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The Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) opened their third season of youth flag football on September 19 with the Cooper’s Town Hawks and the Murphy Town Tigers – the league’s two newest teams – facing off on an overcast day.

AYFA Opens Season

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The Abaco Youth Football Association (AYFA) opened their third season of youth flag football on September 19 with the Cooper’s Town Hawks and the Murphy Town Tigers – the league’s two newest teams – facing off on an overcast day.

The Senior Division game was a close match, but in the end the Tigers took and kept the lead and when time expired they had won their first game 24 to 18 over the Hawks.

The second game of the day was a rematch of the Peewee Division Championship game; however, the results were very different as the Green Turtle Cay Falcons dominated the Marsh Harbour WildHawgs from the start, winning 27 to 0.

The Falcons then took on the Tigers in the Junior Division in what was a back and forth battle for much of the game, but a surge at the end of the game by the Falcons saw them win their first game of the season 31 to 25.

The Tigers then faced off against the WildHawgs for the second Senior Division game of the day, but a stifling defense kept them from scoring, and the WildHawgs, despite some turnovers, won convincingly 26 to 0.

In the final game of the day in the Junior Division the WildHawgs fought an intense battle with the Tigers; however, the Tigers strong running put them ahead and allowed them to outlast their opponent 31 to 25.

The second weekend of the AYFA flag football action took place at a new venue in Coopers Town, the home of the newly formed Hawks team where Head Coach Audley Dean opened to an enthusiastic crowd for a set of six games.

The first matchup was in the Junior Division where the Falcons handily defeated the Hawks by a score of 25 to 0.

The second game, perhaps the most exciting game of the day, in the Peewee Division and was the Man-O-War Makos, in a well fought game, were tied with the Falcons late in the game, but a last minute pick six gave the Falcons a 12 to 6 win.

The Hawks won their first game of the season in the Junior Division next, as they defeated the Makos 47-12.

In a rematch of the earlier tight Peewee Division game saw the Falcons winning with more ease this time with the score 31 to 18.

The Falcons continued their sweep of the day with a win in the Junior Division defeating the Makos 40 to 6.

The final game was the only Senior Division game of the day, with the Sharks (a team with players from both Hope Town and Man-O-War) defeating the Hawks 45-14 to win their first game of the young season.

Flag Football games will continue in Marsh Harbour on Saturday, October 3, 2015 with Man-O-War and the Tigers visiting the Wildhawgs at their home field at New Vision Ministries. Games begin at 10am and food and drinks will be on sale at the field.

Peewee Division

Green Turtle Cay Falcons 3-0

Man-O-War Makos 0-2

Marsh Harbour WildHawgs 0-1

Hope Town Bull Sharks 0-0

 

Junior Division

Green Turtle Cay Falcons 3-0

Cooper’s Town Hawks 1-1

Murphy Town Tigers 1-1

Man-O-War Makos 0-2

Marsh Harbour WildHawgs 0-1

Hope Town Bull Sharks 0-0

 

Senior Division

Marsh Harbour WildHawgs 1-0

HT/MOW Sharks 1-0

Murphy Town Tigers 1-1

Cooper’s Town Hawks 0-2

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About Timothy Roberts

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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