White Bluff’s Jr. Pro football team, the Bombers, won the Pee Wee “Super Bowl” championship over Mt. Pleasant 18-16.
It had been 19 years since the Bombers Pee Wee team went to the “Super Bowl” championship. Last year, after falling short in the first round of the playoffs, coach Josh Hamblin predicted his team would go to the championship game in the following season. Not only did they go, they won.
The Pee Wee’s run to the championship included a 9-1 season where the Bombers outscored opponents 254-52. After losing week 1 to the Dickson Dolphins 6-0, some changes were made and the run to the championship was on.
“With a lot of tough love and extremely hard work, the parents and the players bought in to what we were doing with this team,” Pee Wee coach Josh Hamblin said. “This group of players are all knuckleheads, every single one of them, but when they stepped on the field they were all business. It has been an honor and a privilege not only getting to coach these young men but also getting to know them. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of these great young men.”
The Majors’ Bombers team represented the North Divison as well but lost to Columbia 20-14.
“I’m proud of these kids,” coach Dennis Donaldson said. “It hurts to go that far winning the division with an undefeated record and lose but there are a lot of teams wishing they were here right now. This year has been magical, to say the least. These kids are tough and I want to say thanks to all of the players and people that helped us succeed.”