Six local youngsters are among the 40 qualifiers for the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick championships Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field.|
Included are five area girls among the 20 female competitors in five separate age groups. Geneseo alone has two girls in the fight — Jordan Porter in the 8-9 year-old division, and Audrianna Schneider in the 12-13 age bracket. Viola's Hannah Doty (10-11) also qualified in the girls' competition.
The competition runs in conjunction with the Chicago Bears game with the Minnesota Vikings. Every NFL team hosts a regional championship, with the competitions running from late October to mid-December around the country. The regional championships are determined by the top four scores at the qualifying sectional competitions. Local competitions feed into those sectionals.