RIVERVIEW Attitude over performance – these are the words that catapulted a middle school football team to victory.
The Kid’s Community College middle school varsity squad took home the 2013 Central Florida Charter Athletic League’s flag football championship in a recent final played at the Brandon Ravens home field.
Kids Community College beat Valrico Academy, 19-12, to cap an undefeated season. Offensive coordinator Chris Stewart and defensive coordinator Bruce Johnson worked with both the varsity and junior varsity teams this season.
Stewart expressed great pride in the team's performance on and off the field.
“Going into the season we knew we would be good but we also knew we were not a team, just a bunch of athletic individuals,” he said. “The first game of the year we were down 14-0 at halftime. But we battled back and won 21-14. After that, we went on to win the rest of our games and captured the school’s third trophy this year, as well as securing a perfect season.”
Each member of the KCC flag football team played a significant role in the achievement of the championship title.
MVP Kristian Santana was proud of his team’s success.
“It feels good to accomplish something you set your mind to,” he said. “We fought hard and took everyone’s best shot, but in the end we were still able to stand here as a team and finish this ride together.”
“It was great to see our boys play the way they did in the championship game,” he said. “We didn’t deviate from the plan. We won with grace, never forgetting what Coach Stewart preaches – A-O-P, attitude over performance.”