Kilgore and Kilgore College won’t be playing – but that doesn’t mean there won’t be championship football at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium this weekend.

The Tri-County Youth Football League will have its championship for flag football – in this case, kindergarten and first graders – on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. here at RESTJ.

Kevin Tinney, one of the leaders of the Kilgore chapter of the TCYF, said the league’s Super Bowls will be here and flag is the first one. As far as spectators, there’s a small admission: kids under five are free, kids ages six and seven are $3 each, and folks ages 13 and up are $4 each.

The flag football game is the only one involving a Kilgore team.

Kilgore’s little flag football Bulldogs are almost undefeated this season. They’ve beaten Texarkana (13-6) and split with them (12-0), and then have beaten Marshall twice (33-28 and 26-6), Henderson (19-6), Daingerfield (12-2), Gregg County (8-6), Carthage (38-0), Pittsburg (28-0), and Chapel Hill (33-6). They’re 9-1.

Their win over Texarkana was actually just last week, so that was a game where the young “Bulldogs” got revenge.

The team is coached by Joseph Flores, Aaron Autrey, Cedric Lacy, Havon Russell, and Krystal Flores.

According to the team’s roster submitted to the News Herald, members of the Bulldogs are Levi Flores, D.J. Garrett, Liam Clayton, Kristopher Richardson, Dravyn Boone, Weldon Hunt IV, Jesse Hendrix, Braylon Ector, Haydn Russell, Mason Howard, Dredyn Lacy, Ayden Mumphrey, Cody Shead, Jay’Lynn Beaudoin, Ray Williams, Milo Coleman, Colton Bounds, Ja’Kerayan Williams, Kylen Brooks, Aiden Luster, Weldon Hunt III, and Grayson Autrey.


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