‘A’ league plays in downpour

By Eddie Garcia

Eddie Garcia

Staff Writer

DeKALB | You can still feel the energy in the air after Thursday night’s flag football double header with Omega Delta (0-2-0) versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-1-0) and Sigma Alpha Mu (2-0-0) versus Tau Kappa Epsilon (1-1-0).

Omega Delta lost to Sigma Alpha Epsilon in a 27-20 thriller as it came down to the final minutes of the game. The game began with Timothy Mack, Omega Delta senior quarterback, throwing a deep pass on the third play of the game for a touchdown. The momentum continued for Omega Delta, as they led the first half with a 13-7 lead.

Despite the sudden downpour of rain, Sigma Alpha Epsilon answered back with their junior quarterback Jerome Minick, who led both teams with three touchdown passes, beginning the second half with a pass to the corner of the end zone for a touchdown.

Both teams traded touchdowns until Sigma Alpha Epsilon took the lead in the final two minutes of the game to secure the 27-20 victory. Minick dedicates the win to solid defense and said, “I believe this game gives us a chance to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.”

In the second game of the flag football double header, Sigma Alpha Mu shutdown Tau Kappa Epsilon in a 19-0 victory. Sigma Alpha Mu began their dominance with offense as they were able to throw a deep touchdown pass on the first play of the game.

Defense was the main focus of this game as Sigma Alpha Mu consistently stopped their opponent’s offense leaving them with incomplete passes and very few yardage gains. 

Ray Smith, Sigma Alpha Mu senior wide receiver, said he believes their prior experience will allow them to have success this year.

“We tried our hardest,” Smith said. “We gave it our best. We came out here like we wanted it, like we were hungry for a win.”

The Greek “A” league tournament heats up with some entertaining competition going into week three as Evan Scholars (0-2-0) match up against Alpha Kappa Lambda (0-2-0) and Sigma Nu (2-0-0) faces Phi Kappa Theta (1-1-0) 7 p.m. tonight on the outdoor recreation fields one and two.