Girls High School Flag Football kicks-off in North Carolina with the help of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers

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Friday night marks the start of the girls’ high school flag football for 20 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The league was launched February 1 with the help of the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are providing $50,000 in program funding, school resources and custom Nike school uniforms to support the league.

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Each school will play a 10-game regular season, starting with each team playing two games Friday night at Hough High School. The league championship tournament will be played Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Panthers.

Below is the list of schools playing during the inaugural season:

Ardrey Kell Knights
Butler Bulldogs
Catholic Cougars
Chambers Cougars
East Mecklenburg Eagles
Garinger Wildcats
Harding Rams
Hopewell Titans
Hough Huskies (2 teams)
Independence Patriots
Mallard Creek Mavericks
Myers Park Mustangs
North Mecklenburg Vikings
Olympic Trojans
Phillip O. Berry Cardinals
Rocky River Ravens
South Mecklenburg Sabres
West Charlotte Lions
West Mecklenburg Hawks

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