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Welcome to the 2014 Seahawk Football and Cheerleading Season

Registration Dates

Thursday‐April 10th – WHHS Café – 6pm‐8pm

Thursday‐May 15th – WHHS Café – 6pm‐8pm

Thursday‐June 5th – WHHS Café – 6pm‐8pm

Flag Football/Tiny Mite Cheer Ages 5 & 6 Registration Fee: $100

Tackle Football/Cheerleading Ages 7 –14 Registration Fee: $200

Please bring registration form, birth certificate (original with seal and copy), and medical release form completed by physician.

Report cards are due June 26
th – location and time TBD

*Reminder: the report card needs to have all 4 marking periods on it*

Practice begins August 1st – Veterans Field – 6pm

If you have any questions, please contact:
Football: Gary Hoefling 203‐953‐5290 garyallen59@aol.com

Mike Last 203‐932‐4177 whseahawk1@aol.com

Cheer: Cebi Waterfield 203‐676‐6196 whseahawkscheer@gmail.com

Suzan Beirne 203‐932‐5055 suzan.beirne@snet.net

Online registration forms and payment is available on our website: www.westhavenpopwarner.com


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.

Week 13
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.
Week 12

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.
Week 11
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.  
Week 10
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."
Week 9
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.
Week 8
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.
Week 7
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.
Week 6
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.
Week 4
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 Stratford punt and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to begin the momentum for the Seahawks. Quarterback Chris Chance hit Santos for a 36-yard score on the Hawks’ first offensive series to increase the lead to 14-0.

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 Stratford at bay and was led by Mike Charlton, A.J. Williams, Daquan Matthews, and Tay Winder. 

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 Seymour and Derby flag programs. 

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.


Week 3

Peewees Roll Over the Milford Eagles; Jr. Midgets and Midgets Win

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. Stratford.


Week 2

The West Haven Pop Warner Midget Seahawks (2-0) traveled to Danbury and needed a late game drive to seal the victory over the Danbury Trojans, 21-12.

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 Newington and came away with a 33-0 win. Quarterback Jake Conlan led the attack with touchdown passes to Jordon Wetmore, Kareem Dixon, and Kyle Godfrey. Godfrey also ran for a score.

 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 Seymour. Aiden Doyle, Gavin Doyle and Aedan Coe all scored touchdowns and Max Ginsberg excelled on defense.

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. Hartford.

Please visit www.westhavenpopwarner.com for more information.



Week Ending December 9, 2012
Junior Midgets fall short in National Championship
The West Haven Seahawks Pee Wee and Junior Midget football teams concluded their seasons where all Pop Warner teams hope to - at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Disney World, Florida.
The Junior Midget team lost in the Pop Warner Division 2 Junior Midget Championship game, 34-0, to a very talented and speedy West Volusia Wolves (Florida) team. The Junior Midgets played hard to the end and finished their incredible journey with a 14-2 record and ended up the No. 2 team in the country.
The team beat the Coastal Cowboys (NC) 26-8 and the Andrew Hill Raiders (California) 28-0 to reach the championship game.
The Pee Wee team played on the national stage but lost an overtime thriller to the Valley Stallions (NY), 26-20, and to the North Raleigh Bulldogs (NC) 39-13.
The Pee Wees finished the season with a 13-2 record.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League would like to express a sincere thank you to the West Haven residents and business community for their generous support, making it possible for these two very talented teams to play in the national limelight at the Pop Warner Super Bowl.

Week Ending December 2, 2012
Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams split in quarterfinals at Nationals
The West Haven Pee Wee and Junior Midget football teams split in quarterfinal action this weekend while playing for a National title in Orlando, Florida.
The Pee Wee team fell in overtime, 26-20, to the Valley Stallions of New York. The Seahawks will play a consolation game on Tuesday against the North Raleigh Bulldogs of North Carolina.
In quarterfinal action, Jake Conlan, Zack Conlan and Kyle Godfrey all scored rushing touchdowns. Defensively, Juan Gutierrez, Austin Doyle and Kareem Dixon played well.
In Junior Midget action, the Seahawks won 26-8 over the Coastal Cowboys of North Carolina. Quarterback Chris Chance, Ryan Sabo and Anthony Godfrey all scored rushing touchdowns. Chance also hit Jordon Garguilo with a 15-yard touchdown pass 10 seconds before halftime.
Garguilo led the defense with three interceptions, while Zion Setal and Nazier Torrance also played well on the defensive side.
The Seahawks will play the Andrew Hill Raiders of California in the national semifinals on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. The game will be aired live on ESPN3.com.
The winner of Tuesday's game advances to the Junior Midget Division II national championship game on Friday.

