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New Portsmouth youth football team celebrates end of season with awards banquet

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 14:03:27-05

Portsmouth, Virginia – “One Team, One Dream.”  That is the motto of the newly established Portsmouth City Cowboys football team who celebrated the end of the season Saturday with their first awards banquet at Mt Sinai Church.

The team was created back in June 2014 with their first game in September.

The Pee Wee team won their first game in October while the Tiny Mites finished the season with a five-game winning streak including being undefeated at the American Youth Football Super Tiny Mite Jamboree in Virginia Beach.

Also, the Tiny Mites and Mighty Mites both competed in the American Youth Football playoffs.

The players and cheerleaders decided to dedicate the entire season to 7 year old fellow cheerleader Haniah Stallins, who was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia.

All of the players and cheerleaders received trophies at the banquet but Haniah was surprised with a special trophy.

Portsmouth Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Stephanie Morales, was the keynote speaker and delivered a message of building up your community, the power of perseverance and finishing strong.

The Portsmouth City Cowboys now have basketball teams ranging in ages 4-12.

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Portsmouth Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Stephanie Morales

Portsmouth Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Stephanie Morales