Junior Midgets win Regional Championship
(November 29, 2014) - In the cold and blistery New England weather, along with four inches of snow and ice in Worcester, Mass., the West Haven Junior Midget football team (11-1) beat the two-time Division I New England Junior Midget champion, Dorcester Eagles (Eastern, Mass.), 7-6 in a defensive battle. The Eagles entered the contest with a perfect 12-0 record.
The West Haven offense was led by quarterback Zack Conlan, who scored on a first quarter run to five the Seahawks a 6-0 lead. Conlan ran in the extra point conversion to make the score 7-0 (Pop Warner extra point run is one point; kick is two points).
Dorcester connected on a 63-yard passing play in the second quarter to close the gap to 7-6. Dorcester, with three minutes left in the game and first-and-goal at the West Haven 2-yard line, fumbled and the ball was recovered by Bryce Sebastian to give the Seahawks possession.
Conlan connected with receiver Jordon Berrios on a third-and-14 to seal the game and send the Seahawks to the Pop Warner National Championship at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at Disney World.
The stingy Seahawks' defense was led by Willie Gully, Tyquan King, Jayden Sheriden, Neal Ely and Demerick Blackford.
The Seahawks will play their first game in Disney on Sunday, December 7 in their quest for West Haven's first National Championship. The brackets will be released later in the week.
Game results and information can be found at www.popwarner.com. Selected games will be streamed live on ESPN 3.
West Haven will also have two cheerleading squads competing that same week against the champions of the seven other regions. ESPN 3 will also cover the cheerleading competitions.
Junior Midgets win State Title
(November 15, 2014) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Midget football team could not wait to get another chance at the Hartford Hurricanes. With Hartford giving West Haven its only loss of the season, it was only fitting the Westies got that chance in the Junior Midget state championship game Saturday evening at Veteran's Stadium.
Led by quarterback Zack Conlan and the defense of linebackers Willie Gulley and Jordan Berrious, the Westies advanced to the New England Regionals with a 32-0 thumping of Hartford in a game which also decided the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner championship.
"We did use that as motivation," West Haven coach Rick Merritt said. "We just told the kids to remember them celebrating on our field like they won a state title when they beat us in the regular season. We told them we would see them in the playoffs. This was the game we defended our turf."
With the win, West Haven will now await the winner of Dorcester, Massachusetts and Springfield on Sunday to play in the New England Regionals, November 29 at Foley Stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Seahawks have outscored their opponents 63-0 in the two playoff games, which also includes a 31-0 victory over Danbury in the semifinals.
The defense consists of linebackers Conlan, Gulley and Berrious, defensive backs Jalen Ricks, Jaden Sheridan and Bryce Sebastian, defensive linemen Tony Muse, Davee Silas Jr., Tyquan King, Neal Eley, Darren Warren and Demerick Blackford.
"I have to credit my coaches," Merritt said. "We have been together the last five years and some have been together 11 years. We work hard together with the kids. Our linebackers are great. They make plays. Willie Gulley and Jordan Berrious are two of the best linebackers in the state. If a running back sees a hole, it is going to close quickly."
After being shut out by Hartford in the regular season by a score of 7-0, the Seahawks scored twice in the first quarter to take a 13-0 lead. Muse got the Westies going with a 40-yard touchdown run and Sheridan ran in the extra point for a 7-0 lead.
The Westies were not done in the opening quarter as they turned to the passing game to extend the lead. Conlan connected with Sebastian for an 18-yard score and a 13-0 lead after the conversion failed.
Zack Conlan hits Bryce Sebastian in stride for a touchdown against Hartford in the Junior Midget state championship, November 15, 2014. Double click to view full screen.
"They were big," Merritt said. "We did not score against them the first time we played them so I think the scores gave us confidence. If we did not score quickly, it might be our mindset that it would be hard to score again. But, we jumped on them early and I think that gave us confidence. Hartford is tough. They are a great defensive team and are coached very well."
The Westies did not let up, taking a 20-0 lead to the half as Ricks raced in from 30 yards out.
"These kids play hard," Merritt said. "The kids know the game of football. They are focused, they come to practice every week and they listen and they know the game. They suggest things and we listen We have a good rapport with the kids."
The Westies iced the game behind the play of Conlan down the stretch. Conlan increased the lead to 26-0 with a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and he added a 10-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter for a 32- 0 win.
"Zach has a lot of heart," Merritt said of Conlan. "He plays the game of football like it is supposed to be played. He does not give up. His attitude is always team-oriented. He is a pleasure to coach."
With the win, the Westies (9-1) became the first Junior Midget team from West Haven to win a championship as a Division I team. We told the kids that in practice and they feed off that."
West Haven's offense has also been solid in the postseason with Conlan at quarterback, Austin Doyle at center, Ricks, Muse and Sheridan in the backfield, Berrious as the tight end, along with Eley, and Gulley at the offensive tackle position.
