by Alexis Aarons
Atlanta, GA – The fourth Annual TRUTH Youth Football Tournament took place this weekend at the Buford High School Youth Sports Complex in Buford, GA. Teams came from all over the country to participate in two days of head-to-head football. Teams in attendance were representative of various age groups including 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. In order to advance and return to participate in day two, teams had to defeat their opponent during their day one matchup.
The talent was absolutely endless! Throughout the entire weekend of the tournament teams went against each other displaying exceptional athleticism and sportsmanship. TRUTH was represented by their teams from both Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA. The Manassas Mutiny, Arkansas Lions, Maryland Seahawks,
DC Raiders, Atlanta Cowboys, Sandtown Vikings, Swift Lions Elite, Truth Vikings represented total of 22 youth football programs from Arkansas, Maryland, Virginia, as well as representation from several other cities in Texas and Georgia to play in the well-attended tournament.
It was evident throughout every game and even during warm-ups that members of all teams, especially those youth football players that participate in the TRUTH Sports organization, respect and appreciate the dedication of their coaches, parents and teammates. For the TRUTH organization, the goal is not about adding check marks to the win column.
“It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about discipline, leadership and community and it’s about ensuring that our young men have the right tools not only for athletics, but for life. Football transcends or translates to life,” said Reginald Calhoun, President of TRUTH Sports.
Every team demonstrated a high regard for those principles while competing with the highest intensity on the field. The Truth Youth Football Tournament is a completion, and as a result, some teams became champions.
Congratulations to the 8U Sandtown Vikings, 10U TRUTH Atlanta Vikings, 12U TRUTH Atlanta Vikings, 14U Manassas Mutiny on their 2013 TRUTH Tournament Championships!