Youth football team needs help to get to CaliBowl

Help send the Paradise midgets team to one of the best football tournaments on the West Coast.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:08 PM

The Paradise Midgets youth football team is set to take on Gridley in the NorCal Federation Super Bowl championship Saturday at 4:00pm at Harrison Stadium in Oroville.

But, it won't be the end of Paradise's season.

The Jr. Bobcats have been invited to participate in the 10th annual CaliBowl from November 24th-26th in Roseville.

Paradise coaches tell us this tournament features top notch teams from around the country including Texas, Oregon and Nevada among others.

The Jr. Bobcats certainly deserve to go. They've gon 10-0 so far this season with a league title and NorCal Fed Div-I state championship.

The team has outscored its opponents 571-92.

"You look at the stats and the way these boys play, it's above the charts. We want Paradise to be known," said Tyler Harrison, assistant coach.

"Our offensive and defensive coach are amazing. We've got a great group of kids and they deserve to be noticed and recognized," added Richard Jordan, head coach.

"It means a lot, it's a good opportunity to just make it there. Hopefully we go there and work hardest and do the best we can," said Tyler Harrison Jr., running back and linebacker.

"I've been wanting to test my skill for awhile. I've wanted to play some big-city teams and it's our chance now," added Ashton Wagner, fullback and defensive end.

Indeed it is! The three-day venture to Placer County will cost a pretty penny for Paradise.

They're trying to raise funds. If you'd like to donate head HERE.

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