Games We Play: Flag Football

Visiting Boston Celtics general manager Chris Wallace joined AFI officials at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem on Saturday night.

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Visiting Boston Celtics general manager Chris Wallace joined AFI officials at Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem on Saturday night to dedicate the AFI Basketball League's new Red Auerbach Championship Trophy. The half-meter-high trophy was named for the legendary Celtics coach, GM and president, who led the Celtics to a record 16 NBA titles. "It's an honor and a pleasure for the AFI to host Chris Wallace, and to name this trophy for Red Auerbach, a great member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame," said AFI President Steve Leibowitz. Leibowitz thanked Wallace for providing day camp scholarships for underprivileged children and families from the North who came to Jerusalem during this summer's war. For details and registration for the AFI Basketball League, call Yair Smith at 052-286-0076 or e-mail Pizzeria Efrat blanks Travaglini Pizzeria Efrat's ageless quarterback Mordechai Goodman, making his return to the field after missing a year due to a hip replacement, excelled with three touchdown passes as Efrat defeated Travaglini 26-0 in week 5 of the AFI men's contact season at Kraft Family Stadium on Saturday night. The 2006/07 AFI men's contact season is sponsored by and Other results from week 5 of the AFI men's contact season: The Green Mile/IDT Global 50, Shloimy's Kosher World Lakewood 12; Burgers Bar 21, Cafe Rimon 18; Wizard World/Phones4Less 64, Lev Aharon Jerusalem 16; Amigo US 21, Park Family Patriots 19; UGG Australia 43, Roseland Property 6; Bonkers Bagels 14, Mishaan Plumbers/Pizza Sababa 13; Big Butch 57, Moshiko 6; Jump Gym 38, Excalibur 33; SPO Medical 19, J Media Group 12; Team Magen Av 21, The Jerusalem Foundation 7; Chrainzilla 47, Ziontours 27; Camp Merockdim 37, Norman's 18; Big Blue 64, Jerry's Kids 0; Klein Management 20, Refa-na Meuchedet 13; Pallorium 27, Cobras 19; Karelitz 55, Tivuch Shelly 0; Holy Bagel 28, Hadassah Lions 8; and Croton Watches 65, 5T Jewish Times/Elgo 0. Big Blue remains undefeated Big Blue and are the only remaining undefeated teams in the Women's American Football in Israel league after three weeks of play. Big Blue defeated Brovenders 28-18 and routed Dr. Ari Greenspan 65-0 at Kraft Family Stadium on Wednesday night. Other results from week 3: Mishaan Plumbers 34, Trumanettes 6; Mary Jane 32, Nativ 31; Eden's Eagles 13, Klein Management 0; and Hadassah Lions 20, Ziontours 6. Jewish Press comes back The Jewish Press had a slow start but stormed back from a two-score deficit at halftime to beat Hunki's Pizza 26-25 in week 5 of the Yosef Goodman High School in Israel league at Kraft Family Stadium on Tuesday night, November 14. The Jewish Press's Hershel Backrack threw three touchdown passes, including two to Shlomo Preiss-Bloom and another to Elimeir Maltz. Backrack also was on the receiving end of a TD pass thrown by Yoel Ross. Briut Modiin 21, Tankers 19 Briut QB Amram Sherbi threw two TD passes, one each to Binny Yaris and Mordechai Wolfson. Ari Rosenberg returned an interception for a TD. Weitzman 22, Dad they're killing us. Weitzman's Ehud Kashi had three TDs and three sacks, while Uri Cohen had two interceptions. Machon Hartman 18, Iron Men 8 The Hartman defense, which allowed just one touchdown, was led by Micha Weiss with three interceptions. On offense, Boaz Goldshmidt scored a touchdown. Amish Slinkyheads 56, Pizzeria Efrat 6 The Amish Slinkyheads' Amiad Harow connected with six different receivers for eight touchdown passes, including two to Jerry Berkowitz, who also had four of the team's eight interceptions. HUC records first victory of the co-ed season The HUC Runnin' Rabbis upset Kfar Zippori 51-18 to pick up their first victory of the Tuesday Night Football League season at Kraft Family Stadium on November 14. Also last week in the TNFL, it was: Ba'al Shen Tov 38, Pardes 12. For more information on American Football in Israel, visit our Web site,, or contact Jay at or 054-440-0659.