(Jacksonville, FL 11/3/13) The Gator Bowl Association hosted the 2013 Little Gator Bowl Pop Warner City Championships presented by Wells-Fargo today at EverBank Field. Four champions were determined for Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner division winners for the D-1 and D-2 PeeWee and Junior Midget leagues.
The winners are:
DIVISION 2 - PEE WEE
The Creeks Outlaws defeated Pablo Creek Saints 32 - 0
DIVISION 1 - PEE WEE
The Mandarin Tigers Blue defeated Grand Park Trojans 30 - 6
DIVISION 2 - JUNIOR MIDGETS
The Oceanway Blue Bucs defeated the Creeks Outlaws 22 - 0
DIVISION 1 - JUNIOR MIDGETS
The Sweetwater Falcons defeated the Westside Wildcats 12- 0
The D-1 Teams will host teams from FYD Tampa on November 16th at First Coast High School with winners advancing to Mid-FLA to play the Orlando Area Champions. Those winners will return to Orlando on Thanksgiving weekend to play the South Florida winners for the Regional Championships. The Regional Champions will advance to the National Championships At DISNEY the week of December 7 through 14.
The D-2 Teams will host teams from East Georgia (AUGUSTA) on Nov 9th in the Junior PeeWee and PeeWee Divisions @ Normandy Park at 10727 Normandy Blvd in Jacksonville. The Junior Midget and Midget will have a Bye week due to East Georgia not fielding the older age groups. Winners of these games will advance to play the South Georgia (Albany)/First Coast Winner @ First Coast High School. These winners will advance to the Regional Championships in Orlando on Thanksgiving weekend to face a South Florida team. Those winners will advance to the National Championships @ DISNEY on December 7 through December 14.
The Little Gator Bowl, first established in 1965, was played in the Gator Bowl Stadium until November 13, 1993. From 1994 until 2005, the Pop Warner City Championships were played at Mandarin High School, Forest High School and First Coast High School.
The Gator Bowl Association and the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference have enjoyed a partnership for the last eleven years through the Gator Bowl's PATCH program. "THE PATCH", the official jersey patch of the Gator Bowl team participants, is also worn by all Pop Warner football and cheerleading participants. A college scholarship has also been established through the Gator Bowl's PATCH program benefiting the Greater Jacksonville Pop Warner Football Conference.