How have I missed this? Girls flag football has arrived and we can see it here in the Southern Tier. Last year, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced that they will be running a pilot program for a girls' flag football season.

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The idea behind it is that it gives a chance for another girls' sport during the spring season when there are fewer options than in the fall.  Section IV would be one of six participating regions.

Participating High Schools In Section IV Girls'  Flag Football

On April 23rd, seven schools gathered at Chenango Valley High School for the first time to scrimmage each other. Teams from Binghamton, Chenango Valley, Horseheads, Ithaca, Norwich, Owego, and Union-Endicott participated with help from Super Bowl Champion and former New York Giant Rich Seubert.

Chenango Valley High School hosted this season’s opening event which featured competing teams; Chenango Valley, Horseheads, Ithaca, Norwich, Binghamton, Owego, and Union-Endicott. Athletes at the event were able to gain new knowledge and skills of the game from area coaches and Super Bowl champion and former New York Giants lineman Rich Seubert.

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

The Section IV girls' flag football season began on April 30th and the uniforms that are wearing have been donated by Nike. The response to this new high school sport has been positive and the young ladies seem to be having a good time.

UE Girls Flag Football
UE Girls Flag Football

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