, Josh Lovell steps in front of Crawlers quarterback Antonio Sparrow’s pass for the pick. Lovell returns it 47-yards to the house for the score to pull them within a touchdown 4-3 Crawlers lead. Antonio Sparrow comes out and wants his redemption on the Hyenas defense after that last interception throw. Sparrow, looking like a veteran on the Crawlers next offensive drive, works his team all the way down the football field for the TD. Shay Dean catches a pass from Antonio Sparrow in the corner of the endzone to put them up by two touchdowns 5-3. But the Hyenas come storming right back with two touchdowns of their own. First, Josh Lovell scores from 9-yards out to make it 5-4 Crawlers lead. Then, Zack Manning weaves threw multiple Crawlers defenders and scores a 40-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 5-5. Then in just two plays, the Crawlers offense score the go ahead touchdown and take the lead. Jeremy Jones breaks the Hyenas defense with a stop and go move for a 23-yard touchdown reception to put them up for good 6-5. The Hyenas offense comes up short as the time on the game clock expire and the Crawlers squeak out a close one 6-5.

October 5th, 2013

Week 2

Game 1: Vultures (0-1) vs Rhinos (0-1)

Game 1 this week featured two heavy weights battling for the top spot in their division between the Vultures and the Rhinos. Both teams are coming into this game 0-1 having lost last week to non-division opponents. The Vultures loose a close one to the Crawlers 2-3 while the Rhinos loose big to the Vipers 3-8. The Vultures take the football first and quarterback Mike McDonald doesn’t waste any time by scoring a 68-yard rushing touchdown on their opening drive to put them up 1-0. The Rhinos don’t do anything with the football on their offensive possession as they go four and out for the turnover. The Vultures take advantage of the Rhinos defense when quarterback Mike McDonald scores his second rushing touchdown of the game from a yard and a half out to put them up early 2-0. The Rhinos finally get on the scoreboard when Nick Pate scores from 20 yards out to pull them within a touchdown 2-1. The Vultures answer right back with a 10-yard touchdown reception by team captain Doug Rowley to make it 3-1 Vultures lead. The Rhinos try to keep pace with the Vultures by scoring a 3-yard touchdown when quarterback Ryan Kemp hits Nick Pate in traffic for his 2nd TD reception of the day to make it 3-2 Vultures lead headed into halftime. The Rhinos picked up right where they left off at, by scoring a rushing touchdown from quarterback Ryan Kemp to tie the game up 3-3. A few plays later, rookie Zack Weaver picks off quarterback Mike McDonald for the turnover. It only takes veteran quarterback Kurtis Adams a few plays to throw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Nick Pate. Pate scores his 3rd TD reception of the game to put them in the lead for the first time today 4-3. The Vultures answer right back with a scoring drive of their own when Mike McDonald throws his 2nd touchdown pass of the day. McDonald hits rookie receiver Micheal Polequin from 34-yards out to tie the game back up 4-4. Polequin then makes a great play on defense and intercepts a pass on his own 44-yard line and returns it all the way down to the Rhinos 36-yard line. Three plays later, rookie Donavon Cunningham sneaks his way past three Rhinos defenders and scores a touchdown from 34-yards out to put them back in the lead 5-4. The Rhinos offense caught fire on their next possession as it only takes them three plays to score a touchdown. Quarterback Levi Maxwell ties the game up at 5-5 with an amazing 19-yard touchdown run weaving through multiple defenders on his way into the endzone for the score. The Vultures would have the last say in this one, when quarterback Mike McDonald drives them the distance for the go ahead score for the 6-5 victory. McDonald hits a wide open John Barron in the endzone for the short 2-yard touchdown pass to seal the deal.

Game 2: Hyenas (1-0) vs Vipers (1-0)

This weeks game 2 featured two unbeaten teams in the Hyenas and the Vipers. Last week the Hyenas slipped past the Hammerheads 3-2. While the Vipers smashed the Rhinos 8-3. These two teams faced eachother last season in the river division championship game. The Hyenas prevailed in that one, rolling to an 8-2 victory. The Vipers are licking there wounds and will be looking for revenge in this game. The Hyenas go on offense with the football 1st and look to be on their way to scoring a touchdown, when they turn the ball over on downs on the Vipers 8-yard line. Three plays later, the Hyenas defense comes up with a big interception on the Vipers 37-yard line when Nathanial Guard makes a spectacular leaping caught for the turnover. One play later, rookie Damola Omotosho intercepts Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett on the Vipers 12-yard line and returns it 20-yards to the 32-yard line. The Vipers don’t capitalize on the Hyenas turnover as they go four and out. Then on the Hyenas next offensive series with the football, they convert on a 4th and long to pick up the 1st down. Three plays later, Jarod Blodgett puts the 1st points on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run to take the lead 1-0. It only takes the Vipers two plays to score on the Hyenas defense and tie the game up 1-1. Quarterback Daniel Perkins hits a wide open Justin Bengston in the flats, who then races past the defense all the way into the endzone for an amazing 74-yard TD reception. Either team could put together a scoring drive before the clock expired, and they head into halftime tied 1-1. On the 1st play of the second half, Zack Manning picks off Daniel Perkins close to the redzone. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett then takes the Hyenas offense down the field in four plays. Blodgett throws a 25-yard touchdown pass to Zack Manning to put them up 2-1. The Hyenas defense then comes up with a big stop by veteran D.J. Hortert. The Vipers where potentially looking to tie the game, when Daniel Perkins throws his third interception of the game. The Hyenas offense stalls on their offensive possession with the football as they go four and out. But one play later, Nathanial Guard makes his 2nd interception of the game on the Hyenas 20-yard line. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett then picks apart the Vipers defense all the way down the field. Blodgett eventually hits Zack Manning for a 34-yard touchdown pass to put them up 3-1. The Hyenas defense comes up with another big play when Nathanial Guard intercepts Daniel Perkins and returns it 70-yards for the touchdown to put them up for good. The Hyenas prevail in this one, 4-1.

Game 3: Crawlers (1-0) vs Hammerheads (0-1)

Game three this week had two of the most explosive offenses in the league this year squaring off against eachother. The new look Crawlers already have more wins this year then they had all of last season with a 0-9-1 record. They defeated the Vultures in a close game last week 3-2. The Hammerheads are coming into this game having lost last week to the Hyenas 3-2. The Crawlers elected to go on defense 1st, so the Hammerheads offense started with the football on the 20-yard line. Their offense looked great moving the ball down the field with ease. The defense tightens up as Anthony Hawley intercepts Hammerheads quarterback Doug Ashley’s pass in the endzone for the turnover. The Crawlers offense goes four and out and turn the football over in they own territory. Two plays later, Doug Ashley hits Trey Dean for a 24-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the endzone to put them up 1-0. It doesn’t take the Crawlers long to score a touchdown of their own. On the 1st play from scrimmage, rookie quarterback Anthony Sparrow hits Anthony Dukeshire in stride for an 80-yard touchdown pass to tie the game up 1-1. A few plays later, the Hammerheads take the lead off of a 50-yard touchdown pass from Doug Ashley to Jason Chapman to put them back up 2-1. The Crawlers offense then strikes right back, when Anthony Sparrow goes deep to Leonard Brown for a 78-yard touchdown pass to tie the game up 2-2. The Hammerheads Doug Ashley comes out on their next offensive series and takes his team the distance in two plays for the touchdown. Ashley, hits Jason Chapman down the sideline for a 26-yard touchdown pass to put them in the lead 3-2. The Crawlers offense wouldn’t let up, coming back with a scoring drive of their own. Anthony Sparrow hits Josh Branch on a crossing route who shakes a defender and is gone for a 34-yard touchdown reception to tie the game back up 3-3. The Hammerheads offense does manage to score a touchdown before halftime. Rookie James Blood burns the Crawlers defense for an 84-yard touchdown reception to put them up 4-3 going into the half. The Crawlers offense came out of halftime with a mission to tie the game up. But James Blood had something to say about that, when he intercepted Anthony Sparrow’s pass in the redzone and returned it to the Hammerheads 46-yard line. One play later, Doug Ashley hits Jason Chapman for his 3rd touchdown reception of the game from 54-yards out to put them up 5-3. The Crawlers do come back and tie the game up with two scores 5-5. First, Anthony Sparrow throws a 4-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Dukeshire and then he runs another one in from 22-yards out. The very next drive, the Hammerheads score a 17-yard touchdown run from Doug Ashley to put them up 6-5. With less then 5 minutes to go in the game, the Crawlers march right down the field and tie it up 6-6. Crawlers quarterback Anthony Sparrow takes his team the distance for the score when he hits team captain Anthony Hawley in the corner of the endzone from 18-yards out. The Hammerheads offense gets the football back with about 3 minutes to go in the game. Quarterback Doug Ashley drives the Hammerheads offense down the football field and eventually hits a wide open James Blood in the endzone for a 19-yard touchdown reception to seal the victory in this one 7-6.

September 28th, 2013

Week 1

Game 1: Hyenas (0-0) vs Hammerheads (0-0)

What a day it turned out to be for The Pac West Flag Football League on opening weekend. It was a very rainy and windy day as players had to adjust to the football all day because the wind just took it wherever it wanted too. The morning started off a little cold, wet and just looked like it was going to be a horrible day. Then, as the Hyenas and the Hammerheads took the field, you could just feel that it was football time in the air. Game 1 featured the 2 teams who made it to the Pac West Bowl game last year. The Hyenas prevailed over the Hammerheads in that game 5-2. The 3-time defending Pac West Champions will be looking to make it 4 in a row this season. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett took command of the Hyenas offense on the first drive hitting receivers Zack Manning, Pat Dunford and Josh Lovell multiple time for first downs. Blodgett eventually runs it in from 8-yards out to put them on the board first 1-0. The Hammerheads start their offensive drive on their own 20-yard line. In the first couple of passes from quarterback Doug Ashley, Hammerheads receivers Jason Chapman and rookie Ben Murphy make some spectacular catches to help their team move the chains. Ashley eventually hits Chapman down the field for a big play that gets them down to the Hyenas 15-yard line. The Hammerheads don’t convert for the score and turn the football over on downs to the Hyenas. Trey Dean then makes up for his dropped ball on the Hammerheads previous fourth down play and intercepts quarterback Jarod Blodgett’s first pass on the Hyenas 40-yard line. It only takes the Hammerheads 1 play to score when Tyler Ramirez races past the defense for a 22-yard touchdown run to tie the game up 1-1. The game then turns into a defensive battle as both teams defenses shut down the opposing offenses for the rest of the half.  They head into halftime tied 1-1. The Hammerheads take the football first in the second half and end up turning it over on downs in their own territory. The Hyenas capitalize on the great field position and score from 16-yards out by Josh Lovell to put them up 2-1. It only takes the Hammerheads 4 plays to score when rookie James Blood burns the Hyenas defense for a 70-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up for the second time 2-2. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett takes control of the Hyenas offense and hits Zack Manning for 2 big plays on their drive. Josh Lovell then scores his second touchdown reception of the day from 11-yard out to put the Hyenas back in the lead for good. The Hammerheads couldn’t answer back with a touchdown of their own and the Hyenas prevail in this one 3-2.

Game 2: Vipers (0-0) vs Rhinos (0-0)

Game two featured the new look Vipers with 5 new rookie players added to their roster in the offseason. They will be looking to add to last years momentum as they make it to the postseason for the first time in 4 years only to loose to the eventual 3-time defending champion Hyenas. They will be facing off against the Rhinos who have added 3 new rookie players to their roster this season. The Rhinos are looking to get back to the Pac West Bowl this season, as they fell short last year loosing to the Hammerheads in the Mountain Division Championship 4-6. The Vipers loose the coin toss and the Rhinos go on offense first. They look to be on their way to the first score, when Arnonh Vongthongthip intercepts the Rhinos quarterback at the goalline and returns it a few yards before getting tackled. The Vipers offense only takes a couple of plays to score as rookie Brian Lewis beats the defense for a 51-yard touchdown reception to put them on the scoreboard first 1-0. The Rhinos answer right back when Nick Pate pulls them even with a touchdown reception of his own to tie it up 1-1. The Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins then takes his team down the field for the score when he hits rookie Brian Lewis for his second touchdown receptions of the game to put them up 2-1. On the Rhinos next offensive series, Vipers player Eric Weir steps in front of a pass at the 36-yard line for the interception and returns it the distance for the score to put them up by 2 touchdowns 3-1. Two plays later, Jacob Pederson intercepts another pass and returns it 30-yards to make it 4-1 Vipers lead. The Rhinos offense need to put together a scoring drive here to at least get themselves back into this game, as veteran quarterback Kurtis Adams did just that. Adams runs it in from the 19-yard line for the score to pull them a little closer 4-2. The Vipers offense only had less then 2 minutes to go in the first half. Quarterback Daniel Perkins does his best to put another touchdown on the board, but comes up just short of the goalline on the final play to take a 4-2 lead into halftime. In the second half, Perkins makes up for his missed touchdown run in the first half and scores a 15-yard touchdown run to start off the second half and put them up 5-2. Three plays later, rookie Joe Remitz intercepts a tipped pass and returns it 37-yard to the house for the touchdown as they take a commanding lead 6-2. The Rhinos do come back and score on a 38-yard touchdown reception from Levi Maxwell to pull them closer 6-3. But that would be as close as they would come to the Vipers in this game, as the they fall to the Vipers 8-3.

Game 3: Crawlers (0-0) vs Vultures (0-0)

Game three this week had two of the most improved teams in the league this year squaring off against each other. The Crawlers added some new explosive rookies this offseason along with a new quarterback to their offensive gameplan. While the Vultures have added some speed to compete this season in their division. The Crawlers were winless last season with a (0-9-1) record as the Vultures only had 3 victories all of last season with a (3-6-1) record. The Vultures win the coin toss and elect to be on defense first. The Crawlers offense looked in sync as rookie Joel Sisler and veteran Josh Branch both make spectacular catches to help move their team towards the endzone. Rookie quarterback Tony Sparrow eventually hits Shay Dean for a 5-yard touchdown reception to put them on top 1-0. The Vultures look to be marching down the field for the score when Jeremy Jones makes a diving catch for the interception on his own 31-yard line for the turnover. Three plays later rookie quarterback Tony Sparrow hits Josh Branch on a 35-yard touchdown reception. Branch makes a spectacular 1 handed catch in the endzone to put them up 2-0. The Vultures offense march right down the field and score on a 2-yard touchdown reception from team captain Doug Rowley to get them on the board 2-1 Crawlers lead. With less then 2 minutes to go in the first half, the Crawlers try to put together a scoring drive and come up short as they take the lead into halftime 2-1. The Vultures don’t waste anytime and score on their first possession with the football as Mike McDonald scores from 13-yards out to tie the game up 2-2. The Crawlers then put together a scoring drive of their own, as veteran Jeremy Jones scores a touchdown reception from 9-yards out to put them on top 3-2. Crawlers rookie Joel Sisler shuts down the Vultures offense scoring drive when he intercepts a pass on his own 2-yard line. The very next play, Robert Sargent returns the favor as he also gets his own interception on the Crawlers 31-yard line for the turnover. Josh Branch looks to seal the deal for the Crawlers with an interception on the 3-yard line. The Vultures defense couldn’t come up with a stop, as the Crawlers head to victory 3-2. The Crawlers have already surpassing last seasons win total in the first week of play.

January 12th, 2013

Pac West Bowl X

Hyenas (9-1) vs Hammerheads (5-5)

Well here we go everybody, it’s Pac West Bowl X, the big game for The Pac West Flag Football League. This year, the two time defending champion Hyenas have make it back to defend their title for the third straight year in a row. The Hyenas ran past the Vipers last week in the River Division Championship 8-2 behind a great offensive performance from quarterback Jarod Blodgett. Blodgett threw for seven touchdown passes and he also added one rushing touchdown to push the Hyenas to victory putting them into Pac West Bowl X. They will be facing off against the Hammerheads, who haven’t been to the big game since 2009 when they lost in overtime to the Crawlers in Pac West Bowl VII 9-8. The Hammerheads started the 2012 regular season 0-4, then they finished the season strong winning 5 out of their last 6 to make the postseason. They defeated the Rhinos last week in the Mountain Division Championship 6-4 with a great all around balanced offense to put them into Pac West Bowl X. The Hyenas win the coin flip and elect to go on offense to start the game. It only takes them three plays to score when quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits a wide open Nathanial Guard for a 51-yard touchdown reception to put them on the board first 1-0. The Hammerheads come right back with a scoring drive of their own. Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp throws a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jarred Hasskamp to tie the game up 1-1. The Hyenas next series with the ball, the offense took some time off the clock also picking up three first downs on their way to another score. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws his second touchdown pass of the day to Josh Lovell from 4-yards out to put them back in the lead 2-1. The Hammerheads offense picks up a first down and then they turn the football over on their own 40-yard line. The Hyenas couldn’t do anything with the football, and they too turn it over on downs on the Hammerheads 16-yard line. The Hammerheads offense comes up a half of a yard short and go four and out as they turn the football back over to the Hyenas on their own 25-yard line. This time the Hyenas capitalized on the great field position as Don Law scores a 6-yard touchdown reception on third down to push their lead to 3-1 heading into halftime. The Hammerheads take the football first in the second half, but they couldn’t do anything with the ball and had to punt. On third down for the Hyenas, Tyler Ramirez intercepts a tipped pass from quarterback Jarod Blodgett on the Hammerheads 43-yard line for the turnover. After the Hammerheads pick up a couple of first downs, they eventually turn the football over on down in the redzone to on the Hyenas. The Hammerheads defense then comes up big on the next series when Rob Martineau sacks the quarterback on first down and then rookie Blake Cox intercepts a pass on the very next play and returns it to the Hyenas 16-yard line. One play later, Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits Trey Dean on an out pattern for a 16-yard touchdown to pull them a little closer 3-2. That would be the closest the Hammerheads would be to the Hyenas all night long. On the Hyenas next offensive series, they added another touchdown when Nathanial Guard scores his second touchdown reception of the game from 31-yards out to put them up 4-2. Three plays later, Hyenas team captain Pat Dunford seals the deal with an interception on the Hammerheads 33-yard line and then he returns it to the house for the score to put them up for good 5-2. The clock ultimately runs out on the Hammerheads, and the Hyenas prevail to victory winning their third straight Pac West Bowl Championship in a row. Congratulations to the Hyenas for winning Pac West Bowl X and making history for the only team to win three straight Pac West Championships….       

