Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Jun 29, 2013
It’s anyone’s ball in the men’s division of the Bahamas Flag Football League (BFFL), as three teams jostle for the number one seed and pennant crown.
The Royal Bank of Canada Lions, Finlandia Predators and the Orry J. Sands Spartans are all hoping to score the winning goal that will separate them in the win/loss category. As of now, the official standings have the three teams with identical records, eight wins and one loss.
On Sunday, the Spartans will play the Lions and the Predators will go up against the Summit Academy Ravens. The positions all depend on who wins, said Jayson Clarke league affiliate.
“It is so hard to say who will be where because there are so many different scenarios, ways and factors that we will have to look at,” said Clarke.
“Games can end in a draw, which will complicate things further. It’s anyone’s game and the team that wants it the most will prevail.
“We will have to wait until the last minute to see who will finish where. It is a very interesting and exciting Sunday in flag football. Only the male teams will be playing. I think all of the games will go down to the wire. So I encourage everyone to come out and watch.”
The play-offs start on Sunday, July 7. The Bommer G’s Bobcats and the BWF Pink Foxes both received a bye in the women’s play after clinching the group winning in their respective divisions. The Bobcats took the Coastal Division with a 7-3 win/loss record, and the Foxes are the winners of the Atlantic group with a 9-1 record. Other teams making the play-offs are the Johnson Lady Spartans, Femme Fatale Predators, Sands Light Lynx and the Summit Academy Ravens.
The Lady Spartans were the second team in the Coastal group with a 4-6 win/loss record while the Lady Predators closed with a 3-6 record.
The two teams not advancing are the Bahamasair Dashers and the RBC Lady Lions.
Last Sunday, the Spartans defeated the Pirates 35-6 while the Predators got over the Rams 24-6. The Lions got a win over the Flyers, and the Ravens dropped a game to the Hitmen in overtime. The Pink Foxes recorded their last win in the regular season, a 19-6 win over the Lady Lynx. The Bobcats defeated the Predators 14-6 and the Lady Spartans fell to the Dashers.
The first game on Sunday will kick-off at 4:30 p.m. and the second at 5:30 p.m. All games will be played at the Winton Rugby Pitch.