Valpo Pop Warner Team Advances to State Championship

By: Debra Jones Last Updated: November 9, 2010

The Valparaiso Pee Wee 2 Pop Warner football team (ages 10-12) prevailed over the NorthLake Pee Wee 1 team by a score 25-6 to advance to the Division III State Championship Game. They will face the Hobart Pee Wee 1 team at Ames Field in Michigan City on Saturday, November 13, at 11 a.m. The commitment, hardwork, and “Never Give Up” attitude of this team’s players and coaches have helped it achieve the goal of being the first Valparaiso Pop Warner team in at least 6 years to play in a State Championship Final.

This outstanding team is coached by Erik (Olie) Olson and Assistant Coaches Dan Bertucci, Phil Boldyn, Bill Brice, Randy Kloss and Eric Martakis.

The dedicated players are: Nicholas Schwartz, Tyler Cher, Mark Boldyn, Nicholas Feltgen, William Baldwin, Aaron Harris, Derrick Halford, Anthony Kloss, Kyle Zellers, Cameron Brice, Brett Brown, Patrick Olson, Zachary Martakis, Sean White, Robert Kreloff, Raymond Kreloff, Ryan Boldyn, Andrew Wienke, Austin Line, Derek Bertucci, and Zachary Jones.

Congratulations and good luck to the players and coaches as they strive to become State Champs! GO VALPO!!