In a historic first for girls, the Utah Girls Tackle Football League will hold its junior high and high school championship games at the University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium on May 21 st . The games mark the first time a girls high school football championship game will be hosted in a college football stadium. The following is a schedule of games:
11 am Junior High Division B – Bingham Miners v. Alpine Valkyrie
1 pm Junior High Division A – Westlake Thunder v. Canyons Ohana
3 pm High School Division B – Riverton Silverwolves v. Springville Valkyrie
5 pm High School Division A – West Jordan Lightning v. West Granite Quake
Inclusion Cheer will perform on sidelines of the games and during the halftime of the 5 pm game. The opportunity for teams to play at Rice Eccles Stadium was facilitated by the League’s
sponsor, Under Armour. Under Armour has made an incredible impact in the growth of girls football in Utah by providing the League with uniforms, creating the UA Women’s Blur Cleat, the brand’s first female football cleat (which were provided to all high school girls participating in the League), and hosting the first ever girls high school football camps. Under Armour will host a girls football camp at Brighton High School on June 24 th for 150 players in the League. The University of Utah and Under Armour proudly support girls and women’s participation in sports.
Inclusion Cheer is a cheer team and organization with the mission to provide an inclusive environment to all as well as educate others on the importance of inclusion in their communities, schools, and all other places. Inclusion Cheer is made up of kids, teens and adults of all abilities. The Utah Girls Tackle Football League was founded in 2015 by Crys Sacco and Sam Gordon with 50 players. The League has since grown to 600 players and 34 teams. Sam Gordon was the first female football player to make the cover of a Wheaties Box, the first female recipient of an NFL Honors Award, and was featured in the popular NFL 100 Super Bowl LIV commercial. Sam is now a student at Columbia University and a member of its women’s soccer team.