Ft. Lauderdale Hurricanes Going For The Repeat
By Jonah Woullard
Can lighting strike twice in the same program? Some believe so, and those believers wear green, orange, & black, better known as the Fort Lauderdale Hurricanes 135 pound, defending South Florida Youth Football Champions.
To understand just why the Hurricanes feel so strong about their chances, you’ll need to rewind to the 2009 season where the Hurricanes were undefeated up to week seven. Head Coach Jamal Gaines said, “As a coaching staff, we took our eye off the team right in front of us, and was a little too focused on winning the entire championship.” Coach Jamal also said, “Loosing that game was the best thing that happened, because since that very day, our coaching staff took a new approach that has taken us to another level.”
After that lost the Hurricanes went on a winning streak, which landed the Canes in a Super Bowl matchup against the undefeated Scott Lake Vikings for the 2009 Championship. The Canes would defeat the Vikings 38-28 in the SFYFL Super Bowl, and have not lost a South Florida Youth Football game since.
The defending 135 LB champs have not given up one touchdown this entire 2010 season. The defensive coordinator happens to be head Coach Jamal who admits, play calling is easy when you have nose tackle Deltron Sands #4, and middle linebacker Christian Irving #2, anchoring a very athletic and aggressive Hurricane defense.
The Hurricanes offense is averaging over 25 points a game, lead by offensive coordinator, Coach Lawrence “Squirrelly” Roberts, who also enjoys prime time play from two major impact players that the Canes refer to as Thunder & Lighting! This electric backfield consist of the Thunder, better known as Rodrick Allen #3, and Lighting which is, Johnny Gaines #6, and Christopher Lamons #1 is the team’s dynamic quarterback.
The Canes have just finished a perfect regular season, and now look to increase the forecast in the playoff season, which the Canes have renamed, “Hurricane Season!” Coach Jamal says, “The focus is simple, anyone who gets on the field with us will witness Thunder and Lighting strike, and were confident there is no 135 team in the State of Florida who can withstand the force of The Hurricanes!”