Calling 1972 Avenger Football Team Members!

by | Jul 26, 2022

For a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the R.I. Super Bowl Series

Editor’s note: We have corrected this story – Middletown won, not EG. We regret the error.

If you were a member of the EGHS Avengers 1972 Championship Football team, a series of commemorations are in the works for you and members of the other teams who played in the 1972 Super Bowl series,. 

A group of people including the R.I. Interscholastic League, R.I. Coaches Association, Providence Journal, athletic directors and former players from Cranston East and Woonsocket (the two teams who played in the Class A Super Bowl Game) are planning a series of activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Rhode Island High School Football Super Bowl Series. They are looking for participation from the EGHS and Middletown teams who played in the Class B Super Bowl (Middletown won).

Current plans are for events during the Labor Day Weekend 2022. There will be pre-season Round Robin games at Brown Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 4: Cranston East vs. Woonsocket and EGHS vs. Middletown. They are planning a dinner for players, coaches, families of the 1972 teams on Saturday evening, Sept. 3, at Tomaselli’s at Rosario in Providence. They are also looking for any photos to be used to commemorate and publicize the events.

Please message Faith Krause at [email protected] if you can help and/or would like to attend. 

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July 27, 2022 3:35 pm

Did EG or Middletown win. The RIIL has Middletown as Class B Champ? It say that EG 1978-79 won the first Super Bowl foe EG.

Elizabeth McNamara
July 27, 2022 4:21 pm
Reply to  EgATTORNEY

Good question! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will confirm.

July 28, 2022 2:27 pm

I’m hoping we can get together as many people as possible. By the way, Bill Bonneau hand painted every one of our helmets (as seen in the photo) that year!

Elizabeth McNamara
July 28, 2022 2:29 pm
Reply to  FP22

That is remarkable! Thanks for sharing that info.

August 12, 2022 1:16 pm


So much has changed regarding initial plans for the recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the First RI Superbowl Game.
• The social event has been moved from Saturday, September 3 to Wednesday, November 16 at the Quonset “O” Club.
• The Round Robin games have been moved from Sunday, September 4 to Thursday, September 1 at Cranston Stadium.
I was notified yesterday of the changes.

There are more details available about associated recognition of the 1972 Super Bowl participants.

If you are interested in participating in events or receiving updated information, you can check the Facebook page: RIIL50thSuperBowl. However, I have not yet seen any specifics noted on that page. You can register your interest by emailing [email protected]. Better yet, if you message me (through Facebook) your contact information, I will forward you any communications I receive.

I hope to see many of you at the events.

Fred Procopio


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