Eighth graders Anthony Ferraro and Tyler Farris from Greenwich are members of a Team Connecticut squad that’s on a quest to travel to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx., for the Football University (FBU) Championship Game on Jan. 4.
Cameron Kelly, John Michael Bivona and Lexie Burke are also part of the 29-player Elite 8th Grade team representing Connecticut.
The team consists of players from Uncasville, Madison, Wallingford, East Haven North Brandford, Westport, Bridgeport, Weston, Norwalk and Greenwich. FBU has hand-picked these athletes to represent Connecticut-South in the “Road to the Dome” Tournament. The Motto of FBU is “By Position. By Professionals. By Invitation-Only.”
Bivona and Burke play for the Rippowam Raptors, while Kelly plays for Trinity Catholic Crusaders of the Stamford Youth Foundation League. Ferraro plays for the Riverside Gators and and Farris is a member of the BANC Raiders in the GYFL (Greenwich Youth Football League).
Connecticut South defeated New York, 35-6, last Saturday in the Sectionals at Brunswick School. The Connecticut South squad followed that win with an impressive 28-0 victory against Long Island on Sunday in a second-round winner’s bracket game. With the win, Connecticut South advanced to the semifinals in Columbus, Ohio this weekend.
Connecticut will face Massachusetts at Arlin Field in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday. If they defeat Massachusetts, they will play the winner of the Chicago-Maryland game. Two victories in Ohio, will earn Connecticut South a trip to the Alamodome.
The 64-team tournament is down to the Sweet 16 with the three other Sectionals being played this weekend in Nevada, Georgia and Missouri.