Cazenovia Pop Warner players CJ Monroe, front left, kneels beside Ben Knutsen, Joe McLaughlin and Dominic Perrone during the Tri-Valley Pop Warner Little Scholars baquet on April 22 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota. In back, stands Christian Winkler, left, Patrick Nourse, Matthew McLaughlin, James Pavelchak, Nolan Frisbey and Nathan Morgan.
continued Each year, more than 400,000 kids participate in Pop Warner football programs across the United States. Those athletes who qualify for as All-American status apply to be named to a nation team.
After all applications have been processed by Pop Warner, the organization calculates a final score for each student out of a possible 100. Students’ grades from the prior school year are taken into account, and those players who have completed extracurricular activities and accomplishments are awarded a maximum of 18 additional points.
The top 35 football players, and 25 cheerleaders (per grade) are selected National First Team All-Americans. National Second Team All-Americans and National Honorable Mention Scholars are determined by Pop Warner, depending on how many applications were received and the grades of each applicant.
For more information on the Pop Warner All-American Scholar Program, visit popwarner.com/scholastics/allamericanprogram.
To learn more about Pop Warner programs in Cazenovia and the surrounding areas, visit trivalleypw.com.
Pierce Smith is editor of the Cazenovia Republican. He can be reached at 434-8889 ext. 338 or email@example.com.