Posts Tagged ‘High School Flag Football’


Flag Football Popularity Rockets because of Girls

March 16, 2010

Flag football is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing girls’ high school sports across the country.
In Broward County, Florida the sport has evolved from recreational leagues to middle and high school programs. And the teams feature talented players who are out to prove that football is not just a sport for boys.

“Flag football has become real popular,” Stranahan coach Bennett Wyche said. “We’ve been taking some girls away from the track programs.”
Since the Florida High School Athletic Association first recognized flag football as a varsity sport in 2003, Broward County has been a dominant force.
The county has produced two state champions (Fort Lauderdale in 2003 and Miramar in 2006) and two state runners-up (Fort Lauderdale in 2004 and Dillard in 2007).

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Basketball Star Found Success in New Sport

June 20, 2009

After being named MVP at Leon High School, Williams has been voted the Tallahassee Democrat’s 2009 Big Bend Flag Football Player of the Year.
Two years ago when Sharonta Williams joined Leon’s flag football team, no one knew how vital she would be to the team’s success — that includes Williams herself.
“I’m better than I thought I was,” Williams said. “It’s not just basketball that I’m good at.”

All- Big Bend FF Player of the Year
Sharonta Williams hopes that younger girls who look up to her will follow in her footsteps and break barriers in all aspects of life.
“It feels good to lead by example,” Williams said. “I hope other girls will follow their dreams and not give up.”

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