Hometown Hero: Ben Cortes

This week’s Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Hometown Sports Hero is Smithfield’s Ben Cortes.

The reigning All-Stater has rewritten the school’s record books as a running back, becoming the Sentinels all-time leading rusher while helping his team to their first ever state football title in 2015.

Cortes’ success has attracted attention from a variety of New England college programs and Ben hopes to play at the next level, before sharing his love the game with the next generation as a coach.

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