- The Falcons players and coaches with the trophy and their medals. Photo courtesy of Stacey Erd, executive director of Beacon House.
At least one D.C. team has a championship this year. Earlier this morning in Orlando, Florida, the Beacon House Falcons of Edgewood Terrace triumphed in the Jr. Pee Wee Division I National Championship, defeating the Liberty City (Florida) Warriors 19-0. If you missed the game, you can watch it in its entirety on ESPN3.com here.
The Falcons' virtually airtight defense was the key to their success in the post-season. They earned a trip to Florida by blanking the Rahway (NJ) Chiefs in the Eastern Championship, 19-0, on Nov. 27th. Then, in Orlando, they steamrolled through the quarterfinals and semifinals, knocking off the New Haven Steelers 24-0 this past Sunday, and the Shaker Fire (OH) Raiders, 20-6, on Wednesday.
The victory adds to the honor roll for the Beacon House youth football program. The Falcons won the 2007 Pee Wee Division I National Championship and Beacon House's other Pop Warner teams have won numerous local championships in D.C. Most notably, In 2008, Beacon House's Mighty Mite and Jr. Pee Wee teams won the District of Columbia Championships in their respective classes.
We at TBD take a lot of pride in the Falcons' triumph, as they've done several TV segments with us, both in their quest to raise funds to travel to Orlando for the national championships, and during the games themselves. In this clip from the November 30 edition of NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt, one generous viewer donated $2,000 to the team.
Congratulations to head coach Ty Johnson and the Falcons on their success.