The Vinton Terriers PeeWee football team advanced to the semifinals of the Sandlot Super Bowl tournament with two wins last week. Two other Vinton teams saw their seasons come to an end in the quarterfinal round.
The PeeWee Terriers, for eight and under players, beat the Salem Spartans last Wednesday in the opening round of play, then beat North Roanoke in the quarterfinals on Saturday at Spartan Field in Salem. Vinton advances to the semifinals this Saturday at 10:30 am at Bogle Field, where they’ll meet the top-rated Salem team.
The other PeeWee bracket finds Franklin County and Hidden Valley playing at 9 am Saturday at Bogle. The two winners will meet for the PeeWee championship at Salem Stadium on November 12 at 1:30 pm.
The Vinton Little Terriers saw their season come to an end last Saturday at Bogle with a loss to the Cave Spring Knights. After losing by a lopsided score during the regular season, Vinton gave the top-seeded Knights a scare on Saturday, scoring first and playing to within a touchdown of the Knights until late in the game. Vinton was the ninth seed among 13 Little teams of players 10 and under.
In the Junior Divison, for 12 and under players, sixth seeded Vinton lost to the third seeded North Roanoke Vikings, 22-7. North Roanoke scored all its’ point in the first quarter before the Vinton defense settled in, as the Terriers outscored the Vikings over the final three quarters.
All semifinal games are at Bogle Field this Saturday, and all championship games are at Salem Stadium November 12.