The first annual KTBB Scholastic All-Stars Flag Football Tournament was a huge success Saturday at the Green Acres Baptist Church South Recreational Fields better know as “The ROC” just south of Tyler.
The Goon Squad, a team made up mostly of former John Tyler players captured the first-ever title by defeating State Champs in the Championship Game. State Champs was comprised of members of this past season’s Chapel Hill Bulldogs Class 3A Div. I State Championship team.
Big thanks to all the teams, players, and coaches who participated as we hope to grow this tournament into an annual event.
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Since 1991 the Scholastic All-Star Team has recognized over 400 high school seniors who participate in athletics are outstanding in academics and serve their community. The Scholastic All-Star Team program covers more than 140 high schools in over 30 counties in East Texas.
When some kids are making news for the trouble they create or get into, the young men and women nominated for the Scholastic All-Star Team have excelled both on the athletic field, in the classroom as well as in their communities.
We are sure you will agree with us, at ESPN/KTBB that these young men and women deserve to be recognized for doing the right thing, for making a decision to make a difference.
At ESPN we have decided to help raise money for these All Stars by letting guys show off their football skills in the FIRST EVER Flag Football tournament benefitting Scholastic All Stars.
All the local ESPN personalities you listen to on ESPN East Texas 92.1 FM will be at the tournament site. Eric Sullivan (Noon-1pm show) has threatened to form a team with “all stars”…heard names like: Graham Harrell and Kendall Hunter, but he may be all talk. Bill Coates (SportsTalk 4pm-6pm) has promised to be the Bill Belichick/Coach with the Hoodie and everything.
Coates may be able to “record” the final game and then ESPN would upload that broadcast to the website for the final two teams to download and hear their winning performance.
Too, we’ll talk to the winners the following week on SportsTalk from 4-6pm on ESPN East Texas 92.1FM
Teams will be made up of no more than 10 players, find more information and register for the tournament here: REGISTER
Check in begins at 7AM, games start promptly at 8AM, March 24th with “pool play”. Each team will play games within their “pool” just for seeding purposes. The single-elimination Tournament will begin after those games are complete.
*Every person on your roster MUST turn in a signed waiver as well. You don’t have to have ALL the waivers signed and turned in at time of registration, but you will need to get them to me before we start playing on March 24th.
This is our first year doing this, but it should be a lot of fun and raise money for a great cause, Scholastic All Stars.