After Winning Regionals, Lynn Youth Football Team Barred From Nationals in Florida

Youth football players in Lynn, Massachusetts, were bound for a championship match in Florida, but their sudden disqualification left players dishe...

November 23, 2022
9:14 AM

Youth football players in Lynn, Massachusetts, were bound for a championship match in Florida, but their sudden disqualification left players disheartened. Jubilation came Saturday as East Lynn's Pop Warner team won the regional championship over Everett. The league's regional president addressed the team after the game, telling players they would be representing eastern Massachusetts in Florida. The next day, team leaders say the same regional Pop Warner officials told them they couldn't go to nationals due to discrepancies with two physical exams — exams that never came into question during the season or playoffs.

Malcolm Johnson