When one thinks of Orthodox Jewish Day Schools and their athletic programs, football isn't exactly the sport that generally comes to mind. Basketball is undoubtedly king, followed closely in the Northeast by floor hockey, with a smattering of softball, volleyball, and tennis thrown in as well. Yet last week, on our freshly groomed and painted field, competitive football is exactly what our youngest students were playing.
After successfully adding cross-country to our small school's robust athletic program last year, Coach Nokes took on flag football for this Fall. And, thanks to the dedication of volunteer coaches Noam Davidovics, Jonathan Wogan, and Eli Frieden, both our 1st and 2nd grade team and our 3rd and 4th grade teams are off to an incredible start. So if you're looking for some real entertainment over the next few weeks, forget about the Titans or the Colts or the Chiefs. The real action is happening on Macs Field with our surprisingly talented and undeniably adorable 1st through 4th grade flag football teams.