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Marysville youth football heads to National Youth Football Championships

 

November 15, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Tre Haines throws out a stiff arm during the Tomahawk 89ers practice at the Tulalip Recreation Center on Nov. 8.

The Marysville Tomahawk Red 89ers football team has had an incredible season as they have been selected to attend the National Youth Football Championships from Dec. 1-3.

The Tomahawks have had an undefeated and dominant season so far this year, behind the head coaching of Marlin Fryberg. They currently sit at 10-0 and have outscored all of their opponents by a cumulative score of 376-12. While only allowing two touchdowns through 10 games, Marysville prides itself on its athleticism and ability to adapt to opposing offenses while in game.

"Most of these kids have been together for three years and they have been working toward this goal. They wanted to keep winning games and win championships locally, and now we have a chance to compete on a bigger level," said Offensive Coordinator Dean Haines.

Andrew Hines

Davian Parks throws downfield during practice for the Marysville 89ers at the Tulalip Recreation Center on Nov. 8.

The NYFC takes the best teams from each region across the United States and holds a tournament to figure out the best teams across the country. The Bay Area region looked at 160 teams and chose four from Washington, including the Tomahawks, which will compete in Santa Rosa, California. This was huge news for the Marysville area as the Tomahawks are the first team to ever be invited from the North Sound Junior Football League.

If the Tomahawks continue their success through the regional tournament, they will then have a chance to play for the National title in Canton, Ohio, on Dec. 14-17.

"We teach them and want to push them hard, but the biggest thing is to make sure that they are still having fun out here. They are a real coachable group and they will do anything for their teammates," said Coach Haines.

If you want to support the Tomahawk Red 89ers team, they currently have a donation campaign located at https://www.gofundme.com/4m886p4, aimed to help the team afford the travel costs for the tournament.

 

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