The West Haven Junior Varsity football team (10-1) has advanced to the national Pop Warner Championship games to be hosted by Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla next week. The Seahawks upended the Revere Junior Patriots (MA) on Friday by score of 38-8 at Foley Stadium located in Worcester.
Seahawks running back Pearson Hill had a great game and accounted for four touchdowns. He had two rushing touchdowns, a kickoff return and interception for the other scores. Tymaine Smith and Maliki Mercer added touchdowns in the impressive win.
A quick and physical defense controlled a very explosive Revere Patriot offense. The Seahawk defense was led by Christian Lewis, Brandon Stanford, Xavier Kearny, Donovan Davis, Jo-Jo Winder, Maxwell Warren and Donte Salvatore.
“The coaches and the players have really worked hard this season. The team improved every week and I look forward to watching them compete at the national championships against the champions from other eight regions. Congratulations to coach Rick Merritt, the coaching staff and all the players” said league president Mike Last.
The Junior Varsity team will travel to Orlando, FL on Friday and will play their first game on Saturday. The brackets will be selected live on ESPN 3 this week (TBA) and some of the football games will be aired live on ESPN 3 throughout the week of Dec. 2.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football league is actively fundraising for team travel costs. It is estimated that the travel costs will be about $25,000.00. If you would like to donate, checks can be sent to RTMFL, 62 Great Circle Road, West Haven 06516. Donations can also be made on the Seahawk website: www.westhavenseahawk.com.