Florida Youth Football League Super Bowl
Game MVP Nay’quan Wright scored twice as the Miami Gardens Bulldogs defeated the Northwest Broward Raiders 31-6 to win the inaugural Florida Youth Football League 125s Super Bowl title at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach.
Terrence Horne had three touchdowns including a 10-yard fumble return to give the Bulldogs (12-1) a 6-0 lead. Wright scored on an 8-yard run, and Horne covered 50 yards on a pass from Lorenzo Floyd for another score.
Horne added an 80-yard touchdown run, and Wright had a 45-yard touchdown run. Andrew Reese had an extra point run, and Mi’Chael Miles caught an extra point pass from Wright.
Champs: Miami Gardens Bulldogs: Charles Philias, Tyrese Cooper, Randy Russell, Xavier Robertson, Tyquan Thornton, Nay’quan Wright, Terrence Horne, Lorenzo Floyd, Artevion Hardy, Brent Plummer Jr., Anthony Sanders, Andrew Reese, Isiah Moore, Mi’Chael Miles, Devon Vickers, Purcell Beasley, Laythan Manotas, Dmitri Jean, Aaron Gainer, Jeleole Dalberis, Andrew Gordon, Eric Newman, Kevin Simpson, Eric Lake, Javon Jones, Isiah O’Conner and Jenathan Medard. Head Coach is Toro Wallace.
• Quarterback Cedquan Smith scored the winner in overtime as the unbeaten Miami Gardens Bulldogs edged the Miami Gardens Vikings 6-0 to win the inaugural FYFL 100s Super Bowl also at Blanche Ely High School.
After a scoreless regulation, each team had four downs to score points from the opposition’s 10-yard line in overtime. Willie Floyd intercepted a Vikings pass to thwart the first possession of overtime.
The Bulldogs offense then took over, giving the ball twice to game MVP Chavon Wright who ran three and five yards to the Vikings 2-yard line. Wright also played well at linebacker. On third down, Smith muscled through the line thanks in part to blocking by James Williams, and the celebration began.
The Vikings’ Aaron Conyers intercepted a Bulldogs’ pass to end regulation, forcing overtime. Wright had a 45-yard run, and Eugene Holmes caught a 6-yard pass from Smith on fourth-and-5, before Conyers big interception.
Knaje Guthrie had a big run for the Vikings and intercepted a pass. Keith Murray Jr. and Shamarr Wright each had an interception for the Bulldogs. Teammate Terrance Tate Jr. recovered a fumble.
Champs: Miami Gardens Bulldogs (13-0): James Williams, Cedquan Smith, Willie Floyd, Shamarr Wright, Anthony Johnson, Chavon Wright, Devin Calhoun, Elijah Goree, Keith Murray Jr., Terrance Tate Jr., Eugene Holmes, Stefon Young-Rolle, Jonathan Jean, OT Dulcio, Marone Michel Jr., Lorenzo Nelson, Kristian Jackson, Ryan Biggins, Cedric Siggers, Avant Latimore, Darius Curry, Quaishawn Escoffery, Charles Sharpe, Cameron Gretton, Gregory Pitts, Keshawn Ross, David Ferguson, Quincy Charles, Reginald Wimberly Jr. and Raymond Bailey Jr. Head coach is Chavis Wright.
Runners-up: Miami Gardens Vikings: Aaron Conyers, Knaje Guthrie, David Jean-Charles, Thaddius Franklin Jr., Anthony Richardson, Zyshon Franklin, Kendrick Nelson, De-ondre Freeman, Jahvon Smith, Fredmari Gray, Kamari Fair, Travail Louis, Donche Robinson, Brandon Calero, Gavin McLean, Earnest Johnson, Amari Daniels, Tyrique Owens, Ke’Youn Busby, Tori Russell, Tramayne Rogers Jr. and Raylan Campbell. Head coach is Matari Bodie.
Game note: This marked the fourth Super Bowl win for Willie Floyd, who won three with Bunche Park in the South Florida Youth Football League.