January 5th, 2013

River Division Championship Game

Hyenas (9-1) vs Vipers (5-5)

Game one of the day features the Hyenas who will be squaring off against the Vipers in this years River Division Championship. The Hyenas are the 2-time defending Pac West Flag Football League Champions. They are looking to make it a third straight championship, but they have the Vipers standing in their way. The Vipers, made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 when they defeated the Vultures in Pac West Bowl VI 7-4. The Hyenas swept the season series versus the Vipers 3-0. In the three victories over the Vipers the won by a total of 10 points. The Vipers have a tough road ahead of them in this one, so hopefully they are ready for this one. The Hyenas won the coin toss and elect to go on offense first. On the Hyenas first play from scrimmage, Zack Manning catches a short pass from quarterback Jarod Blodgett and takes it all the way down to the Vipers 35-yard line where he gets tackled by Arnonh Vongthongthip. Four plays later, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett runs it in from the 4-yard line to put them on the scoreboard first 1-0. The Vipers almost go four and out on their opening offensive drive with the football, but they pick up a first down on a fourth down play up to their 36-yard line. The very next play, Jacob Pederson outruns a Hyenas defender for a 64-yard touchdown reception for the score to tie the game up 1-1. On the Hyenas next offensive series with the football, quarterback Jarod Blodgett goes deep to Josh Lovell on first down. Lovell makes a sweet catch on the sideline as he just gets his feet down inbounds at the Vipers 47-yard line. Two plays later, Nathanial Guard scores a 38-yard touchdown reception to put the Hyenas back in the lead 2-1. The Vipers next offensive series they pick up a first down and make it all the way down to the Hyenas 25-yard line before they turn the football over on downs. The Hyenas then take the ball and drive the length of the football field as Josh Lovell scores a 22-yard touchdown reception to put them up two scores 3-1. After the Vipers go four and out on their next series, the Hyenas get the football back and score in just two plays. Pat Dunford scores a touchdown reception from 40-yards out to put them up by three touchdowns 4-1. The Hyenas play good defense and get the football back one more time before halftime. They get all the way down to the Vipers 8-yard line with only time for one play. As the first half clock expired, Josh Lovell makes a spectacular catch over two Vipers defenders in the corner of the endzone to take a 5-1 lead into halftime. The Vipers come out in the second half on offense first and looked to be on their way towards the endzone for a score when Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins gets intercepted by Nathanial Guard on the Hyenas 3-yard line for the turnover. Two plays later, Josh Lovell breaks two would be tacklers and is gone for a 94-yard touchdown reception for the score and push their lead to 6-1. The Hyenas ran away in this one and end up scoring two more touchdowns by Pat Dunford and Zack Manning to make it a lopsided one 8-1. The Vipers David Lemen does score another touchdown reception late in the game, but the Hyenas still prevail in this one 8-2 to advance to Pac West Bowl X for their third straight year in a row.  

Mountain Division Championship Game

Hammerheads (5-5) vs Rhinos (7-3)

Game two of the day features the Hammerheads who are coming into the playoffs red hot winning five out of their last six games of the year to make it to the postseason. They will be facing the Rhinos who are coming into the playoffs having lost two out of their last three games of the season. The Rhinos defeated the Hammerheads two out of three games they faced each other this season. The Hammerheads won the coin toss and elect to defer to the second half. The Rhinos go on offense first and they go four and out for the turnover. Two plays later, Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp throws a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jarred Hasskamp to put them on the board first 1-0. The Rhinos don’t waste anytime and score a touchdown in three plays when rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp hits veteran Adam Chavez for a 31-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 1-1. The Hammerheads go back on offense and look to rebound by having a scoring drive to take the lead back. They make it all the way down to the Rhinos 12-yard line before turning the football over on downs. The Rhinos do it once again on offense and score a touchdown in three plays. Quarterback Ryan Kemp hits Adam Chavez for his second touchdown reception of the game from 20-yards out to take the lead 2-1. The Hammerheads make up for their last offensive series with the football. On only their second play from scrimmage, they run a halfback pass to Jarred Hasskamp who goes deep to Trey Dean for a 45-yard touchdown reception to tie the game back up 2-2. The Rhinos come right back and score a touchdown when Ryan Kemp hits a streaking Brad Stadther for a 67-yard touchdown reception to take back the lead 3-2. The Rhinos defense couldn’t contain the Hammerheads offense as they put together a scoring drive capped off by a 22-yard touchdown reception from Jarred Hasskamp to tie the game up 3-3 heading into the half. The Hammerheads come out of halftime with the football first and put together an excellent scoring drive when quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits rookie Austin Bilbao for a 29-yard touchdown reception to take the lead in the game 4-3. The Rhinos then go four and out on offense and turn the football over on their own 31-yard line. The Hammerheads capitalize from the Rhinos turnover and score a 2-yard touchdown reception from rookie Austin Bilbao to push their lead to 5-3. The Rhinos offense looks to be on their way to a score, when they turn the football over again on downs on the Hammerheads 13-yard line. The Hammerheads don’t do anything with the football and have to punt it away. It only takes the Rhinos three plays to score a touchdown when quarterback Kurtis Adams hits Adam Chavez for a 6-yard touchdown reception to pull them within one score 5-4. For the second straight offensive series in a row, the Hammerheads go four and out and have to punt the football away. The Rhinos offense picks up a first down before quarterback Kurtis Adams fumbles the football away on the Hammerheads 6-yard line for the turnover. With less then three minutes left to go in the game, the Rhinos defense couldn’t come up with the big defensive stop to get the football back. The Hammerheads quarterback Jarred Hasskamp goes deep to Mike Hasskamp who then shakes a defender and is on his way to a 71-yard touchdown reception to put the game away 6-4. The Hammerheads prevail in this one and are on their way to Pac West Bowl X versus the River Division Champion Hyenas.

December 15th, 2012

Week 10

Game 1: Hyenas (8-1) vs Rhinos (7-2)

The first game of the day featured the high power offense of the Hyenas squaring off against the veteran team of the Rhinos. Last week the Hyenas came up big winning a division game over the Vipers 6-4. On the other side of the ball we have the Rhinos who are coming into this game having won a huge division game over the Vultures last week 7-5. The Hyenas started the game with the football first and quarterback Jarod Blodgett just picks apart the Rhinos defense all the way down the field. Blodgett and the Hyenas pick up two first downs before he runs it in from the 5-yard line to put them up 1-0. The Rhinos go four and out and turn the football over to the Hyenas on the Rhinos 48-yard line. The Hyenas offense moves the ball down to the Rhinos 1-yard line and then the Rhinos defense makes a big goal line stop. The Rhinos go back on offense on their own 1-yard line. They then go four and out again for the second straight offensive series in a row to start the football game. The Hyenas take possession of the football in Rhinos territory for the second drive in a row. Two plays later, the Hyenas score another touchdown when quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits a streaking Nathanial Guard for a 35-yard touchdown reception to put them up 2-0. On the Rhinos second play from scrimmage, rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp throws a deep pass to Levi Maxwell who gets tackled on the Hyenas 41-yard line. They then turn the football over on downs for the third straight series in a row. The Hyenas offense drives them all the way down to the Rhinos 6-yard line and the Rhinos make another goal line stop for the turnover. On the very first play from scrimmage Kurtis Adams makes a huge reception that gets them down to the Hyenas 32-yard line before Zack Manning runs him out of bounds. Rhinos quarterback Ryan Kemp finishes off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to finally put them on the board 2-1 Hyenas lead. On the Hyenas first offensive play, Levi Maxwell intercepts Jarod Blodgett and returns it to the 5-yard line. Maxwell then punches it in from their on the ground on offense to tie the game up 2-2. The Hyenas only have enough time for one play before halftime so they run a halfback pass. Josh Lovell goes deep to a streaking Zack Manning who then breaks two defenders on his way to an 80-yard touchdown reception as the first half time expired and they take the lead 3-2. The Rhinos come out of halftime and quarterback Ryan Kemp takes them down the field for the score when he hands it off to Levi Maxwell who runs it in from 20-yards out to tie it up 3-3. The Hyenas strike fast when Jarod Blodgett throws a deep pass to Josh Lovell for a 75-yard touchdown reception to push their lead to 4-3. The Rhinos answer right back with a 15-yard touchdown reception by Levi Maxwell to tie the game up for the third time today 4-4. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits a wide open  Zack Manning in the middle of the field who then shakes five Rhinos defenders on his way to a 32-yard touchdown reception to take the lead 5-4. The Rhinos try to keep pace with the Hyenas with a 29-yard touchdown reception by Levi Maxwell to tie the game up again at 5-5. With about four minutes to go in the game, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett takes his team down the field for the game winning score. Blodgett hits a wide open Josh Lovell in the corner of the endzone for a 1-yard touchdown reception which would be the final score for the Hyenas who prevail 6-5.

Game 2: Hammerheads (4-5) vs Vipers (5-4)

Game two of the day features the Hammerheads who are coming into this game having defeated the Crawlers last week 7-5. They will be facing the Vipers who are coming off of a tough division loss last week to the Hyenas 6-4. These two teams faced each other in week one of the regular season on September 15th  which the Vipers won 6-3. The Hammerheads have won three out of their last four games and are starting to click as a team together. The Vipers lost the coin flip so the Hammerheads start the game with the football first. They couldn’t do anything with the ball on offense and go four and out. The Vipers take possession of the football in great field position on their own 49-yard line. Receptions by Justin Bengston and team captain Todd Lewis manages to pick up a first down for the Vipers before they turn the football over. The Hammerheads offense started to roll on their next series picking up three first downs as they drove the ball down to the Vipers 15-yard line. They then stall out and turn the football over for the second time in the game. The Vipers get on the board first when on their next offensive series quarterback Daniel Perkins hits Justin Bengston on a corner route for a 24-yard touchdown reception to put them up 1-0. The Hammerheads go back on offense and are looking for a good drive to tie the game up. They pick up two first downs before rookie Austin Bilbao throws a deep pass to fellow rookie Blake Cox who jukes two Vipers defenders and walks his way into the endzone for a 37-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 1-1. Rookie Austin Bilbao intercepts a pass from Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins on the Hammerheads 23-yard line and returns it to his 37-yard line before getting tackled by Jacob Pederson. Two plays later, Blake Cox catches a swing pass on the right side of the offense and weaves his way threw four Vipers defenders for a 63-yard touchdown reception to put them in the lead 2-1 heading into the half. After halftime, the Vipers Jacob Pederson ties the game up 2-2 with a touchdown reception of his own. The Hammerheads offense bounce back after the Vipers score with an excellent drive into the redzone, but end up turning the football over on downs. The Vipers then goes four and out on their offensive series with the ball. It only takes the Hammerheads a few play to get back into the redzone again. The Vipers defense steps up for the second straight drive in a row to force another turnover in the redzone. Three plays later, quarterback Daniel Perkins hits a streaking Eric Weir for a 90-yard touchdown reception to take the lead 3-2. On the Hammerheads next series, Trey Dean catches a swing pass out of the backfield an follows his blockers all the way to the endzone for a 38-yard touchdown reception to tie the game back up 3-3. After both teams defenses makes big stops, the time expires and we are headed to an overtime period. It only takes the Hammerheads one play to score a touchdown. Veteran Trey Dean runs a sweep to the left side of the offense, when he cuts it back to the right behind some blockers and races through every Vipers defender for a 40-yard rushing touchdown to put them up 4-3. The Vipers have one last shot to tie the game up, but the Hammerheads defense come up big with a sack on fourth down by rookie James Uyeda to seal the victory for the Hammerheads who prevail in this one 4-3.  

Game 3: Vultures (2-6-1) vs Crawlers (0-9-1)

Game three of the day featured the Vultures who will be facing the Crawlers and are looking for their first win of the season. The Vultures are coming off of a tough division loss last week to the Rhinos 7-5. The Crawlers are also coming off of a lost last week to the Hammerheads 7-5. The first time these two teams faced each other on October 20th, they went to overtime and ended up in a tie game 9-9 at the end of the OT. The Vultures started the game with the football first and they go four and out and turn the ball over on their own 26-yard line. Three plays later, Mike McDonald intercepts a pass from rookie quarterback Andrew Johnson on the Vultures 35-yard line and he gets tackled immediately on the 40-yard line. The Crawlers defense responded on the very next play with an interception of their own. Mike McDonald tries to go deep to Robert Sargent, but Josh Branch snatches it before he could even get his hands on the football. The Crawlers offense moves the ball down field with short passes picking up two first down before they had to punt the football away. After the Vultures pick up a first down, Josh Branch gets his second interception of the game and returns it to the Vultures 32-yard line. The Crawlers offense couldn’t do anything with the ball and go four and out and turn the football back over to the Vultures. Three plays later, quarterback Mike McDonald hits Zach Imperial in stride and he just out runs the Crawlers defenders for a 74-yard touchdown reception to put them on the scoreboard first 1-0. The Crawlers answer right back with a scoring drive of their own when on their first play from scrimmage, Andrew Johnson goes deep to Shay Dean that ended in Vultures territory on the 26-yard line. Three plays later, Josh Branch gets the Crawlers on the board with a spectacular one handed catch in the corner of the endzone that he tipped to himself over two Vultures defenders to tie the game up 1-1. The Vultures looked pinned after quarterback Pat Douglass gets sacked on their 15-yard line on second down by Andrew Johnson forcing a third and long. Douglass hits a streaking Mike McDonald on the next play to put the Vultures back in the lead 2-1. On the Crawlers next series with the football, it was all Jeremy Jones on the drive picking up the whole 80-yards on two receptions to tie the game up again 2-2. With less then two minutes left in the first half, the Vultures look to take the lead here with a scoring drive. It only takes them two plays to get into Crawlers territory. The very next play, Josh Branch intercepts quarterback Pat Douglass on his own 17-yard line and returns it all the way to the house for the score to put them up 3-2 going into the half. The Crawlers came out of halftime with the football first and looked great as quarterback Andrew Johnson drove them down the field towards the endzone. John Barron intercepts a pass from Crawlers quarterback Andrew Johnson on his own 8-yard line and returns it to the 45-yard line. After both teams turn the football over on downs, the Vultures John Barron catches a short pass and races past two defenders for a 10-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up for the third time today 3-3. Then on the next series for the Crawlers, quarterback Andrew Johnson drove the team down the field and when they reached the 6-yard line, Johnson sees an opening on the right side and takes it for the 6-yard rushing touchdown and puts them back up 4-3. With less then four minutes left in the game, the Vultures look to answer right back with a touchdown drive of their own. They strike in only a few plays when Mike McDonald runs by all the Crawlers defenders for a 67-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up once again 4-4 and send this one to overtime. In overtime the Vultures went on offense first and it only takes them three plays to score a touchdown on the Crawlers defense. Quarterback Pat Douglass hits teammate Doug Rowley who then shakes two defenders on his way to a 17-yard touchdown reception to put them up for good 5-4. The Crawlers still had one last shot to tie the game up, but the Vultures defense comes up big and stops the Crawlers offense from scoring a touchdown as they take the victory in this one 5-4 in overtime.

December 1st, 2012

Week 9

Game 1: Hammerheads (3-5) vs Crawlers (0-7-1)

Game one this week features the Hammerheads who are coming off of a forfeited divisional win last week over the Rhinos 7-4. They will be facing the Crawlers who are also coming off of a forfeited divisional loss last week to the Vipers 10-5. The Crawlers take possession of the football first and don’t waste any time as they get to work on the Hammerheads defense. Team captain Anthony Hawley shakes the defense on the Crawlers first play from scrimmage and gets all the way down to the Hammerheads 35-yard line before getting tackled by rookie Jason Chapman. After that, the Hammerheads defense stepped up and make two big plays in a row. The first one was when team captain Rob Martineau sacked Crawlers quarterback Andrew Johnson and then the very next play, Jason Chapman makes a spectacular one handed interception catch on his own 40-yard line and returns it to the Crawlers 47-yard line. Two plays later, Trey Dean catches a short pass from quarterback Mike Hasskamp on the right side and has a few blockers in front of him when he looses his grip on the football and fumbles it out of bounds for the turnover at the 23-yard line. The Crawlers offense chips at the Hammerheads defense as Josh Branch and Jeremy Jones rack up big plays on receptions to get them all the way down to the Hammerheads 8-yard line. The Crawlers eventually score when quarterback Andrew Johnson throws a pass to Josh Branch in the corner of the endzone for the touchdown to put them on the board first 1-0. On the Hammerheads next series with the football, they look to tie the game up when rookie James Uyeda shakes the defense on a short pass and heads towards the endzone for the score. The Hammerheads get a flag thrown on the play for blocking in the back and they have to bring it all the way back. The very next play, Trey Dean makes up for the Hammerheads mistake from the previous play and races by all the Crawlers defenders for a 77-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up at 1-1. The Crawlers drive the distance on their next offensive series for the score when Anthony Hawley gets wide open and breaks the Hammerheads defense for a 33-yard touchdown reception to put them on top 2-1. The Hammerheads keep paced with the Crawlers as they also go the distance when Trey Dean scores his second touchdown of the game on a 19-yard touchdown play from Mike Hasskamp to tie it up 2-2. Josh Branch then puts the Crawlers up 3-2 when he runs by three Hammerheads defenders for a 52-yard touchdown reception. The Hammerheads do tie it up on their next offensive series when Trey Dean scores his third touchdown reception of the game from 2-yards out to make it 3-3. The Hammerheads then get the momentum to swing their way when Trey Dean intercepts a pass from Crawlers quarterback Andrew Johnson on their 27-yard line. Dean then returns it 77-yards to the house for the defensive score to put them on top for good headed into halftime 4-3. The Hammerheads come out in the second half and drive the football down the field for the touchdown to put them up two scores 5-3. Mike Hasskamp pitches the ball to rookie James Uyeda on the 9-yard line and then he squeezes by two Crawlers defenders for the rushing touchdown. After both teams turn the football over on downs, the Crawlers Jeremy Jones then burns the defense for an 11-yard touchdown reception to pull them a little closer 5-4. The Hammerheads score the next two touchdowns on the ground. #2 Trey Dean scores a rushing touchdown on a sweep play from 13-yards out and then on the Hammerheads next offensive series with the football, quarterback Mike Hasskamp scampers in from 15-yards out to push their lead to 7-4. The Crawlers do end up scoring another touchdown reception by Josh Branch, but it still wouldn’t be enough to get the victory and the Hammerheads prevail in this one 7-5.     

Game 2: Rhinos (6-2) vs Vultures (2-5-1)

The second game of the day featured the Rhinos who are coming into this one having lost last week to the Hammerheads due to a forfeit 7-4. They will be facing the Vultures who are coming off of their biggest win of the season last week by handing the Hyenas their first loss of the season 6-4 and still keeping their playoff hopes alive. At the start of the day the Vultures still had a shot at making the playoffs, but the Hammerheads put a stop to that by clinching a playoff berth with a win over the Crawlers in game one. The Vultures start the game with the football first and they go four and out and turn the ball over to the Rhinos on their own 28-yard line. The Rhinos couldn’t do any better entering the redzone and they also go four and out and turn the football back over to the Vultures on the 6-yard line. The Vultures move the football down the field with short dumps to the wide receivers as they pick up three first downs before Mike McDonald rushes in from the 1-yard line to put them on the board first and take the lead 1-0. Rhinos rookie  quarterback Ryan Kemp takes control of the offense picking up first down after first down on the drive. Kemp drove them down the field and he hits Levi Maxwell for a short pass which turned into a 9-yard touchdown reception that tied the game up at 1-1. Veteran Pat Douglass took over at quarterback for the Vultures on their next offensive series with the football and drove them the distance for the touchdown to put them back on top 2-1. Two plays later, Rhinos quarterback Ryan Kemp goes deep and connects on a pass with Levi Maxwell for a 75-yard touchdown reception to tie the game back up 2-2. The Vultures pick up one first down before turning the football over on their own 46-yard line. The Rhinos offense then strikes again as quarterback Ryan Kemp throws his third touchdown pass of the game to Levi Maxwell from 13-yards out to put them on top 3-2 going into the half. The Rhinos come out after halftime with the ball first and their offense drives the length of the football field to score a touchdown on the Vultures defense. Veteran Joe Kuester takes a handoff from rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp and slashes by every Vultures defender and basically walks his way into the endzone for a 42-yard touchdown run to put them up 4-2. The Vultures didn’t waste any time on their offensive possession with the football and the get into the endzone on just their second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Mike McDonald gets some pressure from the pass rush and he scampers by the entire Rhinos defense for an 80-yard touchdown run to pull them a little closer 4-3. It only takes the Rhinos two plays to score a touchdown on the Vultures defense. Quarterback Ryan Kemp hits Levi Maxwell on a deep route and he just plain out runs the Vultures defender for a 77-yard touchdown reception. Maxwell, scoring his fourth touchdown reception of the game to put them back up by two touchdowns 5-3. The Vultures then go 80-yards on five plays to score a touchdown. Quarterback Pat Douglass spots a wide open Ryan Lilly and hits him for a 4-yard touchdown reception to pull them back within one score 5-4. On the Rhinos next offensive series they pick up two first downs as Levi Maxwell makes a big play picking up 28-yards on a reception to get them all the way down to the Vultures 34-yard line. The very next play, Joe Kuester runs a stop and go route and burns the Vultures defense for a 34-yard touchdown reception to put them up 6-4. Vultures quarterback Doug Rowley hits John Barron on the first play from scrimmage and he torches the defense for a 35-yard reception to push the football into the Rhinos territory. Rowley marches the Vultures offense down to the 2-yard line where he hits teammate/brother Pat Douglass in the endzone for a diving catch to pull them within one touchdown once again 6-5. That would be as close as the Vultures would get to the Rhinos for the rest off the game. Rhinos rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp does throw one more touchdown pass of 40-yards to Levi Maxwell to put them on top for good. Kemp finished the game with six touchdown passes and six tackles. Maxwell burned the Vultures defense all game long scoring five touchdown receptions on twelve catches. He also added five tackles on defense. The Rhinos prevail in this divisional battle 7-5.       

