By Michael Jennings, Sports Photo-Journalist, The Florida Georgia Star
There’s a quote from the movie “Friday” that goes,” every time I’m in the kitchen, you in the kitchen…….in the g@#dam refrigerator, eat’n up all the food, all the chicken, all the pig feet…….” LOL!! Well that’s the same thing I want to tell Westside as I really begin to pay attention. In the majority of all of these city championships, Westside has made their presence felt. They are most definitely eating. Westside’s Peewee team took on Sweetwater last week in the city championship lead by head coach Clinton Crump who has been coaching for 8 years and finally won his 1st city championship. This victory speaks volumes – defeating Sweetwater coach Kevin Toliver who has dominated peewee football for years now.
“This year we have a great group of humble kids who bought into the program since day one starting in the off season with 8 on 8’s. It’s been a long 8 years, but 8 means a new beginning.” You would have to be a blind man not to see the rise of the Westside organization as a whole.
This weekend Westside Mighty Mite also defeated Grand Park 14-0 for the City Championship. After the game, Westside head coach Shawn Fountain spoke with great confidence about his park. He acknowledged Sweetwater has held the mantle of top-tier organization.
However, he stated, “Sweetwater is tradition, and that’s the past, Westside is the future, we are the future of Pop Warner, we are the future of the Westside in general .“ Fountain aka Coach Polo also stated that Westside is modeling their parks after Creekside and Mandarin in terms of overall organization.