New York Patriots

New York Patriots History

Established in 2016, the New York Patriots are the graduate team for Pioneer League alumni and a collegiate level developmental program for players 17 years and older.  The Patriots have became a premier Metropolitan Area football program with the mission of the team is to be dedicated to a quality experience for players by using a highly structured organizational system and structure that was lacking in the football landscape.  In the 2019 they won the East Coast Football League’s Independent Conference Championship.  The Patriots evolved into ambassadors of the game of football, and the City of New York traveling thousands of miles each season playing a independent, interstate and international schedule.


  2021 New York Patriots Schedule   Record 3-4  
4/24 Maine Machine (Dover – NH)   37 6
5/1 New England Bearcats (West Roxbury – MA)   14 21
5/8 Jamaica Plain Huskies (West Roxbury – MA)   6 0
5/22 Massachusetts Warriors (West Roxbury – MA)   6 12
5/29 Memorial Day – Bye Week      
6/5 Mass Warriors – IFA Semifinals (Fitchburg – MA)   18 12
6/12 New England Bearcats – IFA Championship (Boston – MA)   6 28
6/19 New Jersey Pirates (Nobles of the Smoke Bowl – HOME)   cancelled covid
6/26 Syracuse Smash (Ralph Nunez Memorial Game – HOME)   14 17
  July Break      
8/7 Vermont Storm ( Neutral Site – Connecticut)   Sat TBA
8/14 Connecticut Reapers (Crosby HS – Waterbury, CT)   Sat 6:30pm
8/21 New Haven Venom (New Haven, CT)   TBA TBA
8/28 Rhode Island Riptide (Cranston RI)   TBA TBA
9/4 Labor Day Weekend Bye Week      
9/12 Vermont Ravens (S Burlington HS -South Burlington VT)   Sun TBA
9/18 Hartford Colts (Hartford CT)   TBA TBA


The Syracuse Smash came down to the Bronx and showed their excited about the opening of the big apple to football in a 17-14 thriller versus the New York Patriots.  Reeling after a very tough Championship game loss, the Patriots battled hard but were just not at full strength to get it done.  More details on the game and the next steps for the Patriots coming soon. 


Due to the New Jersey Pirates having multiple positive tests – This weeks Nobles Of The Smoke Bowl has been cancelled.  Although very disappointing – safety of our players and their families is our top priority.

The week was not a total closeout – as the annual Cigar Night at Papa Juans in the Bronx by Yankee Stadium was a huge success.  The Nobles of the Smoke cigar brand has been a loyal sponsor of the New York Patriots for 5 years.  Thank you Troy Miller CEO of Nobles for his continued support and energy that he puts into his brand and the the Patriots! 


New England Bearcats Crowned 2021 Champions –

Patriots Unable To Finish The Deal

Patriots Defeat Unbeaten Warriors In Semifinals To Advance to Championship For The Third Straight Year

On a sweltering evening in Fitchburg, the New York Patriots battled for their fate for the season and their fallen brother Ralph Nunez “Bam”.  In what was an outstanding effort the Patriots moved on to advance to their 3rd consecutive championship game.  

It didn’t go smooth from the beginning though as both teams threw multiple interceptions in what looked similar to their first meeting.  The Warriors opened the scoring when taking advantage of their forced turnover.  The score was 6-0 at halftime Then, Marquis Jernigan intercepted his second pass of the day and this time made a house call to tie the game at 6.  The Patriot offense punched in the conversion and the Patriots took the lead for the first time.  Greg Oliver punched in a second score when the Patriot offense drove in the 3rd quarter to extend the lead to 16-6. 

The Warriors made a late push and after a series of big completions they ended up throwing a touchdown pass with 3 minutes left in the game.  On the conversion, the Patriots intercepted a pass and returned it for two points of their own making the score 18-12.  After recovering a well executed onside kick, the last hail mary fell short and the start of championship week for the Patriots begun. 

Patriots Drop Regular Season Finale With Warriors Drop To 3 Seed

The day started off with challenges as soon as the Patriots got off the team bus.  With some unexpected confusion they were unable to get their pregame warmup started… And they never really got started even after kickoff.  The Patriot offense sputtered for the 2nd consecutive week as they were held out the end zone.  The Patriot defense surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air enroute to a 12-6 loss.  This sets up a rematch this upcoming week against the Warriors for a ticket to the 2021 IFA Championship game.  The one positive light scoring wise was a 80 yard touchdown return on an interception by Tajae Montgomery.

