WEEK 1 - SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2015
The BANC offense was led by tough running from Connor Jones and Zion Cooper who both had long runs for touchdowns. Tyler Senft, Logan Jozwiak and Alex Flook lead a tough Raider defense. All three of them made big plays in the backfield throughout the day on Sunday. In total the defense only gave up 6 points on Sunday while allowing the Crushers limited yards on the ground.
A young Cos Cob Crusher Bantams put up a good fight in a loss against a strong Banc Raiders squad. Behind 13-0 Crusher DB Michael Breheney snatched a Banc pass out of the air at his own 23 to stop the Raiders. The offense took advantage by following up with a long scoring drive. RB Jimmy Flinn pounded out 15 yards and QB Ryan McBreairty scampered for 14, 17 and 11 yards Including the touchdown. The scoring drive was set up by the great blocking of Dylan Brehm, Victor Bejarano, Louis Chaves, Kaleb Solomon, Sebastian Parra and Alex Ohls. On defense the Crushers stopped several extra point tries with big tackles by Joey Pizzurro, Sam Barsanti and Aiden Brehm. Chris Takita also had a big game on defense, stuffing several Banc runners for losses in the backfield.
The Bulldogs' impressive rushing attack was anchored by Bailey Rozmus, who ran for over 50 yards, and John Insinga, whose rushing stats include a 30 yard touchdown. Additional touchdowns were put up by Owen Lanzarone and Jake Stefanowicz. On the defensive side, the Bulldogs recovered three Gator fumbles with Justin Norton recording his first turnover and Griffin Galletta grabbing two loose footballs. Antonio Vigilante was also a big factor on defense, with three big tackles. Rozmus' flying tackle in the second quarter saved a sure Gators' TD. Aidan Karson was a tough matchup on both sides of the ball, with key tackles in the first quarter and rushing for an extra point in the third quarter.
The Gators were lead by second year players Murph Watner who anchored the line and Chase Smith running the ball. On offense, Smith got things rolling in the first quarter with a 45 yard run with solid blocking from Matty Augustine and Wyatt Lupo. TE Sam Manos caught a short pass from QB James Ritchie and used a nice stiff arm to create separation and turn it into a 60 yard gain right before the half. The Gators got into the endzone in the 3Q with a 7 yard QB sneak from Ritchie following Drew Lane and Reed Eddy who paved the way. The extra point was no good as Austin Rinello received a pitch from Guy Germain and got bottled up by several Bulldogs after a tenacious effort. On defense, Ritchie led the team with 8 Tackles.Other players with multiple tackles included Maximus Gabelli, Jack Carroll, Smith Eddy and Manos.
The Mavericks defense was led by the outstanding play of Wyatt Stratton, EJ Perez, Chris Munoz, Cooper Edwards and Gavyn Gennerali. Edwards and Gennerali both secured fumble recoveries on the day. Late in the game, the Mavericks defense came up big to turn back the Generals offensive attack inside the one yard line to secure the shutout. Offensively the Mavericks worked the attack from the both ground and the air where Donovan Moorhead and Rocco Grillo were able to get the ball into Antonio Ciccarelli's hands to score two of the Maverick's three touchdowns. Ciccarelli had a powerful game on the ground, while Gennerali was on the receiving end of a long Moorhead pass which he carried into the endzone to seal the victory for the Black and Gold.
The Generals offense was led by hard running from Henry Johnson and Brennan Cunnion behind solid blocking from Reed Williams and Jackson Price upfront. The Mavericks converted two long scores in the early part of the first quarter to take 12-0 lead into the half. Defensively the Generals were led by Fred Wnek, Reed Williams and Emmett Graham who put up strong efforts and helped control the defensive side of the ball in the 2nd half.
