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The Westlake Bulldogs from Waldorf won the 10-and-Under Division of the 2012 Amateur Athletic Union Tackle Football League Based National Championship. The championship tournament took place in Orlando, Fla., from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
The Bulldogs play their regular season games as a member of the Greater Metropolitan Youth Football League, which is part of the AAU. They completed the regular season with an 8-0 overall record and continued winning throughout the GMYFL playoffs and championships. Their victory in the championship game earned the Bulldogs the invitation to play in the AAU Tackle Football League Based National Championship Tournament in Florida.
Before going to Florida, they also competed in the Mid-Atlantic Youth Football Championship Metro Bowl and won that as well.
The Bulldogs played a 15 games this year. In those 15 games, they scored 429 points and allowed the opposition to score six points. The team was undefeated and unscored on all the way until they reached the second round of the national tournament, when the opposition scored one touchdown with one minute left in the game.
In the bottom row, from left, are Colby McDonald, Stanley Harley, Noel Carter III, Keon Johnson, Nysheim Heatley II, Treylin Lewis, Quynton Holmes, Camren “Lil’ Twin” Bullock and Monty Montgomery.
In the second row are Jayden Nickens, left, Konner “Scrappy” Foster-Jackson, Dezmond Williams, Jeremy Green, Eric Hampton, Joseph “Monster Joe” Bearns III, Cameron Sorrell, Tyler Richards, Jaylin “Pancake” Hertz and Corey “Big Twin” Bullock.
In the back row are assistant coach Ronald Dewitt, left, Treyvon Branch, Gregory Stokes, Joshua Williams, Joseph “Big Joe” Martin, assistant coach Paul Adams, head coach Gregory “Buck” Clark, assistant coach Jimmy Williams, assistant coach TraSean Lyons and assistant coach Carlin Hertz.
Not pictured are Tyvon Edmonds Jr., Dion Wilkins, assistant coach Al Murray, team mother Krystale Lyons and team mother Monica Branch.