Girls’ flag football could become an official high school sport in California
California is considering making flag football a school sport for girls, the Associated Press reported.
The southern section of the California Interscholastic Federation is expected to vote Thursday on making it an official girls’ high school sport. If approved, the state federation — which governs interscholastic sports in California — would take it up next month with a goal of making it an official sport for the 2023-24 school year, according to the news service.
Flag football already is a sanctioned high school girls’ sport in states including Alabama and Nevada. And it was added as a collegiate sport by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, with colleges in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, and elsewhere fielding teams.
Elsa Morin ,17, a senior at Redondo Union High School in Los Angeles County told the A.P. that “something about football just gets me really excited. I’ve always just wanted to play.”