July 22, 2024

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CIF commissioner outlines plans for inaugural girls flag football championships

Players from Woodbridge and University exchange handshakes after a flag football game last season. (Photo: Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone).

It was the first season of girls flag football as a CIF-sanctioned sport last year.

This fall, the sport is expected to grow in popularity and be highlighted by the inaugural Girls Flag Football Championships at the end of the season. There were not enough teams last year to have a championship event last year.

“We anticipate our first tournament being divided into four divisions with 32 team brackets in at least three of those divisions,” CIF Commissioner Mike West said in his monthly newsletter released this week. “The championship venue is still to be determined.”

Last season, teams played league games and a number of leagues had season-ending tournaments, including Woodbridge, which won the Pacific Coast League crown.

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