Game 3: Hyenas (7-1) vs Vipers (5-3)

The third game of the day featured the Vipers who are coming into this one having defeated the Crawlers on a forfeited game last week 10-5. They will be facing the Hyenas who are coming into this game having lost their first game of the season last week to the Vultures 6-4. The Hyenas have won both meetings this season versus the Vipers. They barely slipped by them in the first game on September 22nd 6-5. The second time these two teams faced each other on October 20th, the Hyenas dominated the Vipers in a lopsided victory 9-2. I’m sure the Vipers will be looking for some redemption in this game. The Vipers started the game off first with the football and team captain Todd Lewis took them the distance for the score. On the first play of the game, Lewis hits rookie Arnonh Vongthongthip coming across the middle and he races past the defense for a 50-yard gain down to the Hyenas 30-yard line. Two plays later, the Vipers score a touchdown by rookie Salvador Camacho from the 18-yard line to put them on the board first 1-0. The Vipers defense looked to be on the right track when rookie Jamison Niebuhr sacks Hyenas quarterback Tyson Neuhaus for a 10-yard loss. The Hyenas offense picks up one first down before they commit four penalties to push them all the way back to their own 26-yard line. Finally, they get it together when quarterback Tyson Neuhaus hits Zack Manning on a deep pass who just runs away from the defense for a 74-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 1-1. On the Vipers next offensive series, rookie Arnonh Vongthongthip picks up a key first down on a fourth down play to move the chains. Quarterback Todd Lewis hits a streaking Derek Taylor who makes a great catch in traffic for a big play picking up 32-yards on the reception to push the Vipers into Hyenas territory. Three plays later, the Vipers find themselves on a fourth down play again tying to pick up a first down. Rookie Jamison Niebuhr picks up a first down for the Vipers and gets them down to the 9-yard line. That’s where Vipers quarterback Todd Lewis runs it in on the right side of the offense for the touchdown to put them up 2-1. The Hyenas didn’t loose a step as it only takes them three plays to score a touchdown on the Vipers defense. On their first play from scrimmage, Zack Manning catches a short reception and takes it across midfield before rookie Eric Weir tackles him on the Vipers 47-yard line. Two plays later, team captain Pat Dunford burns the defense for a 47-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 2-2. On the Vipers next offensive series with the football, they looked sharp picking up two first downs on their way towards the endzone. The Vipers make it all the way down to the Hyenas 24-yard line before rookie Eric Weir throws an interception. The Hyenas take advantage of the turnover and they put together a 90-yard touchdown scoring drive to put them on top 3-2. After picking up a first down, quarterback Tyson Neuhaus hits a streaking Zack Manning on a deep pass for a 42-yard touchdown score. On the Vipers first play from scrimmage, quarterback Daniel Perkins takes off on a designed run to the right and looks to be gone for the score. Jaime Mansfield chases him down and tackles him inside the Hyenas 5-yard line saving the touchdown. The very next play, Perkins gets his redemption and scores a touchdown reception to tie the game up 3-3 headed into halftime. In the second half, on the first play for the Hyenas, quarterback Tyson Neuhaus hits Zack Manning on a short pass and he races by all the Vipers defenders for an 80-yard touchdown reception to put them up 4-3. The Vipers needed a big offensive series to stay even with the Hyenas in this game. On a fourth down play for the Vipers, team captain Todd Lewis throws a pass to rookie Eric Weir who shakes a defender and races 55-yards for the touchdown reception to tie the game up 4-4. Even after the Justin Bengston intercepts a pass on defense for the Vipers, they just turn the football back over to the Hyenas. Quarterback Tyson Neuhaus then guides the Hyenas down for the go ahead score with a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 5-4. They never look back as Zack Manning scores his fourth touchdown reception of the game from 60-yards out. The Hyenas prevail in a big divisional game 6-4. 

November 17th, 2012

Thanks to all the players who contributed to the food drive and donated food to help fight hunger in Oregon and S.W. Washington. The 2nd Annual Pac West Flag Football League Food Drive was a huge success raising a remarkable 92 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank. God Bless everyone for their generous food donations. To all the players and their families, have a safe and happy holidays from The Pac West Flag Football League.

Week 8

Game 1: Vultures (1-5-1) vs Hyenas (7-0)

Game one this week features the Vultures who are coming into this game with a tough divisional lose last week to the Hammerheads 10-3. They will be facing the Hyenas who are still undefeated after seven weeks of play at 7-0. The Hyenas are coming into this game having put a beating on the Crawlers last week 10-1. They would go on offense first and look to strike early on the Vultures defense. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett chips at the defense by hitting his receivers with short passes as they move the football towards the endzone. They pick up three first downs before Blodgett hits D.J. Hortert for a 9-yard touchdown reception to put them on the board first 1-0. The Vultures didn’t waste any time as they score a touchdown on their fourth play from scrimmage. Rookie Zach Imperial burns the defense for a 53-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up at 1-1. The Hyenas come right back on offense and look to drive the length of the football field for a touchdown. Jarod Blodgett hits Zack Manning on a quick out in the corner of the endzone from 10-yards out to put them back in the lead 2-1. On the next series for the Vultures on offense, the Hyenas force them to a fourth down play which John Barron scores a 29-yard touchdown reception. Barron made a leaping catch over a Hyenas defender to tie the game up 2-2. The Hyenas come out on the next series and pick up a quick first down with two receptions by Nathanial Guard to the 44-yard line. On the very next play, quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws an interception to rookie Robert Sargent who returns it 63-yards to the house for the score to put the Vultures on top 3-2. The Hyenas look to answer right back by driving the length of the football field for the score. They pick up two first downs before Nathanial Guard shakes the Vultures defense and catches a 5-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 3-3 heading into halftime. In the second half the Vultures go on offense first and John Barron scores a short 2-yard touchdown reception to put them in the lead 4-3. Then on the next series, the Hyenas Pat Dunford scores an 18-yard touchdown reception to pull them even 4-4. The Vultures offense looked excellent on their series, completing pass after pass to move the chains for the first downs. Quarterback Pat Douglass hits David Lester for a 1-yard touchdown reception to put them up for good 5-4. Two plays later, rookie Robert Sargent picks off Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett for the third time in the game. It only takes the Vultures one play to score a touchdown on the Hyenas defense and push their lead to 6-4. That would be the final score as the Vultures are victorious.

Game 2: Hammerheads (2-5) vs Rhinos (6-1)

This weeks game two features the Hammerheads who are coming into this one winning a big divisional game over the Vultures last week 10-3. They will be facing the Rhinos who are coming into this game having slipped by the Vipers last week 4-3. The last time these two teams faced each other on October 20th, the Rhinos won in overtime 6-5. The Rhinos also defeated the Hammerheads the first time they met on October 6th 6-4. Unfortunately, the Rhinos only showed up with four players and had to forfeit the game to the Hammerheads who get the easy divisional victory. But in Pac West, we still played a scrimmage game between these two teams. The Hammerheads scored the first two touchdowns by Blake Cox and Tim Hutchins to put them up early 2-0. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams gets them on the board throwing a touchdown pass to fill in player Justin Bengston to make the score 2-1 Hammerheads lead. Rookie James Uyeda scores a touchdown for the Hammerheads to take the lead into halftime 3-1. After halftime, fill in player Jeremy Jones scores the second touchdown for the Rhinos in the game to pull them a little closer 3-2. The Hammerheads then score two straight touchdowns by rookie Austin Bilbao and veteran Trey “TD” Dean to push their lead to 5-2. Levi Maxwell then scores on the Hammerheads defense on their next offensive series to make it 5-3 Hammerheads lead. Rookie Jason Chapman scored the Hammerheads next two touchdowns. Chapman’s first touchdown came on offense when quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits hit in the corner of the endzone to push their lead to 6-3. Then on the Rhinos next series, Chapman catches the football out off the air after it bounced off of a wide receiver and returns it to the house for the touchdown to make the score 7-3. The Rhinos do score another touchdown by Brett Jones, but the Hammerheads still prevail in this one 7-4. 

Game 3: Vipers (4-3) vs Crawlers (0-6-1)

Game three this week features the Vipers who are coming into this game having lost a close one last week to the Rhinos 4-3. They will be facing the Crawlers who are coming into this game having getting beat down last week by the Hyenas 10-1. The Vipers have won both meetings this season versus the Crawlers by a total of 14 touchdowns. On September 29th, the Vipers defeated the Crawlers 8-4 and on October 13th they just ran all over them 11-1. Unfortunately the Crawlers only showed up with four player and had to forfeit the game to the Vipers for the win. We still found a few pickup players to get at least a scrimmage game going. The Vipers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead off of scores by Justin Bengston, Arnonh Vongthongthip and Todd Lewis. The Crawlers finally got on the board when Josh Branch burns the defense for a touchdown reception as the Vipers still lead in this one 3-1. The Vipers offense scores two more touchdowns from rookie Eric Weir and Derek Taylor to push their lead to 5-1. The Crawlers do manage to score one more touchdown before the half, as Josh Branch scores his second touchdown reception of the game to make it 5-2 Vipers lead at halftime. The Vipers come out firing in the second half, scoring two more touchdowns again on the Crawlers defense. This time it was rookie Jamison Niebuhr and Jacob Pederson scoring touchdown reception for the Vipers to blow this one wide open 7-2. After those scores, each time either team touched the football they punched it in the endzone. The Crawlers got scores from Jeremy Jones, Andrew Johnson and Josh Branch added his third touchdown reception of the game. The Vipers offense would not let up all game long, as Todd Lewis scores his second rushing touchdown of the day and Jamison Niebuhr also added a rushing touchdown of his own. Derek Taylor came up big with his second touchdown reception of the game late as the Vipers prevail in this one 10-5.

November 10th, 2012

Week 7

Game 1: Hyenas (6-0) vs Crawlers (0-5-1)

The first game of the day features the Hyenas who are still undefeated at 6-0 and are coming into this one winning a big divisional game over the Vipers last week 9-2. They will be facing the Crawlers who are still alive in the playoff hunt and are looking to get into the win column this week with a victory over the Hyenas today. The Hyenas elect to go on offense first and they look to score on the Crawlers early and fast. On a 3rd down and 1, quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits a wide open Josh Lovell who nets a 12-yard play to move the chains and pick up the first down. The very next play, Blodgett hits Lovell on an out-and-up for a 53-yard touchdown reception to put them on the board first 1-0. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon connects with Anthony Hawley and Jeremy Jones on the first two plays from scrimmage to pick up a first down. The Crawlers turn the football over on their own 42-yard line with two straight dropped ball by the receivers. Team captain Pat Dunford shakes the Crawlers defense for a 19-yard reception on the Hyenas first play. The next play Josh Lovell looks to be in the endzone from 23-yards out, but Leonard Brown tackles him on the 1-yard line. Lovell scores his second touchdown of the day from a yard out with no one within 10-yards of him. Now the Hyenas have jumped out to an early lead 2-0 with both touchdowns scored by #44 Josh Lovell. On the Crawlers second play from scrimmage, Jeremy Jones moves the chains for the first down on a 24-yard reception. Anthony Hawley gets the Crawlers all the way down to the 1-yard line, then Jeremy Jones scores their first touchdown of the game to make it 2-1 Hyenas lead. After two plays with under thrown and over thrown balls to the receivers, #24 Don Law catches a pass on a screen play and runs by the Crawlers defense for an 80-yard touchdown reception to put them up 3-1. On the next series, Mike Younger breaks a short reception for 50-yards down to the Hyenas 30-yard line on the Crawlers first offensive play. After the Crawlers pick up two first downs, they then drive all the way down to the Hyenas 17-yard line. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon throws an interception on the 12-yard line for the turnover. Hyenas team captain #13 Pat Dunford returns the interception to the house for the score and put them up with a commanding lead 4-1. The Crawlers stumbled the rest of their way to the half giving up two more touchdowns. Don Law scored a 66-yard touchdown reception and Josh Lovell also added a 53-yard touchdown reception to take the lead into halftime 6-1. Law’s touchdown would be his second touchdown reception of the game while Lovell’s touchdown would be his third touchdown reception of the game. The second half wasn’t any different for either team. The Hyenas scored four more touchdowns in the second half by Nathanial Guard and Zack Manning. Guard scored a 10-yard touchdown reception while Manning scores three touchdown receptions of 30-yards, 10-yards and a 1-yarder. The Hyenas prevail big in this divisional game 10-1.               

Game 2: Rhinos (5-1) vs Vipers (4-2)

Game two this week featured the Rhinos who are coming into this one having defeated the Hammerheads last week in overtime 6-5. They will be facing the Vipers who are coming off of a big divisional loss last week to the Hyenas 9-2. The Vipers started the game with the football first but couldn’t get anything going. They go four and out and had to punt the ball. The Rhinos start the offensive drive on their own 45-yard line. They then turn the football back over to the Vipers when they throw an incomplete pass on a fourth down play. The Vipers take over possession of the football at midfield. The Rhinos defense came up big on this series, recording two sacks on the Vipers quarterback. Team captain Brett Jones and veteran Adam Chavez applied the pressure making the Vipers turn the football over on the Rhinos 43-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage for the Rhinos, Nick Pate takes a reception all the way down to the Vipers 20-yard line before loosing his footing and Justin Bengston tackles him there. One play later, #3 Adam Chavez slips by the Vipers defense for the touchdown reception to put the Rhinos on the board first and take the lead 1-0. After the Vipers pick up a first down and drive their way into Rhinos territory, they then turn the football over to the Rhinos on an incomplete pass on fourth down. The very next play on offense for the Rhinos, Levi Maxwell goes deep to Nick Pate and Justin Bengston snatches the football out of the air for the interception. One play later, team captain Todd Lewis scampered past the Rhinos defense for a 56-yard rushing play that ended all the way down on the Rhinos 23-yard line. Two plays later, Derek Taylor scored a 12-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 1-1. The momentum is now swinging in the Vipers favor and they carry it over to the defensive side of the football. Rookie Jamison Niebuhr forced a Rhinos turnover when he made the sack of the quarterback on a fourth down. #21 Eric Weir puts the Vipers in the lead with a 1-yard touchdown reception from Todd Lewis to make it 2-1. The Rhinos look to me on the move to tie the game up, when they turn the football over on the Vipers 43-yard line. The very next play, Nick Pate makes a spectacular diving catch for the interception to force the turnover. The Rhinos capitalize on the Vipers turnover when #1 AnDisheh Taj scores a touchdown reception as they head into the half tied 2-2. The Rhinos come out of the half and they look to strike first. The offense puts together a good drive and Nick Pate caps it off with a 3-yard touchdown reception to put them up 3-2. The Vipers pull even with the Rhinos at 3-3 with a rushing touchdown by their quarterback and team captain Todd Lewis. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams then take the Rhinos offense down the field and hits Adam Chavez for a 10-yard reception to put them on top for good. With great defense by both teams, the Rhinos get the victory in this one 4-3.

Game 3: Hammerheads (1-5) vs Vultures (1-4-1)

Game three this week features the Hammerheads who are coming into this one having lost a heartbreaking divisional game last week in overtime to the Rhinos 6-5. They will be facing the Vultures who are coming into this game with an overtime tie last week to the Crawlers 9-9. The Vultures took the football first and they got to work early on the Hammerheads defense with short dumps to Doug Rowley and Pat Douglass. On the fourth play from scrimmage, Mike McDonald gets flushed out of the pocket by the defense and he takes off. McDonald weaves his way in and out of the Hammerheads defense and races 64-yards for the rushing touchdown to put them on the board first 1-0. The Hammerheads offense struck back quick with an 85-yard touchdown reception by Blake Cox on just second down of their series to tie the game up 1-1. Great defensive sacks by rookie Tim Hutchins and Trey Dean force the Vultures to punt the football away. The Hammerheads take over possession of the football on their own 19-yard line. It only takes them three plays to score a touchdown. Rookie Jason Chapman scores a 35-yard touchdown reception to put them in the lead 2-1. The Vultures offense look to rebound after giving up the touchdown and want to put together a scoring drive. They chip at the Hammerheads stubborn defense and they seem to be on their way towards the endzone for the tying score. Hammerheads rookie Jarred Hasskamp steps in front of Brady Post and intercepts Vultures quarterback Mike McDonald and heads towards the endzone. Hasskamp side steps McDonald, then out runs Post and scored a touchdown to push their lead to 3-1. The Vultures then get to midfield on their next offensive series with the football, but end up turning the ball back over to the Hammerheads on down. It only takes the Hammerheads two plays to score a touchdown on the Vultures defense. Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits rookie Austin Bilbao for a 43-yard touchdown reception to push their lead to 4-1. Tyler Ramirez benefits from a tipped ball by teammate Trey Dean on the Vultures first offensive play with the football. The Hammerheads capitalize on the turnover and take over possession in the redzone at the Vultures 15-yard line. Two plays later, Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits Austin Bilbao in the corner of the endzone to make it 5-1 heading into the half. After halftime, the Hammerheads defense step up and shut down the Vultures offense. #2 Trey Dean had an outstanding day on the defensive side of the football with two sacks and an interception which he returned 39-yards to the house for a touchdown. Vultures quarterback Mike McDonald tried to keep his team in it with two rushing touchdowns of 59-yard and 25-yards, but he couldn’t get the rest of the help he needed from his team. The Hammerheads defensive pressure was just to much for the Vultures to overcome as they recorded six sacks on the quarterback. The Vultures couldn’t slow down the Hammerheads offense at all in the second half as they scored four more touchdowns. Jason Chapman, Blake Cox and Trey Dean all added touchdown receptions in the second half. Chapman had a 40-yard touchdown reception, Cox a 15-yard td reception and Trey Dean had a 31-yard touchdown reception. Rookie Jarred Hasskamp also added an 8-yard touchdown run as the Hammerheads ran away with this one 10-3.

