Area children Punt, Pass and Kick

Published 11:22 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The 2010 Punt, Pass, and Kick was held Saturday in Brewton at T.R. Miller with 26 area children participating in the event.

The event saw five different age groups ranging from 6-15.

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 with boys and girls compete separately against their peers.

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With more than 3 million youngsters taking part every year, it’s one of the world’s largest youth sports program.

Competitions begin on the local level with first place winners advancing to district in Pensacola and the Pensacola winners advancing to a competition at the Louisiana Superdome with the New Orleans Saints.

Each participant is allowed one punt, one pass and one placekick as part of his or her competition. Scores are based on both distance and accuracy. For example, if a participant passes the ball 100 feet, but the ball lands 30 feet to the right of the measuring tape, the final score is calculated by deducting 30 from 100, for a final score of 70. Scores are based on exact feet and inches (partial inches are rounded to nearest inch). Participants cannot receive a negative score, but they can receive a score of zero. A participant’s final score is his or her cumulative total for the three individual events. For example, if the participant scores 40 for punting, 60 for passing and 22 for kicking, the participant’s final score would be 122.

Locally Saturday, Kyle Blevins took first in the 6-7 age group with a score of 87-9 followed by Turner Smith and Nolan Atkinson.

In the 8-9 group, Logan Bush placed first with a score of 129-6 followed by Joseph McDonald and Landon Sims.

Hayley Thompson took first in the girls with a score of 77-6 and Ella Hart claimed second.

In boys 10-11, Drew Williamson took first with a 190-5 followed by Hayden Atkinson and Stokes Jennings.

In girls, Mary Madison Brown took first with a score of 107-6 followed by Kennedy Harp.

In boys 12-13 Hunter Harp placed first with a score of 210-6 followed by Tyler Baxter.

In the 14-15 group, Chandler Brown placed first with a score of 285 followed by Chris Jones and Jones Manning.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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