Monday, October 24, 2016

YMCA Concludes Tackle Football Season

The YMCA finished their tackle football season at Crossett on Saturday, October 22nd. With numbers up significantly from last year, this year brought on new challenges.  The 5th & 6th grade
Pee-Wee Lumberjacks fielded a team roster with 39 players.  The 3rd & 4th grade Pee-Wee Lumberjacks had 36.  Through the course of the season, the teams were divided and they scrimmaged each other on Tuesdays in addition to the weekend jamborees. Allowing the teams to scrimmage each other during the week was designed to help develop fundamentals with game-like action.  In attempting to deal with increased numbers, we tried some new things with the goal of finishing stronger than we started.  Although there is room for improvement, as a whole it was a very successful season. 5th & 6th grade ended the season with a record of 5 & 2 and finished 3rd place overall.  The 3rd & 4th grade finished 3 & 4 for the season.  Without the help of all of the volunteer coaches, we couldn't have had such a great year.  Cheerleaders too often go unnoticed, but this year, under the leadership of Vicky Tapia, this group shined as much as any football player.  This group of young ladies was dedicated to improving every week and cheered their hearts out from bow to toe. Their halftime performance was a 'thriller" for sure.   In closing, we want say "Thank You" to all of our volunteer coaches & parents for all of your support throughout the season. We couldn't have done it without you.


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