Merritt's coaching staff consists of Eric Stall (offensive line), Tay Winlder (defensive coordinator), Art Demby (offensive coordinator), Greg Smith (running backs) and Lionel Nixon (special teams).
Pee Wees Fall; Junior Midgets in State Championship Game
The Pee Wee Seahawk football team (6-4) fell short against a very good Trumbull Ranger team by a score of 14-6 Saturday afternoon in the Bob Boss Championship game.
Amadou Kamera with a run for the Pee Wee Seahawks against Trumbull, November 8, 2014. Double click to view full screen.
The lone Seahawk score came as a result of a touchdown run by quarterback Branden Coggins. Jordon Morehead and Quentin Paisley played well on offense for the Seahawks.
The Hawk defense was led by Amadou Kamera, Ari Kinder, Jared Thayer and Kyle Rigsbee.
The Pee Wee Seahawk defense makes a play against Trumbull, November 8, 2014. Double click to view full screen.
The Junior Midget team (8-1) will look to avenge its only loss of the season when it faces off against the Hartford Hurricanes (8-1) on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Veterans Field in the Pop Warner Division state championship game.
The winner will earn a spot in the New England championship game. The regular season match up between these teams was scoreless for three quarters and won by Hartford late in the fourth quarter.
Junior Midgets and Pee Wees advance to Championship
The Junior Midget Seahawks (8-1) advanced to the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championship game with a 31-0 win over the Danbury Trojans.
Juan Muse opened the scoring with a 72-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game. Quarterback Zack Conlan ran for two touchdowns and Jalen Ricks intercepted a pass and raced 36 yards for a score. Ricks also recovered a Danbury fumble in the end zone for a score.
Willie Gully and Jordon Berrios lead the team in tackles, while Demerick Blackford, Elijah Estrada, Chris Wrzosek, Steve Cotton, Jaheim McBride and Brandon Atkins controlled the line of scrimmage on defense.
The Junior Midgets will try and revenge their only defeat of the year on November 15 at 5 p.m. when they take on the Hartford Hurricanes at Veterans Field.
West Haven Pop Warner action. Photo courtesy West Haven Pop Warner.
The Pee Wee Seahawks (6-3) won their Bob Boss Tournament semifinal against the Milford Eagles, 21-6, in the wind-driven rain.
Amoudou Kamera opened the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Branden Coggins and Jordon Morehead added the other two scores with 32 and 27-yard runs, respectfully.
The defense was led by Quentin Paisley, Ian Patterson and Jaden Gomez. The top-seeded Pee Wee team will be back in action for the Bob Boss Championship game on Saturday, November 8 at 1 p.m. at Veterans Field against the second-seeded Trumbull Rangers.
West Haven Pop Warner action. Photo courtesy West Haven Pop Warner.
Zack Conlan runs for the West Haven Peewee team in the state championship, November 17, 2013.
Jaden Shirden on the run for the West Haven Peewee team in the state championship, November 17, 2013.
Zack Conlan makes a run towards the endzone in the Peewee championship, November 17, 2103.
Bryce Sebastian scores on an amazing 30-yard run in the Peewee championship, November 17, 2013.
Kyle Godfrey (3) had a big day for the Junior Midgets in the state championship, November 17, 2013.
Kareem Dixon (7) with the run for the Junior Midgets in the state championship game, November 17, 2013.
The West Haven Junior Midget defense makes a play against Water-Oak in the state championship game, November 17, 2013.
Peewee Seahawks win Regional Championship
The West Haven Seahawks Peewee football team improved to 10-2 and won the New England Pop Warner Football Championship game over the Massachusetts representative, Dracut Middies (12-1), by a score of 19-6.
Zack Conlan ran for a score and connected for two touchdown passes to Juan Muse and Darren Warren. Willie Gulley, Austin Doyle, Tyquan King, Jaden Shirden and Muse anchored the defense that shut out a very physical Dracut team for three quarters.
The Seahawks will now travel to the Pop Warner national championship games to be held at ESPN's Wide World of Sports, located at Disney World in Florida. They will compete against the other seven Division II regional champions, with the first game to be played on Saturday, December 7.
The Junior Peewee Cheerleading squad is the first cheerleading squad to compete at a national championship. They will compete on Monday, December 9.
Results and recaps will be available at www.popwarner.com. Some of the football games will be aired live on www.ESPN3.com.
Both teams are fundraising across the city to deter significant travel expenses. If you would like to donate, please contact Mike Last at WHSeahawk1@aol.com or checks can be sent to: West Haven Seahawks, 62 Great Circle Road, West Haven, Ct. 06516.
Peewees advance to Regional Championship
The West Haven Seahawks sent three teams into the New England semifinal Pop Warner playoffs last weekend. The Peewee team won and will advance to the regional championship game this Saturday in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Peewee team beat the Wareham Tigers 26-0 and will get a chance to advance to the National Championship games at Disney's Wide World of Sports on December 7 with a win.
