Tucson Youth Sports

Local Youth Flag Football team wins National Championship; Fighting Irish win 5-6th Grade Division at UCLA

ND Fighting Irish (Kelly Pierce Photo)

Under Armour Under The Lights Flag Football Nationals
August 3-4: UCLA Campus

5th-6th Grade National Champions – ND Fighting Irish. The Fighting Irish, out of Tucson, came in ranked No. 4 in the nation.

QUARTERFINAL
ND Fighting Irish over Sacramento State, 39-19

SEMIFINAL
ND Fighting Irish over Florida St. Seminoles, 33-19

CHAMPIONSHIP
ND Fighting Irish over San Diego Chargers, 33-19

ROSTER
Brady Kearns
Colten Meyer
Parker Pierce
Christian Diaz
Gabriel Diaz
Devon Simmons
Jake Rogers
Talon Enriquez
RJ Gory
Coach Jeff Pierce
Assistant Coach CJ Meyer

(Kelly Pierce Photo)

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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