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Are you ready for some football?


Football in Haines?

Soccer players who meet for games on Sharnbroich Field say they’ll give it a try Sunday and see what materializes. A game of touch or flag football will start at 4 p.m., and players of all ages and abilities are welcome, said Krista Kielsmeier, who two years ago organized women’s basketball at the gym.

“We were playing soccer last week. Someone brought a football and people seemed really interested in it. Why is there no football in Haines? We need to rectify this situation,” said Kielsmeier, who played co-ed intramural football in college and was a wide receiver in a high school powder puff league.

“If 40 people show up, there’s the option to break off into multiple games, but I can’t predict who will attend,” Kielsmeier said.