INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Football players in the Fort Osage School District have made history. Just weeks after the high school football team won its first ever state championship, a group of younger players snagged a national championship of their own.
The Fort Osage Indians just got back from Orlando, Florida where they won the Division Two Junior Pee Wee national championships. Eighteen boys made the trip to play in the three-game tournament - called the Pop Warner Super Bowl.
The players, who are 10 and 11 years old, all go to Fort Osage schools. They say they are proud to represent Jackson County and the State of Missouri, and credit the big win to teamwork and confidence.
“I saw the kids and how happy they were, and as a coach that makes you happy,” said Quincy Tillmon.
“We are all like super stars in some way… like winning the Super Bowl,” said player Tyler Brison.
The team says it was a weekend of hard work, but also a lot of play. They got to spend part of the trip checking out Disney World.