Orlando flag football league shooting for Guinness Book of World Records
ORLANDO, Fla. - On Sundays, Cypress Grove Park in Orlando transforms into several flag football fields.
"We were working out one day with 10 to 15 of us. Less than three years later, it’s this," said Antonio Thomas said.
It’s home to the Supreme Flag Football League.
With over 119 teams from around the country competing every week, they hope to soon be verified by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the largest flag football league in the world.
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"Antonio has definitely been the one to make this happen. So him being able to get that recognition, I think is what would mean the most," said Mariah Gearhart.
During the pandemic, most of the other flag football leagues shut down. That’s why Thomas decided to start this one. He never imagined that it’d grow into what it is today.
Supreme started out as a men’s league. Now there’s also a women’s division too.
"This is somewhere where you can come and just do one thing, and do it with your friends," said Danielle Wobschall, who plays on one of the teams.
League leaders are expecting to get confirmation from Guinness about their world record in June.
And the league itself is gaining traction among video creators, as several come out to the games to record the teams' successes, including FlagBeast.
In the meantime, the league is working on wrapping up another successful season at the end of the month.