The King/Drew girl’s flag football team has a 15-5 overall record and an 11-2 Coliseum League record (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The King/Drew Golden Eagles girl’s flag football team has been a dominant force in the Coliseum League. Their 46-0 victory over the Manual Arts Toilers marks the 10th shutout in their inaugural season.

“I’m so proud of me and my team,” said King/Drew senior quarterback Ty’Yanna Passmore. “We’re just gonna keep worrying about what we could do and not worry about what happened in the past and just keep pushing forward.”

Last week, the Golden Eagles kept the Dymally Challengers and the Hawkins Hawks scoreless.  King/Drew junior Lyric Stevens noted how communication is one of their favorable qualities.

“We don’t bad talk each other,” Stevens said. “We uplift each other, even if we do make mistakes. We tell each other we can do better.”

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The Golden Eagles have strong passing skills and effective defense. Against Hawkins, King/Drew made three touchdown passes. They also flaunt a strong defense, they made two interceptions against the Hawks.

The girl’s flag football playoffs start on November 1 (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

As of Tuesday, the Golden Eagles have a 15-5 overall record, they are second in the Coliseum League with an 11-2 record. Crenshaw currently leads the league. Passmore noted how she remains humble regardless of their winning record.

“I know that anything can happen at any time. Just because we’re up 24-0 in the first half does not mean that we won’t be 32-24 and lose,” Passmore said. “Just because you go against a team with more losses than wins, you can’t be too happy because that team could still win.”

The advent of girl’s flag football presented opportunities for young women that they desired but did not exist in previous years.

“Ever since I was younger… I would play with boys that lived in my complex. We would play tackle [football] with no pads or nothing,” Stevens said. “I always liked football but I never seen girls play until I got to high school.”

Passmore sees flag football being sanctioned as another way to show their athletic prowess.

“I feel like girls don’t get as much recognition in sports as boys,” Passmore said. “Now girls get to show that they’re capable to do things too and I find it really, really cool.”

With the girl’s flag football playoffs starting November 1, Golden Eagles have proven that they are capable of competing in the Open Division.