All of the Seahawk touchdowns came by way of the ground as Jaden Shirden scored twice and Bryce Sebastian and Zack Conlan added one each. Willie Gullie, Darren Warren, Austin Doyle and Demereck Blackford led the defensive effort to shut out the previously undefeated Tigers.
The Peewees will face the Dracut Middies at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Foley Field in Worcester.
The Midget team ran into the tough Massachusetts champion, Reading Rockets, and lost 24-13.
The game went back and forth before Reading took the lead in the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Chris Chance hit a streaking Justin Santos for a 64-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to tie the score at 6. Chance scored from 1 yard out to even the game at 13 in the third quarter.
Turnovers hurt the Seahawks in the fourth quarter, including an interception for a score late in the fourth quarter when it looked like the Seahawks would tie the game.
Ryan Sabo, Michael Charlton, and Jasiah Barnes played well on defense.
The Junior Midgets were outscored by the Wareham, Massachusetts Tigers, 32-18.
The game was back and forth right until the end when Wareham put the game away with one minute left.
Jake Conlan rushed for two touchdowns and Kyle Godfrey added the other score in a physical, hard fought game.
Defensive standouts included Vaughn Owens, Reggie Boyd, Alec Kinder, Andre Montgomery, Joe Steinman, Juan Gutierrez, Jordan Wetmore, Kareem Dixon and Elijah Cheery.
The Peewee team can join the already New England Pop Warner champion, Junior Peewee cheerleaders, with a win on Saturday.
The regional champions will depart for Disney the weekend of December 7 to compete in the national championships.
The West Haven Seahawks enjoyed home field advantage and swept the state Pop Warner championship games held at Veterans Field and advanced to the New England Regional semifinal games this weekend.
The Peewee team set the pace by beating a very talented New Fairfield Falcon team, 18-16.
Bryce Sebastian led the offense with great rushing and a touchdown run. Zack Conlan added a touchdown run and added an interception for another score. Austin Doyle, Gannon O'Keefe, Darren Warren and Willie Gullie led the defense.
The Peewees will travel to Massachusetts Maritime Center (10 a.m.) for their semifinal gam,e on Sunday.
The Junior Midgets played the undefeated Water-Oak Indians from Watertown. The Seahawks quickly fell behind the Indians but scored the next 44 points to win 44-16 and advanced to the semifinals.
Kyle Godfrey scored four touchdowns to lead the comeback and Jake Conlan added two scores.
The defense made some great plays and was led by Juan Gutteriez, Alec Kinder, Joe Steinman, Reggie Boyd, Ellijah Cherry, Zair Williams, Kareem Dixon and Andre Montgomery.
The Junior Midgets will play at the Massachusetts Maritime Center Sunday at 12 noon.
The West Haven Midgets (11-0) finished the day with an impressive 28-0 win over the Western Connecticut Pop Warner champion, Brookfield Bobcats (10-1).
Jasiah Barnes, Jakai Manning and Mike Charlton did the scoring for the Seahawks. Ryan Sabo, Alan Williams, Josh Moncreffe and Justin Santos kept the Bobcats off the scoreboard with outstanding defense.
The Midget team will travel to eastern Massachusetts on Saturday to take on Redding Rockets in the regional semifinal.
The winning teams this weekend will qualify for the regional championships to be held Thanksgiving weekend.
Please visit www.westhavenpopwarner.com for locations and scores.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League will send three football teams to the Connecticut Pop Warner state championship games this weekend. The Peewee, Junior Midget and Midget unlimited squads all won Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championships.
The Peewee team beat the Fairfield Giants 26-16, avenging a regular season loss. Jaden Shirden led the scoring with a dazzling touchdown run and returned a kickoff for a score. He also added an extra point conversion. Bryce Sebastian and Zack Conlan added touchowns for the Seahawks. The defense was led by Austin Doyle, Willie Gulley, Tyquan King and Jordon Berrios, who had a key interception late in the game to seal the victory.
The Peewees will host New Fairfield on Sunday at noon in the Peewee state championship game.
The Junior Midgets won a thriller and a great football game over the undefeated Amity Spartans, 29-28. The game went back and forth with great offensive plays on both sides.
Jake Conlan rushed for two touchdowns and connected on a scoring pass to Joe Steinman. Kyle Godfrey added a 75-yard touchdown run.
The defense was anchored by Kareem Dixon, Alec Kinder, Juan Gutierrez and Naz Torrance. Torrance had three key sacks in the game.
The Junior Midgets will host Watertown in the Junior Midget state championship game at Sunday at 2 pm.
The unlimited weight Midget team came out of the gates strong with a 36-6 win over the Danbury Trojans. Quarterback Chris Chance had a great game, completing 4-of-6 passes for 91 yards and 2 touchdown passes to Justin Santos and Josh Moncreffe.
Jasiah Barnes scored twice and Ryan Sabo added a touchdown in an impressive win.
Chance added a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown. Mike Charlton and Tay Winder played well on defense.
The Midgets will host the Brookfield Bobcats on Sunday at 4 p.m.
