Well, it was a very long day at the New England Regional Competition in Amherst, MA yesterday but it was worth the wait!!! Congratulations to the Salem Rams D10 Blue Small and D14 Blue Small for their 1st place finishes at the Regional Competition. Both teams will be traveling to Florida to compete in the Nationals!!!
A special congratulations to the D14 Red Large team for their 5th place finish. All year long, these girls got better and better with each week and each competition. We are very proud of all of you for your hard work and dedication throughout the season!
To our D10 & D14 Blue Teams, we wish you all the best as you head to Florida to compete as the BEST teams in New England in your respective divisions. Our entire Rams Organization is very proud of your accomplishments!!!
Just a reminder, the D14 Blue team will be hosting a fundraiser event this Saturday night, November 28th at 7pm at Jocelyn's. After you are done with your turkey and Black Friday shopping, come on out and support the team!
We will be holding one final return date on Monday November 30th from 6 to 7:30. This will be the last scheduled return date. Please make sure to get the equipment in so that we can get it sent out to get ready for next season.
Congratulations to the Salem Rams 8th Grade Football Team for winning the AYF New England Regional Championship in Auburn, MA last night! The Rams were victorious over the Worcester Cowboys by a score of 22-20. The game was one for the ages with Salem punching in the eventual game winning score with 2:08 left in the game. This is the first time in the Rams 48 year history that the organization has sent a football team down to compete in the Nationals!!!
Thank you to the MANY fans who attended the game adorned in Black & Yellow last night in support of the team! Coaches and players you have made your families, your organization and your community very proud!!! Now, onto the Nationals in sunny Florida.
For those of you interested in supporting the team on their quest to bring home a National Championship, a Go Fund Me account has been set up by the team in order to help offset some of the cost associated with the trip. You can visit: www.gofundme.com and type in Salem Rams NE Champs. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.
We will have further information regarding fundraising efforts and how to stream the games for those of you who wish to stay connected. The boys will be heading south the week of December 5th-12th. Best of luck and as always.....GO RAMS!!!
Just a reminder that we will be doing equipment returns tomorrow! Please make sure to be their at your proper time and if there is any reason you can not make it please email me to let me know. Thank you!
All Rams Football Players and Cheerleaders are invited to join us on the Rams float
in the annual Salem Holiday Parade on November 29th!
Volunteers are needed to help decorate the float. This will be your last opportunity for volunteer hours this season and then volunteer checks will be cashed!
Donations of Christmas Decorations or Rams related decorations are greatly appreciated. Also we need "candy" related decorations (giant candy canes, etc.) as this year's theme is Candy Shoppe Christmas (no real candy please!)
If you would like to help out with the decorating please plan to arrive at the parade line up on North East Blvd. by 11:30 am. Football players and cheerleaders riding on the float need to arrive by 12:30 pm for a 1:00 pm parade start. All coaches and board members are invited to ride on the float. Parents can walk alongside as well, but room on the float is reserved for kids and coaches. Please feel free to drop off your player/cheerleader.
All participants should wear Rams apparel, jerseys, jackets, etc. and Santa hats.
****You must pick up your son or daughter at the High School immediately upon arrival of the Rams float to the High School. Please plan accordingly so coaches and other volunteers do not have to wait too long for parents to pick up their players/cheerleaders.********
Salem Rams playing for New England title this Saturday night
The story this week in the Eagle Tribune Sports section was our Salem Rams 8th grade machine!
Check out the great write up on this stellar team:
“The state champion Salem Rams are 12-0 heading into Saturday’s New England championship game against the Worcester Cowboys. Game time for the American Youth Football U14 matchup is at 6 p.m. at Auburn MA High School. Over the weekend, the Rams won a 32-26 thriller over the Waterbury , CT Knights. With the score tied at 26 with 1:50 to play, Josh Maroun scored on an exciting, second-effort 65-yard run. It was set up by a Nick Donatio fumble recovery and 35-yard return. The Knights marched down field but Brandon Wall ended the threat with an interception at the 10. Wall and Mark Kassis also scored TDs. The previous week in the state finals (there are 15 teams in N.H.), Salem beat Londonderry 35-6. Riley Mulvey fired a TD pass to Michael Ferrence while Kassis, Maroun, Wall and Mulvey again scored. Beau Dillon, Eli Aronosfky, Donatio, Owen Gormley, Brandon Martin, Dante Pistone, Corbin Brantmuller, Joshua Ozoria, Jonathan Castro and Adam Berthel anchored the defense. The winner of the Salem- Worcester game will advance to the national championship tourney Dec. 5-12 in Orlando, Fla.”
As a reminder the 8th grade Salem Rams play this Saturday night vs Worcestor at Auburn MA High School at 6:00pm. It’s a quick 1 hour drive down 495 to 290, please come out these boys in their final season in the organization. Go 8th grade Rams!
Now with the In-State All Star games over we will be doing another equipment return on Sunday the 22nd up at the NEB fields. Please make sure to return all equipment issued to you by the Rams. See you up there on Sunday!
The Salem Rams 8th grade football team was victorious over the Waterbury, CT Knights in the New England Semi-Final round this evening in Meriden, CT. The boys won by a score of 32-26, scoring the game winning touchdown in the final minutes of the game!!!
Next SATURDAY, the Rams will be playing Worcester, MA in the New England Regional Finals. The game will be at 6pm at Auburn, High School in Auburn, MA. This is the first time that a Salem Rams football team will be competing to go to the nationals! With the game being only an hour away and on a Saturday night, we'd love to see a large contingency of black and yellow supporters there to cheer on the team! I will post further information regarding the game (directions, cost, etc) once I have the information.
Cash calendar raffle ($10 Ticket per chance)
Raffle will Run from 11/29 thru 12/12, the prizes scatter with amounts between $25 -$50 - $100 a day and a grand prize of $500 on 12/12.
Prizes paid with Visa Gift Cards. For more information/payment/donations, please click the link below (or copy to your browser) https://www.SalemRamsD14Blue.eventbrite.com