Miami Gardens Cowboys 120’s Advance To The Big Show

By Hector Gonzalez

The game was supposed to feature two high-octane offenses, with the advantage going in favor of the Miami Gardens Cowboys who were bringing four — 4-by-4 national track youth stars. Not quite. A low-scoring 120lbs second-round playoff game ended with Miami Gardens escaping 8-6 versus Pompano Cowboys on Saturday night at Miramar Ansin Sports Complex, advancing to the championship round next week.

Before the match, Miami Gardens Head Coach Enos ” Coach E” Lewis said his team was well prepared, and felt good going into to game, expecting to put-on a show on offense with the sprinters on his roster.

Those four young track athletes were #1 D’Andre Miles ; #2 Camrin Lamb ; #6 Shammond Williams, and #21 Jamal Walton, but the Miami Gardens were missing #2 Lamb who according to assistant coach Corvin Lamb also his father, was not suiting up due to a virus illness he developed this past week.
A heavy-hearted coach Lamb sat quietly while contemplating the reality of not being able to see his son #2 Lamb, one the top players on the squad, not being able to helping his team get the win.
“It’s a huge blow, just two-weeks ago he was named player of the week by the Miami Dolphins,” assistant coach Corvin Lamb said, ” I am sad, but I have to go on coaching these other kids, and they have to step up as a team.”
It wasn’t pretty, but the young cowboys of Miami Gardens did just enough to get the job done. After a scoreless first quarter, Pompano broke the silence on offense with quarterback #8 throwing a 24-yard touchdown pass to wide-receiver #7 for an early 6-0 lead, and 3:39 left until halftime.

Miami Gardens continued to struggle on offense, even fumbling on the ensuing offense drive, turning the ball-over to Pompano, but the Cowboys of Pompano came up empty, and punted.

A long drive came resulted for Miami Garden’s next drive, as they took advantage of a Pompano 15-yard face-mask penalty. That led a #1 Miles touchdown score with the extra point to make it 8-6 in favor of the Cowboys of Miami Gardens at the break.

In the second half, Miami Garden’s was a fortress, out-dueling Pompano’s stout defense, resulting in penalty, after penalty, and gang tackling on both sides to end the third quarter with the same result 8-6 in favor of Miami Gardens Cowboys.

Part of that MG Cowboy defense was nose/defense tackle #54 Rodderick Aguilar. ” It got to a point, where in my mind I was like, I have to just hit them hard, and not let my team down,” #54 Aguilar said. His mother Illka Aguilar cheered from the stands said she couldn’t be more proud of her son, and the team efforts. ” The kids played with all their strength”s, and gave it 100%,” Illka Aguilar said.

Pompano Cowboys could not muster up-any threat on offense, with penalties, blown assignments on the offensive line, and turnovers burying their season to an end.

Miami Gardens took control of the game with a combo of running backs #8 Antione Webster ; #6 Shammond Williams, and #3 Joshua Dinson carrying the load, eventually milking the clock-out as Pompano ran out of timeouts with under 2:00 minutes to go in the contest.

” It’s good, we just want to go out, and work hard on the things we messed up on, and come out better in the Super Bowl,” #8 Webster said, ” I kept telling my teammates to keep their heads up, and stay in the game.”


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