MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. --
It has been a thrilling week for flag football. Teams fought it out in overtime, defenses played tough and only one team remains undefeated after six games.
Team Ruff took top honors this week after beating all and earning a stellar 6-0 record to start off the first half of the season.
Team Ruff defeated a 4-2 Team Keating by the score of 28-13 in the third game of Monday night’s matchup.
After the game, Jimel Ruff, Team Ruff’s captain and namesake credited his team’s success to teamwork and preparation.
“We stuck to our game plan. I’ve watched all the games, and most of the teams are pretty predictable. Through teamwork we adjust our team accordingly.”
Although Team Keating fell to Ruff’s offensive flurry, they still posted 13 points against the league’s biggest scorer and one of the stingiest defenses.
Two other Oct. 25 matchups pitted heavy-handed defenses against each other.
In the first game of the evening Team Keel edged out Team G, 7-6, in triple overtime. Both defenses gave little flexibility offensively as Team Keel moved to 4-2 and Team G fell to a respectable 3-3.
After the game, Team G captain and quarterback Miguel Gutierrez, said his team is getting there slowly, but teamwork is the key to winning.
“We have to play as a team. We need to not get down on each other when one side struggles,” he said.
Team Jones used the teamwork mentality in the second game of the evening and blasted a 1-5 Team Garansuay, 28-0, to move to 3-3, which so far has proved to be in the top three in the league.
After the game, coach Willie Jones of Team Jones said that his team is finishing stronger now than in past games, and through practice have become more versatile.
“The first couple of games we started off good and couldn’t finish. Now we are starting to finish,” Jones said. “Before the last game we were mainly a running team. Then we went out with five wide in the last game. We changed up the offense, and we pretty much passed all night. We are not going to lose anymore. We are going to give it our all.”