October marks the time of Autumn, with hoodies, warm apple cider, and of course, football! At Patton Campus, this can mean only one thing – the annual PA DeMolay Flag Football tournament. Held October 17 – 19, Flag Football 2014 was another great tournament.
Starting early on Saturday morning, teams from all over the state picked up the pigskin and readied themselves. With 12 Chapters participating, it took all day on Saturday to determine a winner. All of the Chapters showed excellent spirit and displayed brotherhood both on and off of the field.
As the day progressed, the teams hashed it out on the gridiron, with members of small Chapters filling in on other teams to boost their rosters. As the day came to a close, the event really heated up with Carlisle Chapter facing off against George Washington Chapter for the title of Champion. Interestingly, Carlisle is a spin-off of George Washington, so this was a real grudge match of Brother against Brother! After some long, tough games, Carlisle Chapter was able to pull out the win for the this year’s event!
Final standings are as follows:
1st - Carlisle
2nd - George Washington
3rd - Erie
4th - Chester Pike / Freedom / Reading
5th - Templar
While the Championship is the prize most coveted, lots of other awards were passed out to recognize those that put forth a valiant effort. They included:
Spirit Award – Westmoreland Chapter
Ironman Award – Christian Bogans of Pilgrim Chapter
Most Valuable Player (Offense) – Ben Cole of Carlisle Chapter
Most Valuable Player (Defense) – Ben Talhem of Carlisle Chapter
Most Valuable Coach – Alex Swift of Northeast Chapter
Congratulations to all of our competitors and we look forward to seeing you at our next PA DeMolay Athletic event!