The A-Team Chargers of the Cape Ann Pee Wee Football League treated each game in the 2012 season as a mission. The team’s goal was to win 11 missisions by seasons end.
After Sunday’s 33-6 win over the Manchester Jr. Hornets Sunday in the A-Team Championship, the West Gloucester Chargers polished off an unbeaten 11-0 season and a league championship to go with it. Head coach Glenn McEachern praised his squad’s ability to win as a team.
“It really was a total team win,” McEachern said. “It was a great way to finish a great season. I’ve coached a couple other unbeaten teams too and this team stacks up to all of them.”
An evenly played first half saw the Chargers head into the break with a 7-0 lead on a touchdown from Kellen Field.
The Chargers broke the game wide open thanks to 26 second half points on touchdowns from Field, Matt Boulay and Kyle Aquipel. A Joe Kibango interception set up another Chargers touchdown.
McEachern also lauded the play of Nick Favazza on the defensive end, Lake Fleming at quarterback and James Muniz as the team’s unsung hero.
Vikings put it all together
The B-Team championship game between the East Gloucester Vikings and Hornets looked to be up for grabs given the fact that the two teams split a pair of regular season contests and entered the game with matching 9-1 records.
The Vikings, however, played their best game of the season at the most important time picking up a 35-13 win at Hyland Field for the B-Team championship.
“We just played a flawless game, every kid on the team contributed,” Vikings head coach Dave Harrison said. “It was a total team effort, the kids earned that win.”
The Vikings essentially put the game away in the first half taking a 29-0 lead into the break on touchdowns from Matthew Montignino, Ryan Argentino and two scores from Tristan McCarthy.