January 6, 2018 was a big day for the WildHawgs, the Marsh Harbour flag football team, as they entered the championships games in two divisions – peewees and seniors.
The event took place at the Murphy Town Park Softball field and was well attended by supporters. The weather was slightly overcast, great for the active players on the field.
The Peewee game was first, the WildHawgs playing against the Green Turtle Cay Falcons. The WildHawgs dominated from the beginning not giving much of a chance to the Falcons until the last few minutes of the game when they finally scored 6 points to 31 for their opponents.
Kaden Knowles received the Championship Game MVP trophy.
The Peewee’s coaches were Colin Bethel, Dexter Russell, Kevin and Jessica Pinder and ‘Supa” Effins.
The Green Turtle Cay Falcons played again in the second championship game, this time in the junior category. They gave the Murphy Town Tigers a hard time. It was a very good game with the Tigers not giving up, but they ultimately had to surrender to the Falcons, 27 to 34 to the joy of the Green Turtle Cay fans who had come in large numbers, even boasting a Falcon flag.
Makai Cash was the captain of the team and also the Championship Game MVP.
Thomas Sawyer and Greg Newbold were the coaches of the junior Falcons’ team.
Due to low numbers of kids available Man-O-War and Hope Town had partnered to form a team for the past three seasons, the Sharks, who competed against the WildHawgs in the last championship game of the day in the senior division.
True to form that Saturday the WildHawgs dominated the game in spite of several attempts from the Sharks to score. The final score was 21 for the WildHawgs to 13 for the Sharks with Lorenz Carter as MVP.
Timothy Roberts and Anthony Thompson were the coaches for the senior team.