by Brian Hoffman
Photos by Brian Hoffman & Suzanne Witcher
Three Salem teams will be participating in the annual Jim Carroll Regional Sandlot Super Bowl, which will be held at Salem Stadium this Saturday. Three division champs will be crowned, beginning with the 8 and under championship at 10 am.
The Salem team coached by Bobby Johnson will take on Franklin County in the 8U game. Salem defeated Vinton, 21-12, in last Saturday’s semifinals at Bogle Stadium. Franklin County beat Hunter DeHart’s Glenvar team in the other semifinal, 28-7.
At noon two Salem teams go head-to-head for the 10U championship, as both won semifinal games at Spartan Field last Saturday. The team coached by Bubba Sowers is the second seed and they defeated Vinton, 22-8, last Saturday. In the other semifinal the Salem team coached by Gary Abbott came into the tournament as the fourth seed and they reached the championship game with a 22-8 win over Franklin County.
The final game of the day will be the 12U championship and the top two seeds are involved. Vinton is undefeated and the Terriers beat Franklin County, 28-0, in last week’s semifinal in Salem.
Meanwhile, at Bogle Field, second seeded Cave Spring accepted a forfeit from Hidden Valley. Cave Spring has just one loss this year..
The Salem Lions Club will host the Super Bowl. Admission Price is $5 for everyone age 6 and up with kids five and under admitted for free. The ticket is good for all games that day.