Douglas junior pee wees win title
The Douglas Black junior pee wees atoned for their only loss this season and won their Snow Bowl championship in the process with a 13-6 triumph against the Sparks Seahawks on Friday night.
Tim Gunsten and Roman Davis ran for second-half touchdowns as Douglas broke open a scoreless duel and improved their season record to 9-1 at Don Mello Sports Complex.
“It was a great shoot-out,” Douglas coach Alonzo Hatchett said. “They (Seahawks) controlled the ball for the entire first quarter, but our guys came back really stepped up. It was something to see.”
Especially a defensive unit that has allowed 61 points in 10 games.
“They beat us badly on the outside last time,” Hatchett said, recalling the Seahawks’ 19-14 win over Douglas in the season’s second game. “This time, our guys didn’t give them anything.”
Outside linebacker/nose guard Sean Molina led the charge, along with ends Sean Peralta and Nicholas Phillips, cornerbacks Colton Dudley and Bryant Lewis, plus linebackers Ryan Pruitt, Travis Woodbury and Anthony Ferris.
On offense, Douglas ran effectively behind center Taylor Reed, tackles Bryan Kaplan and Tommy O’Brien, and guards Marshall Tuinier and Paul Tolman, plus tight ends Kelly Sullivan and Cole Hamzick. Jordan Hatchett supplied lead blocks. Jake Williams quarterbacks the team.
Douglas now advances to the Pop Warner regional semifinals against Redwood City, Calif., in a game scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Reed High School.