The Cos Cob Juniors defense had a big day, scoring a touchdown and holding a powerful Banc Raiders team scoreless to lead the Crushers to a 20-0 win. The defense started the scoring off when DB Alex Hazlett made a spectacular interception and then ran the ball back for a touchdown. Drew Kral led the next Crusher drive with a big 30 yard run, eventually scoring the touchdown and bringing it to 14-0 Crushers. The final Crusher score came off an exciting 43 yard pounder by Hazlett to make it 20-0. Blocking by Jake Kieran, Robbie Cardini, William Hollander, Louis Ceci and Frank Williams set up the big runs. On defense Jurgis Schmedlin snagged an interception to stop a Raiders march and lineman Miles Walker made several big hits behind the line of scrimmage to keep Banc off the board.
The Gators came out early with their usual stingy defense, and caused a turnover. Solid tackling by Dillon Stevens, Charlie Zola, and Chason Barber gave the Gator offense an early short field to work with. The high flying Gator offense offered a quick deep strike to Henry Cohn. Carnegie Johnson followed up Cohn's strike with a 32 yard scamper around the left side behind strong blocking from Santi Borrego, Tyler Wilson, and Josh Grijalba. Tyler Cusimano was successful with a 2 point conversion. The Gator defense continued their strong play with big tackles by Ryan Beiley, and Robert Perlman. The Gator offense was then able to convert after an efficient 4 minute drill, with a six yard score by Johnson. The remainder of the game was a hard fought defensive battle as both teams left it all on the field. The Gators offense were effective in their first series keeping the Bulldog defense off balance and never looked back for the first half.
The Bulldog team had some bite in the second half on both sides of the ball. Logan Galletta, Thomas Foster, Cameron Doyle, Danny Fox and Pierson Del Cristo gave outstanding efforts and helped the Bulldog defense keep the Gators out of the endzone in the second half. Galletta paced the offensive effort racking up tough yardage behind the strong blocking of Mike Sinisi and Will Janis.
Excellent upfront blocking by the Generals Ruthkoske, Maiolo and Jedlicka paved the way for three running tallies by the Generals backs. Wolfram scored early on a QB sneak from a yard out and also ran 49 yards with a couple great cut backs for a TD. Babb had a terrific run for 42 yards on a well executed reverse. Delgado had a nice run to add the PAT. Trimmer had an outstanding day blocking in the backfield. The Generals defense was led by Lewis, Pobjoy, Warwick and Cavanaugh but it was truly a team to complete the shutout.
Tackling for the Black and Yellow was lead by Michael Lindberg, James Wailgum, Tommy Healey, Ryan Hammoud and Henry Goldberg. The Maverick rushing and passing attack in the first half was led by Jip Clark, AJ Pisacano and Anthony Pedicano. The offensive line for the Mavs had strong blocking by Jack Konigsberg, Jay Ashforth, Philip Camuto and John Sarubbi. In the second half the Mav's defense could not stop the speedy General attack. But a few good tackles were made by Steven Sudell, Diogo Fernandez, Antionio Ortiz, Brayden Magliulo and Sam Hall. The Glenville second half offense was lead by James Wailgum who ran for two first downs and threw to Ryan Hammoud and Jack Davenport also for first downs.
RB Miles Recchia led the way for the Crusher’s first score by pounding out 28 yards including the touchdown. RB Michael Grabel had a big 27 yard run and got the extra point. The next scoring drive saw QB Danny Lauter making big contributions both in the air and on the ground. A pass to Recchia gained 15 yards and then Lauter ran for another 27 yards including an exciting 20 yard sprint behind a great block by Grabel. Recchia and Grabel combined again with big runs to make the score 20-0. Blocking by Bobby Grudzinski, Jack Durvusala, Nicholas Orrico, Dylan Oliveri, Liam Piper made it happen. The defense had a stellar day including making the last touchdown of the game when Recchia intercepted at his own 40 and ran it all the way back. DB David Faugno also had an exciting interception and 60 yard runback. Defensive lineman Carl Cummings had a big day with a sack and stuffs in the Banc backfield.
