|Pop Warner Defensive/Scholastic Team of the Year Award Sponsored by Snyder's-Lance|
Pop Warner Team of the Year 2012
The South Park Falcons Jr. PeeWee
Pop Warner Defensive / Scholastic Team of the Year Sponsored by RECORD: 10-0 South Park Falcons Jr. PeeWee POP WARNER FOOTBALL Pop Warner Little Scholars is an international program that operates for the benefit of its youth participants. Since 1929, the program’s philosophy has been: Academics and Athletics go hand-in-hand. Pop Warner strives to make the game fun for all boys and girls. The program stresses lessons of value far beyond the playing or spirit days of the boys and girls involved, such as; self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and good sportsmanship. With such goals in mind, and by providing an opportunity to participate in an organized, supervised environment with emphasis on maximum safety and participation, Pop Warner offers young men and women a unique and memorable experience.
Pop Warner is the first real football or cheerleading experience for most of the participants. At every level, Pop Warner Football seeks to develop well rounded young men and women who learn not only the fundamentals of football and cheerleading, but also the importance of education in an environment conducive to developing sound mind, body and character – and having an enjoyable time along the way. Pop Warner Football in the Mecklenburg County area has been sponsored by the Mecklenburg Optimist club since 1957. The Little Panthers’ League has grown from 23 teams in 1994 to 107 for the 2012 season. Over 2,800 football players and 300 cheerleaders participated in the league this year. The Optimist Club recognizes scholastic achievement by presenting scholarships to deserving players and cheerleaders each year. In addition, at the conclusion of the season, the Doc Martin Sportsmanship award is presented to deserving teams in each age/weight division. The Snyders'/Lance Pop Warner Little Panthers’ Defensive/Scholastic Team of the Year is determined by the defensive prowess and cumulative scholastic achievements of the entire team. The South Park Falcons Jr. PeeWee team coached by Rob Russell has not only excelled on the playing field by allowing only five points per game in 10 games, but also has a team grade point average of 95.5. 17 players on the team are candidates for Pop Warner Scholastic All- American recognition.