There’s a rich tradition of adult amateur football when you start to take a deeper look at the Miami ‘Magic City’ Bulls.
One of Florida’s most decorated programs of all time has been apart of the Florida Football Alliance since it’s inception back in 2008 and the Bulls since that time have won seven championships, six of them in the FFA.
For Magic City, the last two seasons have been considered somewhat of down years because of not reaching the title game and falling just before the Alliance Bowl pedestal. Now the Bulls are reloading for what looks to be another run towards the championship and team owner Trenard Cook knows what it will take to get back to the top.
“After two seasons of making it to the conference championship and losing, the Bulls look to get back on the mountain top,” Cook said. “We are very disappointed in the last two seasons.”
Just reaching the postseason and being happy with the result is not something the Bulls have been very accustomed to. Miami came very close last season to finally getting back to Daytona Beach, before losing to the South Florida Wolverines in the conference championship.
Since soundly defeating the Tampa Bay Patriots in 2017’s Alliance Bowl X championship game in North Miami Beach, all that has run through the minds of players, coaches of the Bulls is how will they get back to the mountain top. Much of the Bulls’ past success lied upon strong quarterback play from Julio ‘Chico’ Martinez.
With the legendary signal caller now retired, the Bulls have been in search of someone to replace the franchise’s best quarterback and results have been mixed. Former Hollywood Browns’ quarterback Jarris Smith took a majority of the snaps last season and could be in a competition against former Southwest Florida Gladiators’ starter Matt Brevi, who helped guide the Bradenton-based team to a title in 2018.
“It’s about winning championships with us, anything else is a losing season,” Cook added. “Our hard work, acquisitions, and attention detail will get us back in the Alliance Bowl in 2020 and reclaim our title as the best team in the state.”
Reclaiming the throne as the best team in Florida will be a tough road to climb in the FFA, as the Bulls will get everyone’s best shot, but if any program knows about the building process of getting to the championship, it’s Magic City.