According to the Citizen of https://ws.cps.coop.dk/ East Alabama’s Mark Clark, Central’s team includes A’zariah Benton, Addyson Gessner, Ansley Deaton, Ashley Rogers, C’Nia Ford, Dane Ferguson, Kate Powell, Gracen Corbett, Gracy Patterson, Harmonie Thomas, Ja’Niya Garrett, Jaidaiya Wright, Jaliyah Kelly, Kensley Messer, Mariah Jones, Miracle Washington, Moniya London, Shermonica Brown, Siany Watkins, Talia Johnson, Tammaria Edmonds, Tearteauna Stallion, Veyonca Frank, Victoria Colon and Yasmine Ross.
Smiths Station’s team will be led by tennis coach and assistant volleyball coach Megan Larsen, who won two intramural championships in a sorority league and a co-ed league as a student at Auburn University.
The Lady Panthers held tryouts in May and had 45-50 athletes sign up to participate beforehand.
Larsen told the Citizen of East Alabama’s Michael Newsome that she hopes to establish flag football teams for the younger students in Smiths Station to really help the sport thrive in the years to come.
“I want to make flag football big, and I want to try to get the elementary schools involved and to apply for grants to get footballs and flags to get the program started at that level,” Larsen said.
Opelika will be led by girls soccer coach Jaclyn Button, who played intramural football while at Auburn University. The team held tryouts in mid-May.