The Region 97 boys' soccer team of Newport Beach recently captured the Mayor's Cup with a 2-1 victory over Region 120.
The Region 97 team, known as Black Ops, used a strong defense and a total team effort to win the Cup.
Scott Osumi coached the team.
The team featured: Marvin Zacarias, Nicholas Browning, Will Vandervort, Riley Nevell, Liam Graber, Baelen Carter, Austin Osumi, Riley Antonicic, Taniel Saharyildizi, Jack Rettig, Jagger Mitchell and Connor Spence.
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Harbor Day wins titles
The Harbor Day School boys' fifth-grade flag football team recently won the city and county titles of the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF).
The Newport Beach team, coached by Ethan Machado, went 10-0-1 in the regular season, then went onto beat Mariners and Saddleback for the Orange County championship. The team consisted solely fifth-graders and sometimes played against teams that included fifth- and sixth-graders.
The Harbor Day fifth-grade team featured: Wills Cook, Gunnar Gehl, Zack Karro, Johnny King, George Knapp, James McConnaughey, Drake Mossman, Jacob Muchnick, Aidan Rodriguez, Peter Shea, Solomon Sonenshine, Matthew Ueberroth and Corbin Vaicek.
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Another Harbor Day champ
The Harbor Day School boys' third- and fourth-grade flag football team from Corona del Mar won the city championship and Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) tournament this past week.
After a perfect season of 11-0, Harbor Day captured the city championship by beating the Mariners Christian School, 31-0. The undefeated team then closed out the season earning a victory over Lincoln, 25-14, in the SCMAF championship game this past Saturday.
The Harbor Day team had the top-ranked defense in the league and a superb top-scoring offense, which allowed them to dominate the field throughout the season.
The city and SCMAF championship team featured: Ryan Stienke, Reid Stemler, Chandler Airth, Preston Ewing, Matthew Strok, Mason Ressler, Carson Webb, Matt Duma, Jack McKenna, Ryder Haupt, Dom Cuneo, Dutch Dietrick, Michael Vaughan, Prescott Cook and Will Anderson.
The team was led by Coach Ethan Machado.
"I'm so proud of my players for the successful season we've had. These boys are young, yet extremely talented and dedicated," Machado said. "Every game, these young boys continued to impress me as they worked together as a team to defeat any challenge that came their way. Their hard work paid off and we are extremely excited to take home this championship!"
The Youth Flag Football League is organized and run by the City of Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department.