The Four Points area Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Black team cheerleaders finished in first place at the national championships in Orlando, Florida last month. The Four Points Pop Warner Viper football team competed in two bowl games at the national championships, after winning their first-ever Southwest Regional Championship title.
“Our team motto is ‘Strong Alone, Unstoppable Together.’ We stressed that from the very first day of practice,” said Charissa Ludlow, head coach. “The girls had to work hard on their individual skills to help the team.”
After winning a regional title with zero deductions, the cheer squad earned a trip to the national championships at Walt Disney World, where they competed on Dec 3.
“We scored zero deductions and won first place – National Champions for Junior Pee Wee level 3,” Ludlow said, noting that some of the girls saw the former Pop Warner team win nationals in 2015, which provided extra motivation.
This is Ludlow’s fourth year coaching and first year with assistant Stacey Culloty. They have 8, 9, 10 and 11 year olds on their squad, including two All American National Scholars.
The 10 and 11-year-old boys Pop Warner football team from the Four Points area finished an undefeated regular season, and went on to beat the Carter Texas Cowboys for the division title. They competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in early December, falling to the Jacksonville Trojans and the Florida Raiders.
“(But) we are still very proud that they made it,” said team parent Daniel Davis. “These seasons are hard to come by and leave lifelong memories for our local boys and girls in the program.”