2011Oct 4

Saturday Night Lights-Flag Football 2011

2011 SPAD Flag Football Champions!!

By SPAD Blogger Adam Johnston

The 5th annual flag football tournament was a touchdown for SPAD and everyone that participated. The tournament battled through terrible weather conditions on opening day, with the temperature being as cold as 3 degrees mixed with nearly constant rain. The event coordinators kept the atmosphere light often joking about the playing conditions. With the consistently terrible weather that seems to always follow flag football weekend, the tournament could be renamed as the “Mud Bowl”.

All 12 teams played 3 games on Friday, with the top 8 moving on to the playoffs on Saturday. The action began with the quarterfinals at 3:30, allowing the participants to rest up from Friday night’s shenanigans, and concluded with the final game under the lights with an 8 o’clock kickoff. The final game showcased a team filled with 2nd and 3rd year SPAD students against a team of Laurentian University flag football studs. Needless to say, the SPAD students were outmatched and lost in convincing fashion with a 35-14 defeat. The victors were awarded with 12 tickets to the Toronto Argonauts game on October 21st 2011.

2011 SPAD Flag Football Runners Up

Individual performances were recognized with $25 gift certificates to Buzzy Brown’s for both the male and female MVPs. Melanie Roque took home the female honours by consistently embarrassing defenders all weekend, most notably, nearly breaking the ankles of SPAD’s very own Alex “Pillows” Haystead with a great juke move. Kyle “Tornado” Richey, a second year SPAD student, won the male MVP award, making a mockery of many defenses by spinning his way through them.

Here’s to hoping for a ray of sunshine for the flag football tournament in 2012.

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