Goal line stand clinches flag football title

Young and Old edged Multiple Scoregasms in tight final

ALEX MERTL OF the Multiple Scoregasms nabs the flag of Young and Old's Brandon Huddleston. The two teams met in the final

ALEX MERTL OF the Multiple Scoregasms nabs the flag of Young and Old's Brandon Huddleston. The two teams met in the final

Trailing by a single point and with two cracks at the end zone from the five-yard line, the Multiple Scoregasms were in the driver’s seat to determine the Comox Valley Sports & Social Club summer Flag Football League championship last Tuesday night.

Things had looked bleak just minutes earlier when Adam Jones, the Young and Old’s top receiver, had leaped through the air to haul down a touchdown pass in double coverage on the previous possession. That score vaulted the Young and Old ahead by a 26-25 count, putting all the pressure on the game’s final drive.

The tide seemed to swing again when Scoregasms’ quarterback Alex Mertl connected on a bomb down the sidelines on second down to get his team to the five-yard line. But they couldn’t penetrate the defence from there, as he watched his final two quick passes rattle off the hands of receivers just inside the end zone.

The Young and Old’s victory gives them back-to-back titles for the spring and summer, while their quarterback Troy Donaldson has been on the winning side every season since its inception in 2009 – though almost always in a nail-biting finish.

Third place went to Hug and Tug, who lost by a single point to the Young and Old in the semifinals. They handily defeated Off in the Shower to get into the third-place game before picking apart Sacks in the City to claim the third spot. The Dirty Bandits beat the Flag-Its to finish sixth and seventh respectively.

Registration is currently open for fall sports with the CVSSC, with leagues in dodgeball, indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey and ultimate Frisbee. Individuals, small groups and teams can all register online at www.comoxvalleysports.ca.

Visit the website or contact Scott at 250-898-7286 or scott@comoxvalleysports.ca for more info.

– Comox Valley Sports & Social Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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