October 20th, 2012

Week 6

Game 1: Vultures (1-4) vs Crawlers (0-5)

The first game of the day featured the Vultures who are coming off of a tough divisional loss last week to the Hammerheads 8-7. They will be facing the Crawlers who are still winless after 5 weeks of play and who are coming off of a beat down last week to their division rivals the Vipers 11-1. The Crawlers went on offense first as their pro bowl quarterback Ron Tuzon return to action. Tuzon’s return to the Crawlers didn’t start off well, they couldn’t do anything with the football and turned it over on downs at their own 38-yard line. The Vultures make short work of the Crawlers defense as team captain Doug Rowley scores a touchdown reception on the first play from scrimmage to take the lead 1-0. On the Crawlers next series with the football,  quarterback Ron Tuzon works on the Vultures defense and hits team captain Anthony Hawley three straight plays to move the chains. #42 Mike Younger catches a short reception and manages to break it for a big 33-yard play down to the Vultures 12-yard line. On the next play, Jeremy Jones catches a touchdown reception on a quick slant to tie it up 1-1. The Crawlers defense started the next series off strong with a sack by Ron Tuzon. With the Vultures backed up to their own 15-yard line, 2011 Rookie of the Year Mike McDonald runs pasted the defense for an 85-yard touchdown reception to push the lead to 2-1. On the next offensive series for the Crawlers, quarterback Ron Tuzon chips at the Vultures defense by throwing nothing but short dumps and passes to his receivers. Mike Younger shakes the defense and scores a 16-yard touchdown to tie the game up 2-2. On the Vultures next series with the football on a fourth down play, Jeremy Jones makes a great play on defense to make them go four and out for the turnover. One play later, Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon throws a 28-yard touchdown reception to Mike Younger to put them in the lead 3-2. The Crawlers took that momentum to the defensive side of the football and on a third down play, Ron Tuzon intercepts quarterback Pat Douglass and pitches it to teammate Jeremy Jones who returns it to the Vultures 19-yard line. Two plays later, Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon rushes it in from the 15-yard line to push their lead to 4-2. With less than 2 minutes to go until halftime, Mike McDonald took command at quarterback for the Vultures. He drove them the distance of the football field and as time expired on the clock, McDonald scampered in for the touchdown from the 9-yard line to close the gap to 4-3. The Vultures carried that momentum into the second half and on the second play on offense, John Barron scored an 80-yard touchdown reception to tie it up 4-4. Both teams battled it out in the second half and neither teams offense punted the football away. The Crawlers added touchdowns receptions from Anthony Hawley, Mike Younger, and Jeremy Jones with two. Jones had three total touchdown receptions for the game. The Vultures David Lester had a big game on defense with three sacks. The Crawlers couldn’t contain Mike McDonald as he ran all over them with four rushing touchdowns and he also added three touchdown passes. This one went to overtime tied at 8-8. Each team scored on their possession with the football to make it a tie ballgame at 9-9. Mike McDonald scored for the Vultures first, then Mike Younger scored his fourth touchdown reception on the day to secure the tie.         

Game 2: Rhinos (4-1) vs Hammerheads (1-4)

The second game of the day featured the Rhinos who are coming off of a heart breaking loss last week to the undefeated Hyenas 7-6. It was their first loss of the season and they look to rebound today with a win over the Hammerheads. They will be facing a team who is coming into this game having only one win on the season. The Hammerheads defeated the Vultures last week in a close one 8-7. The Rhinos take the ball first and rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp drives them the length of the football field for the score. Kemp rushes it in from the 3-yard line to put them on the board first 1-0. Great defensive plays by Nick Pate and an excellent third down sack by veteran Adam Chavez make the Hammerheads offense stall and go four and out. They punt the football back to the Rhinos potent offense who is already in the lead 1-0. The Rhinos drive all the way down to within the 10-yard line and come away with nothing. The Hammerheads capitalize on the Rhinos turnover, and quarterback Mike Hasskamp takes his team the distance for the touchdown. Hasskamp spots a wide open Blake Cox in the corner off the endzone and he throws him a strike for the score to tie it up 1-1. It only takes the Rhinos two play to score a touchdown. AnDisheh Taj tricks the defense and slides into the endzone for the 27-yard touchdown reception to put them on top 2-1. The Hammerheads strike right back and it only takes two plays to drive 80-yards for the touchdown. Rookie Blake Cox burns the defense for a 57-yard touchdown reception to tie it up 2-2. The Rhinos kept their offensive motor running high and they punch the football into the endzone once again in the first half. Rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp throws a bullet to Adam Chavez in the back of the endzone to put them back on top and send them into halftime with the lead 3-2. The Hammerheads take control of the football first to start the second half. The Hammerheads offense stalls out at their own 27-yard line when rookie Niles Berry sacks quarterback Mike Hasskamp on a fourth down play. The Rhinos couldn’t capitalize from the Hammerheads turnover as the defense gets the best of them. On second down, team captain Rob Martineau sacks rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp for a 10-yard loss. When the Rhinos were forced to go for it on fourth down, rookie #5 Blake Cox intercepts Ryan Kemp’s pass on his own 17-yard line and returns it to the house for the touchdown to tie it up 3-3. Kemp bounces back after the interception he just threw on the series before and drives the Rhinos down the field. Levi Maxwell picks up two first downs on their offensive series while Nick Pate scores a 22-yard touchdown reception to put them back on top 4-3. The Hammerheads offense don’t fold under the pressure and quarterback Mike Hasskamp chips at the Rhinos defense taking what they give them. Rookie Blake Cox scores his third touchdown reception of the day when he burns the defense for a 30-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up 4-4. The Rhinos answer right back with a touchdown of their own as Nick Pate makes two defenders miss and he scores his second touchdown reception of the game from 27-yards out to put them back on top 5-4. With less than 2 minutes left in the game, the Hammerheads take control of the football and are down by a touchdown. It only takes them three play to get into the endzone. Blake Cox scores his fourth touchdown reception of the game from 8-yards out to tie it up again at 5-5 as this one went to overtime. Hammerheads quarterback Mike Hasskamp throws an interception in the endzone to rookie Claude Phillips on their offensive possession with the football. Rhinos quarterback Ryan Kemp gets in trouble on first down and throws it to #56 Kurtis Adams who makes a spectacular diving catch and then gets up and runs it down to the 15-yard line. Three plays later Nick Pate scores the game winning touchdown reception, his third touchdown reception of the game as the Rhinos prevail in overtime 6-5.        

Game 3: Hyenas (5-0) vs Vipers (4-1)

Game three this week features the Hyenas who are still undefeated after 5 weeks of regular season play. They are coming into this game having defeated the Rhinos last week and handing them their first loss of the season 7-6. They will be facing the Vipers who last week put a beating on the Crawlers 11-1. The last time these two teams met was on September 22nd, the Hyenas got the victory over the Vipers 6-5. The Hyenas won the coin toss and elect to go on offense first. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits #5 Zack Manning and team captain #13 Pat Dunford multiple times on their first drive. Manning makes a big play on first down for a 41-yard gain down to the Vipers 29-yard line. Three plays later Pat Dunford scores a touchdown reception from the 13-yard line to put them on the board first 1-0. The Vipers don’t do anything with the football and have to punt it away after picking up just one first down in the series. The Hyenas look to be driving to score another touchdown when on a fourth down play, Todd Lewis sacks quarterback Jarod Blodgett on the Vipers 38-yard line for the turnover. One play later, rookie Arnonh Vongthongthip breaks the defense and he looks to be gone for the touchdown when Zack Manning catches up to Vongthongthip on the 15-yard line. He tries to pitch the football back to Eric Weir when Nathanial Guard steps in front of the pitch and Guard is off to the races. Justin Bengston eventually tackles him on the 50-yard line. It only takes the Hyenas one play to score a touchdown. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits a streaking Josh Lovell for the 50-yard touchdown reception to put them up 2-0. The Vipers go four and out on their next offensive series and have to punt the football away. David Lemen steps up and intercepts Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett on second down for the turnover. The Vipers pick up two first downs and then turn the football back over to the Hyenas on their own 36-yard line. With less than 2 minutes to go in the first half, the Hyenas drive towards the endzone hoping to score another touchdown. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits multiple target picking up key first downs along the way. Blodgett slides a pass by defender Eric Weir and hits Zack Manning in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown reception to put them up 3-0 leading into the half. The Vipers start off the second half the same way they played the first half with many dropped footballs. They go four and out again and have to punt the ball back to the Hyenas. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett takes the Hyenas offense the distance for the score to put them up 4-0. He hits Jaime Mansfield on a corner route for the touchdown reception. Yet again the Vipers go four and out and turn the football over. On the first play from scrimmage for the Hyenas offense, the quarterback throws an interception in the endzone to Arnonh Vongthongthip who returns it back to the 11-yard line. Jaime Mansfield sacks quarterback Daniel Perkins on the next play for a 3-yard loss. Two plays later, David Lemen breaks a big 52-yard play for the Vipers. The very next play, Justin Bengston shakes off a Hyenas defender and sprints into the endzone for a 43-yard touchdown reception for the score and finally gets them on the board 4-1.That would be as close as the Vipers would get all night. Bengston would find the endzone one more time before the game was over. The Hyenas offense ran all over the Vipers defense as Josh Lovell and Jarod Blodgett each added a rushing touchdown in the game. Nathanial Guard also contributed a touchdown reception and Zack Manning chipped in on the defensive side returning an interception for a touchdown. The Hyenas roll in this one 9-2.

October 13th, 2012

Week 5

Game 1: Hyenas (4-0) vs Rhinos (4-0)

The first game of the day was a big one, as both teams come into this undefeated at 4-0 and looking to knock off the other team for their first loss of the regular season. The Hyenas come into this one winning a big division game over the Crawlers last week 9-3. The Rhinos are coming off of a tough division win last week over the Hammerheads 6-4. The Hyenas start the game on offense and on the first play from scrimmage, team captain Pat Dunford blows by the defense for a big play down to about the Rhinos 40-yard line. Two plays later, Dunford burns the Rhinos defense again and this time it results in a touchdown reception to put them on the board first and put them up 1-0. The Rhinos look to rebound after the Hyenas score a quick touchdown on them in just three plays. Now they need to bounce back on offense and score a touchdown in order for them to tie it up. The Rhinos convert two first downs before rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp throws a deep pass to Levi Maxwell for the touchdown to tie it up 1-1. The Hyenas take control of the football and look to score on the Rhinos defense again. It only takes them three plays to score a touchdown as 2011 MVP Zack Manning torches the Rhinos defense to put them up 2-1. The Hyenas tough defense snuffs the Rhinos offense after picking up just one first down before turning the football over on downs. On the Hyenas next possession, quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits #5 Zack Manning for his second touchdown reception in the game to swing the momentum their way and push the lead to 3-1. Nick Pate almost takes a pass from rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp the distance on the Rhinos third play from scrimmage. Zack Manning manages to hunt down Pate and tackles him on the 5-yard line to save the touchdown. The Rhinos then pick up a first down on the next play as veteran #3 Adam Chavez secures the reception to move the chains. Two plays later, Chavez scores on a short pass from the 2-yard line to pull them closer 3-2 Hyenas lead. The Rhinos get the momentum to swing their way when #56 Kurtis Adams intercepts a pass from Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett. The interception by Adams pumps up the Rhinos whole team and they score a touchdown on the turnover. Nick Pate burns the Hyenas defense on a corner route to tie the game up 3-3. The Hyenas go four and out and have to punt the football for the first time in the game. The Rhinos don’t capitalize on the turnover by the Hyenas and they head into the half all tied up 3-3. In the second half, Rhinos quarterback Ryan Kemp comes out and throws a deep strike to Levi Maxwell who just runs by the defense for the touchdown reception to take the lead 4-3. It doesn’t take the Hyenas long to answer back as Nathanial Guard burns the Rhinos defense on the first play for a touchdown to tie it up at 4-4. The Hyenas score two more touchdowns in a row by Zack Manning and Josh Lovell to push their lead to 6-4. The Rhinos couldn’t rebound from all their mistakes and dropped balls as the Hyenas handed them their first loss of the season in a hard fought 7-6 victory.

Game 2: Vipers (3-1) vs Crawlers (0-4)

Game two this week featured the Vipers who’s only loss this season came in week two versus the Hyenas by just one touchdown. The Vipers are coming into the game having defeated the Vultures in a tough one last week 6-4. The Crawlers haven’t got into the win column yet, loosing four straight games to start the season. They played the Hyenas last week and just got ran over by them 9-3. The Crawlers are looking to get the win over the Vipers in today’s game. The Vipers had a different plan for the game though, as rookie Arnonh Vongthongthip scores the first touchdown to put them up 1-0. The Crawlers just had no answers for the Vipers at all on offense and defense. Their heads just were not in the game in this one with dropped footballs left and right by everyone on the wide receiving core. The new look Vipers took advantage of the Crawlers quarterback Jordan Wiseley on defense with two interceptions returned for touchdowns by rookies Eric Weir and Arnonh Vongthongthip. Weir had an excellent day on offense as he scored two touchdown receptions leaving the Crawlers defenders in his dust. Team captain Todd Lewis threw three touchdown passes to Weir and Vongthongthip in the first half. Vongthongthip help the Vipers jump out to an early lead over the Crawlers scoring a touchdown reception on offense and also one on defense. With the performance between Weir and Vongthongthip on both sides of the football, the Vipers jump all over the Crawlers in the first half and pulled out to a 5-0 lead by halftime. The Crawlers offense picks up right where they left off and turn the football over again on downs to the Vipers. Eric Weir scores his fourth touchdown in the game when quarterback Daniel Perkins spots him lingering in the middle of the field. Weir then slips threw a would be tackler and bolts into the endzone for the score to make it 6-0 Vipers lead. The Crawlers come alive on the next offensive series when #18 Shay Dean makes a spectacular catch as he snatches the football out of the sky and scampered for a big gain on third down. Rookie Marlon Williams moves the chain on the next play with a 10-yard reception on fourth down. The very next play, team captain Anthony Hawley gets the Crawlers on the board with a 15-yard touchdown reception to pull them a little closer 6-1. The Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins hits an open Justin Bengston who shakes a defender and flies by the whole entire Crawlers defense for the score and put them up 7-1. The Crawlers just killed themselves with more dropped balls and the Vipers defense stepped it up with great defensive plays. Rookie Jamison Niebuhr had an excellent day on the defensive side of the football, sacking the Crawlers quarterback three times in the game. Eric Weir scores his fourth touchdown reception in the game on offense to make the Vipers lead grow to 8-1. The Crawlers couldn’t get it any closer, as the Vipers kept the peddle to the medal scoring three more offensive touchdowns. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins throws one touchdown pass to #12 Todd Lewis and runs in for two more as they just ran away with this one all the way to the end of regulation for the victory 11-1.       

Game 3: Hammerheads (0-4) vs Vultures (1-3)

Game three this week features the Hammerheads who are winless in their first four games of the regular season. They are coming off of a tough division loss to the Rhinos last week 6-4. The Vultures are coming into this one having lost last weeks game to the Vipers 6-4. The Vultures only win this season was when they faced the Hammerheads in week two and defeated them 7-6. The Vultures go on offense first and are looking to get on the board when Mike Hasskamp intercepts quarterback Pat Douglass on their 30-yard line for the turnover. On the next series, the Vultures rookie Todd Jessup comes up with a big play as he makes a diving caught for the interception. Jessup then gets up and starts to return it towards the endzone when he fumbles it back to the Hammerheads for the turnover. On the very next play, the Hammerheads capitalize on the Vultures turnover by Jessup as quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits rookie Blake Cox streaking down the field who shakes of a Vultures defender for a 52-yard touchdown reception to put them on top 1-0. The Vultures then drive the field on their next offensive series as quarterback Pat Douglass hits teammates David Lester and Brady Post for two first downs to move the chains. #31 Mike McDonald then takes over at quarterback for the Vultures and just runs it in the endzone on a fourth down play to tie it up 1-1. On the next Hammerheads series, #10 Tyler Ramirez makes a big play moving the ball down to the Vultures 40-yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Mike Hasskamp hits rookie Blake Cox on a deep post for this second touchdown reception in the game to put them up 2-1. The Vultures quarterback Mike McDonald looks to be driving them down the field for the score to tie it up when Tyler Ramirez intercepts one of McDonald’s passes on the Hammerheads 20-yard line and returns it to the house for the touchdown to push their lead to 3-1. The Vultures rebound from the interception and drive the length on the football field picking up two first downs before #2 John Barron scores a short touchdown reception to pull them a little closer 3-2. On third down of the next series for the Hammerheads, quarterback Mike Hasskamp throws a deep pass to rookie Blake Cox again who make a wonderful leaping catch and sprints past the Vultures defense for his third touchdown reception on the day to push their lead to 4-2. The Vultures won’t go quiet into the half as quarterback Mike McDonald throws a deep pass to #2 John Barron on the last play of the first half for a 65-yard touchdown reception to pull them within one score 4-3. The Hammerheads come out of halftime with some fire and drive the full football field as quarterback Mike Hasskamp scores the short touchdown run to go up 5-3. The Vultures just wouldn’t give up, as they score in two plays from scrimmage when quarterback Mike McDonald hits rookie Robert Sargent for the deep touchdown pass to make it 5-4 Hammerheads lead. The Hammerheads then score two straight touchdowns on the Vultures defense by veteran Trey Dean and rookie Austin Bilbao to push their lead to 7-4. The Vultures never could catch up, as the Hammerheads take the important division victory in this one 8-7.    

October 6th, 2012

Week 4

Game 1: Rhinos (3-0) vs Hammerheads (0-3)

This weeks game one featured the Rhinos who are coming off of an excellent division win over the Vultures last week 7-3. They will be facing the Hammerheads who are coming off of a beat down loss to the Hyenas last week 10-2. The Hammerheads are coming into this one with the record of  0-3 and on top of being winless, they also lost their star quarterback Doug Ashley last week to a foot injury indefinitely. No worries though, veteran Mike Hasskamp stepped in and did a great job at QB for the Hammerheads. The Rhinos started the game with the football first but they didn’t score the first touchdown of the game. Blake Cox did, he intercepted Rhinos rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp on the first play of the game and returned it to the house for the touchdown to make it 1-0 Hammerheads. Kemp bounces back on the next series and throws a bomb to Levi Maxwell to tie the game up 1-1. After a turnover on downs by the Hammerheads, the Rhinos Levi Maxwell scores his second touchdown reception in the game to put them up 2-1. On the Hammerheads next series with the football, they drove the length of the field for the touchdown to tie it up 2-2. Rookie #5 Blake Cox scored his second touchdown in the game on a long pass from quarterback Mike Hasskamp. Cox so far, has scored all of the Hammerheads points in the game. The Rhinos answer right back when #3 Adam Chavez catches a short pass from quarterback Ryan Kemp and runs for a 60-yard reception to move the chains for the first down. The Rhinos score two plays later to go up 3-2 as #2 Levi Maxwell scores his third touchdown reception in the game. The Hammerheads offense just would not let up on the Rhinos defense pushing their limits. Rookie Blake Cox scores his third touchdown of the game ( 1 on defense and 2 on offense ), a 50-yard touchdown reception to tie the game up again at 3-3. Rhinos rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp throws his forth touchdown pass of the day to Levi Maxwell to put them up going into the half 4-3. The Hammerheads came out of the half with some fire as Blake Cox looks to tie the game up with a long touchdown pass from Mike Hasskamp, but fumbles the football on the 2-yard line. The Rhinos looked to be driving to put one more score on the board, but in the redzone they couldn’t convert on a fourth down play and turn it over. The Hammerheads did end up tying the game as rookie Blake Cox scores his third touchdown reception on the day to make it 4-4. The Rhinos defense and two late scores by veteran #3 Adam Chavez and rookie #11 Ryan Kemp help guide them to the victory 6-4.    