All the state championship games will be played in West Haven on Sunday at Veterans Field.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League's West Haven Seahawk Junior Peewee cheerleading squad made league history in Springfield, Mass. last weekend as the first West Haven cheerleading team to win a regional cheerleading championship.
They are New England Champions after competing against 10 of the best cheer teams from the New England states.
West Haven Junior Peewee cheerleading squad - New England Champions. Photo courtesy of Mike Last and West Haven Seahawks.
The team will now compete in the National Pop Warner Cheerleading Championships to be held on Monday, December 9 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
"This is really great for our program," said league president Mike Last after the scores were announced. "We have come close so many times and I am just happy and very proud of our cheerleaders, coaches and coordinators that work so hard. Everyone knows our football program. Now they will know how good our cheerleading program is."
The team is comprised of Carly Cambino, Kymora Council, Alexa Davignon, Tianna Greene, Marissa Henry, Abryana Moore, Jillian Poirier, Aniya Rice, Azaria Rivas, Jenna Roby, Betty Santos and Madison Sykes.
Team coaches are Whitney Finnegan, Kelly Last and Katie Beirne.
Cheer coordinator Cebi Waterfield said, "These girls shined from the first minute they started practicing. They made a goal as a team and worked every practice since August 1 to accomplish this goal. Their motto is "we are bringing the thunder" and they certainly did."
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League will send three teams into the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championship games this coming weekend.
The Peewee team (7-2) was the fourth seed in the playoffs and traveled to Bunnell High School and knocked off the top-seeded Stratford Redskins by a score of 6-0. The Redskins beat the Hawks during the regular season.
Quarterback Zack Conlan scored the lone Seahawk touchdown behind grewat blocking by the offensive line and a key block from Thomas McCarthy.
Juan Muse led the shutout effort and had plenty of solid defensive helpfrom Willie Gullie, Amadou Kamara, Tyquan King and Jaden Shirden.
The Peeewees advance to the conference championship game on Sunday at West Haven's Veterans Field for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
The Junior Midgets (8-1) beat the Stratford Redskins 28-8.
After falling behind 8-0, the Seahawks exploded for 28 unanswered points for the victory.
Jake Conlan, Kyle Godfrey and Kareem Dixon all had rushing touchdowns. Conlan had an interception for another score. A physical defense was led by Juan Gutierrez, Davee Silas, Reggie Boyd, Nasz Torrence, Zair Williams, Alec Kinder, Stefan McNeil and Andre Montgomery.
The Junior Midgets advance to the conference championship game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Veterans Field in West Haven, taking on the No. 1 seed Amity Spartans.
The Midget (unlimited weight and 9-0) team also played Stratford and rushed to a 30-0 halftime lead in a 36-12 win.
The Midgets jumped to an early 2-0 lead with a blocked punt and safety by Josh Moncreffe. Michael Charlton returned the ensuing kickoff 61 yards to make the score 10-0. Quarterback Chris Chance hit receiver Justin Santos on a 65-yard touchdown pass and Charlton and Jasiah Barnes added touchdown runs.
Ryan Sabo, Daquan Matthews and Jakai Manning led a very stingy defense in the win.
The Midget Seahawks will host the Danbury Trojans in the conference championship Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Veterans Field.
The winners from this weekend's championship games will advance to the State Championship games to be held November 17 at Veterans Field.
The regular season is over and the Seahawks now focus their attention on the Pop Warner playoffs.
The Midget team traveled to play the Derby Red Raiders, finished the regular season 8-0 and earned the top seed in the playoffs with a 39-0 win.
Jakai Manning, Tay Winder and Michael Charlton scored rushing touchdowns. Justin Santos returned an interception 44 yards for a score and Josiah Barnes scopped up a Derby fumble and returned it for another touchdown. Quarterback Chris Chance connected with Nich Ciciola on a touchdown pass.
The Midgets will have a bye before traveling to Stratford to play the Redskins on November 3.
The Junior Midgets (7-1) dropped their first game of the year to the New Haven Steelers, 24-13. Jake Conlan and Kyle Godfrey scored early and the Seahawks held a 13-0 lead at the half.
Elijah Cheery, Juan Guiterrez, Justin Rivera, Reggie Boyd, Stefan McNeil, Zair Williams and Kareem Dixon played well.
The Junior Midgets will also have a bye week and travel to Stratford on November 3.
The Peewee Hawks finished the season strong with a convincing win over the previously undefeated Derby Red Raiders, 32-0.
Quarterback Zack Conlan threw 4 touchdown passes to Juan Muse, Bryce Sebastian, Jaden Shirden and Brandon Coggins. Darren Warren added a rushing touchdown. Kylir Moore and Jordon Berrios played well on offense.
Sebastian and Shirden had key interceptions and Willie Gulley recovered a fumble. The Peewee team will also have a bye week before traveling to play top-seed Stratford on November 3.
The Junior Peewees fell to a very talented New Haven Steelers team, 24-7, but did qualify for the Bob Boss Tournament and will play at Newington this Saturday in the first round.
