The team Feels Like ’93, suffered its first loss of the season Monday to the Primetimes in intramural football, 25-7.
That snapped a five-game winning streak for Feels like ’93. The game started with the Primetimes notching up a few quick touchdowns to jump into an early lead. Feels Like ’93 hit back with a touchdown and looked to be rallying from Kendall Magana, from Arlington, Texas, and Campus Director for Campus Outreach.
However, the Primetimes’ defense shut down Feels Like ‘93 and converted pressure into points with an interception late in the game to put the game out of reach.
Feels like ’93 players emphasized that intramural sports for them is not just about winning games. Meeting new people and having fun doing it is the main goal.
Feels like ’93 is named after the 1993 Dallas Cowboys and was started by Magana. Magana, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, uses flag football as a way to reach out to students on campus.
“I had a team chaplain at SEMO who started to do Bible studies with me and introduced me to Christ,” Magana said. “He really helped me turn my life around and I am trying to give that same positive influence and develop relationships with people here on campus.”
Clay Fuson, senior from Nashville, Tenn., said flag football helps him fulfill his competitive spirit.
“I played baseball all through college,” Fuson said. “I am about to graduate in December and I am no longer eligible to play. It is good to get out here and get good exercise and meet new people from around campus. We all have that common interest in football and it makes for a great time.”
Story by Alex McLaughlin, Contributing writer