Flag Football

Frisch Cougars Grab Top Playoff Spot in Regular Season Finale

Cougars top seed in Myra Kraft division after wins over the TV Hedgehogs

Action from last weekend's AFI flag football league.
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The AFI Men’s Flag Football League playoff bracket is set, as the league concluded its regular season with a slate of games that finalized the league’s seeding.

In a mild surprise, the upstart Frisch Cougars grabbed the top seed in the Myra Kraft division, finishing off a 15-3 regular season with 13-12 & 24-7 wins over the TC Hedgehogs.

In the Ezra Schwartz division, both TYA and MMJ won convincingly – over the Killer Bs and Long Island Smokers, respectively – but neither team could displace the Tzionim, who grabbed the top seed in the division by virtue of their sparkling 16-2 record.

However, neither Frisch nor the Tzionim could lay claim to the best record in the league. That honor went to two-time defending champs the Briut Modi’in Thundermuffins, who lost one game all year (to DEC) en route to a 17-1 regular season.

The top-32 team bracket is thus set, with teams from all three divisions matching up with dreams of going to the Holyland Bowl.

And right off the bat, several matchups are eye-catching.

Longtime league mainstay DEC will have its hands full with the Bruschis, who are led by star WR Gabe Leifer. The TABC Storm, in a downward spiral since QB Rami Levine left, tangles with Mercaz, which is also missing its starting QB.

BB4L plays veteran Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., while the Big M.A.C.S. face a stern test from Chaikel Travel, and Joey’s Lobos face a formidable LI Smokers team looking to pull the upset.

It should be an exciting weekend.