Salem Stadium will be the site of the annual Sandlot Super Bowl championship games this Saturday, with valleywide football champions to be crowned in three age groups. Vinton will be represented in the Junior Division, for players age 12 and under.
The Vinton team came in as the second seed in the Junior Division and received a first round bye on Saturday. Salem is the top seed and the Spartans also received a first round bye. Opening round games had North Roanoke defeating Cave Spring, 20-0, and Glenvar downing Franklin County, 32-0, at Glenvar’s Highlander Stadium.
Semifinal games were played Tuesday night at Bogle Field, behind Cave Spring Middle School, and the two top seeds prevailed. The Terriers shut out Glenvar, 22-0, and Salem beat North Roanoke, 30-8. Vinton will now play Salem at 2 pm Saturday at Salem Stadium for the Sandlot Super Bowl championship.
In the Little Division, for 10 and under players, Vinton made it to the semifinal round before losing to Franklin County. The Terriers won their opening game Saturday at Bogle, 36-14, over North Roanoke. That put them up against Franklin County on Tuesday at Glenvar and Franklin took a 48-18 win. Franklin County will play Cave Spring at noon on Saturday for the Little championship.
The PeeWee Division, for eight and under players, will kick off the Sandlot Super Bowl tripleheader at Salem Stadium day at 10 am as Botetourt takes on North Roanoke. Last Saturday at Glenvar’s Highlander Stadium Botetourt defeated Cave Spring, 20-18, while North Roanoke eliminated the Salem Wolverines, 19-0, in semifinal games. Vinton’s team lost to Cave Spring in the quarterfinal round.