The American women’s flag football team’s march to the gold medal game ended in amazing fashion with a silver medal. The quarterback was Vanita Crouch. Team Mexico’s 39-6 victory over the U.S. in the World Games 2022 final on Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama, was highlighted by quarterback Diana Flores’ four touchdown passes. Team Mexico got off to an electrifying start thanks to an opportunistic defense and never looked back, dominating on both sides of the ball.
Mexico’s triumph made them the first gold medalists in women’s flag football at a World Games. The U.S. had a stunning start to the game and quickly lost it after falling down 8-0 after its first two possessions. In the first, Xiomara Rios of Mexico scored after a Crouch interception, and in the second, Rebeca Landa sacked Crouch for a safety.
After then, the Mexico offense took over and scored three touchdowns on Flores’ touchdown passes to Silvia Contreras, the receiver. Mexico had a 27-0 advantage at the half, and the US never recovered.