Douglas to host Pop Warner regionals
Douglas Pop Warner, together with Douglas High School will host Pacific Northwest Region Invitational Bowl games on Nov. 12.
Pop Warner teams from Northern California and Northern Nevada will play in bowl games scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. at Douglas High’s Keith Roman Field.
Participating teams will be decided in area championship games to be played this weekend.
Three Douglas Pop Warner teams will play Saturday in the Snow Bowl Games at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno. The Douglas Unlimited team plays at 8 a.m. against the Sparks Wolf Pack, the Junior Pee Wee Tigers play at 2 p.m. against the Reno Miners, and the Pee Wee Tigers play at 4 p.m. against the Sparks Wolf Pack.
“Douglas Pop Warner is pleased to bring the commerce of the many visiting coaches, players and their families to the Carson Valley, the community that has heartily supported the program financially and emotionally since 1974,” Douglas Pop Warner President Jim Valentine noted in a press release on Thursday. “The excellent working relationship between the two major football programs in Douglas County, Douglas High School and Douglas Pop Warner, has created the opportunity for this event to occur in our community.”
Valentine expressed his gratitude for the support of Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto and the high school.
“Thanks to Ernie, his staff and his team, we are able to bring an event like this to our county,” Valentine added. “Without their support and help, it would not have happened.”
Teams representing the Sagebrush Empire Pop Warner of Northern Nevada) and Peninsula Pop Warner, which covers an area from San Francisco to south of Santa Cruz and east to Oakland will play in their respective divisions determined by age, weight and approximate level of abilities of the coaches and athletes.
Admission for spectators 16-and-over is $10. The Douglas High Boosters and Douglas High Wrestling will host the snackbar all day.