Week Ending November 25, 2012
Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams headed to Florida to play in Nationals
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League (West Haven Seahawks) will send two teams to Walt Disney World in Florida next week to play for a Pop Warner National Championship.
Both the Pee Wee (Ages 9-12) and the Junior Midget (Ages 10-13) teams qualified for the Pop Warner Super Bowl by winning the New England Division 2 Pop Warner championships this past weekend.
The Pee Wee team (13-0) mounted a comeback after being down by two touchdowns at halftime to beat the Bedford Bears (New Hampshire) 20-19.
Kyle Godfrey ran for a score and caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Zack Conlan. Jake Conlan added a rushing score.
"This team showed a lot of character being down by two scores and coming back," head coach Gary Hoefling said. "They are a special group of kids and I am proud to be their coach."
The Junior Midgets (12-1) jumped out of the gate early and beat the North Middlesex Cowboys (Mass.) 38-6.
Zion Setal returned the opening kickoff for a score for the Seahawks. Anthony Godfrey rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Chris Chance ran and threw the ball well and added a rushing touchdown.
The defense was stellar and was led by Josiah Barnes, Ryan Sabo, Tay Winder, Jakai Manning and Jordon Garguilo.
"This is a great group of kids and coaches and I am proud of them," coach Rick Merritt said. "The kids all practice and play hard. I am looking forward to seeing them play on a national level. 
The teams will leave West Haven Friday, November 30, 2012. Each team is guaranteed two games (Saturday and Tuesday). If the teams win both games, they would play for a National Championship, Friday, December 7, 2012. 
The Seahawks are a respected Pop Warner program nationally. The Seahawks last sent a team in 2010 (Midgets). That team beat the representative from Texas before falling to Florida. 
"These two teams are talented and the kids have worked hard all year," league President Mike Last said. "The coaches did a great job preparing them and they have earned and deserve the opportunity to play for a national championship."
The teams will fly out of New York Friday morning and will stay at the All-Star Sports Complex in Disneyworld. Last expects the trip to cost about $30,000 per team. 
The team has been fundraising in high gear for two weeks all around West Haven.
"The West Haven business community and residents have always been so generous," Last said. "My phone started ringing as soon as word got out Friday about our teams qualifying. This city is incredible and there aren't any better people anywhere."
Donations for player travel can be sent to West Haven Pop Warner, c/o West Haven Municipal Credit Union, 502 Main Street, West Haven, Ct. 06516. The league is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Week Ending November 18, 2012
Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams advance to New England Regional Finals
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League (RTMFL) hosted the New England Region Division 2 semifinal playoff games on Saturday at Veterans Field.
The Seahawk Pee Wee and Junior Midget teams both enjoyed home field advantage and won convincingly to earn a spot in the New England Championship games this Friday (11/23/12), with the winners of those games moving on to the National Championship games at the ESPN Sports Complex at Disney World in Florida the first week of December.
The Pee Wee team was impressive in beating the Taunton (Mass.) Tigers, 33-0. Kyle Godfrey ran wild on the Tigers, returning three punts for touchdowns and catching another for a score. Josiah Steinman caught a touchdown pass and Jake and Zack Conlan added extra points.
The defense was led by Jordon Wetmore, Kareem Dixon and Davee Silas.
The Junior Midgets put forth a convincing effort, defeating Wareham, Mass., 26-7. West Haven scored three times in the second half, including twice on the ground and another on an interception return.
West Haven got on the board first, starting the game on a 12-play, 65-yard drive, capped by Chris Chance's 13-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Wareham took a 7-6 lead in the third quarter before the Westies scored the final 20 points of the game.
Trailing as they entered the fourth quarter, the Westies scored three times in the final 9:52.
Anthony Godfrey got the Westies going with a 21-yard run, Chance followed with a 16-yard run to the 10 and scored from 10 yards out on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 12-7 West Haven lead.
West Haven got some breathing room with 4:26 remaining. Ryan Sabo scored on a 15-yard run and Chance converted the kick for a 20-7 lead.
The Westies ensured their trip to the finals 1:09 later. Jordon Gargiulo's 50-yard interception return for a score gave West Haven a 26-7 lead and put the Westies one step closer.
A big defensive effort was led by Zion Setal, Tay Winder and Michael Charlton.
The Pee Wee team will play the Bedford (New Hampshire) Bulldogs at 11:45 a.m. and the Junior Midgets will play North Middlesex (Mass.) at 1:30 p.m.
The games will be played at Foley Field, 305 Chandler Street, Worcester, Mass.
The Seahawks are collecting donations for travel. If the teams move on, it is expected the cost per team will be approximately $30,000. Donations can be sent to RTMFL, c/o Mike Last, 62 Great Circle Road, West Haven, Ct. 06516. Donations can also be made by credit card on the league website at www.westhavenpopwarner.com.

