Blackfish - 6 vs Good Times - 12
Good Times was without two of their starting O-lineman, who were both out of town because of the Bellingham tournament, but never fear, Duran Hernandez was able to lead the offensive line, giving QB Joe Coats plenty of time in the pocket and opening up holes for RB Matt Jones. Joe Coates got the offense moving, connecting with Sal Fregoso for a TD and Ramon Richmond took back a punt to the house to seal the victory. Good Times looks like they might have rebounded from the tough loss last week to league leader Navy City Metals and could make a run a the leagues top spot if they could keep the momentum going.
Blackfish - 0 vs Navy City Metals - 12
Navy City Metals continued to exert its dominance in the Metro League, in rainy, wet weather, they were able to pound the ball on the ground. Behind a punishing offensive line, lead by big man Mitch, both RB, were able to get on the board, Xavier Chambers scored one of them making it his 3rd rushing TD of the season and 4th overall. Bennett (last name not available) was able to get another score on the board and the defense did enough to keep Blackfish out of the endzone.
Navy City Metals - 21 vs Buzz Killers - 0
The weather started to clear up and Navy City Metals opened the playbook up a bit. QB Sio Fakatoufifita was able to toss in 2 TDs in the first half, connecting with his RB, Bennett on a crossing route and his big right guard Wade for the second TD. Buzz Killers struggled against a more experienced team. Navy City brought heavy defensive rush off the edges and Buzz Killers struggled to find a way to slow the rush down.
Sio Fakatoufifita was able to connect to his WR, Wade for a 3rd TD in the second half to put the game out of reach for the Buzz Killers. Navy City is in clear command of the league but still has to face Lenys Crew, The Chiefs, and Timeout, all top level teams who could provide a challenge. Buzz Killers have the athletes to be dangerous but haven’t yet gotten seamless with their offense or defense.
Buzz Killers - 27 vs Timeout - 35
Buzz Killers finally found their offensive rhythm as Joe Dennison was able to connected with a variety of WR’s and got points on the board. The weather had passed a bit and the teams were both able to air it out. Timeout, who had struggled to get a full squad the first week, looked solid, hitting their stride this week and looking a bit like the team of old. The game turned into a shootout, with neither team able to figure out the right defense scheme to run. Timeout came out on-top, and firmly stakes itself in the top half of the league.
Sio Fakatoufifita - Navy City Metals : At QB he was able to connect for 3tds through the air, mixing in a balance of runs and passes throughout their double header. While he normally plays QB, he had to fill in on defense this week and was able to come up with 3 sacks too.
Honorable Mention - Duran Hernandez - Good Times : With the core of their O and D line gone for the Bellingham Tournament, Duran really picked up the slack. He played a tough game against a good Blackfish D-line and was able give his QB plenty of time and helped open up some nice holes for the RB.