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.
"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.
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 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.
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.
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 atWHSeahawk1@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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The West Haven Pop Warner Midget Seahawks (2-0) traveled to Danburyand 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 atwww.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) defeatedNew 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.
For more information, please visit www.westhavenpopwarner.com.
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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Westies in top half of Nation
Junior Peewees place fourth, Cheerleaders place fifth
(December 16, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee (9-11 year-olds) football and cheerleading teams traveled to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports last week for the Pop Warner Super Bowl and the National Cheerleading and Dance Competitions.
West Haven Junior Peewee football team and cheerleaders in Orlando, Florida. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
The Seahawk football team played the Virginia Beach Mustangs in the first round and the Mustangs handed the Seahawks their only loss of the season 27-0. The Mustangs moved on to beat Florida 12-8 to win the Pop Warner National Championship.
Pearson Hill, Tymaine Smith, Camren “Jo-JO” Winder, Amir Nakome and Donovan Davis all played well on defense as they tried to slow down the Mustang powerful rushing attack.
The Seahawks were back in action on Wednesday in the consolation game against the Eastbay Wolverines from Oakland, CA. The Seahawks ended a great season with a 13-1 record beating a very good Wolverine team 19-13.
Hill scored two first half touchdowns for a 13-6 halftime lead. Quarterback Maxwell Warren led the Seahawks in the air in the second half, completing big passes to Amare Davis, Hill, and a 20-yard scoring pass to Smith.
Connor Holy, Tyrell Mosley, Carson Hill, and Marlon Ward led a fundamental defense, but the biggest play came when East Bay was moving on the final drive of the game and Amare Davis intercepted a pass to seal the victory.
The Seahawks end the season ranked fourth in the nation and as State and Regional champions.
The Junior Peewee Cheerleaders competed on Tuesday at the Hewlett Packard Center, located at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports against 17 cheerleading squads from across the country and eight regions.
The Seahawks performed a flawless and exciting routine to the pleasure of the capacity crowd. The Seahawk cheerleaders competed at a very high level and placed fifth in the country.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League would like to thank the community for its support and donations, making the trip possible. For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Going to Disney
Junior Peewees win New England title
(December 2, 2015) - The Ray Tellier Midget Football League’s West Haven Seahawk Junior Peewee team (12-0) won the New England Pop Warner Championship with a dominating 18-0 win over the previous unbeaten Dorchester Eagles (MA).
Pearson Hill accounted for two touchdown runs and quarterback Maxwell Warren added the third. The physical and stingy Seahawk defense, which blocked two Eagle punts, was led by Donovan Davis, Tyrell Mosley, Tymaine Smith, Amare Davis and Carson Hill.
Junior Peewee running back Pearson Hill runs over a Dorchester Eagle player for a first down. The Seahawks advanced to the Pop Warner National Championships with an 18-0 win. Photo courtesy West Haven RTMFL.
The Seahawk team, made up of 9-to 11-year-olds, will travel to the Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex the week of December 5. The Seahawks will face Virginia Beach (Va.) in the first round of the championships on Sunday December 6 at 11 a.m.
The Junior Peewee cheerleading team will compete on Tuesday at a time to be announced. Updates and live coverage will be shown on ESPN3.
For more information or to make a travel fund donation to the team, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Jr. Peewee team advances to NEPWC
(November 25, 2015) - The West Haven Jr Pee Wees (11-0) have earned a spot in the New England Pop Warner Championship game with a win over the Ocean State Conference champions, the Edgewood Eagles 28-7.
West Haven Junior Peewee team advanced to the New England Pop Warner Championship game with a 28-7 win over the Edgewood Eagles, November 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
Running back Pearson Hill carried the offense on his legs scoring three rushing touchdowns and Camyran “Jojo” Winder followed up with the fourth. QB Maxwell Warren and Malachi Mercer played well with several long runs on third down to keep a few vital drives alive.
Tymaine Smith, Metteo Petruzziello, Donovan Davis and Tyrell Mosley all made a number of tackles on defense to help secure the victory against a very well coached Edgewood team.
The Junior Peewee Seahawks will travel to Worcester, Mass. on Friday (11/27) for a 9 a.m. kickoff with the Eastern Massachusetts Champion, Dorchester Eagles. The winner will represent the New England region at the Pop Warner National Championships at Disney World in December.
The Junior Peewee cheerleaders have already qualified for the National Cheerleading Championships.
Westies fall Short
Unlimited Midget team loses to New Fairfield
(November 18, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawks Unlimited Midget team (10-2) fell short of a state title, 18-13, at the hands of a very talented New Fairfield Falcons team (12-0).
Running backs Tony Muse and Jaden Shirden each had rushing touchdowns in the first half as the Seahawks went into halftime with a 13-0 lead. The second half saw New Fairfield wake up and score 18 unanswered points and dash the Seahawks hopes of entering the regional playoffs.
Jordan Berrios, Tyquan King, Davee Silas, Andre Rentas and Jordan Benoit all played hard on defense for the Seahawks. The Seahawks end a successful season as champions of the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference.
The Seahawk Junior Peewee team (10-0) will host the Edgewood Eagles – RI (10-0) in the regional semifinals on Saturday at Veterans Field at 10 a.m. The winner will advance to the regional final on November 27.
The Peewee cheerleaders competed with their best performance of the year at the regional cheerleading competition this weekend and came in third place in a talented group. The top three teams finished within a point of each other.
The Midget cheerleaders also competed this weekend and finished their season with a great performance.
Jr. Peewee and Unlimited Midget teams win SCPW championships
(November 11, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawk Junior Peewee (10-0) and Unlimited Midget teams (9-1) both won Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championships this past weekend.
The Junior Peewee team came from behind to beat the Hartford Hurricanes 26-6. The Hurricanes returned a Seahawk fumble to a score in the first quarter to take a 6-0 lead into halftime.
The Seahawks were a different team in the second half, gaining a 26-6 victory. The offense was led by quarterback Maxwell Warren and running back Pearson Hill, who accounted for over 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Maxwell completed critical passes to Marlon Ward and Amare Davis.
Malachi Mercer, Donovan Davis, Amir Nakome, Camren Winder and Tyrell Mosley anchored a stingy and physical defense. Amber Militrano executed a successful onside kick.
The Unlimited Midget team outlasted a very talented and determined New Haven Steelers team 29-22.
Juan “Tony” Muse scored three touchdowns and Jaden Shirden added another. Andre Rentas kicked the extra points and Jordan Berrios caught a pass for an extra point.
