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(WASHINGTON, DC) – The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced that the Marshall Heights Bison and the Beacon House Falcons, two teams from Washington, DC, will advance to the 56th Annual Pop Warner Super Bowl National Championship games to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
"I wish the Marshall Heights Bison and the Beacon House Falcons the best of luck as well as good sportsmanship on Saturday," said Mayor Vincent C. Gray. "The District is very proud of these football squads, and the string of success in the Pop Warner league for District teams is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the players, coaches, parents and District government."
- The Marshall Heights Bison will compete for the Division 1 Junior Midget title (10 - 13). The Bison advance after defeating the Santa Margaret Titans from California by a score of 32-0 on Wednesday. The Bison will next take on the Gwen Cherry Bulls from Florida. Game time is 1:15pm.
- The Beacon House Falcons will compete for the Division 1 PeeWee title (ages 9 - 12). The Falcons won over the Hartford Hurricanes from Connecticut by 22-0. At 10:30am they will play against the Liberty City Warriors from Florida.
All games can be viewed on ESPN3.
The Watkins Hornets who were vying for a Junior PeeWee title lost in the opening game on Sunday, December 2nd. However, they handily defeated the Connecticut New haven Steelers in a consolation game on Wednesday by a whopping score of 41-0.
DC Pop Warner teams have taken home the Pop Warner Super Bowl National title for the past 3 consecutive years.
- Marshall Heights Bison won the 2011 Division 1 PeeWee Pop Warner Super Bowl National title.
- Beacon House Falcons won the 2011 Division 1 Junior PeeWee Pop Warner National Runner-Up champion title.
- Beacon House Falcons secured the 2010 Division 1 Junior PeeWee Pop Warner Super Bowl National title.
- Watkins Hornets secured the 2010 Division 1 Junior Midgets National Runner-Up champion title.
- Watkins Hornets won the 2009 Division 1 PeeWee Pop Warner Super Bowl National title.
DPR holds the DC Pop Warner league charter, and is only one of two recreation departments nationwide to hold a charter. 2012 was the first year that DPR hosted the Eastern Regional Championship Final game; and over 68 teams, and close to 1,500 youth, participated in the DC Pop Warner league during the regular season.
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