Posted Online: Nov. 22, 2012, 7:05 pm

Did you know? QC girls excel in national competition

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By Steve Tappa,

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.