Games We Play: Holyland Bowl playoff field narrows

Six out of the eight second-round division winners advanced to the Holyland Bowl Heritage Affinity AFI playoffs quarterfinals.

In the first round of the Heritage Affinity AFI playoffs, six out of the eight second-round division winners advanced to the Holyland Bowl quarterfinals (CardiaCare Rehab, Tov Pizza, Pallorium, Big Blue, Misha'an Plumbers and Seidemann & Mermelstein). With Klein Management and Croton Watches also reaching the final eight, only two Friday teams (Pallorium and Misha'an Plumbers) remain in the picture. Waxman Warriors, D & D Sugar, Fairmont Funding, Meridian Capital, T.C. Farbmans, Pizzeria Efrat, Oma's, and Olive recorded victories in the playoff bracket that leads to the Terem Bowl in memory of Dr. David Applebaum. Teams in other playoff brackets had byes last weekend. Big Blue women cruise in first-round playoff game The top-seeded Big Blue squad played near-flawless football to shut out Eden's Eagles 31-0 in the first round of the Fieldturf Women's American Football in Israel league playoffs. Also last week, the Ziontours Flyers thumped Cincinnati Friends 46-12. In a minor first-round upset, the fifth-seeded team knocked off fourth-seeded Cafe Rimon 37-0. The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday evening. Kfar Zippori wraps up perfect co-ed season Two-time defending Tuesday Night Football League champion Kfar Zippori finished the regular season with a perfect record after beating Big Blue 19-0 last week. With one week of the regular season remaining, Big Blue and three other teams in the co-ed league are fighting for three semifinal spots. Josh Shuman PR, which beat Pardes 18-13 last week and plays HUC Mullet Men this week, has clinched at least the No. 3 seed. Pardes has finished its regular season and is currently in fourth place.