November 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM
SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta Bears Football program took another big step last Sunday with four convincing wins in the quarterfinals of the NJSYFL playoffs, beating Summit (Grade 5), Scotch Plains (Grades 6 and 7) and Berkeley Heights (Grade 8) at Pope John High School. They are now one step closer to the NJSYFL Super Bowl as they prepare to face off against the highly ranked Morristown Wildcats, Summit Hilltoppers and Cranford Cougars this Sunday, Nov. 17 at Pope John High School.
Grade 5: Morristown (7-1-1) vs. Sparta (9-0)
Grade 6: Cranford (7-2) vs. Sparta (9-0)
Grade 7: Summit (9-0) vs. Sparta (6-2-1)
Grade 8: Morristown (9-0) vs. Sparta (7-1-1)
After leading his team past a determined Berkeley Heights squad, Bears head coach George Stewart received more good news from USA Football. The Bears program has been selected as an official December nominee for the NRG Guardians of the Gridiron Award based on their commitment to safety under the leadership and guidance of the USA Football - Heads Up program.
As an official nominee, the Bears are entered into an online voting competition. Voting opens Thursday, Nov. 14 on http://www.USAFootball.com/NRG and will run for two weeks following the Giants game against Green Bay this Sunday. All voting closes Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m.
The leading vote getter amongst the December nominees will win a $1,000 equipment donation for their youth football club and have the chance to compete for the $5,000 equipment donation upgrade and have club members be honored on the field during the Giants home game on Dec. 15.
All supporters can vote one time per day, per device (Smartphone, iPad etc).