Schmitz Park Foxes over Lafayette Leopards in first-ever West Side Flag Cup at Hiawatha

(Photo courtesy Lorie Bennett)
Thursday afternoon rain didn’t stop students from Lafayette and Schmitz Park Elementaries from playing the first-ever West Side Flag Cup – Leopards vs. Foxes, respectively. We’re told it started with the Lafayette after-school football class and coach – third- through fifth-graders – challenging their Schmitz Park counterparts. Above, the two teams before the game (thanks to Lorie for sharing that photo!); below, action on the field at Hiawatha:

(This and next 2 photos by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
We stopped by for a bit of the early action. According to the Schmitz Park Facebook page, the Foxes won. Lots of family and friends out to cheer for both teams.

The SP page also notes: “The score ranges from 49 to 42, 42 to 35, it was a close game with back-and-forth touchdowns. We forgot to assign an official scorekeeper.”

But you know the saying – “it’s not whether you win or lose …” The Foxes and Leopards are hoping to make this a tradition, trophy and all, with another faceoff as soon as late spring.

4 Replies to "Schmitz Park Foxes over Lafayette Leopards in first-ever West Side Flag Cup at Hiawatha"

  • SomeGuy December 13, 2013 (9:39 am)

    Fantastic. Love to see the kids outside and active, even in less than ideal weather. Beats sitting inside playing video games all day!

  • sam-c December 13, 2013 (10:43 am)

    cool! kids still play flag football. that was my favorite in elem. school PE. I didn’t know flag football was still around. is it not co-ed?

  • N.A. Neighbor December 13, 2013 (12:19 pm)

    What a blast this was, for the kids and their fans. Huge thanks go out to the enrichment coordinators for both schools (Rachel and Fiona, you ROCK) and to the amazing teachers (Ms. Santana and Mr. Fletcher) for teaching our kids a fun sport and good sportsmanship. Can’t wait to play again in the spring!

  • N.A. Neighbor December 13, 2013 (12:21 pm)

    Sam-c – it is coed. Not pictured was a Lafayette Leopard-ess who scored a touchtown! Woot!

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