After a scoreless 1Q, Gators Evan Weigold and Matthew Pilc had considerable gains on the ground with blocking by Luis Quisumbing, Nico Wright. On a crucial 3rd down, running back Harrison McKenzie was able to keep a drive alive. Joe Dowling put the Gators on the board with a 37 yard touchdown reception from QB AJ Barber. The PAT was made good by Evan Weigold. On the next series, Barber was protected by lineman Alvaro Borrego and Sean Lafferty and completed a 10 yard pass to Tucker Slattery. Colin Miles and Will Healy had some nifty runs to get the Gators into the redzone. Gators Matthew Pilc scored a two yard touchdown. Jackson Peters, Dean Manos, Tommy Intrieri and Andrew Grijalba all played well and made some nice tackles. Quisumbing was disruptive, getting in the backfield several times. Late in the 4th quarter Alex Hanna intercepted a pass to end the game.
The Bulldogs had the first sustained drive of the game behind nice blocking by TJ Abbazia, Hunter Gruenstrass, Cormac Doyle, Sam Chard, and JQ Norrgard. The Bulldogs drove from their 30 to the Gators 20 with chunky runs by Quinten Fox and Will Montesi, but eventually turned the ball over on downs. The Gators went to their passing game and struck on their seventh play with a TD pass. Their try was successful and the gators ended the first half leading 7-0. The second half began the way the first half ended with a sustained 70 yard Gators drive and TD. Hunter Gruenstrass and Matt Bologna made a great tackle to stop the extra point. The remainder of the half was a defensive stalemate.
Colin Mulshine got the Generals off to a fast start on their opening possession with a 58-yard touchdown run behind a great block by Duncan Cavanaugh. The Generals next possession ended in a fumble that the Mavericks returned for a touchdown. On the ensuing extra point, Henry Groves made a strong tackle at the goal line to thwart the try. After another fumble ended the Generals third possession and gave the Mavericks excellent field position, Cristobal Isaacs, Davis Whiteley and Luca Dodaro teamed up on a tackle for a large loss that led to a Mavericks punt. The Generals then drove 80 yards in 15 plays capped off by a 5-yard TD pass from George Hadley to Alex Burdick. Harrison Barth ended the half with a sack for the Generals to preserve the lead. The Generals opened the third quarter with the ball and marched 70 yards on 14 plays that consumed the entire quarter and ended with another TD by Mulshine to stretch the lead to 20-6.
After a late Mavericks TD closed the gap, Zane Nye made a great tackle for a loss on the extra point. In the 2Q, Mavs Clay Ostrover recovered a Generals fumble and raced 45 yards for the touchdown to make it 7 - 6 at half. After the Generals went up 20-6 in the 3rd quarter, the Mavericks mounted a drive in the 4th quarter with some big gains on pass plays from Cage Lasley to Jeffrey Matthews. Jack Cook ran it in for a four yard touchdown. The Generals ran out the clock on the next possession. Jack Warren had a strong day on the defense and offense lines. Also running the ball strong were Nolan Morris and Tyler Sudell. Blocking up front was strong by George Hill, Nick Addison and Mason Moorhead. Good tackling on the defense was provided by John Gimbel, Kobe Comizio, Brennan Tauber and Aidan Redahan
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The Bulldogs Aidan Karson, who rushed for over 100 yards and Jake Stefanowicz each put up multiple rushing touchdowns. Bailey Rozmus had another fantastic outing, particularly on the defensive side, with several key tackles and an interception in the 2nd quarter. Danny Vartuli was also strong on defense, with an interception of an attempted extra point. The defensive line, anchored by Kyle Allen, Peter Vomvolakis and Griffin Galletta, continued to impress with its pressure on the Mavericks offense. Max Loffredo was another standout on defense, forcing an incomplete pass. Ignacy Pietryka and Josh Corriveau both came up big in the 3rd quarter with three tackles.
Offensively Antonio Ciccarelli led the charge for the Mavericks rushing for over 150 yards and scoring two touchdowns, while Gavyn Gennarelli added the third score. The offense was guided by the fine play of Donovan Moorhead getting the ball into the hands of Wyatt Stratton and Andrue Borelli. The offensive line was led by Cooper Edwards, EJ Perez and Jack Bourke who opened some nice holes. Defensively the Mavericks came up with key turnovers led by Rocco Grillo’s 4th down interception just before the end of the first half and Gennarelli not only forcing a fumble, but also recovering it. Edwards and Perez were assisted upfront on the defensive line by Shea O’Gorman and Lex Stevenson , while linebackers Massimo Risi and Nick Wells worked with Moorhead to guard the middle of their defense.
