End of special journey

Photo Courtesy of DisneyLa Porte Junior Pee Wee Reed Raymond rushes the ball in the Pop Warner Division II National Championships against the Deer Valley Bulldogs (Ariz.) on Saturday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Florida.

It's fitting La Porte's magical ride ended so close to the Magic Kingdom.

The Junior Pee Wee team was the first team in the 40-year history of La Porte Pop Warner to qualify for the National Championships, which features only eight teams in each division. Plus, it earned a terrific 11-3 record and won the regional championship at Kiwanis Field in La Porte.

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