Punt, Pass & Kick entrants will compete for national spot Saturday
by Special to TCR
Aug 20, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Some young boy or girl from Trigg County may be appearing on national television during next year’s National Football League’s playoffs and the first step will begin this Saturday at John Rufli Soccer Field at Barkley State Park.

The NFL and Pepsi Cola will begin sponsorship of its annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition this week at the facility. Barkley State Resort Park will host the Trigg County event.

Saturday’s competition will begin at 10 a.m. and both boys and girls can compete. The entire event is free to participants.

The NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick football competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Age classification is as of December 31 of the current year.

Winners from each of the eight age groups at the Trigg County event will advance to a Sectional competition where they will have their scores compared to other Sectional winners.

The winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions; the top five scorers from the pool of Sectional champions

advance to the Team Championship.

Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass & Kick Team Champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all Team Champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.

A number of NFL players have competed in Punt, Pass & Kick, including top former and current quarterbacks such as Dan Marino and Drew Bledsoe.

The competition is open to boys and girls ranging in age of 8-13. For competition information call Nick Edmonds at 924-1135, ext. 191.
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