News and Announcements
The Flag and Tackle Awards parties marked the official end of the 2017 season with a bang. The Flag Party, though not well attended, was a fun evening for players and their families to celebrate the season and get a chance to spend some time with coaches and administrators while enjoying good food at the International Caterers. The Chief, Jay Demers entertained the youngsters with a Q&A for prizes, while the boys received their awards and posed for photos.
The Tackle Party was well attended to say the least. Parents and Players danced to the music of DJ Rob Colon and enjoyed a delicious buffet at Scavello’s on the Island. Senator Jeff Klein, Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Tom Messina representing Congressman Joe Crowley all had encouraging words for the attendees, pledging support and funding for the Warriors and improvements to the turf field. Spellman Head Coach Willie Cawley also addressed the crowd, congratulating the warriors on 66 years of success in the Bronx. The evening was highlighted by the players receiving their team and individual awards. Parents and players applauded their coaches, all who are volunteers and dedicated to their success. The League Administrators took time to acknowledge and thank all of the sponsors and those who supported the Annual Journal. President Joe DeSimone also thanked the administration team of Jim Pellicone, Jose Garcia and Jeff Ortiz for their tireless work in keeping the organization running.
2018 planning is now under way, with the Annual FREE Spring Clinic beginning on April 10th and Football Registration underway online @ www.bronxwarriorsfootball,com and in-person registration on April 7th and April 21st at Pelham Bay Park from 11:00 to 1:00pm.
In a desperate yet futile attempt, the Parents team, led by D.V. (aka Dana) failed to uproot the perennial champions of the Coaches/Parents game by a score of 21-14. Though maimed and injured, the Parents tried desperately to defeat the powerful Coaches squad. But as usual the Coaches persevered and stole the victory. Shamefully, the Parents were exposed using illegal players (not parents) on their squad, which eventually was their downfall, as the Chief ripped through the porous defense of the Parents team. DANA was the main culprit in receiving multiple unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. She is now banned from any competition until next year. However, the Coaches showed what good sports they are by allowing the Losers to dIne with them after the game. TO THE VICTORS GO THE SPOILS!!! THANKS FOR A GREAT DAY
Check out the photos from the 14u, Jr PEEWEE and PEEWEE Finals games on the PHOTOS SECTION
Warriors Football Week #11 Post Season Championship Week
Sunday saw the post season championship games played at the Cardinal Spellman High School football field. We graciously thank Cardinal Spellman HS for partnering with us and generously allowing us to use their beautiful facilities.
The Warriors would like to congratulate the Cardinal Spellman Varsity football team for winning the CHSFL A DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP and thank all who attended the games for showing true Warrior sportsmanship.
Junior Pee Wee Division Post Season Tournament Finals Game
The first game of the day was O’connor Carpet Blue Devils vs was Middletown Animal Clinic Ramblers
The Blue Devils defeated the Ramblers to win the post season Jr. Pee Wee Post Season Tournament 18-0. The Ramblers and Blue Devils battled through a very hard fought first half, which ended scoreless. The second half saw the Blue Devils offense wake up, wearing down the tough Ramblers D to score three times. Both teams played their hearts out.
Pee Wee Division Post Season Tournament Finals Game
The final game was Ralph Giordano F.H. Saints vs Chase Auto Group Rams
In the Peewee Championship game the Chase Auto Group Rams defeated the Saints 25-18. The game was a close battle but Jermel Heard’s 4 TD’s helped win the game. Kenneth “The Flash” Prince helped seal the deal with an XP after a throw from QB Nicolas Bustamante. The offense could not have scored without the support of their O-Line including Matthew Rodriguez, Ty Diaz, Tommy Forliano, Luis Ferran and Steven Gadero. The defense went hard in the 2nd half of the game. Daniel Ortiz and Jaiden Hubbard helped sack the Saints Qb on their 2nd down with 40 seconds left in the game. The defense was led by Frankie Serrano, Maximus Rivera, Jayden Diaz, Xavier Holloway. Congrats to the Rams…
The 14U travel team was defeated by the Vailsburg Gators, 18-0 in The KYFL 14U CHAMPIONSHIP GAME . The score was not indicative of how the game was played. The Warriors, who were significantly undermanned, played stout defense throughout the game, limiting the Gators high powered offense to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first half. Eventually, with only a handful of healthy subs, the Gators wore down the Warriors D, in windy rainy conditions at JFK HS field on Saturday night. The offense could never get going, however, despite great efforts by Ruan Amos, Aiden Hanley-Piri and Pee Wee call up Jayden Ortega. The Warriors salute the young men who gave their all and especially to the Head coach, Joe Guerra.
We will hold our Annual Coaches/Parents Touch Football game on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:30 at Pelham Bay Park on the Flag Field behind the bleachers. (Grass is softer than turf and I need all the cushion I can get) All parents. coaches and administrators are invited to play. We will head over to Jimmy Ryan’s Bronx Grill on Middletown Rd after the game to cap off the day with appetizers and beverages. The game is always a fun way to wind up the season and to have your child finally cheer for you. I can tell you from past experience, the Chief’s team never loses, and probably won’t this year either, but it is a fun time with lots of laughs (at ourselves mostly). So come down for a great day, whether your an old high school star or a novice, everyone plays.