TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Another flag football banner has been delivered back to the Old Pueblo.
The Tucson Notre Dame Fighting Irish squad won the 5th-6th grade division of the Under Armour Under the Lights tournament in Los Angeles earlier this month.
The team did so as the youngest squad in their division.
Tucson (5-1) beat the La Verne (CA) Chargers 39-27 in the title game. The win avenged a one-point loss for the Irish to the Chargers during pool play.
The Irish, coached by Jeff Pierce, went 2-1 in pool play, beating the FSU Seminoles (Land O’Lakes, FL) 25-13, losing to the Chargers 27-26 before blowing out the Menifee (CA) Broncos 48-6.
Their pool play performance allowed them to get a bye in the opening round of the playoffs as the 3rd seed.
Tucson beat the Sacramento Hornets in the quarterfinals and then knocked off the Seminoles again, 33-19, in the semifinals.
Next up for the Irish is the 7th annual Football at 7,000 feet tournament up in Flagstaff (Aug. 31-Sep. 1).
2019 Tucson Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Christian Diaz
- Gabriel Diaz
- Talon Enriquez
- RJ Gory
- Brady Kearns
- Colten Meyer
- Parker Pierce
- Jake Rogers
- Devon Simmons
- Jeff Pierce (Head Coach)
- CJ Meyer (Assistant Coach)