By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today
The 7-8-year-old Corinth Chargers peewee football team won the Super Bowl on Saturday in Okolona.
The Chargers beat the Columbus Cowboys 7-0 in the championship game at Okolona High School.
The players won rings and a trophy resembling the actual Super Bowl trophy.
The two other Corinth Chargers team also made it to the Super Bowl but fell short. The 9-10 year-old team lost 13-12 to the Aberdeen Knights, and the 11-12 team lost 14-0 to the Columbus Cowboys. The runner-ups also get rings.
The fact that all three Corinth Chargers teams made it to the Super Bowl speaks well of the players’ hard work, said Xavier Neal, who owns the Corinth Chargers with Red Clark.
Other than teaching youth the game of football, the Corinth Chargers coaches also put a big emphasis on the players’ school grades and behavior.
Neal said that the league is blessed to have the support of many great coaches, parents, sponsors and other community members. He hopes the league gives the children a positive experience that can help them in their future lives.