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Black Hawk undefeated in Packers Girls Flag Open
BH Girls Flag Football 4-13-24

GREEN BAY — Black Hawk participated in the 2nd Annual Green Bay Packers Girls Flag Open at the Don Hutson Center on Saturday, April 13. Black Hawk was one of 10 schools selected to compete in this year’s flag football tournament. 

The day started with a fundamental clinic to help the girls learn some of the skills and language of football. Desiree Abrams, Global Flag Ambassador, spoke to the girls about the vision and future of organized girls flag football both as an upcoming 2028 Olympic sport, but also as a potential W.I.A.A. officially sponsored sport. 

“The idea behind this event is to get girls exposed to flag football, get them used to playing the sport, getting used to the different techniques, and having fun,” said Ryan Fencl, the Packers football outreach manager. “But the big goal here is that we want to create awareness about girls playing flag football in high school.”

The girls participated in a skills competition with the Black Hawk girls coming in third. Tournament play followed with the Black Hawk team going undefeated on the day. Black Hawk beat Turtle Lake H.S. 26-9, Mercer H.S. 34-0, and Appleton East H.S. 25-20. The Black Hawk team consisted of seniors Kendra Haldiman, Keira Haldiman, Kaylee Hagen, Veronica Cheatham; juniors,Maddy Lange and Molly Edler; sophomores Mya Milz, Keira Brunner, Riley Corley, Payton Stietz, Reese Anderson, Alyvia Ruegseeger and Kirsten Ladown; and freshman Emily Curran. The girls were coached by former Black Hawk head football coach, Cory Milz, and current Black Hawk-Warren head football coach, Desmond Breadon.