Deajawon Johnson caught a winning 6-yard touchdown pass from Jamal Cooney on the final play in regulation as the Miami Gardens Ravens defeated the Kendall Boys & Girls Club Kolts 20-14 to win the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championship, presented by Sports Authority, in 13U (150s) at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium in Miami.
Cooney, a receiver, started at quarterback for Marlon Smith, who could not play quarterback because of weight requirements. It was Cooney’s first action at quarterback in five seasons when he played for the Miami Gardens Chargers.
With one second left in the game, Cooney made a perfect pass to a wide open Johnson for the winner as time expired, and then the celebration began in the end zone.
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Tyler Jones scored twice, and Kaelon Mazelin kicked a 2-pointer as the Ravens built a 14-8 lead. Kendall scored to even things, but Smith blocked the 2-point kick attempt, and the game remained tied.
Andre Auguste and Jesus Machado Jr. starred on defense for Miami Gardens, and Council Allen Jr. did a good job at cornerback.
Just seconds into the second quarter, Jones ran 12 yards for the game’s first score.
Brendan McDuffey connected with Kalani Norris on a 39-yard touchdown pass play, and Diego Ucros kicked the 2-pointer to give the Kolts the lead in the third quarter. Jones answered less than a minute later with a 56-yard touchdown run, and Mazelin kicked the 2-pointer as the Ravens regained the lead 14-8.
Ucros evened things on a short touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.
The Miami Gardens Ravens were Super Bowl champions in Florida Youth Football League. The Kendall Boys & Girls Club Kolts won the Super Bowl in Miami Xtreme Youth Football League.
Miami Gardens Ravens: Dale Ogarro Jr., Travell Cook, Jamal Cooney, Deajawon Johnson, Michael Bucknor, Marlon Smith, Tyler Jones, Jakari Jones, Jacarie Peak, Lavar Williams Jr., Semar Melvin, Keon Greene, Victor Covington III, Council Allen Jr., Bryan Escorcia, Damond Hepburn, Wesley Harris, Khalid Allen, Timothy Powell, Malik Godbee, Mikal Ragin, Dajuan Johnson, Kaelon Mazelin, Karl Gaskin III, Demetrius Cooper Jr., Danny Pierre-Louis II, Maurice Smith II, Denzel Pierre-Louis, Tarant Miller Jr., Andre Auguste, Jesus Machado Jr.
Kendall Boys & Girls Club Kolts: Rudy Puig, Kalani Norris, Dajon Clark, Jose Fonseca, Carlos Roca, Brandon McDuffey, Gabriel Alonso, Stephen Roig, Dwayne Mason, Andrew Brown, Diego Ucros, Robert Blanco, Julian Leonard, Jorge Garcia, Joe Pozo, Gabriel Cerra, Alec Olmedillo, Kyle Ferbeyre, Dante Velasco, Austin Leon, Danny Vassuer, Sean Gilbert, Samuel Diaz, Gabriel Rios.
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Terrence Horne scored three times as the Miami Gardens Chiefs beat the Oak Grove Raiders 31-0 to win the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championship, presented by Sports Authority, in 14U (165s) at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
Horne made a one-handed catch off a screen pass from Jahani Wright and raced 20 yards for the touchdown. Horne also scored on 1-yard runs to give the Chiefs an 18-0 lead and a 31-0 advantage. Wright also tossed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Johaun Beresford Jr. who made a nice leaping catch. On defense, Beresford Jr. intercepted two passes.
Chandler Jones scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone, and Ketwan Williams added an extra point run. Ty’reke Joseph did a good job as a shutdown cornerback, and linebacker/strong safety Randy Russell Jr. was outstanding.
The Miami Gardens Chiefs were Super Bowl champions in Florida Youth Football League. The Oak Grove Raiders won the Super Bowl in the South Florida National Youth Football League.
Miami Gardens Chiefs: Tyrese Cooper, Randy Russell Jr., Johaun Beresford Jr., Terrence Horne, Chandler Jones, John Crawford Jr., Ketwan Williams, Jahani Wright, Laron Brown, Ty’reke Joseph, Joshua Brabham, Rolland Toussaint, Juvante Roswell, Christopher Smith, Anthony Sanders, Andy Hayes, Joshua Jennings, Corey Church Jr., Ja’barrei Capers, Keyshawn Fede.
