Flag football league wraps up another strong season

The Huntington Beach Friday Night Lights 2011 fall flag football season came to an end Friday, with seven teams claiming division championships at Marina High.

More than 850 youth participated in the fall season. The teams had a nine-week regular season and the league held single-elimination playoff games Nov. 18 and Friday.

For sign-up information on the spring season, visit http://www.HBFNL.com.

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First/Second Grade

In the Gold division, the Saints beat the Eagles, 13-6. The Silver division title was won by the Giants, who defeated the Cowboys, 22-6.

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Third/Fourth Grade

The Florida St. Seminoles blanked the Miami Hurricanes, 13-0, to take the Gold title. The Florida Gators took the Silver title by shutting out the Boston College Eagles, 19-0.

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Fifth-Sixth Grade

The Gold final went to overtime and it was the Eagles who won the crown after edging the Cowboys, 26-20.

In the Silver final, the Dolphins beat Tampa Bay, 18-6. Dolphins quarterback Sean Muirhead connected with Jared Manzo on a touchdown pass for the game's first score. Jag Burden scored on a long touchdown run to put the score at 12-0, but the Buccaneers scored late in the third quarter to pull to within 12-6. In the fourth quarter, Muirhead caught a touchdown pass to put the game away.

The Dolphins started the season 1-4 but won three consecutive games over a five-hour period Friday to win the title.

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Seventh/Eighth Grade

The Michigan Wolverines won the division by downing the Michigan State Spartans, 30-10.

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