homepage logo

Bob Brennan Memorial Football Challenge Events Set For June 25

By Staff | Apr 12, 2016

A?day-long event to challenge football players will be held Saturday, June 25 in Emmetsburg. The Bob Brennan Memorial 5-on-5 Flag Football Tournament, 7-on-7 Football Passing Tournament and Root-Hog Lineman’s Challenges will be conducted at the Emmetsburg Flag Football complex at the old Middle School Football Field on 11th Street.

The 5-on-5 Flag Football Tournament will start at 8 a.m. at the field. Sportsmanship will be the emphasis of the day’s events, and sportsmanship will apply to all players, coaches and fans.

The second event of the day will be the Root-Hog Lineman Challenge, starting at 10 a.m. at the field. the challenge will be a test of strength, speed and flexibility for the men in the trenches, the offensive and defensive linemen.

Participants must be entering ninth through 12th grade in the Fall of 2016. A total of four drills will comprise the challenge: Strength – a Bench press of 185 pounds;

Speed – a 10-yard dash from a three-point stance;

OL/DL?Skills – blocking and tackling technique against a one-man sled and pop up dummy for time;

Agility – a three-cone drill for time.

The contestant with the highest point total will be the Champion Root-Hog.

The 7-on-7 Football Passing Tournament will get underway at 1 p.m. at the field.

All participants in the 7-on-7 Football Passing Tournament must be entering ninth through 12th grade in the Fall of 2016.

The challenge is exactly as it sounds; only passing plays will be allowed, no rushing plays. The Quarterback has four seconds to throw and there is no rushing the quarterback. A team may have five receivers on offense and seven defenders on defense – but only seven players on each team on the field.

Each team will receive two sets of 10 plays from the 40 yard line and one set of five plays from the 10-year line.

Points are also awarded for completions. A score from the 40-yard line will be worth six points. A completion of 31-39-yard lines is worth four points; a completion of 21-29-yards is worth three points and so on.

The defense can score, an interception for a touchdown is worth six points and the defense can get three points for an interception.

For more information on any of the events, contact any member of the E-Hawk Flag Football program or Rick Brennan at 712-852-8079.