Quarterback Jordon Morehead connected with Elijah Dawson for a 24-yard touchdown pass. Kyle Rigby and Markel Bond played well on defense.
The Senior Mighty Mites ended the season with a 39-12 win over the Hamden Hurricanes. Marlon Ward had an 80-yard touchdown run and Amber and Vincent Militrano played a great game. Alex and Joe Cordozza led a fast and physical Seahawk defense. The Senior Mites will travel to Danbury on Sunday for the Annual Mighty Mite Bowl.
The Junior Mighty Mites finished the season at Park City (Bridgeport) and played very well. The Junior Mites will will travel to Trinity College this weekend to play in the Junior Mighty Mite Bowl.
The flag teams were all on the road and played extremely well. The Blue team was led by Justin Rivera, Terrence Shepard, Delaney Fludd, Nick Conlan, Maliki Jones and Michael Jackson. Javar Smith made the highlight reel, catching a touchdown pass.
The Midget and Junior Midget Seahawk teams clinched a spot in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner playoffs with wins this past weekend.
The Midget team (7-0) beat the previously undefeated Trumbull Rangers (6-1) by a score of 28-6.
Quarterback Chris Chance led the offense hitting wing back Jakai Manning for an 8-yard touchdown pass. Fullback Ryan Sabo and Joshiah Barnes scored for the Hawks from 5 and 34 yards, respectfully.
The offensive line received most of the credit for the long runs with great blocking from Jimmy Lanziero, Adonis Jenkins, and Jabar Cooper. The defense was led by George Smatt, Justin Santos and Damien Veltri.
The Junior Midgets (7-0) squaeked by the New Britain Raiders, 21-20, in an exciting game to stay unbeaten and clinch a playoff spot.
Kyle Godfrey scored twice and ran in the go ahead extra point for the Seahawks.
Quarterback Jake Conlan ran and threw the ball well. The offensive line got good play from Elijah Cherry, Zair Williams, Davee Silas, Juan Gutierrez and Reggie Boyd. A physical defense was led by Nasz Torrance, Kareem Dixon, Alec Kinder and Stephen McNeil.
The Peewee team improved to 5-2 with a 32-0 win over the Hartford Hurricanes. Zack Conlan ran for a score and passed for another in the win.
Jaden Shirden, Jordon Berrios and Dave Warren all scored rushing touchdowns. Bryce Sebastian caught a touchdown pass and Tyquan King caught two extra points.
Sebastian and Brandon Coggins had interceptions. Warren, King and Austin Doyle anchored a stingy defense that recorded its third shutout of the season.
The Junior Peewee team lost a close one to division leader Fairfield, 13-6. The young team gets tougher each week.
Elijah Dawson connected with Jordon Morehead on a 90-yard touchdown pass for the lone Seahawk score. Kyle Rigesby and Maxwell Wareen played well for the Junior Hawks.
The senior Mighty Mites played the Amity Spartans to a 12-12 tie.
Joe Cordozza, Kyle Tompkins and Amir Nakome played well for the Seahawks.
The Junior Mighty Mite team overwhelmed the Amity Spartans with Avian Evans scoring twice and Natavion Holmes adding a touchdown. Carson Hill, Connor Holy, Donovan Davis, Gavin Kanlong and Trysten Dos led the good Seahawk defense.
In flag football, the blue team played well and got touchdowns from Michael Jackson, Maliki Jones and Javar Smith.
The West Haven Midget team remained unbeaten (6-0) with an impressive 32-0 win over the Naugatuck Hounds.
Michael Charlton put the Seahawks up early with a 46-yard touchdown run. Tay Winder scored on a long run and Justin Santos returned a fumble for a score.
Quarterback Chris Chance connected with Daquan Matthews for another score. Chance was 3-for-3 on extra point conversions and Josh Moncreffe and Santos had interceptions on defense.
The Junior Midget team (6-0) also is unbeaten on the season with a 36-16 win over a very talented Stratford Redskins team.
Jake Conlan connected with Kyle Godfrey on a 70-yard touchdown pass completion. Godfrey also had a fumble recovery return for a score and Kareem Dixon had a 65-yard touchdown run.
A stingy defense was led by Stefan McNeil, Joe Steinman, Alex Kinder, Zair Willimas, Devon Coleman and Vaughn Owens.
The Peewee Seahawks dropped to 4-2 on the season with a 16-0 loss at Stratford.
After a scoreless first half, Stratford scored two quick touchdowns and played good defense. Zack Conlan, Willie Gulley and Jade Shirden played well.
The Junior Peewee team lost to a very good Stratford team, 28-6. Jordon Morehead, Jared Thayer, Paul Regan and Elijah Dawson led the Seahawk attack and scored the first touchdown on Stratford this season.
The Junior Mighty Mite team played well against Stratford with Natavion Holmes, Carson Hill and Tyrell Mosley playing well.
