East County Sports

The ‘Flag” is up… for Liberty Football



By Nick Pellegrino
ECS staff writer

ALPINE — Liberty Charter High School, which is now located at the site of the old Alpine Elementary School, promised an assortment of public events for the mountain community located east of El Cajon. Many of the first events have now been announced, with one starting Saturday morning.

First, the Liberty Lions will open the football season – the school is entering its 11th season playing varsity flag football — at home against The Cambridge School of Rancho Penasquitos. The ballgame is slated for this Saturday (Sept. 24) at 9 a.m., slated for MacQueen Middle School.

Don’t be late: a full flag football game can be completed in just over an hour.

Next will be a charity flag football game against The Monarch School, a high school for homeless teenagers located next to Barrio Logan near the San Diego shipyards.

The Lions will meet Monarch’s Royal on Saturday, Oct. 1, kicking off at 11 a.m.

“We are honoring the Monarch football team,” said Linn Dunton, the Lions’ director of athletics. “We will be raising money for hoodies for their players, footballs, and personalized athletic bags. We will also be serving their teams and families lunch.”

The final in a series of early school-year events, Liberty will conduct its annual Block Out Cancer volleyball match on Thurs., Oct. 13. Matches start at 4:30 p.n. (JV) and 6 p.m. (varsity) at the MacQueen Gymnasium.

“This our big event to raise money for a woman with breast cancer,” added Dunton.


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