The West Columbia Tiger Football Program, ages 10-and-under won the National Championship in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 19.
West Columbia City Council congratulated the West Columbia S.C. Amateur Athletic Union Football Program with a resolution for making history as the first ever S.C. Amateur Athletic Union Football Program to have four age groups of 6-and-under, 8-and-under, 10-and-under, and 12-and-under win the state title and rank at the national level.
The West Columbia Tiger Football Program is located at Lakeview Empowerment Center. Darrell Hutto started the program in West Columbia in 2006
The 10-and-under National Championship team consists of: Aiden Holmes, Alyjah Carrie, Anthony Furtick, III., Asar Joseph, Dante Wise, Darius Dixon, Decari Belton, Dontavian Epps, II., Emaure Samuel, Ethan Jackson, Jayveon Cunningham, Jai’lyn Hall, Javon Holmes, Jayden Hutton, Jevon Belton, Joseph Marshall, IV., Josiah Robinson, Kai Finkbeiner, Keion Gailliard, Keyden Carrie, Knowledge Dwyer, Lavades McKiver, Malachi Farmer, Markeith Singleton, Myshawn Roper, Ra’Zel Thornton, Richard Mallory, Thurman Hayward, Jr., Travis Brooks, Yave Castanedas Gonzalez, and Delorien Dixon.
The West Columbia Tiger Football Program 6-and-under, 8-and-under, 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams are coached by Lamar Ray, Darius Crowell, Demone Clark, Nathaniel Pringle, Jr., Daniel Jermaine Odom, Stacey Wise, Richard Mallory, Josh Battle, Patrick Davis, Eric Tolbert, Antwain Taylor, and Jamaal Tollivor.
Team moms are Makini Jackson, Ashley Amerson, Erica Barnes, Precious Riley, and Nicole Johnson.
The West Columbia Tiger Football Program players, in addition to the 10U, by age division are:
6U Team: Amar Furtick, Amir-Rish Murphy, Cameron Burnside, Cameron Culbreath, Connor Gibson, Damari, Williams, Damier Crowell, Darion Clark, Da’Rion Williams, Daton Stroman, Denver Brown, Jayce Dunlap, Jaylen Gadson, Johnnie Pugh, Johntavious Glover, Kaleb Williams, Kameron Pringle, Ky’Sian Pittman, Owen Generette, Paris Brooker, Raushawn Tomlin, Jr., Sharodrick Atkins, TaRonald Riley, Jr., Tristen Glover, Zaire Joyner, and William Coit.
8U Team: Antwan Mitchell, Caden Brown, Camarius Richardson, Cameron Campbell, Carmello Hogan, Carson Hall, Darius Crowell, Demarcus Dixon, Derrick Belton, Jr., Demond Clark, Jr., Jaden Gadson, Jayden Alston, Jalen Montgomery, Jimmy Way, III., Jonathan Finkbeiner, Kynori Pittman, Ma’Siah Sterling, Mekhi Pringle, Paul Dennis, Shyhiem Jackson, Teyvann Campbell-Provo, Treyson Gordan, Xavier Jenkins, Jeremiah Edwards, Marviere Jones, James Cunningham, and Zion Willis.
12U Team: Adis Jamison, Aiden Mosley, Anton Jones, Jr., Brian Montgomery, Caden Cole, Cayen Nesmith, Chaz Avery Jones, Christian Rivers, DaMarcus Brown, Damarion Green, Jailiyl Jamison, J’Terrius Sumter, Jaire Drayton, Jakari Holloman, Javier Jerido, Johnez Glover, Justice Branch-Alicea, Kaleb Berry, Leland Stroman, Savion Taylor, Tyrese Gordon, Tyson Gordon, Markevias Givines, Daeon Odom, Ethan Tolbert, Deshawn Washington, Jvonne Edwards, Cristopher Wilder, and Naheem Jackson.