On Saturday, Philadelphia’s Northwest Raiders beat Connecticut’s New Britain Raiders 26-6 to win the “Midget” Pop Warner Super Bowl. It was the team’s first-ever national title.
They were celebrated on Monday evening at a pep rally held in their honor at the Lonnie Young Rec Center.
Head coach, Duane Watson, told NewsWorks that the team’s tough defense helped them get to where they are.
“Third time’s a charm,” he said when the team returned home on Sunday. “It’s been a long road.”
The Raiders played for a Super Bowl win in 2011 and 2012, but fell short.
This year’s title came after an undefeated season, a regional championship and a double overtime win over a tough Florida team.
Currently, the team shares a field with the Martin Luther King High School Cougars, but hopes to obtain its own playing space soon.