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South Gate Youth Football, Inc. is a non-profit organization which began its program in 1990 when a handful of community parents made a 2-year commitment to organize a youth football and cheerleading program for boys and girls ages 5-14

The man responsible for bringing youth football back into this city was City Councilman and former Mayor, HENRY C. GONZALEZ. He has been an avid supporter of youth sports and for years he directed the only booster club for South Gate High School from 1972 through the early 2000's. He donated thousands of his personal funds to better youth sports both at the youth level and in the high school athletic programs. You could find him most Friday nights on the sidelines of every high school football game. His love and passion for the youth and of football brought him to the point of creating a new youth football and cheer organization in this city. Through this passion the South Gate Youth Football, Inc. program was created with the help and support of South Gate High School administrators and Coach Gary Cordray, its Head Football coach. Initially we were called the Rams and changed our name to the Aztecs in 2009 to become our own identity after the acquisition of several new high schools in the city of South Gate. Henry C. Gonzalez continues his support and inspiration to the Board of South Gate Youth Football, Inc. and remains an honorary Board Member. He recently retired from city politics (April 2015) after serving as an elected councilman/Mayor for 27 years, most people refer to him as Mr. South Gate.

We will celebrate 32 Years of "service to youth" since then and we continue to dedicate ourselves in providing a fundamental nurturing environment that help build a strong foundation for future success in sports and in life.  This is our mission—and children are our focus.

Today the BOARD of South Gate Youth Football, Inc. is governed by it's core leadership called the Executive Board:

Lora L. Gonzalez

President Since 1995
Member of the Founding Board 1989

Vice President Football


Vice President Cheer

Vice President Team Operations

Athletic Director-Football
Since 2018

Athletic Director-Cheer

There are far too many kids in our community without proper role models; too much time on their hands, no one to provide encouragement in the classroom, physically unhealthy, and a lack of guidance to help teach important life values. We are proud to represent these values and while in our youth football & cheerleading program our greatest importance is to challenge the youth to make them well-rounded and assets to society.  We must take the challenge to encourage our youth to keep their grades up, to maintain high classroom attendance, and to get involved in school and community activities. From this, they will carry this foundation throughout their lives.

We are simply a group of parent volunteers coming together with a common goal to create an environment that upholds the ideals of sportsmanship, teamwork, academics, physical well-being, motivation, inspiration, skills development, and above all to bring our families together in the South Gate community.

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