Nova Scotia Flag Football League WEEK 3 UPDATE

Nate Slawter

Week 3 FNL Wrap Up

Week 3 of the FNL was an exciting one! There were a lot of great games and great effort put forth by the players in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions. The Varsity division saw many of their games decided in the final minutes; while the JV division had a wild shootout between the Wolverines and Eagles.

Players of the Week (Varsity Division)

21’ QB Will Chisholm put on a show on Friday night by throwing 10 touchdown passes. The QB was accurate throwing the short ball and when stretching the field. The QB’s favorite target on the night was 22’ WR/DB Zion Brown, who hauled in 4 touchdown grabs. The Black Flags are proving to be the team to beat in the Varsity division and if Chisholm keeps putting up these big numbers, they may just roll through the division.

Player of the Week (Junior Varsity Division)
25’ WR/DB Karter Melvin showed his stuff on Friday night by hauling in 4 touchdown passes from 25’ QB Landon Tomlin. The WR made several impressive catches on the night and could not be stopped by the Wolverines defense. Although the Eagles did not come away with the win; Karter Melvin showed grit and determination on both sides of the field by making highlight reel plays all night.

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Varsity Round Up

The night began with the return of the Pumpkin Heads as they took on the Knights. The Knights were eager to get in the win column and it showed as they pressed the issue with a fast-paced offense that was able to put up 34 points on the night. The Pumpkin Heads were in the game right until the final minutes as a result of big games from 21’ WR/DB Ethan Ash, QB Craig Tabor and new addition OL Tyson Stevens. Stevens really impressed on the night as he repeatedly made stand out athletic plays; despite being a lineman in a passing league. In the end The Knights were able to secure the victory over the Pumpkin Heads 34-27.

Flight took on the Shorty’s in the second game of the night. Flight took control of the game early, using stellar 21” WR/RB Cameron Hunt to stretch the field and 23’ WR Jonathan Seeton underneath. 23’ QB Dante Gabrielli had both players clicking as he connected with Hunt for 5 touchdowns on the night and Seeton had a play of the night candidate, when he secured a short pass and weaved his way through defenders for the score. The Shorty’s fought back all night and showed why they are a force to be reckoned with in the Varsity division; despite much of the team being in the class of 24’. 23’ RB Jerraylin Jordan showed up in a big way on Friday night, brining in 2 touchdown receptions and helped keep the Shorty’s in the game. 24’ DE/RB Jayden Maclean also added 2 touchdowns for the Shorty’s who just fell short; losing 55-49 to Flight.

Next up was the Plum Squad versus the Gators. Both teams were missing key pieces of their respective teams, but it still made for a great matchup. The Plum Squad were led by 21’ WR John Lilly, who had to play quarterback on the night. Lilly did not disappoint as he threw for 5 touchdowns and hit Ryan Brockway on the last play of the game to steal the win over the Gators. The Gators were also missing their starting QB but received an outstanding performance from 23’ QB Jack Gillan. The QB came out of nowhere to throw for 6 touchdowns and had great chemistry with 24’ WR Jake Wambolt, who had several catches and hauled in 2 touchdowns. This was the third game in a row on the evening that went down to the wire with the Plum Squad pulling out the win 33-27.

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The most anticipated game of the night was between the Young Lions and Big Truss. There was plenty of top talent on display as Big Truss features standout players such as 21’ DB Keandre Jollimore, 21’ DB Connor Mccormick, 21’ WR Keiler Purcell and 23’ WR Nate Slawter, to name a few. The Young Lions had their hands full with Big Truss but were able to jump out to an early lead when 24’ QB Cohen Carter connected with dependable 23’ WR Chase Martin for the opening score. 23’ RB/WR Noah Banks did his best to keep the Young Lions in the game, pulling down 2 touchdowns and making several catches during the contest. It wasn’t enough though as the Young Lions could not overcome the high-powered talent on Big Truss; ultimately taking the loss 50-40.
The last game in the Varsity Division saw the Black Flags take on the Spider Pigs. The Black Flags jumped out to an early lead and never looked back; defeating the Spider Pigs 67-30. The Black Flags received major games from 21’ QB Will Chisholm who threw for an unheard of 10 touchdown passes on the night and 22’ WR/DB Zion Brown reaped the benefit of his QB’s night, by bringing down 5 of those touchdowns. The Spider Pigs did not have much success on the night but 21’ WR Kye Swansburg showed up on the stat sheet as usual, bringing down 2 touchdown passes from 21’ QB Oscar Rodney.

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Junior Varsity Round Up

The night started off with the Misfits shutting out the Badgers 27-0. The Misfits bounced back in a big way after suffering defeat the week before. QB Olivia Thurier was back to her normal consistent self, by throwing for 4 touchdowns. The Badgers are a small team but show heart every time they step on the field. The Badgers will look to pick things up in the second half of the season for the all-important push for the playoffs.

The Chicks with Picks were up next and moved to 2-0 with a 9-0 win over the Hawks. The Chicks with Picks have yet to allow an opponent score on them this season and appear to be hitting their stride early in the FNL season.

A nice matchup was up next when the undefeated No Excuses took on the Late Arrivals. No Excuses continued their dominance in the JV Division as they took down the Late Arrivals 27-0. 24’ QB Gian Abdi threw for another 3 touchdowns and the No Excuses defense continues to impress and they shut out another opponent. The Late Arrivals are newcomers to the league and with their talented roster this match up may look a bit different in a few weeks.

The last game of the night was the most exciting game as it was a pure shootout between the Wolverines and the Eagles. The game went back and forth with 25’ QB Landon Tomlin throwing for 6 touchdowns in the contest. 25’ WR Karter Melvin helped his Eagles QB out by bringing down 4 of those touchdowns and adding some stellar hustle defense. Not to be outdone, 23’ ATH Romario Jamarsh tossed 4 touchdowns of his own; connecting with his favorite target 23’ TE Fynn Houston for 2 of those scores. The performances put forth by Jamarsh and Houston helped lead the Wolverines to the narrow 48-42 win.

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