Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


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Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer


The Mandarin Athletic Association's Pee Wee Tigers football team lost the Nov. 29 Southeast Regional Finals in Miami 19-6 against the Palmetto Raiders.

The Mandarin team won the City Pop Warner Football Championship title Nov. 1 against the Sweetwater Hawks 14-12 at First Coast High School and won again when it represented Jacksonville in the 2003 Regional Semi-Final games Nov. 22 in Orlando. When they got to the regional finals in Miami, they held a 6-0 lead until the last four minutes of the game, when the Raiders racked up the game-winning points.

The team is made up of 24 boys ages 11 and 12, who have played together since July. They are: Matthew Hardy, J.R. Tillett, Stephon Jenkins, Corey Fuller, Earl Jackson, Jonathan Gonzales, Gary Williams, Robert Brown, Chris Dunnington, Ty Kelly, Charles McRoy, Tyler Cardey, Farhan Zarou, Colby Sims, Blake Pinder, Christian Hall, Jonathan Williams , Riley Olson, Pete Soulis, Vincent Lombardi, John Howard, Michael Rozmus, Michael Norris and Jacob Spangler.

This is the second year this group of players has won the city championship game.


The Florida 13 Scenic and Historic Corridor Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Johns County Service Center at 725 Flora Branch Blvd. off Race Track Road to continue review and completion of its draft corridor management plan. But the grass-roots group that has been working for the past few years to secure state designation and protection of the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway also will be voting on a name for its proposed road management council.

State and county officials have been working with the group on the plan, which will register and protect Florida 13's historic, scenic, archaeological, architectural, natural and recreational assets between Julington Creek and Florida 16. A complete copy of that draft corridor management plan will be available for review at the Bartram Trail branch library as well. …

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