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News Update- Stanley Celebrates 2nd Title in 7 Years.
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The Jr. Pee Wee football team went on a whirlwind tour after claiming their 2nd Pop Warner Div II Super Bowl in 7 years. The team was selected as grand marshals for the afternoon parade in Disney World. The team proudly marched around the park behind the Pop Warner banner. The Blue Devils also had a an appearance on the ESPN highlight mix, that was seen nationwide. The team then returned to a heroes welcome in Stanley. The crowd had lined both sides of the highway as the team bus pulled into sight. The Super Bowl trophy once again found a home in Stanley.
On December 23rd,
the Carolina Panthers invited the team for a NFL style press conference
and behind the scenes tour of the stadium. Coach Rudisell accompanied by
several players seat in the press room that is normally reserved for
post game interviews. The Panthers were very hospitable and several kids
came away with Panther autographs.
On January 4th, the Stanley Town Council with Mayor Chad Brown presiding, presented Coach Rudisill with a key to the town. All players received honorary certificates from the town. The team was then beckoned to the Gaston County courthouse for another recognition ceremony on January 11th. Chairman Mickey Price & John Torbitt presented the team with certificates for their season. After the meeting, the players received their Stanley Optimist Club trophies that resembled the team super bowl trophy.
The Stanley Optimist Club's Football & Cheerleading Banquet has been set for Saturday February 27, 2010. The location & time hasn't been determined but will be posted soon.
Blue Devils on You Tube
The Blue Devils started the new year by launching their own You Tube channel. This will allow players & parents to have a video homepage of great Blue Devil moments. Please visit our channel by pressing the blue link above.
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