East Providence Junior Townies Youth Football and Cheerleading win 12U Championships
On to the New England Semi-Finals on Nov. 17th. in Fall River.
The East Providence Junior Townies football team culminated an exciting season with a state title win over the CLCF Chiefs. The EP Junior Townies 12U Football team beat the CLCF Chiefs (Cranston) by a score of 36-12 in the 12U Super Bowl for Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading (AYF). The game was held at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA on November 10, 2019. The league's 12U cheerleading team also won the conference championship. "We are also proud that our D10, D12 and D14 Cheer Squads all placed First at the Cheer Competition last month. A lot of hard work and dedication by those squads," said league Publicist and 13U Assistant Football Coach, Steve Clark.
"Today was the first Super Bowl Win since the 2015 Season. And next Sunday will be our very first time playing in the New England AYF Regional, which will be a Semifinals Game at Durfee High School (Fall River, MA) vs. the Manchester East Cobras," said an excited league president Tony de Simas. "A job well done, 12U Coaches, team Mom, parents and of course players, on an amazing game today," Simas said after the championship game. "Townie Pride was alive and well."
The state tournament is officially called the "Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading 12U Football Conference Championship." East Providence won both the 12U football and cheer contests.
The CLCF Chiefs 12U team was previously undefeated and the Junior Townies defense held them to only 12 points including an interception return for a touchdown by Isaac Fox. "Our offense was led by Saqari Monroe with 3 touchdown runs, Jaidin Orefice with 1 touchdown run and Isaac Fox with 1 touchdown run," said Head Coach Lee Ogaldez. "Our team enjoyed great community support and it certainly helped our players," added Ogaldez.
With the win Ogaldez and his 12U football team earned a trip to the New England AYF Semifinals where they will face the Manchester East Cobras from the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference (AYF). The Semifinals are being held on November 17, 2019 at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA with a scheduled kickoff of 2:00 PM.
Mayor Bob DaSilva was on hand to help send off the young Townies at Pierce Stadium before the teams left for the Super Bowl. "I had the honor of joining these great young athletes, their coaches and their families as they prepared to head out to the Super Bowl at Durfee High School in Fall River. All of East Providence is behind these young people," said the Mayor. "Good luck in the New Englands," added the Mayor.
While both 12U Football and D12 Cheer earned State Championships this year, the D10 and D14 Cheer are also competing in the AYF/AYC Regionals. "It has been quite a season. Our kids and coaches have worked very hard all year long," added Steve Clark. "Parents and the community have been supportive. We appreciate the Mayor giving our kids an inspirational send-off before the title game. It was great, the kids loved it," added Clark.
Next up for the team and cheer groups is a trip to the to the New England AYF Semifinals where they will face the Manchester East Cobras from the New Hampshire Youth Football & Spirit Conference (AYF). The Semifinals are being held on November 17, 2019 at Durfee High School in Fall River, MA with a scheduled kickoff of 2:00 PM.
East Providence Junior Townies Players:
Brandon Doherty, Ricardo Lopes, Jaidin Orefice, Ryan Ward, Matthew Zimmerman, David Rodriguez, Miguel Colon, Saqari Monroe, Jayden Vasquez, Isaac Fox, Naya Phillip, Evan Ogaldez, Maxwell Parish, Timothy Nolan, Jordan Carl, Jonathan DeOliveira, Nahdeem Richardson, Lorenzo Laurens, Angelo Rodriguez, Amani Boisseau, Ryan Rigamonti and Jordan Estrela.
Coaches, Team Parent, President:
Lee Ogaldez, Julio Adorno, Joe Cook, Jason Overfield, Julio Adorno, Justin Bessell, Kendrick Hayes, Rudy Laurens, Jessica Benoit and Tony de Simas.