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The Charles County Spartans Tiny Mite and Junior PeeWee football teams each won state AYF Division 1 Championships.
The Charles County Spartans Football League, established in 2011, is a member organization of the Southern Maryland Conference, which is a division of the American Youth Football Organization. For the 2012 season, the league was comprised of five football teams and one cheer squad.
The football teams consisted of: Tiny Mites (ages 7 and under), Mighty Mites (ages 9 and under), Cadet (ages 8 to 10), Junior PeeWee (11 and under) and eighth-grade unlimited. The cheer squad consisted of girls ages 4 to 13.
On Dec. 6, the Jr. PeeWee team won the 2012 AYF Division 1 National Championship title. To get to the national championship, that team had an undefeated eight-game regular season, won the AYF Southern Maryland Conference Championship on October 27, the state AYF Championship on Nov. 3, and the Atlantic Region AYF Championship on Nov. 18.
They traveled to Kissimmee, Fla., on Dec. 1 and played in three games that week against teams from across the United States. They won all three games and were ultimately crowned the 2012 AYF Division 1 Junior PeeWee National Champions with a 27-20 win against the Arizona Wildcats.
Three other Spartans football teams achieved championship titles.
The Cadet team had an undefeated eight-game regular season, won the AYF Southern Maryland Conference championship game and was the runner-up in the state AYF Championship game. In addition, the Cadets won the National Gridiron 365 (formerly Maryland Youth Football) Division 1 state championship game on Dec. 8 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Mighty Mites team had seven wins and one tie in the regular season and was runner-up of the AYF Southern Maryland Conference Championship.
The Tiny Mites had an undefeated eight-game regular season, won the 2012 AYF Southern Maryland Conference and state AYF Championships as well as runner-up of the AYF Atlantic Region and National Gridiron 365 championship games.
For more information about the Charles County Spartans, go to www.ccspartans.net.