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The Abaco Youth Football Association had a double-header weekend as the flag football league inches closer to the play-off and championship games for season two.

Flag Football Double-Header Weekend

Photo by Lise Albury
Photo by Lise Albury

The Abaco Youth Football Association had a double-header weekend as the flag football league inches closer to the play-off and championship games for season two.


Peewee Division

In their first game of the day versus the Hope Town Bull Sharks, the Man-O-War Makos team put on a dominating performance winning 37-0.

In their second round the fans were treated to a defensive battle between the two youngest squads but in the end it was the Makos who pulled off the win 12-6.

In Green Turtle Cay the Falcons handily took the lead in their first competition against the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs and finishing 30 – 6.

The second game between the Wildhawgs and Falcons saw a fierce battle as the Wildhawgs took an early lead; however, the Falcons battled back and tied the score sending the game into overtime, and finally won the game 34 – 28.


Junior Division

In a well fought game the Bull Sharks pulled ahead and overcame the Makos by a score of 38 – 14, and in the second round the Makos put up a good fight, but the Bull Sharks finished the game winning 32 – 18.

Meanwhile, in a wet game that saw many turnovers, the Falcons took advantage of mistakes and mishaps beating the Wildhawgs 39 – 12.

However, in the second game of the day the Wildhawgs brought more pressure on defense, and along with a couple of deep passes for touchdowns, overcame the previously undefeated Falcons 32 – 18.


Senior Division

The first Senior game was a tight battle with the Makos and Bull Sharks each scoring a pair of touchdowns, but a two point conversion by the Makos made the difference as they took the win 14 – 12.

Their second games was another close one as the teams battled back and forth sending the game into overtime where the Makos pulled out the win by a touchdown with the final score of 35 – 29.

The Wildhawgs were granted two wins by forfeit for the senior division, and remain undefeated for the season.


Playoff Picture

With a mere two weeks of regular season games left the playoff of picture became clear after week nine’s games concluded. The Falcons currently have locked down the number one seed in two of three divisions, while the Wildhawgs have the number one seed in the Senior Division.

The single elimination playoff games will take place beginning at 10am on January 31 at the Murphy Town Park where the Championship games will be decided. The Championship games, which will be televised on NB12 again this year, will take place on February 7 (times to be announced) where the Champions of Season Two will be crowned.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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