Football / Swarm Squeak Past Kings, Rebels Roll Over Troopers

The Rebels’ 70-0 blowout produces league records for the quarterback and his favorite receiver.

Rick Blumsack

The Be’er Sheva “Travel Leaders” Black Swarm pulled out a 16-14 victory on the final play of the game over the Jerusalem “Sarel Tours” Kings last weekend, while the Judean “Orli Print” Rebels routed the Petah Tikva “Glanelm” Troopers 70-0.

The Black Swarm game was dominated by defense, with each team scoring one defensive touchdown and one safety in Israel Football League action.

Sandro Kalandadze was the difference-maker for Be’er Sheva; he racked up 22 tackles including five tackles for a loss, two sacks and a blocked punt for a safety. Mike Viselli led the Kings with seven tackles, including four sacks.

In the other game the 70-0 score is a bit misleading when it comes to the first half. The Trooper defense held the Rebels scoreless in the first quarter, but after halftime the floodgates opened. Avrami Farkas threw 28-for-40 for 351 yards (a new league record) and six touchdowns.

Four of his touchdown passes were caught by Gideon Reiz, who caught 16 balls for 212 yards (both league records), while Dani Eastman caught eight balls for 107 yards and two touchdowns. The Rebels also benefited from interceptions returned for touchdowns by Eastman and Jeremiah Jelski.