Buffalo Youth Football Players Head to Big Game

December 3, 2012 Updated Dec 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Jaclyn Asztalos

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December 3, 2012 Updated Dec 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW ) - Buffalo's United Youth Football League Teams packed up and headed down south for the big games.

"We won our city championship and now we are going to Florida to win the national championship," Coach Eric Mcilwain said

"Five team, 127 kids to represent Buffalo in youth football here," Senator Tim Kennedy said.

Before their send off, the coaches were awarded for their great leadership and the teams were visited by a very special guest, former Buffalo Bill Naaman Roosevelt. Coaches said Roosevelt is the perfect roll model for the teams.

"Just excited all around for Buffalo and the kids to go down there and have fun," Naaman Roosevelt said.

It's not all fun and games, Quarterback of the Cowboys Jordan Hill said the team hustled all season long.

"Hard work since the beginning of the season. Hard work pays off," Quarterback Jordan Hill said.

The teams will spend one week in the Sunshine State and besides football they all agree there is one more thing they all look forward to.

"Ready to get out the cold weather," Hill said.

Coach Mcilwain agrees.

"Ready to get out of this weather and go down there with the oranges," Mcilwain said.

Their goals is to return to the Queen City on Sunday not with oranges but championship trophies in hand.

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