Kealakekua 7-year-old Jayla Medeiros has won the NFL Punt Pass & Kick National Competition in the age 6 to 7 division (see video). The contest was Saturday at the Atlanta Georgia Dome. Jayla is on the Kona Marlins’ Mitey Mite Division team in Pop Warner flag football and tackle football.
All participants had one punt, one pass, and one kick. The winners in each age group were determined by distance and accuracy. Another Hawaii Island girl, Gabrielle Ewing, competed in the Girls 12-13 group and finished fourth.
The 40 participants in the finals all went to the Green Bay Packers/Falcons game Saturday afternoon (Green Bay prevailed, 48-21). They were all recognized at halftime, and the winners mentioned between the 3rd and 4th Quarters.