PARK HALL, Md. — A new fall flag football league started up this August and is now entering the playoffs on November 7. Kenneth Parnell started the league through his non-profit Grinding Academy.

According to their website, Grinding Academy offers basketball coaching, tutoring, and hosts basketball tournaments.

The flag football league currently has five teams, and games are played on Sundays at Park Hall Elementary School. Games start around 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

“It’s been very successful,” Parnell, who is also a player on one of the teams known as Wolfpack, said. “A lot of people from the community have come out to play.”

Teams can decide on their name, mascot, and jerseys. The teams play each other two times throughout the regular season until the playoffs begin. Playoffs are organized around a double elimination structure, allowing for a second chance, but not a third.

The league is for men 18-years-old and older, and the turnout seems to have people ranging anywhere from 18-40 showing up.

Parnell also assured that he would try and keep the league going next fall, and he is looking into starting a Spring league. Players can sign up by emailing

To find out more about the Grinding Academy, visit their website at

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