Darius Lane, Fort Jackson Falcons head coach and post Youth Services Sports Coordinator, gives his team a pep  talk during a time out during the 2021 Pop Warner State Championship Game at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game 32-0.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Darius Lane, Fort Jackson Falcons head coach and post Youth Services Sports Coordinator, gives his team a pep talk during a time out during the 2021 Pop Warner State Championship Game at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game 32-0. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve outruns a group of defenders as Edgar Armenta blocks during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve outruns a group of defenders as Edgar Armenta blocks during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve races down the field during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve races down the field during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve races down the field during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve races down the field during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Fort Jackson Falcons 8 and under tackle football team won the Pop Warner 2021 State Championship 32-0 Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina.

“It’s an incredible feeling to win the 2021 state championship,” said Darius Lane, the team’s head coach and Fort Jackson Youth Sports Coordinator. “Our athletes have been working extremely since Aug. 2 and all of it paid off.”

Unlike other teams where they may have roster stability, the Falcons face yearly turnover due to parents’ permanent change of station moves.

“We field a new team every season because of Families PCS’ing so it’s always challenging,” Lane added. “We don’t have the luxury of retaining our athletes as opposed to the other teams. For this team to mesh and really come together in such a short period of time says a lot about them.”
Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve outruns a group of defenders as during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Jackson Falcons running back Christian Keeve outruns a group of defenders as during a long touchdown run near the end of the first half in Falcons' 32-0 victory in the Pop Warner State Championship Oct. 30 at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Jackson Falcons Issac Gates, Blake Bragg and Tyler McCoy hases down a ball carrier during the Pop Warner State Championship Game for the 8U age grroup Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game held at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. 32-0.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Jackson Falcons Issac Gates, Blake Bragg and Tyler McCoy hases down a ball carrier during the Pop Warner State Championship Game for the 8U age grroup Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game held at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. 32-0. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL

Next up for the Falcons in the Regional Championship game Nov. 20 in Concord, North Carolina.

Fort Jackson Falcons Issac Gates chases down a ball carrier during the Pop Warner State Championship Game for the 8U age grroup Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game held at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. 32-0.
Fort Jackson Falcons Issac Gates chases down a ball carrier during the Pop Warner State Championship Game for the 8U age grroup Oct. 30. The Falcons won the game held at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C. 32-0. (Photo Credit: Robert Timmons) VIEW ORIGINAL

According to the organization’s website the mission of Pop Warner “is to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a structured environment. Through this active participation, Pop Warner programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.”