Rocklin to host youth football championships this weekend
Placer Valley Tourism is teaming up with All American Games (AAG) for the second straight year to bring the Football University (FBU) Pacific Region West Championship games to Placer Valley. Twelve youth football teams will take to the field at Rocklin High School Saturday and Sunday in hopes of earning a spot at the National Championships in Naples, Fla., starting Dec. 18.
AAG Operations Manager Joe Hale explained that this regional championship will showcase players from sixth, seventh and eighth grade.
"Four all-star teams from each grade level will compete with one champion prevailing from each grade," stated Hale. "Teams are traveling from Seattle, Northern Washington and the Bay Area as well as Sacramento to compete at this regional championship. "This is the last step before they go on to Naples and only three of the 12 teams competing will have a chance to play for the national championship."
Four-time Super Bowl champion and former San Francisco 49er Mike Wilson will also be on-site both days serving as the senior representative for FBU. Wilson had a notable NFL wide receiver career for the 49ers from 1981-90 and played alongside Dwight Clark, Freddie Solomon and Jerry Rice. He coached at the collegiate and professional level from 1992-12 and now heads camps and tournaments for FBU.
Don’t miss this exciting event; watch these talented and tough middle-schoolers live as they bring their "A" game in hopes of becoming national champions. Games start at 8 a.m. each day. Rocklin High School is located at 5301 Victory Lane, in Rocklin.
Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is made up for the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln. PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers and other services as needed.
To learn more about how PVT, visit www.playplacer.com or call 916-773-5400.