Game 2: Vipers (2-1) vs Vultures (1-2)

Game two this week featured the Vipers who are are coming off of a great division win over the Crawlers last week 8-4. They will be facing the Vultures who are desperate for a win and coming into this game loosing a tough division game last week to the Rhinos 7-3. The Vipers start the game with the football first. They drive half the field and then turn the ball over on downs to the Vultures. It only the Vultures offense one play to score a touchdown. Quarterback Pat Douglass spots a streaking Robert Sargent wide open in the middle of the field who blazes by the Vipers defense with ease to put them up 1-0. The Vipers then go four and out and turn the football over in their own territory. The Vultures look to swing the momentum their way as Mike McDonald doesn’t waste any time and rushes it in for the score to put them up 2-0. The Vipers chip at the Vultures stingy defense until veteran #26 Justin Bengston torches the defense for a touchdown to put them on the scoreboard and make it 2-1. The Vultures on offense just couldn’t move the football effectively. They kept having drop balls left and right and eventually they turn the football over on down. The Vipers capitalize on the turnover and rookie Eric Weir burns the defense for a touchdown to tie it up 2-2. On the next series for the Vultures, their offense finally caught fire and they started to move the football down the field. Just when it looked liked the Vultures were going to take the lead, Mike McDonald gets tackled on the 5-yard line on fourth down to end the drive with no points. The Vipers took advantage of the Vultures turnover and they drove the length of the football field for the touchdown. Quarterback Daniel Perkins scrambles into the endzone through two Vultures defenders and puts them up by one touchdowns 3-2. One play later, Vipers rookie standout Eric Weir makes a spectacular catch on the defense for the interception to snuff the Vultures drive. On the Vipers third down, Eric Weir benefits from his interception on defense and he scores a touchdown on a long pass from Daniel Perkins to put them up 4-2. The Vipers carry the momentum and the lead into halftime. The Vultures take the ball first in the second half and looked great as they drove down the field. Yet again, they turned the football over with another dropped ball on a forth down play. On the first play from scrimmage for the Vipers, rookie Arnonh Vongthongthip burns the Vultures defense for the long touchdown to put them up 5-2. Yet again the Vultures were driving and looking to punch it in the endzone when rookie Jamison Niebuhr gets in the quarterbacks passing lane and bats the football out of the air. Niebuhr then snags the football out of the air for the interception and takes off for the endzone only to get chased down by Mike McDonald. The Vultures do manage to score two more late touchdowns by veteran #44 David Lester and rookie Robert Sargent but still come up short. The Vipers prevail in this one 6-4.   

Game 3: Hyenas (3-0) vs Crawlers (0-3)

This weeks game three featured the Hyenas that just put a beating on the Hammerheads last week 10-2. They will be facing the winless Crawlers who are coming off of a tough division loss last week to the Vipers 8-4. The high scoring offense of the Hyenas had first possession with the football. They waste no time and get to work on the Crawlers defense. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett hits Nathanial Guard twice in their first series which Guard gets the Hyenas down within the Crawlers 10-yard line. That’s where Blodgett rushes it into the endzone between two Crawlers defenders for the score to put them up 1-0. The Crawlers took control of the football, but couldn’t do anything with it. They went four and out with good defensive plays by the Hyenas and dropped balls by the wide receivers. The very first offensive play from scrimmage, the Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws an interception to rookie Marcus Bell for the turnover. The Crawlers don’t do anything with the ball but turn it back over to the Hyenas. They go four and out again for the second straight series in a row. The Hyenas Josh Lovell races past the Crawlers defense when quarterback Jarod Blodgett hit him on a quick slant across the middle of the field for the touchdown to push their lead to 2-0. On the next Crawlers offensive possession, the Hyenas harassed their quarterback on every play. Jaime Mansfield and Tyson Neuhaus both came up with sacks on their defensive series. Neuhaus came up with the big fourth down sack to end the Crawlers drive. It only took the Hyenas offense one play to score a touchdown and push their lead to 3-0. D. J. Hortert blew passed the Crawlers defense as quarterback Jarod Blodgett spotted the mismatch for the score. On the next series for the Crawlers, team captain #13 Pat Dunford shuts them down on a fourth down play with a sack of the quarterback. It only take seconds and one play for quarterback Jarod Blodgett to hit teammate Josh Lovell for his second touchdown reception in the game. The Hyenas take a commanding 4-0 lead over the Crawlers who go four and out and give the football back to the Hyenas potent offense. Nathanial Guard scores the Hyenas fifth touchdown in the game and puts them very much in control at 5-0. They take the lead into the half. The Crawlers come out of halftime and pick up right where they left off with more dropped balls. Yet again they go four and out and turn the football back over to the Hyenas powerful offense. Two play later, the Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett spots a wide open Pat Dunford for the score to push their lead to 6-0. It only takes the Hyenas defense and Zack Manning three plays to intercept the Crawlers quarterback and return it for the Touchdown to stretch their lead to 7-0. The Crawlers show some light at the end of the tunnel with touchdowns by Shay Dean and Leonard Brown to pull the game a little closer 7-2. But the Hyenas offense and defense was just to much for the Crawlers and the Hyenas take the win 9-3.

 

September 29th, 2012

Week 3

Game 1: Vipers (1-1) vs Crawlers (0-2)

Game one this week featured the Vipers who are coming off of a tough division loss last week to the Hyenas 6-5 versus the Crawlers who are coming off of a close loss to the Rhinos in overtime which was also 6-5. The Vipers start off scoring first in this one as team captain #12 Todd Lewis scores a rushing touchdown to make it 1-0. Lewis also chipped in five touchdown passes and an interception thrown on offense in the game. Rookie sensation #21 Eric Weir intercepted a tipped ball from Crawlers quarterback rookie John Diaz III and returned it to the house for the score and pulled the Vipers lead to 2-0. Weir’s total defensive performance for the game also included four tackles. The Crawlers finally got on the board when big #18 Shay Dean scored a touchdown reception to make it 2-1 Vipers lead. After touchdown receptions by veteran #26 Justin Bengston and #88 Derek Taylor, the Vipers took a commanding lead into the half 4-1. After halftime, the Crawlers try to regroup with a drive that ended in a touchdown reception to 2010 MVP Jeremy Jones to pull them a little closer 4-2. The game then went back and forth as both teams scored touchdowns on their offensive possessions with the football. The Vipers Derek Taylor added another touchdown reception to make his total for the game at two and Eric Weir also added one touchdown reception of his own. The Crawlers Shay Dean and Jeremy Jones added touchdown receptions to their game total and made the game 6-4, Vipers lead. Dean ended the game with two touchdown receptions on three receptions on offense and on defense he added four tackles and one sack. Jones was the focal point in the Crawlers offense with 13 receptions and two touchdown receptions. The Vipers defense was the key to their victory as both rookies Eric Weir and Arnonh Vongthongthip came up big and had interceptions returned for touchdowns. Todd Lewis also contributed two sacks on defense. The Vipers prevail in this division battle 8-4.

Game 2: Hyenas (2-0) vs Hammerheads (0-2)

The second game of the day featured the high scoring offense and defense of the Hyenas who are coming off of a very close division win over the Vipers last week 6-5. They will be facing the winless Hammerheads who are coming off of a close division loss to the Vultures last week 7-6. The Hyenas didn’t waste any time when quarterback #16 Jarod Blodgett hit Nathanial Guard on their first offensive series with the football for an 80-yard touchdown receptions to make the score 1-0. The Hammerheads offense stalled after a few dropped passes by the wide receivers and had to punt the football back to the Hyenas potent offense. After the Hyenas #5 Zack Manning nearly took a reception the distance for the score, quarterback Jarod Blodgett punched it in for the short touchdown to push their lead to 2-0. The Hammerheads offense came out firing on the next series, but the Hyenas defense and #7 Jaime Mansfield had something else in mind. Mansfield recorded two sack on the Hyenas defensive series and came up with a key sack that ended the Hammerheads drive on a fourth down play. The Hyenas moved the football down the field with quick strikes to Josh Lovell and Zack Manning. They scored a touchdown after Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett spotted #47 Nathanial Guard streaking down the middle of the field for his second touchdown reception in the game which made the score 3-0. The Hammerheads took the ball on offense and just looked flat as Jarod Blodgett put the brakes on their drive with a sack that ended their series. One play later, Blodgett throws a deep touchdown strike to a wide open Zack Manning who walks into the endzone untouched to make it 4-0. On the very next play, Mansfield records his third sack of the game. The Hyenas took the lead into the half 4-0. The Hammerheads came out of halftime with a second wind and drove straight down the field toward the endzone. As the Hammerheads got down within striking distance, #44 Josh Lovell intercepts a pass intended for #2 Trey Dean on the 1-yard line and takes it 99-yards to the house for the touchdown to push the Hyenas lead to 5-0. The Hyenas defense was lights out after that interception by Lovell. The next three scores came on defensive interceptions for touchdowns by Nathanial Guard and two by 2011 MVP Zack Manning. The Hyenas were to much for the Hammerheads as they put a beating  on them and just ran away with this one 10-2.

Game 3: Rhinos (2-0) vs Vultures (1-1)

Game three this week featured the Rhinos who are coming off of a close overtime win over the Crawlers last week 6-5. They will be facing the Vultures who are coming off of a very close division win over the Hammerheads 7-6 last week. The Vultures start off with the football first and they drive the distance to only give the ball away on an interception in the endzone by #2 Levi Maxwell. The Rhinos offense patiently moves the ball down the field taking what the defense gives them. They strike first when quarterback Kurtis Adams throws a short pass to veteran #3 Adam Chavez for a touchdown reception to make it 1-0. After the Vultures go three and out with a few dropped balls, the Rhinos go back on offense and score again on another short pass. This time Rhinos quarterback #56 Kurtis Adams hits a wide open Levi Maxwell to push their lead to 2-0. The Vultures answer right back with a long scoring drive of their own. Quarterback #42 Pat Douglass throws a short pass to team captain #35 Doug Rowley to get them on the board and make it 2-1 Rhinos lead. Rookie Ryan Kemp took over at quarterback on the next offensive series for the Rhinos and on the third play from scrimmage, Kemp throws a bomb to Levi Maxwell for his second touchdown reception in the game to push their lead to 3-1. The Vultures get the football back with less than a minute to go until halftime. They push the ball down the field in three plays and score as the first half clock expires to pull a little closer 3-2. The Rhinos come out of halftime with the ball first and rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp took what the Vultures defense gave him with short dumps to veteran Adam Chavez and Levi Maxwell. Kemp drove them the distance and threw a short touchdown reception to veteran #00 Brad Stadther for the score to make it 4-2. On the very first play from scrimmage, the Vultures #42 Pat Douglass throws an interception on a miscommunication between the wide receiver and the quarterback. Nike Pate almost takes the interception to the house, but rookie Robert Sargent saves the touchdown with a big tackle on the 5-yard line. Didn’t make any difference though, rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp rushes in for the touchdown on the next play to push their lead to 5-2. The Rhinos never looked back after that. The final score was 7-3 Rhinos. They win a very big division game against the Vultures.

September 22nd, 2012

Week 2

Game 1: Vultures (0-1) vs Hammerheads (0-1)

This weeks game one featured two teams that were win less. The Vultures are coming off of a tough division loss to the Rhinos 6-4. On the other side of the ball, the Hammerheads are coming off of a 6-3 loss to the Vipers. The Vultures drew first blood as Mike McDonald ran past the Hammerheads defense with ease to make it 1-0 Vultures. The Vultures showed no let up as they score two more touchdowns from #44 David Lester and #2 John Barron before the Hammerheads even got on the board. Barron looked great in this one, shining on defense and offense. He finished the game with six receptions, one touchdown reception, five tackles and one interception returned the distance for a touchdown. The Hammerheads defense showed some signs of greatness as defensive rookie standout #50 James Uyeda sacked the Vultures quarterback twice in the game. Uyeda, finished the game with five reception, nine tackles and two sacks. Uyeda also leads the league in tackles with 20. This game was a tight one at the half, Vultures lead 3-2. The Vultures started of the second half by scoring two touchdowns to make it 5-2. Hammerheads quarterback #7 Doug Ashley rallied the troops and threw a touchdown pass to rookie Austin Bilbao on the next series to make it a two point game 5-3. Ashley, finished the game throwing for five touchdown passes, one interceptions thrown and one rushing touchdown. Rookie #8 Bilbao lit up the Vultures, burning their defense for two touchdowns on three receptions. He also added five tackles and one interception caught on defense. #22 rookie Tanner Lowe was the Hammerheads quarterback Doug Ashley’s go-to-guy all game long throwing to him seven times and scoring on two of them. The Vultures stiff defense and the excellent play by #31 Mike McDonald who scored three out of the teams seven td’s with two reception touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Vultures quarterback Pat Douglass played great in this game, throwing five touchdown passes as the Vultures prevail in a close division win over the Hammerheads 7-6.

Game 2: Hyenas (1-0) vs Vipers (1-0)

The second game of the day featured two undefeated teams squaring off to see who can take control of their division with a win over the other team. The winner would move to 2-0 and take the lead in their division while the loser would drop to 1-1. The new look Vipers team will be trying to make a statement in this game, they are for real this season. But, they started off slow in this one waiting until the Hyenas were up 5-0 before they even got on the board. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett looked impressive in this one as he scampered in for the first score of the game. Blodgett then threw three straight touchdown passes to teammates Nathanial Guard, Pat Dunford, and 2011 MVP Zack Manning. Guard also added another touchdown reception later in the game. The Hyenas looked unstoppable as they ran the lead up to 6-1 at one point before the Vipers came storming back to make it a game. Vipers rookie sensation Eric Weir accounted for over half of the teams points scoring three touchdown receptions off of five receptions for the game. Weir also added three tackles on the defensive side of the ball. The Hyenas got excellent defensive pressure as #7 Jaime Mansfield harassed Vipers quarterback #8 Daniel Perkins all game long. Mansfield kept Perkins on his toes and just demolished the offensive line of the Vipers and recorded three sacks in the game. Perkins also looked great on offense throwing for five touchdown passes and one interception thrown. Vipers pro bowler #26 Justin Bengston put the brakes on for the Hyenas offense with eight tackles on the day. With great all around defensive play by the Hyenas, the Vipers offense couldn’t move the ball well and were just inconsistent. This one came down to the wire, but eventually the Hyenas prevailed in this one 6-5.

Game 3: Rhinos (1-0) vs Crawlers (0-1)

Game three this week featured the Crawlers who are coming off of a tough division loss last week to the Hyenas 12-3 versus the Rhinos who are coming off of a close division win over the Vultures 6-4. The Crawlers got the football first and didn’t waste any time and went the distance for the touchdown. Crawlers rookie quarterback Jordan Wiseley threw the touchdown reception to rookie Marlon Williams to make it 1-0. The Rhinos then took control of the game and quarterback #56 Kurtis Adams threw three straight touchdown passes to veteran #00 Brad Stadther, rookie Dexter LeSueur and veteran #3 Adam Chavez to put them ahead 3-1. Just before the half, #4 Leonard Brown burns the Rhinos defense to pull them a little closer 3-2. #00 Brad Stadther scored his second touchdown reception in the second half to make the score 4-3 Rhinos lead. Stadther ended the game with seven receptions, two touchdown receptions and three tackles on defense. The Crawlers defense stiffened in the second half as 2010 MVP Jeremy Jones intercepted a pass from rookie quarterback Ryan Kemp to sway the momentum in the Crawlers favor. Kemp rebounded later in the game by throwing two touchdown passes to #56 Kurtis Adams and veteran #00 Brad Stadther. The Crawlers defense put pressure on the Rhinos quarterbacks all game long as #42 Mike Younger recorded a sack in this one. The game went back and forth between the Crawlers and the Rhinos as they battled for the lead. While the Crawlers offense looked unstoppable when #6 Jeremy Jones smoked the Rhinos defense and shook #56 Kurtis Adams out of his shoes for a long touchdown to make the score a 4-4 tie ballgame. Jones finished the game with seven receptions, two touchdown receptions, four tackles and one interception caught on the defense. Crawlers rookie Marlon Williams tied the game up with less then two minutes to go in the game. This one went to overtime tied 5-5. The Rhinos took the football first and drove the distance for the short touchdown. Rookie Dexter LeSueur caught the touchdown reception to make it 6-5 for the lead. The Crawlers had one last shot to tie it up on a forth down play which would be the final play of overtime. Crawlers quarterback Jordan Wiseley throws a deep pass to teammate Marlon Williams in the back of the end zone for the tie, but he only got one foot in bounds and the Rhinos win the game 6-5 in overtime.

September 15th, 2012

Week 1

Game 1: Hyenas (0-0) vs Crawlers (0-0)

It was a beautiful day for The Pac West Flag Football League on opening weekend. The morning started off a little cold with a hint of fall in the air. Then, as the sun crested over the tree line, the Hyenas and the Crawlers took the field. This game featured the teams who made it to the last two River Division Championship games. The 2-time defending Pac West Champion Hyenas will be squaring off against the high-flying Crawlers. The Crawlers would be without pro-bowl quarterback Ron Tuzon for this one. The Hyenas jumped out to a 7-1 lead by halftime with excellent defensive plays by 2011 MVP Zack Manning and #47 Nathanial Guard. Manning, intercepted the Crawlers quarterbacks twice and returned both of them to the house for a touchdown. Guard chipped in with one interception returned for a touchdown. The Crawlers only score of the first half came on a short touchdown reception by Shay Dean. The Hyenas kept the defensive intensity high in the second half. Don Law’s defensive presence was felt by the Crawlers, as he had a total of two interception on the day. #44 Josh Lovell stuck it to the Crawlers defense, as he blew by the defenders for six receptions and three touchdown receptions. The only bright spot for the Crawlers was the great play of Shay Dean. Dean ended the game with five receptions, three touchdown receptions and one tackle. Blodgett, the Hyenas quarterback look unstoppable throwing nine touchdown passes. Eventually, the Hyenas ran away with this one 12-3.

Game 2: Rhinos (0-0) vs Vultures (0-0)

Game two featured the defending Mountain Division Champion Rhinos who are coming off a tough loss in Pac West Bowl IX. Their second loss in the last two years in the Pac West Bowl, both to the Hyenas. The Vultures are looking for revenge for their loss to the Rhinos last season in the Mountain Division Championship 5-4. The Rhinos struck first with a touchdown reception by veteran Brad Stadther. Stadther, was the go-to-guy on offense for the Rhinos scoring three out of their six scores. #00 Brad Stadther ended the day with a total of eight receptions, three touchdown receptions, two tackles and one interception caught. AnDisheh Taj help the Rhinos with one interception caught on the defense. The Vultures applied the pressure on the Rhinos quarterbacks as they had three sacks in the game. #44 David Lester, who is the record holder for sacks in a season with 14 (2011), had two tackles and two sacks on defense in this one. The Rhinos took the early lead and carried that into halftime with the score 4-2. Rookie #21 Todd Jessup shined for the Vultures on offense with eight receptions and two touchdown receptions. Jessup also added a total of six tackles on defense in the game. 2003 MVP #56 Kurtis Adams spread the football around as veteran #3 Adams Chavez, second year sensation Nick Pate and Rookie stand out #11 Ryan Kemp all had a touchdown reception in the game. The Vultures offense stayed close in this one as quarterback #42 Pat Douglass threw for three touchdown passes in the game. The Rhinos defense held strong, as they edged out the Vultures 6-4 in a tough division game.  

