AFI ready to kick off 25th year of playoffs

Flag Football: 32 teams to compete for the American Football in Israel’s coveted Holyland Bowl title.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
January 3, 2013 23:46
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Big Blue takes home trophy

Flag Football Champs 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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American Football in Israel’s men’s flag football league completed its 25th regular season and 32 teams now enter a playoff system for the coveted Holyland Bowl title.

After 14 regular-season games, Big Blue came out on top of the standings with 12 wins and two losses. Rounding out the top 10 were Derech Etz Chaim, Segwayz, Catering Eitan, and Bagelsbergs (all at 11- 3), 48ers (10-2-2), Chicago (10-3-1), Mevaseret (9-2-3), Packer West (10-4), and Dhani’s Bowties (9-4-1).

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The modified format to whittle the top 32 down to the top 16. The Holyland Bowl bracket is played over three weeks and sees the top 32 play according to rankings in week one. Then in week 2 the teams that go 1-0 and teams that go 0-1 play each other.

Those eight teams that go 2-0 move on to the top 16 and those that go 1-1 play each other for the last eight spots.

The remaining teams outside of the top 32 also play in a separate bracket. Each playoff bracket culminates in a bowl game – the Holyland Bowl, Moshiko Bowl, Jerusalem Sports Medicine Cup, Yitz Fink Medics Cup, Myra H.

Kraft Cup, Jerusalem Foundation Cup. Catch all of the action at Kraft Family Stadium.

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