Punt, Pass, and Kick sees 46 participants Sunday

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The 2011 Brewton area Punt, Pass, and Kick event was held Sunday in Brewton at T.R. Miller with almost 50 area children participating in the event.
Forty-six area children and youth participated in the even Sunday, 20 more than last years event that saw 26 participate.
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.
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 Sunday, in girls competition, Caroline Williamson took first in the 6-7 age group with a score of 73-6 followed by Tamia Bradley and Lauren Thompson.
In the 8-9 group, Hayley Thompson was the lone participant and took first place with a total score of 124-1.
In girls 10-11, Steely Ruzic place first with a total score of 111-5 followed by Kennedy Harp and Caitlin Chavers.
In the boys 6-7 division, Jaxson Flores placed first with a score of 117-3 followed by Cole Kelley and Bracken Pettis.
In the 8-9 boys division, Nolan Atkinson placed first with a score of 145 followed by Da’Quan Johnson and Earl Dolihite.
Jacolby Hawthorn won the boys 10-11 age group with a total score of 231-7. Drew Williamson followed in second place and Stokes Jennings came in third.
In the 12-13 age group, Hayden Atkinson took first with a total score of 266-7 followed by Joseph Booker and Hunter Brittain.
In the 14-15 boys, Hunter Harp placed first with a score of 340-81 followed by Lane Chavers and Malcolm Hawthorne.
The next round of competition for the local Brewton winners will be Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the fields in Pensacola on Nine Mile Road.

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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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