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Allatoona Flag Football vs Marietta Flag Football on November 2, 2020 - Acworth, GA. Credit - Chrystal Moore.

Behind the Scenes of Flag Football

Written by Newspaper Staff Reporter Lexie Hunter

Flag Football is among the newest sports here at Allatoona, but the team is growing and doing very well despite being newer. The girls on the team normally practice four days a week and have games most weeks. Practices start at 4:00 pm and run until 6:00 pm. Their practices start with stretching to make sure no one gets injured, and then they start throwing the ball to get their arms warmed up. At the beginning of practices, they also do flag pulling to see what their offensive and defensive line can do. Near the second hour of practice, they finish off with plays and scrimmages, moving around each spot to get a good idea of every spot on the field.

Sophomore Shelby Baxley says, “The most difficult part, I would say, is getting the plays and executing them the way they should be executed. My favorite part of practice is flag pulling because it is something the whole team does as an offense and defense, and it is very competitive.” Veteran player, Abby Adams, says “Flag Football is so fun because you get to make friends you never would have otherwise. It’s such an amazing environment. It’s really cool to have athletes from other sports come together for Flag Football.” Abby would “definitely recommend joining this rewarding sport next year! It’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of such a supportive and positive team!”