Young champions celebrated at Eagles game

 

Eagles alumni and mascot Swoop participate in the pre-game show on the field. Image published as part of photo essay on WHYY's NewsWorks.org - http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/89516-young-champions-celebrated-at-eagles-game-photos (©2015, All Rights reserved - Bastiaan Slabbers/BasSlabbers.com) ((photo by Bastiaan Slabbers))
Eagles alumni and mascot Swoop participate in the pre-game show on the field.

There were four football teams on the field at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday when the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins fought for the NFC East title. Two local teams witnessed that game up close from field bleachers. During game breaks, the high school state champion Imhotep Panthers and Pop Warner national champion Northwest Raiders got on-screen recognition for their recent victories.
One week ago, the Imhotep Panthers won the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA State Championship in Hershey. A day later, the Northwest Raiders became back-to-back Midget Division I Pop Warner Champions at the ESPN Sports complex in Florida. Both teams share players and an uneven training patch in East Germantown.

Jesse McLean and Bob Nadler of Toms river, N.J., react to an Eagles play. Image published as part of photo essay on WHYY's NewsWorks.org - http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/89516-young-champions-celebrated-at-eagles-game-photos (©2015, All Rights reserved - Bastiaan Slabbers/BasSlabbers.com) ((photo by Bastiaan Slabbers))
Jesse McLean and Bob Nadler of Toms river, N.J., react to an Eagles play.

Mayor Micheal Nutter, PIAA District Chair Robert Coleman, Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski, Eagles mascot Swoop, and North Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill dropped by the pen to congratulate and take pictures with both teams.

As the Redskins led 38-24 in the fourth quarter, the local championship teams left, and so did many other Eagles fans.

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Posted by Bastiaan Slabbers – Freelance Photographer, BasSlabbers.com on Monday, December 28, 2015