Special to The Express
You play football because you want to. You play football because it’s fun. You play football so you could pretend you’re Joe Montana throwing a touchdown pass, or Emmitt Smith going for a long run. And even if they beat you 8 times out of 9, that still leaves, one time.” Little Giants
Last year this team lost every game. This year was going to be different, this year was their chance at ONE TIME.
The season started in August back at our home town practice field down at Pottle. With last season’s outcome behind them these young athletes all signed up and showed up to play another season of football. Football takes heart and that’s exactly what this team has. After the first month of pre season practice the coaches recognized that these young Warriors were blessed with the kind of raw football talent given to those who were born to bask in gridiron glory. These kids were not going to give up. This was going to be our year.
“FATE WHISPERS TO THE WARRIOR YOU CANNOT WITHSTAND THE STORM. THE WARRIOR REPLIES I AM THE STORM.”
The returning 4th graders and the upcoming 3rd graders created the perfect storm that no team could match. One time turned in to victory after victory for the team. The undefeated Silver Lake Warrior Mite Team defeated the East Bridgewater Vikings by the score of 20–0 finishing with a perfect record of 9-0 for the season. And, a Super Bowl championship!!!
Silver Lake Mite Warriors WIN the Super Bowl with a perfect 11-0 record
The Silver Lake Mite Warriors have Katie Rondeau. Katie wrote the one talking about Emmett Smith and Joe Montana.
Photographer, Rebecca Deaton scored 287 points while shutting out seven teams in eleven games, bringing home the CHAMPIONSHIP!
The Silver Lake Mite Warriors 3rd & 4th Grade youth football team finished the season with a record of 11-0 after a 21-0 win over East Bridgewater in the Super Bowl.
Credit goes out to the coaches Erik Barrette, Chris Hession, Marc McGarry, Robby Cahill, John-Michael Fontes, Doug Carbone, Brandon Barry and Bobby Cyrus who selflessly gave of their time to develop this young team.
This game inspires character, leadership, resilience and teamwork. Above all the game unites a family. And, that bond is the greatest win of all.
Note: These players were inadvertently left out of the roster published in last week’s Express. We apologise for this oversight.
Deb Anderson, Publisher.