By Kim Rinna
On Saturday, October 27, Hartland Varsity Blue won the first ever Livingston County Athletic Jr. Football League (LCAJFL) championship game 34 to 14 against Hartland Varsity Gold.
After eliminating 31 other varsity youth teams throughout eleven different communities, two Hartland varsity teams, Hartland Blue and Hartland Gold, finished in first and second place after the league playoffs. The two undefeated Hartland teams, comprised of seventh and eighth graders, competed against each other in the league championship game.
After the win for Varsity Blue each player, from both teams, was awarded a participation medal and Varsity Blue was awarded the league championship trophy. The trophy has been placed in the Ore Creek Middle School cafeteria for everyone to enjoy until it is awarded to next years champions.
Hartland Varsity Blue head coach is Tim Singer. Assistant coaches are Dave Slavin, Troy Martin, Dave Collins, Matt Bonar, Mike Rhoades, and Scott Warford.
Hartland Varsity Blue players include Caleb Balgaard, Jack Slavin, Alessandro Rinna, Jake Collins, Andrew Singer, Nico Candela, Ben Glasco, Cade Martin, Brooks Bonar, Austin Ray, Jacob Polk, Brad Lewis, Ethan Warford, James Rundhaug, Sebastian Cowgill, Kobe Richards, Clark Rogman, Romeo Whigham, Weber White, Nolan Morse, Ryan Schmidt, Harrison Clarke, Markus Burner, and Nate Stevens.
Congratulations to Hartland Varsity Blue players and coaches on your undefeated season and league championship win.