For the third straight season, KSU is home to the state’s best flag football team.
KSU’s now infamous intramural flag football squad, self named The Greatest Show on Turf, won its third straight state title on Sunday against the Valdosta State team in Athens.
“It went great,” senior flanker/corner Ryan Oubre said. “We lost a couple of players last year so I was worried. There were a couple of questions we needed to answer going into the season.”
“We had a couple of guys step up into some big roles. I was really, really impressed with their performances,” Oubre said. “Jason Scoggins, it was his first time playing with us and the guy had four or five interceptions. I was really impressed.”
The Greatest Show on Turf overpowered their opponents in the weekend, finishing with a final scoring differential of 297 to 36.
“We won the state title three years in a row and I’ve never seen a performance like we had this weekend,” Oubre said. “I could not have asked for a better weekend. It’s something I knew we could do, but doing it like we did, I could not be any happier.”
The Greatest Show on Turf had to fight off Savannah State, Georgia Tech, Armstrong Atlantic State and the Valdosta State team to earn the state title.
“Whoever wins the Kennesaw league has gotten an automatic bid to state, in the past,” said Oubre. “But, this year they had the state qualifier tournament. It’s an additional tournament.”
With its state title, the team will compete at nationals again this winter. The Greatest Show on Turf nearly won a national title last year, falling to Florida.
“Last year we actually came in second in nationals,” Oubre said. “We lost to a University of Florida team called The Company. We had actually beat them the year before.”
This year there are two nationals events for intramural flag football, one called the Air Show and the other the ACIS. KSU will compete in both.
“The big one is at the University of Central Florida,” Oubre said. That game will happen in early January.