More than 200 students from Medeiros Elementary School participated in the school’s third consecutive NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition, held at the campus Thursday and Friday.
Students from ages 6 to 13 enjoyed a chance to earn a treat while trying their best in the competition.
Participants are split up into age groups, then allowed one punt, one pass and one placekick. The total distance of the combined three attempts is measured for a total score.
Each attempt is measured by distance and accuracy along a straight line. Any deviation from the line is subtracted from the straight distance, and measurements are made from where the ball first hits the ground. For example, if a participant throws the ball 100 feet down the line, and 30 feet to the right, the total score is 70 feet.
A boy and girl winner from each age division move on to a sectional competition in Sacramento on Oct. 19. Competitors who win in Sacramento earn a berth to compete during an on-field demonstration at a San Francisco 49ers game in December.
In the last two years one particular Medeiros student, Mya Sanchez, 8, has played her way to on-field demonstrations during both an Oakland Raiders and a 49ers game.
2013 Punt Pass and Kick Results
6 & 7 year-olds
1st place- Avery Sanchez and Hailey Bacon
2nd place-Joel Caravantes and Taylor Cooper
3rd place-Christian Maggard and Haleigh Wright
8 & 9 year-olds
1st place – Cole Hendrix and Carly Hagen
2nd place – Joseph Santiago and Mya Sanchez
3rd place – Joey Stout and Sofie Goldsmith
10 & 11 year-olds
1st place – Cole Carrigg and Luisa Elisaia
2nd place – Jacob Masihi and Emily Hanham
3rd place – Hayden Delay and Haley Freeman
12 & 13 year-olds
1ST place- Brett Hagen and Olivia Allen
2nd place – Luke Redman and Maryalice Corral
3rd place – Bryce Martin and Emmerson Parreira
Avery Sanchez won first place in the 6,7 year old division and will be moving on to a section competition in Sacramento on Oct. 19