Young Packers shut out Surry in youth football

Published 6:18 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports’ 6u Gold and 12u teams traveled to Surry on Oct. 2 to make up games delayed by Tropical Storm Ophelia.

Both teams were successful, winning 33-0 and 32-0 respectively.

The 8u team traveled to Surry the following day, where they were unsuccessful. The 10u contest on Oct. 4 saw a change of venue to the Luter Sports Complex, and ended with the Packers emerging victorious at 33-0.

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On Oct. 7, the Packers 6u Gold, 8u, 10u and 12u teams welcomed the VA Eagles to the Luter Sports Complex, which saw the 6u win 7-0, though the 8u team fell. The 10u team fell 13-12 in overtime. The 12u team won 7-0.

The 6u Blue team traveled to Hunter B. Andrews PreK-8 school in Hampton, where they bested the HR Hokies 33-0. The 14u team enjoyed a BYE week with no available opponents able to be scheduled.

In bonus play on Oct. 8, both 6u teams traveled to York Elementary School for the PYFCO 6u Showcase where the 6u Gold team fell to the York-Seaford Falcons. Their contest with the VA Spartans was canceled due to opponent availability. The 6u Blue team fell to the Tri-Citi Hurricanes in early play but defeated the Surry Cougars later in the morning.

This week the 12u team has aded a Wednesday night game versus the HR Hokies at the Luter Sports Complex as a makeup game from week six, with play set to start at 6 p.m.

For week eight, the 6u Blue team will travel to Hampton to face the VA Eagles. The 6u team will travel to Tidewater Field to face the HR Hokies. The 8u, 10u and 12u teams will also travel to Tidewater Field to face the hosting Tidewater Dawgs. The 14u team is scheduled to enjoy another BYE weekend.

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports is a member of the Peninsula Youth Football and Cheerleading organization.

Editor’s note: The caption for the submitted photo in an earlier versions of this story incorrectly stated that the photo was of the point-after-touchdown kick.