The San Pablo Cowboys Cadet’s dream season continued Monday when the team won its first game in the American Youth Football National Championships in Florida.
The No. 5-seeded Cowboys team (ages 8-10) dominated the Parkside Warriors of Maryland 27-0 in the first game of their respective division, the team reported.
The Cowboys have earned the right to play in their division’s semi-finals against the No. 1 seeded team, the Dulles Patriots of Virginia, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. eastern time. A win against the Patriots will send the Cowboys to the national championship on Friday at 6 p.m.
“We came out with one thing on our minds,” the Cowboys coaches told us. “A National Championship from whistle to whistle. We played hard.”
The Cowboys have a lot of people to thank for their trip. The team raised more than $10,000 from individual donors for their Florida adventure, and the City of San Pablo contributed another $6,000 to a team that offers young people an active lifestyle and positive environment.
“The San Pablo Cowboys are an important local youth organization based in San Pablo that provides valuable life-skills to many local youth, and encourages student athletes to focus on life-building values that will help them succeed in life,” San Pablo Councilmember Kathy Chao Rothberg said in a statement.
The Cowboys team earned the right to travel across the nation after finishing with a 10-2 record this season and topping the previously undefeated San Francisco 49ers 13-6 in its regional title game at Oak Grove High School in San Jose.
A majority of the players are on the honor roll at school, their coaches say.
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