Robert Toombs Christian Academy hosted the Lady Crusader Flag Football Bowl on Monday, October 26, 2020 with great success. High school girls were divided between two teams, the Crusader Blue team and the Navy team. The Crusader Blue team was made up of the sophomore girls and the Navy team consisted of the freshman girls and one junior.
To begin the game, the Crusader Blue team won the coin toss and elected to have the ball first, which proved to be a good decision as they scored on their first series. Quick to respond and only three plays later, the Navy team scored on a goal line to goal line run. After each team’s first series with the ball, the teams began to figure out their offense and were able to score a few more touchdowns before halftime.
At halftime, the Crusader Blue team was down by two points but came out strong in the second half holding the Navy team within five points for the first series and tacked on a touchdown. The Navy team then gained its composure and was able to work out their offense to score back to back touchdowns. From there it became a defensive battle and the Navy team scored another touchdown with one minute left to go in the game. The final score was 38-28, with team Navy taking the win over the Crusader Blue team.
Stand out players for the Navy team were junior Ellie Graham and freshman Emmie Davis, although there were others that had big runs and big stops to help out on both sides of the ball. For the Crusader blue team, sophomores Mary Claire Wolfe and Amily Mixon were stand out players. As well as an incredible interception run back for a touchdown by Addie Thompson. Just like the other team many teammates stepped up and made big runs or big stops.
When asked about the game, Manager Courtney Absher said, “I was just so excited with how much fun they had. The parents enjoyed it and the students loved it! I couldn’t have asked for a better night. Most of these girls have never played or participated in anything like this before so it was awesome to watch them. As the game progressed, the girls became more familiar with their position and started to become more competitive. I have no doubt that next year will be even more competitive. It was a great way to kick off the Homecoming week.”
Front Row: Mary-Claire Wolfe, Nicole Acosta, Hanna Nichols, Britton Botelho, Emmie Lynn, Brianna Woods, Caroline Thompson, Rachel Threlkeld, and Marly Dismuke
Second Row: Coach Sebastian Holmes, Addie Thompson, Aly Brown, Marli Dryden, Laejah Robertson, Amily Mixon, Alli Hart, Haylie Kight, Emmie Davis, Ansley Akins, Addison Walden, Ellie Graham, Manager Courtney Absher
Back Row: Coach Kenny Anderson, Tucker Heath, Brian Fitzgerald (referee), Rodger Walker (referee), Coach Rob Moore, Coach Hunter Ennis, Coach Jackson Newton, and Coach Austin Akins