Justin’s flag football game

Justin had his second flag football game of the year, and although the packers looked to be a pretty well coached team, the outcome was very similar to the first game.  Justin’s team scored on every possession and only gave up one touchdown.  The superstar on Justin’s team  (Dominic) has scholarship written all over him.  He is fast, can change directions quickly and can throw the ball.  On one run he made so many moves that everyone on the sidelines was in awe (sprint, stutter step, run, side step, … )

Justin played all defense again, which is what he prefers.  On one series, Justin got one flag and was in on the other two plays, resulting in a 3 and out.  He got a second flag one or two series later, so it was a pretty good game for him from that standpoint.  I think he is just as happy when he assists on a tackle (OK, it’s not really a tackle, but you get the idea — he traps the ball carrier and one of the other kids on his team pulls the flag). 

The season is very short – they have a bye next week, a double header the following week, and then a game the next week to end the season.  I think they will do playoffs like last year, but I haven’t heard.

Flag Football

Justin had his first flag football game of the year on Saturday (for the Vikings).  His team had a total of about 8 offensive plays the entire game (that estimate might be on the high side unless you count PAT’s).  The superstar from his undefeated team last year is on his team again this year, and was the reason behind the minimal number of offensive plays — hand the ball to Dominic  and score a touchdown. 

Justin prefers playing defense, so this suited him just fine.  One of the first defensive plays of the game, Justin forced a fumble in the backfield (FYI – in this league you can’t recover a fumble, it’s a dead ball).  On the second defensive series, he nearly had a pick in the backfield on a screen pass.  He was pretty pumped about those two plays. 

The other team  scored a total of one touchdown on the day but failed to score on the PAT.  Justin played good on defense, but he’s showing signs of getting better (trying to intercept the screen pass was a very heads-up move).  The coach even had him doing some pass coverage along with blitzing.  Should be a fun season.

BTW – Justin’s team scored on every possession, usually on the first or second play, and then did a pass play for the 2pt conversion (running play is worth 1pt).