If there was a year where the chips were set just right for the Mountainburg Little League Dragons, it would be the 2019 season. The Dragons will face off with all three of their neighbors as they will be hosting Cedarville and traveling to Greenland and West Fork. All of which should be slobber knocker games. To top it off, Mountainburg will host the WCFL North Jamboree and the league has extended its playoffs to six teams rather than the original four team system, to give more programs a shot at earning a spot in the coveted Playoffs. Mountainburg has just one thing that could be holding them back from “Dragon Domination” though. A full roster.
The Mountainburg Little League Dragons program has a goal set for 2019. That goal is quite simple. Growth. The Dragons went through their 2018 season with the same nagging problem bugging them in every game. They were short on players. The Dragons fifth and sixth grade team suited up only 11 players by their first game against Mansfield while the third and fourth grade had merely a few more than that. This season is looking a little bit better, but they could definitely use the community’s help in getting more kids to suit up in Dragon Blue.
Mountainburgs WCFL representative Adam Hamilton said “We’re really looking forward to this season. I am excited about picking up where we left off. Last season, we saw a lot of improvement in skill and confidence of our players. By the end of last year, we were playing some really good football and I honestly believe we could have held our own against anyone.”
It’s been said by some college and professional football coaches that “all you need is 11 players with a little talent and a lot of heart.” Mountainburg definitely has the talent and is LOADED with more heart than most teams they face off against. But it sure wouldn’t hurt to have some more players too. So they’re reaching out to the community to help spread the word. Could you imagine 20 Dragons on each team with the same heart and determination as the 2018 teams had? It would make 2019 an impeccable season for Mountainburgs Little League football program.