The Lady Braves Powder-puff Football team was triumphant in its quest for bragging rights at the 2nd Annual Fight Like A Girl (FLAG) Football Tournament . Gridiron action began at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, with a match-up between the Freeport High Lady Bulldogs and the Walton Lady Braves. The Paxton Lady Cats who had won a bye for the first round of action, succumbed to the orange and blue Lady Bulldogs in the second round of pigskin play. This led to a rematch between Walton and Freeport.
During the championship battle, it initially appeared that the Lady Braves were going to shut out the Lady Bulldogs. This mistaken perception changed as the final buzzer sounded and FHS clung to the football while dashing to the goal line for six points.
Tournament standings were 3rd place Paxton Lady Bobcats, 2nd place Freeport Lady Bulldogs, and 1st place Walton Lady Braves.
This year’s Fight Like a Girl Powder-puff Football Tournament was sponsored by the Walton High Anchor Club to promote breast cancer awareness. This tobacco-free event raised funds for Stacie Bailey and for Relay for Life. Mrs. Bailey, mother to WHS Anchor Club member Shalyn Bailey, is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer at M.D. Anderson Medical Facility in Houston, Texas.
Students Working Against Tobacco and the Walton County Prevention Coalition were proud to continue as sponsors for this district wide event in its sophomore year. Last year, the Freeport Student Council and their advisor, Tracy Nick, sponsored the inaugural year as an awareness event for ovarian cancer and a fund raiser for a local teacher battling ovarian cancer. Plans are in the works for Paxton High to sponsor the 2013 Fight Like a Girl (FLAG) Powder-puff Football Tournament at Yates Memorial Stadium.
The Walton High Anchor Club would like to thank Johnny C. of Country Radio HWY 98(John Alexander) for volunteering time as the PA announcer, Carey Nick for running the score board, Teresa Bogart of Walton County Prevention Coalition, and the Pilot Club of DFS for providing concession items. They also would like to every Walton, Freeport and Paxton player, coach, and student coach who took time out on a Saturday night to represent their school and to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
Photo: Paxton, Walton, and Freeport teams pose for a group picture before the Fight Like a Girl Tournament.
Photo: Tim Bailey and Shalyn Bailey, husband and daughter to Stacie Bailey, accept a check from Devero Bogart, WHS Anchor Club President at the end of the FLAG Tournament to help Stacie in her battle with breast cancer.
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