Team Break Down
East Miramar Dolphins.
are a very young team with young coaches, they have a lot of players through local networking and the community embracing youth football with pride. There coaching staff is made up of young guys in there 20’s whom have played and excelled in their own football careers. Headed by Hakim Thomas, former Miramar Patriot, and his anxious group of talented coordinators. Dolphins have a very green group of kids, most of the kids have never played football before. They have a few talented players handeling the rock, but coach Thomas recognized his Oline as the Strength of the team. Coach Thomas alson added “I will take on any challenge, so that my team can get better everyday” “We are very young so this will be a great test for us”.
The Washington Park Buccaneers
on the other hand is a very seasoned team with talent all over the field. They are led by coach Jamil Clark Aka Bald Head in his inaugural head coaching year, coach Bald head is well known throughout the youth football community for his Creative offense, and motivation tactics. His team is very well coached, his staff is made up of very successful coaches, that know how to win in at this level.
The players of the Bucs are just talented, they have two Superbowl appearing teams merging together to form in my opinion a top caliber team. the Super peewee Buc’s from last season who went undefeated en route to a Superbowl upset to the Miami garden Vikings. The Buc’s 7U last season were very young with most of the players returning, but that didn't keep them from a amazing playoff run. A run that almost ended in Buc's favor, but the Miami Gardens Bulldogs proved too much. The Buc's are back and Hungry, I believe the Superbowl will go through them this year, I am Predicting a Washington Park 7U Superbowl appearance in 2014.
The Bu'c;s have a couple of sleepers who really impressed. Donta’ Simpson is man among boys, possibly the best “football” player in his 2nd grade class he reminds me of Charles Clay, he can do it all Offense, Defense, and Special Teams, this kid is the total package, we will be talking about him a lot in the future. The next player we need to mention is WR/DB Amari Isaac, he is amazingly quick, he can stretch defenses out, playing at the perfect positions for his skill set he will be a skill player to watch for years to come. One could go on and on about the players on this team so I will metion a couple more great athletes Omar Gonzalez (speedy), Zion and the twins are young came up from that super peewee team, but not shy about leading this squad verbally and on the field.
It went down in East Miramar in the 7U division of the FYFL. The Washington Park Buccaneers made the short trip to get some quality learning in with the East Miramar Dolphins on their home turf, for a preseason scrimmage. Scrimmages are a great way to fine tune your teams as the season approaches it has so many benefits, including but not limited to: Make key depth chart decision, create a buzz around your team, and evaluate schemes, players, coaches. It was nice a to see a group of young ambitious teams and coaching staffs go hard in a full contact scrimmage.
The Buc's took the ball first and came out firing on all cylinders scoring 3 touchdowns early, Completing passes and running a very complete offense. You could tell the inexperience weighed heavy on the Dolphins as they took bad angles, saw poor tackling and got fooled on fakes.
The Dolphins took over the ball they ran a very clean single back set and actually saw some early success, but that success wasn't sustained long when the defensive coach made an adjustment, not allowing the Dolphins to have much success.
The remainder of the scrimmage was very hard hitting, action packed, but one sided. The Buc’s Took Control from start to finish, executing on Offense at a very high percentage, and there defense saw similar success, creating countless turnovers, and big hits. Check out just a few Clips from the game.
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Although we collected a lot of Highlight tape material plays they really went unnoticed, because the story of the game went beyond the highlights the amazing coaching received on both sides was the real highlight, the parents and supporters agree that this was a very positive learning atmosphere, and success can’t be measured on the scoreboard as there where no major injuries, and everyone left with a better perspective on themselves. Check out some candid coaching moments from the scrimmage
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After the game we caught up with Coach Bald Head to see what he had to say about the first scrimmage, and his message to the FYFL, and beyond. See it first right here on Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network.
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