World Class Travel and the Out-of-Towners remained undefeated in Week 7 of the Heritage Affinity AFI league. Both teams finished the first round with 6-0 records and have a bye this week.
World Class Travel defeated Silver Hammers (2-3) 33-12 on Friday at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem and the Out-of-Towners went out-of-time-slot to beat Uncle Bob's Boys (4-2) 37-24 Saturday night, also at Kraft Family Stadium.
WCT is currently the top-ranked Friday team, with the Out-of-Towners in second. World Class Travel has a whopping plus-231 point differential; its average margin of victory is 38.5 points. The Out-of-Towners have a respectable plus-129 point differential. Currently ranked third, Lobos (5-0, plus-149 point differential) will jump over the Out-of-Towners into second if they beat Mass Mutual (2-2) on Friday. Lobos has a mathematical chance of finishing the first round ranked first, but it would need to win by 83 points or more on Friday.
Cleveland Friends (5-0) also kept its perfect record intact with a narrow 14-13 win over Jump Gym (2-3).
Tov Pizza (5-0) and Fairmont Funding (4-0) are the only remaining undefeated Saturday night teams after Klein Management (4-1) edged Pizzeria Efrat (4-1) 13-12. Fairmont Funding's game against Cafe Net was postponed and it will have to play two games this week, while Tov Pizza and Klein Management will go head-tohead on Saturday night in their final firstround game.
After the first round, in which each team plays six games, the top 32 teams - 16 from Friday and 16 from Saturday - will be placed into eight divisions of four teams each. Each of these 32 teams will face the other teams in its division for a three-game second round, hoping to claim one of 16 spots in the Holyland Bowl playoff bracket.
Ziontours, Big Blue remain perfect in Fieldturf WAFI
Ziontours and Big Blue are 4-0 in the Fieldturf Women's American Football in Israel league after posting victories in week four.
While Ziontours cruised to a 28-0 shutout of Boston Friends/Haviva, Big Blue beat Caf Rimon 13-12, scoring a touchdown with under one minute remaining in the game to save its perfect record. The 12 points yielded by Big Blue were the only points it has given up so far this season.
In the other week four games, it was: Diamonds.com 6, Cincinnati Friends 6; and Mishaan Plumbers 50, Pueblo Nuevo Productions 6.
Fiedlturf WAFI Standings after four weeks (wins-losses-ties): Big Blue (4-0-0), Ziontours (4-0-0), Mishaan Plumbers (3-0-1), Jump Gym (3-1-0), Cincinnati Friends (2-1-1), Diamonds.com (1-1-2), Caf Rimon (1-3-0), Boston Friends/Haviva (0-4-0), Eden's Eagles (0-4-0), Pueblo Nuevo Productions (0-4-0).
High schoolers Thunderbolts strike first, never look back
In the High School American Football in Israel league last week, the Thunderbolts upped their record to 4-2 with an impressive victory over the Buckeyes.
The 'Bolts grabbed the lead with a touchdown bomb on the first offensive play of the game. With the loss, the Bucks fell into a tie for third place in the standings with the Chasmo Jaguars, both at 3-2.
Chashmo mounted a heroic comeback to take a late lead against the undefeated Pizza Sababa/Super Deal team, but gave up a score in the final two minutes and fell short 25-20. In addition, Oasis Management won its second game in a row, routing the Dominators 54-13.
HSAFI standings after six weeks: Pizza Sababa/Superdeal (5-0), Thunderbolts (4-2), Chasmo Jaguars (3-2), Buckeyes (3-2), Oasis Management (2-3), Dominators (1-4), Bulldogs (0-5).
Tuesday night co-ed league results and standings
In the Tuesday Night Football League, it was: Kfar Zippori 33, HUC Mullet Men 7; Big Blue 25, Pardes 10; and Josh Shuman PR 67, HUC-YA 0. TNFL standings after Week 5: Kfar Zippori (4-0); Big Blue (4-0); Josh Shuman PR (3-1); Pardes (2-3); HUC Mullet Men (1-3); HUC-YA (0-5).