Matos, Rasslan give Bears a winning edge

Flying high after handing the now (10-1) Colts their first defeat, the (4-6) Jets turned their sights to downing the (1-8) Bears as they wrapped up week 8 of the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag Football Jr. Division campaign. Trailing 16-14 after the Bears hit their mark with TDs by David Matos and Mariam Rasslan followed by 4 extra points by Matos, the Jets seemed a little unfocused in spite of Christian Benson (1 TD, 2 expts) and Anthony Baez (1 TD) trying to light a spark. Using short passes and a “hurry up” offense, the Bears kept the Jets guessing as they built a 28-14 lead as Amir Asouti and David Matos tallied TDs. The Jets finally perked up to make it a 28-26 contest with TD strikes to Aviv Talmor and Jack Kruchkowski. Holding a slim two point advantage, the Bears made it a 10 point game as Matos (1TD) and Rasslan (2 expts) kept piling up points. Down 36-26, the Jets Anthony Baez took flight again for a rushing TD and a two point snare to once again make it a two point game at 36-34, Bears. Searching for a knockout blow, the Bears reeled off twenty two unanswered points highlighted by the efforts of Mariam Rasslan (1 TD, 4 expts) and David Matos (2 TDs) with three key defensive stops by Louai Asouti spurring the Bears to a 58-34 win.

Week 8 Jr. Division

Offensive Player of the Week: Mariam Rasslan – Bears
Defensive Player of the Week: Aviv Talmor – Jets
Teamwork/Leadership Player of the Week: David Matos – Bears