After knocking on the doorstep the past couple of seasons, two Penn Hills Midget football teams got over the hump by capturing championship titles in their respective divisions. They overcame the obstacles, and they worked hard all season. Coleman scored the first touchdown in the first half from a yard out, while Green scampered for a yard touchdown run to extend it to a lead. Green was named most valuable player of the championship game.
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WSAZ -- A Boone County couple was arrested and is facing felony charges, accused of stealing from children by way of a midget football league. Deputies say the Johnsons served as president and treasurer of the Seth Midget Football League from June through July and had "unfettered access" to the organization's finances during that time. While the embezzlement is still under investigation, deputies have already discovered several instances they believe the couple stole money. Deputies say the transactions all took place with a debit card that is in the football league's name. They were released on bond shortly after their arraignments and are due in court for a preliminary hearing within the next 20 days.
League commissioner Maggie Yestrau told Global News the league has decided to take the steps to rebrand the league after a meeting last week. She said the league will work over the season and they will roll out a new name by early at the latest. This comes a week after Basketball Manitoba announced they would be dropping the midget term from its leagues around the province. These recent changes were sparked by a meeting between the Little People of Manitoba organization and 16 people from various Manitoba sports organizations, where removing the word midget in sports was discussed. Little People of Manitoba president Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk said many of the groups were supportive of the idea and she expects more change to come down the road.