Muse added an interception on defense. Davee Silas and Tyquan King played well on defense.
The Junior Peewee team will play on November 21 against the Rhode Island State Champion.
The Unlimited Midget team will travel to Watertown High School this Sunday at 3 p.m. to take on the New Fairfield Falcons (10-0) for the Connecticut State Championship.
The Junior Peewee cheerleading team competed this past weekend against 16 other towns in New England and came a close second to the Derby Red Raiders. The top two teams advance to the National Championships.
The team will travel to Disney World and compete on December 8. Please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com for schedule and scores.
Maxwell Warren scores for West Haven against Hartford in the Jr. Peewee Southern Connecticut Pop Warner championship, November 7, 2015. Double click to view full screen.
WH teams set to compete for championships
(November 4, 2015) - The Junior Peewee football team (9-0) advanced to the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championship game this coming weekend with an impressive 20-0 win over the New Haven Steelers. Quarterback Maxwell Warren and running back Pearson Hill both rushed for touchdowns for the Seahawks.
Matteo Petruzziello intercepted a Steeler pass and returned it 40 yards for another score. Donovan Davis, Tyrell Mosley, Amir Nakome and Camren “JoJo” Winder anchored the physical Seahawk defense.
Junior Peewee linebacker Matteo Petruzziello runs down the New Haven ball carrier in thebackfield. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Junior Peewees will play the Hartford Hurricanes (8-1) on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Veterans Field in West Haven for the league championship.
The Unlimited Weight Midget team also will play for a conference championship this weekend after beating the Hamden Hurricanes 31-0.
Running back Tony Muse scored twice and Jaden Shirden and Jordan Berrios each added touchdowns in the victory. Andrea Rentas connected on three extra point kicks.
The Seahawk defense was relentless and was led by Tyquan King, Davee Silas, Naquan Brown, Devon Coleman and Yarian Grant.
The Midget team will square off against the New Haven Steelers for the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship on Sunday at Veterans Field at 4 p.m.
The Junior Peewee and Midget cheerleaders will travel to Springfield this weekend to compete in the New England region cheerleading competition. Each conference in New England sends their best two cheerleading squads. A win in Springfield would send the squads to Disney World to compete for a national championship in December.
For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Senior Mighty Mites win Bowl title
(October 27, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawk Senior Mighty Mites won the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Mighty Mite Bowl this past weekend by beating the Hartford Hurricanes 6-0 in the tournament championship game.
The team of 8-and 9-year-olds defeated the Manchester Sentinels and New Britain Raiders to reach the final against the Hartford Hurricanes, who had defeated the Seahawks during the regular season. The team played well on offense throughout the tournament and was led by quarterback Nick Conlan, Damari Barker and Gavin Doyle. Touchdowns were scored by Aiden Doyle, Kareem Dixon, Avian Evans and Rashon Wali.
The defense controlled each of the games and was led by the good tackling of Connor Coe, Dylan Bennett, Javar Smith, Jehu Wade, Jared Butler, Aedan Coe, and Bernett Scott.
West Haven Senior Mighty Mites. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7-and 8-years old) fundamental team played well in their Mighty Mite tournament held in Naugatuck. They played against the Bridgeport Raiders and Stratford Redskins.
Coryon Harris, Nathan Purdue, and Joe Copela ran the ball aggressively for the Seahawks. Bryan Tillman, Ethan Holy and Raul Sanchez led the defense with several tackles each.
The Peewee team lost in the first round of the Bob Boss Tournament to the Manchester Sentinels 25-18 in an exciting overtime game. The score went back and forth before Manchester scored in overtime.
The Junior Peewees (8-0) and the number one seed in the Pop Warner playoffs will be in action this weekend playing at 10 a.m. against the New Haven Steelers. The game is on Saturday October 31.
The Unlimited Midget team (7-1) and the number one seed in the playoffs will play the Hamden Hurricanes on Saturday at 4 p.m. in New Haven.
Conference championship games will be held next week at Veterans Field in West Haven. For more information on schedules or directions please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com
Headed for the Postseason
Midget Unlimited, Peewee, Jr. Peewee teams headed for playoff action
By WH POP WARNER
(October 20, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawks Midget Unlimited team (7-1) finished the regular season with an impressive win at Stratford by a score of 37-0. Jaden Shirden had two rushing touchdowns, with Adadou Kamara, Tony Muse and Jordon Berrios each adding another. Andre Rentas kicked three extra points.
Davee Silas, Austin Doyle, Isaiah Mikan and Devon Coleman were standouts on defense. The Seahawks enter the Pop Warner playoffs as the number one seed and will play the number four seed Hamden Hurricanes on November 1.
The Junior Mighty Mites played well at Stratford. Coryon Harris had a long touchdown run and Nate Purdue ran the ball well. Rual Sanchez and Bryan Tillman played well on defense.
The Senior Mite team defeated a good Fairfield Giant team 28-6 to end a successful regular season. The offense was led by quarterback Nick Conlan, Avian Evans, Damari Barker and Rashon Wali, who scored the Seahawk touchdowns. Aiden Doyle scored an extra point. The defense was led by Javar Smith, Connor Coe, Dylan Bennett, Aiden Coe, Jared Butler, Kyle Dixon, and Gavin Doyle.
The Peewee team dropped its game to a talented Stratford Redskins team, 27-0, and will be the number one seed in the Bob Boss Tournament next weekend.
The Junior Peewee team (8-0) continued its great play with a 44-0 win over the Bridgeport Raiders. The Junior Peewee Seahawks will enter the Pop Warner Playoffs as the number one seed and will play on November 1.
The cheerleading teams all did very well at the State Cheerleading Competition. The Peewee and Midget squads were awarded first place trophies and the Junior Peewee squad came in second in its division.
West Haven Pop Warner state championships, October 17, 2015. Photo courtesy of Bridgette Hoskie.
The Mighty Mite and Tiny Mite cheerleading squads, which are fundamental and do not compete, put on quite a show with their exhibition routine performance in front of more than 1,000 spectators and showed why West Haven Pop Warner Cheerleading has such a bright future.
Please visit our website for up to date scores and schedules at www.westhavenseahawk.com
Junior Peewees closer to clinching
By WH POP WARNER
(October 13, 2015) - The Junior Peewee Seahawk team recorded another shutout with a 38-0 win at New Britain. Amber Militrano kicked two perfect onside kicks recovered by the Seahawks to set the tone on the game. Amber also handled most of the rushing for the Seahawks in the second half as they moved a step closer to clinching the number one seed for the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner playoffs.
