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The Gwen Cherry Bulls Jr. Midgets took on the Nickname the Indians led by Head Coach Larry Moss and Longtime Miami Legend Coach Corey Smith as their Offensive Coordinator. From the first time you saw this bunch of kids together all you could say was Wow there loaded, leading the pack was Runningback Phenom Shamar Paul joined by the field general at Quarterback Jovan Ferguson and teammates Larrion Moss, Khalil Brantley, Harry Henderson, Elijah Abreu , Wendol Philord, Justin Walton, Deandre Dozier last but not least Mr. Versatility Tim Burns Jr. There was no secret this team defiantly had the talent to win it all but it was all about chemistry and Coaching for this loaded team. The Florida City Razorbacks would be this teams arch nemesis because they were the team that ended the Bulls season in the Sean Taylor in a hard fought victory to advance to Regionals. The Indians knew to achieve their goal of getting to Disney they had to go thru the Razorbacks and star athlete Scooter Morrison from Exit 1.
The Bulls hit the ground running with a point to prove putting all their opponents on a running clock before facing their toughest test in the Razorbacks. Jovan Ferguson a National Championship Qb from the 2013 Jr.Peewee season took his game to another level in 2015 showing off his Micheal Vick like game breaking speed and connecting with his talented receiving core K.Brantley , S. Zaraguza , T.Burns. Shamar Paul gave balanced to a high powered offense with his Cheetah like speed exploding from anywhere on the field with a knack for long touchdown runs. Not to be out down the Indians defense raised their game to new heights matching the offense intensity recording 9 straight shutouts. Elijah Abreu the leader of the defense along with Db Tim Burns athlete Larrion Moss and Defensive lineman Harry Henderson & Mitchell Anderson , help them dominate their rivals the Razonbacks 57-0 in two match ups including the Stc. The Bulls were on a record setting pace dominating what most consider the Sec of Pop Warner the South Florida Pop Warner charter advancing to Regional play.
Lake Mary Rams and Dylan Brazzell stood in the way of the Gwen Cherry Bulls quest to make it to Disney to compete for the mythical Pop Warner National Championship. Shamar Paul with his big play ability put his team on his back and bust the game wide open with a 57 yard electrifying touchdown run where he left defenders in his dust. Wendol Philord the hardnosed defensive end would lead the defense with bonecrushing hits and a interception, helping the defense contain the talented athlete Dylan Brazell who scored the only points on the Bulls defense of the season. The Bulls would pull away with a Khalil Brantley touchdown catch & touchdown run pushing his team to a 30-6 victory and Southeastern Championship and a birth in Disney’s Pop Warner National Championship Tournment.
The goal of the Gwen Cherry Bulls Jr. Midgets was insight at Disneys Wide World of Sports the only thing standing in the way was the Far West Jets the defending Jr. Midgets National Champions a Pop Warner regular at Disney. The Far west Jets Head Coach holds a D-2 National Championship along with a D-1 National Championship and they were the Mighty Bulls first round opponent . The Bulls would jump out to big 16-0 lead behind to big time touchdown runs of 71 yards by S.Paul & 83 yard td run by Qb J. Feguson. Like the Champions they were the Far West Jets stormed back to tie the game 22-22 at the Half. But lead by 4 touchdown runs from their Quarterback Jovan Ferguson the Bulls showed that while they were in the toughest match up of the year they was on a mission defeating the Jets 40-22.
Staying the course the Indians would steam roll there 2nd round opponent the Naperville Chargers 40-0 the Bulls were proving they would leave their mark on Disney putting up 40 points in the 1st two rounds . It is a saying of “Saving the best for last” and that’s what the Gwen Cherry Bulls would do with their goal in sight. Elijah Abreu & Windol Philord would terrorize the Virginia Beach Mustangs in the Jr. Midget National Championship game. Not to be out done Big Man is Quarterback J. Ferguson nickname and he showed it in clutch situations rushing and passing for a touchdown leading his team like he has done over his whole career. Justin Walton & Andre Dozier would pick up the slack for Shamar Paul who was injured 1st half Walton putting the nail in the coffin with a late 21 yard touchdown run. Shamar Paul would shake off a ankle injury to help his team take a 24-0 lead with a 42 yard td run. Tim Burns Jr. Probably the most talented kid on the team dominated in all phases of the game from his early 18 yard catch & run for a td, also two big punt returns & two pass break ups on defense to keep the Mustangs out the end zone. The Bulls defense was lights out holding the Virginia Beach Mustangs to negative -54 yards on the day. Gwen Cherry Bulls would complete the task becoming 2015 Pop Warner Jr. Midgets National Champs on their way to a historic run the Bulls outscored opponents 440–28 and shutting out 12 of their 14 opponents. The Gwen Cherry Bulls will go down as one of the most dominate and fastest most physical National Champs in Pop Warner History Congrats to this special group of kids on completing their mission.