Week Ending November 4, 2012


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 Stratford in overtime on four plays, Anthony Godfrey scored from two yards out on fourth down for the victory. The defensive effort was led by Ryan Sabo, Chris Chance, Tay Winder, Jakai Manning, Michael Charlton, and Zion Setal.

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 New Fairfield High School on Sunday at 12 noon and 2pm respectfully. The Pee Wees will play Watertown and the Junior Midgets will take on New Fairfield.


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 Fairfield and looked great. The Junior Pee Wee team (8-1) beat a very talented Milford Eagle squad 20-0.

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 Fairfield 28-6. The Midgets (9-0) defeated New Haven 18-0. Winners of this weekend’s games will play for a state championship on November 11. 2012.


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 Milford team, 14-6, and remained unbeaten at 8-0. The Hawks trailed at halftime 6-0.
The Junior Midget team exploded for a 33-6 win over Milford to improve their record to 7-1. Christopher Chance scored three touchdowns and Ryan Sabo added two more for the victory. A quick and physical defense was led by Nas Torrece and Mike Charlton, who combined for 10 tackles.

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 West Haven.

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 Bridgeport. Bryce Sebastian scored three touchdowns, one a 35-yard reception form quarterback Darren Warren. Jaden Sheriden scored twice to put the game away. The defense was led by Tyriq Martin-Jones and Demerick Blackford.
The Senior Mighty Mites scored a 28-0 victory at Park City. The offense was led by Corey Coggins, Jordon Pauline, Walter Dalton, and Brandon Thayer. Amir Cayo had an interception and Jo-Jo Winder and Gordon Pardy led the defensive effort.
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 West Haven, and came home with a third Place finish with a very good routine.
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 New Haven, 27-26. Quarterback Jake Conlan threw touchdown passes to Joe Steinman, Kyle Godfrey, and Jordon Wetmore. Zack Conlan added a rushing touchdown. The game ended 20-20 and entered overtime, where both teams scored, but the Seahawks scored the extra point for the victory.

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 Stratford team 32-8. Jake Conlan ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more in the victory. Kyle Godfrey and Jordon Wetmore each had a touchdown reception, Andre Montgomery added a rushing score and Joe Steinman had two extra point receptions.
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.

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Chris Chance scores on a 13-yard run in the West Haven Junior Midgets' 26-7 victory in the New England semifinals, November 17, 2012.

Chris Chance scores on a 10-yard run for the West Haven Junior Midgets in the New England semifinals, November 17, 2012.

Ryan Sabo scores on a 15-yard touchdown run for the Junior Midgets in the New England semifinals, November 17, 2012.

The final play of the West Haven Junior Midget New England semifinals, won by West Haven 26-7, November 17, 2012.

The West Haven Junior Midget postgame following a 26-7 victory in the New England semifinals, November 17, 2012.

Jordon Gargiulo scores on a 60-yard touchdown run to even the championship game against Stratford at 6. West Haven won the title with a 12-6 overtime victory, November 4, 2012.

The West Haven Junior Midgets play defense in the championship game against Stratford, November 4, 2012.

The West Haven Pee Wee team celebrates its championship over Newington, November 3, 2012.

The West Haven Pee Wee team was stellar on defense in a 20-0 championship game victory over Newington, November 3, 2012.

West Haven against Newington in the Pee Wee championship, November 3, 2012.

The West Haven Pee Wee team improved to 10-0 and won the championship with a 20-0 victory over Newington, November 3, 2012.

The West Haven Pee Wee team plays defense in a 20-0 victory over Newington, November 3, 2012.
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