Fort Lee’s Pee Wee Football Team Romps to Victory Against Hopewell

FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 23, 2010) – Quarterback Quincy Sippio scored twice in the first half, and wide receiver Tavian Morris hit paydirt once to lead the Fort Lee Wolfpack youth tackle football team to a 19-6 victory over the visiting Hopewell Blue Devils Sept. 18 at Williams Stadium.

The win gave the Wolfpack a 2-0 record in the Virginia Youth Football League’s Pee Wee Division. The ’Pack defeated Waverly 21-7 Sept. 11.

Wolfpack Head Coach Staff Sgt. Arthur Hawkins said he feels good about the victory, but he isn’t satisfied.

“I feel we made a number of mental mistakes,” said Hawkins. “We have to do a better job of executing in practice and applying what we do in practice to what we do on game day.”

The ’Pack started its scoring momentum on the first play from scrimmage. That’s when Sippio, starting deep into Blue Devils territory, handed the ball off to Morris on a double reverse and went untouched up the sidelines for a 40-yard touchdown.

“It was an awesome play,” said Hawkins. “The offensive coordinator, Coach Chris Davis, called it in and it worked to perfection.”

Sippio scored the first of his two touchdowns two series later on a 25-yard quarterback sweep. He scored again on the same play, this time from 35 yards, later in the fourth quarter.

The Blue Devils only score came late in the 3rd quarter.

Hawkins, a first-year coach, said Sippio’s speed and an aggressive defense made the difference in the game.

“Quincy Sippio’s athletic ability and leadership were the key in terms of the offense we generated,” said Hawkins. “Defensively, Noah Hollingquest and Arthur Pine really stood out and led the charge.”

The Wolfpack defense, nicknamed the ‘Wrecking Crew,” held their opponents to approximately 25 yards, most of which came on the touchdown scored in the third quarter. Fort Lee’s defense has held the opposite teams to only 13 points.

The Wolfpack’s next game is Saturday versus the Petersburg Crimson Wave at Cameron Stadium in Petersburg. There are nine more games left on the regular season schedule.