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Westies sweep Naugatuck to open 2019 season
(August 31, 2019) - The Ray Tellier Midget Football League’s West Haven Seahawks opened the 2019 season under bright sunny skies this past Saturday. Mayor Nancy Rossi threw the ceremonial first football to 8U head football coach Rick Merritt to officially kickoff the season.
The flag football (5 & 6-year-olds) team hosted the Hamden Hurricanes to begin the day. The flag program is strictly fundamental and scores are not kept. The teams both looked good. The blue team was led by Colin Watson, Jackson Boynton, Payton Roach. The green team got a great effort from Andrew Loehn, Riley Ortiz and Elijah Vreeland.
Riley Ortiz runs against Hamden, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Jackson Boynton recovers a fumble against Hamden, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The tackle football teams hosted the Naugatuck Hounds in each age group.
In the 8U game, (7 & 8-year-olds), the Seahawk squad raced off to an early start in route to a 32-0 victory over the Hounds, with Majesty Whitaker scoring one of his three touchdowns on the day. Two of the scores were on offense and one on defense as he had an interception for a score.
Majesty Whitaker (1) races for one of his three scores in a 32-0 Seahawk win over the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Tristian Crawford added two scores, including an electrifying 99-yard touchdown run. The offensive line was led by C.J. Schlauder, William Pastore, Jayden Potter, Jacari Harris and Mason Booker. A strong defensive effort was led by Jaden Spell, who had an interception and six solo tackles.
The 10U Seahawk team (9 & 10-year-olds) topped Naugatuck 32-6 after falling behind in the first quarter. Quarterback Mason Wright accounted for four touchdowns, one rushing and three passing.
Caden Stanley caught one touchdown pass and Joseph (J.J.) Lugo caught passes for two more scores. T.J. Stevenson also had two rushing touchdowns in the win. An aggressive and good tackling defense was led by Arthur Rossi and Azriel Pizarro.
The West Haven 10U defense against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 12u game (11 & 12-year-olds) saw two teams that matched up well and the game did not disappoint the fans. The Seahawks pulled away late in the game for a 21-2 win, but the defenses for both teams played well.
West Haven 12U running back Jovon Williams (13) stiff arms a defender while Anthony Dorsi (24) makes a key block against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawks scored first with quarterback Nick Conlon hitting receiver Teriq Mallory for a touchdown. Running back Aedan Coe had two long touchdown runs. Anthony Dorsi and Bryan Tillman added the extra points. Jovon Williams, Joey Copela, Delaney Fludd and Lindell Jaynes led the defensive effort.
The 14U Seahawks (13 & 14-year-olds) beat the Naugatuck Hounds 39-24 in a competitive back and forth game as the Hawks pulled away late in the fourth quarter.
West Haven 14U player Javar Smith (7) outruns a Hound defender against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Damari Barker accounted for five touchdowns on the afternoon and Javier Smith added his own 38-yard score. Quarterback Dylan Whitlow threw the ball well, hitting key passes, including a 40-yard strike to receiver Xavier Fernandez.
Fullback Trysten Dos picked up key first downs while controlling the clock late in the game. Amber Militrano executed an onside kick in the fourth quarter with the score 25-24.
The Seahawks are back home at Veterans Field on Saturday, September 7 as they will host the Stratford Redskins. The flag game will start at 8:45 a.m., with the 8U game at 10 a.m., 10U at noon, 12U at 2 p.m., and the 14U game at 4 p.m.
Seahawks back in Action
(September 9, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U team improved to 2-0 on the season with a dominating 34-0 win over the Stratford Redskins. Running backs Tristan Crawford and Majesty Whitaker accounted for all of the Seahawks offensive points including a 68-yard pass from Whitaker to Crawford. The defense was physical and stingy, led by Chase Stanley who had an 89-yard interception. Brody Coe and Kahill Tomilson both had five tackles in the win.
West Haven Seahawks running back Colin Murray (44) carries a Stratford Redskin defender for a long gain. The Seahawks 10U team hung on for a 20-19 win. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The flag teams (5 and 6-year-olds) had another exciting week of football with a lot of scoring. The Blue team hosted Stratford and the Green team traveled to play Ansonia.
Leading the Blue team was Peyton Roach with two long scores and Aiden Dowdye adding another. Cameron Davis was a flag hawk with six tackles, two for losses.
