Pop Warner season starts up

Torrey Pines Pop Warner football kicked off over the weekend with 17 teams and seven cheer squads getting into action after nearly a month of preparation.

John Hickman, league president, said he hopes the league can build on the success of last year, with many teams playing in championship games and several cheer squads competing at the national level in Orlando, Fla.

“We want to keep that momentum this year in terms of spirit and community involvement,” Hickman said in a news release.

This year, Torrey Pines Pop Warner is introducing Falcon Fridays, encouraging everyone to show their support by wearing their Falcon spirit gear to school. Spirit wear can be bought on the league’s Web site,

Hickman would also like to encourage people to come out for any of the Saturday home games at Falcon Stadium between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.