On March 26, 2017, the Grizzlies 08Black mite team won the Tier 1 AAU National Championship vs the New York Gladiators from Long Island. This finals game was a battle from start to finish with heart stopping ending, last minute heroics and a final score of 3-2. The team had to first overcome a very competitive Plymouth Kings team from Plymouth, MI., in the semi-finals. This game was a back and forth contest that tested the 08Black team to the very end. The team finished with a record of 53-2. Congrats to Coach Scott Maeder on a record setting season!