BY OLIVERUS D. JACKSON JR.
Last week it was Super Bowl Sunday and the top ranked 90-pound Ft Lauderdale Hurricanes were ready to take on the undefeated Miami Gardens Bulldogs. The Hurricanes entered this Super Bowl looking for their back to back championship, and are undefeated as well. Both teams coming in Super Bowl with swarming defenses, but the Hurricanes sport an explosive, multi-dimensional offense, which can score touchdowns from just about any where on the football field. It is said that defense wins championships but the offense puts up the points, and now the Hurricanes and Bulldogs will be able to test both theories.
Generation Nexxt had a chance to catch up with Head Coach Johnny Dukes of the Bulldogs and was asked what his game plan was coming into today’s game and coach said, “I just want my boys to go out there and blow them clean off the field. We’ve worked hard all year, now it’s just time for us to out there and play football.” With those words from coach Dukes this game should be a great one. His team is lead by one of the best if not the best athletes in the league, #7 Marcell Williams. Without him this team possibly would not have made it this far. Coach described Marcell as the Adrian Peterson and Michael Vick of youth football.
The Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes, led by Head Coach Chris Roach said, “This is a special group of kids. These kids feel they are the best team on the field every week, now this is our opportunity to prove it.” Coach Roach paced the sideline prior to kick off with an extremely focused stare and his game face on. He yelled out to his team, “Lets get it, its showtime.” The Hurricanes seemed ready to go and complete the task at hand; and that was to win them a super bowl. The Hurricanes’ quick strike offense is led by two explosive running backs who have proven to be elite backs in the SFYFL, #4 Jaylon Knighton and #2 Vincent Davis.
The game is on and the Hurricanes don’t waste anytime getting on the board. On their first offensive series of the game, Hurricanes’ running back, #4 Jaylon Knighton raced 28 yards for a blazing fast touchdown run. After the Canes first score, the Hurricanes never looked backed. The Canes’ defense proved to be to fast and to strong for the Bulldogs offense and too much for Bulldogs’ all-star Marcel Williams to overcome. After a Bulldog punt, Hurricanes return man, #2 Vincent Davis took the punt all the way back for a touchdown that put the Hurricanes up 14-0. After 1 quarter of play the Canes’ defense continued to swam to the ball, holding the Bulldogs to negative yardage the entire 1st quarter.
After another Bulldogs’ punt, the Hurricanes go on a methodical drive, controlling the clock and eating up yards, finishing the drive, QB #1 Gerard Nesbitt runs in a QB sneak from the 1 yard line, Canes go up 20-0 to end the first half. The key stat of the first half is that the Canes have held the Bulldogs all-star #7 Marcell Williams in check, he only had 11 yards through 1 half of the Super Bowl. The defense of the Canes continued to dominate through the 3rd quarter and into the 4th where they still held a 20-point lead. Marcell then said you can’t hold me down for long, breaking down the sideline on the hurricanes defense for a Touchdown. It was to little to late though for the Bulldogs. There was only 1:38 left in the game and the score was 20-6 which proved to be the final score and the Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes win another SFYFL Super Bowl Championship.
The Hurricanes move on to compete in the Youth Football Championship series, facing the American Youth Football League Champions, the Pembroke Pines Bengals, December 10, 2011.