The Green flag football team played well and was led by Jackson Gabrielo, Keith Moore and Aaron Sullo.
West Haven Seahawk 10U running back Jorrae Dupree (42) runs away from a Stratford Redskins tackler. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 10U team also improved to 2-0 with a thrilling 20-19 win over Stratford. Quarterback Mason Wright connected on two touchdown passes. The Seahawks entered the fourth quarter with what seemed like a comfortable 20-6 lead, but the Redskins would not quit and scored twice in the final quarter.
Wright hit JJ Lugo and Caden Stanley for touchdowns. T.J. Stevenson also had a rushing score. Azriel Pizarro and Arthur Rossi led the defense for the Seahawks.
The 12U Seahawks (1-1) ran into a very tough and talented Stratford Redskin team and fell 25-0. The defense was led by Delaney Fludd, Aedan Coe, and Ethan Holy.
The 14U team (1-1) led Stratford 7-0 at the half, but the Redskins came back for an inspired second half of football, scoring 24 unanswered points and beat the Seahawks 24-7. Damari Barker scored the lone Seahawk touchdown in the second quarter with a 33-yard run. Xavier Fernandez played well on defense.
The Seahawks will be home again this Saturday with flag football at noon, the 8U team at 1 p.m. against Ansonia, 10U at 3 p.m. against Derby, 12U at 5 p.m. against Stratford #2, and 14U against New York at 7 p.m.
For more information, scores and standings, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Seahawks 8U and 10U remain unbeaten
(September 16, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks continued to roll in week three at home at Veterans Field.
The flag football teams played Ansonia and Seymour. Both teams played well.
The Blue team played Ansonia with Colin Watson, Aiden Dowdye and Javien Graveline leading the way. The Blue defense was led by Levi Gatison.
The Green flag team played Seymour. Leading the Green team’s attack was Davion Kline, Andrew Loehn and Rylan Pope.
West Haven flag football teams (5 and 6-year olds) hosted Ansonia and Seymour on Saturday. The Seahawks teams played well. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 8U team improved to 3-0 with a 41-7 win over the Ansonia Coppers. Jermaine Gibbs scored a touchdown and accounted for four extra point conversions.
Majesty Whitaker and Tristain Crawford both had two scores on the day. The offense line opened up big holes and was anchored by C.J. Schlauder, Justin Frias, and Jayden Potter.
West Haven Seahawk 8U player Majesty Whitaker (1) pulls away from an Ansonia Cooper defender. The Seahawks beat Ansonia 41-7. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
A great defensive effort was put forward by Jacari Harris with 10 tackles and three sacks. Brody Coe, Kahill Tomlinson and William Pastore were key in controlling the Ansonia running attack.
The 10U team (3-0) continued on its winning ways with a 33-0 win over the Derby Red Raiders. Azriel Pizarro accounted for three touchdowns and Leon Joyner added another.
Quarterback Mason Wright connected with receiver Colin Murray for a long touchdown pass to put the game away for the Seahawks. The defense recorded a shutout behind Caden Stanley, T.J. Stevenson and Kody Barnes.
Seahawk 10U receiver Colin Murray (44) runs after the catch for a touchdown against Derby. The Seahawks beat Derby 33-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 12U Seahawk team (2-1) bounced back with a win over the Stratford Redskins 35-0. Quarterback Nick Conlan has three touchdown passes, two of them to Jovon Williams and the other to Terig Mallory. Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman scored rushing touchdowns. Conlan connected with Yahinus Mercer for the extra point conversions.
West Haven Seahawk 12U running back Aedan Coe (42) runs away away from a Stratford defender for a long gain. The Seahawks upended Stratford 35-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Nyshawn Robinson played well on the offensive line and Anthony Dorsi and Eli Stevens led a great defensive effort.
The 14U Seahawks (2-1) did not play as their opponent forfeited the game.
The Seahawk teams go on the road this coming weekend. For all the schedules, scores and standings, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
10U still Undefeated
(September 23, 2019) - The West Haven 10U team remained unbeaten (4-0) with a 33-0 win over the previously undefeated Seymour Tigers.
