Shaw crowns flag football champions
By Airman 1st Class Benjamin Ingold, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 06, 2017
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – A faint buzzing emits from the lights over the football field at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Players and spectators wearing warm sweaters, ABU’s and athletic apparel filter to the side of the field for the final night of the Shaw flag football season, Dec. 1.
The Shaw intramural football championship ended with the U.S. Air Forces Central flag football team defeating the 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron flag football team.
The AFCENT team, starting in the lower bracket, had to defeat the 20th LRS team twice.
The first game ended with the AFCENT team winning 18-6 over the LRS team. The second game was a one-sided match-up with team AFCENT taking the victory 18-0, securing the Shaw intramural football championship trophy.
At the end of the match, Maj. Darryl Hebert, 20th Force Support Squadron commander, presented the AFCENT team with a trophy to share at their squadron.
“Congratulations to both of the teams on their seasons,” said Maj. Darryl Hebert, 20th FSS commander. “And thank you to the support staff that made this possible.”
The 20th FSS hosts the intramural flag football season every year as a way to boost morale and encourage friendly squadron competition. The league is staffed by volunteers serving in roles such as timekeeper, referee, and line judge.
“I really enjoy football in general,” said Staff Sgt. Kody Latham, 20th FSS food service shift leader and intramural flag football referee. “The fitness center did a good job spinning people up on rules and got people to fill the roles quickly.”
This season was possible because of squadron players, volunteer support staff and fans cheering on their players. The Shaw intramural football season will begin again in the fall of 2018, and AFCENT will have a title to defend.