The Colts (7-3-1) and the Jets (1-9) faced off in a Jewish Community Center of Bayonne’s Junior Division Indoor Flag Football regular season wrap-up bout with the Colts still in the hunt for a first-place finish. The Jets, whether they won or lost, owned the third spot for the next week’s playoff match. The Jets got out to a soaring start as Brian “Hot Wheels” Pipher torched the court for a wire-to-wire TD dash, followed by Devin Herring’s two-point run for a quick 8-0 Jets’ lead. The Colts kept pace as Michael Tedesco hauled in a 30-yard TD toss, then tied the game with a two-point sweep.
Deadlocked at 8-8, the Colts started to pull away as Michael Tedesco took two more TD passes to the house, while Nate Cintron’s two-point plunge made it 22-8, Colts. Trailing by 14, the Jets’ dynamic duo of Devin Herring and Brian Pipher struck again as Herring raced in for a 15-yard TD. Pipher zipped in for a two-point run, making it 22-16, Colts, at the half. Sensing that the Jets were focused on running the ball, the Colts’ defense loaded the box with Da’mien Taylor, Riley Robertson and Michael Tedesco to force a Jets’ safety and increase the Colts’ lead to 24-16. Up by 8, the Colts’ league-leading offense hit paydirt again as QB Christopher Ballance notched his fourth TD pass to Michael Tedesco, making it 30-16, Colts.
The Colts’ scoring frenzy continued as Christopher Ballance showed off his break-away sweep by soaring 35 yards for a TD. Ballance then showcased his sure hands as he tacked on a diving two-point grab to stretch the Colts’ advantage to 38-16. While the Colts piled up the points, the Jets’ QB Kyle Arano kept his squad moving forward with hand-offs to Adam Brash and Thomas Canela. After working the ball to half-court, the Jets ran a head-spinning reverse as Devin Herring scored his second TD. Another reverse sent Brian Pipher around end for a two-point conversion to narrow the Colts’ lead to 38-24.
As the Jets’ offense perked up, their defense got into the act as they trapped the Colts’ ballcarrier in the endzone for a safety, cutting the Colts’ advantage to 12 at 38-26. With the Jets hot on their heels, the Colts finally slammed the door with their second safety and a coast-to-coast TD voyage by Michael Tedesco, who wrapped up his rookie campaign with 210 points on 32 TDs and 18 points via two-point conversions, as the Colts rolled to a 46-26 win.