The Scotts Valley PAL Football Midget division, who completed their season 11-0, won the league Championship playing under the lights at San Jose State Stadium against a tough opponent from Hayward. The 22 player roster is made up of boys aged 13-14 who attend SV Middle School, SLV Middle School, SLV High and Baymonte.

SVMidgetsCoachesThey are led by Head Coach Dave Conte, who is assisted by Greg Rajala, Clint Sheard, Jeff Curtiss, Matt Valencia and John Ultsch.

“This is most of the boys’ last year in PAL Football as they will soon graduate to the high school level next year. It is a great feeling for them to end their last season with PAL by winning the title. More importantly, it is a great statement about our community to have kids come from so many different schools to create the bond as teammates!”, said Coach Conte.

SV PAL Football & Cheer is a local non-profit youth tackle football league that serves all of Santa Cruz County. They regularly field 5 teams, tiered by age & weights. The league and all coaches are USA Football – Heads Up Football certified to help reduce the risk of head injuries in youth sports.

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