Manny Acosta

On The Fly: Meriden Youth Football Team Going To Nationals

On The Fly: Meriden Youth Football Team Going To Nationals

The Meriden Raiders youth football program has been good in all of New England, really, for a long time. But it's been six years since it had a chance to show it nationally — until now. Stylz Mitchell, Amari Robinson, Tijon Johnson, Kevin Acosta, Joshua Hawkins and Ian Avery are just a few of the players on a talented 10U squad that went 13-0, claimed the New England championship Sunday and is heading to the American Youth National Championships in Kissimmee, Fla., Dec. 3-10. Karl Harrison and a committed coaching staff guided the team and Sunday it beat the...

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