Defence likely to dominate flag football finals on Friday
by Randy Pascal
If recent history tells us anything, do not expect a whole lot of scoring when the Marymount Regals and Confederation Chargers meet on
Friday night at the James Jerome Sports Complex to decide SDSSAA flag football Division "A" supremacy.
Not only did the teams play through four scoreless quarters one year ago, before Marymount scored a touchdown in overtime to secure a sixth straight city
crown, but a regular season rematch just a few weeks back came down to a single in the final few minutes, lifting the Chargers to a 1-0 win.
In fourteen combined games this fall, the teams have combined to allow a grand total of two points against. Those numbers include semi-final shutouts on
Tuesday, as Confederation blanked the Lo-Ellen Park Knights 7-0 while Marymount squeezed past the Lockerby Vikings 3-0.
The Chargers rode a touchdown from Caitlin Ross and the ensuing convert from Amelia Masterson-Pinedo to victory, while the Regals needed a
first half field goal from quarterback Allie Weiler to secure their triumph.
The Division "B" final, which kicks off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, will pit the Horizon Aigles opposite the St Charles Cardinals. Horizon
knocked off Valley East rivals Bishop Carter Gators 7-0 while the Cardinals overcame an early touchdown in defeating the St Benedict bears
Vincenza Zulich hauled in a four yard TD pass from Julia Jodouin to open the scoring for the Bears, with St Charles drawing even and moving
ahead in quarter two. Emma Dionne got her team on the board with an 18 yard run, also making good on the convert, and then connected with receive
Sabrina Folz on a 36 yard pass and run for a major, upsetting the #1 team in regular season play.