Islanders suffer first defeat losing to the
Barnstormers in overtime 37-31 in the NCFL NFC
FRANCISCO - JUNE 6: Paki Gordon stands on the
field in disbelief, following a shocking 37-31
season-ending overtime playoff defeat against
the Central Coast Barnstormers on June 6, 2009.
Photo by Bryan Tan/PACIFICA ISLANDERS
San Francisco, Ca.
The Pacifica Islanders suffered their first loss
of the season Saturday against the Central Coast
Unfortunately, their first loss came in the
second round of the playoffs. The loss
eliminated the Islanders from the Northern
California Football League title.
The game turned out to be an offensive game,
with the Islanders falling short in overtime
37-31. The game was played last Saturday at City
College of San Francisco.
With the win, the Barnstormers win the National
Football Conference and will play for the NCFL
championship against North Bay Rattlers Saturday
The Barnstormers came ready to play and executed
The Barnstormers had only one turnover compared
to the Islanders' three, and that turnover came
after a Barnstormer defender intercepted an
Islander pass but then fumbled while returning
Early on in the game the Islanders missed a
field goal and an extra point attempt which came
back to haunt them later in the game.
The Barnstormers on the other hand executed on
all field goals, extra points and two point
The Barnstormers' passing game was their main
game plan and attack, led by quarterback Bryan
Smith who guided the Barnstormers to victory.
"The Islanders thank their sponsors and fans for
all their support this season," said Brian
Martinez, President, Pacifica Islanders. "Even
though this loss is very hard the Islanders will
work to get better and be back for the 2010
season and onto next year's challenge."