Oak Grove Raiders: Stanley Petit-Fard, Jason Lubin, Gregory Rinville Jr., Jasmison Charles, Antoine Dorsainvil, Devon Johnson, Nickenson Baptiste, Derrick Alexis, Darnell Centero, Brador Bien-Aime, D’ontea Crump, Maken-Love Petit-Ford, Marc Louis, Izaya Simon, Stanley Joseph, Tyshon Joseph, Ronald FanFan, Jason Louis, Leroy Wilson, Athanase Petit-Frere, Joselio Felix, Leroy Charles, Ericson Alfred, Walkins Balan, Samuel Cherubin, Remees August.
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The South Miami Grey Ghosts shut out the Miami Gardens Ravens 12-0 to win the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championship, presented by Sports Authority, in 11U (120s) at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
Keenan Toomer scored on a 20-yard run to put the Grey Ghosts ahead 6-0 with 9:39 remaining in the first quarter. With one minute left before halftime, AJ Law threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Amarvion Kinson.
Rodney Williams intercepted a pass in the first half, and Kahmari Lovett caused and recovered a fumble in the end zone in the third quarter to thwart Miami Gardens’ drives.
The South Miami Grey Ghosts were Super Bowl champions in Miami Xtreme Youth Football League. The Miami Gardens Ravens won the Super Bowl in the Florida Youth Football League.
South Miami Grey Ghosts: Alexander (AJ) Law Jr., Kahmari Lovett, Keenan Toomer, Isacc Eberchardt, Rodney Williams, Terry Doctor, Victor Cardos, Kristopher Falcon, Amarvion Kinson, Neil Louis Toloza, Leron Dukes, Darrell Bellinger Jr., Ryan Rivera, Troy Frederick, Kaalen Teixeira, Dustin Vinas, Patrick Bailey Garcia, Eitan Grimberg, Maiko Sanchez, Ryan Rodriguez, Heriberto Valladares, Shawn Allen McWilliams, Bryan Morales.
Miami Gardens Ravens: Terrence Williams, Kem Williams Jr., Tavaris Austin, Deandre Tamerez, Torrie Cox, Keenan Bailey, Malcolm Davis Jr., Clive McDermott III, Semaj Banks, Wallance Fevrier, Avari Marshall, Khalani Bush, Kenneth Saunders Jr., Eric Van Dyke Jr., Levonte Jenkins, O. Robers, Keemoni Garnett, Chad Jackson, Trenton Young, Marcus Murry, Tamari Matthew, Xavier Thompson Jr., Antonio Webb Jr., Kwame James, Kenyatta Jackson Jr., Kamauri Fullwood, Brandon Harris Jr., Jamal Johnson, Tydrice Brown.
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8U (85-95 lbs.): West Miramar Patriots 33, Glades Youth Panthers 0: The West Miramar Patriots of the Miami Xtreme Youth Football League defeated the Glades Youth Panthers of the Glades Tri-City Youth Football League at the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championships presented by Sports Authority, at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
Jivari Milton led the Patriots scoring twice, once on a 45-yard run and the other a 33-yard run. Alejandro Gonzalez had a 44-yard run to put West Miramar in the red zone, and Dennis Arizmendi and quarterback Mekhi Hicks also scored.
West Miramar Patriots: Dennis Arizmendi, Nicholas Tyler Cordero, Mekhi Hicks, Dominic Athouris, Jivari Milton, Eddy Tobar, Nijay Vargas, Alejandro Gonzalez, Tyler Eley, Adonys Borde, Devin Mila, Julian Mendez, Logan DiCaprio, Gavin Ruiz, Tomas Quintero, Matthew Norwood, Daniel Sanchez, Delano Seymour, Diego Gonzalez, Nikolas Myrick.
10U (105-115 lbs.): Suniland Sundevils 25, Pahokee Youth Football Baby Blue Devils 12: The Suniland Sundevils of the Miami Xtreme Youth Football League defeated the Pahokee Youth Football Baby Blue Devils of the Glades Tri-City Youth Football League.
