In a spectacular display of skill and teamwork, the Pacelli Vikings' flag football team clinched their second consecutive GIAA Flag Football State Championship by defeating Mt. De Sales with a convincing score of 27-12. The Lady Vikings demonstrated their prowess on both ends of the field, capping off a historic season with an undefeated record and etching their names into the annals of Pacelli sports history.
The Lady Vikings showcased an impregnable defense throughout the championship game, stifling Mt. De Sales' offensive efforts. Grace Smith led the defensive charge with a game-changing Pick 6, while KK Jackson contributed to the defensive showcase with a crucial interception. Yana Williams and Addie Christenson wreaked havoc in the opposing backfield, each tallying an impressive four sacks, making it nearly impossible for Mt. De Sales to establish a rhythm.
On the offensive front, quarterback Kendall Iaccas orchestrated a precise passing game, amassing 66 yards and delivering two touchdown passes that proved instrumental in securing the victory. Tamiyah Carter was a force to be reckoned with on the ground, accumulating an impressive 128 rushing yards and adding another touchdown to the Lady Vikings' tally. Grace Smith and Addie Christenson showcased their versatility, contributing significantly in both receiving yards, with 39 and 24 yards, respectively.
This triumph marks the first time the Lady Vikings have secured back-to-back championships, a testament to the team's commitment, skill, and relentless pursuit of excellence. The undefeated season underscores their dominance in GIAA flag football, showcasing not only their prowess in individual games but also their consistency and resilience throughout the entire season.
As the Lady Vikings celebrate this historic achievement, they bid farewell to four seniors who played an integral role in shaping the team's success. These seniors leave behind a legacy of excellence, leadership, and championship spirit, setting the bar high for future Pacelli flag football teams.
In the wake of this monumental victory, the Pacelli Vikings flag football team stands proud, having etched their names in history with a stellar season that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to the Lady Vikings on their well-deserved back-to-back GIAA Flag Football State Championships!