By Blake Penfield, Sports Writer
Intramural flag football season is about to begin at ACU, and 50-60 men’s and women’s teams will finally get their chance to duke it out at Larry “Satch” Sanders intramural fields for the coveted championships.
Both Rec league and Champ league teams will be playing three days a week and the first games will start Monday.
Games will be played at the start of every hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first week and for the rest of the season games will start at 5 p.m. and be played as late as 11 p.m.
“I can’t wait for the games to start because it’s always fun,” said Brooks Norman, junior English major from Dallas and member of Galaxy. “Especially with all the Novas around-it makes it a lot more fun.”
Last year a new rule was added that permitted players to jump with the ball, this year intramural director Danny Kittley said there are no new additions to the rule book.
The men of Gamma Sigma Phi were last year’s men’s Champ league champions with a record of 8-1, and they believe they are favored to win it again.
“Last year, we had a great team,” said GSP quarterback Hutton Harris, senior journalism major from Sulpher Springs. “We had a lot of teamwork in every category. We didn’t have a selfish team last year; that’s why we won,”
With two new players to its team and only one player lost from last year’s team, GSP could be the favorites for the championship this year, but championship this year, but
Kittley said he sees no reason to crown GSP as the favorite to
“I don’t have a favorite until I can watch the teams for a game or two,” Kittley said. “Sub-T will be really tough this year. They have a lot of good athletes in the group I’ve seen and Galaxy and GSP are always very strong.”
On the women’s side Second Wind, a team made up of ACU faculty and coaches is the returning champions. Kittley said that he expects 20-25 women’s teams to participate in the
Whoever the favorite teams may be, Harris said he is excited
about the competition.
“You live in Texas and Texas is the biggest football state
in the country,” Harris said. “Everyone can’t play tackle and
flag football’s the next best thing. Everyone really enjoys it. You come out and play football, and people watch you and make noise, and your friends are playing on the other team and you want to be competitive. All that together really makes flag football the best sport we have here.”