While former Arizona standout running back Ka’Deem Carey was playing in the Canadian Football League regular-season finale on Saturday, his son Kyon Carey and nephew Emius Carey were winning the 8U city youth football championship with the Oro Valley Dolphins at Pueblo High School.
The Dolphins defeated the Tucson Wildcats 26-20 for the championship. They will play in a regional tournament in Phoenix on Thursday. If they win all three games, they will head to the nationals in Orlando, Fla., in December.
Kyon is a standout linebacker and defensive end with the Dolphins. He had multiple tackle for loss in the game, including the game-saving tackle on a fourth-down play late in the game in Oro Valley territory.
Emius is a quick running back who scored on two touchdown runs against the Wildcats. He averages three touchdowns a game.
The quarterback is Teo Bropleh, who had a touchdown pass on Saturday to receiver Jayce Shover.
Ka’Deem Carey, also a talented running back while at CDO, completed the 2023 season with 476 yards on 89 carries in nine games with the Calgary Stampeders. He missed the first six games of the season with a leg injury.
He has played the last five years in the CFL at Calgary.