The West Haven Seahawks 8U and 11U teams were both victorious on Saturday in Billerica, MA in their New England Pop Warner regional semi-final playoff games. The 8U team (9-1) with a slow start in cold and windy conditions and a 0-0 tie after one quarter against Brockton, played a very good game for the next three quarters for a 28-0 win, which advances them to the regional final game this Saturday at New Milford High School to take on the Rhode Island champion Edgewood Eagles.
Running back Davion Kline had two rushing touchdowns and Khylan Crawford added a rushing touchdown run and a 65 yard pick-6 for a score to seal the victory. Gabriel Echevarria played well on defense and recorded 3 QB sacks.
The 11U team got one step closer to defending their New England championship with a 34-13 win over the Wilmington, MA Eagles. Jacari Harris led the offensive onslaught with four touchdown runs and Jermaine Gibbs added a 63-yard scoring run. Joe Singletary and Jermayh Thames added extra point conversions. Will Pastore, Tyler Ferrera, Pop Raines and Jay Bellamy led the physical defensive attack. The 11U Seahawks are undefeated and will play the Water-Oak Indians, the champion from the Northern CT Pop Warner League for the regional championship Saturday at New Milford High School. The winner will advance to the National Championships at Universal Studios the first week in December.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League saw all five West Haven Seahawk football teams qualify for the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner (SCPW) playoffs with wins the weekend before.
The New England Regional Cheerleading competition was in Springfield, MA. The Seahawks sent four squads and three are advancing to the Pop Warner national championships at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL the first week of December.
The Mighty Mite cheerleaders (7-9 yrs. old) competed against a very talented competition group and qualified for the national tournament.
The Junior Peewee Seahawks saved their best performance for this weekend and came in first earning a regional championship.
The Junior Varsity squad competed against many seasoned and talented teams and placed second in the region behind the Wolcott Eagles. In the regional cheerleading tournament, the top two teams automatically qualify for the national championships.
The Junior Varsity squad will compete for a third straight national cheerleading championship.
The Varsity cheerleading team competed hard but fell short and will end their season. For more information on the West Haven Seahawks, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.