After a slow start Zion Cooper had two long touchdown runs in the second half to seal the victory for the Raiders. Key blocking from James Roina, Thiago Camargo and Nicholas Granitto. Conner Jones played well at quarterback running for a score off of key blocks from wide receivers Jaden Scott and Stephen Numme. The Raider defense put up another great performance allowing only one score throughout the game. Alex Flook, Tyler Senft, LJ Bylow and Logan Jozwiak all had big plays throughout the game stopping the Generals in backfield. Nicholas Aravides made big plays at free safety and did not allow the Generals in the house. The Generals moved the ball well in the first half behind the strong blocking from Grant Schmidt, Charlie Allard, and Reed Williams. QB Ryan Brown and RB's Jackson Price and Henry Johnson led the Generals ground game but untimely penalties stalled the first three drives.
BANC had three long TD's in the second half to lead into the 4th quarter. Ryan Brown connected on a 53 yard pass to Alexi Gianopoulos to start the 4th quarter and get the Generals on the board. Defensively the Generals got great days from Chris Smoller, Brian Murphy, Rocket Servik and Emmitt Graham who all had multiple tackles.
After a scoreless first half, the Crushers finally got on the board behind a 60 yard TD drive. Ryan McBreairty did most of the heavy lifting, running for 19, 15 and 20 yards plus the score. Blocks from Reagan Sernick, Lukas Barber, Carson Sernick and Sebastian Parra made it happen. On defense, Michael Breheney recovered a fumble on the Crusher 17 and Dylan Brehm did the same at the Crusher 22. Joey Pizzurro intercepted the Gators pass on the Crusher 18 to seal the victory. Lineman Johnny McHugh made big plays all four quarters and when the Gators got through the Crusher line, backs Brad Wallace and Nolan Cracraft made big stops.
The Gators were lead by first year players including QB Guy Germain, DE Reed Eddy, and RB Sam Manos. On Defense, Eddy came out strong with a fumble recovery and sack in the 1st quarter. Austin Rinello and Germain stepped up to stop the Crushers momentum as they headed to the endzone. The 2nd half was highlighted by Mason Jones pouncing on a fumble. The defense made some tough tackles led by Chase Smith, Mickey Tolentino, James Ritchie, and Sam Manos. On Offense, Manos broke a pitch run for 30 yards with great lead blocking from Murph Watner and Jack Carroll. Guy Germain followed with a QB sneak up the middle that went for 16 yards, and Jayden Zych had a smart downfield block.
Logan Galletta paced the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball scoring multiple touchdowns and being a force on defense throughout the game. TJ Legio, Cameron Doyle, Luke Ware, Mike Sinisi, Thomas Nail, Thomas Foster, Randall Feda, Will Janis and Pierson Del Cristo all played strong games for the Bulldog squad.
On offense the Maverick rushing attack was lead by DJ Cook, James Wailgum, Tommy Healey and Anthony Pedicano. Solid blocking up front was supplied by Sam Hall, Jay Ashforth, Pietro Bria, Jameson Gerson, Michael Truini, Nick Carrielllo and Sean Cowie. Anthony Pedicano had a nice catch and run and DJ Cook made some nifty runs. The Maverick defense played tough with strong tackles made by Tommy Healey, Jip Clark, Carl Griffasi, Will Esposito and John Gatherer. The defensive line was powered by Henry Goldberg, Jack Konigsberg, and Michael Lindberg.
After a slow start and a 70 yard Raider TD, the Generals defense stiffened with Luc Ruthkoske, Ryan Jedlicka and Peter Lewis having strong games on D. The offense featured strong running by James Babb and Tomas Delgado with Babb scoring on runs of 18 and 58 yards. Wyatt Gibson played well in the second half at QB. Tomas Delgado also hooked up with Babb on a well executed halfback option pass for 69 yard TD with Jackson Wolfram delivering a key block. Cal Cunnion, Colin Kinsella and Wyatt Abernethy played well on defense in the second half as the Generals held the Raiders to just a score on the final play of the game.
