Team Florida flag football team clutches win as Special Olympics USA Games wind down

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Team Florida has represented the state well so far in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, and that continued Friday with the flag football team.

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It was the final day for most of the competition events, but Team Florida’s flag football team showed up ready to play.

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The Florida Gators and Team Colorado both made big plays on the field, but Florida comes up clutch at the end. A deep throw by Kiondre Brown and an amazing catch near the goal set up the touchdown.

In the end, Florida won 31-25 against Colorado and took home the bronze medal.

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It’s the first time this group is competing in the USA Games.

“We’re so excited to end with a bronze and end on a good note. It’s been such a long week – it’s hot in Florida, games at all hours of the day,” said Katie Hubner, head coach for Team Florida. “It’s amazing to see that we can come together and have a little bit of friendly competition and genuinely care about each other at the same time.”

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.