OFS Retro slips past Dynasty for flag football title

from staff reports

   The Fall Flag Football League finished its tournament last weekend. A champion was crowned as OFS Retro, in the league's ninth year, became the first team to go undefeated in the regular season (9-0) and tournament (3-0).
   OFS had to beat a tough Dynasty team, which had won its first Spring League title this year, 39-38, in the championship contest.
   In the early games, team Dynasty defeated the Lightning Bolts 69-8 to advance to the title tilt. The Bolts were dealt a short hand, as they were missing their starting quarterback, Steve Pinnell.
   Game 2 saw the first-year Re-runs match up against OFS Retro, with Retro winning by a score of 44-24 to set up a title match between the top two seeds.
   OFS handed Dynasty its only loss, 38-37, in regular-season play.
   Due to the rain that fell the previous three days, the field conditions for the championship were not very good as puddles were found just about everywhere.
   However, the game was set as Dynasty took on the OFS Retro men, who were trying to put an exclamation mark on their season.
   OFS took the ball down the field and scored on its first possession, then converted the two-point conversion. Dynasty also marched down the field and scored, but the conversion failed.
   Both teams drove up and down the field in the first half, scoring often before the half came to an end with Retro on top, 20-12.
   The game saw only one two-pointer, from OFS, in the first half.
   In the second half, Dynasty took the ball down the field and scored, plus it had success on the two-point play, tying the ball game at 20-20.
   Dynasty's defense then came up big with a five-play stop, giving it the ball back. The offense took over and scored for a 26-20 lead.
   From there, OFS took the ball and scored, tying the game back up. The next possession for both teams saw them score, pushing this nip-and-tuck affair to 32-32.
   With under five minutes to play, Dynasty moved the ball down the field and scored for a 38-32 lead, putting the team in good shape.
   OFS took the ball for what everyone thought would be its final time with only 2:32 to play, but three quick passes from MVP quarterback Billy Etter led Retro down the field on a three-play scoring drive, making it a 38-38 game.
   Deciding to go for only one with 1:53 remaining, OFS converted to get the upper hand.
   Dynasty then took the ball on the 5-yard line. Missing the first pass, but completing their second and third, the offense marched down to the Retro 16. On fourth down, with just 53 seconds remaining, a pass across the middle at the 2 was intercepted by Etter, clinching the championship.
   The Parks and Rec. would like to thank all sponsors, teams, players, fans and officials for making this season a great one.