Backfield in Motion Gains Johnston National Attention – East Greenwich News

above: Shea alum Leandro DeBrito, who plays for Duquesne, has been named the first All Northeast Conference team defensive back.

There is movement. And then, there is movement. Johnston High School got some attention in the national news when she was the coaching director Joe Acchiardo, send a player Joe Acchiardo Jr., in motion when the Panthers were knocking on the goal line door. Young Acciardo, an accomplished gymnast and dancer who shared the stage with Justin Bieber, cycled wheel spinners, back flips, and forward flips in hopes of getting the attention of Pilgrim Patriot defenders. As they sneaked in to peek at his antics, the Panthers climbed into the middle to score and exit with a 29-12 victory on Turkey Day. The play captured national attention and also featured online news stories.

Leandro Debreto (Shea) from Duquesne was named First Team All Northeast Conference Defensive Back. This was the second such award. He finished the season with 56 tackles to set a record and also had multiple TFLs, 2 interceptions and 3 passing breaks. He made an impressive game in the team’s opener against Texas Christian University, the FBS force, scoring an interception with 8 tackles, there should be more honors on his way in the post-season.

Three Jones (Saint Ray) was ranked second by the NEC team. The 6-3, 255-pound left-back LB was the team’s first choice in 2019, but he’s had a few injuries this year that have cut his play back. However, the 2020 Pride of Rhode Island winner for the Providence Gridiron Club, he did enough to earn the second team honor. He and DeBrito might get a chance to take it to the next level somewhere.

The Holy Cross College Crusaders topped the Sacred Heart 13-10 in their first-ever FCS game win.

The Violet and White tied 10-2 on the year and had two Rhode Islanders on the team. Christ Argis (EG- Moses Brown) and Brian Vajanik (Narragansett) Both have the thrill of a next-level playoff soccer experience.

While not making any difference, Cameron Elvis (Cranston West) had two 55-yard cuts and two touchdowns in Stonehill College’s season ending with a win over Southern Connecticut University.

Marine loss! URI gains! Tell LaSalle All Stater Nick Lombardo Withdrew from his commitment to the US Naval Academy, and transferred to the University of Rhode Island. If true, it’s a huge snatch for rams. They have a good group coming back next year but they can use some depth of line in attack and defence.

License please! Rumor has it that Nick Georgiou, D3 All American at Springfield College, and Recently with the Orlando Predators in the Arena League, he will graduate from the RI State Police Academy in the spring. Instead of stopping opposing ball carriers, he will now stop Ocean State’s various accelerators and baddies. great kid. I hope he’ll remember my look, even though I’m too old to speed anymore in the car or on foot.

Run to a former player john rokio In the very exciting Cranston East-West City game on Thanksgiving Day. There is no such thing as soccer on Turkey Day.

He told a story from his high school days and how he made a mistake he made at the time directing the young boys of the Pop Warner bands to keep playing in college, if given the chance. He said he has five alumni from his program who play college football throughout the Northeast. This is good! Remember, coaches, that the young men under you have the same hopes and dreams that you had when you played, and it is your duty, whether you realize it or not, to

Help these young people realize those dreams. Hopefully, in the near future, there will be some information in this area to help you do that.

Jake Pickard (Bishop Hendricken) is a student in red at Villanova University in Philadelphia. The Wildcats are also in the FCS playoffs, representing CAA and Picard, who have seen duty in four games this year, are likely to see some action in the post-season.

It was a good vision Xavier Truss On the field for Team #1 on Earth, Georgia Bulldogs University. They play against Alabama, the lucky winner over Auburn in Iron Bowl, for the SEC title. Then it will be a potential CFP spot and a game or two. He’s been Truss all this year. Intrusion, guarding, court end and special team barrier.

Coaches, don’t forget Rhode Island High School Football Providence Gridron

MVP nearbyWednesday, December 15, at Quonset ‘O’ Club, 200 Lt. Brown Road in North Kingstown. The best offensive and defensive players from all 44 football schools will be honored on that night. It is essential to have them, their families and their friends there

To bear witness to their honour. Photos will be taken and distributed to the hometown papers of all recipients. The first, and hopefully, permanent feature will be a recurring video showing RI high school football stars, who have attended the NFL, CFL, and D1 programs over the years.

The 2022 Pride of Rhode Island and Home State Hero winners have been selected and will be announced soon. They will be honored at the annual Providence Gridron Club Awards Night this April. Also honoring last year’s winners will be Kwity Paye (Bishop Hendricken-UMichigan), Indianapolis Colts rookie, Pride and Sylvia Matt (EG-Salve) who won the Home State Hero Award. Both boys were shorted when Covid issues canceled a banquet last year.

Bring good old Bill Belichick in East Greenwich Nolan Kony earlier this month to work on it as a kicker/gambler. Kony is just the kind of player that GOAT likes as he can hold multiple positions at a low cost of bats. Nolan can do jumping, starting, kicking FG’s and PAT and also holding FG’s and PAT, all the chores he did at Syracuse University. The former avenger, a testicular cancer survivor, won the Jim DeRin and Brian Piccolo Courage Awards, while with Orange. He was a signed free agent with New Orleans Saints.

On a related issue, relatively speaking, Grandson Duncan (RI-CT-GCA-Presbyterian College) is the LB Coach for Gray Collegiate Academy in Lexington, SC The War Eagles are 12-1 and go for the state title in 2A next week.

Their only loss was to Team 5A. one of their stars, KZ Adams, accepted a full scholarship offer from the state of Georgia. go to the Adams Gray Collegiate Academy – If you want to see some unreal running. Despite his stellar stature, Adams has played offensive, defensive and special teams, including the start. It’s a great catch for GSU. Duncan’s grandson leaves for Marine Corps Officer School, Quantico, in January.

It’s no secret that UMass-Dartmouth loves RI footballers. They have achieved special success over the past four years Steve Jakioch (Tiverton) at QB, where he set multiple school records for success. He was hurt and another RI producer, Dante Aviles-Santos (Cumberland) stepped in, and won three Rookie of the Week and Rookie of the Year awards at Mass. State College Conference. Word reported that the Corsair recruits were involved with several high school stars in Rhode Island, including 3-4 from EG and two from Pilgrim.

Congratulations to veteran coach Tiverton High Bob Murray, who left the reins after a very successful 40 years at the helm of the Tiger programme. I’m sure they’ll give him a gold chair so he can sit on the sidelines and watch the future maroon and gold teams at the stadium that is now named after him. Well deserved! Good luck, Bob Minnie.

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