by Chris Pfaff
Spring 2023 was Xavier’s inaugural Girls Flag Football season. Coached by Head Coach Mike Patterson, along with assistants Lorenzo Alexander and Matt Ferrelli, the Gators of Xavier had an outstanding initial season. The history of Xavier Flag Football has one season under its belt.
I saw their first game, and I saw their last game of the season. The progress demonstrated by the Xavier girls was refreshingly evident.
The Playoffs saw #7 Xavier defeat #2 Eastmark in the quarterfinals. Then it was a battle against #3 Casteel for three quarters in the semifinals, with Xavier fighting back from an early deficit to trail Casteel by just one point at the end of the third quarter.
Below is a montage of Gator highlights from that semifinal contest.