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Metrowest Colonials Semi-Pro Football

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 5:26 pm on May 31, 2010

[PHOTO] Metrowest Colonial, semi-pro football league.

Nick Ferrera, Quarterback for the Metrowest Colonials on the gridiron.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Metrowest Colonials, a Framingham based semi-pro football team is scheduled to play the first three games of it's season at Framingham State College's football stadium on July 17, 24 and 31, 2010. Adult tickets are $6.00, Teens 13-18 and Seniors are $3.00, and kids 12 and under are free.

The "double-A" team, which is owned and managed by Framingham resident Mario Alvarez is affiliated with the NEFL, (New England Football League), the largest semi-pro league in the country. The NEFL is also the only league that is sanctioned by the NCAA, (National Collegiate Athletic Association).

Alvarez explained that the NEFL, which was started in 1994 with just four teams now runs three divisions, (A, Double-A, and Triple-A), and has forty-three teams.

The league serves as a regional alternative for players who either do not attend college or attend a school which doesn't have a football team. The NEFL which has seen expansion nearly every year since it's inception now organizes what is referred to as "NEFL2", a developmental league which provides new ...[read more]


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