Annika Franzen
Annika Franzen

Annika Franzen, a 4th grader at Carrie Lee Elementary School, will compete in the team championships of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition at halftime of the Minnesota Vikings game Sunday, Dec. 15.

Franzen won the 9-10 year old girls' division at the local level of this competition hosted by Decorah Parks and Recreation earlier this fall and moved onto the sectional competition in Evansdale, where she once again placed first in her age group. With a total combined score for her punt, pass and kick of 145'2", Franzen placed second amongst all 9-10 year olds competing at 11 different sectional sites throughout the region and in turn qualified for the team championships at Mall of America Field Dec. 15.

Ben Bockman (6-7 year old boys) and Kailer McCabe(12-13 year old boys) also finished first in their respective divisions at the sectional competition in Evansdale; however, their scores did not place them high enough to qualify for the team championships.