Flag Line Wins First Place


Kenny Wilkerson

We’re Going to State! Overwhelmed with emotions, senior Luzmarie Bond-Sanchez wipes tears from her face moments after finding out the Flags team had qualify to compete at the state competition. Her teammates reach to comfort her.

The PMA flag team competed on December 1st, 2018 at the IDTA Regional competition. They went up against schools like Gardner South Wilmington High School flag line and other regional competitors. Nonetheless, they brought the first place trophy home.

Unfortunately, their day got off to a rocky start. The bus didn’t show up at the time requested, and arrived an hour and a half late for pick up. On the trip home, the bus didn’t show up so they shared a bus with another school. Luckily enough, this did not affect their performance, receiving first place as stated above.

“Although we did get first place, we need to work on our timing, marching and maneuvering,” said senior D’Ajahnae Croft.

They won first place but did not qualify for state. With just a couple points away from qualifying, it is expected that the next competition will grant them the points needed.

“We got a feel for what competition is really like and how rigorous it is and how much harder it’s going to get,” said Croft.

Their next competition is on January 6, 2019. Until then, the girls will continue to practice hard in preparation for this big event.

“We practice everyday except Mondays and the weekend. Sometimes a Saturday or a Sunday practice,” said Croft.

It was a new experience for the team, and like all champions, the flag team still understands that there’s always room for improvement.