CRESCENT CITY For the first time in the history of the Del Norte Youth Football League, four teams are going to the Six Rivers Championship playoffs.
"It's awesome," said Wendy Terry, president of DNYF. "The kids have worked real hard all season."
In the A division, consisting of 8 and 9-year-olds, the Ponies Gold team is the No. 1 seed and the Ponies Blue team is the No. 5 seed. In the AA division, the Del Norte Mustangs, consisting of 10 and 11-year-olds will be the No 2. seed, and in the AAA division, the Del Norte Mustangs, consisting of 12 and 13-year-olds are the No. 1 seed. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds have first -round byes.
In the final regular season games on Sunday, the Del Norte Blue Ponies lost to the ERW Huskies 13-12 and the Ponies Gold team defeated the AYF Lions 40-19. The Mavericks downed the CYF Bears 36-6 and the Mustangs defeated the AYF Tigers 34-12.
Besides doing well on the field, Terry said another thing she has been quite proud of is the compliments she has received on the sportsmanship the Del Norte teams have shown throughout the year toward fellow players, coaches and referees.
The Del Norte Youth Football League cheerleaders will take part in a competition Saturday at Eureka High School. The cheerleaders will be performing for the cheerparents and to show their competition cheers at Mary Peacock on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Below is the complete playoff schedule.
First Round Playoffs at McKinleyvillehosted by Arcata.
9:30 a.m., A Division, #3 EJLF Foresters vs. #6 AYF Lions.
12:30 p.m., AA Division, #4 MYF Panthers vs. #5 AYF Bengals .
2:30 a.m., AAA Division, #4 HYF Warriors vs. #5 AYF Tigers.
First Round Playoffs at EurekaHosted by Eureka 9:30 a.m., A Division #5 DNYF Ponies Blue vs. 4 EJLF Loggers.
12:30 p.m., AA Division #6 SHYF Bulldogs vs. #3 FYF Mustangs.
2:30 p.m., AAA #6 ERV Huskies vs. #3 EJLF Lumberjacks.
Second Round Playoffs at McKinleyvillehosted by McKinleyville
9:30 a.m., A Division winner of (#3 vs. #6) vs. #2 ERV Huskies.
12:30 p.m., AA Division winner of (#4 vs. #5) vs. #1 EJLF Foresters.
2:30 p.m., AAA Division winner of (#3 vs. #6) vs. #2 FYF Mustangs.
Second Round Playoffs at BrookingsHosted by Curry
9:30 a.m., A Division, winner of (#4 vs. #5) vs. #1 DNYF Ponies Gold.
12:30 p.m., AA Division, winner of (#3 vs. #6) vs. #2 DNYF Mavericks.
2:30 p.m., AAA Division, winner of (#4 vs. #5) vs. #1 DNYF Mustangs.
Championship Games, Humboldt State Universety Redwood Bowl, Arcata.
9:30 a.m., A Division, TBA.
12:30 p.m., AA Division, TBA.
2:30 p.m., AAA, TBA. .