Four age groups of young football players took the field for the Bel-Air Lions starting on Labour Day week-end. The Tykes and Mosquitos play Saturdays, beginning at 9:30, while the Pee-Wees and Bantams play Sundays, starting at 1:00 p.m. Home games are at Laurentian High School on Baseline at Clyde. You can catch the action on October 5 and 6.
The Tyke team is looking strong this year, with veterans such as Bruce and Justin Chillcott teaming with first year players like Chris Holmes and Tyrone Baskin to offer optimism for 1996.
Jamie Henriquez has moved from safety to tailback on the Pee-Wee team, while Sinara Nou returned to lead the defence. It looks like this group of 13 and 14 year olds will be challenging for first place this year. Joe Paquette and Glen Robertson are among those showing determination in trying to win starting positions with this talented team.
The first year Bantam team was an unknown entity as camp began. After some initial growing pains, the players know what is expected of them, and are responding as a team. The defence is becoming fearsome, with Aundre Grant and Ryan Goode showing tremendous improvement. On offence, first year receiver Vladimir Flores rarely drops a pass, and Rob McEvoy has moved up to stabilize the line.
The Mosquitos have welcomed newcomers like Rady Saleh, Chris Willmott-Faye, and Ron Whissell to the line-up, but may need new players this year or next. If you are interested in playing Mosquito football (ages 11 and 12), you can call Steve at 829-3172 or John at 956-8424 (days). We practice at Raven Park.
The talented and enthusiastic Bel-Air Cheerleaders are back for a second season, with several new members, including Daniela Lavalle, Jessica Morden and Maryann Seymour. They have joined with their teammates in practicing their routines and in car wash fund-raisers.
We hope that you will join the Cheerleaders in supporting your teams this year. See you at the field!