Young P.G. County athletes honored

Famous athletes like Sugar Ray Leonard and Kevin Durant call Prince George's County their hometown. On Tuesday, County Executive Rushern Baker recognized a new generation of top talent, all under the age of 16.

On December 2013, 10 and 11-year old players from the Prince George's Storm took home the American Youth Football Championship title, beating out a team from Arizona, 33-0.

It was the first time a Prince George's County team won an AYF National Championship.

"It's really special to me because I've been playing with this team since I was five," said PGStorm athlete, Trenton Parker.

Head coach Ronald Gray says their kids and parents are committed to athletics and education--- that kind of teamwork didn't go unnoticed.

They received a proclamation, highlighting their achievements.
Moments earlier, another ceremony took place down the hall.

The honor went to Francis Tiafoe, the county resident who picked up a tennis racket at the age of two.{ } At 15, he became the youngest winner at the Orange Bowl Juniors event. Andy Roddick and Roger Federer are some of the past winners.

"I practice four hours a day, and do conditioning for an hour and a half," said Tiafoe.

"Their dad plays for fun. I don't know how to play, but I like to watch them play," said Tiafoe's mother, Alphina.

His father was once the maintenance manager at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, a complex Tiafoe now trains in.
Aiming high there's already talk of Tiafoe turning pro.

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