Patriots are First-ever Girls Flag Football Champs

Patriots are First-ever Girls Flag Football Champs
Posted on 06/14/2022
The Binghamton Patriots claimed the first-ever Section IV flag football championship, with a big win over Union-Endicott on Sunday, June 12.
Flag football was a brand new spring sport opportunity for Section IV this year, and a welcomed one for students like the ultra-competitive Olivia Ackerson.
“Once I really heard it was going, I got so excited, I probably told every single person I knew,” quarterback Ackerson, a junior at BHS, said.
It was a successful season that could not have culminated with a better outcome.
"To jump into a brand new sport, and ask questions and learn the game, and then win a championship at the end of it, that's just a testament to them," Vaughn Labor, head coach of the girls flag football team, said. "They'll get to say to the girls down the line, in ten, fifteen years, when this is hopefully a state-sponsored sport, we were the first Section IV team, we were the first to do it."
The Lady Patriots started off strong, with a 12-6 lead at halftime, but they dominated in the second half, truly showing the Tigers what they're made of.
"We're a halftime team, we really love to get into our groove and get into it," wide receiver Sugar Williams said. "We were all just hyping each other up, there was a huge conversation where we were like, we've got this. We're better. We're faster. It was just all that."
The game ended with a final score of 26-12. Way to go, girls!
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