Florida Bound

Metro Toronto Wildcats Tykes Florida Bound

The Metro Toronto Wildcats have a lot to be proud of this season, especially their tyke team (ages 6-8 years old). The youngest players in the Wildcats program have had a perfect preseason, regular season and playoff run to make them the first team to win a provincial title for the organization.

This past Saturday, the Wildcats took on the Toronto Jets in the provincial championship and and won convincingly 47-0.

On top of the perfect season, the Wildcats have another impressive stat to add to their list of achievements; their points against averaged 0 while their points for was 250.

“It was a combination of support and focus on the fundamentals, blocking and tackling,” said head coach Marcello Lio. “Every kid on our 16 player roster played every game and realized early that we had a great group of kids.”

The year is not over yet, as the tykes will head down to Florida to take on Pop Warner teams the Lake Nona Jr. Lions and West Orange Wildcats.

“We feel comfortable and primarily we want to compete,” said Lio. “We will be playing 9 on 9 as opposed to our usual 6 on 6 tyke game.

“It might be a little different but I think we will play well.”

The organization hopes that this will become an annual event that will be enjoyed by all of the non-varsity Wildcat teams.

“We are hoping that this year’s success will intrigue more kids to come and play for the Metro Toronto Wildcats,” said Lio.  “I would like to thank the other dad coaches Noel Biderman, Jonathan Gillingham and our manager Steven Weiner.”

“Their help and support helped make this season such a great success.”

The Wildcats will be heading down to Florida August 18th for an experience of a lifetime.

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