By Jerry Williamson
The Greater Miami So. Florida Pop Warner League is known as the SEC Conference of the Pop Warner leagues across the country. There's a saying, "If you can play here, you can play anywhere" and you can also be easily overlooked as well just like Northwest Boys & Girls Club, Jr. Midgets utility Athlete -- Ja'Ki Chatman.
Generation Nexxt Ultimate Youth Football Skills Challenge held this summer in Davie, FL located at the Chamber -- had seven guys "electronically" timed within the 4.7-4.9 range participating in the 40-yard, and the 5-foot-8 125-pound Ja'Ki Chatman was one of the seven guys -- turning in a low 4.9/40.
This season, the speedster is putting up impressive numbers on both sides of the ball. Scoring nine touchdowns within the first four games of the season -- lining up at quarterback, wide receiver and free safety and he's also, 5-for-5 on 2-point conversions.
Game 1 - His first touchdown of the season was verse notable opponent -- Florida City Razorbacks at WR. He would box out and hight point the defender for a 12-yard touchdown.
Game 2 - vs. Parkland Rangers, he scored 2-rushing touchdowns on QB keepers, both were 50+ yards. On defense, he caught 2-interceptions at free safety.
Game 3 - vs. Lorah Park Cowboys, he once again scored 2-rushing touchdowns at QB and threw 1-touchdown. On defense, he caught another interception with (3) now on the season.
Game 4 - vs. Little Haiti, he threw 2-touchdowns and would break for yet another 50+ yard touchdown run at QB. On defense, he would catch one interception.
4-Game Performance Breakdown:
5 - Rushing Touchdowns
4 - Interceptions
3 -Passing Touchdowns
Ja'Ki was also one of the 2,000 spectators on hand this past weekend at the "Game of the Year" -- Florida City vs. Gwen Cherry, 155-pound. Ja'Ki has his team undefeated on the season and this upcoming week showdown with the defending nat' champions -- Tamiami Colts is a glimpse of the Sean Taylor Classic