Green Team captain Mackenzie W. shows why he is the cream of the crop of this year's free agency class at the Second Preseason Open Scrimmage, quarterbacking his team all the way and accounting for all three of his team's offensive scores en route to a 30-12 victory over the Blue Team.
"We went out there and played our hearts out," said Mackenzie, "We executed in key situations and we got the victory in the end. We have a talented set of free agent football players and they will find a home and make their mark in this league during the regular season."
Mackenzie finished the game with 13 of 18 passing for 252 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions and also added 2 rushes for 63 yards..
The game was close until the second half as turnovers came back to haunt the blue team in the end. The Blue Team, who scored with 1 second to go before the half on a spectacular 4th down grab by Mike G., got the ball to start the second half and that's when Kevin W. intercepted a pass and returned it 33 yards to the house. However, Sherwin K. took the reins at quarterback and drove the Blue Team down the field late, finding Danzel M. for an 18 yard score which closed the gap to 16-12 early in the second half. As any good captain would do, Mackenzie elected to not leave anything to chance and secured the win for the Green Team with two consecutive scoring drives that ate up the clock and put the Green Team up for good.
"It's simple," said Gregory Y., team captain of the Blue Team, "They made plays when it counted and we didn't. I'm real proud of the effort that our guys put forth, and we learned a lot from this game to take into the regular season."
Gregory finished the game with 3 catches for 24 yards and added 4 tackles on defense.
This event concludes the preseason for QFL Flag Football, who starts regular season play on February 9, one week after the Super Bowl. Time is running out for teams and free agents to join! The last day to get in is January 19th. For more information, please visit the league’s website at www.qflny.com.BOX SCORE
|Blue Team||Green Team|
|1||GRN pass by Mackenzie W. to Tyriek W. for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Mackenzie W. to Darren M. is GOOD)||0||8|
|1||BLU pass by Jeffrey J. to Mike G. for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD)||6||8|
|2||BLU pass by Jeffrey J. INTERCEPTED by GRN Kevin W. at BLU 33 returned 33 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Charlesworth B. to Collin W. is GOOD)||6||16|
|2||BLU pass by Sherwin K. to Danzel M. for 18 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD)||12||16|
|2||GRN pass by Mackenzie W. to Kevin W. for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD)||12||22|
|2||GRN pass by Mackenzie W. to Charlesworth B. for 25 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Mackenzie W. to Subage R. is GOOD)||12||30|