"I am the Great Cornholio!"
Well it ended up being Trevor Hicks and Steven Thompson being the greatest on the UCF campus. We had an awesome field of competitors with 28 teams throwing bags at a board for fun on a Saturday afternoon. Lake Claire proved to be a perfect place to host this event and we hope everyone enjoyed this IM event.
Punt, Pass, and Kicked Off Championship Night
This year we had another great turnout for our punt, pass and kick competition to compliment championship night. The men's division was almost swept by Marcus Jackson of Watch the Throne winning overall yards 166(yd), pass(63 yd)and kicking(61 yd). Andrew Gage took home the punting t-shirt for a 44 yard punt. On the women's side of the event Shannon Steele took home the overall (126 yd) and kicking (50yd) championships. Omaris Cooper won the passing portion with a throw of 44 yards with Megan Edgely rounding out the evening with a punting championship of 36 yards.
Fall Officials Accomplishments
Several UCF Officials traveled to regional Flag Football tournaments over the fall semester and had success representing the UCF program. Congratulations to David Weiland, Richard Shiller, Brittney Shiller, Korey Lane, Greg Singh. Andrew Cox and Andrew Barnard, as they each earned a bid to officiate at the NCCS and ACIS National Flag Football Tournaments.
Cinderella story comes to an end for El Nino
Finals night started with an intense matchup between the 9-3 Bearded Ballers and 7-5 El Nino. It was a team effort from the Bearded Ballers, with three players scoring in double digits. Bijan Hakimian led the team in scoring with 18 points. Mohamed Ahmad and Mohamed El-Menshawi both added 12 points of their own. The gameâ€™s leading scorer, Mark Durant, put up 21 points in a losing effort. Even with Matthew Leggett contributing 15 points of his own, El Nino was downed by Bearded Ballers with a final score of 58-50.
Smokeywear covers Show Me Your TD
Smokeywear continued their dominance in the Co-Rec Final on Tuesday. 10 seconds into the game, Paige Blankenship broke out for a 20 yard run to give Smokeywear the early advantage. Later in the drive, Matt Gowin threw his first strike of the game to Christina Pardinas for 9 pt. touchdown. In the 2nd quarter, Rafael Aquino from Smokeywear intercepted Eric Miller, taking the interception to the endzone, but not before pitching it to Blankenship for another 9 pt. touchdown. In the 4th, Taylor Bieker from Show Me Your TD tried to bring his team back by coming up with a big grab from Miller for a 9pt touchdown. But it wouldn't be enough as Smokeywearâ€™s Shareff Rashad picked Miller for a touchdown and Pardinas caught her 2nd touchdown of the game to put it out of reach. Smokeywear wins 36-10.
Women Lie Men Lie are the Truth in Big Win
In the first Competitive league matchup of the night, defending UCF and National Champions Women Lie Men Lie faced the upstart squad of Forever We Bossin. After an early Marcus Jackson interception, Andrew Galinsky found Jason Kramer for a score and WLML lead 7-0. The Women would get involved in the offense on the next drive, as Cheyenne Jennings connected with Jason Kramer on a 17 yard touchdown pass to put the lead at 17-0. Special teams would also get involved in the action as Brandon Baroody, John Boyle and Charlene Thome all touched the ball on a 74 yard punt return touchdown to put the lead at 27-0. WLML would punch in one more score with 2:43 remaining to push the final score to 36-0 and punch their ticket to the National Flag Football Tournament.
NCCS Regional Flag Football
The 2nd UCF NCCS Regional Flag Football Tournament concluded on November 6th, 2011 with UCF winning Men's and Co-Rec and USF winning Women's titles. Click the link below for a recap of the action.
Swamp Bowl Results
Congrats to the UCF Immortals for winning the 2011 Swamp Bowl Flag Football Tournament. While only two players remain from the 2008 team, the Immortals captured their 4th straight Swamp Bowl by reloading with new talent. Andy Slowik's Hail Mary pass to Ryan Gallo as time expired was the difference in a 25-19 win in the Final. Also congrats to UCF Officials Kylie Ondriezek, David Weiland and Richard Shiller - who all officiated championship games.
Tarasjuma Continues Their Reign as Bowling Champs!
The Mid-Knight bowling champions from last year, Tarasjuma, kept up the streak when the battled again into the midnight hours on October 17th. At the end of the tournament they had a combined score of 2680 with the next closest team earning over 500 less points. Tarasjuma clearly dominated all competition. One of their teammates, Mark Labalbo, won best individual game for a male with a nearly perfect score of 278. The highest girl score was awarded to Allison Jesse who earned a 214.