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YMCA teams kicked off flag football this week with great games

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YMCA Sharks and Golden Eagles (photos by Keith Phillips)

The Vicksburg YMCA kicked off flag football this week. The 5-to 9-year-olds played their first games Monday and Tuesday.

The Sharks and the Golden Eagles, both teams of 8- and 9-year-olds, played Tuesday night, and both took home victories in their first matches.

The Sharks defeated the Flashes 21-6 in a great game at Sports Force Park in Vicksburg. Jayden Green, Michael Banks and Johnathan Gee all scored touchdowns for the Sharks, and they celebrated their victory.

The Golden Eagles defeated the Vikings 18-0 in a shutout victory. Noah Bolton scored one touchdown and Jordan Taylor scored twice for the Golden Eagles. Taylor scored on an interception return to put the game out of reach.

The teams consisting of 5, 6 and 7-year-olds also had great games at the YMCA Monday.

The Wildcats defeated the Giants 24-14. Shanderrick Qualls, Harrison Hendrix and Jaxson Wilson each scored a touchdown for the Wildcats. Karson Lynn and Leyton Lambiotte each scored a touchdown for the Giants with Clayton Carr scoring the extra points.

The Saints defeated the Giants 22-20. Leading the way for the Saints was Gayvin Turner who scored twice, and Miller Smith scoring the 2-point conversion.

In game three, the Broncos defeated the Bears 20-16. Cooper Alexander, Lanton Bush and Reid Hood each scored a touchdown for the Broncos.

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