Shaler wins Steelers’ first women’s flag football tournament at Heinz Field

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The Shaler Titans won the championship in the first Pittsburgh Steelers Women’s Flag Tournament at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Titans defeated Moon in the final of a six-team tournament, winning on a game-saving tackle near the goal line in overtime.

Steelers players Derek Watt and Pat Freiermuth were on hand for the tournament, and Freiermuth presented the trophy to the victorious Titans.

Ambridge, Ellis School, North Allegheny and West Allegheny also participated in the tournament, which concluded the first year of the Steelers program to increase girls’ participation in football by providing increased access to school-aged girls in the area. Pittsburgh.

As part of the program, the Steelers held a women’s soccer jamboree at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex in February and provided uniforms, equipment and funding to participating schools through their youth football program. Prior to the tournament at Heinz Field, games were played at area high schools.

“We are thrilled to bring this opportunity to high schools in western Pennsylvania,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Flag football is an exciting game, and already very popular in community programs, so it’s great to give high school girls the opportunity to continue playing and representing their high school.”

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt and former Steelers offensive lineman David DeCasto each supported their program by choosing to donate their $5,000 charitable grants by attending the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl.

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