North Philly Pop Warner team Superbowl bound

The Eagles aren’t the only Philadelphia football team that’s drawing national attention: a team of 10 to 12 year olds

is in a hurry to find a way to get to the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida next month.

The North Philly Blackhawks clinched the spot after a 30-0 weekend win over a Maryland team.

Don Richardson, football Director for the Blackhawks Athletic Club, said a lot of the players look up to the coaches as mentors because they don’t have father figures at home.

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“We try to steer the kids in the right direction,” said Richardson. “We know what they up against out here in the streets…we check on them.”

“Pop Warner’s a scholastic athletics and if you don’t get good grades you can’t play,” said Richardson ” So we stress that very wholeheartedly.”

Richardson said the team’s racing to scrape together $30,000 to pay for airfare, housing and food. The team’s first game is scheduled for Sunday December 5th.

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