By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Email: Click Here
Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 | 5:45 p.m.
PRINCE GEORGE – The 2017 Prince George County Royals Parks, and Recreation Senior Travel Football Team for ages 12 to 14 defeated Robious, 30-0 in the Chesterfield Quarterback League Super Bowl.
The shutout was held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Thomas Dale High School in Chesterfield County.
The QBL is a highly competitive league. It is comprised of 25 teams and has been in existence since 1960. Several teams in Chesterfield County, as well as Prince George, Dinwiddie, and Colonial Heights participate in the league.
“This is only the second year for the Prince George Travel Team in the Chesterfield Quarterback League,” said Head Coach, John Brown. “I am amazed at what these guys have accomplished in just two short years. They did everything they were asked—and then some.”
The Prince George Senior team went undefeated the entire season. The Royals only allowed one touchdown to be scored by their opponents for the year. Less than 20 first downs were made by a combination of all their opponents the entire season.
During the Prince George Senior’s march to the championship, they amassed 316 points, generated 1,838 yards of offense, gathered 27 takeaways, and converted 16 two-point conversions by kicking points after touchdowns. Although offensive stats are impressive, this team was known primarily for its defensive strength.
Defensively, they gave up only one touchdown the entire season and allowed only 166 yards. In addition, they gave up only 22 first-downs of the season. Last, but not least, the team was penalized 21-times this season, for an average of less than twice per game—an example of this teams’ sportsmanship.
The team was also humbled and honored to award a charitable touchdown to a deserving youth.
Coach Brown, said “These guys have demonstrated hard work, teamwork, and great sportsmanship over the course of this season, which began way back on August 7th. I am more proud of these young men than I can adequately put into words. They are the most disciplined and have the biggest hearts of any young men that I have ever had the privilege of coaching.”
Prince George did not have an easy road to travel in their quest for the championship. They had to compete with the two-time previous winner, Scott, and they also had to face last years’ runners-up, Robious & Salem, in order to progress.
The 2017 Royals Senior Travel Team has now completed an amazing season. 25 young men, humble, dedicated, with their noses to the grindstone and their eyes on the prize, finished up a 12-game season by winning the Super Bowl Championship in a shutout game.
They won all 12 games of the season. They allowed only one single touchdown to be scored against them all season. What in the world will they shoot for next year?