State Champion Robbins Eagles are headed to Portage to face Ohio in Regional Championship Game (Robbins, IL) — The Robbins Eagles, today departed the Robbins Community Center building on Trumbull Avenue for Portage, Indiana, where they will play the Ohio state champs in the regional championship game.
In an interview with The Southland Journal, Head Coach Justin Harris, and players Jayden Harris and Pierre Ray, were anxiously awaiting tomorrow when they face off with Ohio’s state championship team to bring home the title of National Champions.
Both Jayden and Pierre said that they were excited to have come this far, and Pierre emphasized that they will, “bring our A game.” Jayden said that he is excited to “go out onto the field and kill.” Likewise, Head Coach Harris said that he was excited and stated that he looks forward to the 2021 Robbins Eagles being “called one of the greatest when it’s all said and done.”
State Championship Win
The boys were also extremely proud of having won the state championship title, beating out the Naperville Patriots. According to Pierre, the Robbins Eagles have gone undefeated thus far in the season, holding a 9-0 record. Coach Harris said that they have only had a total of 13 points scored on them this year, all during their state championship game against Naperville. No points were scored on the Eagles in the regular season. A win tomorrow means that the Robbins Eagles will head to Florida soon for the national championships.
This afternoon at the Robbins Community Center, a crowd gathered along with members of the media to cheer the Robbins Eagles on to victory. At the pep rally, Mayor Darren Bryant, Village Clerk Sharon Dyson, and several trustees spoke passionately about the Eagles. Mayor Bryant said that he would be there to cheer them on in person, while Trustee Tiffany Robinson spoke passionately, thanking the adults that help the team and announcing herself as a former league cheerleader.
State Rep Bob Rita Provided the Transportation
Rob Jackson from State Representative Bob Rita’s office was in attendance to cheer on the Eagles. The State Representative was able to help the Robbins Eagles make it to Portage for the championship game by supplying two buses for their travel.
A few Robbins Eagles players also took to the podium, thanking their families, coaches, and the community for their support.
The Robbins Eagles are a Pop Warner Little Scholars football team. Pop Warner Little Scholars is a non-profit organization that promotes youth football, cheer, and dance programs nationwide and throughout several other countries. Pop Warner is the only youth football league in the nation which requires academic excellence in it’s players. The Chicagoland Pop Warner league contains about 40 teams.
State Champion Robbins Eagles are headed to Portage to face Ohio in Regional Championship Game