The Unlimited Midget team improved to 6-1 with a 28-0 win over the Trumbull Rangers (5-2). Tony Muse, Jaden Shirden and Jordon Berrios each had touchdown runs.
Shirden also returned an interception for a score. Andre Rentas and Justin Medina added extra point conversions. Davee Silas, Jordan Benoit, Austin Doyle, Amadou Kamara led the defensive effort.
The Senior Mighty Mites outlasted the Manchester Sentinels 7-6. Maliki Jones scored the Seahawk touchdown and Avian Evans added the conversion point. Javar Smith, Dylan Bennett and Connor Coe played excellent defense.
The Junior Mighty Mites played a defensive struggle with the New Haven Steelers. Coryon Harris, Nate Purdue, Bryan Tillman, Lucian Luciano and Raul Sanchez played well for the Jr. Mites.
The Peewee and Junior Midget Seahawks teams came up on the short end of their games with the New Haven Steelers 41-0 and 20-0, respectfully.
The Seahawks will be on the road for the final weekend of the regular season. For more information on standings, scores or schedules, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com
On Saturday October 10, the West Haven Seahawk Cheerleading squads competed in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference cheerleading competition at the New Haven Field House, located on the grounds of Hillhouse High School. The squads competed against squads from the other 20 associations in the conference.
The Tiny Mite squad, a fundamental division made up of 5-and 6-year-olds, did an exhibition routine to a cheering crowd of about 1,000 spectators. The Mighty Mite team also had a great routine as they will enter competitive cheerleading next season.
West Haven cheerleaders at the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference cheerleading competition, October 10, 2015. Photo courtesy Mike Madera.
The Junior Peewee team was neck and neck with the Derby Red Raiders for the top spot and came in a very close second place. The Peewee and Midget cheerleading teams placed first and won Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Championships. All three teams will move to the State championships on Saturday, October 17, in New Haven and have qualified for the New England Regional competitions in November in Springfield, MA.
Jr. Pewee team close to postseason
By WH POP WARNER
(October 6, 2015) - The Unlimited Weight Midget team (ages 12 through 14) traveled to Leominster, Massachusetts for an out of conference game and defeated the Blue Devils 50-0. Jaden Shirden, Jordan Berrios, Tony Muse, Tyquan King, Jordan Benoit, Amadou Kamara, Vaughn Owens and Austin Doyle all scored for the Seahawks. Andre Rentas kicked an extra point (2 points). A stingy defense was led by Davee Silas, Rentas and Naquan Brown.
The Junior Peewee team (6-0) continued its winning ways with a 34-0 win over the previously unbeaten Hartford Hurricanes (5-1). Malachi Mercer led the rushing attach and Maxwell Warren, Pearson Hill and Tymaine Smith all scored touchdowns in the victory. The Seahawk defense shut down a very explosive Hurricane offense and was led by the efforts of Caden Drost, Amir Nakome, and Amare Davis.
Malachi Mercer looks for an opening against the Hartford Hurricanes. The Seahawks gave the Hurricanes their first loss of the season. Photo courtesy of West Haven RTMFL.
The Junior Midget team could not get things going and was beaten by the New Britain Raiders 38-0. The Seahawks showed a lot of effort and were led by Robert Ashley, Tyrese Slade, Walter Dalton, Zeeshan Bandukwala, Jacquez Jason and Nick Gerbase.
The Junior Mighty Mites (ages 7 and 8) were locked in a defensive battle with New Britain. Bryan Tillman, Etan Blackwell and Rual Sanchez were among the defensive players that held the Raiders to minimal yards. Running backs Coryon Harris took care of the scoring for the Seahawks.
The Peewee team (3-3) beat the New Britain Raiders 27-0. Markel Bond accounted for all four Seahawk touchdowns. Kaleb Mills ran the ball well and controlled the clock and Nikolas Hemmings recovered a fumble and led the defense along with Nate Osborne.
The Senior Mighty Mites beat the Seymour Tigers 31-0 behind quarterback Nick Conlan, with Kyle Dixon, Malaki Jones, Christian Butler, Kyle Dixon, Dylan Whitlow and Damari Barker scoring for the Hawks. The defense as led by Dylan Bennett, Avian Evans, Javier Smith and Gavin Doyle.
The Seahawks hit the road this weekend. The Cheerleaders will compete in the Southern Connecticut Conference competition this Saturday at the New Haven Field House.
For more information on schedules, scores or standings, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Teams inching closer to the postseason
By WH POP WARNER
(September 29, 2015) - The Junior Peewee football team moved to 5-0 and closer to a Pop Warner Southern Connecticut Conference playoff berth with an impressive 34-7 win over the Stratford Redskins.
Quarterback Maxwell Warren rushed for a touchdown and connected with Austin Granata for another. Carson Hill, Jeremiah Jordan and Tymaine Smith all scored touchdowns for the Seahawks. Robert Torres, Alex Cardozo and Caden Drost all played well on the defensive side of the ball.
Junior Peewee quarterback Jaden Roby hands off to running back Austin Granata. Photo courtesy West Haven RTMFL.
The Unlimited Midget team (4-1) fell to a very talented New Fairfield team 12-8 in a defensive battle. Andre Rentas connected with Justin Medina for the Seahawks lone score. Rentas kicked the extra points (2 pts. in Pop Warner). Tony Muse, Davee Silas, Devon Coleman, Jaden Shirden, Austin Doyle and Jordan Berrios excelled on defense.
The fundamental level Junior Mighty Mite team (7 and 8) had a dominate performance against the Hartford Hurricanes. The running back trio of Nate Purdue, Joe Copela and Coryon Harris racked up the yards that fueled the offense. The defense was led by Tyrone Ogletree, Ethan Blackwell, Giovanni Parrino and Raul Sanchez.
The Senior Mighty Mites lost to the Hartford Hurricanes 14-0. Nick Conlan, Bernett Scott, Aidan Doyle, Maliki Jones, Avian Evans and Gavin Doyle played well offensively. Dylan Bennett, Evan Parra and Javar Smith led the defense.
The Junior Midget team lost to Hartford 34-0. The team was led by Quentin Pasley, Tyrese Slade, Devin Barnett and Paul Regan.
The Peewee team dropped its game to Hartford 30-0.
The Seahawks return to Veterans Field this Saturday October 3rd with the flag football teams beginning at 8:00am and the Junior Midgets hosting New Britain at 5:00pm. The Unlimited Midget team will be on the road.