Natavion Holmes gets around the edge against Stratford, October 5, 2013. Photo courtesy of West Haven Seahawks.
The Blue flag team had much success on the road with terrific performances by Javar Smith, Terrance Sherard, Delaney Fludd, Nick Conlan, James Atkinson, Michael Verzi, Malaki Jones, Jaylon Jacobs and Michael Jackson.
The West Haven Midget Seahawk team moved to 4-0 with an impressive win over a talented Stratford Redskin team, 32-0.
Justin Santos blocked a
Jakai Manning and Josiah Barnes added touchdown runs of 12 and 42 yards, respectfully. Fullback Ryan Sabo added a 5-yard run to cap the scoring.
The stingy Seahawks’ defense held
The Junior Midget team rolled over the Fairfield Giants 36-0 to remain undefeated at 4-0 and atop their division.
The Seahawk offense was led by quarterback Jake Conlan, who passed for more than 200 yards and connected with Jordan Wetmore, Kareem Dixon, and Kyle Godfrey for scores. The Seahawk defense dominated the field with plays from Stefan McNeil, Joe Steinman and Nasz Torrence.
The Peewee team lost for the first time this season to a talented and very disciplined Fairfield Giants team, 20-7. The Seahawks are 3-1 on the season.
Running back Bryce Sebastian scored the Hawks lone touchdown and Jaden Shirden converted the extra point. Neal Ely, Austin Doyle and Juan Muse played well.
The Junior Peewee team fell to 1-3 on the season with a loss to the Naugatuck Hounds, 31-6. Jordon Morehead scored the only Seahawk touchdown. Maxell Warren and Markel Bond both played well.
The Senior Mighty Mites beat the Fairfield Giants 13-0 and continued to play great football.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7 and 8-year olds) played well against the Fairfield Giants. Avian Evans, Damari Barker and fullback Natavion Holms all scored rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Tyrell Mosley completed two passes to his favorite target Carson Hill. The Junior Hawk offensive line blocked well. The Junior Mighty Mite division is instructional and scores are not kept or recorded.
Avian Evans looks for running room with Tyrell Mosley (8) and Cayden Drost (35) leading the way. Evans ran for a touchdown on the play for the Junior Mighty Mites. Photo courtesy of Mike Last.
The Seahawk flag football teams (5 and 6-year olds) were in action this past weekend and hosted the
Tremaine Barr Jr., Qumari Newton, and Nathaniel Purdue all scored for the Seahawks in a very impressive outing.
The Seahawks return to action on Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Field.
Peewees Roll Over the
The West Haven Seahawks played host and enjoyed the fall weather and great football this past weekend.
The Peewee team continued to impress opponents and rolled over the Milford Eagles 36-0. Quarterback Zack Conlan threw 4 touchdown passes to Jordon Berrios (2), Bryce Sebastian and David Warren. Jaden Shirden and Kylir Moore each added rushing scores. The defense was outstanding and was led by Willie Gulley, Demerick Blackford and Gannon O’Keefe.
The Junior Midgets exploded for a 28-0 lead halftime lead over the Hamden Hurricanes. The very physical and quick defense scored the first two touchdowns with Davee Silas recovering a blocked punt in the end zone and Juan Gutierrez returning a fumble 40 yards for a score.
Joe Steinman and Nazier Torrence had touchdown runs. Jeremy Martinez, Antonio Pantalone, Shaw Nuez, Jamanie Galloway, Isaih Jones, Suni Henry and Jesse Wilson anchored the offensive line.
The Midget Hawks improved to 3-0 on the season with a win over the Hartford Hurricanes 31-0. Jakai Manning scored from 55 yards out to begin the scoring.
Quarterback Chris Chance connected on two scoring throws to Josh Moncreffe (24 yards) and Ryan Sabo (56 yards). Chance also returned a punt for a score. Josiah Barnes finished the scoring with a 31-yard run.
The Junior Peewee team lost to a very good Hamden Hurricane team 31-0. The Senior Mighty Mites (8 and 9-years old), using a no-huddle offense, topped the Hamden Hurricanes in an exciting contest 33-25.
Quarterback Jayden Morehead led a very inspired offense and Hunter Messina led the defense. Darrell Moye blocked well, opening large holes for the running backs.
The fundamental level Junior Might Mites (7 and 8-year olds) played well against the Stratford Redskins. Justin Goiran, Connor Coe, Jordon Poitras, Myles White and Victor Smith excelled for the junior Hawks.
The four flag teams were also in action and all played well. The Blue team was led by Michael Jackson in a very impressive outing against the Hamden Hurricanes. Lucian Luciano and Tremaine Barr scored for the Green team.
The White team played great defense and Jayden Alicea handled the scoring. The Grey team scored many and was led by TJ Nixon, Joey Copela, Mike Luietti, and Jack Aloi.
All the Seahawk teams will be home this Saturday beginning with the flag teams at 8am and concluding with the much anticipated Midget game kickoff at 7pm vs.
