QB Mackenzie Williams leads the King Cobras on a furious second half comeback to beat the Men of Mayhem 32-24 in the Northern Conference wild card game this past Sunday.
"We were very fortunate to get Mackenzie back," said Cobras' team captain Adrian Grandison, "and with our new addition, Brandon, we are better and stronger. We're ready for Ball So Hard University next week."
Grandison finished the game with a catch for 5 yards and four tackles.
The teams traded touchdowns in the first half as Williams found Brandon Moore for a 5 yard touchdown and Men of Mayhem QB Andre Suwuh quickly responded with his own 30 yard strike to co-captain WR Anthony Bohan, but could not convert the point after, trailing 8-6 at the half.
The two teams turned it up in the second half as the Men of Mayhem would come out and tackon two straight touchdowns, including a 61 yard run by WR Odain Brown, to take a commanding 18-8 lead. The King Cobras would answer with a 44 yard touchdown pass from Williams to Moore for his second touchdown to find themselves down 16-18, late in the second half.
All seemed lost for the Cobras, however , when Suwuh would find the other team captain, Sean Chowdhury for a 24 yard touchdown, but again, they could not convert the point after, and kept the game within one score for the King Cobras at 24-16. That's when the Cobras would show tremendous heart and will their team to tie the game with a touchdown catch by WR Kenneth Reed with absolutely no time left on the clock and successful two point conversion from Williams to Grandison to force the first overtime period in the history of QFL Flag Football.
After winning the coin toss, the Cobras would score on an 8 yard touchdown run by Williams, which would prove to be the game winner as the Men of Mayhem would fail to score on their four tries from the 20 yard line."We were optimistic today," said Men of Mayhem team captain Sean Chowdhury, "All of our guys were healthy and we were really clicking on offense, but our defense could not stop the comeback. Best of luck to those guys and I'm proud of the guys for the season we put together and we'll be ready for next season."
Chowdhury finished the game with 2 runs for 32 yards, 3 catches for 33 yards and a touchdown, to go along with an interception on defense.
The King Cobras will move on and face the Northwest Division Champs, Ball So Hard University (7-1) in the Northern Conference Championship game on May 4th at 2pm.BOX SCORE
|Men of Mayhem||6||18||0||24|
|1||Mackenzie Williams pass complete to Brandon Moore for 5 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mackenzie Williams to Daniel Reid good)||0||8|
|1||Andre Suwuh pass complete to Anthony Bohan for 30 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Andre Suwuh no good)||6||8|
|2||Andre Suwuh pass complete to 1 Efrain Malave for 6 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Andre Suwuh no good)||12||8|
|2||Odain Brown runs for 61 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Andre Suwuh no good)||18||8|
|2||Mackenzie Williams pass complete to Brandon Moore for 44 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mackenzie Williams to Kenneth Reed good)||18||16|
|2||Andre Suwuh pass complete toSean Chowdhury for 26 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Andre Suwuh no good)||24||16|
|2||Mackenzie Williams pass complete to Kenneth Reed for 12 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mackenzie Williams to Adrian Grandison good)||24||24|
|OT||Mackenzie Williams runs for 8 yards. Touchdown! (Two point conversion pass by Mackenzie Williams to Brandon Moore good)||24||32|