It began with a sandlot baseball game between Ursuline Academy and the local elementary school in 1936. Children wanted to compete, but their skills were lacking. Mr. Al Carpy stepped in to fill the void and teach local children not only the athletic skills necessary to play baseball, football, basketball, track and boxing but also the "life skills" of teamwork, sacrifice, sportsmanship and character that would last a lifetime.  

For 80 years, Carpy Gang Football has been teaching kids discipline and sportsmanship while strengthening character development.

St. Helena Carpy Gang is a member of the Mendo-Lake Empire Junior Football and Cheer League. The league is broken up into two divisions, North and South. Middletown, Lower Lake, Sonoma, and St. Helena compete in the South, while West Shore, Willits, Fort Bragg and Kelseyville compete for the North. The team in each division with the best record will meet at the end of the season for the league Championship!

We play (football and cheer) with three grade divisions, Pee-Wee, Junior Varsity and Varsity.

  • Pee-Wee:  2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. 10 and under.  Max weight 90lbs.
  • Junior Varsity:  5th and 6th grade:  12 and under.  Max weight 120lbs.
  • Varsity:  7th and 8th grade.  14 and under.  Max weight 155lbs.
    • Weight limits are for football teams only
  • Cheerleading program - ages 5 – 14 years old, same division of teams by grade level

Carpy Gang prides itself on being able to afford the best and most recent technology and equipment to protect our young athletes. All coaches are certified by USA Football - Heads Up Football and CPR/First Aid. We coach technique and preparedness to keep our athletes safe and injury free.