Packers 14U team wins Richmond tournament

Published 10:12 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports sent the 10U, 12U and 14U teams to Richmond for the 2023 Michael Minor Holiday Bowl over the weekend. 

The 14U team came up big in a pair of victories on Saturday defeating the RVA Bulldogs 35-12, and the North Jersey Crushers 38-0 to clinch the bowl championship title and trophy.

The 10U team struck victory against the Elite Lions 7-0 on Friday, but fell to the War Seminoles Elite on Saturday afternoon. 

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The 12U team fell in early Saturday play to Storm Elite, while winning the first round of the consolation bracket 14-6 over the Ballstars, but falling in the final round on Sunday to SHA United.

Next week the 06U Blue Flag team will be heading to Plant City, Florida for the 2023 United Youth Football League Championships. The team has a donation on the SPYS Facebook page,,  for anyone interested in assisting them with offsetting travel costs.

Smithfield Packers Youth Sports is a proud member of the Peninsula Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization.  For more information, visit