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After completing the 2011 youth football season undefeated, coach Greg Walker and his staff knew that teams were being constructed and prepared to beat his 2012 Waldorf Wildcats 10- to 12-year-old division team.
Winning back-to-back championships on any level is an extraordinary feat, but to win championships three years in a row would be an enormous task.
What many of the opposing teams, coaches and players didn’t realize was the determination of the young men on the team. From the start of the 2012 training camp, the young men focused on letting Charles County and state youth teams know that their 2011 undefeated season was no fluke. They expected to have the same success this year. This could only be accomplished by working hard in every practice.
After five months of football, the team successfully completed another undefeated season.
This season accomplishments are the most memorable. After winning the Charles County regular season and President Cup championships, the team attempted to become the first team at any level to win the Maryland Youth Football State Championship three consecutive years.
Despite being undefeated, the Wildcats went into each round of state tournament as underdogs. These predictions of defeat never bothered the team. They simply followed the game plan developed by Walker and his staff.
After beating previously undefeated Team Holy Dirt, LTRC Blue Knights and HC Terps, the Wildcats became the first team at any level to win the Maryland State Youth Championship three consecutive years.
After the state championship, the team participated in the National Prep and Youth Football Association Championship in Richmond, Va. There were teams participating from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Virginia.
The Wildcats were outweighed by an average of 100 to 150 pounds for all three games. The team never backed down from the challenge.
Despite bad field conditions, weight differentials and hostile crowds, the Wildcats beat the Chesterfield Ravens Unlimited team (Va.) 25-6, the Northeast Dolphins Unlimited team (N.C.) 20-6 and Fauquier Wolfpack Select Unlimited team (Va.) 13-6 to win the championship.
This Wildcats have a three-year record of 46-1. The 2012 team exemplified Walker’s theme of “One Heartbeat, One Team, One Family.”
The team’s list of accomplishments include a 46-1 overall record over three years, 2010, 2011 and 2012 regular season champions, 2011 and 2012 Charles County Youth League President Cup champions, the 2010 and 2011 Team Sportsmanship Award, 2011 Bob Chick and Thomas Chaney Bi-County champions, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Maryland State Division II champions and 2012 National Prep & Youth Football Association National Champions.
These 21 players have all developed into young men that will have a positive influence on the Charles County community for years to come.
The championship team consisted of Jeffrey Hughes, Isaiah Randolph, Keith Sherald Jr., Isiah Mack, Darren Williams, Eddie Baldwin, Aaron Thomas, Andrew Wilburn, Demetri Morsell, Xavier Murphy, Saadiq Ferrell, Jaylen McDuffie, Darrius Hill, Noah Walker, Jordan James, Jonathan Ross, Uerial Irby II, Joshua Crumb, Braxton Brooks, Griffin McDaniel and Noah Briscoe. The coaches are Gregory Walker, Mike Hunt, Earl Brooks, Keith Morsell, Steven Crumb, and Jeff McCoy The team mothers are Monique Randolph, Michelle Britt and Lourdes Ballesteros
This report was submitted by Leonard Randolph Jr., Waldorf Wildcats