Andy Su, president and founder of the league, said he hopes that it continues to grow in popularity after the league grew from 10 teams and 80 players to 16 teams and 130 players.
The season concluded with the Vikings taking the varsity championship, crowning their season with a 36-12 win over the Packers to go 10-0 for the season. Also playing were the Cowboys, who beat the 49ers 39-13.
Champs of the Junior Varsity division are the Raiders, who went 10-0 for the season after beating the Colts 21-6 Saturday. The other JV game was the Chiefs 12, Jets 6.
At the Sophomore level the Patriots beat the Saints 26-13 to put the Patriots at 8-2 and first place. The Cardinals beat the Eagles 19-12 at that level.
The Novice Chargers beat the Bucs 32-19, putting both teams at 7-3 for the season and tied for first. Also, the Dolphins beat the Panthers 26-19
Su said that 10 weeks of Saturday morning games, where five-player teams compete in non-contact format, turned out to be popular for players, volunteers and spectators.
“No matter what you do if you provide a good product, people want stuff to do for their kids,” he said. “Our goal is to always give them the best product, and people will come.”
He added that sponsorships and volunteer efforts help keep the cost at $80 per-player for the season, and planning for next year begins right away after Su collects surveys from parents and participants. He said they gave it a high rating, 4.74 out of five, after last year’s inaugural season.
“People must love it because they tell their friends and other people tell their friends.”