Tucson Youth Sports

Postcard from Florida: Tucson 14U All-Star Lineman Sa’Kylee Woodard Away from Home for First Time


Editor note: Tucson Youth Football 14U All-Star lineman Sa’Kylee Woodard has agreed to send postcard messages this week from Kissimmee, Fla., where his team is competing in the American Youth Football National Championships. The Tucson All-Stars were victorious 48-0 today over the Manatee (Fla.) All-Stars. Woodard, who plans on attending Canyon del Oro High School as a freshman starting next school year, blocked a punt in today’s game. This is his first trip away from his parents Kelly and Frank Woodard. The parents could not make the trip because they saved up and gathered money to send their son with the team. Sa’Kylee is a name that is a combination of his mom’s first name and his dad’s middle name, Lee. “I put the ‘Sa’ in front to make it unique,'” his mom mentioned.

This is Sa’Kylee’s first postcard:

Here are some photos of Sa’Kylee and his teammates at Florida (photos by Adrienne Alba):

Sa’Kylee Woodard (right) with Luis Cordova
Tristan McClelland (24) with Alexandro Vargas Felix (33)
Sa’Kylee Woodard mentally preparing for the game
Sa’Kylee Woodard (55) and Joe Alba (36)

Michael Brody Jones (17) and Da Sean Jaiman (4)


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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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