There’s really only one word to describe the Marymount Regals flag football team: powerhouse.
Not only has the team claimed the city championship for the past six years straight, the team has gone undefeated for — wait for it — 26 straight games. They haven’t have lost a game since 2014.
On Oct. 3, the Regals defeated Lockerby Composite 10-1 to make it 25 consecutive wins. Just two days later, Marymount slammed Notre-Dame 13-0 to make it 26 in a row.
The team is 4-0 for the season so far.
Will this season see Marymount record its seventh straight city championship? Will the Regals and Confed square off in the finals again?
Only time will tell, but coaches Dan Bartolucci, Jason Weiler, Tori Jewell and Julia Boschetto couldn’t be happier with the start to this season.
“We have a lot of new players in starting roles on this year’s team and quite a few players who are learning the game for the first time, so we have relied heavily on some of the more experienced players to help out with teaching the game and they have stepped up big time,” Bartolucci said.
He added the mentorship and sisterhood that occurs on the football field is very different than most other sports, crediting it with being the best part of the game of flag football.
“Watching veteran standout players like Cassidy Burton on offense or Tyana Soucy on defense lead by example is fantastic for fans of football,” Bartolucci said. “We love to watch them in action, but we have the luxury of watching these girls practice and teach other members of the team how it’s done. It’s incredible to watch!”
Last year, Marymount was awarded the “Team of the Decade” award at the House of Kin Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame dinner. The Regals flag football team has a record of 43-5 with only two losses occurring since 2013.
The Regals are back in action Oct. 16 against the Lively Hawks. Game time is 4 p.m. at the James Jerome Sports Complex.