Game Time league finishes eighth season with record number of players
July 23, 2022
By Rob J. Ross
ST. THOMAS - The Untouchables were just that.
Vance Glanville made four interceptions, two for touchdowns, leading the Untouchables to a 27-6 win, in the senior final, for Game Time flag football, at Parkside Collegiate.
Logan Hill and Logan Antolak, also found the end
zone, while Antolak, Max Daniels and Brianna Vandersar, each caught a pass for a
Gage Lincoln also had a interception.
Wyatt Green put the Goal Diggers on the board, with a touchdown.
Sandy Glanville and Lisa Vandersar, coached both the Untouchables and the Rebels, the intermediate champions.
The senior game was one of three division finals, to conclude the eighth season of the league.
"We felt there was a need for kids who don't play tackle football. First season, we had 60 kids come out and this year we have 180, with a wait list," said Paul Chapman, the man behind the creation of the league. "Our whole focus is about kids having fun. It's not about being super competitive. But kids are, it's football, but we try to keep those politics that show up in youth sports out of our league."
There are three divisions, senior for Grades seven and eight students, intermediate for Grades four to six and junior, for Grade one to three. Teams consist of seven to 10 players, with five on the field at a time. The field is 60 yards in length by 30 yards in width.
The season goes May to late July.
"We have an evaluation day at the beginning of the season. We try to keep the teams as evenly matched as possible," Chapman said. "It's a lot of fun watching kids who haven't played football before play."
Games are two 20 minute halves. A team takes possession of the ball at its' own five-yard line and has three plays to cross mid field. Once across mid-field, a team has three plays to score a touchdown. If a team fails to cross mid-field, or score if across mid-field, the opponent takes over possession of the ball, at its five-yard line.
"We keep it light hearted. We keep it all about the kids," said Chapman. "Our main focus is everybody has fun. Then they want to come back next year."
Volunteers officiate and coach teams.
"We have great volunteers that help referee," said Chapman, adding with a laugh. "I have my wife, son and daughter referring with me. They didn't sign up, but they got roped in."
More info at Game Time Flag Football.
In the intermediate final, Creed Green had both TDs, as the Rebels beat the Bills, 14-7.
Led by three TDs from Drew Shaw, Mean Machine got by the Irish, 25-20, for the junior crown. Tommy Hitch also had a TD, while Cal McCoubrey, caught a one-point pass and made an interception.
Colsen De Waele, Derek From and Hudson Ballantyne, scored TDs for the Irish, and Cohen Birmingham, had a two-point convert.
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