Schaumburg students hit the turf with flag football
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 18:10
Every Friday, students have gathered at Olympic Park in Schaumburg to enjoy a game of flag football. They started playing in September. Even with the chilly weather, dedicated students took part in the fifth annual tradition, putting all they could into the friendly competition.
Student Mike Mago started the tradition in 2007 and continues to play.
“We started when I was a freshman,” Mago said. “It’s a great workout and has always been a lot of fun.”
“Everybody loves playing,” said student Matt Ockrim. “Those who come out definitely get into it and want to come back again.”
While there was no tackling, there was certainly no lack of challenge. Players sprinted, juked, and spun to avoid getting their flags pulled. Diving attempts were common, and even the occasional headbutt was not out of the question.
While this was the last week to participate this season, there is still a chance to play more intramural sports.
“Nov. 9 we have dodgeball,” Mago said. “We’re trying to get more intramurals for students.”
“I wish we had more intramurals,” Ockrim added, “but I guess with the smaller campus, we can’t get as many.”
While other intramurals are options, flag football at Olympic Park is certainly wanted in the future.
“I would love to see it continue; it’s a great way for people to get together,” Mago said. Ockrim agreed.
“I would like to see it continue and would love to have intramurals to do in the winter,” he noted.
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