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During the 2000 season she was elected to the Brunswick Board as Cheer Coordinator so she served both not only our girls but the cheerleaders of all the Brunswick squads too. She held that position until we officially incorporated BYFA in January of 2004 when she became a Director and Cheer Coordinator.
Wren was also the high school cheer coach and is presently the Junior High cheer coach. She has spent countless hours coaching, working behind the scenes and in general pouring her heart into this organization. She loves working with these girls and enjoys their success in cheerleading and in life. We want to say that we thank you for the 15 years you invested in this program, the pride you took in it and to tell you that we will miss you and we love you. And even though you are moving on to other things in your life you will always be a part of BYFA and always a Jag!
Director Sheila Schnepp firstname.lastname@example.org will now become the Cheer Coordinator for BYFA and our Equipment Manager, who has been doing that job for 3 seasons, Paul Schnepp email@example.com has now been brought on as a Director. Eric Keller firstname.lastname@example.org has also become a Director. Eric has been involved with our fund raising the last 5 years and will continue to direct that aspect.
The JV Squad made it to the playoffs for the 4th time but bowing out to the Brunswick Jets and finishing 7-3 on the season. The Jags JV were coached by Head Coach Jon Stahl, and Assistant Coaches Kevin Capela, Dennis Galdun and Dave Chaney.
The Jags Pee Wee Squad got their 5th Season in the books and had another fine season under Head Coach Paul Schnepp and Assistant Coaches Jason Mamrak, Shane Metter and Justin Burgess.
The Jags Flag Squad which is made up of 5 and 6 year olds, got their introduction to the football this year under Head Coach Mike Knapp and Assistant Coach Tim Traylinek.
Head Coach Cathy Maslanka coached the Varsity Jags Cheerleaders, JV Head Coach Amy Nutter and Eve Forester coached the JV Cheer Squad. The Pee Wee Cheerleaders were coached by Tracey Johnson and Head Coach Erica Melilo and Assistant Heather Stout coached the Jags Flag Cheerleaders.
The Jags had support and fund raising from their Team Moms who were led by Head Team Mom Janet Adamsky, Dawn Chegan (Varsity) and Jen Knapp (Pee Wee) and Monica Orient (Flag).
The JV Squad went 9-0 in League play for the second year in a row and advanced to the Championship game for the fourth time, the third time in a row. They came up short again as the Brunswick Jets prevailed for their third time in a row 14-0 ending their season mark at 10-1. The squad was coached by Head Coach Dave Walker and Assistants Mark Crooks and Coach Andrew Nigh.
The Pee Wee Squad was again under the direction of Head Coach Ryan Sweeney and his Assistant Coaches Fred Esposito, David Gerdeman and Terry Shrader. This division is only 5 years old and has continued to help prepare the youngest players to get up to speed for the Varsity and JV Divisions. They do keep score here but there is no Championship Game.
The Jets Flag Squad is made up of 5 and 6 year olds. They get an introduction to football and hopefully have a lot of fun before moving up the ladder in youth football. The Jets Flag players were again under the direction of Head Coach Scott Marcum and Assistant Mike Augustine.
Tammy Potter moved up to Varsity to work with the oldest girls. The Jets JV Cheer Squad was under the tutelage of Head Coach Kim Sexton and Assistant Sherry Graham. The Pee Wee cheerleaders had Head Coach and Assistant Ann Vogt. The Flag Squad was coached by Nicole McGivern.
The Jets had great support and fund raising from their Team Moms. They were led by Head Team Mom Heidi Sweeney who did the JV and Pee Wee Squads, along with Sherrie Rivett from the Varsity squad and Jessica Marcum who was the Flag Team Mom.
Former Jaguar Anthony Kisiday (54) played with the Jaguars JV in 2005 and the Jags Varsity in 2006-07. He won the Coach's Award in 2005 as a first year player. After two years on Varsity he also received the Golden Jag Award in 2007. As a young player he was a team leader and exhibited Pride, Heart, and Discipline. He carried that over to his junior high and high school playing days and is a captain and leader with the Bucks in 2012.
Rick Monroe (42) was able to play with 2 teams in his 5 years in BYFA. He was a Jets JV player from 2003-05, was a Buccaneer Varsity Player in 2006 when there was no Jets Varsity squad and finished up with the Jets Varsity in 2007. Rick was the 2005 Coach's Award winner for the Jets and picked up the Golden Jet award in 2007 as a Varsity player, which was the same year Kisiday won the Golden Jet award. Monroe's 110 points ties him at 18th on the All Time Scoring list, he is closing in on 1,500 yards for his career as he has 1,447 through the Week 9.
Kyle was a (14) was a six year Jet, playing with the Flag in 2002-03, the JV from 2004-06 and finishing with the Jets Varsity in 2007. Kyle won the Jets JV Coach's Award in 2006. He had played wide receiver this season with the Bucks and was injured.
Alex Stanley (80) played 3 years with the Jags Varsity from 2006-08. In 2007 as a second year player he picked up the Iron Jag award which emphasizes Heart, Intensity, Toughness and Desire. Alex had and still has all that, if you aren't sure watch him catch a pass on Friday night. His last season in 2008 he followed that up with the Golden Jag award which is based on Heart, Pride and Discipline. He never let go of the numer 80 either as he wore it all three years with the Jags and is still wearing it.
We are proud of all of them for sticking with football and glad that we could play a small part in getting you introduced to the sport at a young age. If you can come out to Wellington and watch them finish off their senior season along with the other 20 underclassmen who are on that squad please do. Game time on October 26th is 7:00 at Dukes Stadium. GO BUCKS!!!