Girls flag football set for inaugural season on Long Island
Alyssa Papasudero’s first sport is hockey. But when it comes to football, well, he’s excited about it too.
Massapequa Sr.’s father, Vinny, is a Jets season ticket holder who worked for the team. Father and daughter are known to toss football. And when she’s not on the ice, she enjoys watching the NFL and playing games on a fun day in November.
At Thanksgiving, we usually go out – all my family, my cousins - and we fool around with football and play a little Thanksgiving football,” he said. “I know how to hold and run football and that’s all good stuff.”
It’s going to work now.
The Jets High School Girls’ Flag Football League, in association with Nike, started in New Jersey last year and is spreading to Long Island for the first time. Nine teams in Nassau and eight in Suffolk will begin playing in a pilot program this month.