The CLCF youth football program had an impressive finish to its season this past weekend, as three of its teams competed in the AYF State Championship with two taking home gold.
The CLCF 10U squad topped the powerhouse Woonsocket Redskins 19-6, while the CLCF 8U club won a 6-0, overtime thriller against the Lincoln Lions.
The CLCF 12’s came up short in a 36-12 loss to East Providence.
“It’s awesome, it’s great to have our teams like our 8U team for example be around for the next six years to come. Our 10U team is just two wins away from going to nationals which is a great feat. It’s been great,” said CLCF President and 12U coach Eugene Matera.
Matera credited the local coaches for establishing the strong foundation that has led CLCF to becoming arguably the top youth football program in the state.
“We have great coaches (in CLCF), especially in these three teams specifically. On my team, we have two coaches that don’t even have kids but just love coaching football. We have kids that are in high school that are still helping coach, we have multiple generations of coaches. That’s an amazing thing, it’s a family organization,” said Matera.
Here are the members of each team that competed in this past week’s state championship: CLCF 8U
Jeffrey Hamilton, Brayden Anderson, Aaron Ngo, John Schwartz, Nicholas Mancini, Emma Mobilio, Javian Mendes, Michael Deangelis, Andre De-La-Cruz, Samuel Kechejian, Jack Rezendes, Titan Barros, Christian Cirelli, Vincent Cirelli, Jacob Allison, Aiden Saltzman, Andre Cemin, Landon Rios. Coaches include: Head coach Jeffrey Hamilton, assistants Justin Anderson, Jason Araujo, Nicholas Mancini, Eugene Matera, Luis Rios and John Roccio. CLCF 10U
Cameron Bernier, John Oliver, James Dorival, Alijah Magdaleno, Devonte Scibilia, Thomas Huot, Jacob Jordan, Joseph Guilmette III, Giulio Broccoli, Byron Noriega, Daniel Mojica Jr, Edward Gomes, Kayvion Perreault, Jordan Dormu, Elias Gomez, Bryce Watson, Chase Field. Coaches included: Head coach Arthur Jordan Jr, assistants Patrick Grundy, Arthur Jordan, Eugene Matera, Daniel Mojica. CLCF 12U
Luca Marinucci, Brayden Healey, Connor Zarcaro-Hannon, Adam Stoloff, Giovanni Paliotta, Marcus Almada, Ruben Cortorreal, Benjamin Brooks, William Turcios, Khalel Bien-Aime, Edward Migliaccio Jr., Jeremiah Caldwell, Aden Anderson, Caiden Champlin, Daniel Cordero, Thomas Tierney, Dominic Matera, Adrian Samayoa, Zachary Petrella. Coaches include head coach Eugene Matera, assistants Chris Carbone, Dean Champlin, Brandon Chanphom, AJ Grenier, John Paliotta, Matthew Pisaturo, Bryan Stetson.