The BANC Raiders took the lead with Ryan Perez running hard behind blocks from brothers, Grey Laczkowski,and Cole Laczkowski. A defensive battle ensued as the Generals returned with a touchdown of their own. The BANC Raiders played tough defense led by ferocious tackles from Chris Walko, who also created some fumbles and penetrating defense by Dylan Maloney and Roman Pennella. The offensive line was solid with Tyler Manning's driving blocks, Zach Mantione's quick feet, and brother Marco Mantione protecting the end. Late in the fourth quarter Luke Lombardo ripped the ball from the Generals to give the Raiders a great scoring opportunity that they took advantage of to have Jack Wilson catch a pass and score a touchdown.
QB Jake Shredders opened the scoring for the Crushers with a run into the end zone early. Drew Falla, Wyatt Recchia and Xander Tommasino contributed solid blocking to keep a Crusher ball. The defense stepped up holding the Gators to just 7 in the first half thanks to an interception by Ashton Winegardner at the Crusher 45. In the second half Cos Cob took advantage of Jake Prieto’s forced fumble to score on a 15 yard drive and run by Alex Hazlett. Cliff Belknap and Robbie Cardini provided the blocking. QB Shredders scored again on an exciting 76 yard blast, breaking multiple tackles to get into the end zone. He scored again from 6 yards out after backs Drew Kral and Alex Hazlett combined runs for 18 and 27 yards respectively. Will Hollander, Louis Ceci and Miles Walker provided strong blocking for the score.
With the Crushers ahead, the Gator defense buckled down behind strong play from Ryan Beiley, Charlie Zola, and Tyler Cusimano. Late in the second quarter the Gators mounted a drive that culminated in a Carnegie Johnson touchdown off a pass from Henry Cohn. Lucas Hodgson, Tyler Wilson, and Chason Barber provided strong blocking. The extra point was good. The Crushers jumped to a lead late in the third, until Johnson exploded around right end for a long touchdown run. Dillon Stevens converted on the extra point. Blocking was provided by Joshua Grijalba and Robert Perlman.
Despite a Bulldog lead, the Mavericks defense stiffened and denied the Dogs on 4th and two with strong tackling upfront by Nick Addison, George Hill, John Gimbel, Jack Cook and Tyler Sudell. The Mavs offense kicked into gear when Jeffrey Matthews sprinted 49 yards for a touchdown. Nolan Morris added the PAT. On the next possession, Matthews again broke loose for a 30 yard touchdown with Morris adding the PAT. The offense blocking was led by Aidan Redahan, Nicolson Bosile, Fritz Conrod, Ben Epstein, D.J. Furano and Clay Ostrover. The Mavericks added two scores in the 4th quarter on a Cage Lasley four yard run, and a 48 yard interception return by Jack Warren to close out the scoring.
The Bulldogs didn't waste any time as stout outside blocks by John McGrath and Cormac Doyle sprang running back Matt Bologna on the second play of the game for a 60-yard run down to the 10-yard line. The Mavericks next drive was cut short as Jack O'Gorman recovered a fumble. Bologna eventually punched in for a Bulldog touchdown behind blocks by JQ Norrgard and Sam Chard. The try was snuffed out. The second half featured some nice long yardage Bulldog receptions by Jack Kruper and Quinten Fox. Great defense by Hunter Gruenstrass and Drew Sheehan, but turnovers plagued the Bulldogs giving the Mavericks control of the ball.
The Generals got to a fast start when Spencer Hartley raced 70 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game. After Alex Rogers and Logan Guerrieri combined to stop the Raiders on their first possession, Colin Mulshine added a 55-yard touchdown. Owen Neviera made a great catch to convert on the extra point. Later in the game Zane Nye added an 8-yard touchdown and Lucas Delgado added the extra point. Following a diving interception by Alex Burdick, Charlie Johnson weaved his way for a 52-yard touchdown to cap the scoring for the Generals. Thomas Jedlicka recorded a sack and Cal Breier had four solo tackles.
