Pop Warner Tigers set for playoffs
Four Douglas Pop Warner football teams begin a new season tonight when the Sagebrush Empire League playoffs get under way.
Three of those teams are hosting games at Stodick Park, as the Tiny Mite Tigers face the Fallon Greenwave at 6 p.m. on Field 3, the Mitey Mites face the Carson Senators at 8 p.m. on Field 3 and the Junior Pee Wees face the Sparks Ducks at 6 p.m. on Field 5.
In the Unlimited division, the unbeaten Douglas Tigers and Sparks Wolf Pack face each other at 8 p.m. at Golden Eagle Park in Sparks in a rematch between teams that played to a 30-30 tie on Sept. 23.
The Pee Wee Tigers have qualified for the playoffs and are scheduled for a game next week.
Douglas hosted three home games and traveled for two games that took them to Carson City and South Lake Tahoe last weekend.
The Mitey Mite Tigers division team played a tough game at home Friday night at Stodick Park and came away with a 39-26 loss against the Sparks Wolf Pack. Coach Allen Peake said: “It’s never fun to suffer a loss, but our heads were held high. We played a solid game of football. We will just pick up the pieces and take this as a learning experience.”
The Unlimited Tigers returned home and posted an 18-3 victory against the Carson Senators at Stodick Park. Coach Mike Dillon said: “The kids battled the elements and beat their rival in a hard fought game.”
The Junior Pee Wee Tigers were 19-0 winners at home against the Fallon Greenwave. Coach Shane Thomas said: “Your Douglas Junior Pee Wee Tigers team, prevailed again with a final score of 19-0 over the Fallon Greenwave.”
The Pee Wees visited South Lake Tahoe and picked up a 35-0 win against the South Tahoe Vikings. Coach Darren Daniels said: “I was impressed with the battle the O-line fought and the younger players are really coming on strong. There are a few adjustments that need to be made on defense, but the boys played a great game.”
The Tiny Mites played a game full of excitement and positive memories on Saturday as they traveled to Carson City to play against the Senators.