On May 15, 2011, at the stadium next to the NSA arch, the annual American flag football tournament for the Bulgaria Cup was held. The teams that took part were - Sofia Bears (2 teams), Sofia Hawks and Blagoevgrad Griffins.
In the hot spring sun, the teams put on a great show and had fun playing. The Blagoevgrad Griffins, despite the lack of many players, performed at a level and stretched themselves against the two teams of the Sofia Bears. The Bears, on the other hand, had a lot of new guys in the lineup and that slowed their game down a bit. However, the new guys showed serious potential. This applies especially to little Sashko, who scored his first touchdown at only 10 years old! Another surprise came from Tanya, who, as the only girl playing flag football in Bulgaria so far, also scored her first touchdown.
The young Hawks team performed as always at a very strong level and outplayed the other teams with their speed.
However, in the final, the strength of the Hawks ran out, and despite their selfless play, they lost to the Bears team.
The "bear" Alexander Kenanov was chosen as the best player of the tournament.
Here are the final results.
Griffins 12:12 Hawks
Bears 1 6:0 Bears 2
Hawks 12:0 Bears 2
Griffins 6:6 Bears 1
Hawks 24:6 Bears 1
Bears 2 18:12 Griffins
Bears 1 18:12 Hawks
1. Bears 1
3. Griffins – 2 tied games but with 30 points scored
4. Bears 2 – 1 win, only 12 points scored