Saturday: Another Pop Warner team in championships

Vikings will play at 11 a.m. the same day and place

By Michelle Amirsehhi, parent of a player with the Redwood City 49er Junior Pee Wee team.

The Redwood City 49er Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner football team (ages 10-11) will face the Evergreen Bulldogs from Vancouver, Washington, for the Pacific Northwest Region Championship at Woodside High School at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

The winner goes to Orlando, Florida, for the national championships. There is a $15 admission fee for the game.

The 49ers are the second local Pop Warner football team competing for a regional title that will qualify them for the nationals. The other is the Menlo-Atherton Vikings Pee Wees (ages 11-12). (Click here to read about the Vikings, who will play at 11 a.m. the same day at Woodside High.

The 49er Junior Pee Wees, who had a 12-0 regular season, defeated their counterparts with the M-A Vikings to win the Peninsula Pop Warner championship.

Then the 49ers defeated the Douglas Tigers from Reno, Nevada, 39-6 in a semi-final regional championship game.

Two Woodside Elementary School students are on the 49er team.

Ryan Amirsehhi of Woodside, who is in the fifth grade at Woodside Elementary School, has played for the Redwood City 49er organization for two years. He plays center on the offensive line, is the team's long snapper, and play defense when needed. Interesting history: His mom and uncle also attended Woodside Elementary, and his great-grandmother has a 45-plus-year history in Woodside.

The other Woodside Elementary student on the team is Andre Crooks, a seventh-grader. He plays on the red offensive line as fullback and plays as a lineman on the red defensive line. He has played for the Redwood City 49er organization for five years.

For more information on the Redwood City 49ers, click here.

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Posted by Central P
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 26, 2011 at 7:02 am

Good luck to Ray Lockett's RWC Jr PeeWee 49er team! They defeated an previously undefeated MA Viking JPW team in the Peninsula Championships.

Good luck to the MA Viking PeeWee team, coached by Steve Stenstrom. They defeated the RWC PeeWee team, also in the Peninsula Championships.

In a division that stretches from Salinas to Pacifica, in a conference of 32 clubs, we have the local powerhouses right here in our backyard.

How cool is that? Youth football at it's finest right here today!

Good luck, boys!

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Posted by MJ
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Nov 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Both win, both fly to Florida this week to compete to be national champions for their age group.

RWC JPW's win handily.

Menlo Atherton Vikings PeeWee's beat Washington's Cowlitz Colts 20-6 to move to the national stage.

Incredible season for both local powerhouses!

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Posted by Former Player
a resident of another community
on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Ray Lockett and the entire RC organization are class acts, very proud to have played several years in the program for some highly successful teams, although I never continued with football in high school, I did play baseball, and will be playing in college. This program taught me much more than just playing football, it was about discipline, respect, and just having fun.

Go 49ers!

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Posted by old football hand
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Nov 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

RC and Menlo Atherton play at the national level this week.

MA Vikings play College Station Texas Saturday.

Go Vikings!

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