For more information on schedules, standings and scores, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Westies on Top
Junior Peewees improve to 4-0
By WH POP WARNER
(September 21, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee team (4-0) remained unbeaten and unscored upon with a very impressive 33-0 win over the previously unbeaten New Haven Steelers (3-1).
Tymaine Smith scored three touchdowns with runs of 23 and 37 yards, along with an interception return. Quarterback Maxwell Warren connected with running back Pearson Hill for a score and rushed 12 yards for another touchdown. Carson Hill finished the scoring with a 12-yard run. Camron Winder, Donovan Davis, Amir Nakome, and Matteo Petuzziello all played well on defense.
Pearson Hill helped lead the Junior Peewee team to a win over the New Haven Steelers . Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Junior Mighty Mites played well at Trumbull led by quarterback Tim Nixon and running back Joe Coppela. The Junior Mighty Mites are 7-and 8-years old and the level is strictly fundamental and no score is kept.
The Senior Mighty Mites defeated the Danbury Trojans 26-6 and were led by Nick Conlan, Aedan Coe and Connor Coe.
The Peewee team (2-2) fell behind Amity 14-0 and battled back to a 14-12 halftime deficit, but lost the contest 33-18 in a well-played game.
The Junior Midget team lost a hard fought game to the Trumbull Rangers 28-12. Jahiem McBride scored two touchdowns and the offensive line was led by Damon Parcreate, Angel Robles, and Nick Garbase. Playing well on defense was Robert Ashley and Isaac Morales.
The Unlimited weight midget team (4-0) continued their winning ways with a 38-0 win at Brookfield. Jordan Berrios and Amadou Kamara each had two rushing touchdowns and Andre Rentas, Quovan Robertson and Tony Muse added scores. Jordon Benoit, Jaden Shirden, Tyquan King and Austin Doyle played excellent defense.
Jordan Benoit (22), Davee Silas II (35), seen earlier in the season, helped lead the Unlimited Midget team to a 4-0 start. Submitted photo.
The Seahawks are all home this coming Saturday beginning with flag football at 8 a.m. and ending with the Midget kickoff vs New Fairfield at 7 p.m.
For a full schedule and scores please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com
Unlimited Midgets and Jr Peewee teams remain undefeated
By WH POP WARNER
(September 16, 2015) - The West Haven Seahawk Junior Peewee team recorded its third shutout, improving its record to 3-0 with an impressive 33-0 victory over the Stratford Redskins.
Amare Davis fights for extra yards against Stratford in Junior Pewee action. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
Pearson Hill scored three touchdowns and quarterback Maxwell Warren threw and ran for a score. Tymaine Smith added the final touchdown to close out the scoring. Amir Nakome and Amare Davis led a hard hitting Junior Peewee defense.
Tymaine Smith rushes for a touchdown in Junior Peewee action. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
The West Haven Unlimited Midget team moved to 3-0 with a 33-0 win at Derby on Saturday night. Jordan Berrios rushed for a touchdown and returned a fumble for another. Andre Rentas, Tyquan King and Jordan Benoit added scores for the Hawks. Isaiah Mikan, Austin Doyle, Naquan Brown and Dante Carrano led the defensive effort.
The Peewee team improved to 2-1 with an exciting 6-0 win at the Bridgeport Raiders. Elijah Rivas scored the lone Seahawk touchdown on a 35-yard run. Amir Cayo had a game saving tackle on defense and Kyle Tomkins recorded a quarterback sack and recovered a fumble in the win.
The Junior Midgets lost a heartbreaker to the Bridgeport Raiders 31-24. Jahiem McBride scored four touchdowns. Elijah Dawson and Angel Robles played well on offense and Aerus Roby and Isaac Morles played well on defense.
For standings, scores and schedules, please visit
Westies fare well in Second Week
WH battles in RTMFL
By WH Pop Warner
(September 8, 2015) - The Ray Tellier Midget Football West Haven Seahawk teams fared well in their second contests of the new season.
The Junior Mighty Mites played host to the Manchester Sentinels and played very well. The Junior Mighty Mites level is completely fundamental and no scores are kept. The Junior Mites had another strong showing and were led by quarterback Tim Nixon. Scoring touchdowns were Coryon Harris and Nate Purdue.
The Senior Mighty Mites topped Manchester 20-6 to move to 2-0 on the young season. The offense was led by quarterback Nick Conlan, Gavin Doyle, Zachary Forbes, and James Ellhage. Avian Evans, Bernett Scott and Maliki Jones scored touchdowns for the Sr. Hawks. The defense was led by Jared Butler, Dylan Bennett and Danny McCullough.
The Junior Peewees recorded their second shutout in as many weeks to move to 2-0. The Jr. Peewees beat the New Haven Steelers 34-0. The offense was led by quarterback Maxwell Warren.
The Peewee team recorded its first win of the season with an impressive 12-6 victory over Manchester. Amir Cayo and Markel Bond each had a touchdown. William Triplett led the quick and physical Seahawk defense.
The Junior Midgets lost a heartbreaker on the last play of the game to a talented Manchester team. The score seesawed back and forth and with the score tied at 26 late in the fourth quarter. Manchester scored on a 24-yard pass play on the very last play of the game to pull out the exciting win, 32-26. Jahiem McBride led the Seahawk offense with four touchdowns in the first half. The offensive line was impressive, led by Aerus Roby, Devin Barrnet, Damon Paracreta, Angel Robles, and Isaac Morales.
The Unlimited Midget level team improved to 2-0 with a strong defensive effort, beating the New Haven Steelers, 8-0. Quarterback Andre Rentas connected with Tony Muse on a 22-yard touchdown pass for the game’s only score. Rentas added the extra point kick (two points).
The defense was led by Tyquan King, Isaiah Mikan, Jordan Berrios, Jaden Shirden, Davee Silas and Austin Doyle. The unlimited team will travel to Derby on Saturday night for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Ryan Field.
Coryon Harris of the Junior Mighty Mites scores on a 70-yard touchdown run against Manchester, September 5, 2015. Double click to view full screen.
West Haven Seahawks Junior Mighty Mites make a play on defense against Manchester, September 5, 2015. Double click to view full screen.
Please check our website for league updates, schedules, standings and scores at www.westhavenseahawk.com.
WH Pop Warner opens 2015 season
Westies fare well on Opening Day
By WH Pop Warner
(August 29, 2015) - The West Haven Pop Warner football season began in impressive fashion for the locals.
