Three Plant City Dolphins teams are going to the TCYFCC Superbowl this Saturday in Riverview.
The Plant City Dolphins Mighty Mites, PeeWees and Junior Varsity Dolphins all made the TCYFCC Superbowl championship game cut with wins on Saturday.
The Mighty Mites and Pee Wees booked their championship game spots in dominating fashion with the Mites’ 39-6 win over the Pinecrest Pilots and the PeeWees’ 41-6 win over the Brandon Broncos. In the JV game, the East Bay Bucs proved to be a tough opponent for the Dolphins but Plant City held on to win by a score of 6-0.
All three teams finished the 2020 regular season unbeaten, posting 8-0-0 records en route to the Jan. 9 first round of playoff action.
To get to last week’s semifinal round in Lakeland, all three teams beat their quarterfinal opponents with blowout scores. The Mighty Mites beat the North Lakeland Legends 33-0, the PeeWees beat North Lakeland 54-6 and the JV Dolphins beat the Dover Patriots 27-0.
The Midgets and Varsity Dolphins also advanced to the second round following the Midgets’ 42-0 shutout over Dover and the Varsity team’s 7-0 win over North Lakeland. But the Midgets’ impressive season came to an abrupt end this past Saturday at the hands of the Legends, who won by a score of 20-0, and the Varsity Dolphins were eliminated after losing to East Bay by a score of 25-6.
The Mighty Mites and PeeWees will both face East Bay and the JV Dolphins will face Pinecrest this weekend. Those East Bay teams each finished atop the American Conference standings with a combined record of 15-1-0 (the Mighty Mites took a 19-12 loss to the Brandon Broncos on Nov. 28). The Pilots and Bucs ended the regular season at the top of the American Conference standings with 6-1-0 records (Pinecrest took a 32-20 loss to North Lakeland on Nov. 14), but Pinecrest’s 20-8 win over East Bay on Nov. 7 gave the Pilots the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Kickoff times will be at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. The Superbowl games will be hosted at Sumner High School, 10650 County Road 672, Riverview. Parking is $2 per vehicle and admission is $6 per person for fans age 15 and up, $4 for fans age 3 to 14 and free for kids age 2 and under as well as players wearing their TCYFCC team’s jerseys from the 2020 season.