The Amarillo College flag football intramural season will start soon, and J.R. Norman is ready. The intramurals director said the league consists of nine men’s and two women’s teams that will compete on Thursdays. Games will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The teams met Sept. 5 for their draft night, which included free agents not yet part of a team. The teams that were put together, but not full, got to check out the free agents and choose more teammates.
Norman said he wants to see more females get interested in the sport and hopes to have a larger turnout next year but was happy to see enough participants to put some teams together. At the draft, the free agents did football drills while teams acted as scouts in hopes of getting the best players to add to their rosters.
Teams got to choose from quarterbacks, receivers and defensive positions. Some teams, such as Los Aztecas, were trying to find a quarterback to lead their team into battle, while Legacy needed a receiver.
The teams will have seven games this season and will end with pool playoffs, which will determine a champion. The winning AC team will go on to play West Texas A&M’s flag football team in a local rivalry game. “It’s a good chance for students who might eventually go to WT to get together with those guys and get to know them,” Norman said.
Players from any of the teams can have a chance to try out for the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association flag football team from Lubbock for the regional tournament. If they win, they will go to West Florida and play in the national championships.
The next sport will be intramural volleyball, open to any AC student who would like to play. Anyone without a team can participate in a volleyball draft before the season starts. The teams with incomplete rosters can pick from free agents.
Anyone who is still a free agent after the draft will be put together for their own team.
“That’s what’s nice about AC intramural games,” Norman said. “Everyone will play.”