Coryon Harris scores on a 40-yard run for the West Haven Mitey-Mites against Danbury in the season opener, Saturday, August 29, 2015. Double click to view full screen.
The Ray Tellier Midget Football League (West Haven Seahawks) opened its 49th season under beautiful sunny skies this past Saturday at Veteran's Memorial Park. The league hosted seven football games where football players and cheerleaders from ages 5 to 15 participated.
The day began with the flag football teams (5 and 6) playing. The teams played well and had fun.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7 and 8) hosted the Danbury Trojans and played very good fundamental football. Quarterback Tim Nixon Jr. led the offense with running backs Nate Purdue and Coryon Harris scoring touchdowns. The Junior Hawk defense was led by Bryan Tillman.
West Haven Junior Pee Wee quarterback Maxwell Warren gets a first down against Danbury, August 29, 2015. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
The Senior Mighty Mites (8 and 9) topped the Danbury Trojans, 33-6. The offense was led by quarterback Nick Conlan. Bernett Scott, Kyle Dixon, Aidan Doyle and Avian Evans all scored touchdowns for the Seahawks. The defense was led by Connor Coe, Jehu Wade and Malaki Jones.
The Junior Pee Wees scored early and often against Danbury, winning 40-0 in their debut. Maxwell Warren, Person Hill, Camron Winder and Marlon Ward all scored touchdowns. Amare Davis had an electrifying punt return and Tymaine Davis and Donovan Davis helped anchor the defense.
West Haven defense comes up big on opening day against Danbury, August 29, 2015. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
The Pee Wee team lost to the Trojans, 27-7 but played well against a very talented team. Mahblee Grant, Mateo Caputo and Wade Sheffield played well for the Pee Wee Hawks.
The Junior Midgets lost 33-7. Tyrese Hinds scored the lone Seahawk touchdown and Elijah Dawson converted the extra point. The line was led by Zeeshan Bardkwan, Walter Dalton, Nick Gerbase, Jacquez Jackson and Damon Posarcreta.
The Unlimited Midget team cruised to a 31-0 victory over the Bridgeport Raiders to start the year off 1-0. Tony Muse ran back two punts for scores and caught a pass for another. Jaden Shirden added a long touchdown run and quarterback Andre Rentas connected on a touchdown pass and kicked three extra points (2 points in Pop Warner).
Austin Doyle, Jordan Berrios and Isaiah Mikan all played well for a stingy and physical defense.
The Seahawks are home again this Saturday at Veteran's Field. It is a fun day of football with the flag football teams starting at 8 a.m. and the day ending with the Unlimited Midget team kicking off at 7 p.m.
More information and schedules can be found at www.westhavenseahawk.com.
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THE HOME OF WEST HAVEN SPORTS
Jr. Peewee, Unlimited Midget, Senior Mighty Mites open with victories
(September 5, 2016) - The weather was perfect at Veterans Field on the first weekend of September for the 300 Seahawk football players and cheerleaders to begin their 2016 campaigns.
The Junior Peewee Seahawks opened the season with a 33- 0 shutout over the Waterbury Patriots. Quarterback Jayden Roby passed for two touchdowns. His scoring passes were 22 yards to Robert Torres and 14 yards to Gavin Kanlong. Demari Barker had two rushing touchdowns and a conversion. Trysten Doss ran the ball well and added a touchdown and conversion. The defense was stellar and earned the shutout.
Gavin Kanlong (40), of the West Haven Junior Peewee Seahawks, zones in for the tackle against the Waterbury Patriots on opening day, September 3, 2016. The Seahawks won 33-0. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Unlimited Midget Seahawks blasted the Hamden Hurricanes 34 -0. Jaheim McBride scored three touchdowns and Angel Robles added another two as the Seahawks mounted a 28-0 lead at halftime and cruised to their opening day win. Robert Olivero and Emmanuel Haba led a very stringy defense.
The Senior Mighty Mites beat a very talented Danbury Trojan team 20-6, coming back from a 6-0 deficit at halftime.
Quarterback Nick Conlan completed 10 of 14 passes including two touchdowns, and kicked an extra point conversion. Conlan’s touchdown passes were to Nate Purdue and Aedan Coe. Bryan Tillman led the ground attack with over 100 yards and a touchdown.
Bryan Tillman scores a touchdown for the Senior Mighty Mites against Danbury, September 3, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.
Nick Conlan hits Aedan Coe for the conversion pass for the Senior Mighty Mites against Danbury, September 3, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.
The Hawk defense was ferocious and was led by Tykeese Robinson, Dan McCullough, Ethan Blackwell as well as linebackers Ethan Holy, Joe Copela and Jared Butler.
The Peewee team fell to a talented Waterbury Patriots team 20-0 as the Patriots scored on big plays. The Peewee team had great performances from Malachi Mercer, Tyrell Mosley, Hunter Messina, and Richard Whitlow.
The Junior Midgets were tangled in a defensive battle with the Bridgeport Raiders and lost a tough played game 13-0. Offensive standouts included Elijah Rivas, Sam Doumah, Preston Denno and Tom McCarthy.
The team had great defensive efforts by leading tackler Camyran Winder, Nick Hemmings, Amir Cayo, Kyle Tomkins, and Brandon Thayer.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7-& 8-year-olds) played Waterbury. This is a strictly fundamental program and no score is kept.
Jayden Alicea had an electrifying 38-yard touchdown run. Mikhai Mighty, Hagyn Davis, and Ezra Vereen led a very quick and good tackling defense.
The Seahawks are home again this Saturday with flag football beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding with the Unlimited Midget team at 7 p.m. against the Bridgeport Raiders.
Please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com for scores, schedules, and standings.
Senior Mighty Mite, Jr. Peewee, Peewee, Unlimited Midget teams post victories
(September 12, 2016) - The West Haven Seahawks enjoyed home field advantage in a successful second week of the 2016 season.
The Senior Mighty Mites played well in topping the Hartford Hurricanes 34-6 to move to 2-0 on the young season.
Nick Conlan, Aedan Coe and Tim Nixon led the offensive attack. The defense was led by Ethan Holy and Jared Butler.
The Junior Peewee team (2-0) started slowly, but then exploded for a 34-6 win over the Bridgeport Raiders to stay unbeaten.
Junior Peewee quarterback Jayden Roby (3) looks to hand off to running back Damari Barker (7). The Seahawks beat Bridgeport 34-6. Photo courtesy of WHRTMFL.
