The Tipton Titans, youth football and cheer team, is a nonprofit origination that offers local Tipton County youth a positive and healthy way to spend their time. The team includes boys and girls ages 14 and younger from all over Tipton County. The football team divided into four age groups: 6 and younger, 7–8, 9–10 and 11–12. The Titans cheer group is for children 5–14 years old.
The team is part of the MFL (Municipal Football League) which consists of Shelby County teams such as Arlington, Lakeland, Bartlett and Collierville. Joseph Whitmer field at 140 Trotter Road in Brighton is where the Titans call home.
The 2018 season was the first season for the Titans to play in the PAL (Police Athletic League) out of Memphis. In that first season, the Titans won the Superbowl Championship in the 10 and under division, and the 8 and under division finished as Superbowl runners-up. For the 2019 season, the team moved to the MFL.
Led by group of dedicated volunteers and coaches who give their time, effort and hearts to every one of the kids, the team grew by 25 percent from 2018 to 2019.
“I hope to keep growing to give good positive options to the youth of Tipton County,” said Tipton Titans President Steve Materna. “Our goal is to have 125 kids in 2020 by adding some spring teams in flag football or tackle football and cheer.
“In 2018, we didn’t even have a home field. We just practiced anywhere we could — sometimes just with the lights from cars around a field. But our kids learned that HARD WORK PAYS OFF. For the 2019 season, we set out to find a home, and Justin Whitmer has an old rugby field in Brighton that he so graciously lets us use. It was a hay field when we got it in July 2019, and through a lot of hard work, we have been able to call this the Home of the Tipton Titans. We have also had the support from some great local businesses like Colman Taylor, Homer Skelton Ford, MC Automotive, Haley Electric and the great people from Aire Serv of Tipton County. As you can tell, we are dedicated to our great community.
“We are also very proud and blessed to have Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation on board. Through Southwest Members Care round up program, they have been able to give back to Tipton County youth in the form of a $2,500 grant. This money will help us build concessions and improve our field.
“We are so thankful to STEMC for helping us achieve our goals. I urge everyone to participate in this round-up program because it truly will help build our community.”
To find out more about the youth football program, contact Tipton Titans President Steve Materna at [email protected], or find the team on Facebook at “Tipton Titans.”