Did you know that there is a girl’s tackle football league in Utah? If not, now you do, and now is the time to be in the know because this past spring, South Utah County’s very own team won the state championship.
The Lady Devils is coached by Scott Miller. Miller spoke to Serve Daily about the championship win, saying that it was one of the most exciting games he’s coached.
“We played against an undefeated team called Oana Canyons from South Jordan,” he said. “When we played them in the championship game, we were five (losses) and two (wins) at the time. We had also already played them once in the regular season where they beat us 14 to nothing. Thankfully, in the championship game, our defense really showed up. We played really well and it was 0-0 at the end of regulation and then we caused a fumble in overtime and then we scored and won 6-0 in overtime to win the title.”
Miller, who is in his third year coaching, said that girl’s tackle football is an up and coming sport that he’s excited to be a part of. Right now, his daughter plays on the team that currently has 20 girls from Spanish fork to Santaquin. He explained that the league offers teams from elementary school all the way to high school.
“This is the first all girls league that goes from elementary school to high school in the country, and the girls just love it,” he said. “They play hard and it gives them an opportunity to do full pads, helmets, and full tackle. This league has everything normal tackle football has, other than teams.”
While the team is in its off season, since they compete from winter to spring, Miller said that they are looking forward to adding many more girls to the team this coming season, and hopes that those interested will look into it.
“I encourage those who are interested to go to the website at hutahgirlstacklefootball.com or email me at email@example.com.