Wareham Mites lose Old Colony Super Bowl, look ahead to next year

Nov 13, 2018

After winning a division title and losing a league Super Bowl, Wareham Tigers Mites players and coaches are looking back on an exciting season.

On Nov. 11, the team lost the Old Colony Youth Football League’s Super Bowl 22-6 against Abington. The team, which is made up of players 7 to 9 years old, had a come-from-behind win earlier in the year against Abington.

“It was a tough one,” said Head Coach Walter Crumbley. “We got them the first time, they got us the second time. But it’s nothing to be upset about, the kids had a great season.”

The team had an undefeated league record and an overall record of 6-2 in the regular season.

Crumbley said interest in the Tigers has been high lately. New next year, there will be two tiers of teams, similar to varsity and junior varsity. 

“Instead of having kids sit on the sidelines we wanted everyone to get more playing time,” said Crumbley, explaining that the junior varsity players will compete on Saturdays. Regular Tigers games will still be held on Sundays.

Crumbley said the youth football league is also celebrating a successful flag football season. For the first time, the Tigers offered the non-tackle version of the game. Flag football fielded six teams and attracted roughly 40 players. 

For more information on the Wareham Tigers, visit: www.warehamtigers.com.