Edna Karr Wins High School Girls Flag Football League Championship
Edna Karr High School defeated McDonogh 35 High School 12-0, and made their way to the top spot in the 2013 Girls Flag Football League, defeating the reigning champions for the past three years. Four area high school teams made it to the final playoff round that was played Monday night at Tad Gormley Stadium: Landry – Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, Edna Karr High School, and Eleanor McMain High School. As the winning team, Edna Karr will be recognized during the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints game Sunday, December 8th in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The league began in the Fall of 2010 as part of an initiative created by the NFL, in conjunction with USA Football, to provide an opportunity for high school girls to play football and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Beginning on September 9th of this year, teams from Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, Dr. King Charter School, Eleanor McMain High School, Algiers Technology Academy, Landry – Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, McDonogh 35 Senior High School, Edna Karr High School, Lake Area New Tech Early College High School and Warren Easton Charter High School competed for top honors in City Park every Monday. League Partners include the New Orleans Saints, USA Football, NFL Flag, Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, and Demo Diva, who provides a DJ for each game as well as athletic shorts for each team.
As part of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation’s efforts to make the Girls Flag Football League program about more than just athletics, the girls on each team also participate in a GPA contest. At the end of the Fall Semester, the team with the highest overall GPA will receive a special prize relating to the annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
Risa Hall, Director of Community Relations for the GNOSF, said that all of the girls involved will be victorious, not just the winning team. “This program has done so much for the young girls in our community, from educating them on how to keep themselves healthy, to motivating them to keep their grades up. Its programs like the Girls Flag Football League that continues to make an impact in our community, and I look forward to seeing this league grow in the coming years.”
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