Washington Youth Football League wins four Super Bowls
Published 7:41 pm Friday, November 18, 2022
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12u: Front from left: Oren Watkins, Jaiden Boyd, Jackson Pippin, Namir Moore, Wayland Brooks, Darius Moore, Jahcere Collins, Darius Dills and Brantley Harding. Middle: Antwone Parker Jr, Trenton Hobson, Ja’Cere Parker, Mason Bell, Elijah Brimmage, Jonathan Gardner, Bentley Spain, Hayes Walker, Ross Moore, Kaden Tyndall. Back: Jah’mere Blount, Anderson McNeill, Tyrese Long, Luke Braddy, Marshall Rutledge, Zach Gorham, Ronnie Grimsley, Sullivan Howdy, Zy’mier Brooks and Jahiem Moore. Head coach is Fred Watkins
10u: Front from left: Jeffery Boyd Jr, Trever Elliott, Bentley Bell, KeMonte Moore, Josiah Jones, Robert Huffman, Robert Hogans, Michael Latham Jr, Jaysion Worsley, Daniel Sabb, Nigel Godley, Pierce Godley Jr and Uriah Hyman. Back: Kashief Foreman Jr, William Woolard, Kyle Moore, Brennen Crocker, Kaiden Foreman-Mciver, Janeir Hardy, Ayden Pratt, Cain Lopez-Tellez, Josiah Lewis, Adonis Leigh, Westin Taylor and Jaisyn Reddick. Head coach is Frank Pratt.
8u: Front from left: Marcus Miller, CamRon Cooper, James Williams IV, Jonoah Peterson, Gunner Hanna, Beau Jordan, Corey Andrews, Clayton Harding and Jasiah Sefton. Back: Kyree Peele, Royce Starkie, Isaiah Ham, William Arnold III, Jacere Woolard, Jayceion Peele, Zaedynn Nzokah, J’Vion Hardy and Princeton Waltower. Head coach is Jimmy Williams
6u Grey: Asher Bell, Samuel Smithwick, Reece Mayo, Damari Cooper, Ethan Garris, Avron Oden, Romello Moore, Brayden Gibbs, Josiah Cobb, James Purvis, Kymari Wilson, Raylan Spain, Dezmond Petty Jr. Head coach is John Wade.
6u Blue: Isiah Cary, Phillip Cochran, Eli Douglas, Cannon Gleisinger, Lindsey Harris, Kaywan McCane Jr, William McNeill, James Price, Alexandria Whitley, Alex Woolard and Cooper Zentz. Head coach is Clint Zentz.
The Washington Youth Football League teams claimed four Super Bowl trophies Saturday at Washington High School.
It was an all-Washington 6u flag title tilt as Grey defeated Blue, 22-18. Greenville took the 8u contest, 8-6, then the Pam Pack prevailed over Greenville 22-8 in 10u and 14-8 in the 12u championship contest.
Williamston also competed during the regular season.
“We had another successful season and the kids enjoyed playing a couple of Tuesday games under the lights,” league president Billy Respess said. “Our parents and fans were great with sportsmanship and supporting all the teams.”
Respess said the league is looking to add some towns to replace Belhaven and Chocowinity, who didn’t field squads this fall. He said fundraising has gone well, but equipment expenses continue to rise.
“Helmets and shoulder pads have doubled or even tripled in the last two years,” he said.
“We would appreciate any support from businesses and individuals who could help us with those costs. The league started in the mid 2000’s and I think it’s the backbone for our middle and high school programs. We would like to have two teams in each age group next year.”