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Local News
4:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Louisville's Special Olympic Flag Football Team Finishes Special Olympics Run

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Kentucky’s first Special Olympic flag football team to qualify for the national championship finished this week's competition ranked in the top five.

 Louisville Flyers head coach Danny Lane said the team finished with three wins and three losses during the tournament and in fifth place overall. Ten teams competed this week in the national tournament.

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Local News
12:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Update: Louisville Special Olympic Flag Football Team Unbeaten In National Tournament

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We shared the story last week of the Louisville Flyers, a flag football team heading to the national Special Olympics. We're keeping tabs on the team's progress throughout the competition. Here's the first installment.

The Louisville Flyers are on a roll.

The Flyers are the first Special Olympic flag football from Kentucky to make it to the national championships, being held this year in Princeton, N.J., and, so far, they haven’t lost yet.

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Local News
3:38 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Special Olympic Flag Football Team From Louisville Is Going For Gold at Nationals

The Louisville Flyers
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Corey Morgan of the Louisville Flyers flag football team doesn’t shy away from the bright lights of competition.

“That is where I shine,” he said.  “When I shine, I’m never stopping, like no one else before.”

Morgan, 23, will get his chance to shine next week when he and the Flyers head to Princeton, New Jersey, to compete in the Special Olympic 2014 USA Games.

The Louisville Flyers are the first Special Olympic flag football team from Kentucky in history to be invited to the national championship.

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