Game 3: Vipers (0-0) vs Hammerheads (0-0)

Game three this week had two of the most improved teams in the league this year squaring off against each other. The Vipers added six new rookies this off-season, while the Hammerheads added five new rookies to their roster this off-season. The Hammerheads ended last season with the worst record in the Pac West with a 1-8-1 record. The Vipers just missed the postseason last year by one game with a 4-6 record. Which is an improvement from the previous season when they went 0-9. The Hammerheads were without their pro bowl quarterback Doug Ashley in this one as they searched for answers for the backup. The Vipers defense put the clamps down on the Hammerheads offense as veteran #26 Justin Bengston intercepted the Hammerheads quarterbacks for a total of two times in the game. Rookie standout #21 Eric Weir also intercepted a pass and returned it the distance for the touchdown. The Hammerheads kept pace with the Vipers as #10 Tyler Ramirez and veteran #27 Aaron Matsukado added a touchdown reception for their offense. The game was tied 2-2 at halftime. Vipers team captain #12 Todd Lewis lead the offense throwing four touchdown passes, one interception thrown and one rushing touchdown. On defense, Lewis added a tackle and one interception caught. Hammerheads rookie #50 James Uyeda look stellar on defense with a total of seven tackles, one interception caught and one sack for the game. But unfortunately for the Hammerheads, that was the only bright spot for them for the game. The Vipers prevailed in this one 6-3.

Pac West Bowl IX

January 14th, 2012

Hyenas (6-3-1) vs Rhinos (7-3)

Well this is the game we’ve been waiting for all year, the Pac West Bowl. The “Big Game” for the Pac West Flag Football League. This is the reason we push ourselves to the edge and now all that sweat and blood you’ve shed throughout the regular season and the postseason will all be left on the field here tonight. Both teams worked so hard all year to get to this game and now it’s your time to shine on the football field. Pac West Bowl IV would make Pac West history in a few ways. This would be the first time in Pac West history that two teams have advanced to the Pac West Bowl game in back to back seasons. Also, this would be the Pac West Flag Football Leagues first night game in nine seasons and it would be a great one. The Hyenas are the defending Pac West Champions winning it all last season versus the Rhinos in Pac West Bowl VIII 6-3. The Hyenas are trying to make history by winning back to back championships, but they still had a very good Rhinos team standing in their way. The Rhinos start the game on offense first facing the #1 ranked defense in the league. The Hyenas defense played lights outs on the Rhinos first series with the football making them go four and out. The Hyenas took over at the Rhinos 25-yard line looking to take the lead early in this one. Veteran Brad Stadther had a different take on that, intercepting Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett’s pass on the Rhinos 10-yard line. The Rhinos offense took over and moved the football down the field, chipping away at whatever the Hyenas defense would give them. The Rhinos looking to get in the red zone, when 2009 MVP Zack Manning of the Hyenas picks off rookie quarterback Levi Maxwell on their own 20-yard line and returns it all the way down to the Rhinos 14-yard line. Two plays later, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett runs in from 14-yards out to put them on top 1-0. The Rhinos go back on offense looking to drive down the field to score and tie it up. But on second down, Nathanial Guard of the Hyenas put a quick stop to that intercepting quarterback Levi Maxwell on the Rhinos 45-yard line. Two plays later, team captain Pat Dunford scores a 4-yard touchdown reception to put them up 2-0. The Rhinos take control of the football and are looking to score their first touchdown of the game. On a big fourth down play, it looks like the Rhinos converted for a first down with a 20-yard pass to rookie Levi Maxwell, but quarterback Kurtis Adams stepped over the line of scrimmage and they turn the football over yet again to the Hyenas. The Hyenas go four and out and turn the football over. The Rhinos offense hasn’t done anything all game long, but on this series they looked to be on their way towards the end zone for the score. The Rhinos entered the red zone for the first time in the game on this drive. Then, on the Hyenas 7-yard line on a fourth down play, Josh Lovell sacks rookie quarterback Levi Maxwell on the Hyenas 18-yard line for the turnover on downs. The Hyenas took over on offense and looked to push their lead one more on the Rhinos. On the last play of the first half, Zack Manning breaks the Rhinos defense for a 38-yard touchdown receptions to put the Hyenas up 3-0 at halftime. The Hyenas were only one half away from making Pac West history. The Hyenas started off the second half with the football first and the Rhinos defense steps up and makes them go four and out. The Rhinos appeared to score a touchdown on their next possession as quarterback Kurtis Adams throws a strike into the end zone to rookie Levi Maxwell from 10-yards out. On that play, the Rhinos were hit with a holding penalty that erases their first score of the game. On the very next play, Adams throws another pass to Maxwell for a 20-yard touchdown receptions to put the Rhinos on the board for the first time in the game and make it 3-1 Hyenas lead. The Hyenas didn’t waste any time moving the football down the field as quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws a 45-yard bomb to Zack Manning who gets tackled at the 10-yard line. The Hyenas eventually punched it in from the 2-yard line on a touchdown reception from Josh Lovell to push their lead to 4-1. After a number of Rhinos make mental mistakes, they turn the football over on downs to the Hyenas. After back to back stops by both teams defenses, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws an interception to rookie Levi Maxwell who returns it 25-yards to the Hyenas 40-yard line. The Rhinos offense looked out off sync all game long as they turn the football over yet again on downs with a number of dropped balls. On only their second play on offense, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett runs down the sideline for a 52-yard gain. Blodgett then throws a 17-yard touchdown strike to Nathanial Guard on the very next play to push their lead to 5-1. The Hyenas defense racks up another sack on the Rhinos quarterbacks as Gabe Guard gets his 3rd sack of the day on this series. The clock would eventually run out on the Rhinos season as the Hyenas would make Pac West history by being the only team ever to repeat as Pac West Champions. The final score would be Hyenas 5 Rhinos 1. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett had an outstanding game with four touchdown passes, two interceptions thrown and one rushing touchdown. Gabe Guard ended the day with three sacks and two tackles on defense. 2009 MVP Zack Manning had five receptions, one touchdown reception, five tackles and one interception caught. And last but not least Nathanial Guard who had four receptions, one touchdown reception, four tackles, one interception caught and one sack. All four Hyenas players are notables for the Pac West Bowl MVP? Congratulations to the Hyenas for winning the Pac West Championship for the second straight year in a row.

Pac West Playoffs

January 7th, 2012

River Division Championship Game:

Hyenas (6-3-1) vs Crawlers (5-4-1)

The first game of the day this week was a rematch of last years river division championship game which the Hyenas won 13-11 in a dramatic six overtime fight to the finish. This game also featured two very explosive offenses, which means this game had, “shoot out” written all over it. The Hyenas led the league in scoring during the regular season with 78 touchdowns. The Crawlers ranked third in the league on offense 75 touchdowns. Every time these teams square off, you know it’s going to be a good one. The two times they played each other this season, the first meeting ended in a 9-9 overtime tie on October 15th. The Crawlers edged out the Hyenas in their second meeting 8-7 on December 3rd. So the Hyenas where looking to get some revenge on the Crawlers this time around. The Crawlers started off with the football first and didn’t waste any time getting into the end zone. #42 Mike Younger of the Crawlers, catches a short dump pass from quarterback Ron Tuzon, and was off to the races for a 64-yard touchdown reception. Younger’s touchdown put the Crawlers on the board first and gave them a 1-0 lead. The Hyenas come right back on offense and score to tie it up on a 28-yard touchdown reception by Zack Manning. On the Crawlers second possession of the game, their offense moved the football down the field with methodical fashion. Quarterback Ron Tuzon spread the ball around to everyone making sure to hit the open man. #6 Jeremy Jones scores a 10-yard touchdown reception to put the Crawlers back on top 2-1. The Hyenas were resilient on offense as they saw a 51-yard touchdown reception from Nathanial Guard erased as a result of an inadvertent whistle to blow the play dead at the 20-yard line. The mistake by the referee crew didn’t faze the Hyenas a bit, as Zack Manning scores on the very next play to tie the score 2-2. The Crawlers stuck to their short game offense with quick dumps to Mike Younger, Jeremy Jones, and Nakita Smith. After the Crawlers converted on two fourth down plays, #31 Nakita Smith scores on a 20-yard touchdown reception. Three plays later, quarterback Jarod Blodgett throws a dart to Zack Manning and he was gone 70-yards for the score. That would be Manning’s third touchdown reception on the day. They would head into the half deadlocked 3-3. The Hyenas came out hungry in the second half, scoring right away with an 80-yard touchdown reception from Nathanial Guard on the first play from scrimmage to put them on top 4-3. The Crawlers, back on offense and looking to pull even with the Hyenas when the referees make a game changing call to swing the momentum in the Hyenas favor. Mike Younger, apparently stepped out-of-bounds and then fumbled the football to the Hyenas. None of the referees seen Younger step on the line and eventually they called a fumble on the play and reward the football to the Hyenas. The Hyenas rack up three more touchdowns from Zack Manning, Josh Lovell, and Brandon Petersen to push their lead to 7-3. The Crawlers tried to climb their way back in it, but the Hyenas were just too much for them. The Hyenas prevail 9-6 and advance to Pac West Bowl IX to defend their championship against the winner of the Rhinos-Vultures game.

 Mountain Division Championship Game:

Rhinos (7-3) vs Vultures (5-4-1)

Game two this week featured the defending mountain division champion Rhinos who are coming into the game with an impressive regular season record of 7-3. The most wins by any team this season. They will be facing a very tough Vultures team who were coming into the playoff on a roll winning three straight games and outscoring their opponents by twelve touchdowns in those three games. This game would be a rematch of the 2008 mountain division championship game which the Vultures prevailed in that one 5-4. The Rhinos slipped by the Vultures in their first meeting of the year on October 15th 8-7 in overtime. The Vultures got revenge on December 3rd against the Rhinos as they cruised to an easy 8-5 victory to even the season series up at one game a piece. The Vultures, coming off of a disappointing 2-8 season in 2010, rebound to make the playoffs for the first time in three years. The Rhinos looking to make it back to the big game with a victory over the Vultures in this one. The Vultures would get the football first and team captain and quarterback Phillip Saldivas drove his team down the field toward the goal line. The closer the Vultures got to the end zone, the more the Rhinos defense stiffened and made the stops necessary to stall the drive for the Vultures at the Rhinos 25-yard line. That’s where the Rhinos took over the football on offense. The Rhinos offense moved the ball down field looking as if they were going to score a touchdown. Only to stall out on the Vultures 10-yard line and turn the football over to the Vultures. On the third play from scrimmage, Vultures quarterback Pat Douglass throws a short dump to rookie Mike McDonald who races down the sideline towards the end zone. Rhinos rookie standout Levi Maxwell chases down McDonald and tackles him at the 7-yard line to stop the Vultures from scoring. Doug Rowley catches a fourth down pass at the 3-yard line to make it first and goal for the Vultures. On the very next play, quarterback Pat Douglass runs it in from the 3-yard line to put the first points up on the board and put the Vultures in the lead 1-0. The Rhinos offense didn’t waste any time and scored a touchdown in four plays. AnDisheh Taj caught a 50-yard reception that lead the Rhinos offense down to the Vultures 21-yard line in three plays. On the next play, the Rhinos tied it up 1-1 with a 21-yard touchdown reception from Brad Stadther. The Vultures turn the football over on only their second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Pat Douglass spotted team captain Phillip Saldivas streaking across the middle of the field, when his pass slips through Saldivas’ hands and lands in the hands of #56 Kurtis Adams for the interception. The Rhinos push the football down to the half yard line with a 10-yard reception from Joe Kuester. The Vultures defense came alive with sacks from rookie Chase McNally and veteran David Lester. Lester, Pac West record holder for sacks in a season with 14 (2011), sacked quarterback Kurtis Adams at the 15-yard line on a fourth down play to stop the Rhinos drive in its tracks. The Rhinos and Vultures defenses were putting up a battle and they would head into halftime tied 1-1. The Rhinos had the football first in the second half. The Vultures defense picked up right where they left off in the first half, as #35 Doug Rowley intercepts Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams and returns it 35-yards to the house for the touchdown. The Vultures took the lead 2-1 and looked to have some momentum coming down the stretch. The Rhinos made a change at quarterback and took out veteran Kurtis Adams and replaced him with the rookie sensation Levi Maxwell. After Maxwell took over at quarterback, the Vultures defense could not keep up with the fast paced offense of the Rhinos. The Rhinos pushed their lead to 4-2 with a long touchdown reception from new comer Ryan Mitchell. Mitchell ended the day with two touchdown reception on three catches. Veteran Joe Kuester also added one touchdown reception on three catches. Levi Maxwell had an outstanding game throwing three touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown, seven receptions, six tackles and two interceptions caught. Eventually the Rhinos defense shut down the Vultures offense and take the victory 5-4. The Rhinos are headed to Pac West Bowl IX versus the Hyenas, a rematch of last years Pac West Bowl which the Hyenas prevailed 6-3 over the Rhinos to take the championship. The stage is set for Pac West Bowl IX, Rhinos vs Hyenas…..

December 17th, 2011

Week 10

Game 1: Vultures (4-4-1) vs Vipers (4-5)

Game one this week featured the Vultures who are coming off of a thrashing over the Hammerheads last week 10-3 versus the Vipers who are also coming off of an outstanding win in overtime over the Hyenas last week 6-5. The Vipers are in a must win situation this week and need a victory with a Crawlers loss today versus the Hammerheads to clinch a spot in the playoffs. The Vipers started the game off slow and turned the ball over two straight series in a row. The Vultures offense capitalized on both turnovers as Doug Rowley and Chase McNally scored short TD’s to put them up 2-0 early in this one. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins put them on the board with an 11-yard touchdown run to make it a one score ballgame 2-1. The Vultures come right back and rookie Mike McDonald score a 10-yard TD run to put them up 3-1. After the Vipers turn the ball over yet again on downs, David Lester rushes in from 5-yards out to push the score to 4-1. The Vipers have been hot as of late winning the last two games. The Vipers still showed some fight in them as they march to another score fueled by rookie Derek Taylor. Taylor dodged through would be tacklers and scampered 78-yards to the end zone for the touchdown to pull them within two scores. Three plays later rookie standout Mike McDonald scores a 67-yard touchdown reception from team captain Phillip Saldivas to put them back up by three scores and send them into the half with a 5-2 lead. The Vipers defense comes out firing on all cylinders as rookie Derek Taylor sacked Vultures quarterback Phillip Saldivas on a fourth down play to stop the Vultures on downs. The Vipers offense ceased the opportunity and quarterback Daniel Perkins slips into the end zone from the 4-yard line and get them one score closer 5-3. Yet again for his third score of the day, rookie Mike McDonald scores a 46-yard touchdown reception to put them up 6-3. After another stumble on offense by the Vipers, it looked all but over for them just as veteran Tyler White intercepts a pass from quarterback Mike McDonald at the 5-yard line and races past two Vultures defenders for the touchdown to make it 6-4. Viper Jacob Pederson scores a 71-yard TD receptions to close the gap 6-5. That was as close as the Vipers would get. Vultures win 7-5. With that loss puts and end to the Vipers wonderful season with a record of 4-6 topping last seasons record of 0-9. The Vipers will be a sure contender next season for the title.

Game 2: Rhinos (6-3) vs Hyenas (6-2-1)

Game two this week featured the Rhinos who are coming off of a slopping loss last week to the Crawlers 9-6 versus the Hyenas who are coming off of a nail biting loss in overtime to the Vipers last week 6-5. Both teams are coming into this game on a two game loosing streak. The Hyenas started off the game with the football first. On the second play from scrimmage, Josh Lovell catches a pass and breaks down the sideline toward the end zone. Rookie standout Levi Maxwell hunts Lovell down and tackles him on the 7-yard line to save the touchdown. On the next play, team captain Pat Dunford scores a 7-yard touchdown reception to make it 1-0. The Rhinos march down the field on their first possession with the football and yield a 10-yard touchdown reception by Brad Stadther to tie the game up 1-1. The Hyenas offense showed no slow to their game and drove right down the field for their second touchdown of the game. Josh Lovell scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jarod Blodgett to make it 2-1. The Rhinos strike right back as Brad Stadther scores a 40-yard touchdown reception for his second TD of the game to tie it up again 2-2. Neither teams defenses could stop the opposing teams offenses as the Hyenas strike again for another long play for the score. Team captain Pat Dunford races past #56 Kurtis Adams and scampers in for a 73-yard TD and his second touchdown of the game to put them up 3-2. Rookie Levi Maxwell scores the Rhinos third touchdown from 13-yards out and they tie it up 3-3. After 2003 MVP Kurtis Adams intercepts a Jarod Blodgett pass, the Rhinos try to punch it in the end zone before the half to take the lead. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams drove the team down to the 2-yard line. As time expires on the first half, Adams throws a pass to the back of the end zone. Rookie Levi Maxwell only got one foot down inbounds as they head to the half tied 3-3. The Rhinos came out of the half focused and determined to take the lead and they did off of great ball movement and ball control. Brad Stadther scored his third TD of the day from 20-yards out to put the Rhinos on top 4-3. The Hyenas didn’t waist any time on offense as quarterback Jarod Blodgett drove his team down the field to tie it up 4-4 with a touchdown strike to D.J. Hortert from 10-yards out. The Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams runs it in from the 13-yard line to put his team up 5-4. The Hyenas team captain had no let up scoring his third touchdown in the game with a 74-yard TD reception to tie the game up 5-5. After scores from Rhinos rookie Levi Maxwell and a 78-yard interception returned for a touchdown from Hyenas Josh Lovell, this game was all knotted up 6-6. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams drive his team down the field and then he runs it in from the 12-yard line to put them in the lead with about a minute to go in the game. The time eventually ran out on the Hyenas and the Rhinos prevail in this one 7-6.

Game 3: Crawlers (4-4-1) vs Hammerheads (1-7-1)

Game three this week featured the Crawlers who are coming off of an outstanding win over the Rhinos last week 9-6 versus the Hammerheads who are coming off of disappointing loss last week to the Vultures 10-3. The Crawlers clinched a playoff spot earlier today when the Vipers lost to the Vultures. The Crawlers will be facing the Hyenas in the River Division Championship Game on January 7th, a rematch of last years divisional championship game. The Crawlers rookie Mike Younger doesn’t waist any time and scores the games first touchdown of the day from 24-yards out to put them on top 1-0. The Hammerheads looked sharp on offense early as quarterback Doug Ashley burns the Crawlers defense and throws a 57-yard bomb to Aaron Matsukado to tie it up 1-1. One play later, quarterback Leonard Brown throws an 80-yard bomb to Jeremy Jones to put them up 2-1. After rookie Mike Younger scores a 30-yard touchdown reception to put the Crawlers up 3-1, the Hammerheads score three straight touchdowns to put them up 4-3. Well, first timer Eric Weir scores three TD’s for the Hammerheads. Weir, burns the defense for a 48-yrad touchdown reception, then he intercepts Crawlers quarterback Leonard Brown 5-yards deep in the end zone and returns it to the house for the longest play in Pac West history. 2010 MVP Jeremy Jones puts the moves on the Hammerheads defense and scores from 55-yards out to put them on top at halftime 5-4. Jones had an outstanding first half scoring three touchdown receptions on five catches and he also added an interception on defense to end the half. The Hammerheads Steve Prewitt scores a short touchdown to tie it up 5-5. The Crawlers strike back with a 24-yard touchdown reception by team captain Anthony Hawley to put them back up by one score 6-5. One play later quarterback Doug Ashley throws an 80-yard bomb to Eric Weir to tie the game up 6-6. On the next series, Crawlers quarterback Leonard Brown runs the option play and decides to keep it for the 11-yard touchdown run to put his team up 7-6. Yet again the Hammerheads come right back as quarterback Doug Ashley throws another 80-yard  touchdown strike to Aaron Matsukado on just the first play to make it 7-7. The Hammerheads Steve Prewitt manages to score one more touchdown before the final whistle. The Crawlers Aaron Singleton scores the final two touchdowns for the Crawlers to secure the Victory 9-8.

