The Montreal Alouettes, a.k.a Skylarks (formally Battlehawks), a Land O’ Lakes-based youth flag football team, recently won its league championship and a chance to compete for the national championship beginning July 6 at the University of Maryland.
The Skylarks had a tough — but ultimately — victorious road to become champions. The team started as the fifth seed in the playoffs.
It had to defeat the Seahawks, a team that had beaten them in the regular season. It won that game 33-14. Then, the Skylarks played the No. 1-seeded Colts. The Skylarks dominated again, this time 28-6.
Then, after waiting an hour before the championship game started, the Skylarks defeated the Dolphins, a team which had defeated the Skylarks 25-12 in the regular season. Again, the Skylarks dominated, winning 33-6 for the 3/4 UA RISE Spring Season Championship.
Team members include Ty Camp, Colton Leitzell, Austin Leitzell, Lincoln Lovelace, Zane Miller, Christian Mirabella, Parker Nichols, Michael Noto, Jesse Toro, Justin Vaca, James Vargas and Mason Thayer, and are coached by Greg Mark and Matt Mirabella.
For information on the team, visit tinyurl.com/yu6s7cs4.