Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)

Members of the Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team hold up a sign after winning the NFL FLAG open regional championship on Oct. 30, 2021, in Tacoma. (Photo provided by Jacob Hiatt)

Community roundup: Local flag football squad headed to Super Bowl

Plus, Taylor Roe places third at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships, Gabby Gunterman is honored and more.

The Everett Elite Flag Football 14-under team is a regional champion. Now the team has its sights set on the FLAG Bowl.

Everett claimed the regional championship by winning its division at the NFL FLAG Open Seattle held Saturday in Tacoma. That qualified the team for the NFL FLAG Bowl national championships, which take place Feb. 4-6 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, in advance of Super Bowl LVI. The FLAG Bowl will feature eight of the best teams in each age group from throughout the country.

According to coach Jacob Hiatt, the team has been together since the players were 6 and 7 and played recreationally through the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club. The team, which competes five-on-five, is 18-0 and ranked 37th in the NFL Flag national rankings.

The team is comprised of Lavanta McMillan, Jacob Hiatt II, Jameson Malysheff, Julian Wilson, Tristan Lolohea, Noah Erhart and Keagan Howard.

Roe places third at Big 12 Championships

Lake Stevens High School graduate Taylor Roe, now a Junior on the Oklahoma State University women’s cross country team, placed third in the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Friday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Roe finished the 6-kilometer race in a time of 20 minutes, 48.8 seconds, which was just 4.4 seconds behind the winner, West Virginia’s Ceili McCabe. Roe, who finished second at both the Big 12 Championships and the National Championships last season, led the Cowgirls to a one-point victory over Iowa State for the team title.

Gunterman earns GNAC volleyball award

Lake Stevens High School graduate Gabby Gunterman, now a junior pin hitter for the Western Washington University volleyball team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 25-31.

Gunterman had two big games as Western swept a pair of matches in Alaska. She had 22 kills, 22 digs and hit .396 in a five-set victory over Alaska Fairbanks on Thursday, then tallied 16 kills and 10 digs in a three-set victory over Alaska Anchorage on Saturday.

The award was Gunterman’s second of the season. She’s led the Vikings to a 11-1 conference record, 15-4 record overall and the No. 18 ranking nationally in the AVCA’s NCAA Division II coaches poll.

Johnson, Swenson honored by NWAC

Two Snohomish County products earned Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for Oct. 18-24.

Everett High School graduate Brooklyn Johnson, now a sophomore setter on the Skagit Valley College volleyball team, was named Volleyball Setter of the Week for the second consecutive week. Johnson had 42 assists and 25 digs in a four-set victory over Whatcom on Oct. 20, then had 33 assists in a three-set victory over Olympic on Oct. 22.

Kamiak High School graduate Marcus Swanson, now a sophomore defender on the Tacoma Community College men’s soccer team, was named Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Swanson marshaled the defense in two victories, 11-2 over Pierce on Oct. 20 and 2-0 over Bellevue on Oct. 23. He also scored a goal against Bellevue as the Titans clinched the West Region title.

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