The Westside CUBS Opens Their Season and Prove Why They Are the New Championship Team of the American Youth Football League
The Westside Cubs takes on the Michigan Bulldogs for their home opener at McCabe Field and proved that they were the team to watch this 2016 football season with a score of 31-0. From the opening drive the players and the cheerleaders dominated the field and took over the entire game. Although this is the second week of the regular season, the team has gone undefeated since the start of the preseason and have plans to keep it this way.
The Cubs A team have been turning heads since the very beginning when the organization first joined the Police Athletic League (PAL) in 1995. Becoming the first African American team in the community, the Westside Cubs have shown and proven why they are number 1 in the city of Detroit and why the Westside Cubs will remain at the top. The organization joined the American Youth Football League (AYF) in 2010 and have been on their rise to the top of since.
Coach Tyrone Rembert have been with the team since opening season and believes that there is no other organization in the PAL or AYF leagues that is all around better than this team. “I started with the CUBS in 95 and played defensive back for the team until 2001. The team taught me a lot, not only did I learn the game of football but I also gained friendships and brothers that I have to this very day” says Coach Rembert. “Our organization is about more than football, we stress G.B.B. in our practices which stands for God, Books, and Ball and in that order. It is very important for our players to know and understand that education is important we are teaching them that they are student athletes and not athletes that are students” says Coach. The CUBS have birthed players that excel on to a college and professional level and plan to push all their players to be great.
This 2016 season means a lot for the A team, with a string of new coaches and players, the championship looks much more promising for the Westside CUBS. “Being a part of the team gives the players something to look forward to, and they are really excited and ready to work even harder every week to continue to win and blow out their competitors. Although we win and we’re undefeated, we take an attitude that the next week is a new week and we have to work harder and smarter to be the champs we are this season. Look out Dolphins we are on the rise to the top,” says special teams coach Trae Martin.
With all of the hard work and dedication that the players and coaches have been showcasing this season, there is no reason that this team isn’t going to the top of the AYF league. The teams plan is to continue to push its motto G.B.B., make sure all their players remain healthy, and play their hearts out week by week to bring home the championship this season.