Reed City adult flag football league inviting more teams and players
REED CITY — Bill Pemberton is ready to get another season with his Reed City adult flag football on the field.
It’s the third season for the league.
“We’re trying to get out more word on it and get a few more teams,” Pemberton, league official, said. “Last year we had eight, and that was by word of mouth. We were kind of impressed that we actually grew from our first year of six teams.”
All proceeds go to the Reed City Rocket Football program. The flag football games are played at the Rocket football fields.
“It’s a fund-raiser for them,” Pemberton said.
There’s no cap on team size.
“Some of the guys are a little bit older so they want a bigger team so they can rest more,” Pemberton said.
There’s been team sizes from eight to 16. There’s eight on the field at one time. Females are allowed to be on a team and can run the ball across the line of scrimmage.
“Otherwise, males have to go out for the pass,” Pemberton said.
Games are divided into two 20-minute halves.
The season starts the Sunday following Labor Day. The league plays every Sunday for eight weeks. Games start at 9 a.m. Every team plays one game.
“With only eight teams you play four games, so we play at 9, 10, 11 and noon,” Pemberton said. “We’re usually done by 1:00 or 1:30. We do have the facilities, so if we ever got big enough, we could run two games at a time.”
The league keeps standings for seven regular-season games.
“On week eight, we have a playoff,” Pemberton said. “The top four are in playoffs and at 2 p.m. the last day, they play for the championship.”
Games are played rain or shine.
“If it gets too ugly, we could move the game back a week,” Pemberton said. “I won’t move it back two weeks because of deer season at that point.”
Pemberton said anyone willing to join the league just needs to pay a team fee. Individuals can sign up also. Interested persons can call Pemberton at (231) 349-7971 or go to the Facebook page: Reed City Adult Flag Football.