Councilman Adam McGough and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson recognized the North Dallas United Bobcats football team on Jan. 19 at Dallas City Hall.

The NDU Bobcats won the Pinnacle National Championships Award last month in the 8U division. Prospects by Sports Illustrated hosted the championships in Florida.

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North Dallas United Bobcats is a local community sports team under head coach Tevar Watson for kids in Hamilton Park.

It was originally founded in 1954 under the name Hamilton Park Bobcats. The name changed on May 13, 2020 and now serves more children in North Dallas through cheerleading and football.

At the City Hall recognition McGough expressed how proud he and the city are of the Bobcats and their accomplishments.

“I’m proud, not only because of the amazing group of young leaders who rose to the top despite a variety of challenges, but also because of the organization’s staff, coaches and parents who inspire these young boys to be leaders in our community. Coach Watson has led this organization for a long time, and Hamilton Park has supported our Bobcats in so many ways. The smiles on these champions filled city hall with joy and pride today.”

In Mayor Johnson’s City Hall recognition, the team is praised for their multiple wins in the past year.

“It should be recognized that the NDU Bobcats have experienced much success over the past year; in 2021, their youth football team worked extremely hard to win a total of five state championships,” Johnson said in his statement.