Pop Warner team plays in Central Mass Championship game

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Pop Warner team plays in Central Mass Championship game
(front, l to r) Colin Bernard, Eric Nerkowski, Matt Mongeau, Branko Framic, Andrew Graceffa, Griffin Cooney, Christopher Wiseman, Drew Wheeler, Tyler Gaudette, Cameron Lucey; (back, l to r) coach Pat Sacco, Cadron Msumba, Angel Diaz, Chandler Couture, Jack Tonelli, Max German, Joe Sacco, Ellis Fields-Huggin, coach Phil Mulcahy, Devin Greene, Paul Mulcahy, Ben Cadrin, Michael Ramirez, coach Rick Mongeau and coach Mike Cooney. Missing from photo is coach Tony Tizzano and Matt Rattray. photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading has announced that its Unlimited Weight football team is the 2011 Division 1 Central Mass Regional runner-up.

The Colonials, coached by Mike Cooney, finished the regular season with a 3-1 division record and a 6-4 overall record. After that, a win over the Winchendon Wolverines, 26-14, put the team into the regional playoffs. A subsequent win over the Boston Raiders gave the Colonials a slot in the Central Mass Championship game against the number-one ranked Worcester Vikings.

The Colonials fell short in that game, 12-0, at Auburn High School.

Shrewsbury Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Association is a charter member of the National Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. and a member of the Central Massachusetts Pop Warner Football League. For more information, visit www.shrewsburypopwarner.com.