Flag football offers season-ending toast [photos]

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The National Flag Football League of Atlanta put another successful season in the record book, closing out weeks of action on the field with a decidedly off-the-field celebration at Blake’s.

The gay football league honored its champion – the Broncos, for a second consecutive year – awarded most valuable players and other team honors, and spent an afternoon on June 18 reliving fun moments from the past season.

imageThe league also bid an emotional farewell to its longtime president, Thurman Williams (second photo), who is relocating to Washington, D.C.

With the regular season closed, the league sent two teams to compete in the Chicago Pride Bowl last weekend to mixed results. The ATL Assassins went 2-2 and ATL Hangover were 0-5. But the NFFLA’s Derek Spears was named the tournament’s Defensive MVP for the A Bracket. The league is also planning to send teams to Gay Bowl XI in October.

imageThe league opened its season with a weekend of on-the-field clinics (view photos) in February and then a slate of exhibition games (view photos) before opening day on March 19. Games continued on April 2 (view photos) and into May (view photos). The league’s playoff push opened on May 21 and continued with the semifinals on June 4 (view photos) and a margarita bust fundraiser (view photos).


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