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GCPS teams invited to Super Bowl activities

Falcons and NFL invite Gwinnett football teams (boys and girls) to participate in Super Bowl weekend activities

January 29, 2019

Are you ready for some football? Well, if you aren’t you better get ready as Atlanta will be the epicenter of a football frenzy as the “big” game comes to town. As part of the pre-game festivities, the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL have invited a number of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ football teams (traditional and girls flag football) to take part.

Super Bowl LIII Camera Run-Through with Meadowcreek High School
     On Friday, Feb. 1, the Meadowcreek High School football team will participate in a walkthrough at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a camera test for CBS’s Super Bowl LIII broadcast. These student-athletes will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the field before the NFC and AFC champions compete for the Lombardi Trophy. The players will participate in mock team introductions, a coin toss, and will simulate plays run by both teams. Their “day in the sun” will ensure that everyone else can enjoy the big game on TV, catching every play and replay that is filmed, on Sunday. 

Girls’ Flag Football Exhibition
     On Saturday, February 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., some of Gwinnett’s flag football players will head back to the gridiron to play in front of locals and visitors in town for Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The NFL and the Atlanta Falcons invited Peachtree Ridge High School, the 2018 GCPS Girls Flag Football Champions, county runner-up North Gwinnett High School, and semi-finalists Collins Hill High School and Duluth High School to play in a series of exhibition games on the Play Football Field at the Super Bowl Experience Driven by Hyundai. The field is located inside the Georgia World Congress Center.

     The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation partnered with GCPS to bring girls’ flag football teams to 19 Gwinnett high schools in the fall of 2018. The four teams selected to play in the exhibition will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and the growth of girls’ flag football participation in Atlanta.

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