Waverly’s ‘Green Machine’ football team honored by Sussex supervisors

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: December 8, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

WAVERLY – At the recommendation and request of Supervisor A.G. Futrell, at the November meeting of the Sussex County Board of Supervisors, The Green Machine youth football team from his town of Waverly was recognized for their Championship and undefeated 8-0 season. The following was read aloud and entered into the minutes:

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the county that the green machine football team has experienced a successful football season and

WHEREAS, the Green Machine was established August 15, 2007 and

WHEREAS, Jason and Rhonda Flowers, coach and administrator, respectively, and volunteers, have given their time patients skills and talents to coach their team to a championship and

WHEREAS, the green machine is a local group of 25 to 30 youths from throughout the county and neighboring counties ranging in ages 11 to 13 and

WHEREAS the county realizes that participation in organized athletics helps build character and teaches a wholesome sense of good sportsmanship among our youths,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Sussex County Board of Supervisors hereby recognizes and expresses the County’s congratulations to The Green Machine, Jason and Rhonda Flowers, volunteers and parents,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHE RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this board meeting this 21st day of November 2019.

Board Chair Susan Seward applauds as Supervisor Futrell receives a warm hug from Regina Flowers before smiling Coach Jason Flowers and the Green Machine team captains

Following the reading, Supervisor Futrell and Chair Susan Seward presented the resolution to Jason and Rhonda Flowers and the team captains on behalf of the entire team to great applause from the crowd.

Waverly Mayor Angela McPhaul, avid supporter of the Waverly-based team all season, was on hand to see their recognition by the Board of Supervisors. Afterward, she said, “I could not be more proud of this team. Their undefeated season was so exciting, and it’s great that they won the championship; it was well-deserved. But I’ve had a chance to see them in action at the games and activities, and these kids and the coaches really already were stand- outs. In addition to being athletically talented, they are so poised, have so much discipline, and are coached so well. They’re just an amazing group of young men and coaches.”

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