Simply Marvelous sweeps competition, claims regional title

The Simply Marvelous women’s flag football team won the American College Intramural Sports Regional Championship in dominating fashion this weekend by winning all of its games by 21 points or more.

The team played shutdown defense and had four consecutive shutouts.  The team rebounded from their first loses last week and improved its record to 9-2.

Asia Evans, senior captain and defensive rusher from Tampa, was a key player in the team’s defensive dominance. “I think the team did awesome,” Evans said. “We executed plays on offense and defense really shut it down.”

The team beat Grambling State 46-0 and Valdosta State 53-0 on Saturday and dominated Southern and tournament host West Florida on Sunday.  Simply Marvelous beat Southern 21-0 and beat University of West Florida for the third time this season 28-0 in the championship game.

This is the team’s fourth win in a row at this tournament and their seventh all time. This makes the team’s 19 regional championship and puts it back on track to win another national championship.

“I’m proud of the way the team bounced back after a disappointing last weekend,” head coach Marvin Green Jr. said.

Green had said the team would be prepared for its next tournament and it was. The offense was rolling on all cylinders this weekend scoring at least three times in every contest this weekend.

Senior receiver Carmen Jones and freshman quarterback Erika Collins made big contributions and looked very sharp on offense.

“The team really rallied around the young quarterback,” Green said.

Collins credits the team’s preparation for its success on the field.

“After three practices the week before, I feel we were more on the same page than before,” Collins said. “We fixed things that we lacked the last tournament.

The team will look to repeat its performance at the next ACIS tournament in December.

The tournament will be held in Hattiesburg, Miss., and is one of the team’s three remaining tournaments.  Simply Marvelous has already qualified for the NIRSA national championship in College Station, Texas.