The Oregon Reign is the REIGNING national B Division Gay Bowl Champions! Check out our story below.
Oregon Reign Information Page
The Oregon Reign is our statewide travel team that travels each fall to the Gay Bowl that is put on by the National Gay Flag Football League. The event brings teams from all over the nation and Canada. This year Gay Bowl will be played in New York City from October 10-13, 2019. We are always looking for local players to come and play with us. We practice throughout the Summer and are currently working on fundraising to offset costs for our players. We encourage any interested players to get come watch and/or play with the Huddle Buddies or attend a practice in the Summer. Best way to connect with us is through our Facebook Page.
The Story of the Oregon Reign
The Oregon Reign began with the passion of Joey Jacinto. Joey was the longtime captain and quarterback of the Phoenix Hellraisers. After relocating to Eugene Oregon, Joey set out trying to bring gay flag football to Oregon. While it wasn't the right time, Oregon was ready to join the gay flag football ranks.
A few years laters, Derek Spears and Jake Lee teamed up to build on Joey's work in the Portland area. They formed the Huddle Buddies, a team made of mostly gay men, to play in a prominent and competitive local flag football league. The Huddle Buddies played two seasons in this league winning the B Division championship twice. They were ready for their next challenge...taking on the competition of National Gay Flag Football League.
The Oregon Reign's first national tournament was at the 2018 Sin City Classic in Las Vegas. The had a blast and truly announced their arrival losing on the final play of overtime to the eventual champions in the quarterfinals. The league started to take notice as you can read in the blog post below put out by the National Gay Flag Football League.
Check out this blog post put out by the National Gay Flag Football League
The Oregon arrived at their first Gay Bowl in Denver, Colorado as the #22 seed (last) in the crowded B Division. They went on a run to end all runs and became the talk of the tournament as they powered themselves to the National B Division Championship Game against the the host city's Denver Summit Gold. They prevailed and were crowned the undefeated B Division Champs in their first Gay Bowl appearance. There were only 11 of them on the first team, but they played and won like a family that weekend.
The Oregon Reign now had their sights set on their first run at a A Division championship in New York City for Gay Bowl 19. If you are interested in joining our team, send us an email or hit us up on Facebook. We are always looking for more players to add to our family.