Frank Green opened the Seahawks’ scoring with a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Caden Stanley, Jorrae Dupree, Azriel Pizarro and T.J. Stevenson all added rushing touchdowns for the Seahawks. Mason Wright, Demarius Rutledge, and Colin Murray led the quick and stingy defense to preserve the shutout.
West Haven Seahawk 10U running back Caden Stanley (24) runs for a gain while teammates Angelo Petruzziello (50) and Colin Murray (44) lead the way. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 8U football team (4-0) remained unbeaten with a 21-0 victory at the Bridgeport Raiders. Kaedyn Desruisseaux started the scoring with an interception for a touchdown. Majesty Whitaker and Tristian Crawford scored offensive touchdowns. Trayvon Jaynes, William Pastore, Jacari Harris and Mason Booker played well on defense.
West Haven 10U quarterback Mason Wright (3) races for the end zone as the Seahawks up end the Seymour Tigers 33-0 to remain unbeaten. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 12U football team (3-1) continued to improve with an impressive 28-0 win over the Seymour Tigers. Running back Yahinus Mercer scored the first Seahawks’ touchdown on a 3-yard run. Aedan Coe added a 61-yard scoring run and quarterback Nick Conlan connected with Teriq Mallory and Coe for 63 and 41-yard touchdown passes.
West Haven Seahawk 12U defenders Joe Copela (3) and Brandon Bellamu (80) stop a Seymour runner in his tracks. The Seahawks 12U team topped Seymour 28-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Ethan Holy added a safety and converted the extra points. Lindell Jaynes, Delaney Fludd, Tykese Robinson led the defensive effort.
The 14U Seahawks (2-2) fell to a talented Hamden Hurricanes team 34-13. Demari Barker scored West Haven’s two touchdowns and Javier Smith was all over the field and played good defense.
The Blue flag football team (5 & 6-year-olds) traveled to Seymour to take on the Tigers. The Seahawks traded scores and played a great game. The offensive attack was led by Tyler Jackson, Aiden Dowdye and Colin Watson. Playing well on defense was Noah Nieves.
The Green flag team traveled to play the Hamden Hurricanes. Quarterback Andrew Loehn connected with receiver Emmanuel Purdue who scrambled 50 yards for one of his three scores on the day. Jovanni Perez scored a touchdown on the last play of the game. Nehemiah Knight played well on defense causing several key losses.
The Seahawks return home this Saturday with the flag football games beginning at noon. The 8U team will host Hamden at 1 p.m., 10U will play New Britain at 3 p.m. 12U plays against Danbury at 5 p.m. and 14U plays Hartford at 7 p.m.
Seahawks 12U Making its Move
10U suffers first loss
(September 30, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 12U team improved its record to 4-1 with a 25-13 win over the Danbury Trojans. Quarterback Nick Conlan ran for two scores and passed for another.
Conlan had rushing touchdowns of 2 yards and 33 yards and connected with receiver Teriq Mallory for a 36-yard touchdown pass. Running back Kieandre Lymon added a 16-yard touchdown run as the Seahawks pulled ahead 25-0. Running back Bryan Tillman converted for an extra point.
Seahawk 12U receiver Teriq Mallory (1) goes up and makes a great catch on a pass from quarterback Nick Conlan that resulted in a West Haven touchdown. The Seahawks beat Danbury 25-13 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Danbury scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter in an attempt to get back in the game. Ethan Holy, Lindell Jaynes and Anthony Dorsi played well on the defensive side of the ball.
The Seahawks 8U team remained unbeaten (5-0) with a 33-0 win over the Hamden Hurricanes. Tristan Crawford, Majesty Whitaker, Mighty Jackson, Jaden Spell and Jermaine Gibbs fueled the offense. Mason Fonseca, Mason Booker, Mohammed Turay and Ja’cari Harris locked down the defense and held Hamden scoreless.
Seahawk 8U running back Tristian Crawford (4) uses a stiff arm for a big gain. The Seahawks beat Hamden 33-0 to remain undefeated at 5-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 10U Seahawk team (4-1) was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten by the New Britain Raiders 21-6. The Raiders stunned the Hawks, running to a 21-0 lead.
The Seahawks came back in the second half when quarterback Mason Wright connected with receiver J.J. Lugo for a 67-yard touchdown pass. The Seahawks put some good drives together in the fourth quarter, but fell short. West Haven received a solid defensive effort by Caden Stanley, Arthur Rossi, Colin Murray and Angelo Petruzziello.
