"The home of hometown heroes"

By David Bonner
BSW Contributor

It’s football time in Bellevue!! 

After a nice summer break, the Bellevue Steelers football players and cheerleaders are ready to get back on the gridiron.

For the second season in a row, they will start play at Nissan Stadium, playing in the Tennessee Titans Youth Jamboree. Their opponent this Saturday will be the Hendersonville Titans. 

The boys and girls have been practicing hard for several weeks and are ready for some good competition. The coaches have been pleased to see so many returning players back this season in addition to many new faces. 

The 2017 cheerleaders are coached by Shanell Jackson. These young ladies are ready to cheer on their Steelers and pump up the crowd.

The 5-6 year old Pee Wee team will be coached by Aaron Northcutt, Torrey Williams, Bill Demestihas, Reed Ammons, and Jimmy Hudson. It’s a great group of coaches that expect big things from their young group of Steelers. 

The 7-8 year old CCC team of is led by Chris Hurley, Michael Carlisle, and Kameron Bowden. They have several returning players that look to lead their team to many victories this season. 

The 9-10 year old BB squad is led by coaches Sammy Cribb, Dale Dobbins, Huey Dunomes, Ryan Perkins, and Jason Miller. The team is getting to know each other well in practice and ready to build on their excellent teamwork. 

The 9-10 year old BBB’s are close bunch of friends that have been playing for several years. Led by coaches Luke Wilson, Tyler Ivery, Trey Ellis, Michael Hoskins, and Jason Covington, they will count on that experience help win a lot of games this year. 

Rounding out the 2017 Steelers is   the 11-12 year old AA squad. They will be trying make it to the championship game at Vanderbilt in back to back seasons. 

Coaches David Bonner, Adam Gregory, Recco McDowell, and Michelle Burge have a few returning starters but will be relying on many first-year players to step up and play big roles this season. 

The Bellevue Steelers program, founded in 1977, continues to attract outstanding volunteers who are eager to give back to the kids and their community. 

All the boys, girls, coaches, and families are excited about the opportunity to play at Nissan Stadium this Saturday. 

The Hillwood High School football players will be the official chaperones.

Afterwards, the Titans will be having a scrimmage that the kids will be able to enjoy in person. It should be a great day of fun! 

If you would like to come watch the Steelers at Nissan Stadium this Saturday, admission is $5 for ages 13 up. 12 and under are FREE. 

Games times are from 11:00-2:00. If you are interested in playing, cheering, or volunteering for the 2017 Steelers, there are still a few days to left to register. Please do so online at www.bellevuesteeers.com.

Steelers Open 2017 Season at Nissan Stadium