The 12U Vinton Terriers, coached by Gary Wheeler, will play in the annual Jim Carroll Regional Sandlot Super Bowl, which will be held at Salem Stadium this Saturday. Three division champs will be crowned.
The Vinton team will play at 2 pm against Cave Spring in what promises to be an exciting affair. Vinton is undefeated and Cave Spring has lost just once, to Vinton. The Terriers advanced to the championship with a 28-0 win over Franklin County at Spartan Field in Salem last Saturday.
The 8U championship will open the day’s action at 10 am as Salem takes on Franklin County. Salem eliminated the Vinton team, coached by Robert Shepherd, with a 21-12 win at Roanoke County’s Bogle Field last Saturday. Franklin County beat Glenvar in the other semifinal, 28-7.
The 10U championship is at noon and it will match two Salem teams. The second seeded Salem team defeated third-seeded Vinton, coached by Marcus Hill, last Saturday at Spartan Field, 22-8. The other Salem team, who came in as the fourth seed, beat Franklin County, 22-8.
Admission for this week’s Super Bowl games is $5 for everyone age 6 and up with kids five and under admitted for free. The ticket is good for all games that day.