Capital City Classic Flag Football Tournament Back In Tallahassee

Capital City Classic Flag Football Tournament Back In Tallahassee
Posted at 12:15 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 11:19:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This weekend, football is back, and it's the girls who are bringing it. Close to forty teams from across the state of Florida will make the trip to Leon County this weekend for the 7th Annual Capital City Classic Flag Football Tournament.

The Tournament is hosted by Rickards and Godby, and features some of the best teams in the state. Also making an appearance? A team from Canada, who will play in the first ever International high school girls flag football game.

Flag football is on the come up, and it's exploded over the last decade, and Tournament like this weekend hope to grow the game even more.

"Football's king. We're getting the girls out and they're playing it and they fall in love with it," said Rickards head coach Ricky Hufty. "We talk all the time, the sport recruits itself. Once the girls get out there and they start playing, they just fall in love with it. It's fun. It's fast. It's aggressive, it's high speed. It's just everything you want."

"I think that's the misconception is that you'll come out to a football game and they'll kind of just be girls and it'll be powder puff, but if you come out, it's a very fast paced game," said Godby head coach Chelsea Parmer. "A lot of athletes on the field and a lot of girls working hard and it's a great time. The girls love it."

Everything kicks off on Thursday night at Buffalo Wild Wings on Magnolia where the NFHS and will be doing a live podcast/interview session with Parmer, Hufty as well as Jeff Martin and all of the local teams and coaches.

To keep up with the Tournament, you can follow their Twitter here.