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Company B Spartans pose after winning the Marine Barracks Washington Flag Football championship. With the win, the Spartans remained undefeated and finished the season 10-0.

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Company B Spartans win Flag Football championship, remain undefeated

9 Dec 2009 | Cpl. Bobby J. Yarbrough

Company B Spartans win Flag Football championship, remain undefeated

Marine Barracks Washington, Washington D.C. —The finals ended in a shootout, but the Spartans of Bravo Company overtook the Guards from Guard Company to claim the 2009 Marine Barracks Washington Flag Football championship Dec. 8.

The finals looked to be a fair match-up between the two football powerhouses, as there was only one loss between the two teams. But it was the Spartans' dynamic air attack that eventually won out over the Guards tenacious defense. With the win, Bravo finished the season undefeated with a record of 10-0.

The game started off quickly for Guard Company as wide receiver Daniel Rhodes scored a touchdown off a 13-yard pass from Ronnie Davis with 15:21 left in the half. The Guards attempted a run play for a two-point conversion, but was stopped short making the score 6-0.

It only took one play from the line of scrimmage for the Spartans to tie the game as Lorenzo “Silk” Williams caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from David Petty with 13:19 left in the half.  The Spartans connected on a point after touchdown (PAT) conversion, taking the lead 7-6.

On their next possession, the Guards marched down the entire length of the field to retake the lead 12-7, finishing the drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Nathan Ihnen. Again the Guards attempted a two-point conversion, but was sacked short.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Guards kicked the ball out-of-bounds, giving the Spartans the ball on their own 40-yard line. Again, it only took one play for the Spartans to score as Kurtis Toppert ran the ball 60 yards for the touchdown. Petty attempted a PAT, but the pass was incomplete, making the score going in to halftime 13-12.

The second half started off slow for both teams. It was the Spartans who were first to attack. With 17:31 left in the game, Williams intercepted a pass from Davis and returned the interception for a 55-yard touchdown. The Spartans attempted a PAT, but was unsuccessful, leaving the score 19-12.

On the Guards next possession, the Spartans defense blitzed the quarterback and the Guards threw a short pass to Rhodes, who ran 41 yards past three defenders before being called down at the 23-yard line. The Guards capped the drive off with a 23-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown. The Guards completed a pass for the PAT, tying the score 19-19.

Both teams traded touchdowns on their next possessions.  But it was the Spartans who sealed the win, finishing with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Petty to Williams to end the game 32-26.