McKINNEY, TEXAS (July 27, 2016) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) participated in the Texas Firefighter Summer Games held in Conroe, Texas on Monday, July 18th, and July 19th. A two-day 7 on 7 outdoor soccer tournament played on a field size that is approximately 65 yards by 50 yards and uses full-size goals. Each FD team plays five to seven games over the course of two days. Fire Departments come from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas to participate in the games. The MFD firefighter squad consisted of Team Captain Michael Stokes, Eric Daniels, Philip Zurek, Corey Jones, Joshua Dunn, Alex Stead and Dale Smith.

Monday, July 18th defeated Houston #3 7-2, Southlake defeated MFD: 4-2, MFD defeated Richardson: 5-3

Tuesday, July 19th defeated Porter 8-1, Cleburne 5-3 and for the Championship they had to re-play Southlake.

“We knew this would be a tough rematch, Stokes told me before the game we needed to score early and often, and hold their defenders in the back,” said MFD Eric Daniels.

MFD McKinney defeated Southlake 4-2 in 100-degree weather to bring home the Gold Medal.  The victory came with muscle aches, sun poisoning, and sprains. 

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America, published by Money Magazine. McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at www.mckinneytexas.org.