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Utica Jr. Bulldogs peewee team has sights on a state championship

By SPENCER DAVIDSON

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Utica area has created quite the buzz recently, and that will continue when the Utica Bulldogs Pop Warner team takes the field looking for a State Championship, Saturday.

Much like their counterparts from Sauquoit, the Bulldogs are undefeated at 11-0 on the season, and look to remain perfect against the 10th Ward Tigers, from Rochester.

They are looking for the city's first ever State Championship at that level, and luckily won't have to travel very far to attempt that feat.

The Bulldogs will take to the field at Sauquoit Valley High School, looking to make history for a program who has never gotten this far before.

However, with the dedication of their coaching staff, the parents, and the players themselves, they have the chance to do something special not only for the team, but for the city as well.

"It's always something bad that goes wrong in Utica, but this is something very positive that's happening right in front of our eyes," said head coach, Devin Warmack. "I think everybody should try to check this out, we're doing great, everybody is pitching in, we have a lot of support, and it's fun, it's very fun."

Coach Warmack has been using football as a way to teach the kids of Utica about hard work, dedication, and discipline not only in sports, but also in life. His lessons have the players in a unique position that they have never experienced before.

"It's a big stage, you know, we never got to this part in the postseason," said Warmack. "It's cold, but these kids are ready to go. It's a great time for Utica, and a great time for the Utica Bulldogs."

Warmack and his Bulldogs will take the field looking to put it all on the line with game time set to start at noon.

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