Benson leads as Jets take flight

Facing each other to close out the regular season, the (2-8) Bears and the (4-7) Jets had one last chance to prep for their JCC of Bayonne Jr. Division Indoor Flag Football playoff bout. Taking to the air, the Jets took an 8-0 lead as Christian Benson snared a 30 yard TD grab followed by a two point catch by Jack Kruchkowski. Trying to keep pace, the Bears’ David Matos hauled in a long TD toss making it 8-6, Jets. Kicking into high gear, the Jets quickly built a 22-6 advantage as Kruchkowski reeled in a goal to goal TD strike followed by Aviv Talmor’s 10 yard TD dash and a two point catch. With their passing attack bottled up, the Bears turned to their ground game as Matos sprinted wire to wire for a TD making it 22-16, Jets. Boasting a solid running game of their own, the Jets pounded the court for two rushing TDs as Toni Rivada and Christian Benson each raced to paydirt while Talmor’s two point grab put the Jets up 36-12. Down by a heap, the Bears countered with a pair of 20 yard TD runs by David Matos and Amir Asouti to cut the Jets’ lead to 36-24. With the pesky Bears once again nipping at their heels, the Jets put the “pedal to the metal” as two TDs by Christian Benson and a TD pass to Kruchkowski exploded the Jets’ lead to 54-24. Staring at a 30 point deficit with just three minutes remaining, the Bears used short tosses to Mariam Rasslan and Louai Asouti to work the ball into the “redzone.” With time running out, the Bears hit their mark as David Matos notched a TD and two point grab but the Jets would prevail for a 54-32 victory.