Sauquoit Peewee football team looks to make history


SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WKTV) - While High School football season is heading towards it's peak, with the State Tournament underway, a local peewee football team will get their chance for a State title as well, Saturday,

The Sauquoit Pop Warner Football team is undefeated so far this year, at 11-0, and will look to keep that record spotless as they get set to take on Irondequoit, a Rochester-based team, for State supremacy.

The team, comprised of players ages 9-12, has turned quite a few heads this year, and has done something that has never been done in Sauquoit Valley before.

"I think us as coaches have more butterflies than the kids going into it," said head coach, Derek Walters. "We just want to see them succeed, and win or lose on Sunday, they're the best team to ever come out of Sauquoit."

They will have their home fans on their side come Saturday, as they will host the State Finals matchup at Sauquoit Valley High School.

"We have our fans with it, and the more help we get with doing it, the more confidence we're going to get, and we're just going to play better and better," said Zachary Gifford, who plays Tackle for the squad.

Coach Walters said that over the course of the last few weeks of their run, community support has been so high that the atmosphere seems like a varsity game when one of the kids scores a touchdown.

With a perfect season on the line, and the chance for a first-ever State title, the Sauquoit Peewees will look to electrify the crowd one more time when the game begins at 2 p.m.

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