Johnston County Youth Football Teams Advance To ESPN Bowl Playoffs

Cleveland Pee Wee members: First row (left to right) Deon Harris, Gates Hinton, Beau Sosa, Cam Goins, Chase Massey, Zain Jones, Joseph Olivieri. Second row: Josiah Gray, Landon Inscoe, Jeremiah Gray, Camdon Inscoe, Ayden Nelson, Riley Lynch, Karson Cook, Lexdiel Martinez. Third row: Carter Allen, Tyler Baguio, Liam Butler, CJ Lee, Julian Serrano, Daz James, Nate Holland. Fourth row: Team Mom Amy Allen, Team Mom Sandi Inscoe, Assistant Coach David Nelson, Head Coach Brian Massey, Assistant Coach John Leach, Assistant Coach Chris Inscoe, Assistance Todd Cook, Team Mom Brooke Massey.

Two Johnston County youth football teams are headed to Florida to play in ESPN Bowl games.

The Cleveland Pop Warner Association (CPWA) Unlimited Rams and Pee Wee – Blue won the Mid South Regional Championship titles in Virginia Beach for their respective divisions on Saturday.  They were named Consolidated Football Federation (CFF) Champions for 2017.

This is the first time in the history of Cleveland Pop Warner that a football team has advanced to the Nationals.  The Unlimited Rams will play for the ESPN Pop Warner Super Bowl National Championship Title against 64 teams in 5 different divisions from across the United States. The team leaves Johnston County this Friday and will play on Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Tuesday, Dec. 5th. If they win both games they will advance to the Super Bowl on Friday, Dec. 8th.

The Pee Wee Blue team will play in two bowl games on Dec. 4th and 7th.

The Unlimited Rams is a team of 21 players – ages 11 to 14 – and the Pee Wee Team is a team of 20 players – ages 10 to 12.

Cleveland Unlimited members: Front Row Cameron Smith, Timmy Robbins, Kaylen Middleton, Lenix Martinez, Kyle Conn, Jordan McKinney, Leron Sparks, Jayce Jenkins, Eric Callaway, Connor Lewis. Second row: Assistant Coach Beny Carballo, Assistant Coach Steven Elliott Sr., Steven Elliott II, Keyshawn Monk, Octavious Butler, Cade Cyrus, Gavin Parrish, Ryan Parrish, Mysonne Steele, Daylan Perez, Gustavo Rivera, Omarion Hampton, Coach Trainee Jesse Martinez, Assistant Coach Tim Robbins. Third row: Head Coach Chris Williams, Assistant Coach Cory Chappell.

Players and their parents are trying to raise $14,000 for each team to pay for travel expenses. They have held Yard Sales, Bakes Sales, and have gone door-to-door soliciting donations. GoFundMe pages have also been established for the two youth football teams.  You can make a donation by calling Jetana Williams, Team Mom and the wife of Cleveland Unlimited head football coach Chris Williams at 919-508-7200 or email: