Teams scrimmage on Opening Day


Stinger, Flag Football teams take to the field

By Derik Vanderford - dvanderford@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Union County Recreation Department Flag Football teams scrimmage during Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday.


Courtesy photo Union County Stinger Football has kicked off as scrimmages took place Saturday.


Courtesy photo Union County Stingers cheerleaders are under the direction of Twist and Shout Cheer and Dance Center.


Courtesy photo The Stingers-Minors division is new this year. This will allow younger children to move up to playing tackle football in pads sooner.


UNION COUNTY — The Union County Recreation Department held Stinger and Flag Football Opening Day ceremonies at Union County Stadium on Saturday.

The event included a personal testimony from Union’s own Todd Davis, who suffered an injury which put an end to his football career while he was a player at the University of South Carolina. Davis had motivational words for children and parents who were in attendance at Saturday’s event.

Union County Supervisor Frank Hart also spoke to those in attendance and wished the best to all of the Stinger and Flag football players and cheerleaders. Each team was introduced and took its place on the field. This year is the first year there is a Stinger-Minors division, which will allow seven-year-olds to play tackle football with full pads.

Each of the teams played scrimmages on Saturday, which lasted around 15 minutes each. Official scores were not kept. The teams in each division are as follows:

Stinger Majors

New Horizon Realty Jets

Founders Panthers

Diamaduros Bulldogs

Dollar General Vikings

Frank Hart Allstate Steelers

Stinger Minors

Union Trophy Shop Falcons

Wade’s Employment Saints

Trans-South Wrestling Ravens

United Wood Raiders

Flag

One Main Financial Seahawks

Austin Rehab Eagles

Dairi-O Dolphins

The Bulldogs, Falcons, Raiders, Ravens, Saints and Panthers each have cheerleaders, who are directed by Twist & Shout Cheer and Dance Center, located at 409 Union Blvd., Union.

Courtesy photo Union County Recreation Department Flag Football teams scrimmage during Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12009767_845253245572844_819540736584050615_n.jpgCourtesy photo Union County Recreation Department Flag Football teams scrimmage during Opening Day ceremonies on Saturday.

Courtesy photo Union County Stinger Football has kicked off as scrimmages took place Saturday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10347094_845264092238426_2832819483096404216_n.jpgCourtesy photo Union County Stinger Football has kicked off as scrimmages took place Saturday.

Courtesy photo Union County Stingers cheerleaders are under the direction of Twist and Shout Cheer and Dance Center.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_11999767_845253862239449_6755765859611487890_o.jpgCourtesy photo Union County Stingers cheerleaders are under the direction of Twist and Shout Cheer and Dance Center.

Courtesy photo The Stingers-Minors division is new this year. This will allow younger children to move up to playing tackle football in pads sooner.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_12002855_845255362239299_3623932132241359186_n.jpgCourtesy photo The Stingers-Minors division is new this year. This will allow younger children to move up to playing tackle football in pads sooner.
Stinger, Flag Football teams take to the field

By Derik Vanderford

dvanderford@civitasmedia.com

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

Derik Vanderford can be reached at 864-762-4128 or dvanderford@civitasmedia.com.

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