|Eight teams competed in the tournament.|
Clarkston, Michigan -- In the crisp fall weather of early
November, teens and young men celebrated the upcoming feast of
Christ the King (Nov. 20, 2011) with a rousing flag
Held at on the campus of Everest Collegiate High
School and Academy in Clarkston, Michigan, the event drew about
60 players, enough for 8 teams. Competitors came from throughout
the Midwest region, including Ohio and Indiana, as well as
teams from Michigan.
Each team wore a jersey chosen by the
“For example, the Cleveland, Ohio team wore Brown’s
jerseys, and the team from Inkster, Michigan work jersey’s from
the St. Louis Cardinals,” said Fr. Daniel Weber, LC, who
helped organize the tournament.
Fr. Daniel said the event began with
prayer and the national anthem before the competition commenced on
the Everest football field. The teams prayed the rosary during
their lunch break, followed by the playoffs to determine the
top three teams.
A team of teachers from Everest Academy took
the gold medal. The silver medal went to a team
of high school students from Everest Collegiate. The bronze award
went to the team from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
After the competition,
teams participated in the celebration of the Mass and afterwards,
enjoyed pizza and a presentation on God’s love.
all the people who helped to organize and run the
activities,” said Fr. Daniel. He said the players are already
looking forward to next year’s competition, and he encouraged the
teams to “come back and bring a friend!”