Green Valley junior Jazlyn Camacho (15) makes an interception against SECTA in the flag football game at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_VerduzcoGreen Valley junior Jazlyn Camacho (15) makes a tackle against SECTA's Emily Sepulveda (14) in the flag football game at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_VerduzcoGreen Valley junior Jazlyn Camacho (15) looks to make a defensive play against SECTA in the flag football game at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_VerduzcoGreen Valley junior Jazlyn Camacho (15) makes a tackle against SECTA's Emily Sepulveda (14) in the flag football game at Southeast Career Technical Academy in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_VerduzcoGreen Valley junior Jazlyn … [Read more...] about Jazlyn Camacho stars both ways for Green Valley flag football
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Clay Williams shied from being interviewed. As most coaches, he wants the focus to be on his players. But in many ways, the Federal Way Thunder wouldn’t exist without people like Williams. Someone has to set the example to show sports aren’t for a specific gender, race or ability and that a competitive fire can be a universal trait. Special Olympics USA Games Seattle | July 1 – 6 More info Special Olympics CEO Timothy Shriver: 'We are taking a stand for inclusion' With history-making sponsorship deal, this track duo pushes for inclusive definition of 'athlete' Unified teams like this Federal Way football squad epitomize Special Olympics spirit Calkins | Sure, I'll jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet if it brings this many Special Olympics smiles It’s a reason Williams, 30, first became a partner in unified sports and now is volunteer coaching the Thunder, a unified flag football team vying for a medal in Special Olympics. Williams is one of Team … [Read more...] about Unified sports teams like this Federal Way flag football squad epitomize Special Olympics spirit
Mike Organ Nashville Tennessean Published 2:32 p.m. UTC Jun 14, 2018 Quarterbacks in the American Flag Football League Tournament include Vince Young, Michael Vick and Danny Wuerffel. And then there's Chris Hughes. The same Chris Hughes who is coach of the Fairview High football team. The same stocky 50-year-old Chris Hughes, who is 5-foot-8 and weighs 215 pounds, is not very mobile and never played football in high school or college. ► More: Fairview High players, coach takes center stage at Region Football Banquet Yet Hughes has turned out to be one of the best of the bunch in the 7-on-7, NFL-sponsored tournament. He's led the Mean Machine, a team comprised of local players, to the final eight, some big earnings and the chance to win $1 million more. To call the Mean Machine an underdog is an understatement. And Hughes was the reason it was overlooked early on. "I had to apply three separate times before they finally let us in," … [Read more...] about 50-year-old QB from Fairview leads team deep into NFL-sponsored flag football tournament
Staten Island teams have dominated in PSAL Flag Football play since the program's inception in 2012. In fact, an Island squad has captured the city championship in five of the first seven seasons, including the last three. And, when Susan Wagner and New Dorp locked horns for all the marbles last week, it marked the first time two Island squads advanced to the championship game in the same season. If you missed it, the Falcons won their second title in three seasons after defeating the gutty Central Cougars 18-8 in the title match. As we said, the Island has dominated. And now that there's another season in the books, SILive.com would like to know who you think was the top offensive player from Staten Island during the 2018 campaign. Not surprisingly, there's a host of candidates, including: Susan Wagner quarterback Jillian DeGeorge (1,626 passing yards, 195 completions, 35 TD passes); Tottenville quarterback Jamie Quadrato (1,377 passing yards, 185 completions, 23 TD passes); New Dorp … [Read more...] about Poll: Who was Staten Island’s top offensive player in flag football this season?
As fewer parents sign their kids up for tackle football in school and youth programs, Naperville Park District has joined a growing list of youth-centered organizations that will offer flag or touch football this fall.Director of Recreation Brad Wilson said the park district always is looking to add new recreational sports programs and flag football is a becoming more popular for boys and girls.“We felt there is an interest,” he said. “And it’s a great opportunity to get kids introduced to football.”Wilson said registration information for its new flag football league for kids ages 6 to 14 was posted online this week and included in the summer program guide.As the park district began weighing the possibility of adding flag football, local schools were considering a similar move.Last month Naperville District 203 and Indian Prairie District 204 independently announced they were eliminating tackle football at all their junior high/middle schools and … [Read more...] about Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents’ fear of concussions grows