Green Team players Tyriek W. and team captain Sean C. set the turf ablaze on Sunday at the First Preseason Open Scrimmage, taking turns at QB en route to a 32-24 victory over the Blue Team, racking up over 390 yards of offense against the Blue Team.
The win is the 2nd of this preseason as a team captain for Sean C., who previously led the Giants Fans team to a win last month in the First Annual Giants Fans vs Jets Fans Flag Football Scrimmage for Men's Health Awareness.
"The game was a lot closer than the score indicated," said Sean C., "The guys in this league are good, we're gonna have our hands full come the start of the season."
Sean finished the game with 6 of 10 passing for 95 yards, one touchdown and one interception, 10 rushes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns, and also added 5 tackles on defense.
For the second game in a row, Sean had to lead his team back from a halftime deficit as Mike G., captain of the Blue Team, scored twice on QB keepers from 19 and 12 yards out respectively, to boost the Blue Team to a lead 14-6 at the half. The Green Team got the ball to start the second half and that's when Tyriek W. exploded, catching a short pass and running the distance for a 57 yard TD, then throwing a deep bomb to WR Cody W. for a 61 yard TD, and adding a 10 yard TD run late to put the Green Team up for good with a 26-16 lead before a 93-yard pick six by Mike G. closed the gap to 26-24 with under two minutes to play. Sean C. elected to not leave anything to chance and secure the win for the Green Team with a 40 yard TD run in the closing seconds of the game.
Tyriek W. finished the game with 2 of 7 passing for 66 yards, one touchdown and one interception, 7 rushing attempts for 81 yards and a touchdown, and 4 catches for 86 yards and 1 touchdown.
"It's tough to lose a close game like that," said Mike G. "We had a tremendous group of competitors on the Blue Team today, offense and defense, we left it all out on the field, but we didn't play well enough to win. Hats off to the Green Team, they came ready to play today, and I can't wait to get another shot at some of these guys when the season starts."
Mike G. finished the game with 1 of 8 passing for 30 yards, 7 runs for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns, and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, on defense.
The next event, scheduled to take place this Sunday at 10am at Roy Wilkins Southern Queens Park, is the QFL Free Agent Combine, where players who wish to join the league as free agents, can participate in various drills and record their statistics in the hopes of being acquired by a team captain to play for a team. For more information, please visit the league’s website at www.qflny.com.BOX SCORE
|Blue Team||Green Team|
|1||BLU run by Mike G. for 19 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Mike G. to Chris G. is GOOD)||8||0|
|1||GRN run by Sean C for 18 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD)||8||6|
|1||BLU run by Mike G. for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Mike G. to Chris G. is INTERCEPTED by GRN Sean C.)||14||6|
|2||GRN pass by Sean C. to Tyriek W. for 57 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt is INTERCEPTED by BLU Chris G.)||14||12|
|2||BLU Opponent 2 Pt conversion attempt INTERCEPTED and returned to end zone by Chris G.||16||12|
|2||GRN pass by Tyriek W. to Cody W. for 61 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Sean C. to Cody W. is GOOD)||16||20|
|2||GRN run by Tyriek W. for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Sean C. to Bryan L. is NO GOOD)||16||26|
|2||GRN pass by Sean C. to Cody W. INTERCEPTED by BLU Mike G. at BLU 7 returned 93 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. (2 Pt conversion attempt from Chris G. to Mike G. is GOOD)||24||26|
|2||GRN run by Sean C. for 40 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.||24||32|