2021 Fall Season Week 5 Recap

28 Oct 2021 2:41 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)

2021 Fall Season - Week 5 Recap

As we approach the halfway point of the 2021 Fall Season, Week 5 included some exciting games with close calls and upsets!

Lantau Buffaloes 20 vs 13 Lost Boys

The Lantau Buffaloes claimed their first win of the season in a close victory against the Lost Boys. The Buffaloes were steady on offense and kept control of the clock throughout the game. QB Jay Ma threw for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another. Center Thompson Harun caught his first TD of the season. Defensively, Tyler Chew had an interception and several key 5th down stops against the Lost Boys.

The Lost Boys kept this one close but fell short at the end. QB Chris Woo threw two touchdowns to WR Steve Safarowic and rookie WR Vic Baracco. This game brought both teams to a 1-4 record heading into the bye week.

Samurai Dragons 37 vs 12 Hong Kong Football Team

The Dragons dominated this game, continuing to showcase its high power offense each week. QB Keisuke Nagai threw for 4 touchdowns, with 3 TDs to top receiver Minoru Nakashima. RB Hector Cheung caught another TD, his second in consecutive weeks. Defensively, WR/DB Takaki Sakagami was all over the secondary, with 2 INTs and returning one of those for a touchdown.

The Hong Kong Football Team couldn't continue their winning streak from last week. Rookie QB Emilio threw for 2 touchdowns to WR John Helkamp and Ryu Jihyup. 

The Hong Kong Football Team heads into the bye week at 1-4 while the Samurai Dragons enters slightly below .500 at 2-3.

Free Agents 43 vs 14 IcyHots

The Free Agents took this game against the injury-ridden IcyHots. QB Steve Suh continues his strong season, throwing for 4 touchdowns and rushing for another. Top WR Travis Gavalis and WR Roger DeLeon both caught 2 TDs, while gadget player Chelsea Hammerschmidt threw for her first TD of the season. Defensively, the Free Agents were dominant with 3 picks. WR/LB Alton Chow led the team with a sack and an INT return for a touchdown.

The IcyHots were missing a few key players, including QB Tyler Treece. WR Ken Chu filled in at QB, throwing for 1 touchdown to WR/LB Arya Demehri, who also caught an INT return for a touchdown.

The Free Agents remains undefeated heading into the bye week, while the IcyHots look to improve their seeding with a 3-2 record.

Ballhawks 19 vs 18 Thundercats

In the closest scoring game of the week, the Ballhawks took this game with an upset win over the Thundercats. The Ballhawks were led by QB Alex Schultz and his 3 touchdowns, tossing 2 to QB/RB Brandon Little and another to WR Adam Brough. WR/DB Craig Karnitz recorded the only INT of the game.

The Thundercats were missing a few offensive players, which ultimately affected their gameplan against the Ballhawks. QB Fred Davies threw for 3 TDs to three different receivers, while on the defensive side, LB Jonny Kuilderd had 2 sacks.

With the upset win, the Ballhawks improved their record to 3-2, while the Thundercats suffer their first loss of the season, now holding a 4-1 record.

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