CLCF football had a historic fall season, with multiple clubs wrapping up Super Bowl titles.
Although the season wrapped up a few weeks back, the Chieftains continue to impress as three players were named members of the American Youth Football’s Blackstone Valley All-Star team, which will be heading to Florida to compete at nationals next week.
Ben Tilton, Kyle Elliott and Raymond Mahoney were the three Chieftains selected to the club. CLCF 14U head coach David Tilton was proud of the trio, and believes that its hard work and football intelligence led to its success this past season.
“They’re all very, very good youth football players and they’ll do very well at the next level in high school. They’re smart, passionate aggressive and coachable which is very important. They take everything the coaches teach them and they apply it well. They’re great leaders and they’re a pleasure to coach,” said David Tilton.
The selection process was a thorough one, as the players participated in a tryout that was broken up in multiple sessions. Local coaches from the Blackstone Valley division were present and made the final decisions on which players would be making the trip south.
“They are very excited and very proud to make it. It’s an honor and to be recognized is exceptional. They’re very pumped to get down there and to play some of the best teams from all over the country,” said Coach Tilton.
Between the recent Super Bowl wins and upcoming nationals appearance, Coach Tilton believes that CLCF is one of the region’s top youth football programs and is excited to see his players continue to add to that culture.
“It’s a testament to the program. It’s always been a very high-level program with good coaching and a good administration. The kids are well groomed and well coached,” said Tilton. “They’ve worked hard this year and to see CLCF continue to be recognized by AYF is great.”