The Ocoee Cardinals eighth-grade team and the Ocoee Bulldogs Unlimited team have advanced to national tournaments for AYF and Pop Warner, respectively.
Ocoee Cardinals flying high
The Ocoee Cardinals have two football teams at 13-0 after competing at the American Youth Football Southeast Regional Championships recently, with one of those teams advancing to AYF Nationals Dec. 5 in Osceola County.
The Cardinals eighth-grade team went undefeated and won the Western Division Championship, CFYFL Future Bowl and Southeast Regional Championship under the leadership of Julian Pittman.
Ocoee’s seventh-grade team also went 13-0, placing first in the Western Division, first in the Future Bowl and second at the Southeast Regional Championships. Demetrius Boney is the head coach.
The Cardinals’ 10U team also had a strong season and advanced to regionals after a 7-1 season.
Ocoee Bulldogs advance to Super Bowl
The Ocoee Bulldogs Unlimited football team is heading to Disney.
The Bulldogs Unlimited team, ages 14 and under, defeated Umatilla in the Southeast Regional Championship Nov. 21, 6-0. With the victory, Ocoee advances to the Pop Warner Super Bowl beginning Dec. 6at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Bulldogs are the last remaining Pop Warner team from the coverage area.