Several offenses had trouble warming up on a cold morning in Pensacola as the 2016 NIRSA National Flag Football Championships got underway at Ashton Brosnaham Park.
Devon Wilde’s three touchdown performance helped lead the defending co-rec national champion Angelo State IM Legends to an opening game shutout of the UCF Citronauts 38-0. Fellow 2015 co-rec finalist Valdosta State P-Rex also started its tournament run with a shutout, 49-0 over Georgia Southern. UWF downed Stockton 39-0 and New Mexico State defeated USF 42-0 in other opening game shutouts in the co-rec division.
Mississippi State rallied from a halftime deficit to down UT Dallas 24-16. Kymesa Andrew ran in a TD and caught another and Nick Jones was on the receiving end of a Antonio Andrew TD pass for the Bulldogs in the victory. Chris Nguyen and Tien Phan scored for UT Dallas in the defeat.
In the lone women’s pool play game at 8:30 am, 2015 finalist Florida A&M had no trouble with Missouri S&T, posting a 47-0 victory. Christina Mattis, Aaliyah Barrington-Johnson, Sydney-Taylor Heyward, and Angie Smith all scored touchdowns for Simply Marvelous in the win.
Pool play games continue for all three collegiate divisions — men’s, women’s, and co-rec — throughout the day Friday. Kickoff times today are 8:30, 9:45, 11:15, 1:30, 3:00, and 4:30 Central Time.
8:30 am Game Scores
CR: Angelo State IM Legends 38, UCF Citronauts 0
CR: Valdosta State P-Rex 49, Georgia Southern Too Much Talent 0
CR: New Mexico State Iron Outlaws 42, USF Bulls 0
CR: UWF Argos 39, Stockton Ospreys 0
CR: UNC Pembroke def Florida by FF
CR: Mississippi State Foot Clan Assassins 24, UT Dallas 16
M: Northern Iowa The U 19, Tarleton State Texans 0
M: Texas Southern The Takeover 25, Georgia Dawgs 18
W: Florida A&M Simply Marvelous 47, Missouri S&T Lady Miners 0