Championship for BC Warriors

Published 9:31 pm Monday, November 29, 2010

The Bennett’s Creek Warriors won the Junior Pee Wee (ages 9-11) Division 3 Mid-South Region Championship in Charlotte Saturday, beating Gastonia (N.C.) 25-12. The Bennett’s Creek Warrior cheerleaders competed in the regional championships in Charlotte Friday and stayed to cheer on BC Saturday afternoon. The Warriors finish their season a perfect 12-0.

The Bennett’s Creek Warrior junior pee wee football team won the Mid-South Division 3 Regional Championship with a 25-12 win over Gastonia (N.C.) Boys Club Saturday in Charlotte, finishing a perfect 12-0 season.

Two Bennett’s Creek cheerleading teams had huge successes on their trips to Charlotte over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The junior pee wee Warrior cheerleaders placed third in the region in their championship meet Friday.

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The BC midget cheer team finished second in the region and advances to the Pop Warner National Championships in Orlando, Fla from Dec. 5-11.

On the gridiron, the final victory was the toughest of the season for the Warriors. Even a regional title contest was by no means a nailbiter though as the Warriors dominated in the same fashion they did all season.

“We scored on the first play of the game. That’s always a nice way to start,” said Bennett’s Creek Head Coach Pete Teumer.

The Warriors started with a safe call, but a quarterback sneak turned to gold and a 60-yard touchdown run.

“(Gastonia) blitzed to the outside and the middle of the field was wide open,” Teumer said.

Bennett’s Creek continued rolling to a 25-6 lead by early in the fourth quarter. The Warriors never trailed in any of their 12 victories. Gastonia was the only opponent to score more than seven points against the Warriors, who finish the season outscoring their opponents 354-37.

The Warriors lost a fumble late in the fourth quarter, after the outcome was all but decided, for only their second turnover lost on the season.

“Gastonia was a good team. They were well-coached and had good players. We were simply able to wear them down as the game went on,” Teumer said.

“Our offensive line continued to dominate,” Teumer said. The 60-yard sneak was the biggest BC play of the game as the Warriors steadily drove up and down the field the rest of the way.

“They had an outstanding tailback and he was a handful for us. The defense stepped up when they had to though,” he said.

The regional championship is the first in the junior pee wee (ages 9-11) group for Bennett’s Creek.

“It was just wonderful for the kids. They got a very large championship trophy. It’s been a very exciting time and we’ve had great support from all the families and the community,” Teumer said.

“It was party time on the bus coming home,” Teumer said.

The Warrior football and cheerleading teams will march in the Suffolk Holiday Parade in downtown Suffolk Saturday morning.