Trenton “ The Prodigy” Mitchell made his Predators debut during the fall of 2019 and everyone that watched his first game knew that he would be great. Trenton’s first season accomplishments is something that no Apex Predators Hall Of Famer has ever achieved. Trenton at 8 years old won the Fall 2019 NYS 8U MVP, won the 2019 8U Super bowl and 8U Super Bowl MVP award, played up on the 10U team and won the 10U Super Bowl MVP even though his team lost (yes 2 Super bowl MVP’s in the same day) 2019 8 and 10U All NYS team and pro bowl selection and 8U team MVP. Trenton won the 2019-2020 Club Future Star Award and the 2019-2020 Battle Club Player Of The Year Award within his first year. If not for Covid wiping out the 2020 Spring and Fall seasons there is no telling what Trenton would have accomplished. As covid started to subside Trenton 9U team traveled to Tampa Florida for the 2021 NFL Flag Bowl National Championship. Trenton helped lead his team to the National Championship playing outstanding and winning tournament MVP. Trenton went on to win the 2021 Hard Count Flag National Championship as well. Trenton flag dominance carried over to 7’s as well with his Bullet Club teammates as they tore up the 10U 7’s circuit winning 6 tournaments during 2021-2022. Trenton went on to win a Redzone Elite National Championship as well as winning a Redzone tournament MVP. Trenton later played with the Apex Predators tackle team and helped lead them to a Regional Championship. Trent highlight video was so good that it won an NFL contest in which his whole family won a trip to the Super Bowl with everything paid for. Trenton was in the newspaper, T.V interviews and a Super Bowl commercial. If there is a Predators Mt Rushmore he would be on it as one of the programs greatest players due to his talent, accomplishments, and he was a winner.
Nicholas Hales played with the Apex Predators from the Spring Of 2017 to early 2022. Nick who is the younger brother of Hall Of Famer Vincent Hales got off to a slow start playing flag football. Not having the early success of his brother he was usually the 3rd or 4th option on the team. He kept working his butt off and after gaining some experience and being Coached by Michael Anderson at the start of 2018, everything clicked. Nick Hales became the best league player in his division and one of the best on the tournament circuit. Nick won the Fall 2019 NYS MVP, Is a 2 time NYS Superbowl MVP, 4 time All NYS selection, and 2 pro bowl selections. Nick was also a 2 time Team NVP, Team Most Improved, a Coaches Award Winner and 2018-2019 Club Most Improved Player. Nick Hales along with Trenton Mitchell, and Michael Anderson III was one of the main reasons why the 7’s Bullet Club team is also in the Hall Of Fame. Nick was dominant helping the team win 6 tournaments and a 7’s National Championship as well as winning a Redzone Tournament MVP.
Michael “Money Mike” Anderson II played Quarterback for the Apex Predators from the fall of 2018 until early 2021. Michael will go down as one of the best young and accomplished quarterbacks in the programs history. During his 8U flag seasons Michael won three NYS League Championships as well as 2 All NYS selections, 2 Pro Bowl selections and was two time Offensive MVP for his team. Michael is the only Apex Predator QB to win tournaments in three divisions which were 8, 9, and 10U. His greatest Flag Achievement was leading his 9U team to the 2021 NFL Flag Bowl Championship. Michael made the game winning flag pull (which was the 2020-2021 club play of the year) when he pulled the opponents flag on our own two yard line as time expired for the win. Michael followed that up leading his 10U Flag team to the 2021 Hardcount National Championship by going 6-0 in the tournament. When the Bullet Club 7’s team was formed in 2021 no one expected the dominance that was coming. Michael took his game to another level and dominated the 10U 7’s circuit leading his team to six 7 vs 7 tournament wins beating Arizona’s best teams which included the 2021 10U Redzone Elite National Championship. Michael was a 3 time 7 vs 7 tournament MVP for his outstanding play.
Michael Anderson III
Coach Michael Anderson will go down as one of the greatest Coaches in Apex Predators history. One of Coach Andersons greatest qualities is his drive, passion to be the best and getting the most out of his players. Coach Anderson started Coaching with the Predators from the fall of 2018 until early 2021. His resume during that time frame is outstanding with several Championships and developing three of his players into hall of famers as well as his infamous 2021 Bullet Club Hall Of Fame team. Coach Anderson dominated the NYS Elite 8U division winning the Championship 3 times 2018-2019 and winning NYS Coach Of The Season during that span. Coach Anderson won four flag tournaments during his flag coaching tenure with 2 being National Championships during the same year, 2021 9U NFL Flag Bowl and the 2021 10U Hard Count National Championship. Coach Andersons final year with the program was one for the ages as he unleashed the Bullet Club 10U 7’s team on the tournament circuit. The boys won 6 straight tournaments playing some of the best teams on the west coast. His greatest victory was winning the 2021 Redzone Elite National Championship against arch rival Elite. Coach Anderson also won the first NYS 7’s league 10U Championship and was the program first Coach Of The Year for 2020-2021.
Coach Michael Anderson
#11 Tyrese "TyBeast" Smith played with the Apex Predators from the beginning with the Packers from the Spring of 2016 until January 2021. If not for Tyrese the program would not be what it is today. Tyrese dominated NYS during the Apex Predators first year from 2016-2017. Tyrese led his 10U team to 4 League Championships, 2 NYS League MVPs, and multiple All NYS League and Pro Bowl Selections in both 10U and playing up in 12U. Tyrese established the foundation of the programs winning culture and helped mentor fellow future Hall Of Famers Vincent Hales and Kory Villareal. This also led to Hall Of Famer Jett Washington joining the program in the fall of 2017 when Tyrese aged out of 10U. Tyrese was a big reason why our legendary 10U team was formed. After dominating at Receiver Tyrese switched to QB at the start of the 2018 year. His greatest flag football achievement was leading his 2018 NFL Regional team to Nationals. Tyrese also played tackle and flag at the same time during every season since 2018. He is the first player to make NYS All League in Flag and NYS All League in tackle during the same season as he led his LV Elite tackle team to a top 20 National Ranking. His team accomplishments include being a 10 time league champion, 2018 NFL Flag Raider Regional Champion and won 3 tournaments, His individual accomplishments include winning the first Apex Predators Player of the Year 2016-2017, 2 time NYS League MVP, 7 time All NYS, 5 NYS Pro Bowls, 4 time team MVP, Defensive MVP, and Coaches Award Winner.