Modesto flag football team claims title

sports@modbee.comMarch 20, 2013 

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MANDI SIRES Source One flag football team of Modesto, Ca.

MANDI SIRES — Mandi Sires

Modesto’s Source One, fresh off a successful defense of its national flag football championship, one-upped itself with a victory in the Pro-Open division at the Metro Competitor Flag Football Union World Championship VIII in Las Vegas on March 2-3.

In the title contest, Source One triumphed 20-13 over the Long Beach All-Stars, one of the top flag football units in the western United States over the past decade.

The Modesto team came through with a pair of narrow victories en route to the championship. Source One defeated New Hustle of San Diego 7-6 to reach the semifinals, and then defeated DX of Las Vegas 13-12 to advance to the title game.

Overall, Source One was 6-0 in two days of competition.

Coach and team founder Trevor Tucker had mentioned after the nationals, also held in Las Vegas, that he was considering calling it a career after 25 years in the sport. He thinks this championship is a perfect way to exit.

“What else am I going to do,” said Tucker. “I did what I always dreamed about doing; what more is there to do?”

The semifinal matchup against DX of San Diego featured two of the state’s most successful teams over the past two seasons. While Source One is the 2012 and 2013 national champions, DX was the defending MCFFU world champion and won the MCFFU national title earlier this year.

“It was a matchup of the teams that now have won the last four really big tournaments,” said Tucker. “I’ve been trying to climb this mountain for years, and now I’m there. It’s pretty special.”

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