10U running back Leon Joyner (7) looks for a hole in the defense. The Seahawks (4-1) lost for the first time this season to the New Britain Raiders 21-6. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 14U team fell to a very talented Hartford Hurricane team 39-7. Running back Demari Barker scored the only Seahawk touchdown, the first given up by the Hartford team this season. Javier Smith played hard on offense and defense.
The Junior varsity Cheerleaders perform at halftime of the 14U game Saturday night. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The two flag football teams (5 & 6-years old) took on the Danbury Trojans. The Blue team was led by Colin Watson, who scored a touchdown, and Payton Roach who ran the ball well. Noah Nieves was all over the field on defense.
West Haven flag football. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Green team was led by Emmanual Purdue, Aaron Sullo and Elijah Vreeland.
The Seahawks will hit the road next weekend.
Please visit our website for additional information on scores and standings. The website is www.westhavenseahawk.com
8U team remains undefeated
(October 8, 2019) - The West Haven 8U football team (6-0) continued its winning ways with a hard-fought 20-6 win at the New Haven Steelers.
Trayvon Jaynes, Tristian Crawford and Majesty Whitaker scored for the Seahawks. The defense bent but did not break with William Pastore, Mason Booker and Jacari Harris leading the way.
West Haven Seahawk 8U running back Joshua Johnson (3) runs for a long gain. West Haven beat New Haven 20-6 to stay unbeaten at 6-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 10U team improved to 5-1 with an impressive 27-6 win at the Trumbull Rangers. Azriel Pizzaro scored two rushing touchdowns and Caden Stanley and Colin Murray had scoring receptions from quarterback Mason Wright to fuel the Seahawk offense. J.J. Lugo had an interception and Angelo Petrezuiello, James Dupree and Yusef Turner held Trumbull at bay on defense.
Seahawk 10U linebacker Arthur Rossi makes a tackle for no gain. The Seahawks topped the Trumbull Rangers 27-6. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawks 12U team (5-1) continued to win with a 33-0 win at the Trumbull Rangers. Aedan Coe, Bryan Tillman, Eli Stevens, and Ethan Holy had rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Nick Conlan connected with receiver Teriq Mallory for another score. Jovon Williams scored an extra point. Yahinus Mercer exceled on defense and Lindell Jaynes had an interception to protect the shut out.
Seahawk 12U defender Bryan Tillman (2) makes a tackle in the open field. West Haven improved to 5-1 with a 33-0 win at Trumbull. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The West Haven flag football teams (5 and 6-yaers old) faced off against each other on Sunday at Veterans Field. Both teams had a great time and exchanged scores.
The Blue team offense was led by Peyton Roach and Ethan Rodriquez. Joel Martinez and Jackson Boynton played well on defense. The Green team was led with outstanding efforts from Riley Ortiz, Rylan Pope, Elijah Vreeland and Aaron Sullo.
The Seahawks will go on the road again this weekend. The 8U team will travel to New Britain on Sunday at 10 a.m. and the 10U, 12U and 14U will travel to Amity for games at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
The flag teams will travel to Danbury and Stratford. For more information on scores and standings, please visit www.westhaven seahawk.com.
The Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference and the Northern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference hosted the 2019 state cheerleading championships on Saturday at the New Haven Fieldhouse located on the campus of Hillhouse High School. Cheerleading teams gathered from around the state for a full day of competitive cheerleading.
West Haven Seahawk-Peewee Division squad shows off its trophy after placing first and named state champions. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
West Haven fared well on all the levels. The Tiny Mite squad (5 and 6-years old) presented a non-competitive exhibition routine that was very well done. The Mitey Mite team placed third in the state. The Junior Peewee, Peewees and the Junior Varsity squads all were crowned as State Champions.
Members of the Seahawk Unified Spirit team perform to a packed house at the New Haven field house on Saturday. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Next weekend the teams will compete in New Haven for who will qualify to represent the conference and will move onto the National Pop Warner Championships to be held in December at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports located at Disney World.
Coming to the Home Stretch
10U team improves to 6-1
(October 15, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 10U Team (6-1) continued its path to the Pop Warner playoffs on Sunday with a convincing 38-6 win over the Amity Spartans.