The BANC defense led by Jack Kovack put forth a strong effort against a solid Generals offense. Captain David Nasimi anchored the defensive line along with Grayson Thomas. Sena Honzawa shored up the linebacker core with strong tackling, and newcomer Joe Mecca stepped up at cornerback. QB Michael Huber led the offensive charge orchestrating the newly installed offense. Captain Will Reilly put forth a stellar running effort scoring the Raiders sole TD on a 60+ yard dash. Other notable efforts came from Jackson Janney and Harrison Judge who stepped up due to an injury. Captain Brendan Friel provided many opportunities for the Raiders.
Matthew Pilc scored for the Gators on a 6 yard run behind the blocking of Nico Wright and Luis Quisumbing. The Extra Point was good when AJ Barber powered in behind lineman Alvaro Borrego and Tim Kim. The Gators scored again when QB AJ Barber fired a strike to Joe Dowling who went 47 yards for a TD. The PAT was made good by Tony Alfano. The defense played awesome with extra credit to the front line of Sean Duffy, Josh Nevins, and Andrew Grijalba. Barber had an interception and Tucker Slater stopped the Crusher PAT. Will Healy, Colin Miles and Thomas Bausman moved the ball down field to set up an Evan Weigold eight yard touchdown.
Lineman Sebastian Bejarano had a strong game defensively for the Crushers, stuffing Gator running backs for losses repeatedly. Linemen Ansh Ahuja and James Schmidt also had a big day on defense as did Will Knight and Reed Signer, with all four making huge plays to stop Gator drives. Offensively the Crushers scored on an exciting 70 yard run by back Miles Recchia as he took the snap and ripped through a hole set up by lineman Riley Kieran, Dylan Oliveri, Liam Piper and Bobby Grudzinski
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Offensively the Generals were lead up front by Charlie Allard, Grant Schmidt and Daniel Manos who provided good blocking. The first score was off a tackle run by Henry Johnson behind great blocks from Reed Williams and Jackson Price. Matty Goldman had strong runs to get the Generals in scoring position. The Generals defense continued to play strong with big plays from Silas Cook, Brian Murphy, Chris Smoller and Ryan Brown. After a long TD pass by the Crushers to tie the game and send it to OT, the Generals gorced a fumble on the first play of overtime and drove in for the winning score on a QB sneak by Ryan Brown with a great push from Emmett Graham, Fred Wnek and Reed Williams.
Down one touchdown in the first half, the Crusher’s stingy defense gave up only 7 yards in the second half as Jimmy Flinn, Jacob Leibowitz, Johnny McHugh and Ryan McBreiarty all made big plays when it counted. The offense got its hands on the ball to score in the third quarter with a spectacular 23 yard pass play from McBreairty to Dylan Brehm, followed by Flinn scampering 5 yards into the end zone to tie the game. The Crusher offensive line controlled much of the second half as blocking by Kaleb Solomon, Victor Bejarano, Nick D’Andrea, Davey Brendan and Kyle Bassalik allowed Cos Cob backs to rack up a combined 60 yards. In OT Sebastian Parra stopped the Generals twice before Cos Cob finally gave up the score.
Quarterbacks Timmy McGrath and Zach Sardone led a strong effort by the Bulldogs, highlighted by Aidan Karson's three rushing touchdowns. Strong blocking by the offensive line, including key blocks by Griffin Galletta, helped propel Karson to almost 100 yards on the ground. On the defensive side of the ball, Karson added a fumble recovery to his impressive stats for the day and first-year player Max Marek contributed multiple key tackles throughout the game. Fellow first-years Michael John D'Angelo, Mikey Minyo and Crosby Newi were important factors in the Bulldogs' victory.
The stingy Raider defense lead by Alex Flook, Logan Jozwiak and Tyler Senft gave up few yards to the Bulldogs. All omade huge plays to hold the Dogs to minimal yards on the ground. Linebackers James Kovac and Joseph DeLaurentis also came up with big plays to help slow down the Bulldog offense. The Raider offense was led by Conner Jones and great blocking by the entire offensive line. Troy Goodwin made key blocks for Jones and he caught passes out of the backfield. Jones scored twice on the day.
