By Jerry Williamson
The Northwest Boys & Girls Club Falcons (a member of the Greater Miami S. Florida Pop Warner, Inc) put their program back on the map nationally, after winning their program second Pop Warner National title, since 1998.
The Falcons offense, featured perhaps the most unhyped quarterback-wide receiver duo in the state of Florida, with pocket-passer QB Khalil Anglin and deep-threat WR Mark Evans. The duo, fueled an explosive run and shoot offense that calculated approximately 324-points (54-touchdowns) for the 2016-2017 season.
Quarterback - Khalil Anglin (5-8, 125)
Dr. Henry Mack K-8 Center student-athlete Khalil Anglin, who's an "A" and "B" scholar, engineered the Falcons to a (14-1) record, throwing 33-touchdowns and tacting on an additional rushing touchdown, accounting for over 2,000 yards from scrimmage.
In today's spread offense, it's quite easy for quarterback to throw touchdowns, however, a quarterback is judged based on leadership and clutch performances, and Khalil's most memorable performance this season in my opinion, took place mid-season challenging the No. 1 ranked Div. 1 Goulds Rams at Palmetto Raiders park, which caught my attention and quickly, made me interview this little-known gunslinger.
Khalil entered halftime facing a 14-point deficit. Second half, the Falcons would go shotgun and empty (five wide formation) and score three unanswered touchdowns. Last fall, the emerging star, aided the Falcons by capturing the Sean Taylor Classic (league's championship), Southeastern Regional Championship and the Pop Warner Div.2 National Championship.
Anglin spreaded the wealth on offense, connecting with wide receivers Mark Evans (20 times), Corey Washington and Jovante Adderly for at least five touchdowns a piece. The Miami-Dade first-team all-county and Miami-Dade All-Star selection -- would effortlessly, toss four touchdown passes and over 150-yards passing, before the start of the fourth quarter, in the National Championship game, winning by a large margin.
This off-season, Anglin led the Northwest Boys and Girls Club Falcons basketball team, as the starting point guard, deep into the playoffs and tossed additional touchdowns for 5v5 travel football team Red Zone. Anglin is strongly considering high schools: Miami Central, St. Thomas and Miami Northwestern in no particular order.
Wide Receiver/Athlete - Mark Evans (5-8, 130)
The Falcons "big-play" threat at wide receiver, hauled-in a startling 20-receiving touchdowns for the 2016 season. Finding the end zone largely, on slants, go-routes and fades as well as a number of remarkable catches as defenders would be draped all over him.
Evans is your all-around student-athlete. He's a honor roll student, that has seized two national championships this past season in both organized football and 5v5 football for travel team Red Zone including local championships in basketball.
On defense, as the Falcons' strongside defensive end -- Evans registered over 30 tackles-for-loss within 15-games and sacked the quarterback roughly ten times, including two interceptions (one pick six). The soon-to-be eighth-grader would like to work for ESPN and somebody, play for his favorite college football team, which is the Uni. of Miami (FL). He plans on becoming a Rocket, come high school and play for Miami Central. Stay tuned, as I continue to highlight every single heralded prospect in South Florida a part of the Class of 2022.