Sunday, June 4, 2017

American Football Mania U11 and U17 Style

Sunday, 4 June, 2017:

It was another great day in Sweden for American football!

So, I headed to Sollentuna's Edsbergs Sportfäit to watch our Wäsby Warriors U11s play against teams from the Arlanda Jets and Sollentuna Stars starting at 10:00 a.m.

They play Boule in Sollentuna too

The games were about 15 minutes
old when I got there

It took a two busses and a train ride but I did get there eventually.

Arlanda Jet defensive intensity

Mixed Warriors team

Since only five Packers showed up today for the Warriors, they were divided up and joined forces with the Wäsby U11 Steelers and Vikings.

 Looking GOOD!

 Find the ball

 It could get violent

What should I do?
I know . . .

. . . JUMP!

Down, Set . . .

. . . GO!



The ball draws a crowd


Wrap Up!

Sollentuna Coach
Thomas Andersson

 Getting to . . .

. . . EDGE!

Saints, Packers, Vikings
and Redskins all in one picture

 Shades of Fordham's famed
Seven Blocks of Granite

 Holding should have been the call

Loose against the Jets


World's Smallest Center

Bombs Away!

Oops, he may have
thrown into coverage

 Getting position on #92

 He's loose again!

Jets Pursuit

 Fighting for yardage

 Such stances

Taking to the air again

The Refs today were
Warriors U15 players

They did a splendid job today.

Arm tackles do not work

 Saint making a nice grab

 Leaving #4 in his wake

 Pursuing to the ball

 Vikings QB was loose again

Nice form

 Come to Poppa

Ass over tea kettle

Good hole for #88


 Still with the aerial show

 Straight arm

 Viking turning the corner


Finish the tackle

 Coach Dan Pettersson
giving Words of Wisdom

Mean looking Jets Lineman

Viking #99 is FAST!

I believe that it was a competitive day for our kids and that they definitely learned from the experience.

At 4:00 p.m., it was back to the city of Sollentuna only this time I would be headed to the Skinnaråsens IP venue.

It would be for a U17 Norra Division game between the first place, 3-0 Arlanda Jets and third place 2-2 Sollentuna Stars.

Again, for clarification, the Wäsby Warriors club does not have a U17 team. Thus many of the players from our 2016 Warriors U15 club now play for the Stars U17 squad.

Jets fighting each
other for the ball

 Jets swarming Stars WR
#13 Niklas Sjöwall

Good catch and run by
the WR Niklas Sjöwall

Calle Moberg cutting back
against the grain


Jets WR #25 Rafael Martin Macarrd
is g-o-n-e, GONE!

Great goal line pass break up
by Stars FS #54 Elias Öhgren

Interception by Jets #8o
Isak Laestrander

The Jets proved their worth, leading from wire to wire, with a convincing 39-8 victory.

Tomorrow we are off again to foreign soil with day trip via ferry boat to the city of Mariehamn on Finland's island of Åland.

It should be a lot of fun as usual.

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