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Thank you for coming to Opening Night !!!

We had almost 600 players and about 2500 Fans attend and enjoy the good fun!

We wish a fantastic season to each and every single team.


Have fun and keep it safe!


Friday Night Lights Spring 2016 Highlight Pictures

Spring 2016 Top Champions and Finalist earn the Honor of Repersentg DesertSands FNL in our Annual Tournament of Champions

7th-8th Grade Division-

Arizona State University- Tim Taylor

Florida State University- Rick Post

First Alternate- Air Force- Jeff Wysard

5th-6th Grade Division-

USC- Albert Galvin

Florida-Elizabeth Haden (respectfully declined due to conflicts)

At Large- Army-Anthony Spain

3rd-4th Grade Division-

Michigan-Noah Teran

Florida State-Cliff Daft

1st-2nd Grade Division-

USC-Jacob Jaurequi

Michigan State-Michael Schnaars

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These two players spent their week looking up the definition of "Execute" and how it relates to football and everyday life.  The task was look up the definition due to hearing another coach use the term with his team during a practice scrimmage.  

These two players attend Palm Desert Charter Middle School and excel there academically.  They are natural leaders around their friends and show excellent teamwork and sportsmanship on the field.  This earned them the game ball for the week for their commitment to their team on and off the field.

Nominated by: Jory Kirchhevel, Coach

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Have any practice or game photos that you want to share with us?

Please send them to Nayyan Chandler, our Web and Social Media Director at

Thank you!

Lesson of Compassion for Others Trumps Opportuity to Post 1st Win!

In the heat of the moment a Texas HS COACH was about to post the schools Frist win when an opposing  player was seriously injured and airlifted off the playing field.

He made the decision for the Team to take a knee on the one yard line and concede the game out of respect for the injured player.  Wins and losses fade but this lesson will last a lifetime.

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John A. Maldonado

COMMISSIONER K, /1st & 2nd / 3rd & 4th Grade Divisons

Phone: 760-636-8266

Tom Roche

COMMISSIONER 5th & 6th / 7th & 8th Grade Divisions

Phone: 949-836-4753

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P.O. Box 11034

Palm Desert, CA 92255-1034