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JTC closes summer with flag football all-star game
Flag Football - Alumni Game
C-I Web Extra: Two teams sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands and retired Maj. Gen. Julian Burns took to the field for a Hall of Fame game ahead of the all-star game. The Generals defeated the Jackson Alumni, 27-12. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The American League defeated the National League during Saturday evening’s all-star game, 32 to 28, at Camden’s Zemp Stadium, capping the first-ever flag football season sponsored by the Jackson Teen Center (JTC), ALPHA Center and local businesses. Two to three players from each of the league’s teams were chosen to play in the all-star game, a way to reward the players not only for their great plays from earlier in the season, but for their hard work in transforming themselves from 100 unruly individuals into 12 coherent teams. “They were fighting with each other during the first games,” ALPHA Center Executive Director Paul Napper said before either of the games began.