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2004 WBC Report   

  2005 Status: pending 2005 GM commitment

Harry Flawd, PA

2003-04 Champion

2nd: Devin Flawd, PA

3rd: Dan Dolan Jr, NJ

4th: Devin Flawd, PA

5th: Pete Putnam, PA

6th: Jeff Finkeldey, OH

Event History
1993    Kurt Litscher      16
1994    Mark Potter      16
1995    Mark Potter      16
1996    Harry Flawd      19
1997    Harry Flawd      15
1998    John Ellmann      16
1999    Harry Flawd     20
2000    Harry Flawd     30
2001    Devin Flawd     20
2002     Bill O'Neal     28
2003     Harry Flawd      42
2004     Harry Flawd      38


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Harry Flawd

PA

04
114
 2. Devin Flawd

PA

04
  77
 3. Bill O'Neal

NY

02
  48
 4. John Ellmann

MD

01
  22
 5. Dave Buchbinder

PA

03
  18
 6. Ray Stakenas II

MI

03
  18
 7. Derek Landel

NJ

02
  16
 8.  Dan Dolan Jr

NJ

04
  12
 9. Jason Levine

NY

03
    8
10. Pete Putnam

PA

04
    6
11. Greg Barry

VA

01
    6
12. Michael Cook

VA

01
    4
13. Bill Place

PA

99
    4
14. Jeff Finkeldey

OH

04
    3
15. Dennis Nicholson

NY

03
    3
16. Bruno Passacantando

CT

02
    2
17. Bruce Reiff

OH

00
    2

Past Winners

Kurt Litscher - WI
1993

Mark Potter - PA
1994-1995

Harry Flawd - PA
'96-97, '99-00, '03-04

John Ellmann - MD
1998

Devin Flawd - PA
2001

Bill O'Neal - NY
2002
 


Beating the Spread ...

The 2004 tournament showcased 38 coaches vying for the coveted trophy.

In the AFC heat, after some nail biters, a missed 21 yard FG, and two Jacksonville teams squaring off against each other, we had a perfect 32 team field dwindle to four - a pair of New England teams, Baltimore, and Jacksonville. Devin Flawd took his NE team against John Sheehan's Jaguars and came away with a hard fought 13-9 victory, while Harry Flawd's Ravens picked off Pete Putnams' Patriots six times en route to a 35-7 win. In the AFC title game, the Ravens clawed to a 34-22 win and the first berth in this year's Super Bowl was filled by the defending champion.

In the NFC heat, another 22 coaches (including 18 returneees) were narrowed down to four with Devin's Lions, last year's Super Bowl runner up, Jeff Finkledey's Packers, Dan Dolan Jr.'s Cardinals, and Bill O'Neals' Bears. Devin used timely runs and turnovers to defeat Jeff 41-27, and the classic ending of the tourney came in the other semi-final. O'Neals' Bears were clinging to a 12-6 lead with 20 seconds left and the Cardinals on the 11 yard line. Dan threw the medium pass and got his needed yards for a TD, but Bill still got to throw his dice. ...the defense was positioned correctly, the roll needed to be a 1-2-3 or 4 and the Bears move on.. Alas, Bill tosses the dreaded "5" and Dan takes home a 13-12 win. In the wee hours of the morning Sunday, Devin took his Lions to the title game once again with a 32-22 victory.

The Super Bowl was a father-son repeat affair. With his son already holding three plaques and threatening a grand slam, dad could just not allow the fourth to happen. It took all his special plays and bag of tricks, plus Jamal Lewis ripping through the defense for 203 yards,. But the outcome was still in doubt with 4:00 minutes remaining and Baltimore clinging to a 16-11 lead. The Lions forced a Raven fumble on the Raven 21, but the Ravens recovered and chewed up some clock, kicked a FG, and took home a 19-11 win and dad's sixth WBC wood. Household bragging rights are safe for another year, but its getting harder and harder.

 GM      Harry Flawd  [10th Year]   2826 Blacksnith Way, Lancaster, PA 17601
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