On a muddy practice field at Pewamo-Westphalia, the eighth grade Charlotte Junior Oriole football team accomplished something they had never done before. Despite consistent winning seasons, a victory over the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates had evaded them.

Not this year.

With a quick attacking offense, and an impenetrable defense, the Junior Orioles earned a decisive victory of 45-0 over this powerhouse.

Although never having beaten the Pirates before, head coach Ryan Garn was confident going into the game.

“The team really came together during the practices leading-up to the PW game,” Garn said. “These young men have worked very hard, and that hard work paid-off with the execution of solid football fundamentals. I am very proud of all their accomplishments because they work so very hard to earn them.”

The eighth grade Junior Orioles are having a great year — winning four of its five games so far. With only three games left, there’s still a chance to see these young men in action. The Junior Orioles will face the Haslett Vikings on their home turf – Mac Goebel Field – Oct. 13 at 2:45 p.m.; away to face the Saxons of Hastings Oct. 20 at 1:45 p.m., then returning home to end their season against the Lakewood Vikings on Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m.

The eighth grade CJO team thanks coaches Ryan Garn, Collin Garn, Josh Valenzuela, Jacob Wayland, Bill Jones, and Frank Urbina, for dedicating so much time to teach them this great sport.

Article submitted by Brent Morton.