Stafford Bulldogs 2012 NCFL Champions

2012 B-Team Champions

Noah Vail

Yesterday was a very special day for the Stafford Bulldogs Youth Football League. It marked the second year in a row that the Bulldogs B-Team won the NCFL Championship. Not only did the B-Team win, but the A-Team and C-Team both made it to the Northern Division Championship games. Not to mention, our D-Team had a great regular season and went 6 – 0 at the NCFL Jamboree!

Celebration after Jeff Kology’s(44) touchdown

I, personally, want to thank the parents of these young athletes for putting their faith in us to coach their children. It was on honor for myself and the other coaches to mold these amazing young men into a championship football team. They all put so much into it, they worked so hard, you all should be very proud. Thank you to the A/B cheerleaders who supported us all year.

I would also like to thank my fellow coaches, Steve Roy, Mike

Bear Stebbins

Lawson, Henry Engel, Kevin Slater for their hard-work and commitment and most of all, putting up with my craziness. A special thanks goes out to

Gang tackle

Head Coach Bob Grant who orchestrating a great season, especially in the playoffs. He always had my back. I look forward to working with all these men in the future.

Ian Welz amazing run for a touchdown

Pregame ritual

Lastly, I want to thank the wonderful young men who worked so hard and accomplished so much, I am extremely proud of all of you. We practiced outside in the cold when other teams didn’t. They never complained, they just worked harder. And the it paid off, our offense moved the ball consistently all game and our defense only gave up 2 first downs in the whole game!

Here’s our roster from the 2012 B-Team NCFL Champions:

  • 1 Julien Rivas

    Colton Engel (33) Wade Parker (11)

  • 9 Jason Poirier
  • 10 Andrew Napolitano
  • 11 Wade Parker
  • Jason Poirier with a sack

    15 “Bear” Stebbins

  • 17 Cody Gebo
  • 18 Cam Allen
  • 24 Noah Vail
  • 25 Sammy Lawson
  • 33 Colton Engel
  • 36 Ian Welz

    Jon Kopek (56) Tyler Gilbert (55)

  • 44 Jeff Kology
  • 48 Seth Dickson
  • 50 Brody Roy
  • 52 Colin Locklear
  • 54 Jeff Wilson
  • 55 Tyler Gilbert
  • 56 Jonathan Kopek
  • 57 Dominick Burgos
  • 58 Evan Gardner
  • 60 Jacob Sammon
  • 63 Jon Baker
  • 64 William Spellman
  • 67 Zach Lynch
  • Coach Grant’s post-game shower

    73 Connor Slater

  • 74 Tyler Campos
  • 76 Brandon Gardner
  • 78 Michael Sedor
  • 79 Albert Quintana
  • 81 Jordan Frey
  • 83 Isaiah Dickson
  • 85 Ethan Toney

    Noah Vail Tebowing after the game

  • 87 Trevor Chatelle
  • 88 Logan Kasper

Make sure to come see our float for this year’s Winterfest Parade through downtown Stafford on December 16th. Don’t miss it. If you want to see some great photos from the Championship game and other games, hit this link—>AJGPhotoGuy. For more info on Stafford Youth Football and Cheerleading hit this link—>Stafford Bulldogs Football. Here’s some more photos from our memorable day.


Kate & Kurt, Kate Brady and the Toad

Kate Brady


In honor of Stafford Youth Football B-Team’s Northern Division Championship, Kate donned my son Noah’s football gear for the show this week. My son only weighs 73 pounds, so it’s pretty impressive that she squeezed into it. Stafford won 22-16 over the undefeated regular season champion Tolland Eagles. It was a great game by both teams, Justin Grant led the offense and everyone on defense contributed. Come support us this Sunday 11/20/2011 at Tollang High School as we take on the Colchester Cougars in the NCFL Superbowl.
In other news, Kate and I will be hosting the Rotary Club Talent Show this Saturday night at the Stafford High at 7pm. Ed “The Toad” Dion filled in for Tocka with this week’s weather, I guess Tocka had a little too much fun in AC last weekend. The always entertaining Hillary shows us her best Elaine Bennis moves plus all the local news. See you all Saturday at Stafford High and Sunday afternoon at Tolland High!!

Local Football this Weekend

Noah Vail, me, Sammy Lawson

This weekend is an exciting weekend for local football. Friday night Stafford High will travel to Coventry to take on the Patriots under the lights at 7:00pm. Good luck to the Bulldogs this week as they try to get there first win of the season after a heart-breaking loss on the last play of the game last week versus Enfield High.  The Stafford Youth Bulldogs will be hosting the Enfield Ramblers this weekend at Olympic field. Here are the times: D-Team 2pm, C-Team 4pm, B-Team 6pm, A-Team 8pm. All the teams are having good seasons so far. A-Team is 2-2, B is 3-1, and C is 3-1. Make sure you come down and support us and hopefully we’ll continue our winning ways, the food is great too!
Also, this weekend the UConn Huskies will be traveling to Morgantown, WV to take on the 16th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers. Good luck to Coach Pasqualoni and the Huskies! Check UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee’s trick shot video below, it’s awesome!

