Flag football team meeting today; tryouts in mid-February

CyNaa Mitchell, Staff writer

Archbishop Carroll’s new flag football team continues to ramp up for the coming season, holding an interest meeting after school today and tryouts in mid-February. 

The team had their very first rush meeting after returning from winter break. 

“[A]t the last meeting, we talked about the teams sponsorship with the Eagles, and how we will be conditioning sometime in February, and how the boys football team will be helping to coach us on our positions,” said senior Chaise McKissick

Tryouts will begin the week after St. Valentine’s Day to fill spots for at least 25 Lady Patriots. The season begins March 18. The team will be coached by head coach Mr. William O’Donnell and assistant coach Father Mark Cavara.  The team will be playing other schools in the Philadelphia Catholic League like Neumann-Goretti, West Catholic, and Cardinal O’Hara. 

Coach O’Donnell says that he is most excited for “being at the start of something new at Carroll.”

“I like being able to have input and build this program up the right way– while teaching the players the right things about life on and off the field while hopefully winning along the way,” O’Donnell said

If the team has a successful season, they will be able to play at the Lincoln Financial Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. 

“The goal of this year is obviously to win but by means of the future impact of our Lady Patriots,” Coach O’Donnell said. “I want them to face challenges throughout this season and be able to overcome them, learn from the situation and be able to prevent it from happening in the future. The game of football in my eyes is a lot about life, getting knocked down and getting back up. That is going to be our message.”