October 24, 2007 > Titans Pop Warner Football & Cheer Teams headed for playoffs
Titans Pop Warner Football & Cheer Teams headed for playoffs
By Biff Jones
Top four divisions of Tri-Cites Titans Pop Warner Teams, playing out of Newark Junior High School, have qualified for post season play. Junior Peewee (ages 9-11), Peewee (11-12), Junior Midgets (12-14) and Midgets (13-15) will play their first round games this coming weekend, October 27-28 at sites and times unavailable at press time.
Tri-Cities Titans Association is part of the Peninsula Pop Warner Conference stretching from Northern San Francisco Bay to Monterey Bay. Each team must win three games to win the conference championship in their division and advance to regional play. Peninsula Conference is part of the Northwest Region of which there are eight across the United States. To be a regional champion, teams have to win three more games. They then qualify for an eight team National Tournament in four divisions played at Orlando, Florida during January 2008. The National Championship Game of each division is called their Super Bowl and to become a Super Bowl Champion, a team needs to win three more games at the National Tournament.
Last Saturday, Oct. 20th, saw four of the Titans' top five teams end the regular season on a winning note against teams from Sunnyvale Association. Mitey Mites (aged 7-9) won 24-0 and will play a bowl game Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:30 p.m. against Oak Grove Central Raptors of San Jose at Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas. This is the only post-season game for the Mitey Mites.
Jr. Peewees won their last game 25-0 and finished the season with a record of 7-0-1 and were never scored upon. Peewees also won 25-0 and finished at 6-1-1, Jr. Midgets were victorious 20-0 and ended regular season play, 7-1, and the Midgets ended up 7-1 as they suffered their first loss of the year, 36-19.
The cost for teams that qualify for Nationals in Orlando range from $800 to $1000 per child to make the trip which does not include parents or coaches. Since Pop Warner is a not-for-profit organization, any donations to help with the travel expenses would be appreciated.
Most of these players live and attend school in the Tri-Cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City while others come from Hayward and Milpitas. Donations can be sent to: Tri-Cities Pop Warner, 4112 Margery Drive, Fremont, CA 94538.