Hi Toronto Flag Footballers!
What an exciting week of football we had this weekend!
Finally…we were back outdoors on Sunday at Fieldstone and Northview Secondary School for our youth leagues, and both our Adult divisions and our NFL division had jam packed weekends making up for postponed games.
Let’s all hope that the weather holds out for our JCC Chai players, who have regularly scheduled games on Tuesday, and makeup games on Wednesday at Westmount Collegiate Institute.
ON THE FIELD WITH THE ARGONAUTS
On Thursday, some of our TFFL players had the opportunity to take in some CFL action, as the Montreal Alouettes visited Toronto for the first game of the pre-season.
At halftime, our TFFL players had the opportunity to play a mini-game in front of nearly 5000 fans!
We even got a visit from Friend of the League, James Wilder Jr., who was kind enough to pump up the players before they hit the field!
Bonus: The Argonauts won the game, and look great heading into their next pre-season game.
GAME OF THE WEEK
This week’s Game of The Week comes from our “Lower Girls” division, where the Pandas defeated the Marauders in a well contested game.
The game opened with Hannah A. returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown to give the Pandas a 7-0 lead.
Touchdowns from Hannah A. to Leah C., and Josie M. to Beatrice L. gave the Pandas a 21-0 lead, but the determined Marauders tried to claw back before the half.
Roxy W. found Maddie G. near the end of the half to cut the lead to 21-7 and giving new life to the Marauders going into the second half.
However, in the second half both teams played tight, outstanding defence, leading to a scoreless finish, and a game that ended 21-7 for the Pandas.
The Marauders, however, kept their eyes on the real prize… enjoying Timbits with their coaches following the game.
“To excel at flag football, you only have to remember the five F’s,” said Marauder’s coach Amy T., “Football. Flags. Fun. Friendship…and Food.”
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Viggo J., Ravens #45, Junior Division
At the TFFL, we try to spread the love around to all of our age groups, teams, and divisions. It would usually take something really special for two players from the same team to be named Player of the Week in the same season.
I think we can all agree that this catch is something special.