Two Flagler Bulldogs Youth Football teams are headed to the Super Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium.
The 8U and 12U teams both won regional conference championships on Nov. 6. The 8U team won a double-overtime game against the Uptown Eagles, 12-6. The 12U team defeated the Uptown Eagles 26-0.
Both Flagler Bulldogs teams will represent the D2 Western Conference against the D2 Eastern Conference champs in the Super Bowl.
The Flagler Bulldogs cheerleaders also placed first in the Mighty Mites cheer competition.
"It’s one thing to have one of our teams win against a tenured organization, but to have two of our teams advance to the Super Bowl is a Cinderella story," said Ricshay Nelson, the Flagler Bulldogs president. "Even our cheerleaders placed against cheerleaders from all over. We now have to get these players ready to bring home the rings."
TITANS WIN CONFERENCE TITLE
The Flagler Titans 11U Pop Warner football team won the East Coast Conference championship on Oct. 29 to advance to the regional playoffs.
In the first season of the 11U age group, the Titans went undefeated in the regular season and defeated the Port Orange Hawks 20-13 in the ECC final at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium.
The Titans' season ended on Nov. 5 with a loss to the Lake Nona Lions in the regional playoffs.
"We had a bunch of first-year kids who played flag football and played other sports," said Dell Arnaud, who coached the 11U team.