Tucson Youth Sports

Postcard from Florida: Tucson 14U Lineman Sa’Kylee Woodard Encouraged by All-Star Team Coming Together Fast for Shot at National Title


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 are in the national championship game tomorrow against New Jersey (Noon, Tucson time) after beating San Diego 41-23 today following wins earlier this week over Manatee (Fla.) and Central Massachusetts. Woodard, who plans to attend Canyon del Oro High School as a freshman starting next school year, shares his experiences with his all-star teammates is in his first trip away from his parents Kelly and Frank Woodard:

Tucson 14U All-Stars coach Clarence “Bam” McRae — a former Pueblo High School and Arizona standout — pictured with Sa’Kylee Woodard.

Some photos of Sa’Kylee with his coaches and teammates today (courtesy of Tucson Youth Football & Spirit Federation). Woodard blocked a punt, recorded a sack and batted down a pass at the line in the win over San Diego today:

TYFSF president Julius Holt with Sa’Kylee Woodard


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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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