Two Hinesville boys have made the final cut and are headed to the Georgia Dome to compete in the National Punt, Pass and Kick competition.Jekovan Rivera, competing in the boys’ 6-7 age division, and Deion Stewart, competing in the boys’ 12-13 group, made the cut by winning the local PPK event Sept. 24 on Fort Stewart. The boys then won the regional competition in Statesboro.
Rivera and Stewart will compete Nov. 28 in the Georgia Dome. They also will have the opportunity to watch as the Falcons take on the Packers that day.
The PPK program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6- 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL youth football program.
Girls and boys in five separate age divisions compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum.
With more than 3 million boys and girls from around the country taking part in PPK competitions every year from July through January, it is one of the world’s largest youth sports participation programs, according to the PPK website.