Darren Bryant-Mayor of Robbins, Illinois announced that the Pop Warner Football league’s Robbins Eagles (11-0) will represent Illinois in the regional championship game against Portage, Indiana. If victorious, the Robbins Eagles would play in the League’s Super Bowl in Florida in one week.
Many communities throughout Cook County and beyond will travel to Robbins on Saturday to participate in a pep rally and root on the state champions. Afterwards a one hundred plus caravan will travel to Portage, Indiana in preparation for Sunday’s regional championship game. If the Eagles win, Mayor Bryant, and other business leaders will convene a meeting to ensure that the team will be equipped with all necessary resources to travel to Florida for the Pop Warner National Championship game.
This season, 2021, the Eagles-Vikings are currently 9:0, outscoring Pop Warner opponents 270-13. That is an average of 30 points per game, winning the semi-final game and State championship. Ky’ren Edmon leads all 11U Pop Warner players with 30 touchdowns so far for the season. The entire squad is something special and everyone on the team has a job and it is always a team effort.
‘Words cannot express the enthusiasm in which this team has brought to our community. To represent the state of Illinois in the Pop Warner Regional Championship is such an honor for the members of this team. The world is now shining upon our town due to the outstanding efforts in which the boys have performed on and off the field.” says Robbins Mayor Darren Bryant.
The Robbins Eagles are led by long time coach and former Robbins Eagle player Justin Harris. He has led this team to its undefeated status and now a regional championship game.
“I grew up playing youth football with the Robbins Eagles football program. During that time, I had the opportunity to compete for and win the State Championship. The Eagles program has been active in Pop Warner since 1983 and is still going strong. 20 years later, that same experience has come full circle, and it has been a blessing to now coach kids that are breaking some of those same barriers and receiving some of those same accolades as State champions.