Third place in the country – The 8th Grade All Star team beat the Metro All Stars from Maryland today by a score of 26 – 6. The team took control of the game in the 3rd quarter and never looked back.

The team first scored on a short run by Tom Comella (Johnston) with 6:54 left in the 2nd quarter.

The third quarter featured a short pass from Tom Comella (Johnston) to Johnell Hill (Lincoln) with 5:24 left followed by a 30 yard run from Jaylen Smith (Fairlawn) with 1:44 left in the quarter. Cole Dubois (North Smithfield) added on the 2 point conversion.

Josh Pina (Central Falls) recovered a fumble on the 17 yard line and ran it in for the final score. Lee Ray (Johnston) caused the fumble.

Nic Comella (Johnston) contributed with several key first down runs in the 2nd half.

Johnell Hill (Lincoln) was a standout on defense.

Congratulations to coaches and players on the best finish in Blackstone Valley finish!