Posted by Pops, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm
Congrats to the Coach Atkins and Coach Stenstrom, their Viking players and fans, as well as to the 49ers!
A little background: last season, the Viking and 49er Jr PeeWee's met in the playoffs and fought to a tie in regulation play in a rainswept muddy slugfest in Santa Cruz. Although the Vikings beat RWC in the regular season matchup, RWC prevailed in overtime to take the playoff victory.
Those two teams, with many of the same coaches and players will this year seek the Peninsula Championship at the PeeWee level.
In a Pop Warner conference that stretches from Monterey to Daly City, to have local powerhouses Menlo Atherton and Redwood City compete for the JPW and PW crowns shows the quality and strength of their programs and speaks of the renaissance of youth football in the mid-peninsula area.