Friday, November 23, 2012
The B-Raiders lost to North Attleboro in the Hockomock League Super Bowl (Division 1 Junior Midget Championship) on Nov. 18. Take a look at pictures from the game (players and cheerleaders) in the media gallery.
In a back-and-forth game, the STOYAC B-Raiders fell 28-18 to undefeated North Attleboro last Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner Super Bowl, played at Stoughton High. This was the second straight Super Bowl appearance for the B-Raiders, who were edged in last year's championship against King Philip, 8-0. Against North Attleboro in this season's Super Bowl, Nick Spohn had two touchdown passes (one each to Joey Eartbawey and Ryan Sullivan) and Izon Swain-Price returned a kick for a touchdown. "We lost to a very solid and fundamentally sound team. North Attleboro won the line of scrimmage and therefore, won the game. I give NA a lot of credit for their coaching and personnel depth. They do not have many…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The B-Raiders beat Westwood in the semifinal round of the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner playoffs and now face undefeated North Attleboro in the Super Bowl Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at Stoughton High.
The STOYAC Pop Warner B-Raiders are going back to the Super Bowl after pulling out a thrilling 34-33 overtime win over Westwood this past Sunday morning in Westwood in the semifinals. With the semifinal round win, Stoughton will now take on North Attleboro in the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner Championship (a.k.a. the Super Bowl) Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Stoughton High football field. The Westwood game was a back-and-forth affair between "two very evenly matched teams with many skilled athletes on both sides," coach Greg Spohn said. After the game was tied at 14 going into the half, Westwood scored to make it 20-14 and then Stoughton scored the next two touchdowns to go up 27-20. But, Westwood scored again …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The 7-2 B-Raiders beat Foxborough in the opening round of the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner playoffs and now face Westwood in the semifinals Nov. 11, with the winner going to the Super Bowl.
A shutout win against Foxborough in the first round of the Hockomock League Division 1 Junior Midget Pop Warner playoffs has the STOYAC B-Raiders one game away from a return trip to the Hockomock League Super Bowl. Foxborough beat Stoughton 26-14 in the first game of the season, but Stoughton won the rematch in the playoffs, 26-0, Sunday, Nov. 4 in Foxborough. The B-Raiders were led by two touchdowns from Nick Spohn. Alex Sjoquist and Ryan Sullivan also scored for Stoughton. Coach Greg Spohn said the playoff win over Foxborough was a "solid all-around defensive effort, with all players contributing." The B-Raiders will be playing Westwood this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Westwood (at Westwood High School located at 200 Nahatan …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The 16th Annual New England Regional Pop Warner Awards Banquet was held March 31 at Gillette Stadium. Sixteen football players and cheerleaders from STOYAC were named 2012 Region Scholars.
Sixteen football players and cheerleaders from the Stoughton/STOYAC Pop Warner program were named 2012 Region Scholars by New England Pop Warner. They were honored at the 16th annual New England Regional Pop Warner Awards Banquet, held Saturday, March 31 at the Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. Each scholar-athlete had to have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 96 to be eligible for the award. The following STOYAC participants are 2012 New England Region Scholars: A photo of those students who attended Saturday’s banquet is posted in the media gallery (photos courtesy Matt Woodard and Kerry Lama).
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sounds of late summer bring back Pop Warner memories,
At night I hear crickets outside the window of my office. They blend in with the sounds of the ball game on the radio. Outside my window, it is still summer, but a different sound means that is about to change. Whistles blow. Players cheer as they get ready for another Pop Warner football season. On Sundays in the fall, I hear the same sounds with the additions of the crowd cheering and the voice of the PA announcer telling everyone what is going on. Outside my window, that means it is fall. I never have to get out of my chair or even look out. The sounds tell me what is happening. I can also close my eyes and remember a different time in my life. I was 11. My dad was trapped in traffic leaving work in Boston for our home in the suburbs. …
Monday, July 25, 2011
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Lisa Melendy Tetrault, a Stoughton native, who works at Boston Tavern and now resides in Norton. (Lisa's dad, Victor Melendy, gave his life in the line of duty as a Stoughton Firefighter in 1995.) Happy Birthday to Freddie Yaitanes, who is married to fitness trainer Kathy Jordan. Happy Birthday to Providence radio and TV host Laura Clarizio, a former guest on Snyder's Stoughton TV show. And, Happy Birthday to Champion fighter and trainer Mike Varner, owner of MAXX Training Center on Rose Street in Stoughton. IT'S A GIRL! Congratulations to Stoughton's Steve and Jessica Purnell on the birth of their new baby girl, Courtney Grace, 7 lbs 2 oz, 19.5 in., was born at 4:04 a.m. on July 23. LAST CHANCE FOR FOOTBALL & …