Dominate in final game of season.
Pacifica finishes regular season undefeated,
beating the first year Stallions 58-6 at home.
DBs Ronald Hargraves (#28) and Erik Hubbard (#0)
combine on coverage, breaking up a pass. The
Islanders defense held the Stallions to only six
points in a 58-6 rout as the Islanders finish a
perfect 10-0 regular season. Photo by Bryan
Pacifica, Ca. - The Pacifica Islanders have
finished the NCFL regular season undefeated, but
now have a much higher goal in mind- the NCFL
The Islanders wrapped up the regular season at
home hosting the South Bay Stallions. The
Stallions came looking to upset the the league
leading Islanders, but the Islanders were too
determined to let that possibility come to
light, as they defeated the Stallions 58 to 6.
Quarterback Scott Burke, who led the team to
victory, would complete a three touchdown
performance. Burke connected with wide outs Dre
Kelley and Donyelle Crain, both on eight yard
scores, but Burke's highlight play would come to
receiver Nick Iano on an amazing sixty four yard
reception and score.
The Islanders running game would make sure to
show their impact as well, led by a powerful
offensive line, dominating the entire game on
both running and passing plays. The Islanders
offensive line made their running backs jobs
alot easier, with Robert Tago turing in a
notable peformance with 4 de-cleating blocks.
Running Back Jason Harrison who had 127 yards on
just 12 carries, including three touchdown runs
of 8, 45 and 50 yards, would lead the way for
the offense. Calvin Edwards added another
touchdown and 68 yards of his own. Backs
Harrison and Edwards continue to play great ball
and have huge momentum going into the playoffs.
The Islanders defense continues to be a squad
that opposing teams do not want to line up
against. They play extremely well with each
other and make putting points up on the board
very hard for offenses. The defensive lineman
put consistent pressure on the quarterback.
Lineman Michael Togafau met the quarterback
frequently racking up 3 sacks and finished with
10 tackles. The secondary definitely doesn't
make it easy on quarterbacks, not giving much
room for passes.Vao Suesue denied a Stallion
pass by intercepting it and returning it for 45
yard touchdown return.
Islander fans were able to enjoy a great
half-time peformance by local band "The
Thrashers" a rock band consisting of Pacifican 8
year olds. They performed 5 songs total- one
being an original song. The Islanders continue
to be a community oriented team, striving to
support local programs as well as the people
within the network of the Islander family. Ray
Rayo brother of running backs coach Carlos Rayo
is battling something far greater than football,
cancer. This game was a fundraiser for him and
his family, the Islanders were able to raise
over a thousand dollars for Ray, and the
Islanders thank their community for joining in
and supporting this event.
The Islanders enter the playoffs as the number
one seed, and will host the number four seed
Norcal Lawmen May 30th at Terra Nova at 2:00pm.
The Islanders are ready for this new mission,
but can't do it alone and ask that the community
come out and be their 12th man to cheer them on
and move them closer to that NCFL ring.