The offense hit full stride in the second quarter under the leadership of quarterback Jayden Roby. Fullback Trysten Dos scored two touchdown and converted two extra points, while Avian Evans, Demari Barker, and Jeremiah Shaw each scored one. Javar Smith led a very quick defense.
The Peewee team (1-1) earned its first win of the season with an impressive 21-0 shutout of the Bridgeport Raiders.
Peewee running back Malachi Mercer (8) fights for yardage. West Haven beat Bridgeport 21-0. Photo courtesy of WHRTMFL.
Malachi Mercer scored two touchdowns and Hunter Massina had an interception and returned it for another score. Connor Holy had three quarterback sacks for the Hawk defense.
The Unlimited Midget team beat a very talented and fast Bridgeport team 25-6. Jaheim McBride returned two interceptions for touchdowns and added a rushing score. Running backs Angel Robles and Emmanuel Haba ran the ball well. The defense bent but didn’t break, making big plays when needed.
The Junior Varsity team lost to a very good Trumbull Ranger team 28-12. Sam Doumah accounted for over 100 yards and both Seahawk touchdowns.
The offense line was led by Brandon Thayer, Thomas McCarthy, Mateo Caputo, Nick Gerbase and Richard Allen Jackson. The defense contained the explosive Ranger offense and was headed by Camyran Winder, Giovanni Cabasquini, Elijah Rivas, and Kyle Tomkins.
The Junior Mighty Mites hosted Bridgeport and played well. The team is made up 7-and 8-year olds and is strictly fundamental with no score kept.
Jayden Alicea had a 40-yard touchdown run, Jordan Rivera anchored the offensive line as center, and Miquel Martinez led the defense with several tackles for a loss of yards.
The flag football teams hosted Stratford and Hamden, and played extremely well.
The Seahawks will host games on Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Field. The Junior Varsity and Unlimited Midget team will host New Haven and Trumbull at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
Sunday, the Junior Mighty Mites, Junior Peewees and Peewees host the Danbury Trojans beginning at 10 a.m.
Please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com for all the scores, standings and schedules.
Seahawks keep Rolling
Jr. Peewees, Peewees post victories
(September 19, 2016) - The West Haven Seahawks played the third week of the season and the last weekend of summer with some great football.
The Junior Peewee team (3-0) continued to roll with a very impressive 33-0 win over the Danbury Trojans. Quarterback Jayden Roby led an explosive offense. Running back Trysten Dos had two touchdowns and fellow backs Avian Evans, Robert Torres, and Javar Smith added rushing touchdowns.
Raul Sanchez and Jireh Rawlison also played well in the victory. A very fast and physical defense was led by Cayden Drost.
Junior Peewee running Back Trysten Dos (22) pulls away for a long gain. The Seahawks beat Danbury 33-0. Photo courtesy of WHRTMFL.
The Peewee team (2-1) beat Danbury 18-12. The Seahawks took an 18-0 lead before Danbury made it interesting with two fourth quarter scores.
Amir Nakome had two rushing touchdowns and quarterback R.J. Whitlow connected with Brysen Robinson for a long scoring pass.
The Junior Midget team fell to a very talented and quick New Haven Steeler team 28-0. The offensive line played well as West Haven moved up and down the field but could not get the ball in the end zone.
The line was led by Mateo Caputo, Jay Noble, and Justin Thayer. The defense had great tackling from Jo-Jo Winder, Nick Hemmings and Amir Cayo.
The Unlimited Midget team (2-1) traded scores with the Trumbull Rangers (2-1) in a back and forth and exciting game. The Midgets lost 20-12 on a late game Ranger score.
The Seahawks went into halftime with a 12-8 lead. Jaheim McBride had another great game running the football and accounted for both West Haven scores. Fullback Emmanuel Haba had 78 yards on 10 carries. Aerus Roby and Jayvon Edwards also played well.
The West Haven Senior Mighty Mites (2-1) fell to the Stratford Redskins in a defensive battle.
For more information including schedules, standings and scores, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Jr. Peewees remain Unbeaten
Westies top Milford 13-6
(September 26, 2016) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee team (4-0) traveled to the undefeated Milford Eagles (3-1) for a battle of the unbeatens. After a tense and scoreless first quarter, the Seahawks moved the ball down the field, capped by a 35-yard touchdown run by Robert Torres.
On the next possession, the Seahawks again marched the ball down the field and ended with a 31-yard Damari Barker touchdown run, making the score 13-0 at the half. The third quarter saw Milford move the ball and score to cut the deficit to 13-6.
Gavin Kanlong (40) goes in for the tackle against the Milford Eagles. The Junior Peewee Team stays unbeaten with a 13-6 win. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
Milford again moved the ball into Seahawk territory in the fourth quarter, only to see the Seahawk defense tighten, led by Trysten Dos, Gavin Kanlong, and Javar Smith. The Seahawks ran the clock out for an impressive and well-played 13-6 win to remain unbeaten.
Junior Peewee Seahawk cheerleaders perform at halftime in Milford as they get ready for the SCPW cheer competition October 8, 2016. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
The Peewee team (2-2) ran into a very good Milford Eagles team (4-0), losing 34-7. Amir Nakome accounted for the lone Seahawk score. Amber and Vincent Milatrano played well in a good team effort. The Unlimited Midget team (3-1) traveled to Manchester to take on the Sentinels (2-2). After a scoreless first quarter, West Haven exploded for 22 points in the second quarter to take a 22-0 lead into halftime. The Seahawks won the game 34-0.
Angel Robles, Emmanuel Haba, and Jaheim McBride all scored for West Haven. Jason Pasacreta and Rob Oliverio played great defense.
The Senior Mighty Mites traveled to Bridgeport and dropped a well-played defensive battle 13-0. Lucian Luciano, Lucas Aronson and Celeb Oakes played well for the little Hawks.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7-&-8-year-olds) traveled to New Haven and played good fundamental football. Colin Murray, Michael Dattilo and Hagyn Davis played well.
The Junior Varsity team had a bye week and return to action this week. The flag football teams hosted Seymour and Stratford, and played very well.
The Seahawks return home to Veterans Field this weekend. Saturday will match up the Junior Peewees and Peewees with Manchester, beginning at 1 p.m., and the Junior Midget team will play Stratford at 5 p.m.
The Flag and Mighty Mite teams will play on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.For more information including schedules, standings and scores, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Peewees, Jr. Peewees, Sr. Mighty Mites Win
Westies keep rolling
(October 3, 2016) - The West Haven Seahawks entered October with a great weekend of football at Veterans Field.
