Local women’s football team features La Conner talent
July 21, 2021
Local moms are tackling a sport once blocked to young women.
La Conner High School alum Bobbi Carlson Crawford and former La Conner business owner Liz Vargas have suited up several seasons for the Mount Vernon Warriors women’s football team, whose schedule this spring included a game against the semi-pro Seattle Spartans.
The Skagit County team, launched four years ago as a fundraising vehicle for area youth sports, plays what can best be described as a tough brand of flag football.
“We actually play in full pads and helmet,” Vargas, a team captain and three-year veteran, told the...