Matthew Boston led the Sundevils, scoring all four of the team’s touchdowns. His first two scores were on back-to-back possessions in the first quarter, with the second on a 50-yard catch and run.
His two scores gave the Sundevils a 13-0 lead, but the Blue Devils narrowed it when Tyler Young scored with approximately two minutes to play in the first half. Boston extended the lead before halftime with a 35-yard touchdown run.
After a scoreless third quarter, Sylvanus Wiley for Pahokee scored 90 seconds into the fourth quarter, closing the gap to seven, 19-12, but Boston sealed the win with a 45-yard touchdown run.
Suniland Sundevils: Matthew Boston, Kelvon Durham, Dedrick Browder, Travious Lathan, Carson Haggard, Floyd Ridgeway, Dennis Randall, Antonio Smith, Christian Beaubien, Abraham Mole, Jonjon Delgado, Yavis Ferrell, Quinn Lennon, AJ Santana, Michael Alvarez, Jonathan Llopiz, Waltran Palmer, Tyler Regalado, Joseph Wein, Louis Ramsay, Dillon Llewellyn, Marquis Pierre, Maurice Pierre, Malachi Hyppolite, Tyler Blevins, Markell Miller, Tyreke Tyson, Courtney Orr, Zavier Williams, Santi Laguardia. Head Coach Mike Haggard, assistant coaches Dedrick Browder, Sean Beaubien, Rudy Fernandez, Kelvin Durham, John Betancourt, Joe Ray, Patrick Wess, and Nick Sheehy.
12U (130 lbs.): Okeechobee Wildcats 25, North Miami Beach Sundevils 6: Playing with just 13 players, the Okeechobee Wildcats of the Glades Tri-City Youth Football League defeated the North Miami Beach Sundevils of the Miami Xtreme Youth Football League at the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championships presented by Sports Authority.
Kysell Richardson scored early in the game for the Wildcats on a 7-yard quarterback keeper. Keyon Brizilla tied the score on a 5-yard touchdown run for the Sundevils only score of the game.
Early in the second quarter, Richardson found Jerome Roundtree on a 17-yard touchdown pass that put Okeechobee ahead for good. Michael Harvey extended the lead in the second half with a pair of touchdowns; the first a 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and then an 18-yard fumble return late in the fourth.
North Miami Beach Sundevils: Isaiah Altenor, Ray’Je Grant, Dmitri Pierre, Patrell Nadal, Keyon Brezilla, Davondre Coeur, Phon’te Mannings, Riyad Wilmot, Ebelson Raphael, Bryan Trillos, Emanuel Leatherwood Jr., Horace Atkins, Edgardo San Martin, Alvin Bailey, Wilkins Senexant, Darren Joseph, D’Mor Jean-Baptiste, Nathaniel Gesper, Ezekiel Figueroa, Karyne David, Carlens Jean-Francois, Kraig Eniste, Elias Blandon, Derek Jean-Jacques, Wesly Joseph, Gregory Pierre-Louis, Osney Dalcy, Charlevensley Dorvil.
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At the culmination of each season, the best of the best participate in the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championships, presented by Sports Authority at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.
The two-day event pits champions from various leagues against each other to crown a champion of champions in each of eight weight-classes. FSFlorida/Sun Sports once again produce a highlight show that aired in early January.
Teams from Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties participate in the OBYFA.
Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance Championships
at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium
DAY TWO: 8U: 85s-95s: West Miramar Patriots (MDXYFL) 33, Glades Youth Panthers (GTCYFL) 0.
10U: 105s-115s: Suniland Sundevils (MDXYFL) 25, Pahokee Baby Blue Devils (GTCYFL) 12.
13U: 150s: Miami Gardens Ravens (FYFL) 20, Kendall Boys & Girls Club Kolts (MDXYFL) 14
14U: 165s: Miami Gardens Chiefs (FYFL) 31, Oak Grove Raiders (SFNYFL) 0.
12U: 135s: Okeechobee Little Wildcats (GTCYFL) 28, North Miami Beach Sundevils (MDXYFL) 6.
11U: 120s: South Miami Grey Ghosts (MDXYFL) 12, Miami Gardens Ravens (FYFL) 0.