Azriel Pizarro accounted for two rushing touchdowns and Yusef Turner, Daryl Small and T.J. Stevenson all scored once. J.J. Lugo returned a 60-yard interception for another score. Caden Stanley, Kody Barnes and Arthur Rossi tackled well and controlled the defensive side of the ball. The Seahawks 12U team also upped its record to 6-1 with a 33-0 win at Amity. Aedan Coe, Bryan Tilman, Jovon Williams all had rushing scores. Quarterback Nick Conlan connected with Jovon Williams and Teriq Mallory on long touchdown passes. Anthony Dorsi, Kieandre Lymon and Tilman executed the extra points for the Hawks. The defense played well as a unit, not giving up much yardage to the Spartans.
The Seahawk 8U team (7-0) remained unbeaten with a impressive 34-13 win over a tough New Britain Raider team. Trayvon Jaynes had an 83-yard touchdown run. Tristian Crawford had an 81-yard scoring burst. Crawford scored twice on the day. Majesty Whitaker also had two scores in the game. Jermaine Gibbs and Kaedyn Des Ruisseaux added extra points. The defense was led by Jacari Harris and Mason Booker who proved to be disruptive to the Raider offense all game.
The Seahawk 14U team lost a heartbreaker and well-played game by a score of 22-19 to the Amity Spartans. Damari Barker, Avyon Graham and Javar Smith played well in a tough loss.
The flag football teams traveled to Danbury and Stratford on Sunday. The Blue team played a great game at Danbury and was led on offense by Jackson Boynton, Cameron Davis and Peyton Roach. On the defensive side, Tyler Jackson, Aiden Dowdye and Ethan Rodriquez excelled.
The Green team traveled to Stratford and shined. Andrew Loehn connected with Emmanual Purdue for one the team’s scores. Aaron Sullo scored on another drive.
The regular season will close this Saturday at Veterans Field with all the teams hosting Manchester. The 8U game will start at 1 p.m, 10U at 3 p.m., 12U at 5 p.m. and the 14U game at 7 p.m.
The flag teams will travel to Seymour high school for a jamboree on Sunday.
The West Haven Seahawk cheerleading teams took home a lot of hardware at the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference cheerleading Championships this past Saturday. The teams also qualified for the New England Cheerleading Championships to be held in Lowell, Mass.on November 2 and 3, 2019.
The Unified Spirit earned a grand ovation for their performance. The Tiny Mite quad (5&6) performed a great exhibition as they are not on a competitive level. The Mitey Mite, Junior Peewee, Peewee and Junior Varsity cheer squads were all crowned Southern Connecticut Champions in their divisions.
The Seahawk teams will begin fundraising for their regional competition in November, and, with a strong performance, the chance to compete at the National Pop Warner Championships to be held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in December.
For more information, scores and standings, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
The Seahawk Unified Spirit team performed, with help from their coaches, before a sell-out crowd at the Conference championships. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawk Mitey Mite team celebrates outside the New Haven Fieldhouse after there first place finish. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawk Junior Peewees showoff their conference championship banner, medals and trophy after the competition. The squad placed first place. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
On to the Postseason
Westies sweep Manchester
(October 21, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U team (8-0) finished a perfect regular season with a convincing 28-0 win over the Manchester Sentinels, earning the top playoff seed.
Running back Majesty Whitaker had two touchdowns and Tristan Crawford and Mighty Jackson each scored one. The extra point conversions were scored by William Pastore, Jacari Harris, Mason Booker and Jaydon Potter. CJ Schlauder anchored the offensive line and Chace Stanley, Kahill Tomilson and Brady Coe led the defense in another shutout.
West Haven Seahawk 8U team (8-0) running back Tristan Crawford (4) runs with the help of a block by teammate Majesty Whitaker (1). The Seahawks beat Manchester 28-0 to finish the season unbeaten. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 10U Seahawk team moved to 7-1 and a playoff spot with a 25-12 win over Manchester. Running back Azriel Pizarro accounted for all four of the Seahawk touchdowns. The defense played well and was led by Leon Joyner, JJ Lugo, Angelo Petrezuiello, Yusef Turner and TJ Stevenson.
