New York Jets hosting first-ever New Jersey Girls High School Girls Flag Football Championship at MetLife Championship

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Four New Jersey high school football teams will get the thrill of a lifetime Thursday night when they play for the first-ever New Jersey Girls High School Girls Flag Football League championship at MetLife Stadium.

On Sunday, the New York Jets and Nike hosted eight teams in the first annual  New Jersey High School Girls Flag Football Invitational  at  the  Central Park of Morris County with the top four teams advancing to the state semifinals. Irvington, Shabazz, Passaic County Technical Institute and Indian Hills advanced to the state semifinals that will be played Thursday night at 5 P.M.

The Final Four will drop the curtain on the pilot league’s inaugural season. It began in early February with the announcement that the Jets and Nike were joining forces with the North Jersey Super Football Conference (NJSFC) and the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) with the long-term goal of having the sport adopted as an official varsity high school statewide championship sport.

Related: New York Jets and Nike Announce Creation of New Jersey High School Girls Flag Football Pilot League

East Orange, Indian Hills, Irvington, Malcolm X Shabazz, Morristown, Passaic County Technical Institute, Ramapo and William L. Dickinson played a regular season of seven games that began in April. In addition to on-field initiatives, the Jets hosted multiple workshops aimed at empowering the athletes. The virtual events allowed participants to see the opportunities women have in sports.

One of the highlights at Sunday’s invitational was when the Jets surprised one  graduating senior from each school with a $1,000  scholarship.

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