In Oxford, Mississippi, the Ole Miss Rebels aren't the only football team in town. The Oxford Park Commission heads a youth flag football league every fall.Young men ages 6 to 14 are welcome to participate. The boys get to play one game a week for 10 weeks. The season wraps up with a championship game between the top two teams in each age division.
This youth flag football league is co-sponsored by the NFL, inc. in a program called NFL Flag. In fact, each team is named after a team currently competing in the NFL.
According to the Oxford Park Commission, the flag football program is designed to teach young men teamwork, sportsmanship, and football skills. Each team is coached by a volunteer coach, and all of the games are played at FNC Park located on Old Sardis Road in Oxford, Mississippi.
The young men participating in this league look forward to their weekly games and the chance of possibly playing in their division's "Super Bowl." This year's Super Bowl took place two weeks ago and highlighted the best teams of the season. In the most popular age group, the 10-12 year old division, the Bears took on the Giants in a high intensity match-up.
To see a re-cap of this game, check out the video below.