With school back in session, the Mississippi Flood Futbol Club (MFFC) opened its multi-sport park facility with its inaugural 3v3 Back to School Shootout soccer tournament on Saturday, August 10.
The MFFC welcomed 44 teams from around the Southeast to participate in the event. Teams traveled to Oxford from Memphis, Desoto County, Starkville and Oxford to take part in the tournament.
The ages of participants ranged from eight years and under to adult teams for the single day tournament.
The tournament brought about a thousand visitors into Oxford for the sporting event.
“Parents and guests were thrilled about the club and look forward to coming back to play baseball,” said MFFC Developer Dr. Michael Perry.
Tournament director Mark Farmer of Little Rock, Arkansas’ Coerver Coaching said he was impressed with how smoothly the first tournament came off compared to other inaugural tournaments.
Farmer said he was also pleased with the level of competition that the MFFC was able to bring to the tournament.
The tournament concluded with a fireworks show by Dr. Jason Coleman and Desoto Fireworks.
Last weekend, the Mississippi Flood took eight teams in seven divisions to Jackson, Tennessee, to participate in a tournament. The club fielded six teams to compete for championships. The MS Flood won 70 percent of its games in the tournament. Two teams won their division and four teams placed second in their division.
The club teams are made up of players from Oxford, Pontotoc, Grenada, Greenwood, New Albany and other surrounding areas in North Mississippi.
In the fall of 2013, the Lafayette Dolphins will play their peewee football games at the MFFC against other peewee football teams from around North Mississippi.
Competitive baseball will be starting at the MFFC in the spring of 2014.
Parents interested in getting their child involved with any of the sports at the complex should email the MFFC at: email@example.com.
–– Adam Brown, HottyToddy.com Sports Editor