Summerfest 2011

Stafford Bulldogs

Tomorrow is the Stafford Summerfest that will take place at Stafford High School.  This will be a full day of fun events and vendors and it will end with fireworks at night!    The

Happy 4th of July

festivities kick off with the 1st Annual Road Race that is being held in honor of Bruce Beaupre. Bruce was a great guy and sister Michele is a close friend, so do what you can to support this cause.

There will be a lot of different activities, including many different bands that will be playing throughout the day. Make sure you stop over to the Stafford Youth Football tent to see me. There will be fried dough, a bounce house, and fun joust game for the kids. Make sure you sign up your sons and daughters for football and cheerleading, see you there.

NFL Playoffs Week 1 (Superbowl 45 Poll)

Thank you to Bosco from Bosco’s Market and Deli in Stafford for letting us shoot our video there this week. Their sandwiches are great. Congrats to last week’s winners, Ben, Jessica, and Greg! They will receive great gifts to Body by Design Fitness Center. You gotta check out the video below. Make sure you do your picks this week for the first round of the playoffs @ Coach Vail’s click your picks. Don’t forget to get your free coffee @ Bosco’s on friday January 7,2011, just make sure you tell them Coach Vail sent you. Please don’t forget to do the poll at the top off the page and let me know who you think is going to win Superbowl 45.

Football week 16 live from Village Pizza

We had a blast this week with George and Vivian and all the others from Village Pizza shooting our week 16 video for Coach Vail’s click-your-picks. Congrats to last weeks winners: 3rd place Susan L. won a $20 gift certificate to Rockville Vintage Lanes, 2nd place Melanie V. won a $20 gift certificate to Shark Cycle, and 1st place Lance Young won a $20 gift certificate to Yellow Brick Road Antiques! This week we did a restaurant review of Village to kick off our new Paradiso Insurance Restaurant Reviews. Please take the time to vote on where you want us to go next in my blog “Paradiso Insurance Restaurant Reviews” or goto This week’s prize is 1st place $20 gift cert to Village, 2nd place large cheese pizza 3rd $20 gift certificate to Rockville Vintage Lanes. DO YOUR PICKS and be one of next weeks lucky winners! Thank You and Happy Holidays from “Coach” Vail and all the staff here at Paradiso Insurance.

Click Your Picks week 15

Mosi Tatupu

Happy Holidays to all of you from me and everyone at Paradiso Insurance. This is going to be a great week! Again I’d like to thank Bob from Shark Cycle for getting involved with Coach Vail’s click your pick last week, that place rocks. This week Bim Hanley was kind enough to let us shoot our video from Yellow Brick Road Antiques and H & H Outdoor Accents. We had a blast, check out the Week 15 video, it’s very interesting to say the least. This week’s winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Yellow Brick Road Antiques and an autographed picture of Patriot legend Mosi Tatupu, 2nd place will get $20 gift certificate to Shark Cycle and 3rd through 5th will get a $20 gift certificate to Rockville Vintage Lanes! Seriously people this is the best game in town, you can win free gift certificates to great local businesses and have fun doing it. Do not forget to fill out your picks this week and every week @ And please if you are in the Christmas spirit read my post below, “Season of Giving“. Happy Holidays to all and to all DO YOUR PICKS!!! IT’S FREE.

Football week 14

This week we are excited to announce the we are giving away 1 $20 gift certificate to Shark Cycle and an autographed photo of New England Patriot great Steve Nelson!!! second and third place finishers will receive $20 gift certificates to Rockville Vintage Lanes. Go to Paradiso Insurance Coach Vail’s click your picks now, it’s fun and it’s easy and most importantly it’s free! Check out the week 14 video, it’s our best yet.

Patriot fans win an autographed photo of the legendary Steve Grogan

That’s right!! Win an autographed photo of Steve Grogan and a $20 gift certificate to Rockville Vintage Lanes if you do the best in this week’s Coach Vail’s click your picks. You can also win a $10 gift card to Express Wireless!! It’s fun and it’s easy and you don’t have to be a football expert to win. Click here to do your picks now!  Last week’s winners were coach Scott Gilbert of Stafford Youth Football, Jen M. and Larry L. Next week we will be filming from Shark Cycle and they will be offering a gift certificate to next week’s winner. Check out this week’s video and DO NOT forget to do your picks!!