Co-Rec Flag Football Fall 2008

Axis II Ballers

Anita Christie, Linda Chung, Michael Constantino, Sarah Kozey,
Michelle LaBoda, Mark Manning, Ross Miller, Brian Mullen, Kevin O'Fallon, Gabrielle Papineau, Karen Riska, Elizabeth Russell

Championship Game Summary
Axis II Ballers 26, Team No Name 8

Coming into the 2008 co-rec flag football season, the Axis II Ballers looked again to be the favorite to take home the title.  After all, they hadn’t lost a game in three years and were two-time champion. After Axis II actually lost a regular season game to Heartbreakers, a stunning 27-21 loss, there appeared to be a chance for the rest of the league. Team No Name, with a 4-1 regular season record and two playoff wins, looked to upset this team that was experienced in championship play. Axis II Ballers got the ball first and put it in the endzone on the second play of the game, a touchdown pass from Mike Constantino to Sarah Kozey for a quick 9-0 lead. As quickly as the offense scored, Axis II was also ready to play defense, with Mike Constantino intercepting the ball on Team No Name’s first offensive series.  Axis II quickly scored again, this time on the arm of Anita Christie who threw the touchdown pass to Constantino for a 19-0 lead. Just when it looked like the rout was on, Team No Namegot right back into the game with a deep strike from quarterback Tim McGrath to Tom Caprarella to make the score 19-6. Axis II applied pressure on the quarterbacks for Team No Namethroughout the game, causing havoc for them near the line of scrimmage. In addition, a lot of pass attempts were batted down by the quick Axis II front line. As the teams went back and forth in the second half exchanging defensive stops, time was running out for Team No Name. Axis II did a good job of getting first downs and holding onto the football, thus limiting Team No Name’s possessions.  With four minutes left in the game, Axis II broke through again with a touchdown pass from Constantino to Brian Mullen. With the score 26-6 and one minute left in the game, Team No Name’s rally attempts proved futile. Mullen intercepted a pass near the goal line to seal the victory. Although Team No Nameadded a safety for two points, Axis II hadthe game well in hand. Axis II Ballers dominated the game to take home their third consecutive co-rec championship 26-8. 

Team No Name
Daniel Amelin, Tamra Brennan, Katherine Campion, Thomas Caprarella, Alyssa Cooke, Nicholas DiLeo, Thomas Gallagher, Ryan Kelly,
Kristina Landau, Conor McDonough, Timothy McGrath, Stephanie Miller, Meghan O'Malley, Anders Overstrom, Mark Rocheleau, Carolyn Romano, Maria Rougeau, Alexander Scovell, Matthew Wilder