First Game of the 2021 Fall Season

20 Sep 2021 9:24 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)

The HKAFL kicked off its season this past Sunday with all 8 teams vying to start their seasons with a win.

Thundercats 32 vs 6 Samurai Dragons

The Thundercats (previously Revengers) and the reigning league champions faced off against the Samurai Dragons. Both teams lost some players during the summer off-season, including new quarterbacks manning the helm this year. Sporting a new name, the Thundercats emerged victorious with a 32 - 6 win against the Samurai Dragons. New Thundercats QB Fred Davies had 3 TDs, hitting receivers Thomas Man for 2 TDs and Alex Galbraith for another. They were equally dominant on the defensive side of the ball, with Jonny Kuilderd's 2 Sacks and Alex Galbraith 2 Ints, returning one of them for a TD.

The Samurai Dragons were led by QB Masataka Nozaki, who connected his only TD with WR Takaaki Sakagami, who also had an INT on the defensive side of the ball.

IcyHots 20 vs 13 Lost Boys

The IcyHots, who finished in 2nd place last season, won 20-13 in a nail-biter against the Lost Boys. Both teams added a few new players to their teams during the offseason. The IcyHots were led by Tyler Treece, who converted to QB from WR and accounted for 2 Passing TDs while rushing in another TD. Ken Chu led the IcyHots in receiving with 2 TDs while new rookie Wally Her solidified the win with a safety.

The Lost Boys went with the ground game, with 1 rushing TD each for Steve Safarowic and Jake Hung. Alex Verge had 1 INT and Lost Boys rookie Abdul Tabhan had 2 sacks.

Ballhawks 29 vs 13 Buffaloes 

The Ballhawks look to be one of the darkhorse teams this season, and most certainly so while adding size, height and speed with several newcomers to both sides of the ball. Led by QB Brandon Little, the Ballhawks led comfortably with a 2 TD lead for the majority of the game.

The Lantau Buffaloes were led by QB Jay Ma, who connected for 2 TDs to receiver Rocky. WR/CB Ralph led the defense with 1 INT.

Free Agents 32 vs 6 Hong Kong Football Team

The last game of the night was between veteran team Free Agents and Hong Kong Football Team, who joined the league last season with a combined roster of former Flying Bills and Roughriders players. Free Agents were led by new QB Steve Suh, former Revenger who joined the Free Agents during the offseason. Steve embraced his new role on a new team, with 3 passing TDs on offense and 1 INT return for a TD on defense. WR Travis Gavalis led the league this week with 3 receiving TDs. The Free Agents were equally impressive on the defensive side of the ball, led by Chris Delvecchio with 2 INTS and Janet Zeldin with 3 sacks.

The Hong Kong Football Team open this season with an almost new team, having only 3 returning players from last season. The team was led by new recruit Emilio at QB, who connected for his only touchdown with team veteran receiver Ady Adefris, who also had himself an INT.

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