It may be a matter of bad luck for the winless Cool Runnings, who cannot seem to get off the schneid following a goal line stand in the final seconds by the Men of Mayhem, losing 16-8. 3 out of the last 4 losses for Cool Runnings has come by an average margin of just 4 points.
"It was a gritty win for us," said men of mayhem co-captain Anthony Bohan, "We made some mistakes too, but were able to shut the door on them when it counted and walk away with a victory."
Bohan was stellar on Sunday, finishing with a rush for 12 yards, 3 catches for 32 yards and a touchdown, a single game record 12 tackles and the game winning interception in the end zone.
As with most Men of Mayhem contests, this was a defensive slugfest right from the beginning. The lone Cool Runnings score came in the first half on an errant Pass from Men of Mayhem QB Anthony Oropessa, which landed in the hands of Cool Runnings' Eijaz Khan, who ran it back 32 yards for a pick six touchdown.
The Men of Mayhem would recover in the second half and put together two scoring drives off the hands of Bohan and the legs of power back Chris Gonzalez, who found a crease and rumbled it in from 23 yards out to increase the lead to 16-8. Cool Runnings would run the 2 minute drill to perfection, and after some penalties, finding themselves at the men of mayhem goal line with seconds remaining in the game. New QB Brenden Mackey would then cough the ball up in the end zone to Bohan on the game's final play to seal the deal for the Men of Mayhem.
"It's been a tough year," said Cool Runnings' captain Gregory Young, "We just can't seem to turn it on enough in the second half to come away with wins. We still have two games left and we're mathematically still eligible, but we will fight until the very end."
Cool Runnings must win their date with conference foe BK Storm this Sunday to stay alive in the playoff hunt. The Men of Mayhem can clinch a playoff spot with a win at Average Joe's on Sunday.BOX SCORE
|Men of Mayhem||0||16||16|
|1||Anthony Oropessa pass intercepted by Eijaz Khan and returned 32 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Eijaz Khan to Faiyaz Khan good)||8||0|
|1||Anthony Oropessa pass complete to Anthony Bohan for 20 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Efrain Malave to Sonam Chophel good)||8||8|
|2||Chris Gonzalez runs for 23 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Efrain Malave to Chris Gonzalez good)||8||16|