Flag football teams reaching record levels in 2009 season

It is another exciting year for intramural sports, with flag football kicked off this week. There were a few rain showers, but that did not stop athletes from pulling those flags. Flag football has 110 teams competing this year, which is the highest participation in years.”Flag football is the most extreme sport in the fall,” said Account Clerk II Jerry Keeton, “while basketball is the most intense in the spring.”

Tennis also started this week. On Oct. 3, disc golf is set to take place for its annual weekend tournament at Cane Creek Park. Disc golf consists of a two person team, and the deadline to sign-up is Oct. 2. Soccer is the next sport on the agenda, begining Oct. 12. The deadline to sign-up is Oct. 7.

Every sport will start at its normal time, with the exception of softball, which will begin earlier this year. Softball starts on March 15 in hopes of fewer rain cancellations than last year.

“Men’s Pro and IFC league are highly competitive and have always been in the past. There are a couple open women’s league teams and PHC teams, that when it comes down to it, they take care of business,” Keeton said.

To kick off the school year, the intramural staff hosted a cook out for anyone who was interested in intramural sports. PJ’s Pizza provided pizza and breadsticks, while the intramural staff grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. A field day took place after lunch, which included a corn hole tournament and a homerun derby.

“We’ve got a good bunch of kids working for us this year,” Keeton explained. “Everything is going extremely well.”

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