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NFFAD 4x4 Championship goes to Silent Boys

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The National Flag Football Association of the Deaf (NFFAD) hosted their 4x4 tournament last Saturday at Clifton, Maryland with seven teams in contention. Several other formats that were initially planned to be part of this tournament were scrapped due to lack of teams.

The tournament started with Easy Game 4U and Silent Boys coming out of pool play undefeated and earning the #1 seed in bracket competition.

2017 NFFAD 4x4 Pool
2017 NFFAD 4x4 Bracket

The bracket tournament was played in double-elimination format and Silent Boys advanced to the championship game defeating DMV Eagles 42-0, Recreational Team 14-8, and D.C. Senior Citizen 19-12.

Easy Game 4U was bounced from the championship bracket by D.C. Senior Citizen 22-13. Easy Game 4U then defeated BenJamin’ Squad #1 34-12 and Recreational Team 34-20 to set up a rematch with D.C. Senior Citizen in order to advance to the championship game. The rematch went to Easy Game 4U, 19-2 setting up a showdown between the two #1 seeds in the championship game.

In order for Easy Game 4U to win the championship, they would need to defeat Silent Boys twice. This was not the case as the Silent Boys silenced Easy Game 4U 20-6 to claim the 2017 NFFAD 4x4 Championship.

NFFAD has not announced the dates and location for the 2018 tournament. The committee is currently conducting a survey to plan for next year’s tournament. Visit NFFAD’s website here for more information on the 2017 tournament and survey.

2017 NFFAD Silen Boys 4x4 Champ
2017 NFFAD 4x4 Champions - Silent Boys. (L to R) Daniel Fava, Kevin Berrigan, Jason Coleman (Coach), Shawn Harrington, Todd Bonheyo, Stephen DaSilva. (Photo courtesy of NFFAD)

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