BY JONAH WOULLARD
The American Youth Football League crowned seven champions this past Saturday in one of the best AYFL championship weekends. The day started bright and early, featuring two of the most explosive offenses in the league. In the Pee Wee division, the Plantation Wildcats lead by Head Coach Pat Hart, won the Pee Wee championship over the Pembroke Pines Bengals with a score of 40-32 in double overtime. Plantation Wildcat, Kahim Simon #20, Super Bowl Pee Wee’s MVP.
The second game comprised of the top two 90 pound teams in the AYFL, the North East Rebels and the Pembroke Pines Bengals which was a rematch of last year’s Pee Wee’s Super Bowl. The Rebels, who are lead by Head Coach Dread, defeated the Bengals with a score of 19-6, winning the 90 LB. Super Bowl title. The Rebels now hold the longest active consecutive winning streak in the AYFL, also winning back to back championships. Rebels’ C’quan Jnu-Pierre #18 won the 90 LB. Super Bowl MVP.
In the 100 LB. division also showcased a rematch from last year. The undefeated Cooper City Cowboys vs. The Pembroke Pines Bengals. The Pembroke Pines Bengals, led by Head Coach Chuck Bender, defeated the Cowboys, 22 to 6 winning the AYFL 100 LB. Super Bowl Championship. Bengals’ running back, Willie “Poe Man” Davis #3 won the 100 LB. Super Bowl’s MVP.
The West Pembroke Pines Wildcats faced the Corals Springs Chargers for the 110 LB title. The Wildcats lead by Head Coach Eric Gudger, won in big fashion, defeating the Chargers 36 to 12. Wildcats’ running back, Myles Jones #22, wins the Super Bowl MVP, leading the West Pembroke Pines Wildcats to the 2011 AYFL 110 LB. Championship.
On the 120 LB. division, the Pasadena Panthers lined it up against the West Pembroke Pines Wildcats. Pasadena Panthers, lead by Head Coach Ruban Ramirez took control of the game in the second half, the Super Bowl MVP, Javhari Bourdoue #4 scored multiple times to seal a big win over the Wildcats. The Pasadena Panthers are the 2011 American Youth Football League 120 LB. Super Bowl Champs.
The 135 LB. division championship was a true defensive battle between the undefeated Pembroke Pines Bengals and the Cooper City Cowboys. This intense match-up went into overtime, that’s when the Bengals’ Head Coach Lance Rigby, put the ball in the Super Bowl’s MVP hands, Romello Webster #4. Webster scored in overtime to seal the victory over the Cooper City Cowboys, winning 6 to 0. The Pembroke Pines Bengals 135’s are the undefeated 2011 AYFL Super Bowl Champs.
The Unlimited division would close out the Super Bowl Championships for the AYFL. The Pembroke Pines Bengals, lead by Head Coach Richie Jospitre took on the Tamarac Cougars. The Bengals’ championship defense shut out the Cougars, winning the 2011 AYFL Unlimited Super Bowl with a score of 27-0. Bengals’ Calvin Ridley #15 & Jarrett Hanks #12 were the Co-MVPs of the Super Bowl.