Youth football season wraps up with first round playoff losses


GRAFTON—The Bearcub Midgets, PeeWees and Mighty Mites each concluded their respective seasons with teams from Bridgeport, Shinnston and Summersville this past week.

The Midgets played under the lights, in a contest that pitted the Grafton Bearcubs against the Bridgeport Indians.

Although the Cubs’ Midget team came out with enthusiasm and heart, the Indians would dominate the field, claiming victory over the Cubs.

“They might have outplayed our boys, but I was proud of the effort of this team,” said  Midget Head Coach Doug Devart. “They played with heart and shouldn’t be disappointed with their effort.”

The Bearcub Mighty Mites once again hit the field running, as multiple players racked up rushing yards in their duel against Lincoln.

Aiden Foley led the Mighty Mites with 246 rushing yards, five receiving yards and four touchdowns, while teammates Landon Lynch and Hudson Keener combined for over 170 yards rushing and threw for 15 yards.

In addition, Isaiah Glaspell recorded 24 rushing yards for the game.

“We had a good season. The kids got better every week and they played their best in the final game of the season,” said Mighty Mites Head Coach Rick Glaspell. “We had some young players who really contributed to the team and will come back next year to be leaders. The second-year players did everything we asked and expected them to do. They need to keep working hard to be successful when they move up the Peewee team next year.”

Meanwhile, the PeeWee Bearcub team traveled down to Summersville for round one of the playoffs.

The young Bearcubs were on the losing end of this encounter but showed great defensive prowess causing the Summersville team to stand up and take notice.

“For as young as we were, I felt it went well. I would have liked to have won more games, but in the end the kids needed to love, and learn the game first and then winning will come. We couldn’t sacrifice fundamentals for wins,”  PeeWee Coach Chad Royce lamented.

“As for me it was a good year and I personally learned a lot. I hope they had a good time and I hope they learned something this year,” he added.

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