For the first time, Gordon and Strawn have created their own football teams to compete in the 6-Man Youth Football League. Each town has a Kindergarten through 2nd Grade Flag Football team, and full contact 3rd – 4th and 5th – 6th grade teams. Strawn’s flag football team is coached by Reese Sparks, 3rd-4th grade team coach is Trey Hodgkins, and the 5th-6th grade team is coached by Stephen Nowak.
Thursday night the rival town’s flag football teams met in a scrimmage in Strawn where a crowd of football fans showed up to watch. The next scrimmage will be between Gordon and Strawn’s 5th-6th grade team, Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Gordon. The season begins September 11. The season schedule has not been finalized but will be published as soon as it is available.