Hurricanes blow away Lions in O.T. to win Sol Lain crown
The Sol Lain Association held its flag-football championship game last Saturday at the P.S. 134 playground on Montgomery St. on the Lower East Side and the Betances Hurricanes emerged victorious against the Lopez Lions. The other teams in the league are the Silver Bears and Local 74. The league includes players ages 10 to 14 and recently added girls. Players come from the Vladeck, LaGuardia, Baruch, Wald and Riis Houses, Seward Extension and Broome St. After the game, trophies were awarded at St. Marys Church on Grand St. Top left, league M.V.P. Krystal Ruiz, 12, turns the corner on a sweep. Bottom left, Brian Gonzalez coaches the Lions. Above the champion Hurricanes, back row from left, Robert Velez, Krystal Ruiz, Kenny Genao, Andrew Moran and Felix Rivera, and front row from left, Joseph Mercado, Maurice Sullivan, Troy Washington, Andray and Daouda Taylor.
Downtown Express photos by Clayton Patterson