The undefeated Hialeah Cougars 13U (135 pounds) tackle football team came from behind to defeat the Kendall Hammocks Warriors 24-14 for the Miami Xtreme Super Bowl title at Milander Park in Hialeah.
Trailing 14-8, Hialeah’s Daniel Doriscar scored on a 30-yard run with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter to even things at 14. Matias Rodriguez kicked the winning 2-pointer with John Correa the holder.
Doriscar added a 62-yard touchdown run with 8:25 to go in the game, and Rodriguez converted his third 2-pointer for the 10-point cushion. Kyeshaad Pennywell and Dewayne Terry each had an interception. Pennywell also made a tackle for a loss, and Traveon West recorded a sack. Yeltsin Mora, the game Defensive MVP, had a tackle for a loss, made a key stop on fourth down and registered a big hit on kick coverage.
Hialeah beat Kendall Hammocks by a lot in their regular season meeting, but that didn’t intimidate the Warriors, entering the Super Bowl. Jordon Donaldson scored to give Kendall Hammocks a 6-0 advantage in the first quarter. Davonte Montgomery kicked the 2-pointer with Michael Lopez the holder. In the second quarter, Michael Cox threw a quick short pass to Montgomery who raced 30 yards for the score, and the surprising Warriors led 14-0 late in the quarter.
With 22 seconds left before halftime, Hialeah quarterback Trevon Fowler, the game’s Offensive MVP, raced 54 yards for a momentum-changing score. Rodriguez kicked the 2-pointer, and the Cougars trimmed the lead to six.
Donaldson had a key first down run on Kendall Hammock’s second touchdown drive. The Warriors’ Alejandro Fernandez had a tackle to thwart a reverse, and Misael Oropesa recovered a fumble.
Champions: Hialeah Cougars (13-0): Deandre Miles, Dewayne Terry, Jordan Coley, Isaiah Webster, Daniel Doriscar, Ricardo Gonzalez, Yeltsin Mora, Elijah Williams, Matias Rodriguez, Trevon Fowler, John Correa, Daydian Castillo, Alejandro Alvarez, Kyeshaad Pennywell, Jayden Simmons, Omar Graham, Brandon Quintero, Daniel Johnson, Vince Mack, Rudibo Jones, Traveon West, Manuel Trueba, Damian Arguello, Robert Lauderdale, Skyler Richardson, Abraham Vega, Kevin Perez, Wilbert Julien, Christian Saldarriaga and Janmark Dalmau. Coaches Efrain Spanky Torres, Dudley Richardson, Dawan Alexander, Dewayne Terry, Eric Howard, Rudibo Jones and Manuel Trueba.
Runners-up: Kendall Hammocks Warriors (10-3): Sharmar Munroe, Derek Gonzalez, Alejandro Fernandez, Michael Lopez, Jordon Donaldson, Davonte Montgomery, Michael Cox, Jorian Jolley, Joseph Hernandez, Austin Tobar, Dereyis Whipple, Joseph Hardy, Misael Oropesa, Anthony Barrabi, Antoine Wright, Anthony Cruz, Jovan Cruz, Nicholas Constantakis, Yoniel Garcia Lorenzo, Joshua Lococo, William Garcia, Alejandro Gil, Matthew Gonzalez, Joel Rodriguez, Bryan Obando, Daniel Milian and Brian Chico. Coaches Raul Gonzalez, Alex Hernandez, David Jauregui, Michael Cox and David Lococo.
Game notes: In a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl, Hialeah won for the second consecutive season.
Head Coach Efrain Spanky Torres moved to Port St. Lucie two years ago but made travel time for practices and games each week.
Kendall Hammocks coaches chose the game’s Defensive and Offensive MVPs for Hialeah. Also during the awards ceremony, they noted the advantage of having a 2-point kicker.
• More Miami Xtreme Super Bowl results next week.