SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Flag football comes to Crestview

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 01:24 AM.

Any time young women or men have a chance to be active, we all win.

It was cool and overcast Thursday, and it would be a stretch to say attendance was sparse. I don't know if the weather had anything to do with that, but I do know athletes compete better when fans are in the stands.

Still, this is just the first season, and it takes awhile for any sport to build a following.

I doubt that Jack Foster Stadium will ever be packed to capacity for a flag football game, but I believe local fan interest will grow with the sport.

Players on this year's Crestview team will never lift a championship, but they can take satisfaction in knowing they have helped build a foundation for flag football's future at their school and in the county.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at randyd@crestviewbulletin.com, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.



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