Over half the GHSA's high schools now have a girls flag football team and more plan to sign up before the season begins in October. The newest GHSA sport is exploding with popularity. So, fans will be happy to know that GPB Sports' is adding live streaming of weekly regular season games, a season opening tournament in addition to its televised coverage of the state championships.
This month's Football Fridays in Georgia podcast is all about the hottest high school sport in the state - Flag Football. Hannah and Jon talk with one of the people most instrumental in the sports' inception and continued growth as well as the head coach of Portal High school, one of the state's smallest schools with one of its most successful flag football programs.
Here are the players who came up big in the state championship games and were selected to the GPB Sports All-Championship team.
Three teams came away with their school's first flag football championships on Thursday.
The growth and popularity of flag football has swept through Georgia. Nearly 200 teams are competing this year with three championships to be determined this week.