Laurel, MS - Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills when the Laurel Recreation Department hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Laurel High School Blair Field.
The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Boys and girls compete separately in five age divisions: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15. Ribbons will be presented in each age group in the local competition based upon total scores of all three football skills.
The top finishers from each of the 10 age groups at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition in Meridian, date to be determined. The winners at the sectional competition will have their scores compared with other sectional champions. The top four scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the New Orleans Saints Team Championship.
Age-group champions at this level will be declared NFL Punt, Pass & Kick team champions. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of all Team Champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January.
The competition is free and open to all boys and girls ages 6-15. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and the competition will start at 4 p.m. All participants must have a signed parental permission form and provide age verification with a birth certificate, government document, or baptismal certificate. Cleats are not allowed. Kicking tees of all types and age specific footballs will be provided.
Entry forms are available online at NFLPPK.com. For more information, call Stacy Comegys at 601.422.5723.