By Bryan Davis
The West Point Parks and Recreation Department kicked off its Peewee Football season on Tuesday night. Despite cloudy skies and a strong chance of rain, the bad weather held off for the four teams that went head-to-head.
“The rain held out,” said Parks assistant director Jarrod McDaniel. “It was a little damp, but it just settled the dust down.”
At 5:45, Sherman Berry’s team took the field against Leon Kelley’s crew. Berry’s team defeated their opponent 26-0.
An hour later, Will Ketchum’s team defeated Tim White’s bunch 20-6.
“After two weeks of practice, they were all anxious to get out there and play a game,” McDaniel said. “Everybody had a good time.”
This year, the Parks department expanded the football league so that there are more teams, and they will be playing all of their games in West Point.
“Everybody got to play,” McDaniel said. “That was the main thing.”
Because there are fewer players on each team, McDaniel says that makes it easier for coaches to get everybody playing time. McDaniel says that parents seem pleased about the money they are saving staying here in West Point and about the fact that all of the kids get a lot of playing time.
“They enjoy it being here in West Point,” McDaniel said. “They also enjoy the idea of fewer kids being on each team. Last night, neither team had any kids on the bench.”
The season will resume next Tuesday at 5:45 at the sportsplex.