December 10th, 2011

Week 9

Game 1: Crawlers (3-4-1) vs Rhinos (6-2)

Game one this week featured the Rhinos who are coming off of a tough loss last week to their division rivals the Vultures 8-5 versus the Crawlers who are coming off of a very impressive win 8-7 and handing the division champion Hyenas their first loss of the season. The Crawlers started the game with the ball first and the offense moved the football down the field in methodical fashion as quarterback Ron Tuzon picked apart the Rhinos zone defense. Tuzon scored the first points of the day with a 3-yard rushing TD. On just the third play from scrimmage, Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams alluded the heavy pass rush from Mike Younger and scampered past the Crawlers defense for a 69-yard rushing touchdown to even the score 1-1. The Crawlers took the lead 2-1 with a 21-yard reception touchdown by team captain Anthony Hawley. The Crawlers capitalize on a Rhinos turnover on downs as Jeremy Jones scores a short 2-yard TD reception to push the lead to 3-1. With Brad Stadther’s 53-yard touchdown reception, the Rhinos pulled closer 3-2. The Crawlers offense was unstoppable versus the Rhinos defense as Ron Tuzon rushed for his second rushing touchdown in the game to push their lead to 4-2 with less then two minutes to go in the half. On the next possession, the Rhinos offense score a touchdown on the third play with a 38-yard TD reception by veteran Adam Chavez. The Crawlers go into halftime with the lead 4-3. The Rhinos come out of the half and score on their first possession with the football as quarterback Kurtis Adams scores his second rushing touchdown on the day to tie the game 4-4. Two plays later, Ron Tuzon throws a bomb to Aaron Singleton for a 57-yard TD pass to take the lead yet again. The Rhinos looked out of sync in this one with drop balls, fumbled snaps and they just couldn’t convert on fourth down when they needed too. The Crawlers defense put pressure on the Rhinos quarterbacks all game long forcing two sacks. Leonard Brown also added an amazing one handed interception that could be considered for the play of the year honors. The Crawlers offense just kept on scoring at will and had there way with the Rhinos, the final score was 9-6 Crawlers win.

Game 2: Vultures (3-4-1) vs Hammerheads (1-6-1)

Game two this week featured the Hammerheads who are coming off of a disappointing loss last week to the Vipers 7-3 versus the Vultures who are coming off of a very dominating victory over the division champion Rhinos 8-5. The winner of this game would clinch the final playoff spot in the Mountain Division and would play the Rhinos in the Mountain Division Championship Game on January 7th. Right off the bat, the Vultures rookie sensation Mike McDonald intercepts a pass from Hammerheads team captain Rob Martineau on the first play of the game. The Vultures capitalize on the turnover by the Hammerheads and Stephen Hussey scores a 19-yard touchdown reception on the first play for the Vultures offense. The Vultures jump out to an early lead in this one 3-0. Hussey scored the first two TD’s for the Vultures. Then, Chase McNally scores on the only time he would touch the football in the game on a 20-yard strike from quarterback Pat Douglass. Finally the Hammerheads score their first touchdown when Ty Naylor throws a 44-yard touchdown pass to rookie Mike Curaming to make it 3-1 Vultures lead. David Lester scores a 13-yard touchdown reception to push the lead to 4-1 for the Vultures. One play later, John Barron steps in front of a pass from Hammerheads quarterback Ty Naylor and intercepts the ball and returns it to the house 27-yards for the score to extend the Vultures lead to 5-1. Rookie Mike McDonald scores a 10-yard touchdown run and lead the Vultures to a halftime stomping 6-1. The Hammerheads Zack Thompson showed some light in the second half scoring two touchdown receptions on five catches. The Vultures defense had it’s way with the Hammerheads as Vlad Kulikovskiy had one sack and David Lester had a record setting day with five sacks and now holds the new record for sack in a season with fourteen. Vultures rookie Mike McDonald did a number in this game, trying to sway some votes for rookie of the year. The Vultures roll to victory in this one 10-3 and clinch a playoffs spot in the Mountain Division Championship Game versus the Rhinos.

Game 3: Vipers (3-5) vs Hyenas (6-1-1)

Game three this week featured the Hyenas who are coming off of their first loss of the season last week against the Crawlers 8-7 versus the Vipers who are coming off of an impressive win last week over the Hammerheads 7-3. The Vipers are battling the Crawlers for the last and final playoff spot in the River Division. With the Crawlers victory over the Rhinos earlier in the day, the Vipers where forced to also win today over the Hyenas or be eliminated from the playoffs. The Hyenas start the game with the football first and Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett leads the team down the field with short dumps to David Pocket, Pat Dunford and Nathanial Guard. Blodgett then runs it in from the 11-yard line for the TD to make it 1-0. The Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins answers right back with a touchdown score of his own as he slashes through the Hyenas defense for the 35-yard TD run to tie the score 1-1. After the Hyenas give up the football, the Vipers Justin Bengston makes a spectacular catch in the end zone for the TD reception to put them in the lead 2-1. The Vipers defense steps up and shuts down the Hyenas offense for the second straight series in a row. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins capitalizes on the good field position and scores a 6-yard touchdown run to put them up 3-1. The Hyenas didn’t waist any time to score a touchdown. On the first play, team captain Pat Dunford scored an 80-yard touchdown reception to close the gap and head to the half down 3-2. After the Vipers offense turns the football over on downs, the Hyenas Josh Lovell scores a 19-yard touchdown reception to even the score 3-3. Justin Bengston comes back with a 22-yard TD reception to put the Vipers in the lead 4-3. The Hyenas strike right back with a 24-yard touchdown reception by Pat Dunford. Dunford finished the day with an amazing fourteen receptions, two TD receptions and four tackles on defense. After both teams defenses made stops, the Vipers Derek Taylor scored the go ahead touchdown reception from the 6-yard line for a 5-4 lead. Three plays later Nathanial Guard scores a 75-yard touchdown reception to tie it up 5-5 and send this game into overtime. The Hyenas got the football first in overtime. Jarod Blodgett fell a yard short on a fourth down run play and failed to convert it for the first down to move the chains. The Hyenas then turned the football over and the Vipers have a shot to win the game starting from their own 40-yard line. Justin Bengston scored on the Vipers first offensive play in overtime from 40-yards out to secure the victory 6-5 and keep their playoff hopes alive. With the win, the Vipers could still slip into the playoffs with a Crawlers loss next week and a Vipers win next week. Stay tuned for more exciting Pac West Flag Football Leagues action next week…

December 3rd, 2011

Week 8

Game 1: Vultures (2-4-1) vs Rhinos (6-1)

Game one this week featured the Vultures who are coming off of a tough loss last week to the Hyenas versus the Rhinos who are coming off of a forfeit win over the Hammerheads last week. The Vultures defense started the game out strong in this one as Pat Douglass picked off Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams on the first series. Vulture John Baron fumbled on their first series with the football.  Baron capitalized the next chance he got his hands on the ball and scored a long touchdown reception making the Rhinos players miss tackles. The Rhinos came right back and scored a touchdown as Brad Stadther catches a pass from quarterback Kurtis Adams in the corner of the end zone to tie it up. Both teams scored on back to back possessions as Vultures player Doug Rowley gets a big reception on fourth down and scampered in for the score from 40+ yards out. Rhino Brad Stadther racked up three touchdown receptions in the first half of this one. Rookie Mike McDonald also added a long touchdown reception for the Vultures in the first half finishing the game with a total of three receptions, two touchdown receptions and three tackles. By halftime the game was tied 3-3. In the second half the Vultures came out hot, scoring two touchdowns very quick as John Baron took the life out of the Rhinos team with a pick six to push their lead to 5-3. Baron had an outstanding game with five receptions, three TD receptions, four tackles, two interceptions caught and one interception for a touchdown. The Rhinos tried to keep this one close as veteran Joe Kuester took control of the offense.  Kuester threw one touchdown pass, had two interceptions thrown, rushed for one touchdown, caught seven receptions and had one tackle on defense. Ultimately the Vultures defense was to much, they played tough all day and had a total of five interceptions caught. Vultures win a big division game and hand the Rhinos their first division loss of the season with a 8-5 victory.

Game 2: Crawlers (2-4-1) vs Hyenas (6-0-1)

Game two this week featured the Crawlers who are coming off of a close victory over the Vipers last week versus the Hyenas who are coming off of a nail biting win over the Vultures last week. The Crawlers strike first with a halfback pass from Nakita Smith who spots a wide open Josh Branch for the touchdown reception. The Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett comes back and fires a touchdown pass to Nathanial Guard to tie it up 1-1. The next two possession with the football, both teams punch it in the end zone for the score. Zack Manning scored two out of the first three Hyenas touchdowns. Nakita Smith added a touchdown reception for the Crawlers in the first half. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon gave them the lead late in the first half with a 35-yard run for the score to put them up one. Tuzon finished the game with two rushing touchdowns and five passing TD’s. It didn’t take the Hyenas long to even up the score and go into the half tied 3-3. The Crawlers scored first in the second half as quarterback Ron Tuzon throws a touchdown pass to Leonard Brown to put them up 4-3. This game was a see saw battle all the way until the final whistle. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon distributed the football evenly throughout the team throwing touchdown passes to Leonard Brown, Jeremy Jones, Josh Branch and Shay Dean. Tuzon also hooked up with Nakita Smith for twelve receptions and two touchdown receptions. Great defense on both sides slowed these high powered offenses with sacks from Crawler Mike Younger and Hyena Gabe Guard. Josh Branch made a stellar interception in the second half, laying out for a Jarod Blodgett pass that was intended for Zack Manning. Hyenas play maker Nathanial Guard scored three touchdown receptions while teammate Zack Manning piled up four touchdown receptions for the day. Eventually the Crawlers offense ran past the Hyenas defense and hand the Hyenas their first loss of the season with a close 8-7 victory.

Game 3: Vipers (2-5) vs Hammerheads (1-5-1)

Game three this week featured the Vipers who are coming off of a tough and close loss to the Crawlers last week versus the Hammerheads who are coming off of a forfeit loss lass week to the Rhinos. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins puts the first points on the board with a 19-yard touchdown run. The Hammerheads offense waists no time to get into the end zone as quarterback Doug Ashley throws a 30-yard touchdown pass to Ty Naylor to tie it up 1-1. Two plays later Viper Justin Bengston scores a 68-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Daniel Perkins. Team captain Todd Lewis scores a 39-yard touchdown reception that puts the Vipers lead at halftime to 3-1. The Vipers offense scores first in the second half as Daniel Perkins throws a touchdown pass to Tyler White. Doug Ashley and the Hammerheads come right back and run through the defense for a long 55-yard rushing play for the touchdown. Then two play later, Viper Derek Taylor scores on an amazing 90-yard touchdown reception. After a turnover on downs by the Hammerheads, quarterback Daniel Perkins rushes for his second touchdown on the day from 38-yards out. The Hammerheads show some light with a 29-yard touchdown reception from Steve Prewitt. Prewitt finished the game with eleven receptions, one touchdown reception and four tackles. Anthony Samson also added a sack on the defense for the Hammerheads. Quarterback Doug Ashley finished the game throwing two touchdown passes, had three interceptions thrown and rushing for one touchdown. The Hammerheads defense couldn’t keep up with the fast paced offense of the Vipers as quarterback Daniel Perkins threw for five touchdown passes and ran for two more for the game. Vipers roll to the victory 7-3.

November 19th, 2011

Thanks to all the players who contributed to the food drive and donated food to help fight hunger in Oregon and S.W. Washington. The 1st Annual Pac West Flag Football League Food Drive was a huge success raising a remarkable 127 pounds of food for the Oregon Food Bank. God Bless everyone for their generous food donations. To all the players and their families, have a safe and happy holidays from The Pac West Flag Football League.

Week 7

Game 1: Hyenas (5-0-1) vs Vultures (2-3-1)

Game one this week featured a Vultures team coming off of a tough loss in overtime last week to the Crawlers versus a red hot Hyenas team who has yet to suffered a loss this season. This game turned out to be a slug fest all the way to the end. The Hyenas started off the game with the ball first and didn’t waist any time getting into the end zone as quarterback Jarod Blodgett rushes in for the first score of the day. Both teams took care of the ball on offense in the first half, scoring TD’s on every possession. Vultures rookie Mike McDonald burnt the Hyenas defense for two long touchdown receptions early in the game. Team captain Pat Dunford and rookie Robert Curtis each scored touchdown receptions in the first half for the Hyenas. 2009 MVP Zack Manning had no problem scoring on the Vultures defense in this one racking up two touchdown receptions by halftime. With touchdown receptions from John Barron and David Lester of the Vultures, the Hyenas only had a halftime lead of 5-4. The second half turned out to be a heavy weight title fight as both teams defenses tallied up sacks and interceptions. David Lester of the Vultures sacked Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett twice and also added two tackles on defense. On the other side of the ball Hyenas rusher David Pocket harassed both Vultures quarterbacks Pat Douglass and Doug Rowley. Pocket finished the day with one sack and four receptions. Veteran Stephen Hussey sparked the Vultures offense in the second half, scoring two TD receptions on two catches. Vultures quarterback Pat Douglass finished the game with four touchdown passes and one interception thrown. Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett went deep to Zack Manning twice in the second half and scoring on both of them. Manning’s MVP like performance was no match for the Vultures defense torching them for thirteen receptions and four touchdown receptions. Hyenas prevail in a close one 8-6. With the win, the Hyenas are River Division Champions for the third straight year in a row and also clinch a berth in the playoffs.

Game 2: Rhinos (5-1) vs Hammerheads (1-4-1)

Game two this week featured the Hammerheads who are coming off of a loss last week to the Hyenas versus the Rhinos who are coming off of a very impressive come from behind win last week over the Vipers. Unfortunately, by the start of this game, the Hammerheads were unable to form a team and had to forfeit the game to the Rhinos and take the loss. We still managed to pull together some all star players from other Pac West teams and play a scrimmage game. The Rhinos jumped out to a quick lead over the pick-up Hammerheads team 2-0. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams threw two touchdown strikes to Veteran players Joe Kuester and Adam Chavez. Kuester had two touchdown receptions by halftime in this one, as the Rhinos also had the lead by half 3-2. With two quick touchdowns on offense by veteran Brad Stadther and one defensive interception for a touchdown by rookie Levi Maxwell in the second half, had the Rhinos rolling towards a victory against the pick-up Hammerheads team. Hammerhead Zack Thompson did his best to keep it close in this one with two touchdown receptions late in the game. AnDisheh Taj caught a touchdown pass from Levi Maxwell late to push the lead to 7-5. The Rhinos prevail 7-6. With the win by the Rhinos, they clinch the Mountain Division title and also clinch a berth in the playoffs.

Game 3: Crawlers (1-4-1) vs Vipers (2-4)

Game three this week featured the Vipers who are coming off of a tough loss to the Rhinos last week versus the Crawlers who are coming off of an amazing win in overtime last week against the Vultures for their first win of the season. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon distributed the ball around evenly in the first half throwing touchdown passes to Luke Schroedl, Josh Branch, Mike Younger and Nakita Smith. The Vipers tried to keep this one close with touchdown strikes of their own to Justin Bengston and rookie David Lemen. Blown coverage from the Crawlers defense aloud Lemen to score four TD reception on seven catches from quarterback duo Todd Lewis and Daniel Perkins. Lemen also added four tackles and an interception on defense. Defensive sacks from Vipers players Todd Lewis and Tyler White tried to slow the fast paced offense of the Crawlers. By halftime the Crawlers had the lead 4-2. In the second half, the game tempo and atmosphere turned to that of a playoff game. It was a win or go home attitude from both teams. This game turned into a seesaw battle all the way to the final whistle. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon looked flawless in this one throwing nine touchdown passes and throwing one interception. Tuzon’s main target was Josh Branch, throwing to him five time and seeing pay-dirt on three of them. Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins closed the gap late in the game with two long touchdown runs. Perkins also added five TD passes, two interceptions thrown, one reception caught and three tackles. The Crawlers defense stepped up late with interceptions caught by rookie Luke Schroedl, 2010 MVP Jeremy Jones and veteran Leonard Brown. Brown returned his gift from the Vipers quarterback to the house for the touchdown. The Vipers defense picked Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon and had one last shot for the score to send the game to overtime. Ultimately, the Crawlers defense knock down a potential game tying score and prevail 10-9 in a nail biting finisher. With the Crawlers victory over the Vipers, they now take a half game lead for the final playoff spot in the River Division.

November 12th, 2011

Week 6

Game 1: Rhinos (4-1) vs Vipers (2-3)

Game one this week featured the Rhinos and the Vipers. Both teams are coming off of very tough losses and looking to bounce back and get into the win column. The Vipers started the game on fire, scoring three touchdowns before the Rhinos even woke up. The Vipers defense looked sharp early in this one, as Jacob Pederson intercepted a pass from quarterback Kurtis Adams on the second series of the game.  The Vipers capitalize on the turnover as Daniel Perkins threw a touchdown strike to teammate Justin Bengston. Perkins ended the day with two touchdown passes, one interception thrown and two tackles. The Rhinos morning coffee eventually kicked in as Joe Kuester broke away from the defense for a long touchdown catch to put the Rhinos on the board. Great defensive plays from 2003 MVP Kurtis Adams helped get the Rhinos back into the game. By halftime, the Rhinos pulled even with the Vipers 4-4. The Vipers put up a good fight as team captain Todd Lewis went under the gun at quarterback. Lewis, ran all over the Rhinos defense with two touchdown passes, one interception thrown, one rushing TD, and one reception for a touchdown. The Vipers applied excellent defense in the second half as Justin Bengston had five tackles and rookie David Jordan had one sack. Veteran Joe Kuester had an outstanding day on offense for the Rhinos scoring three touchdowns receptions on seven catches. Kuester also added two tackles on defense. The Rhinos offense took fire late in the second half behind the great play from Kurtis Adams on both sides of the ball. Adams ended the day with seven touchdown passes, one interception thrown, one rushing touchdown, three tackles and two interceptions caught. AnDisheh Taj took advantage of the Vipers lackluster defense and scored touchdowns on two out of three of his  receptions. The Rhinos offense looked unstoppable and eventually the defense stepped up with big sack plays from AnDisheh Taj and Mike Saldivas. Rhinos roll to a 9-5 victory.

Game 2: Crawlers (0-4-1) vs Vultures (2-2-1)

Game two featured the Crawlers who are still trying to just get in the win column versus the Vultures who are coming off of an impressive 12-5 beat down over the Vipers last week. The Vultures offense looked sharp early in this one moving the ball down the field with ease. Veteran Pat Douglass and rookie Mike McDonald were the main focus of the Vultures offense as both players had more than ten catches each on the day. McDonald put up big numbers with a total of twelve catches and took it the distance on three of them. On the other side of the ball, the Crawlers offense scored quick and easy with deep strikes to Nakita Smith. Smith burned the Vultures defense for three touchdown catches on the day. Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon look Smith’s way often and made him the main target throwing to him nine times. 2010 MVP Jeremy Jones got in on the action with eight catches, scoring on two of them. Jones helped spark the Crawlers offense against a very tough Vultures defense. By halftime, the Vultures and the Crawlers where in a battle tied 5-5. In the second half, the Crawlers offense went to work on the Vultures defense scoring only twice in the half. Ron Tuzon played a great game throwing eight touchdown passes and only getting picked once by Vultures rookie Mike McDonald. Mike Younger, Luke Schroedl, and Leonard Brown all contributed touchdown catches for the Crawlers offense. A late turnover by the Crawlers, gave the Vultures some light with less then five minutes to go in the game down 6-7. The Vultures offense punched the ball in the end zone for the score to even it up 7-7. The Crawlers didn’t have enough time to score before the end of regulation, so we were headed to overtime. In overtime, the Crawlers took care of business first, scoring a touchdown to force the Vultures to produce a scoring drive to tie the game. The Crawlers defense was to much for the Vultures offense, and the Crawlers prevail in overtime 8-7.