Patriots Get Back On Track

With Defensive Performance Against Jamaica Plains

The New York Patriots and Jamaica Plains Huskies squared off this past weekend in Massachusetts with the New Yorkers being heavy favorites to move to 2-1.  Although the Patriots came out with a win, we learn very quickly that history between these two teams supersedes records.  Historically, points in a Husky vs Pats game are VERY hard to come by, including a 18-6 win in 2019 with all 4 touchdowns being scored by the respective defenses.  The latest installment of this series also had defense ruling the day

The front four of the Patriots racked up 8 sacks and made movement of the struggling Husky offense absolutely impossible.  Including 2 Patriot mistakes that led to Husky to 2 Husky red zone opportunities.  An interception by Chad Frost and a sack by Moe Jones ended those two threats respectively.  Rookie quarterback Tyron Moye connected with running back Anthony Berardino for the only score of the game.  Both defenses forced multiple turnovers and shut down drives at critical points.  The Huskies will try to build off of what was a well played game for them as they face the Mass Warriors this week.  The Patriots head into the bye 2-1 and have 2 weeks before getting playoff seeding straightened out as they will face the same Warriors team May 22nd.

Patriots Drop to 1-1 In Tough Game vs Bearcats

The New York Patriots headed back up to New England last week to take on the New England Bearcats.  

Week two started the same as week one with penalties absolutely being the Achilles’ heel of the patriots. With the talent of the patriots on display on both sides of the ball, they were still no match for their own worst enemy… themselves. Six personal foul penalties took away field position all evening on a frustrating display. “We have to do better” said Coach Patterson after the game “an undisciplined team is a reflection of their coach this one is on me.” On a positive note, there were many highlight plays that really did you catch the attention of not just patriot fans, but the league as a whole. There was a big fumble recovery on a strip made by Moe Jones. It was him along with Latif Adams that anchored the defense of line which made it very difficult for the bearcat offense to operate. Anthony Berardino had another solid running performance including a touchdown. Chad Frost returned a partially blocked field goal 105 yards for a touchdown. However, every other time that the patriots would threaten to put up points, they were backed up by more penalties. They will try to get it together as they head into week three for a match up with the Jamaica Plains Huskies.

The Patriots opened the 2021 IFA campaign with revenge on their mind.  Although it won’t make up for the 3 point loss in the Championship last season, it is absolutely a better vibe in the Bronx right now. 

The Patriots tried to jump ahead on the Machine quick with a huge punt return by Chad Frost.  Frost gave an amazing effort the last 10 yards but then fumbled the ball at the 1 inch line and the Machine recovered in the end zone for a touchback,  On the ensuing possession the Machine threw a 50 yard touchdown pass to get on the board 6-0.  This is where the Patriots showed that they are not the same team as last year.  Frost caught a pick 6 to redeem himself and tie the game at 6, which started an avalanche of points that was an eye opener for the defending champs.

The Patriots scored on all sides of the ball.  Rookie Marquis Jernigan as Pioneer League legend with the Bronx Colts, returned a punt for a touchdown in an electrifying return.  He also had 2 interceptions in his Patriot debut.  2020 MVP Anthony Berardino led the rushing attack and had a score.  Rookie William Westbury had an explosive day with multiple catches and one went for a touchdown.     The Patriots get right back to the road this week in Massachusetts to take on the New England Bearcats.


2021 New York Patriots Staff

Executive Staff      
David Patterson Owner/HC 5th YR Pioneer Football League
Marta Latimer GM 5th YR Bronx Colts
Melissa Patterson Counsel 5th YR Pioneer Football League
Tabitha Perez Media Director 4th YR No Prior Experience
Louise Hamilton Assistant GM 1st YR No Prior Experience
Coaching Staff      
Deron Hickman Assist HC 2nd YR Harlem Gators
Chanton Stevenson Off Cor 3rd YR Bronx Ducks
Dave Collier Def Cor 2nd YR Westchester Warriors
Luis Nieto Assist Coach 3rd YR Bronx Ducks
John McDermott Advisor 4th YR Westchester Warriors
Leroy Freeman Jr Advisor 4th YR Bronx Colts

