Day 1 Results - Men's and Women's
Men's Day 2 Tournament Bracket
The Central Oregon Outlaws advance from round one with a victory over the newcomers in the 509 Raiders, but ended up losing to the eventual champs in round 2.
Last Minute pulled out a Victory against an underrated JPF All-Star team. But ended up in a very close loss against a shaky Beast Squad.
The Bellingham Top Shelf Expendables seemed to be really coming together on day 2 at the right time, winning two games in row against the Gridiron Gang and the Eugene No Mercy to get to the semi-finals to face the Spokane Outlaws.
In the end though, the Spokane Outlaws found ways to contain the Expendables QB, who had been very effective in previous games moving outside the pocket to find his WR’s downfield. The Outlaws D Line was too strong and disciplined, holding the QB in the pocket and making it hard for him to get long completions. The Outlaws offense on the other hand was effective at getting down the field and found multiple ways to score and once ahead, were able to stay ahead and punch their ticket into the championship game.
The Fresno Renegades beat Seattle Good Times in early round matchup, and cleaned up their loss from day 1, with a victory against the Seattle Ave House in Round 2. They came into the semi-finals as the lowest seeded team to advance.
In the other semi-final game, the Fresno Renegades went toe to toe with an old foe in the Beast Squad (Baddogs) from Seattle. The Renegades appeared in control of the game early on, with a long TD pass and two INT’s in the redzone. But turnovers and missed flag pulls proved costly for the Renegades. The Beast Squad’s QB, Antavius Sims, seemed to scramble away from pressure each time and found WR’s downfield for long gains, eventually finding pay dirt 4 times. Beast punched their ticket into the championship game with a victory
Spokane Outlaws 22 vs Bellingham Top Shelf Expendables 6
Seattle Beast Squad 28 vs Fresno Renegades 6
Both teams played with some position changes with a few new players and a QB’s who seemed to be able to get away from pressure consistently. The Outlaws found ways to make play after play all game. With timely scrambles by the QB or clutch catches in traffic, the Outlaws keep the offense on the field and thus kept the explosive Beast Squad O on the sideline.
With the first half winding down, Beast Squad found some magic, connecting on a beautiful deep ball in the back of the endzone. The ball was tipped and with some great concentration, a catch was made as the WR and DB’s fell to the turf. The score at half time was 14-6.
The second half felt like more of the first half, with the Outlaws orchestrating long drives, seemingly finding magic on every third and fourth down to keep the drives alive. They were able to punch another score in and the QB was able to scramble for the 2pt conversion to get the game to 22-6. But Beast built a drive down the field, using a mix of run and pass and little play action to get WR’s open for big chunks. Beast was able to punch a score in and the 2pt conversion was good. With about 5 minutes left to play Beast trailed by 8. Their defense came up huge, forcing a punt after about 3 minutes of game time had transpired. After the punt, Beast had the ball at their 20yrd line with about 1:35 to go. They started off with a few short completions. Get positive yardage and get out of bounds. This got them a first down about mid field with just about a minute to go. On what seemed like a pretty routine play in the 2 minute drill turned into a scramble drill for Beast QB, Antavius Sims. As he started to half roll to his right he spotted a WR running down the seam on the other side of the field. There was a window to throw into, and it might have ended up as a TD, but the ball sailed high and the Outlaws DB made a great jump on the ball and came up with the INT to seal the victory.
Congrats to the Spokane Outlaws, 2016 Flag Football Frenzy Men’s Elite division tournament Champions
Spokane Outlaws 22 vs Seattle Beast 14
Women's Day 2 Tournament Bracket
The Seattle Majestics, a team with their roots in tackle seemed like the odds on favorite to win it after day 1 but the other 3 teams looked very strong and it seemed like their was more parity than scores and results might have indicated.
Medford Legit has a long history of success in Oregon and has played plenty of top teams from up and down the west coast. The Seattle 20Pick6 team was coming off a recent competitive division championship in Salem’s Freedom Bowl, and the Salem Strong team, while fairly new, had roots with the well established Salem Blitz and lots of scrimmages in advance of the tournament.
The other semi game included the Medford Legit and Seattle 20Pick6. This was the true match to watch, as both teams had something to prove to other. With Medford Legit not fully stacked with its regular players on the line, 20Pick6 seemed the obvious favorite. Legit could not find a decent rhythm and 20Pick6 took advantage of such.