When you think of football in the Imperial Valley, you usually think of Friday night under the lights at the local high schools. That’s where weeks of practice and preparation pay off as teenagers square off on the gridiron for titles and bragging rights.
But even as those games end and the players head home for a good night’s rest, there are hundreds of younger players thinking about the games they will be playing on the same fields the next day.
Pop Warner Football returned to Holtville more than ten years ago, and the results of younger kids learning the fundamentals of the game have been showing off with big wins at the high school level the last few years. The games don’t draw as many fans, but the players still put everything they have into the
It’s still early in the season but the weather has started to cool, making practice and game play a little easier on the players. Round 3 of the season is coming up this Saturday.
Last Saturday, all of Holtville’s games were away. The Mitey Mites were in Mexicali, while the Cubs, Jr. Peewees and Jr. Varsity all played Mid Valley in El Centro.