The Long County Blue Tide flag football team has had a successful run in its first two seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in both years. One big part of their success has been quarterback Kyleigh Sizemore and now her athletic abilities have landed her two big honors.
Sizemore recently received an invitation to the Elite 11 Regional competition in Orlando on April 2. She is one of just 16 girls invited to the competition and one of four girls from Georgia.
“It was a shock,” the rising senior quarterback said about her feelings after receiving her invitation. “Starting this sport, I never thought it was possible for me to get these opportunities.”
Sizemore is one of the more well-known Blue Tide athletes, splitting her team between four different sports. She acknowledged the possibility of this invitation bolstering her chances of playing flag football in college.
“Hopefully, this helps continue my journey with flag football and I will be given the chance to play at the next level,” Sizemore said.
In the first two years of Lady Tide flag football, Sizemore has led her team to 22 wins, two region runner-up finishes and two quarterfinal appearances. She has led the region in passing yards and was second in the state in yards and touchdowns in both seasons, amassing over 5,000 passing yards and nearly 50 touchdown passes.
Sizemore also received an invitation to showcase her skills in the Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Skills Competition on April 23. She will compete alongside other high school quarterbacks and players from the college ranks and the NFL.
“I’m looking forward to making new friends and learning new skills,” she said. “I love meeting new people and watching them grow with this sport.”
The Elite 11 Competition is the premier quarterback event in the nation, bringing together the nation’s top boys and girls signal callers each offseason to compete. The competition has featured the last 11 Heisman Trophy winners.