The Sumner Hill Junior High School Freshman football team added to its legacy after defeating the Brandon Bulldogs 12-9 to clinch the 2019 Little Six Championship, Sumner Hill’s third straight Little Six title.
“This is a great group of kids who also won the Little Six Championship last year as 8th graders,” Sumner Hill Head Coach Anthony Stanford said.
“They’ve worked hard and fought all season through injuries and a couple losses,” he added.
“We continued to work, focusing one game at a time, defeating Madison Central to win the West Division and then focusing on Brandon for the Championship.”
The Freshmen Arrows Football team finished their championship run with a record of 6-2 to collect SHJHS’s seventh overall Little Six Championship.
Two weeks earlier, Clinton lost to Brandon, something Coach Stanford said was a driving factor as the team prepared for the final game.
“I am super proud of the guys for the fight and determination they had all season, especially after giving up two losses in a row,” Stanford said of his team. “I couldn’t have asked them to fight harder than they did tonight.”
Stanford said the third straight Little Six Championship shows that the future of Arrow football is stocked with young talent.
“The future of Arrow football is definitely bright,” Stanford happily added.