FALLBROOK — Fallbrook American Youth Football and Cheer (AYFC) enjoyed a successful Opening Day at Fallbrook High School on Saturday, September 6.
Their inaugural season ceremony began with a moment of silence for the late Adam Huckins, son Fallbrook High School’s facilities and maintenance director, Curt Huckins. This was followed by the Marine Corps Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem by Fallbrook’s own Frankie Westall.
Sponsors were thanked, as was Dennis David, director of Fallbrook Youth Scholarships (FYS) who was on hand with his guest, FUHS Warriors 2007 quarterback Saber Youman. David briefly explained how FYS works to provide scholarships for those who wish to play football or cheer for Fallbrook AYFC. Introductions of coaching staff, players and cheerleaders completed the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, games began with AYF’s new All-American Weight Unlimited team playing Tri City Christian and beating them soundly with a 34-16 final score. Mitey Mites played a perennial contender, Balboa, coached by a National Championship winning coach and fell short with a 0-26 final. Jr. Pee Wee was successful in beating 4S Ranch 21-6 and the Pee Wees rounded out the day with the 6 p.m. game under the lights against Kearny Mesa falling short 12-39.
The day’s success was rounded out with their first Community Give Back Project, an AYFC-sponsored Red Cross blood drive which met its goal with the help of family and friends of players and cheerleaders as well as generous townspeople.
AYFC will be playing at home again on September 20 and invites all of Fallbrook to come out and support their AYFC Warriors. In addition to watching some of the best youth football games around, the End Zone Concession Stand features Leilani’s Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Bowls among other tasty choices.
For more information on AYFC or to donate to this nonprofit youth sports association, call (760) 728-4293 or log on to http://www.FallbrookWarriors.org.