The West Haven Pop Warner Midget Seahawks (2-0) traveled to
The Seahawks trailed the Trojans 12-6 at the half. Quarterback Chris Chance connected with Justin Santos for a 35-yard touchdown pass for the Hawks only first half score.
Jakai Manning had a 20-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to tie the score and Chance converted the extra point for a 13-12 advantage. Chance added a touchdown run and kicked the extra point to make the final 21-12.
The Junior Midgets (2-0) traveled to
The offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and was led by Ellijah Cherry, Zair Williams, Davee Silas, Reggie Boyd, and Juan Gutierrez. Stephen McNeil, Joe Steinman, Alex Kinder, and Nas Torrence also played well in the victory.
The Peewee team (2-0) continued its winning ways with an impressive 32-6 win over the Milford Eagles. Zack Conlan ran for two touchdowns and threw for another.
Jaden Shirden had two scores, one receiving and another being a punt return for a touchdown. Brandon Atkins kicked an extra point (worth 2 pts. in Pop Warner).
Jordon Berrios recovered a fumble and recorded an interception. Willie Gulley and Demerick Blackford played well on defense.
The Junior Peewees (1-1) fell to a very talented Hartford Hurricane team 18-0. Jared Thayer played great defense and had an interception.
Quarterback Elijah Dawson connected with Maxwell Warren for three receptions. Markel Bond played well on both sides of the ball.
The Senior Mighty Mites beat the Newington Knights 25-19. Pierson Hill led the Seahawk attack with two touchdowns and Amare Davis and Camran Winder each had one score.
The Junior Mighty Mites played a very good game against the Waterbury Patriots. The Flag football teams continued the season with success.
The Grey and White teams traveled to
The West Haven Blue team played the Green team. Michael Jackson and Nick Conlon scored for the Blue team and Tremaine Barr did the scoring for the Green team.
The Seahawks return home this weekend beginning with flag games at 8 a.m. and concluding with the Midget game at 7pm vs.
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Two Seahawk Teams Win Conference Championships
The Pee Wee and Junior Midget Seahawk teams won Southern Connecticut Championships this past weekend. All four Seahawk teams played for titles.
The Pee Wee team (10-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a decisive win over the Newington Knights, 20-0. Quarterback Jake Conlan led the Hawk offence with three touchdown passes to Kyle Godfrey, Andre Montgomery, and Joe Steinman.
Godfrey and Zack Conlan added extra point conversions. Kareem Dixon, Austin Doyle, and Jacari Douglas led a very stingy defense.
The Junior Midgets won a thriller in overtime over the Stratford Redskins 12-6. Jordon Gargiulo scored on a 60 yard touchdown run to tie the score at 6-6 before the half.
After the Seahawk defense held
The Junior Pee Wees lost a heartbreaker, 13-6, to a very talented Stratford Redskin team. Bryce Sebastian, Tyqyan King, Tyric Martin-Jones and Jaden Shirden played well for the Jr. Hawks who finished the season 8-2.
The Midgets were defeated by the New Britain Raiders 20-18 in an exciting game that saw several lead changes. Adrian Jaynes, Brandon Sebastian and Marshall Davis played well for the Midgets who concluded an incredible season 9-1.
The Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams will move on to the State Championship games at
Week Ending October 28, 2012
Seahawk Teams Advance to Championships
The Seahawk teams all were victorious in their conference semifinal games and have earned a spot in the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship games this weekend to be played at Veterans Field.
The Senior Mites won the Mighty Mite bowl in
Bryce Sebastian scored two touchdowns including a 65-yard fumble recovery. Quarterback Darren Warren connected with Jaden Sebastian on a 17-yard touchdown pass.
The Pee Wee team (9-0) exploded for a 38-16 win against Amity. Quarterback Jake Conlan added the spark with three rushing touchdowns and connected on a scoring pass to Jordon Whitmore. Kyle Godfrey added a rushing touchdown. Austin Doyle and Kareem Dixon played well on defense.
The Junior Midgets (8-1) beat
Week Ending October 21, 2012
Seahawks Win and Earn Top Seeds
The Seahawk football teams all earned a No. 1 seed in the Pop Warner playoffs this past weekend with victories.
The Junior Pee Wee team (7-1) dominated the previously unbeaten Derby Red Raiders 32-6. The Junior Hawk offense was led by the running of Bryce Sebastian, who carried the ball 6 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns.
Sebastian added another score on a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Darren Warren. Tony Muse and Neal Eley also scored touchdowns. Demerick Blackford led the defensive effort with a sack, fumble recovery and 5 tackles.
The Pee Wee team came from behind in impressive fashion to beat a very good
The Junior Midget team exploded for a 33-6 win over
The Midget team scored a 36-0 win over the Bridgeport Raiders. The Midget Hawks finished the regular season with a record of 8-0 and still have not given up a point.
On the third play of the game, quarterback Brandon Sebastian hit Solomon Frame for a 35-yard touchdown reception. Chris Franco, Marshall Davis, and Adrian Jaynes scored for the Seahawks. Alan Williams, Landis Williams, Brandon Roberts, Mark Dalton, and John Aziz played well and led the offensive line with great blocking and hustle.
