GB Power Chargers crowned “flag” invitational champions

CHARGE ON — The G.B Power Chargers out-lasted a field of five teams during the recently held Grand Bahama Flag Football League Invitational Tournament held this past August 4-5 at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex. The Chargers are also the League’s current back-to-back champions. (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS)

The 2018 The Grand Bahama Flag Football League Invitational Tournament has come and gone and for the regular season champions, the G.B Power Chargers. They added another piece of championship hardware to their collection.

The Invitational’s championship was decided this past Sunday at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex.
This time the Chargers took on the Buckeye Oilers and the two teams went back and forth down to the wire. The Chargers, however, came away with the 21-14 win over the Oilers to be dubbed this year’s champions. Travis Wildgoose was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The Chargers drew first blood as Chargers’ quarterback Lawrence “Fitty” Woods threw a touchdown strike to Wildgoose to take an early 6-0 lead. The converted extra-point made it a 7-0 lead. The Chargers held that edge to halftime.

The Oilers responded midway through the second half. Bernardo Greene found daylight through the Chargers’ defense to put up six points on the eventual champions. With the extra point, the game was tied 7-7.

Shortly afterwards, the Chargers found themselves back in front after running back Clayton Young ran through the Oilers’ defense to make it a 13-7 game. The extra-point made it a 14-7 Chargers lead.

Then, with the Oilers on their own 30-yard line, Greene received the ball in the backfield from quarterback Drexel Russell who caught the Chargers’ defense sleeping. After a series of moves Greene avoided several Chargers defenders and eventually found his way in the end zone for his second touchdown of the game. The extra point tied the game, 14-14.

With under two minutes to spare in the second half the Chargers found themselves on the Oilers’ 20 yard line. A 20-yard connection between Woods and wide receiver Charles Williams eventually put the Chargers up for good.

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