Flag football under the lights ends the season

Nov 10, 2022

The football field at Old Rochester Regional High School was full of future football stars on Monday night, Nov. 7. While shorter than the high schoolers that generally play on the field, the kids involved with Mattapoisett Recreation’s flag football program gave it their all in an end of the season celebration.

Their roaring enthusiasm could be heard all the way inside the school’s auditorium.

“The players love the Friday night lights atmosphere and getting to play on the big field,” said Greta Fox, the Recreation Director for Mattapoisett. 

The program ran from Sept. 12 to Nov. 6 with kids ages 5 to 13. Practices were typically held weekly at Tabor Academy’s turf football field. The benefit of that, Fox said, was that they didn’t have to cancel practice if it rained the night before as they would with a grass field. Fox added that she was grateful to Tabor for the use of their facility.

The flag football program is coordinated by Carver High School’s football coach, Michael Ponte, who works with 10 parent volunteer coaches. 

“We could not run this program without all of the committed volunteers that make it a success every year,” said Fox.