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SUNDAY ELITE BANTAMWEIGHT -- WEEK 2
By Dirty D, BMFL Staff Writer
ROOSEVELT ISLAND - With the heavyweight divisions on break and a few of the bantam teams out on a bye week, the Octagon looked a bit barren this past Sunday, but that doesn’t mean the action was any less high-flying! Dedicated teams came out in the cold (just as cold as week one, minus the snow) and left it all out on the field. A few teams sit undefeated after week two, while some drifted to the bottom of the divisional leaderboards. Let’s see how it all played out.
Whoooooo’s On Top?
Ice Dragonz And Cobra Kai Climb To The Top
After a slow start that included two early turnovers in the form of interceptions thrown by Ice Dragonz QB #22 Diana “Dirty D” Berkovits, the Dragonz completely turned this game around. Only allowing one score from opponents, Intentional Pounding (IP), in the final seconds of the second half, the Dragonz brutally outscored IP by three TDs with matching extra points. Cobra Kai (CK), meanwhile, reigned victorious, defeating their opponents by one point for the second week in a row and snatching up the second seed in the Bantam Heroes division. Speaking of Heroes, this division could get interesting, as both Dragons and CK have been slowly improving over the last two seasons, currently sitting ahead of the Untouchables and Cash Me Ousside, both of whom far out-seeded these teams in the Fall.
Defensive Stars Shine
Leading the league in both sacks (4-way tie for first place) and tackles (2-way tie for first) is Jason “Dunkin’” Glazer of Ice Dragonz, finally being recognized (on the stat leaderboard) for his immense defensive talents. Ramzi B. of It’s a Wrap deserves a shout out here as well for averaging two interceptions per game (4 total) so far! With tackles now being recorded as a legitimate statistic, it will be very interesting to see who shines when the season comes to a close.
Where Have All The TDs Gone?
With the average Bantam QB throwing only 1.5 touchdowns/game, this is a question that needs to be asked. Barring Neal Carter of Sex Panthers who rushed for a whopping 5 touchdowns over the last two weeks, and Brad Tucker of It’s a Wrap who’s in a league of his own with 8 TD passes, most of the other league quarterbacks have failed to surpass 3 TDPs over two full games. Perhaps this can be attributed to the snowy field and consistent below freezing temperatures, but we can probably all agree that WE WANT TDs next Sunday!
What will next week bring? Week 3 previews are coming up soon, and then we’ll see who really comes out to play on Sunday morning…Stay tuned!
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