Words from Head Coach Chris Fiengo for the upcoming 2019 football season
“The 2019 Amherst Patriots’ Junior High Football Team is a tremendous opportunity to transition our young men into High School Football players. This journey involves the coaches, players, families, parents, and Amherst Community all together to represent our discipline and fortitude on the grid-iron. Our objective is maintain the integrity of safety and competition each day we are involved. Developing fundamentally sound instincts, skills, and concepts that not only apply now, but for their entire careers is always at the forefront of our efforts. While I have had the blessings of learning Football from great coaches at the youth, High School, and collegiate level...it has always been a goal to pay it forward to the next generation. Competing in football was the ultimate gift in my lifetime and it is a passion my own sons brought back to our family by choosing to play. In this process, I have been rewarded with genuinely great young men who give their heart and focus to the game. Ultimately the philosophy is to enjoy the experience and learn the game properly. As head coach of this team, these kids allow for me to enjoy the sport in the best way possible and I could not be more thankful for this opportunity. Win, lose, or draw...we have a winning approach which surmounts any record we attain. I look forward to all of their futures and hopefully this experience plays a positive role in their growth.
Coach Chris Fiengo ie “Captain Football”, Senior Team 7th – 8th