Triangle youth football team the Firebirds to compete for national championship

The Firebirds football team prepares to compete for a national championship in Florida

December 2, 2013 3:26:50 PM PST
A youth league football team based in the Durham-Chapel Hill area is heading to Orlando this week to compete for a national championship.

The 14-and-under Firebirds, members of the Mid State Youth Football League, won both their regular season and the North Carolina State Championship for an 11-0 record — and a spot at the AAU Nationals at the Citrus Bowl.

The nationals run December 5-8.