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A Super Bowl for the kids

November 29, 2003|by JACK HILL III

Washington County Junior Football League Vice President Don Davis finally got his big event started last year.

Now, the Junior Football League Super Bowl has become an annual tradition.

"I am ecstatic about it," Davis said. "It is something that I have been working on for the last four or five years. Last year, it became a reality."

For the second straight year, the East Division All-Stars won the championship graduation game in the tournament of the four grad teams in the county.

As a reward, the East All-Stars will be representing the county for the second straight year in its Super Bowl against the Allegany County All-Stars.

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The game will take place at Greenway Avenue Stadium (Fort Hill High) in Cumberland, Md. on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Once again, Tom Samples will be the Washington County coach and Todd Bonner will be the Allegany County coach.

Allegany County defeated Washington County 16-8 in the first Super Bowl last year at Marty Snook Park.

"I thought that the Super Bowl would be very good for youth sports," Davis said. "It would also be good for Western Maryland as a whole. I am trying to build a relationship with Allegany County. Our Washington County teams will end up playing the Allegany County teams in high school football."

Davis pointed out that there have been many county junior league players who have gone on to play high school football.

"A couple of weeks ago, North Hagerstown hosted Fort Hill in a football playoff game," Davis said. "Eighty percent of the North Hagerstown football team came from the Washington County Junior Football League."

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