Wednesday November 14, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Andrew Luck and company are headed to Gillette Stadium to take on the Patriots in a Week 11 AFC battle.

But that won’t be the only big game in the Bay State on Sunday afternoon.

The Central Massachusetts Pop Warner Football League’s Division II Junior Midget Championship will take place at North Middlesex High School in Townsend, Mass., at 4 p.m., on Nov. 18. And it will be a rematch of last year’s title tilt between the Brattleboro Generals and North County Panthers.

"Brattleboro Pop Warner has not had a Junior Midget team in many years due to the availability of middle school football in Brattleboro. Fortunately, this year there were enough kids for both programs to prosper and when they merge next year, both the middle school and the high school should see some great participation numbers with experienced players," said Generals head coach Michael Cersosimo.

The Junior Midget level is for ages 10-12 that are 90-145 pounds and 13-year-olds that are 90-120 pounds. Ages are determined by birth date as of Aug. 1.

The Generals have 15 returning members from last year’s Super Bowl champions at the Peewee level that are going for back-to-back Super Bowl titles. In a regular-season meeting in Brattleboro, the Generals defeated the Panthers, 13-8.

Brattleboro has played against teams from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut this year. North County draws from the Bay State towns of Gardner, Hubbardston, Otter River, Phillipston, Baldwinville and Templeton.

Chris Millerick is the Brattleboro Pop Warner President. Members of the Generals team are: Coaches -- Michael Cersosimo, Glen Lesure, Jim Gaboriault, John Lynde, Jim Derosia. Players -- Brandon Barnard, Tanner Bell, Kristopher Carroll, Max Cobb, Chayse Cunniff, Adam Curtis, Kyle Derosia, Mathew Gaboriault, Tyler Germain, Isaiah Gilbeau, Tyler Godin, Anthony Hall, Leif Bigelow, Treston Jordan, Zeb Lesure, Griffin Lynde, Jacob Lyon, Anthony Martinez, Daniel Petrie, Jack Price, Jordan Wright.

Shane Covey can be reached at scovey@reformer.com or by calling 802-254-2311, ext. 163.