Miramar, FL – Several youth football teams were crowned champions for the 2nd Annual Miami Dolphins Championship Series (DCS) presented by Generation Nexxt & Under Armour at Miramar Ansin Sports Complex. Eight youth football teams won a championship in their respective weight classes including teams from the American Youth Football League (AYFL), Florida Youth Football League (FYFL), Greater Miami Pop Warner, and South Florida Youth Football League (SFYFL).
“There was great football played during the two DCS (Dolphins Championship Series) weekends,” said Twan Russell, Director of Youth & Community Programs. “Eight state champions were crowned from four different leagues. At the start of the year, every athlete had an opportunity to be here and the best arrived. This event shows the strength of football in South Florida and proves to kids if you work hard and play as a team you can be a champion.”
On Friday night, the Pembroke Pines Optimist (PPO) Bengals held on to defeat the Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes, 14-6, in 95lb. action. The action on Saturday began with the 85lb. Gwen Cherry Bulls from the Greater Miami Pop Warner League shutting out the 85lb. Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes, 26-0. In 115lb. action, the PPO Bengals defeated the Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes, 18-6.
Saturday’s third game featured two defensive juggernauts between the 105lb. PPO Bengals and the 105lb. North Dade Bulldogs. Neither offense was able to put together a scoring drive in regulation; thus, forcing the only overtime game in the Dolphins Championship Series this year. The Bulldogs scored a touchdown on the first possession in overtime and forced the Bengals into a turnover on downs, which resulted in a win for the Bulldogs, 6-0.
In unlimited play, the PPO Bengals held off a late rally by the North Dade Bulldogs, 14-8, to give the PPO Bengals’ organization their third championship of the weekend. The Pompano Chiefs (125lb.) won a hard, fought game against the North Dade Bulldogs (125lb.) from the FYFL, 18-13, to give the SFYFL one of two championships of the weekend. In 140lb. action, the Davie Broncos hurdled over the Hialeah Cougars, 36-8, en route to their first ever Miami Dolphins Championship Series Crown in the organization’s history.
In the night cap, the Lauderdale Lakes Vikings (155lb.) from the SFYFL faced off against the Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (155lb.) from the FYFL. The Vikings took a commanding 20-0 lead; however, the Hurricanes rallied back to score 12 unanswered points of their own, but fell short as the Vikings held on, 20-12, to win the 155lb. crown.
Jonah Woullard, Co-Founder of Generation Nexxt, commented on the 2012 Miami Dolphins Championship Series.
“We are proud of our partnership with the Miami Dolphins,” said Woullard. “It has created such a huge and exciting platform that represents youth football programs as far south as the Keys to Orlando. In just our second year, this Championship Series has grown to be something that thousands of youth football players look forward to compete and to be crowned the best of the best. We truly look forward to how huge this event will grow for years to come.”
Miami Dolphins Championships Series Winners
85s: Gwen Cherry Bulls (Pop Warner)
95s: Pembroke Pines Bengals (AYFL)
105s: North Dade Bulldogs (FYFL)
115s: Pembroke Pines Bengals (AYFL)
125s: Pompano Chiefs (SFYFL)
140s: Davie Broncos (AYFL)
155s Lauderdale Lakes Vikings (SFYFL)
UNL: Pembroke Pines Bengals (AYFL)
Miami Dolphins Championship Series Finals Results
85s: Gwen Cherry Bulls defeated Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL), 26-0
95s: Pembroke Pines Bengals defeated Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL), 14-6
105s: North Dade Bulldogs defeated Pembroke Pines Bengals (SFYFL), 6-0(OT)
115s: Pembroke Pines Bengals defeated Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL), 18-6
125s: Pompano Chiefs defeated North Dade Bulldogs (FYFL), 18-13
140s: Davie Broncos defeated Hialeah Cougars (Xtreme), 36-8
155s Lauderdale Lakes Vikings defeated Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL), 20-12
UNL: Pembroke Pines Bengals defeated Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes (FYFL), 14-8
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