Hometown to Halftime: CHS Flag Football Featured at Falcon Game
On Sunday, January 9th, a few players from the Columbus High Girls Flag Football team were selected to be a part of a halftime performance during the last Atlanta Falcons game of the season.
The event consisted of seven girls from the CHS team, along with a few other student-athletes from different schools in Muscogee County.
The team put together by Muscogee County competed with the Gwinnett County Flag Football team.
At the event, “the girls were treated well and their stuff was hung up in the locker rooms just like the pros,” remarked Coach Grier, “so the team was very excited to be a part of that.”
The athletes were able to run out of the tunnel onto the field and got the feeling of the NFL atmosphere.
According to many of the players on the team, at first, the event was nerve-racking having to play in front of such a big audience but in the end, it turned out to be a great experience.
"The experience shows how important girls flag football is," said Justice Walton, "and the impact it can make on girls' lives in the future."
The halftime performance impacted the team greatly; for many students, being able to play in front of that many people is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“It showed the girls that anything is possible and to be able to play in front of thousands of fans was an incredible experience,” stated Coach Grier.
At the end of the halftime performance, Muscogee County pulled through with a winning score of 14-7.