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Marietta Youth Football History


Marietta Youth Football Association President Garland Baker won 2014 NWGYFL Association President of the Year.

# 3 Craig Adams Jr. won NWGYFL 9U DI Player of The Year



Marietta Youth Football Association aka  Marietta Blue Eagles moved the program to Osborne High School now  AKA the Osborne Cardinals

The Big Red O


The 11/12 year old Regional Champions went to the super bowl against the douglasville tiger cubs and lost 21-8
  #42 Jalar Allen won NWGYFL 11/12 DI Player of The Year


2010 was interesting season in which 2 teams won the 2010 unity bowl, we played the georgia youth football conference "GYFC" in cross over games. Our 7 yr old team Head coach Al Mccabe had an undefeated season and finished against  champions the of GYFC Midway Vikings and won 27-0

2011 Cobb NAACP to honor Community Leaders MARIETTA — The Cobb NAACP will honor community leaders Friday night at its 30th annual Oscar R. Freeman Fund Awards Banquet at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center at 500 Powder Springs St. in Marietta.
The black-tie optional event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The awards program will begin at 8:15 p.m. 
Awards are given to community leaders for achievement in a variety of fields, including community service, education, youth activities and business, for their work in Cobb County.
Past honorees include retired Lockheed Martin executive vice president Lee Rhyant, former Cobb school board member Betty Gray and state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan. 

2011 Business Award will also be awarded to a recipient that mentors youth. 
The Marietta Youth Football offers youth football and cheerleading for boys and girls, ages 4 to 12. The nonprofit began in 2000 from an idea that arouse from a meeting with Marietta police officers concerned with youth who had nothing to do after school. Since then, hundreds of children have participated in the program.
Garland and Sherol Baker run the program and also sit on the board of directors.
“This husband and wife team has been true mentors for the kids for the last 20 years,” said Bonner, who added that her grandchildren have learned sportsmanship on and off the field through the program.
In 2010, the event was renamed the Oscar Freeman Fund Banquet to honor the late, past president of the NAACP’s Cobb branch. This year’s banquet co-chairs are Kim Gresh, S.A. White Oil Co. president, and Pedro Cherry, Georgia Power’s metro west region manager. The honorary co-chairs are Shan Cooper, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager, and Sam Olens, state Attorney General.
“We’re real excited about our honorees because they epitomize our community,” said Bonner. “When you’re talking about an awards ceremony, you want people to leave saying they were well-deserved.”


    2005 was a great year for the associaion. The 10 year olds & head coach mark hughes went to the super bowl and lost to the East Cobb Vikings. The 11/12 year old team, Head Coach Garland Baker, won the super bowl over the Fair Oaks Lobos 45-0 and went on to participate in the Frank Ski Kids Foundation Youth Bowl II at Morris Brown College. The Marietta Blue Eagles won against the Atlanta Colts 40-6, and lost the championship round against the North Henry Tigers 38-0.


In 2000 the Marietta Youth Football Association, Incorporated. The Marietta Blue Eagles was founded. The idea came about from a meeting with some officers from the  Marietta Police Department. They were concerned with so many youth in the community with nothing to do after school. They realized a need for an organized recreation. A Board of directors was chosen and an application for membership into the North Georgia Youth Football league was applied for, the rest is history. 

     After our initial start up, we were very successful. We had 9 (nine) teams in which two were undefeated. Over 300 children participated in our program. Over four years we have had 7 teams in championship games, and two championship victories. The initial start up cost was enormous but thanks to individual and corporate sponsors, the program has prospered. The lives of the children in our community were changed. Learning to work harmoniously as part of a team instills life lessons in our children that they will benefit from every day. In order for the association to continue to firmly implant good ideals in the minds of our youth, we need you to be a Marietta Blue Eagles supporter.

    We have manged to keep teams in the league championship games, all but 2004 season was the only year no teams made it to the super bowl.

Contact Us

Marietta Cardinals Youth Football and Cheer

PO Box 306 
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-230-5327
Email: [email protected]

Marietta Cardinals Youth Football and Cheer

PO Box 306 
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: 678-230-5327
Email: [email protected]
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