WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Bernies fifth/sixth grade football team recently defeated the Pleasantville Panthers, 32-16, in the Westchester Youth Football League Championship game.
The Bernies scored on their first possession after driving down the field with a strong running game led by Shane Regan and Louie Natoli. The offensive line drove the Panthers defensive line off of the line of scrimmage and opening holes for their running backs.
Shane Regan took it into the end-zone after quarterback Matt Halas pitched it to him for the score.
The Bernies finished the first half up by a score of 19-8.
The Bernies offense continued to control the clock throughout the game. Matt Halas threw several key passes to Regan and BB Flissler that led to additional Bernies touchdowns.
The Bernies defense also pressured the Panthers to fumble the ball in the end zone that was recovered by defensive tackle Francesco Perrone for another Bernies score.
The championship caps a 9-1 season for the Bernies.