February 22, 2024

Emma Johnson Breaks Villages Charter School Flag-Football Record

1.1 min read| Published On: February 22nd, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Emma Johnson Breaks Villages Charter School Flag-Football Record

1.1 min read| Published On: February 22nd, 2024|

Emma Johnson, a senior at The Villages Charter School, etched her name in the school’s record books last evening. With an outstanding performance on the flag-football field, Johnson achieved the remarkable feat of making four interceptions in a single game, setting a new school record.

Although girls’ flag-football is a relatively recent addition to the sports repertoire at The Villages Charter School, Johnson has swiftly become a standout player, and her prowess was on full display, particularly in the game against Crystal River who The Villages would beat 26-0.

Johnson’s defensive prowess didn’t end with the interceptions; she also managed to contribute offensively by scoring a touchdown. This stellar individual performance was a crucial factor in the Lady Buffalo’s impressive team effort, securing a victory that propelled them to a 2-0 record for the season.

Prior to her standout performance in flag-football, Johnson had already proven herself as a key contributor to the school’s soccer team, which clinched another district championship this season. Transitioning seamlessly from soccer to flag-football, she continues to dominate the competition.

The entire team is showing promising cohesion, with quarterback Zoey Simmons delivering precise plays. Supported by teammates Gianna DiMaggio, Ainsley Williams, Emma Spell, and Mylee Moon, the Lady Buffalo had significant contributions on both the offensive and defensive fronts. The Villages are currently outscoring opponents by an impressive 53-0 margin through the first two games of the regular season.

Looking ahead, The Villages are poised to face Forest at home on February 26th at 7:15 pm, aiming to maintain their unbeaten streak and who knows maybe Emma Johnson will break another record with five interceptions at some point this season! With Emma Johnson leading the charge, the Lady Buffalo have set the bar high for an exciting and successful season.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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