More than 200 athletes will hit the gridiron at the 2022 State Flag Football Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Tates Creek High School in Lexington. It’s the sixth time Tates Creek has hosted the State Tournament, including the Run, Pass and Catch competition that replaced the State Tournament in 2020.
Games will get underway beginning at 9 am.
To qualify for the State Tournament, teams must compete in at least one Regional Tournament, which were held in October.
Flag football is the newest team sport in the Special Olympics Kentucky program. It was first offered in 2010 and was instantly very popular throughout the state. For several years the State Tournament was part of the State Summer Games lineup. The sport moved to the traditional fall season in 2015.