Game 3: Hyenas (4-0-1) vs Hammerheads (1-3-1)

Game three featured the Hammerheads coming off of there first victory of the season last week against the Crawlers versus the Hyenas who ran all over the Rhinos last week 13-4. The Hammerheads offense moved the ball throw the air as quarterback Doug Ashley completed passes to Aaron Matsukado and Zack Thompson with Hyenas defenders draped all over them. Matsukado and Thompson were the Hammerheads offensive go to guys, each nabbing nine receptions on the day. Rob Martineau, Mike Curaming and Zack Thompson each had one touchdown catch for the Hammerheads offense. The Hyenas offense looked spectacular as 2009 MVP Zack Manning torched the Hammerheads defense for three touchdown catches on seven receptions. Manning also added five tackles on defense. Gabe Guard turned in another excellent defensive performance showing why he leads the league in sacks. Guard had four tackles and sacked Hammerheads quarterback Doug Ashley four times. By halftime, the Hyenas had the lead 5-2. In the second half, Hammerheads quarterback Doug Ashley tried to pull the game within reach by rushing for one touchdown and throwing for three more. Great tackling by Hammerheads defenders Zack Thompson, Tyler Ramirez and Aaron Matsukado slowed down the high powered offense of the Hyenas in the second half. But an MVP like performance by Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett put a dagger in the Hammerheads defense. Blodgett rushed for two TD’s, threw five touchdown passes, caught one TD on two receptions and also added an interception caught for the day. Josh Lovell may have swayed some votes for MVP with the day he had. Lovell threw two touchdown passes, scored two TD’s on four catches and added three tackles and one sack on defense. The Hyenas where to much for the Hammerheads and roll to victory 9-4.

November 5th, 2011

Week 5

Game 1: Vultures (1-2-1) vs Vipers (2-2)

Game one this week features the Vultures coming off of an overtime tie versus the Vipers coming off of disappointing division loss in week 4. The Vultures looked sharp early in this one making the Vipers offense looking dazed and confused. Team captain and quarterback Phillip Saldivas looked spectacular distributing the football around to every receiver that step onto the field for the Vultures. Saldivas, threw nine touchdown passes and had one interception thrown. Stephen Hussey was unstoppable on offense going deep for three touchdown catches on five receptions. Hussey also added one tackle on defense. By halftime, the Vultures were in control of this one 6-0. As the second half started, the Vipers offense came alive as team captain Todd Lewis took control of the offense. Lewis had four touchdown passes, threw two interceptions, rushed for one touchdown, caught two receptions and also added four tackles on defense. Justin Bengston was the go to guy for the Vipers on offense, scoring on long pass plays all game long. Bengston scored four touchdown receptions on nine catches. On defense, Bengston racked up five tackles and also picked of Vultures quarterback Phillip Saldivas one time. Eventually the Vultures defense was to much as David Lester harassed the Vipers quarterbacks all game with three sacks and a tackle. Lester also added two receptions and one touchdown reception on offense. Big defensive interceptions for touchdown plays from Doug Rowley and rookie Mike McDonald finished off the Vipers with a final score of 12-5.

Game 2: Hammerheads (0-3-1) vs Crawlers (0-3-1)

Game two featured a rematch of Pac West Bowl VII. These two teams faced off to do battle in one of the most intense Pac West Bowl games of all time with the Crawlers edging out the Hammerheads in overtime 9-8. So the Hammerheads are looking to get revenge on the Crawlers in this one. Both teams coming into the game with identical records and both are very hungry for their first victory. The Hammerheads came out firing on all cylinders on offense as quarterback Doug Ashley moved the ball down the field with ease. Ashley, distributed the ball pretty evenly to his receivers as Tyler Ramirez, Aaron Matsukado and Steve Prewitt all had touchdown catches. Ashley had an amazing day with one rushing touchdown and throwing six touchdown passes. The Crawlers were looking just as good on offense in this one as quarterback Ron Tuzon kept this one close with strikes of his own. On the day, Tuzon had one rushing touchdown, five passing touchdowns, threw three interceptions and chipped in three tackles on defense. Leonard Brown, Jeremy Jones and Nakita Smith aka “Kita Tron”, each added touchdown catches for the Crawlers. Shay Dean was a major factor with two touchdown catches on five receptions. Dean also had two tackles on defense. By halftime, this game was a tight one 5-5. The Hammerheads shut down the Crawlers in the second half with defensive turnovers. Doug Ashley picked off Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon once. Rookie Tyler Ramirez contributed two interceptions on the day. Ultimately, the second half was a defensive battle for both teams as there would only be one score for the Hammerheads to seal the victory 6-5.

Game 3: Hyenas (3-0-1) vs Rhinos (4-0)

Game three featured last years Pac West Bowl VIII game which the Hyenas rolled away with the victory and the championship 6-3. Both teams coming into this game with undefeated records. The Rhinos are ranked 1st on offense with 34 points scored and ranked 2nd on defense with 18 points scored against. The Hyenas are ranked 2nd on offense with 30 points scored and ranked 1st on defense with 17 points scored against. This one had,  “Game of the Week” written all over it. Well, that changed just as soon as the game started. The Hyenas came out blazing in this one on offense and defense. They scored four touchdowns before the Rhinos even got on the board. Defensive pressure from David Pocket shut down the Rhinos offense. Pocket had one tackle, one interception and two sacks. He also added seven catches for the Hyenas offense. The Rhinos offense looked awful in this one, dropping balls and throwing interception all day long. Rhinos quarterbacks Kurtis Adams, rookie Levi Maxwell and veteran Joe Kuester threw for a combined five interceptions while under the gun at quarterback. Nathanial Guard was the recipient of three out of the five interceptions for the Hyenas, returning one of them for a touchdown. By halftime, the Hyenas were running away with this one 7-1. Jarod Blodgett looked impressive in this one making the Rhinos defense look out of sink with blown coverage from everyone. Blodgett threw twelve touchdown passes and also added one reception and one tackle. League leader in passing touchdowns Kurtis Adams struggled in this one, only throwing one touchdown pass for the entire game. Adams had a great day on defense with eleven tackles. Eventually, the outstanding play from Nathanial Guard on offense and defense disrupted the Rhinos as they looked out of sync in this one. Guard had an “MVP” like day scoring every time he caught the ball with five touchdown receptions. He also racked up six tackles on defense. The Hyenas crews to victory 13-4.

October 22nd, 2011

Week 4

Game 1: Hammerheads (0-3) vs Vultures (1-2)

This game featured the Hammerheads coming off of a loss last week having to forfeit the game to the Vipers versus the Vultures also coming off of a loss to division rival Rhinos in a dramatic overtime game. The Vultures are trying not to lose two division games in a row, came out firing on all cylinders behind excellent play from quarterback Pat Douglass.  Douglass threw for seven touchdown passes and only got intercepted once by Hammerhead Aaron Matsukado. Doug Rowley was the go to guy for the Vultures quarterback with thirteen receptions and scoring a touchdown on one of them. “The Founder”, A.J. Binder returned to action after taking a season off in this one. Binder looking sharp with his new team the Vultures,  provided a spark on the defense with three tackles. The Founder started The Pac West Flag Football League nine season ago with hope of a brotherhood type of atmosphere for players to come and be a part of something special while enjoying themselves playing the game of football. On the other side of the ball, quarterback Doug Ashley tried to rally the troops to get the Hammerheads their first win of the season. By halftime, the Hammerheads where up 3-2. The Hammerheads stayed ahead of the Vultures for most of the game with superb play from Zack Thompson. Thompson had three touchdown receptions on seven catches and also added an impressive twelve tackles on defense. With several defensive stops by the Vultures, they tie the game 6-6 to send the game into overtime. John Barron and David Lester also chipped in two touchdowns each for the Vultures offense. Both teams score on their possessions in overtime and this one ended in a 7-7 tie.

Game 2: Hyenas (2-0-1) vs Vipers (2-1)

 In this game the testosterone level was very high as these two teams battled it out for the bragging rights for the River Division lead. The Hyenas defense looked sharp in the first half shutting out the Vipers offense. Great play on defense from David Pocket slowed down the offense of the Vipers as he harassed quarterback Daniel Perkins all game long. Pocket ended the day with two sacks and two tackles on defense. With the defensive presents of MVP Zack Manning, the Vipers couldn’t get into their offensive rhythm. Manning, swarmed to the ball all day, racking up an impressive fourteen tackles on defense. Manning also added seven receptions and two touchdown receptions on offense. The Hyenas held a halftime lead 3-0. In the second half, Vipers quarterback Daniel Perkins stepped up his offensive game by rushing for two touchdowns and throwing one touchdown pass to rookie standout Nick Pate. Pate had an outstanding day catching eight passes from Perkins, scoring on one of them. Pate also had an impressive nine tackles on defense. Justin Bengston added seven receptions and four tackles. Veteran Tyler White returned to the Vipers team after taking two seasons off and helped the Vipers with six receptions and three tackles. With great play from quarterback Jarod Blodgett, the Hyenas offense was unstoppable. Blodgett threw for five touchdown passes. After a second half serge from the Vipers, the Hyenas offense scores enough to push them to victory in this one 5-3.

Game 3: Rhinos (3-0) vs Crawlers (0-2-1)

Game three featured the undefeated Rhinos team coming off of a dramatic overtime victory over their division rival Vultures versus the win less Crawlers team coming off of a shootout with the Hyenas last week that ended in an overtime tie 9-9. Each team started the game out slowly with turnover on downs on their first offensive possessions. The Rhinos offense looked great in this game moving the ball down the field in methodical fashion. Adam Chavez had an excellent day, recording ten receptions, two touchdown receptions and one tackle. The Crawlers put up a fight in this one with deep strikes from rookie quarterback Frank Ulrich. Ulrich threw five touchdown passes, two interceptions and had three tackles on defense. Ulrich’s two interceptions were both pick off by rookie standout Levi Maxwell. Maxwell leads the league in interceptions and interceptions returned for touchdowns. On the last play of the first half, Crawlers quarterback Frank Ulrich threw a bomb to Leonard Brown for the touchdown to close the gap 4-3. The Crawlers Nakita Smith had a big game with two touchdown receptions on four catches and contributed two tackles on defense. Levi Maxwell had another outstanding game with nine receptions, four touchdown receptions, two tackles and two interceptions. Brad Stadther and AnDisheh Taj also added touchdown scores of their own. Ultimately, the Rhinos offense was to much for the Crawlers defense. Rhinos prevail 8-5.

October 15th, 2011

Week 3

Game 1: Hyenas (2-0) vs Crawlers (0-2)

Wow, what a game this one turned out to be featuring the previous two Pac West Champions. The last time these teams met, it was last season in the River Division Championship game. This game turned in to a dramatic six overtime game with the Hyenas prevailing 13-11 and sent them to Pac West Bowl XIII. So why would this one be any different? Both teams offenses started the game off scoring at will in the first half. By halftime, each team had scored six touchdowns. The Crawlers quarterback Ron Tuzon returned to action this week and showed no slow to his game throwing for six touchdowns and rushing for three more. On the other side of the ball, Hyenas quarterback Jarod Blodgett had another excellent game throwing for seven touchdowns passes and also had two rushing touchdowns. Team captain Anthony Hawley intercepted Jarod Blodgett late in the game, which the Crawlers later scored on and tied the game. As time expired, the score was tied 8-8. The Hyenas started overtime with the ball first. They only needed one play to score. Zack Manning scored on a 40-yard bomb from quarterback Jarod Blodgett. Manning ended the day with five receptions, four touchdown receptions and eight tackles. It came down to the Crawlers to score a touchdown on there possession with the football. They slowly moved the ball down the field towards the end zone. The Crawlers were looking at first and goal from within the 5-yard line. The next thing you know, they are looking at fourth and goal with the game on the line. Quarterback Ron Tuzon threw a strike to the back of the end zone to Leonard Brown to end this one in a tie 9-9.

Game 2: Rhinos (2-0) vs Vultures (1-1)

Game two featured two very defensive minded teams. The Vultures started off the game scoring two quick touchdowns. Chase McNally intercepted Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams on there first offensive possession which led to the Vultures second touchdown. The Rhinos came roaring back with great defensive stops. By halftime, the game was tied 3-3. The Rhinos came out of the half with the football first and drove down the field for the score. Joe Kuester was a magnet for the football catching eleven balls and scoring on one of them. Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams distributed the football around evenly with Brad Stadther, AnDisheh Taj and Levi Maxwell all catching two touchdowns each on the day. This game looked to be all in hand with less than two minutes to go in the game and the Rhinos had the football with a 7-6 lead. All they had to do was just sit on the ball and get the win. That would be more easy said than done. Vultures defensive back  John Barron stepped in front of a pass from Rhinos quarterback Kurtis Adams for the interception. This would be costly for the Rhinos team as Brady Post slipped through their defense untouched and uncovered for the touchdown to send this one into overtime. In overtime the Rhinos took the field on offense first. Adams threw a touchdown strike to Brad Stadther to put them up 8-7. Now the Vultures had a turn to score on offense and they started with the ball on the 40-yard line. Quarterback Phillip Saldivas had the Vultures offense looking phenomenal driving down the field for the score. Saldivas was looking for his go to guy John Barron to tie the score as rookie Rhinos defender Levi Maxwell intercepts his pass in the end zone to secure the victory for the Rhinos. Barron had an outstanding day statistically with nine receptions, three touchdown receptions, one rushing TD, three tackles and one interception. Phillip Saldivas also chipped in five touchdown passes, threw two interceptions and had two tackles on the day. Ultimately, the Rhinos defense saved the day for the team as they win in overtime 8-7.

Game 3: Vipers (1-1) vs Hammerheads (0-2)

Game three featured the high flying Vipers coming off of their first win of the season last week and are looking to make it two in a row versus the Hammerheads looking to just get in the win column this week. The Vipers looked very sharp early in this one as every time quarterback Daniel Perkins threw a pass, the receiver scored a touchdown. Perkins had seven touchdown passes on the day. The Vipers defense harassed the Hammerheads quarterbacks all game long as Todd Lewis racked up three sacks on the day. Rookie Nick Pate looked very impressive intercepting a pass from the Hammerheads and returning it all the way for the touchdown. Pate finished the day with two receptions, both for touchdowns, and also added three tackles on defense. By halftime the Vipers were up 6-1. Veteran Aaron Matsukado returned to action this week and was the only good high note to the Hammerheads in this game. Matsukado finished the day with five receptions, one touchdown reception and one tackle. Seven year Pac West veteran Brian Hunt went down with a season ending knee injury and left the game. The Hammerheads where forced to forfeit the game and the Vipers won 8-1.

October 8th, 2011

Week 2

Game 1: Rhinos (1-0) vs Hammerheads (0-1)

Game one featured the Rhinos who looked very impressive on defense in this one versus the Hammerheads who were without their star quarterback Doug Ashley this week. Both teams scored on back to back touchdowns to keep it close early. Adam Chavez returned to action this week with a new team. The Rhinos acquired Chavez earlier in the week from the Hyenas for rookie Jaime Mansfield and a future second round pick. Chavez was the recipient of a Rhinos reverse play from rookie Levi Maxwell that turned in to a long bomb for the score. The Hammerheads tried to show some light when Steve Prewitt ran in from 50+ yards for the score. The Hammerheads fell flat and the Rhinos defense took over for the remainder of the game as Levi Maxwell turned in a stellar performance on defense. Maxwell, picking on the Hammerheads quarterbacks, had three interceptions and returning them all for touchdowns. Maxwell also added six tackles, one sack, four receptions and two touchdown receptions. The Rhinos polished off the Hammerheads 11-2.

Game 2: Vipers (0-1) vs Crawlers (0-1)

This game got off on the wrong foot right from the start. The Crawlers team did not field enough players to start the game, so they had to forfeit the game to the Vipers. This would be the Vipers first win since January 16th, 2010. What a way to get a victory! Any way to get a “W” in the win column, that’s all that counts. The teams still played a pickup game and even though the Crawlers took the loss, they still looked good on the field. Leonard Brown through six strike to the end zone, four of them where to Nakita Smith who finished the game with seven receptions, three tackles an one interception caught. On the other side of the ball, Daniel Perkins had a great game throwing four touchdowns passes and running in for two more. Rookie Jacob Pederson turned in a great performance on defense recording eleven tackles. Justin Bengston was the go to guy for Perkins all day scoring one touchdown reception and also had nine receptions, five tackles and one interception caught. The game ended 6-6.

Game 3: Hyenas (1-0) vs Vultures (1-0)

Both teams looking to stay undefeated in this one. The defending Pac West champion Hyenas came out firing on all cylinders. Quarterback Jarod Blodgett looked liked a pro bowl QB in this one throwing for six touchdowns. Blodgett and his receivers were on the same page all game long. Josh Lovell had eight receptions and was the recipient of two 50+ yards touchdown  passes from Blodgett. The Vultures defense tried to slow down the potent offense of the Hyenas with two sacks from pro bowl player David Lester. Team captain Phillip Saldivas step up his offensive game and throw three touchdown passes, rushed for one touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass. Ultimately, it was the strong defense of the Hyenas that forced three turnovers as Nathanial Guard pick off the Vultures QB twice and returned one of them for a touchdown. Hyenas prevailed 7-5.

September 24th, 2011

Week 1

Game 1: Hyenas (0-0) vs Hammerheads (0-0)

What an opening weekend for The Pac West Flag Football League. In this game we had the defending Pac West Champion Hyenas facing the Hammerheads. The Hammerheads looking to be strong this season with pro bowl quarterback Doug Ashley returning to there lineup. But the Hyenas defense shut out the Hammerheads 9-0. Gabe Guard had a record breaking day with five sacks, two tackles and two receptions. Jarod Blodgett took control of the Hyenas offense throwing seven touchdown passes and running in for two more. Zack Manning pulled in seven receptions, three touchdowns and one tackle.

Game 2: Rhinos (0-0) vs Vipers (0-0)

This game featured the strong Vipers team coming off a disappointing 0-9 season versus the defending Mountain Division Champion Rhinos who are coming off a tough loss in Pac West Bowl VIII. The Rhinos defense set the tone for this game right from the get go. Kurtis Adams intercepted Daniel Perkins in the Vipers first possession. The Rhinos punched the ball in the end zone after the turnover by the Vipers. Brad Stadther had an amazing day defensively and offensively intercepting two passes and returned one for a touchdown. Stadther also contributed two touchdowns on four receptions. The Vipers showed some light as Justin Bengston, acquired in a trade from the Hyenas in the off season,  had six receptions, two touchdown receptions, three tackles and one sack. Eventually the Rhinos won with there defense in a very close game 7-4.

Game 3: Vultures (0-0) vs Crawlers (0-0)

This game had rivalry written all over it. In the off season the Crawlers traded away pro bowler Doug Rowley to the Vultures to play alongside his brother Pat Douglass. That turned out to be a huge mistake and came back to bite them in the back as Doug Rowley had five touchdown passes, two receptions and one tackle. John Baron looked brilliant on offense with two touchdown receptions on seven catches. Baron also added four tackles and returned an interception for a score for the high flying Vultures defense. The Crawlers tried to keep it close with excellent play on both sides of the ball from Leonard Brown. Brown was involved in every score for the Crawlers with four touchdown passes and he also scampered in for one more on the ground. In the end, the Vultures defense came up big with two sacks from team captain Phillip Saldivas to pull the Vultures to victory 9-5.

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