American football in Israel

World Class Travel, Out-of-Towners finish first round undefeated.

american football 298.88 (photo credit: Jay Abramoff)
american football 298.88
(photo credit: Jay Abramoff)
World Class Travel, Out-of-Towners finish first round undefeated 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-to-head on Saturday night in their final first-round game. Cleveland Friends 14, Jump Gym 13 Cleveland Friends' Yitzy Kolb threw two touchdown passes, one to Yossi Faber and the second to Reu Berman, who also picked off a Jump Gym pass. Ami Solow kept up the pressure on defense with five sacks. Other results from Week 7 of the Heritage Affinity AFI: Amigo US 33, Oma's 25; T.C. Farbmans 45, Tivuch Shelly 6; Wizard World 33, Israel 21C 32; Pallorium 33, Joe's Eagles 6; Karelitz 26, Waxman Warriors 26; Norman's 26, Mass Mutual 7; Boston Friends 24, JM in the AM 0 (forfeit); Lobos 40, TLC Communications 8; TLC Communications 63, METV 0; Kesher 26, Meridian Capital 19; Sack Exchange 52, Boston Friends 25; CardiaCare Rehab 38, Cobras 21; Olive 18, Derech Etz Chaim 13; Jerry's Kids 21, Jerusalem Foundation 18; Mass Mutual 20, One Hour Cellular 0; Big Blue 26, D & D Sugar 6. Ziontours, Big Blue remain undefeated 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 Cafe Rimon 13-12, scoring a touchdown with under one minute remaining in the game to save their perfect record. The 12 points yielded by Big Blue were the only points it has given up so far this season. Jump Gym 24, Eden's Eagles 6 Jump Gym quarterback Jesse Zagha threw a touchdown pass to captain Eve Partouche. Partouche also scored on a running play from her own 10-yard line. On defense Annie Montal ran back in interception for a TD. Ziontours 28, Boston Friends/Haviva 0 Ziontours' Emily Neilson was given the game ball after catching three touchdown passes on offense and recording one interception on defense. Yael Hartman registered two sacks, one for a safety, and also caught a TD pass from QB Cindy Scarr. Scarr finished with a total of four TD passes. Extra points were caught by Nadia Levene and Aviva Morgenstern. In the other week four games, it was: 6, Cincinnati Friends 6; and Mishaan Plumbers 50, Pueblo Nuevo Productions 6. 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), (1-1-2), Cafe 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. Thunderbolts 28, Buckeyes 20 Thunderbolts' quarterback Binyamin Teitz threw four touchdown passes, two to Alan Tover, one to Gavi Teitz, and another to Yonatan Halberstat. On defense Aron Schreiber, Gavi Teitz, Alan Tover and Yonatan Halberstat each had interceptions, while Thunderbolts captain Amram "Philly Fan" Sherby recorded four sacks. Pizza Sababa/Superdeal 25, Chasmo Jaguars 20 Quarterback Chezki Bendheim threw for three touchdown passes in the first half and added a fourth to take the lead with under two minutes to play in the game. Touchdowns were caught by Chanan Kupietzky (two), Justin Hess, and Binyamin Greenberg. Dov Goldstein was the difference on defense, stuffing the Jags four times in the final minute to seal the close victory. Oasis Management 54, Dominators 13 A stifling Oasis defense forced the Dominators into five interceptions on the night. In addition, Daniel Klein sacked the Dominators quarterback in his own end zone for a safety. On offense QB Yoel Ross threw five touchdown passes. Three were caught by Shlomo Preiss-Bloom while Klein and Ariel Gilor had one touchdown catch each. 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). In the Tuesday night co-ed 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). For more information on American Football in Israel, visit our Web site,, or contact Jay L. Abramoff by e-mail, jay@israelfootball, or at 054-440-2659 (+972-54-440-2659).