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Flag Football Team Takes Bronze at Special Olympics National Games

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.
The University of Mississippi’s Unified Flag Football team won bronze at the 2018 Special Olympics Games in Seattle.

Photo courtesy of Many Rogers.

The team finished in third place in the intercollegiate division 1 (yellow) behind Arizona, Alabama, in front of North Carolina and North Dakota. This was the first time for this division to compete at the Special Olympics National Games. 
Courtesy of the Special Olympics

Ole Miss students who competed on the Unified Flag Football team include Trey Skocy, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Mattoon, Illinois; Josh Obregon, a senior accounting major from Columbia, Illinois; Marcus Thornton, a May 2018 graduate of elementary education from Shannon; and Dalton Sheffield, a senior biochemistry major from Henderson, Tennessee.
The Special Olympics athletes who competed on the Unified Flag Football team are Daniel and Dan Arata from Desoto County, Madison Dennis from Tupelo, Luke Robinson from Pelahachie, Ben Rogers from Jackson and Bill Holden from Oxford.


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