Marshall County Special Olympics flag football team recognized

On the field for a special recognition before last Friday’s football game, the Marshall County Special Olympic flag football team and coaches (L-R) Coach Johnny Bryd, Edward Burkeen, Travis Hicks, Ryan Morrison, Hunter Morrison, Aaron Morrison, Chris Capone and Assistant Coach Randy Dunn. Two players not pictured are Jacob Dunn and James Davio.

The Marshall County Special Olympics flag football team received pre-game recognition last Friday before the Marshals took the field against McCracken County. This picture was a part of the game’s gallery last week but these athletes deserve to be recognized once more.

The flag football competition was held June 6-12 in Orlando, Fla. as part of the Special Olympics USA Games. The USA Games united more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean.

The Marshall County Special Olympics flag football team was selected to represent the state as part of Team Kentucky.

Marshall County’s eight-member Flag Football team and two coaches made the trip to Orlando. The team competed on the outdoor fields at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports that the professional NFL players play on every year during the Pro Bowl.

After competing against teams from Maryland, the District of Columbia, Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania, the team finished fourth.