The Tamiami Colts (age 9-11) won the Division II Pee Wee National Championship with a 20-13 victory over the Watkins Hornets (Washington DC) during the 58th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
Hector Cordero Jr. recovered a Hornets’ fumble to set-up Marcus Fleming Jr.’s 40-yard touchdown run as Tamiami took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Trailing 7-6 in the second quarter, Fleming scored on a 40-yard run to put the Colts ahead 12-7. Fleming scored again, going 27 yards in the third quarter.
With the win, the Colts capped a perfect 3-0 stretch at nationals, including beating the Norfolk Saints (Va.) 27-6 in the first round and the Kapahulu Raiders (Hawaii) 20-8 in the semifinals.
The event features the Super Bowl champions of various Pop Warner leagues throughout the country. Tamiami is a member of the Greater Miami South Florida Pop Warner League.
National Champs: Tamiami Colts: Marcus Fleming Jr., Ahmaris Harrell, Jermaine Witherspoon, Anthony Alvarez, Maykel Solis, Roscoe Parrish III, Bennie Rhaney Jr., Marlon Barnes, Cristian Herrera, Hector Cordero Jr., Manuel Del Valle III, Waquel Jones, Eduardo Sanchez Jr., Michael Raxach, Dominik Conde Gomez, Cy Mendez, Braydon Osceola, Jabari Ishmael, Julian Llerena.
Gwen Cherry Bulls
The Gwen Cherry Bulls (age 8-10) won the Division I Junior Pee Wee National Championship during the 58th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
In the finals, the Bulls defeated the North Philly Aztecs (Pa.) 24-7.
Trailing 7-6 in the third quarter, Gwen Cherry’s Marvin Daniels III ran 29 yards to set-up quarterback Zion Turner’s go-ahead touchdown. Later in the quarter, the Bulls’ Jalen Rogers scored on a 37-yard reverse. In the fourth quarter, Gwen Cherry put the game away with a long touchdown pass play from Taverres Blackmon to Xavier McElliott.
With the win, Gwen Cherry capped a perfect 3-0 stretch at nationals.
The Bulls beat the Union Road Jaguars (N.C.) 20-6 in the first round.
Gwen Cherry defeated the East Bay Wolfpack (Calif.) 26-0 in the semifinals.
The event features the Super Bowl champions of various Pop Warner leagues throughout the country.
This marks Gwen Cherry’s second consecutive Pop Warner national title and fourth overall. The Bulls are members of the Greater Miami South Florida Pop Warner League.
National Champs: Gwen Cherry Bulls: Navar Maine, Zackery Baldwin, Jalen Rogers, Zion Turner, Jaylin Bain, De’Andre Francis, Taverres Blackmon, Nyjae Garland, Marvin Daniels III, Xavier McElliott, Jerrod Cameron, Delvin Calhoun, Gabriel Myrthil Jr., Marvin Simms, Michael Sherill, Tavariz Williams, James Flagg, Terrell Burns, Andy Jean, Jabarr Miller Jr., Najeh Ewing, Joshua Lions, Garrison Streeter, Garrien Streeter, Alvin Wallace Jr., Rueben Bain, Benzion Sneed, Jaylin Simpson.
Some first round video action with Miami teams
The Division I Jr. Midget Liberty City Warriors (ages 10-12) defeated the Harvey Colts (Ill.) 34-9 in the first round.
The Division I Midget Palmetto Raiders (ages 12-15) topped the Sweetwater Eagles (Fla.) 29-0 in the first round.
The Division I Pee Wee Watkins Hornets (Washington DC) beat the Florida City Razorbacks (ages 9-11) 27-8 in the first round.
The Division II Midget Ward 5 Warriors (Washington DC) edged the Tamiami Colts 20-19 in overtime in the first round.
The Miami teams are members of the Greater Miami South Florida Pop Warner Football League.
About Pop Warner
As the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization, Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. has a long history of promoting safe and structured athletics and instilling the qualities of sportsmanship, hard work and leadership in its young athletes.
It is the only national youth sports organization that requires academic proficiency as a prerequisite to participation.