Submitted by Recreational Sports and Fitness Services
Smith wins Punt, Pass and Kick title
Student Adam Smith captured the inaugural Punt, Pass and Kick title in dramatic fashion by defeating Sean Rose in a “coffin-corner” punt-off Saturday at the Intramural Fields.
Each competitor had three passes, three punts and three field goal attempts to gain the most yardage. Brett Warner captured high honors in the passing category with a 47-yarder. Chris Lee then stunned the crowd with a 42-and-one-third-yard punt to give him the overall lead after two events.
The field goal portion of the competition was unique. Each participant got the chance to kick field goals from three personally selected distances. If that student failed to hit a field goal, he or she received no points, so strategy played a major role. Lee hit a 25-yard field goal to take the lead with only two competitors left – Rose and Smith. Both hit 27-yard field goals to send the competition to overtime.
Rose landed a punt seven yards from the end zone, but Smith managed to sneak a punt down to the two-yard line. Rose lined up for his final attempt and landed his kick just short of the two-yard line, leaving him just inches from the title.
Flag football approaches final stretch of season
With only two weeks left in the regular season of Flag Football, the best have begun to separate themselves from the second tier. In the undergraduate league, the Fockers, Delts and TKE are leading the way on Saturdays. Blood, Kappa Sigma and Thugatorious Hoo Rydaz are also undefeated on Sundays. Blood and Fockers are on a collision course to meet in the finals for the second year in a row (Blood defeated Fockers 13-12 in 2002), but many teams will look to change recent history.
The graduate league features two juggernaut teams, Fu’amata Ma’afalos on Saturdays and Your Mom on Sundays. Barring major upsets, those teams will likely meet toward the end of the graduate tournament.
In the co-recreational league, JT/MM Experience defeated S-CREW, 10-0, last weekend.
In the Saturday league, MJ’s Slumber Party took an early season forfeit but has been dominating ever since. Last year’s league runner-up, Heroes In A Half Shell, is also in the mix.
Women’s flag football returned to GW this year, and the regular season title could be on the line this weekend. Alpha Phi takes its undefeated record into a contest with the Shapiros.