PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles aren’t the only Philadelphia football team to root for this weekend.
A much younger and smaller squad begin their quest for a fourth straight national title.
Germantown’s Northwest Raiders’ Varsity team plays their first game of the 2017 Pop Warner Super Bowl this weekend in Orlando, Florida. And they enter that game as back to back to back national champs.
16-year-old quarterback and safety Kenyatta Kirkland is anxious to get going.
“I’m feeling good, feeling confident going in,” he says. “Great coaching, great teammates, great everything, it’s a good environment.”
The Raiders learned their opponents during a March Madness-style selection show Monday night.
“It feels great,” says varsity head coach Syril Woodland. “It’s similar to the first opportunity we had. The excitement hasn’t gone so we’re chasing four in a row.”
Something he feels is well within reach.
“My team is rough, tough and just hardcore that’s motivated to play,” Woodland adds. “Our whole goal going into the season was compete and try to win a fourth national so we’re three games away.”
The first game is this Sunday at 1pm in Orlando Florida.
The Raiders’ Pee Wee team is also playing this weekend. They are seeking its first National Title.