By David Wade

BOSTON (CBS) – Here are the amazing stats: An undefeated season, no team has scored a point against them, Super Bowl winners, and they’re not done yet.

They’re the Junior Raiders fifth grade football team in Wellesley. And this band of brothers is getting ready to face their biggest challenge yet.

“Big game this weekend. You guys ready?” yells coach Rob Broggi. The team answers with a resounding, “Yeah!”

Wellesley Junior Raiders (WBZ-TV)

Wellesley Junior Raiders (WBZ-TV)

They’re ten or eleven years old and playing their hearts out, 10-0 for their Super Bowl season.

“We are undefeated and unscored upon so far. Our season score is 312 to nothing, so our strategy all season has been, if they can’t score, they can’t win,” Broggi says.

On Sunday the Wellesley Junior Raiders compete in the state semi-finals. If they win there, they play for the big one, the state championship. The team of 22 is tight and hardworking.

Wellesley Junior Raiders (WBZ-TV)

Wellesley Junior Raiders (WBZ-TV)

We asked them the secrets of their success. “We practice a lot,” says tight end Cole Pastore.

“We have great coaching and when one line hasn’t been doing well the other line steps up. That’s basically how we do it,” adds running back Max Poirier.

“It gets you smarter with memorizing plays. It teaches you how to be a leader, and I just love playing the sport,” says quarterback Robbie Broggi.

“The primary goal is teaching them the value of hard work, commitment to sportsmanship and teamwork. And it turns out if you do those things, you have pretty good success on the football field as well,” says coach Broggi.

You’ll also have friendships that can last. “When the season’s over, I’ll still be playing with my friends,” says Cole Pastore.

David Wade


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