2021 New York Patriots Roster

# Name Position   Experience   HT WT
0 Malcolm Figueroa WR 2nd YR New York Predators   6’1 188
1 Marquis Jernigan DB ROOKIE Dowling College   6’1 173
2 Anthony Berardino RB 3rd YR Brooklyn Mariners   5’11 205
3 Alex Alagarte K Rookie Harlem Gators   5’11 175
4 Mike Ellis QB 3rd YR New York Red Mambas   5’9 175
6 Jeffrey Hunter LB 2nd YR Bronx Colts   5’10 220
7 Tajae Montgomery DB 6th YR Bronx Buccaneers   5’10 180
8 Keion Barron DB 2nd YR Wilkes University   5’10 205
9 Dwayne Martin FS 2nd YR Long Island Ducks   6’0 205
10 Jerome Bailey LB DE 6th YR Mount Vernon Kings   6’2 220
11 Allen Kaminsky DB 3rd YR SUNY Cortland   6’0 200
12 Dimitri Corley QB / WR ROOKIE Buffalo State University   6’3 195
13 Donte Clark WR ROOKIE Harlem Gators   6’3 205
15 Javier Duran QB 2nd YR Van Cortlandt Titans   6’0 175
16 Tyron Moye QB/RB Rookie East Harlem Pride   5’11 190
18 Raydell Jones DL 6th YR Bronx Seahawks   5’10 310
19 Chad Frost WR / DB 2nd YR New York Gators   5’10 160
21 Edward Lawrie Jr. WR 6th YR New York City Lions   6’0 213
22 Jaron Martes WR /LB Rookie New York Mambas   6’2 220
23 Julio Ortiz DB 6th YR Lehman High School   5’10 180
24 Hendryk Rodriguez RB 5th YR Van Cortland Titans   5’10 180
25 Gionathan Vargas RB / WR Rookie Brooklyn Mariners   5’9 170
26 Danny Velazquez LB 5th YR SUNY Morrisville   5’9 190
27 Kalilou Cisse DB 5th YR Westchester Warriors   5’9 175
28 Jordan Bellinger DB Rookie Harlem Gators   6’0 200
29 Anthony Diaz DB Rookie Bronx Colts   5’7 150
30 Cyncere Pierce WR Rookie Bronx Knights   6’6 210
31 Dayshawn Fields DB WR 4th YR New York Red Mambas   6’2 175
32 Gregory Oliver RB 3rd YR New York City Gators   5’5 176
33 Ruben Kearse LB 3rd YR New York Spartans   5’11 200
34 William Westbury WR RB Rookie Harlem Gators   5’10 170
37 Mike Pierre LB Rookie Northside Panthers (Miami FL)   6’0 224
41 Davante Simpson LB Rookie No experience   5’11 193
49 Johnathan Cruz WR Rookie        
50 Julian Solomon OL LB 5th YR Minnesota Kings   5’9 229
51 Ricardo Pacheco OL Rookie Brooklyn Warriors   6’0 182
53 Jose Velez OL 2nd YR Brooklyn Seminoles   6’4 275
54 Latif Adams DL 2nd YR Westchester Warriors   6’1 260
55 Derek Duran LB 4th YR Van Cortland Titans   6’1 200
56 Roy Barnes OL / DL Rookie Bronx Colts   6’0 280
57 Edwin Stone OL Rookie Long Island Eagles21   6’0 320
58 Henry Epps OL Rookie New York Gators   6’6 280
64 Ibraheem Rodriguez OL 2nd YR Onondaga Community College   6’3 310
69 Shawn Patton DL 2nd YR Bronx Colts   6’3 320
70 June Lee Ragin OL 6th YR Bronx Seahawks   5’6 260
71 Michael Emery OL / DL Rookie Harlem Gators   6’1 310
77 Timothy Vega OL 3rd YR Outlaws   6’0 280
80 Tore Davis WR Rookie Bronx Wolfpack   6’1 175
81 Adnor Vazquez Jr WR 2nd YR Mass State Wolverines   6’1 140
82 Maleik Shepard TE 2nd YR New York Gators   6’6 275
83 Coby Brown WR Rookie Kennedy HS Bronx   5’9 170
85 Daniel Mejia WR 2nd YR Fordham Prep   6’0 185
86 Jayson Pacheco Jr WR Rookie East Harlem Pride   5’6 151
87 Daron Reliford WR Rookie No experience   5’7 145
88 Carlos Ramirez OL / DL 5th YR Christopher Columbus HS   6’2 250
89 Steven Ramirez WR 2nd YR Bronx Colts   6’2 185
92 Travis Wingate OL / DL 6th YR Bronx Seahawks   6’4 317
95 Joshua Spencer LB 2nd YR Erasmus Hall   6’3 250
96 Hasani Deli DL Rookie Dean College   6’1 255
97 Maurice Jones OL / DL 6th YR Bronx Seahawks   6’5 300
98 Michael Reynoso OL 4th YR Western CT Militia   6’3 250
99 Leonard Gonell OL / DL 6th YR Morrisville State University   6’4 300