On Monday, September 5-Labor Day-at the McCarthy-Rosher Pop Warner Memorial Field, the South Boston Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Program started its nineteenth season. The A team started off on a positive note, cruising to a lopsided 33-6 victory against their foe from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The D and E teams played against Randolph while the F team had a bye. This year’s edition is comprised of four football teams, an A (unlimited weight), D, E, and F team, as well as three cheerleading squads. The A team football coaches are Sean McGahan, Danny Doyle, Rob Savage, Toby Mitchell, and Scott Hurley. The D team football coaches are Rob McCourt, John Clifford, and Bobby Ferrara. The E team football coaches are Eric Manning, Danny Manning, Eddie McGuire, and Tony Stubblefield. The F team football coaches are Sean Connor, John Jankowski, and Chris McQueen. The A team cheerleading coaches are Kaitlyn Irving, Emma Regan, and Colleen Moran. The D team cheerleading coach is Maria Sorrentino. The E/F team cheerleading coaches are Molly MacDonald and Holly Parece. Concession stand volunteers include, but are not limited to, Shannon McQueen, Sandy Riley, and Mary McQueen. The president of the league is Danny Ferrara and the vicepresident is John Clifford. The cheerleading coordinators are Kelly O’Brien and Marissa Walsh. South Boston Pop Warner officials want all participants to value DREAMS-Dedication, Responsibility, Education, Athletics, Mentorship,
and Sportsmanship. The mission of the South Boston Pop Warner Football Program “is to enable children to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment.” Their objectives are to “encourage and increase youth participation in football and cheerleading; to ensure a safe and positive environment for all participants; and to instill life-long values.”