Florida A&M flag football teams participated in the Swamp Bowl this weekend.
Simply Marvelous, the women’s flag football team, has won this tournament the last five years. This year, Simply Marvelous came in second, and Bread Up, the men’s flag football team, won first place.
Teams from the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University participate annually.
Simply Marvelous has collected six championships and four second-place finishes at the Swamp Bowl. Head coach Marvin Green is proud of his team. He said that he was not disappointed with the team’s second-place finish.
“We know how to win the big ones when they count,” Green said.
Bread Up won first place at the Swamp Bowl for the first time with a 41-19 victory over Apocalypto, the team from UCF.
Marcus St. Phard, a graduate mass communications student from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, played quarterback for Bread Up.
“The difference is better players on offense,” St. Phard said.
Marcus Durham, another Bread Up team member, is a senior social work student from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
“We took strides when we all figured out it was bigger than an individual team,” Durham said.
Durham and St. Phard both agreed that the success came from team chemistry and not individual talent.
The success at the Swamp Bowl was good for Simply Marvelous and Bread Up, but they have the rest of the season to look forward to.