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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IS BACK!
BADASS WOMEN'S LEAGUE
By Adriana “Doctor I” DeMartino, BMFL Staff Writer
RANDALL'S ISLAND - The ladies were back in action this week for the Season 2 opener, this time hitting the turf on Friday night at Randall’s Island. New QBs and new teams meant tons of play action and highlights. Let’s take a look at which teams took home Ws and which teams are looking to bounce back.
The Matriarchy Thwarts A Pounding!
Matriarchy QB Lydia Agopian made a name for herself as a QB to watch out for in Week 1, throwing 5 TD passes and 1 XPP, and 2 picks on defense! As the starting QB for her ladies squad last season, she brought her experience with the 5v5 format to avoid the rush and complete first downs. Matriarchy’s Sydney Harris also had an impressive stat line (5 REC, 2 TDR, 1 XPR, 1 TKL, 1PK) to secure the win. Intentional Pounding’s Kara Joseph stepped up as QB in Jen Tortora’s absence, but the team struggled to complete first downs and get in the end zone, scoring 1 TD with one 2 point conversion. IP’s Ashley Foote led the way with 5 REC, 1 TDR, 5 TKL and 2 PK, making her a nightmare to cover on both sides of the ball. Both these teams are sure to be playoff contenders.
Team TBD’s Story This Season…Well, TBD
Team TBD may not have converted a TD during Week 1, but don’t sleep on them just yet! TBD Steph Lum picked up 4 REC and 2 TKL, and Denise “Top Gun” Cruz had a big fourth-down pick. IP’s Kara Joseph found the end zone twice with some help from Badass newcomer Pauline Ath, with Betty Boutin being a beast on defense (5 TKL, 1PK). IP finished the night 1-1 and will be looking to add more numbers to the W column. TBD’s squad is packed with talent and will be coming out hungry Week 3, after their bye week.
Brews Prove They Don’t Just Win On Saturdays
The Brews brought back their stacked roster from last season and their familiarity as a team showed on opening night. QB Allegra Wilde hit six different receivers and threw for 2 TD passes and an extra point. Deb “Asian Glow” Chan ran back a pick 6 to bring the Brews point total to 20 for the night. Friday Night Tights had a tough start with many roster players unable to make the game. Defensively, they had a number of fourth down stops and tackles to curb the Brews’ offense, but struggled offensively to complete passes and put points on the board. QB Kim Phifer hit receiver Monika Torres five times and Amy Beauchamp three times, with Beauchamp also snagging herself an impressive sack. No doubt the Brews will look to continue their win streak, and FNT will be back at full-strength next week, ready to rumble.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
By "Daring Deb", BMFL STAFF WRITER
RANDALL’S ISLAND - Week 1 has wrapped up and it has to be said that this season will probably be the hardest to make playoffs. Every W will count and every L collected is just one step further away from the Taco Bowl. Who wants it?
1. Jerome's In The HOUUUUUSE! Watch Your MOUUUUUTH!
QB # 2 Jerome Sunday has made his FNL debut with his flashy hair-do, headband, and his unforgettable tights. Jerome might be a lot to handle aesthetically on the field, but there is no shortage of talent with him and his receivers. He is proving why he is deserving of an MVP nomination ballot. #MajorKey#AnotherOne was battling throughout the entire game. Gotham Rogues FNL held their own against #MK#AO. GR was able to convert on extra points while #MK#AO was struggling to earn theirs. Late in the game, Rusher/WR #30 Michelle Pichardo got a Pick which allowed Jerome to punch in a TD. However, GR quickly answered back with a TD of their own and a 2-point conversion. With a 1 minute left on the clock, and the ball in possession of #MK#AO, they were able to let the clock wind down to win the game by 1 point in a shoot-out (43-42).
2. Rookie As A Secret Weapon?
This season Safety/WR #12 Marquis Richards (#MajorKey#AnotherOne) was picked up to be a secret weapon. Most of the time when FNL fans see a new person, they are always curious about the talent. After last Friday, the curiosity is over and let’s just say that Marquis can ball. It’s predicted that he will be the go-to guy on goal line plays for his QB. Week 1 saw him accumulate 4 RECS, 1 TDR, 1 XPR and 2 Tackles. Rookie of the year contender?
3. The CHAMPS ARE HERE!
Intentional Pounding FNL is displaying to FNL fans why they are the true defending champs. They came into this game with a chip on their shoulder. Last season, a few members of the current New Era team were on IP. However, this season New Era GM, Justin Solano, wanted to start his own team and brought a few members from IP to New Era. With that being said, IP had something even more to prove and they did just that when they squared off against New Era in Week 1. IP played amazing defense only allowing 2 TDs and 1 XPT. IP GM #4 Lee “Hate Me” Karchawer has shown true leadership/management with IP. He has set plays for offense/defense and a great rotation with all of his players. No one particular person stands out, and that’s because this team plays as a single, dominating unit. Truly impressive.
4. Daring Deb’s List: I Dare You to Challenge Me…
· Potential MVP candidate: Allegra Wilde (New Era)
· Potential Defensive Player of the Year: Aisling “Shling” Smith (#MajorKey#AnotherOne)
· Potential Offensive Player of the Year: Jermaine “Maine Effect” Thompson (Gotham Rogues FNL)
· Potential person with the most Sacks by the end of the season: Adriana DeMartino (Marvelous After Dark)
· Potential team to lock the #1 seed by the end of the season: Intentional Pounding FNL
SUNDAY ELITE HEAVYWEIGHT --
By Prince Tatas, BMFL Senior Writer
ROOSEVELT ISLAND - Returns 9/30!
SUNDAY ELITE BANTAMWEIGHT
By Ash "The Counselor" Foote, BMFL Staff Writer
ROOSEVELT ISLAND - Returns 9/23!