2004-12-17 / Sports

Rockaway Pee Wee’s Ravens Repeat As Warner Champs

The Rockaway Ravens Pee Wee’s played in the championship game on Sunday, December 12 against the Harlem Crusaders. The Ravens went into this game with level heads. The aura of the team was very positive. They stayed focused and knew that they couldn’t make any mistakes. They went there to take care of business and did exactly that in winning 28-0 to become the Warner Football Conference Pee Wee Champions.

Assistant coach Clinton Nixon always told them they were champions right from the beginning. “The only one who could beat the Ravens is the Ravens themselves.” The Ravens did not beat themselves and finished with an undefeated season.

The Rockaway Ravens defense (left) shutdown the Harlem Crusaders’ offense last Saturday in a 28-0 blowout to win the Warner Conference 2004 Pee Wee American Championship. The team, which finished the regular season at 7-0. defeated Ridgedale in the previous round to advance to the championship. (pictured below) For the second year in a row, the Ravens finished the season undefeated. The Ravens Midget team ended the season with a 5-3 record. 
The Rockaway Ravens defense (left) shutdown the Harlem Crusaders’ offense last Saturday in a 28-0 blowout to win the Warner Conference 2004 Pee Wee American Championship. The team, which finished the regular season at 7-0. defeated Ridgedale in the previous round to advance to the championship. (pictured below) For the second year in a row, the Ravens finished the season undefeated. The Ravens Midget team ended the season with a 5-3 record. The Ravens led off in the first quarter showing true dominance over the field with Turran Rhodes scoring on a 40 yard touchdown. Quarterback “Ollie Robinson threw a beautiful pass to wide receiver Oscar Duke Paige, who was waiting in the endzone to catch the ball for the touchdown.

The Ravens remained on fire. Their defense was incredible, led by Davonne Torres. The Crusaders was unable to move the ball throughout he whole game. The Rockaway Ravens played excellent from the beginning to the end.

The Ravens celebrated their championship at Applebee’s, where they handed the president of the organization, Dexter Archibold, the game ball signed by all of the players. Davonne Torres was handed a ball signed by all the coaches and players for defensive player of the game as well as Turran Rhodes for receiving the most valuable player award.

Congratulations go out to the whole team and their coaches for a job well done: Travis Kelly (head coach), Clinton Nixon (assistant coach) and Denise Gilbert (assistant coach).

The Rockaway Ravens would like to thank the team for bringing excellence, for believing they were champions from the very beginning, and lastly for following the mission statement of the Rockaway Ravens.

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Rockaway Ravens and helped to cheer the children on to a victory. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors for believing in the children and helping them to achieve their goals. The season is over and we look forward with anticipation to next season being even better than the last. Thank You!!!!

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