GCYAA team dedicating season to Nat’l Guard unit

The Greene County Youth Athletic Association’s tackle football team (fifth and sixth graders) are honoring the two local Iowa National Guardsmen who have been deployed to Puerto Rico for the relief effort following Hurricane Maria.

-four members of the Iowa National Guard 132nd Security Forces, including youth football coach Shawn Sheuermann and Joe Yoder, learned last Saturday, Sept.30, they were being deployed. Scheuermann coached a game on Sunday and left on Monday.

According to coach Bob Allen, the team quickly made a decision to honor those serving our country. The team also decided to dedicate the rest of the season to t132nd.

With just one day notice Jen Badger of ShineOn Designs was able to provide helmet stickers for the players and new shirts for the coaches.

The black team (there are two tackle teams, red and black) is 4-0 going into the Oct. 8 games. If they win Sunday, they’ll play for the Western Iowa Youth Football championship Oct. 15 in Jefferson.
Going into the Oct. 8 games, the black team has outscored its opponents 171-24.

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