For the Mavericks defense, Antonio Ciccarelli intercepted two Gator passes, returning one for a touchdown. Donovan Moorhead had two timely QB sacks while Massimo Risi had his strongest outing of the season. Nick Wells and Lex Stevenson also got in on the action. EJ Perez was able to strip a ball and nearly return it for touchdown. Gavyn Gennarelli had another strong outing. The team saw very fine play from Andrue Borrelli and Brett Sylvester. Offensively the Mavs scored three touchdowns from Cicarelli and Moorhead. Wyatt Stratton was on the receiving end of a long pass just short of the end zone. The offensive line was led by Cooper Edwards and Perez. Jack Bourke, Chris Munoz and Shea O’Gorman also worked to open holes for their backs.
The Gators were lead by Chase Smith and Bobby Jones who ran the ball hard all game. On Offense, the Gators took to the ground with Guy Germain running the QB sneak up the middle for 5 yards behind Center Mason Jones who paved the way with the help of Mickey Tolentino and Burke Watner. James Ritchie added 10 yards on a sweep with a block by Connor Wolfe. The Gators had their longest drive of the game in the 3Q when Chase Smith ran out of shotgun 35 yards up the side line with Barrett Pennington and OG Liam Brown providing key blocks. The defense had some strong goal line stands led by Murph Watner and Reed Eddy. Other highlights include Maximus Gabelli's sack and Jack Carroll's extra point stop in the 4th quarter.
Crushers play was led by Teddy Flinn, Jack Hayes and Drew Kral on defense and Alex Hazlett, Thomas Durvusala and Jurgis Schmedlen on offense. After a scoreless first half, Hazlett scored touchdowns in the third with a 60 and then a 40 yard blast. Kral scored both extra points, one on a pass from Jake Shredders. The third touchdown came after Hayes intercepted at the Crusher 40 and ran it back to the Generals 35. Durvusala handed off to Schmedlen for a 20 yard scorcher followed by an extra point run by Jake Romanello. Crusher ball control on offense led by the blocking off Thomas Vaccari, Michael Moeller, John Scarlata and Drew Falla, kept the ball out of General hands.
For the Generals, Andrew Cavanaugh and Peyton Aslansan had a good day blocking on the offensive line and Tomas Delgado threw a couple of key blocks to spring nice runs for his backfield teammates. On defense, Ryan Jedlicka, Ian MacDonald and Matthew Trimmer put forth strong efforts to help slow down a tough Crushers offense.
The Bulldog defense was lead by Cameron Doyle with seven plus tackles and Logan Galletta with four tackles and a forced fumble. Thomas Nail with four more take downs kept the Bulldog defense impenetrable. George Vomvolakis and Pierson DelCristo each recovered a fumble, helping to shut down the Raider offense. Logan Galletta rushed for almost a hundred yards, scoring two touchdowns. The Bulldog offensive line anchored by Michael Sinisi, Will Janis and Adam Bartholomew opened holes and led sweeps that helped deliver the hard fought win.
Banc brother's Andre and Christopher Castellanos were textbook blockers and able to drive many of the Bulldog defenders off the ball. David Santora-Mariscal met a huge challenge at offensive guard by using his quick feet to keep defenders away. Ryan Perez never once gave up as he ran till the final whistle of the game. On the defensive side of the ball Roman Pennella led a mighty charge followed up by tackles from Dom Deluca and Archer Manning.
The Gators had strong defensive play from Santiago Borrego, Chason Barber, and Charlie Adorney. Offensively Dillon Stevens started off the scoring on a 53 yard pitch and catch from Tyler Cusimano. Blocking was provided by Josh Grijalba, Lucas Hodgson, and Ty Wilson. The Gators scored again when Carnegie Johnson scampered for a 58 yard touchdown run. Henry Cohn, and Michael Philips provided good blocking. The Gators third scoring drive started with an interception by Henry Cohn. Tyler Cusimano ran around the left end for ten yards, and Charlie Zola powered in PAT.