The Peewee team (3-2) found itself in an offensive shootout with the Manchester Sentinels with an exciting back and forth 40-25 win.
Quarterback R.J. Whitlow marched the Seahawks up and down the field. Malachi Mercer, Tyrell Mosley, and Amir Nakome handled the scoring and moved the football at will. Connor Holy recorded two sacks and led the defensive unit.
The Junior Peewee team (5-0) remained unbeaten with a 7-0 victory over the Manchester Sentinels in a physical and defensive contest. The score was 0-0 at the half.
Quarterback Jayden Roby (3) hands off to Javar Smith (4) against the Manchester Sentinels. The Seahawks (5-0) remained unbeaten with a 7-0 victory. Photo courtesy RTMFL.
Quarterback Robert Torres scored in the third quarter to give the Seahawks the only points they would need. Manchester drove deep into Seahawks territory late in the game, but the Seahawk defense made key plays to keep them out of the end zone. Gavin Kanlong, Javar Smith and Dylan Whitlow also played well in the victory.
The Junior Mighty Mite team (7-and-8-year-olds) hosted Manchester and both teams traded touchdowns. Mikhai Mighty scored two touchdowns for West Haven. Caden Stanley accounted for several tackles in the sentinel backfield for losses. Miguel Martinez and Jey Scanlan played well on offense and defense for the Junior Hawks.
The Junior Varsity team fell to a very good Stratford Redskins team 21-14. The Seahawks scored first and the game was tied 6-6 at the half. Both teams scored in the third quarter, taking the game in the final period knotted at 14.
Stratford scored in the fourth quarter and the held on for the win. Nahaim Washington scored both Seahawk touchdowns. Quarterback Gary Moore completed key passes. Justin Williams kicked the key extra point (2 points in Pop Warner) to tie the game in the third quarter. Jo-Jo Winder and Dylan White excelled on defense and led the team in tackles.
The Senior Mighty Mites (3-2) bounced back this week and beat a good Manchester Sentinel team 19-6. Quarterback Nick Conlan ran for a score and connected with Aedan Coe for two touchdown passes. Nate Purdue also had some great catches. Brian Tillman and TJ Nixon controlled the ground game.
Jared Butler, Ethan Holy, Ethan Blackwell, and Joe Copela played great defense and held the Sentinel offense at bay.
The Unlimited Midget team (4-1) had a bye week and will travel to New Haven for a showdown with the Steelers on Saturday at 3 p.m.
For more information please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Football and Cheerleaders fare Well
Westies post key victories in both
(October 10, 2016) - The Junior Peewee Team (6-0) defeated the Stratford Redskins 36-0 in the rain and wind on Sunday at Bunnell High School to remain unbeaten.
Quarterback Jayden Roby took charge of the offense. The running backs took turns getting into the end zone. Scoring touchdowns for the Hawks were Jeremiah Shaw, Robert Torres, Javar Smith, Avian Evans and Damari Barker. Trysten Dos and Antwan Baldwin played well on defense.
The Junior Peewee team will travel to Hartford on Saturday to take on the Hurricanes, who are also undefeated at 6-0 for the division title and top seed in the Pop Warner playoffs.
Cayden Drost (32) tries to evade a Stratford tackle after a long gain. The Seahawks won 36-0. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Senior Mighty Mite team (4-2) needed an exciting fourth quarter comeback to edge out the Danbury Trojans 13-7. After a scoreless first quarter, quarterback Nick Conlan scored with a 35-yard run to put the Seahawks up 6-0 at the half.
In the third quarter, Danbury scored on a fumbled Seahawk snap and took a 7-6 lead into the fourth quarter. Late in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks moved the ball the length of the field on Conlan and Bryan Tillman runs. Tillman scored the go-ahead score with two minutes left in the game. TJ Nixon scored the one-point conversion.
Joe Capella caused a Danbury fumble on their last drive which was recovered by Aiden Coe to seal the victory for the Hawks. The physical and stingy defense was led by Danny McCullough, Ethan Holy, Jared Butler, Ethan Blackwell and Caleb Oakes.
Gavin Kanlong (40) makes a tackle during the Junior Peewee game. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7-and-8-year-olds) played a great game at New Haven, trading scores. The defense played well, led by Ezra Vereen and Jalen Plummer. The offense moved the ball well with running backs Jey Scanlon and Mikhai Mighty.
The Peewee team (3-3) fell to a talented Stratford Redskins team 35-0. Malachi Mercer, Tyrell Mosley, Patrick Wargo, Connor Holy and RJ Whitlow played well in the loss.
The Unlimited Midget team (3-2) lost to New Haven 28-0. Angelo Hicks, Jayvon Edwards, Aerus Roby, and Alonn Cowes played well for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks will be on the road this weekend. For more information please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
The West Haven Seahawks cheerleading squads competed at the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner (SCPW) Conference Competition on Saturday with impressive routines and great results. All three of the Seahawks competitive teams advanced to the New England Regional Competitions in November in Springfield, Mass. The teams which place first and second in the conference competition move onto the regional competition against the winners of the other eight conferences in New England.
Junior Peewees with first place Trophy - SCPW Champs. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Junior Varsity squad edged out Stratford to claim second place in its division. The Junior Peewee and Peewee teams were nearly flawless and took first place on both levels and are SCPW Champions.
Mighty Mite squad gets ready to compete. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The exhibition routines of the Tiny Mite and Mighty Mite teams were as impressive as they wowed the full house crowd at the New Haven Athletic Center Field House, and the teams received many compliments from other towns and the competition judges. The new Challenger Division Seahawks Spirit Squad, provided the crowd with an amazing performance which ended in a rousing standing ovation.
Peewee Squad with first Place Trophy - SCPW Champs. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.
The Seahawks squads will participate in the Connecticut Pop Warner Cheerleading Competition this weekend as they prepare to represent the Ray Tellier Midget Football League and West Haven at the regional competitions.
"The cheerleading teams did a great job today and I want to congratulate all the cheerleaders and coaches for their hard work and dedication,” League President Mike Last said. “The future is bright with our Tiny Mites and Mighty Mites, and the Challenger Squad was outstanding. I want to also congratulate coordinator Cebi Waterfield and assistant coordinator Sue Beirne for building such a great program and feeder system to the high school.”
Senior Might Mites Prevail
Conlan, Coe, Forgette lead Seahawks to victory
(October 17, 2016) - The Senior Mighty Mites (5-2) had to come from behind for the second week in a row to defeat the Hamden Hurricanes 21-13. Hamden led the Seahawks at halftime 13-7.
