A New Yorker watches from the sidelines, as 57 teams from 22 cities in the US and Canada faced-off.
Chicago Thunder players strike a unified pose during Gay Bowl XVIII, which took place from September 14-16, 2018.
Though competition on the field is fierce, teammates and opponents often embrace afterward.
Concerned looks bound the faces of the Hawaii Riptide as they go over a play.
The Toronto Mounties pose for a team photo during Gay Bowl's opening morning.
A member of the Denver women's Mile High Club squares off on the line of scrimmage.
Fans pose with homemade signs spelling -- spelling defense -- on the sideline.
The Denver Mile High Club's Aszur Rollins (right) won her sixth Gay Bowl championship this year. For Rollins, flag football is "all-encompassing" in her life. The former Army enlistee even met her wife through the league.
A Chicago player is "deflagged" during a play.
A participant sings Canada's national anthem "O Canada" on the opening morning.
The Seattle quarterback steps back for a throw under good pass protection.
Huddles form a crucial part of the game.
Atlanta players check their plays drawn on wristbands during the huddle.
A player sprays his son with sunscreen to protect him from the scorching weather in Denver.
Fans shade themselves with umbrellas to guard against the 100 degrees Fahrenheit heat in Denver.