A growing number of girls in Clay County are participating in football, thanks in part to a newly formed flag football league.
Christopher White, a teacher at Green Cove Springs Junior High School, is among several educators who helped get the girls’ league started in Clay County this year as a junior high sport, according to a news release.
“I truly enjoyed coaching girls’ flag football this year. The season went really well,” he said in the release.
The teams just wrapped up their inaugural season and the program is expected to grow in the future.
“We had 20 girls on the team and they really had a lot of fun,” said Joey Williams, a Lakeside Junior High School basketball coach and exceptional-student education assistant. “I had a great time coaching them.”
Flag football is a sanctioned sport in only about four states, including Florida, according to the release.