The Seahawk 12U team also improved to 7-1 and qualified for the Pop Warner playoffs. Quarterback Nick Conlan connected with Jovon Williams and Aedan Coe for touchdown passes. Ethan Holy and Coe also had rushing scores. Teriq Mallory had a 71-yard interception for a touchdown to blow the game wide open.
West Haven Seahawk Xavier Fernandez (5) drags a defender. The Seahawks beat Manchester 51-20. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 14U team beat Manchester 51-20 in an offensive shootout. Nasir Harris opened the Seahawk scoring with a 33-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Javar Smith ran for two scores and Damri Barker scored four touchdowns on the day. Tristan Dos and Xavier Fernandez played well on defense for the Seahawks.
The flag football teams concluded their season in Seymour and played well. The Green team had great effort from Aaron Sullo, Emmanual Purdue, and Andrew Loehn. The Blue team was led by Cameron Davis, Levi Gatison, Aiden Dowdye, Jackson Boynton and Peyton Roach.
The Pop Warner playoffs begin this coming weekend. Please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com for more information.
12U advances to semifinals
(October 28, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawk 12U team (8-1) traveled to New Britain on Saturday to play the New Haven Steelers in the Southern Connecticut Conference quarterfinal playoffs. The Seahawks blanked the Steelers 18-0 to move onto the semifinals this coming weekend.
Running backs Ethan Holy and Aedan Coe drove the ball on the ground and controlled the time of possession. Coe had two rushing scores on the day. Quarterback Nick Conlan connected with receiver Jovon Willams on a touchdown through the air. A swarming Seahawk defense kept New Haven away from the end zone and was led by Holy, Coe, Yahinus Mercer, Delaney Flood and Teriq Mallory, who closed the door on the Steelers with an interception.
Seahawk 12U running back Ethan Holy (21) runs for a first down. The Seahawks topped New Haven 18-0 to move on to the conference semi-finals. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Seahawk 12U running back Bryan Tillman runs the ball. The Seahawks beat New Haven 18-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Seahawk 12U quarterback Nick Conlan (4) runs for a first down. The Seahawks advanced to the semifinal game with an 18-0 win. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawk 8U team (8-0) is the number one seed in the playoffs and earned a bye.
The 10U Seahawk team (7-2) ended their successful season with a well-played and exciting game against the New Haven Steelers. The Seahawks lost 20-13 in overtime.
The Seahawks trailed the Steelers 7-0 at the half in a heavy wind-blown rain at Seymour High School. The Seahawks tied the game in the fourth quarter on an 8-yard J.J. Lugo touchdown run. New Haven marched the field and took a 13-7 lead with less than two minutes left in the game. Caden Stanley took a lateral and ran 48-yards and crossed the goal line as time expired to tie the game at 13-13 and send it into overtime.
New Haven scored in OT to go up 20-13 and West Haven fell short. Anthony Iannotti, Angelo Petrezuiello, and Frank Green played well on the offensive line. Mason Wright, Azriel Pizarro and T.J. Stevenson played well on defense.
The 14U team finished its season with a loss to the Trumbull Rangers 27-7 in the Bob Boss Tournament. Xavier Fernandez scored the lone Seahawk score on a 65-yard kickoff return.
The Seahawk 8U and 12U teams will travel to Bridgeport on Sunday for the Southern Connecticut Conference semifinal contests. The winners ill advance to the conference championship games.
The Seahawk 8U team will face New Haven at 10 a.m. and the Seahawk 12U team will take on the Stratford Redskins at 4 p.m. The games will be played at Central High School (Kennedy Stadium).
8U on to the Finals
Will host Waterbury on Saturday
(November 5, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U team remained unbeaten and improved its record to 9-0 with a convincing 26-0 win over the New Haven Steelers in the Southern Connecticut Conference semifinals held at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport.
West Haven Seahawk 8U running back Tristian Crawford (4) stiff arms a Steeler defender. The Seahawks advanced to the SCPW Championship with a 26-0 victory. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Seahawk 8U running back Majesty Whitaker (1) races for a touchdown against the New Haven Steelers. The Seahawks won 26-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The West Haven Seahawks 8U football team after its 26-0 win over the New Haven Steelers. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Tristian Crawford had two electrifying rushing touchdowns. Majesty Whitaker added a rushing score and connected with Kayden Desruisseaux for another. C.J. Schaulder and Jermaine Gibbs chipped in with extra points.
