AFI women's and men's highlights

The 2005/06 Fieldturf Women's American Football in Israel season began last week with a record 10 teams.

AFI game 298 (photo credit: J. L. Abramoff/AFI)
AFI game 298
(photo credit: J. L. Abramoff/AFI)
The 2005/06 Fieldturf Women's American Football in Israel season began last week with a record 10 teams. In its second fall/winter season, the 5-on-5 non-contact league has grown quickly and now includes about 100 players. On the first day of games, Cincinnati Friends and Big Blue recorded convincing wins. Big Blue 51, Eden's Eagles 0 Yael Freedman scored Big Blue's first four tochdowns, including an interception return. After Michal Berns opened the second half with an interception, Ahuva Oddenheimer scored a touchdown. In her first game, Sara Shemesh recorded an INT. Freedman then stepped in for starting quarterback Shana Sprung and threw Sprung a TD pass. Techiya Granot tiptoed into the endzone after she intercepted an Eden's Eagles pass. Big Blue capped the scoring in the last few seconds when Freedman threw another TD pass to Davida. Ziontours 24, Cafe Rimon 0 Ziontours QB Cindy Scarr threw a touchdown pass to Esti Mandel, and converted two extra points to Ora Blank and Yael Hartman. Mandel also ran back an interception for a TD. Also in the first week of the Fieldturf WAFI, it was: Cincinnati Friends 33, Boston Friends 0; Jump Gym 19, Pueblo Nuevo Productions 6; and Diamonds 12, Misha'an Plumbers 12. Twelve teams remain undefeated in the Heritage Affinity AFI After week 4 of the Heritage Affinity AFI men's contact league, 12 teams are still undefeated. World Class Travel, Lobos, The Out-of-Towners and Misha'an Plumbing all recorded victories on Friday and are all at 3-0 after playing half of their games in the first round of the regular season. World Class Travel surged to the top of the standings following a 70-0 rout of Israel 21C, which gives the team a 143-12 overall point differential. While 3-0 teams Tov Pizza, D & D Marketing, D & D Sugar and CardiaCare Rehab had byes this weekend, Pizzeria Efrat, and Big Blue all won Saturday night to improve to 3-0. Tov Pizza still tops the Saturday night standings with a 139-7 point differential. Pizzeria Efrat 39, Derech Etz Chaim 20 Pizzeria Efrat's Yosef Goodman threw four touchdowns and ran in for a fifth score. Amir Kronberg caught a TD pass and also threw for a touchdown. Aryeh Weinstein had three TD receptions, and Joe Cohen had one. Other scores from week 4 of the Heritage Affinity AFI: World Class Travel 70, Israel 21C 0; Silver Hammers 25, Amigo US 20; The Out-of-Towners 49, Forefingers 0; Joe's Eagles 40, Tivuch Shelly 13; Misha'an Plumbing 32, T.C. Farbman's 18; Waxman Warriors 58, Wizard World 7; Pallorium 38, Karelitz 20; Lobos 37, Travaglini 13; Dani Harow 37, Jerry's Kids 32; Kesher 46, METV 6; Meridian Capital 32, Cafe Net 6; Cobras 22, Seidemann & Mermelstein 19; Big Blue 25, Olive 0; Uncle Bob's Boys 53, The Jerusalem Foundation 27; 37, One Hour Cellular 6; Mug Club 27, Canaan Studio 14. In the second week of the Tuesday night co-ed league, Kfar Zippori (2-0) defeated HUC/Billy Tiep (0-1) 33-14 and Pardes (1-1) recorded a 14-0 victory over HUC-YA (0-2). The two HUC teams will face off in a school "derby" on Tuesday, November 22, at 9:30 p.m. at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem. For more information on American Football in Israel, visit, or contact league coordinator Jay L. Abramoff at or 0544 402 659. Send your comments >>
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