Winters Jr Warriors head to the championships

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On Saturday, Nov. 20, after a fantastic playoff game, the Winters Jr. Midgets found themselves going head-to-head with Woodland Christian in the ISAC Super Bowl Championship game.

While all in all the Warriors played really well, the undefeated Woodland Christian Cardinals played a better game. The Winters Jr. Midgets put up a good fight but ultimately lost their championship game by a score of 27-7.

“Woodland Christian is undefeated for a reason and throughout the season only two teams scored in all against Woodland Christian — we were one of the teams,” said head coach Rudy Baylor.

Jackson Holbien has been one of the standout players all season and he was determined to get points on the board for his team. During the championship game he used his determination. speed and smart running skills to shake the Woodland Christian defense and score a 25-yard touchdown.

The Jr. Midget defense played another great game and were able to make adjustments in an attempt to stop the extremely fast Woodland Christian offense. The Winters Jr. Warriors gave up two long runs that Woodland Christian capitalized on for touchdowns and the other two scores came off of two kick off returns.

“All in all, we had a great season and I couldn’t be more proud of this team. We had a majority of players who had never played before and they got better day by day,” said Baylor.

Baylor and the coaching staff have much gratitude to everyone who came out to support this team.

“There was some great support from the high school players and coaches, community members and of course KS Winters Photography,” said Baylor.

While winning the Championship would’ve been ideal the athletes had an exceptional season and played with so much heart and determination. It will be exciting to see what this group of athletes will do next year with the foundation they have been given.

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