Quarterback Nick Conlan had two rushing touchdowns and connected with Aiden Coe for another score. Conlan hooked up with Coe again on an extra point to put the Seahawks in the lead 14-13 in the third quarter.
T.J. Nixon also had a rushing extra point for the Seahawks. Lucas Aronson, Lucas Forgette, Qamari Newton, Ethan Holy, Nasir Joyner played exceptional defense holding an explosive Hamden team scoreless in the second half.
The Junior Peewee team (6-1) lost for the first time this season to the undefeated Hartford Hurricanes 19-0. Robert Torres, Jayden Roby, Imar Robinson and Gavin Kanlong played well for the Hawks.
Junior Peewee Seahawks captains await the coin toss before they square off with Hartford. Both teams entered the game undefeated. Pictured are captains Jayden Roby (3), Robert Torres (1), Damari Barker (7), and Trysten Dos (22). Photo courtesy West Haven RTMFL.
The Junior Midgets lost to an undefeated Hartford team 31-6 in a game that was much closer than the score indicated.
The offensive line played well, led by Angelus Santiago, Sammie Bergami, Joey Rodgers, Chance Eassmer and Ellijah Viens. Bryan Thompson had a 55-yard touchdown run for the Seahawks. A good defensive effort was led by Jo-Jo Winder, Brandon Thayer and Kyle Tompkins.
The Peewee team lost 30-0 to another undefeated Hartford team. Wayne Kellman, Xavier Kearney and Jalen Cox played well for the Seahawks.
The Unlimited Midget team fell to Trumbull 28-13 on Sunday. Robert Oliverio, Jaheim McBride, Emmanual Haba, Angel Robles, Vaughn Owens and Victor Damien played well.
The Seahawks will enter the final week of the regular season looking to clinch postseason playoff spots. The Seahawks will host Fairfield and New Britain on Saturday for the Senior Mite and Junior Peewee games beginning at 11 a.m. On Sunday, the Junior Midget team will host Fairfield at 2 p.m.
For more information please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Jr. Peewees rebound with a Victory
Sr. Mighty Mites, Unlimited Midget teams also win
(October 24, 2016) - The West Haven Junior Peewee football team (7-1) bounced back from its only defeat of the season with a 30-6 win over the New Britain Raiders.
Jeremiah Shaw, Jayden Roby and Gavin Kanlong had great games. The Seahawks clinched the third seed in the Pop Warner playoffs and will host the Hartford Hurricanes on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Veterans Field.
The Senior Mighty Mites (6-2) concluded their 2016 campaign with a 25-18 win over the Fairfield Giants. Quarterback Nick Conlan had two rushing touchdowns and connected with Aiden Coe for another. Coe had 4 receptions for 105 yards. Ethan Holy and Joe Capela also played well.
The Unlimited Midget team clinched a playoff spot with an impressive 37-0 win over the Danbury Trojans. Angel Robles led the offense with great efforts from Rob Oliverio, Allen Aldrich and James Hilton.
The Midget team will have a bye this weekend. The Junior Mighty Mites and Peewee team had a bye week and will finish the regular season this weekend. The Peewee team can clinch a playoff spot.For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
Jr. Peewees advance to Semifinals
Teams ready for postseason
(October 31, 2016) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee Team (8-1) hosted the second-seeded Hartford Hurricanes in the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner quarterfinals on Saturday night at a packed and energized Veterans Field. The Seahawks came from behind to edge the Hurricanes 7-6 in a defensive battle.
The Junior Peewee Seahawks defense digs in late in the game. The Seahawks held off the Hartford Hurricanes 7-6. Photo courtesy of West Haven RTMFL.
Both teams had difficultly moving the ball and there was no score at the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Hartford scored first and did not get the point after to make the score 6-0.
With the clock ticking under two minutes left in the game and the Seahawks moving the ball, running back Evian Evans broke two tackles and raced 38 yards to tie the game with one minute remaining in the game. Fullback Trysten Dos powered his way into the end zone to give the Hawks the 7-6 win.
The third-seeded Seahawks will travel to the New Haven Steelers (#2) on Sunday in the Pop Warner semifinals.
Seahawk safety Jayden Roby (3) makes an open field tackle on a Hartford ball carrier. The Seahawks won the playoff game 7-6 to move to the semifinals. Photo courtesy of West Haven RTMFL.
The Peewee team finished the regular season with a 20-7 loss to the Trumbull Rangers. Amir Nakome scored for the Seahawks and William Triplett played well.
The Peewee team (#4) enters the Pop Warner semifinals and will travel to Hartford (#1) on Sunday for a 3 p.m. kickoff.
The Junior Mighty Mites (7-and-8-year-olds) played the Bridgeport Raiders in a great game on Saturday. Caden Stanley and Gabriel Steiner led the team in tackles including three quarterback sacks and a forced fumble. Colin Murray and Jey Scanlan provided the offense for the Hawks.
The Junior Mites will conclude their season with a friendship bowl (Mighty Mites-Under the Lights) against the Milford Eagles at Veterans Field Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
The Unlimited Midget Team had a bye week and is the number four seed in the playoffs. They will travel to the New Haven Steelers (number one) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff.
For more information please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.
WH Peewee Cheerleaders heading to Florida
Second place finish propels Westies
(November 14, 2016) - The Ray Tellier Midget Football League's West Haven Seahawk Peewee Cheerleading Squad placed second out of eleven teams this past weekend at the New England Regional competition to advance to the Pop Warner National Championships at Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports in early December.
The West Haven Peewee cheerleaders during their routine at the Regional competition held in Springfield, MA. The squad is headed to the Pop Warner National Championships in December. Photo courtesy of West Haven RTMFL.
The top two teams in each of the eight regions compete at the national championships. The Peewee cheerleaders were Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference Champions and fell just short to the Water-Oak Indians at the regional competition.
The team will leave for the national championships December 4, 2016 and will compete against the nation's best from the other seven regions.
"Congratulations to our Peewee cheerleaders, their coaches and coordinators for an outstanding season, and for competing at the highest level,” said league President Mike Last. “West Haven is a great sports town and enjoys a national reputation in youth football and cheerleading thanks to the efforts and dedication of our participants and coaches"There will be a fundraiser at Randall's Restaurant on Saturday November 26, 2016 form 7 p.m.-10 p.m. to raise travel funds for the cheer team. Tickets will be available at the door.