Sometimes, playing both football and soccer can be very advantageous.
Cameron McDuffy, a member of the Cooper City Cobras travel soccer program and the Pembroke Pines Optimist Bengals football organization, used what he has learned in both sports to help win two championships in South Florida punt, pass and kick competitions.
Cameron was successful in a pair of pre-qualifying events, one at Sabal Pines Park in Coconut Creek and the other at the Miami Dolphins' training facility in Davie.
As a result of his showings, McDuffy earned the right to be the Dolphins' representative in the next level of the National Football League-sponsored punt, pass and kick competition at Sun Life Stadium.
He emerged among the top 20 in that regional attraction with a total distance of nearly 190 feet. His distances in that phase of the competition included 53 feet, 5 inches in punts, 52 feet, 8 inches in passes, and 82 feet, 5 inches in kicks.
While playing with his Bengals' 75-pound division team during the last two American Youth Football League seasons, McDuffy has led the league in point-after conversions during both of those gridiron campaigns.
A well-rounded athlete, McDuffy also recently played on the Cooper City Cobras tournament baseball team and in the Cooper City Optimist intramural basketball league.
Among other accolades, Cameron was selected to play in the Dade versus Broward All-Star game for 9- and 10-year-olds at Florida International University.
Cameron has also excelled in the classroom as a principal's honor roll student—all A's—while maintaining perfect attendance.
Flag football league seeks adults
The 2012 Adult Flag Football League is being run by the city of Coconut Creek Parks and Recreation Department during the week of Feb. 27 through June 11 at Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Ave.
All game-time starts are at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. The B Division will play on Monday nights and the C Division will play on Wednesday nights.
Online/walk-in registration will take place this week through Feb. 20. The cost is $450 per team.
Visit coconutcreek.net/webtrac, or coconutcreek.net, or call the Coconut Creek Community Center at 954-545-6670.
Coed flag football players needed
The city of Coconut Creek Parks and Recreation Department is running its 8-on-8 Coed Adult Flag Football League this season for males' and females' ages 18-older. The program takes place starting March 8 through May 24.
The Thursday game-time starts are at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. at Sabal Pines Park, 5005 NW 39th Ave. To sign-up, the registration fee is $425 and the cost per team is $450.
The B Division's games are slated for Monday nights and the C Division's games are for Wednesday nights.
Online/walk-in registration runs through Feb. 29. Visit coconutcreek.net/webtrac to register online, or call 954-545-6670.