The team came away with two big wins and the championship after traveling to Gallup, N.M., last weekend, Nov. 2 and 3, to compete in the 8-, 9-, and 10-year-old division.
The 49ers first game was played on Saturday, Nov. 2. Moab’s youth football team defeated the Gallup Lobos 19-14. In the second game on Sunday, Nov. 3, the Moab team played the Gallup Bulldogs in the championship game and handily defeated Gallup by the score of 22-8. With the win, the Moab 49ers were awarded the title of Northern New Mexico Junior Division Champions.
The 49ers ended the 2013 season with a 9-0 record, making the team undefeated for the second straight year. The 49ers went 3-0 against the other Moab City Recreation team in the division, and defeated the two Blanding teams in the division twice each for a 7-0 record at the end of the regular season.
“They played above and beyond any expectations I had,” said coach Darrin Wells. “They overachieved, played hard, and gave the extra effort. They played well as a team. We had a few close, come-from-behind games. They gave their best effort.”
Wells thanked the parents of 49ers team members “for their time and patience.”