The defense was led by Jacari Harris, William Pastore, Jayden Potter, Mason Booker and Jayden Spell, who had five solo tackles.
The 12U Seahawk team (8-2) fought tough, but fell to a very talented and undefeated Stratford Redskins team 26-7. Quarterback Nick Conlan and running back Bryan Tillman played well on offense.
The defense played well, but gave up some big plays. Defensive standouts were Ethan Holy, Yahinus Mercer and Aedan Coe, who scored the Seahawks lone score on a 45-yard fumble recovery and added the extra point conversion.
The 8U Seahawks will host the Waterbury Patriots (8-1) this Saturday at Veterans Memorial Field at 3 p.m. for the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championship.
The winner advances to the state championship game against the winner of the Northern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference.
Cheerleaders to Nationals
Jr. Peewees, Peewees, Jr. Varsity going to Disney
(November 5, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawk cheerleading squads traveled to the Paul Tsongas Center located in Lowell, Mass. this past weekend to compete along with hundreds of other teams from the Pop Warner New England regionals.
Junior Peewee Team - New England Regional Champions. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Junior Peewee (9-and 10-year-old) team came in first place and was crowned New England Regional Champions in its large division. The team will now travel to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports located at Disneyworld in December where it will face squads from the other eight regions for the chance to win a national championship.
The Peewee cheerleaders came in second place for both their competition and sideline routines. The squad faced very good competition and was named New England Region runner-up. The top two teams in each division move onto the National Championships.
Peewee Team - New England Regional Runner-Up. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Junior Varsity team faced ten other squads from the New England region in the small division and really performed well. The girls were crowed New England champions in both their competition and sideline routines. They will join the Junior Peewee and Peewee squads at the national championships.
The Mitey Mite squad (7 & 8-year-old) performed well with competition from all the states and did not place. The team had a very successful year and the future looks bright.
8U wins Conference Title
Seahawks play for state title Saturday
(November 12, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U team (10-0) beat the Waterbury Patriots 31-0 in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference championship game on Saturday. The Seahawks scored early and often.
West Haven Seahawk running back Trayvon Jaynes (8) drags a Waterbury defender into the end zone for a touchdown. The Seahawks beat Waterbury 31-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Tristian Crawford had a rushing touchdown and another on a 52-yard pass reception from quarterback Majesty Whitaker. Whitaker and Trayvon Jaynes added rushing touchdowns of their own to fuel the offense.
Seahawk runner Jermaine Gibbs (20) fights for extra yardage. The Hawks advance to the championship game with a 31-0 win over Waterbury. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
William Pastore, Chace Stanley and Kahill Tomlinson led the defense in sacks and tackles to ensure the shutout.
The Seahawks will host the Plainville Colts in the Connecticut 8U Level State Championship Games on Saturday at Veterans Field in West Haven.
The 8U game will be played at 10 a.m. The winner will advance to the regional playoffs against the Rhode Island 8U champion.
8U Seahawks best in state
(November 19, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U football team (11-0) won the Connecticut state championship with a convincing 30-0 win over the Northern Connecticut Pop Warner champion Pomperaug Warriors.
West Haven 8U Seahawk Running back Tristian Crawford (4) looks for an opening to run. The Seahawks won the State Championship 30-0 over the Pomperaug Warriors. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Seahawk running back Tristian Crawford took over the game and accounted for all the scoring with four offensive touchdowns and a fumble recovery for a score on defense. The offensive line provided great blocking and big holes that was led by C.J. Schaulder, Jaden Potter and Kayden Loyola.
Seahawk defender Jacari Harris (56) runs down a Pomperaug runner during the state championship game. West Haven won 30-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The defense held the Warriors at bay all day with excellent play from William Pastore, Jacari Harris, Jayden Spell, Brody Coe, Kaedyn Desruisseaux and Mason Booker.
The Seahawks will now advance to the New England regional semifinal game and face the Rhode Island Champion, Mount Hope Cowboys, from Providence.
The game will be played Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at LaSalle Academy in Providence.
On to New England Finals
8U Seahawks win NE semifinal contest
(November 26, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U team (12-0) beat the Mount Hope Cowboys (11-1) 7-0 in the New England Pop Warner semifinals on Saturday. The game matched the Connecticut and Rhode Island 8U (7 and 8- year-old) state champions.
