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NFL and Detroit Lions host Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships


Competition takes place Sunday, Nov. 20, prior to game against the Jacksonville Jaguars

WHO:NFL Punt, Pass & Kick qualifiers, ages 6-15, from Michigan.

WHAT:Young football fans will compete in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Ford Field.

Competition in five age divisions for both boys and girls begins at 9:25 a.m. with the top scorer in each group crowned team champion and eligible for the National Championships, which will be held at the 2017 Pro Bowl game. All participants launch one punt, one pass and one kick with scores based on distance and accuracy (in feet). The top four scorers in each age group from across the country will qualify as national finalists.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, which began in 1961, is the nation's largest grassroots sports skills competition. NFL stars, including Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks TROY AIKMAN and DAN MARINO, competed in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program as youngsters.

WHEN:9:25 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20

WHERE:Ford Field 

The following is a list of participants in the Detroit Lions Punt, Pass & Kick Team Championships:

Girls 6-7

Boys 6-7

Alexandria Chappus – New Boston, Mich.

Brock Koch – Chelsea, Mich.

Katelyn Germann – Macomb, Mich.

Landon Jacobs – Frankenmuth, Mich.

Addison Oakes – Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mateo Lupercio – Detroit, Mich.

Natalie Whalen – Newberry, Mich.

London Bateman – Holland, Mich.

Girls 8-9

Boys 8-9

Liliana Thompson – Galesburg, Mich.

Tyson Smith – St. Johns, Mich.

Alyson Peterson – Frankenmuth, Mich.

Ithan Webster – Grandville, Mich.

Taylor Cook – St. Johns, Mich.

Ethan Goddard – Schoolcraft, Mich.

Arianna Bryant – Newberry, Mich.

Anthony White – Detroit, Mich.

Girls 10-11

Boys 10-11

Natalie Wandrie – Alanson, Mich.

Blake Weirich – Hart, Mich.

Sydney Heyboer – Grandville, Mich.

Carlos Fernandez – East Lansing, Mich.

Emily Kramer – Brighton, Mich.

Ty Tomlinson – Portage, Mich.

Emilee Bradley – Vassar, Mich.

Matthew Rahilly  - Newberry, Mich.

Girls 12-13

Boys 12-13

Rayna Doxie – Lansing, Mich.

Isaac Toole – Rockford, Mich.

Mackenzie Gregor – Livonia, Mich.

Logan Hullibarger – Temperance, Mich.

Jillian Hayward – Garden City, Mich.

Sam Sircerly – Gaylord, Mich.

Madisyn Gray – Grandville, Mich.

Joseph Spears – Evart, Mich.

Girls 14-15

Boys 14-15

Katie Sue Rahilly – Newberry, Mich.

Joseph Henegar – Woodhaven, Mich.

Audrey Kielpinski – Midland, Mich.

Dennis Zacharias – Evart, Mich.

Caitlin Magolan – Brighton, Mich.

Joseph Toole – Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kayla Johnson – Muskegon, Mich.

Christopher Williams – Farmington Hills, Mich.

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