2021 Fall Season Week 8 Recap

01 Dec 2021 2:16 PM | HKAFL (Administrator)


2021 Fall Season - Week 8 Recap


During the final week of the regular season, teams faced off to improve their standings heading into the playoffs, with a series of upsets over higher seeded teams.

Lost Boys 22 vs 13 Lantau Buffaloes

The Lost Boys took this match up in a close game that was a one score game until the final moments. QB Bobby Rubino threw 2 touchdowns, both to WR Mat Lee, who joined for the first game this season. Gadget player Chris Woo also ran for a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, Lee also had 2 interceptions. Rookie rusher Abdul Tahhan dominated on defense with 2 sacks and a game changing safety, now leading the league in sacks this season.

The Buffaloes kept the game close but fell short at the end. Rookie QB Kian Baines threw for 2 touchdowns, both to top receiver Rocky Ramos, who closes out his season with 7 touchdowns.

Both the Lost Boys and Lantau Buffaloes finish the season at 2-6 and head into the playoffs as the 6th and 7th seed, respectively.


Hong Kong Football Team 26 vs 20 IcyHots

The Hong Kong Football Team came up with an upset win on a last second touchdown throw from QB Emilio Zhang to WR Ryu Jihyup defeat the IcyHots. Zhang also threw for another touchdown to C/WR Michael Chang. RB Jonny Chia rushed for 2 touchdowns.

The IcyHots, still affected with injuries, were unable to finish their season with a win. 

The Hong Kong Football Team finished the season at 2-6 and will enter the playoffs as the 8th seed, while the IcyHots finish their season at 3-4-1 and will enter the playoffs as the 5th seed.


Samurai Dragons 24 vs 14 Free Agents

In another upset, the Samurai Dragons claim this revenge game victory over the Free Agents after losing to them earlier this season. QB Keisuke Nagai threw for 3 touchdowns, with 2 to top receiver Minoru Nakashima, who overtook the lead for most receiver touchdowns in the league this season. C Masaki Sugawara also caught a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, the Dragons withstood a late second comeback and sealed the victory with an interception return for a touchdown by S Masataka Nozaki.

The Free Agents were led by QB Steve Suh, who threw for 2 touchdowns to WR Travis Gavalis and Roger DeLeon.

Despite the loss, the Free Agents will enter the playoffs as the 1st seed, finishing with a 6-2 record while the Samurai Dragons will enter the playoffs as the 4th seed with a 4-3-1 record.

Ballhawks 19 vs 0 Thundercats

In another rematch, the Ballhawks defeat the Thundercats, handing them their second loss of the season. QB Alex Schultz threw for 3 touchdowns, with 2 to WR Kevin Recco, who returned to the league this season in dominant fashion. WR Mark Brough caught another touchdown. On the defensive side, DB Adam Brough had an interception while R Victor C had one sack.

The Thundercats couldn't get their offense going, especially with top receiver Alexei TwoVeals out of action this game. 

The Ballhawks complete their sweep of the Thundercats during the regular season and enter the playoffs as the hottest team in the league, finishing with a 6-2 record as the 3rd seed. 

Despite the loss, the Thundercats remain as the 2nd seed heading into the playoffs. 



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