Kruchkowski, Benson propel Jets to victory

Battling to the wire the Bears came up just shy of their first victory in game one of their week three JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag Football Jr. Division double-header as they fell 42-34 to the undefeated Colts. Gearing up for the (1-2) Jets, the now (0-3) Bears needed another strong outing by their offense. Getting off to a blazing start, the Jets scored on the game’s first play as the “Jacks Back” show started with Jack Kruchkowski notching a coast to coast TD catch and a two point grab. Moments later, the Jets’ Christian Benson put his squad up 14-0 on a 25 yard TD sprint. After lighting up the score board with 30 points versus the Colts, the Bears’ David Matos stayed unstoppable by reeling in a TD and two point pitch cutting the Jets’ lead to 14-8. Known for his QB skills and sure hands, the Jets’ Christian Benson added speedster to his football resume by torching the court on a wire to wire TD dash with Kruchkowski tacking on a two point catch making it 22-8, Jets. Turning to their own running attack, the Bears’ David Matos raced full court for a TD followed by Mariam Rasslan’s two point haul narrowing the Jets’ lead to 22-16. Kicking off the second half, the Jets took flight with TD tosses to Benson and Kruchkowski and two point passes to Aviv Talmor and Kruchkowski. Falling behind 38-22, the Bears’ defense stepped up by recording a safety making it 38-24, Jets. Playing their best game of the year, the Asouti brothers, Louai and Amir, turned short passes into big plays to setup a 10 yard TD dart to Amir Asouti to claw the Bears within eight points at 38-30, Jets. Putting the bout out of reach, the Jets refueled and soared to a 52-30 win as Benson tallied his forth TD followed by another Talmor two point catch and a full court TD gallop by Anthony Baez.

Week 3 Jr. Division:

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