West Haven Seahawk 8U running back Tristian Crawford (4) breaks a final tackle to put the Hawks up 7-0. The Seahawks beat the Mount Hope Cowboys (RI) 7-0 to advance to the regional championship game on Saturday. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The game was held at the impressive athletic facilities of LaSalle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. The Seahawks and Cowboys both utilized fast and physical defenses.
The Seahawks scored in the second quarter on a 28-yard Tristian Crawford touchdown run which included three broken tackles. The Seahawk defense held a very talented Cowboy offense off the scoreboard. William Pastore, Jacari Harris, Mason Booker, Jayden Spell and Kayden Desruisseaux led the way.
Seahawk back Trayvon Jaynes (8) runs away from a Mt. Hope (RI) defender during the regional semi-final game. The Seahawks won 7-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawks will travel to play the Massachusetts champion, Dorchester Eagles (12-0) for the New England Pop Warner Football Championship on Saturday. The game will be played at the Manning Bowl, Lynn, Mass.
The 8U level is only competitive to the regional level and the winner of the regional championship Saturday does not travel to the National Pop Warner Championships this year.
8U Seahawks win NE semifinal contest
(December 3, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks 8U football team (13-0) finished a perfect season and earned the New England Pop Warner Championship with a hard-earned 26-18 win over a very talented Dorchester Eagle team (12-1).
Dorchester, which represented Massachusetts, marched down the field on its first possession for an early 6-0 lead. The Seahawks responded on the next series, capped off by a Tristian Crawford touchdown run to take a 7-6 lead after one quarter of play.
The teams traded scores in the second quarter for a Seahawk halftime lead of 13-12. Seahawk quarterback Majesty Whitaker executed a spectacular 38-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put the Seahawks up 19-18 after three quarters.
West Haven Seahawk defenders converge on a Dorchester Eagle running back with help from Brody Coe (40) and Kahlil Tomlinson (5). The Seahawks won 26-18. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Crawford scored his third touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter to seal the Seahawk championship 26-18.
The Hawk offensive line opened holes for the running back all game and was led by C.J. Schlauder, Joshua Johnson, Skyler Sanford, Mohammed Turay and Kayden Loyola. Great tackling on defense was William Pastore, Jacari Harris, Mason Booker, Jayden Spell, Kahlil Tomlinson and Chace Stanley.
The 8U (7 and 8-years olds) only play through the regional championship and finish the 2019 campaign with an impressive win, undefeated season, and regional championship.
Junior Varsity and Junior Peewees take home titles
(December 17, 2019) - The West Haven Seahawks cheerleading squads competed against the champions of the other seven regions and brought home the Ray Tellier Midget Football league’s first national championships. The Junior Peewee (9 and 10), Peewee (11 and 12) and Junior Varsity (13 and 14) all qualified at the New England Pop Warner championships and traveled to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports located at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, last week to compete for a national championship. The three squads performed in five competitions over a five-day period.
The Junior Peewee squad, with 22 cheerleaders, competed in the traditional competition routine and performed flawlessly, winning first place by 2 points, the equivalent of two touchdowns in football. This is the program’s first national championship in a competition routine, which is comparable to a halftime show and includes music, acrobatic stunts, dancing and tumbling.
The Seahawk Junior Peewee Cheerleaders show off their Pop Warner National Championship banner after winning first place in their competition routine.Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Peewee squad executed a very good competition and game day sideline routine. They competed against very good competition nationally and placed seventh in competition and fourth place in new game day routine.
The Seahawk Peewee cheerleaders pose with their trophy after finishing fourth place in their game day sideline routine that included some of the best competition.Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Junior Varsity team also competed in a traditional competition routine and the newer game day sideline routine. The sideline category is what you see on football game days with chants to lead the crowd and includes signs, pom-poms, tumbling and stunting.
The Seahawk Junior varsity cheerleaders celebrate their national championship in the game day sideline competition. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Junior Varsity team performed very well in the completion routine and placed third, and only .42 points out of first place. The team then regrouped and stole the show with the programs first game day side line national championship.
All three of the cheerleading teams placed and were awarded trophies in a very tough and competitive competition that saw over 10,000 cheerleaders compete from just about every state in the country.
POP WARNER FOOTBALL 2019