The Seahawks will travel to neutral sites for the first round of the playoffs this Saturday. Winners will play for the Conference championship on November 3, 2012 and November 4, 2012 at Veterans Field in
Week Ending October 14, 2012
Seahawk Teams All Win; Sabo leads Peewees
The West Haven Seahawk football teams all moved closer to a Pop Warner playoff berth with wins this past weekend.
The Junior Midgets (6-1) were led by quarterback Ryan Sabo who ran for a touchdown and threw for another in an impressive win over the Shelton Vikings 34-0. The Hawks got strong offensive line play from Ellijah Cheery, Tylar Throm, Joseph Manning, Jalen Walker, Jabbar Cooper, Louis Rocano, Cliff Daniels, and Austin Ormrod.
The Midget team bested the Park City Panthers 12-0 in a defensive game to remain unbeaten at 7-0. Quarterback Brandon Sebastian completed 5-of-6 passes for 94 yards, including a touchdown pass to receiver Solomon Frame. Marshall Davis had a 15-yard touchdown run. The defense has yet to yield any points and was led by Adrian Jaynes, Chris Franco, Andre Villa, Elijah Todd, Marquis Lockhart and Timmy McCarthy.
The Pee Wee team (7-0) also remained undefeated with a 12-6 victory at Amity. Jake Conlan ran for two touchdowns and Kyle Godfrey ran for more than 100 yards. Alek Kinder, Reggie Boyd, and Zack Conlan played well on defense.
The Junior Pee Wee team (6-1) exploded for a 32-0 win over the Park City Panthers in
The Senior Mighty Mites scored a 28-0 victory at
The Seahawks return home for their last home games this weekend at Veterans Field, beginning with flag football (5-and 6-year olds) at 8 a.m. and concluding with the Midget game at 5 p.m. against the Bridgeport Raiders.
Seahawks Cheerleaders Do Well in State Championships
The Seahawk cheerleading teams wowed the crowd and brought home several trophies at the State Pop Warner cheerleading competition this past weekend. The Tiny Mite cheerleaders (5- and 6- years old) won the hearts of the crowd with their great routine, and the Mighty Mite girls brought the thunder and owned the mat.
The Junior Pee Wee team performed the best they have all season and took home an 8th Place trophy. Junior Midget, girls with complex stunts and great tumbling, were just points away from first place, and took home the second place trophy.
The Midget team was up against fierce competition, earned a second place spot with their transitional pyramid and unique tumbling. The Pee Wee team had the highest scores of the day for
The PeeWees also won the Spirit and Sportsmanship award for the day. The award is given to the team that embodies the spirit of competition, all while practicing great sportsmanship to other teams.
The Seahawk cheer teams will be back in action on Saturday, October 13th in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner championships at the New Haven Fieldhouse, where the winners will move on to the New England Regional competitions held in November.
Sebastian Leads Junior Pee Wees to Win
The Junior Pee Wee football team (5-1) returned to its winning ways beating the Fairfield Giants 27-0 on Sunday. Bryce Sebastian ran for two touchdowns and caught another from quarterback Darren Warren. Jaden Sheridan returned a punt for another score. Derek Midy and Neal Eley played well on defense.
The Pee Wee team (6-0) won a thriller in overtime at
The Junior Midget team (5-1) lost for the first time to a very talented New Haven Steeler team 34-14. The Seahawk scoring came on fumble recoveries, a 60-yard return by Jasiah Barnes and a 73-yard return by Ryan Smith. Nasz Torrence led the team in tackles.
The Midget team (6-0) remained undefeated with a 28-0 win over the New Haven Steelers. Adran Jaynes, Marshall Davis, Treevon Phillips, and Jacquan Toles scored touchdowns. The defense was led by Chris Franco, Andrew Highsmith, and Bobby Hawkins.
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Week Ending September 22, 2012
Seahawks Continue to Roll
The Seahawk football teams continued to steamroll the competition as all the teams remained undefeated at 4-0 after this week’s contests.
The Junior Pee Wee team beat a very talented and unbeaten Stratford Redskins team 12-7 in an exciting contest.
The Pee Wee team dominated the 2-1
The Junior Midgets bested the undefeated Stratford Redskins 40-20 in a game that went back and forth before the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter. Anthony Godfrey had two rushing touchdowns and quarterback Christopher Michael Chance had some key passes in the victory.
A very physical defense was led by Josiah Barnes, Timmy Witherspoon, Michael Charlton and Tay Winder.
The Midget team improved to 4-0 and have yet to give up a touchdown on the season. Adrain Jaynes ignited the offense with two touchdowns. Treevon Phillips and Elijah Todd each added a score for the Hawks.
A great defensive effort was led by Curtis Ratchford, Andrew Highsmith, and Andre Vella. The Seahawks will play on the road this weekend.