Leesburg, VA, was prominently featured in last night’s nationally televised NFL Pro Bowl as the Virginia Xtreme Redskins flag football team won the national championship during half time of the all-star game.
The Redskins, a seven-member team led by head coach Willie Page and assistant coach Scott Kallivokas, defeated the AFC Champion Ryan Football Dolphins from Miami. The teams are in the 13-14 year age division and have enjoyed a three-year rivalry. They first met at Super Bowl XLIX in the 11-12 Coed division when the Redskins beat the Dolphins, 14-13, in overtime in the semifinals. Their second meeting took place at Super Bowl 50, in the 13-14 Boys division when the Dolphins won 34-14 win in the semifinals.
To get to this year’s championship game, the Leesburg-based team won the Washington Redskins Regional Tournament and went undefeated in six games in the run up to the championship. The team went undefeated in pool play (3-0), defeating the ODB Bears, 32-0, the DAC Giants, 35-6 and the NS Cowboys, 36-6. After earning the No. 4 seed in the NFC tournament bracket, they shutout the Pelion Panthers, 20-0, the Kenner Saints, 15-0, the Prime Time 49ers, 22-0 and the Tucson Turf, 18-13.
The Virginia Xtreme Sports program was founded six years ago and has won three NFL FLAG Championship and 11 NFL FLAG Regional titles. Learn more about the nonprofit volunteer organization at virginiaxtremesports.com.