In the first half Maverick Sam Hall recovered a Gator fumble after a tough beginning. The tackling was lead by Tommy Healey, Michael Lindberg, Will Esposito, James Wailgum and Sam Hall. Also getting in on the defensive effort was Jay Ashforth, Michael Truini and Jameson Gerson. The blocking on the front line was powered by Henry Goldberg, Jack Davenport and Braydon Magliulo. Ryan Hammoud, AJ Pisacano, Riley Redahan, John Sarubbi and Nick Carriello fronted the Maverick rushing attack. Hammoud’s outstanding rushing did not outshine his brilliant interception late in the second quarter.
The Generals scored on their first possession when George Hadley followed a key block by Jack Ludington and barreled in from 2 yards out. Harrison Barth scored the extra point. Spencer Hartley scored on a highlight reel 44 yard run on the Generals next possession. On the next Crusher possession, Braden Tuttle had a great open field tackle. Lucas Delgado scored on a two yard run behind great blocks by Drew Athan and Jack Bruce. Colin Mulshine scored behind yet another great block by Callum Abernethy. Lukey Christensen added some tough inside running to convert some key first downs.
After a tough first half, the Crusher defense stiffened and the offense came to life with big plays by Danny Lauter, Miles Recchia and Michael Grabel to keep the game tight against a strong Generals team. Cos Cob opened up the third quarter with Lauter throwing a beautiful, floating pass to Grabel who then rocketed another 40 yards for the touchdown. Then after several punishing runs by Recchia, Lauter threw a hard spiral to Grabel for a 27 yard gain. Recchia finished off the drive by catching a 7 yard pass from Lauter and then powering it into the end zone. Lineman Angel Arroyo, Ansh Abuja, Carl Cummings and Bobby Grudzinski gave Lauter the time to throw. On defense Will Knight, Rick Kral, Jack Durvasula, Ryan Marsh and Daniel Lustosa all had big hits to keep the Generals to just one score in the second half.
The Bulldogs started strong with a 70-yard drive behind the running by Matt Bologna and Jack O'Gorman. Quinten Fox capped off the drive with a touchdown run and also scored the extra points. On defense, Cormac Doyle and Hunter Gruenstrass turned the ball over on downs and cleared the way on offense along with TJ Abbazia for Will Montesi to score a touchdown and try for the Bulldogs. In the second half, a Raiders pass was intercepted by Quinten Fox on the Banc 35. The Bulldogs scored quickly with a 10-yard end around by Johnny Doyle, following key blocks by Frankie Toscano and Nate Trogni. On the following Banc offensive possession, Banc threw the ball, but it ended in an interception by Bulldogs' Auggie Bancroft.
The BANC quarterback position was split between Michael Huber and Ben Finkel, both leading an aggressive charge behind center. The offensive ground game was led by Daniel Perez at RB who scored the Raider’s only touchdown with Finkel following with a QB sweep for the extra point. The offensive line was steadfast with a good effort from Lucas Montesinos, Jagger Greschner and Louis Koletas along with Glen Rivas, Kevin Quintaro and Jacinto Leal rotating in against a tough Bulldogs defensive line. The Raiders defense was once again led by Jack Kovac at MLB partnered with Cole Kaicher who kept Bulldogs off-tackle running game in check.
The Mavericks Cage Lasley produced the first touchdown on a six yard run. Jeffrey Matthews added the PAT. Next, Matthews ran it in from five yards. Nolan Morris added the PAT. The offensive line had a strong day led by Jack Warren, Nick Addison, Aidan Redahan, Mason Moorhead, George Hill and Clay Ostrover. Lasley had some clutch pass completions for first downs. The defensive backfield of Jack Cook, Brennan Tauber and Kobe Comizio, broke up numerous Gator passing attempts. Matthews had a 30 yard pass interception touchdown in the 4th quarter.
Making big Gator plays on defense were Nico Wright, Luis Quisumbing and Matthew Pilc. Evan Weigold made the first down following the blocking of Sean Lafferty and Connor Smith. The Gators got on the scoreboard when AJ Barber found Joe Dowling for a 60 yard Touchdown. In the 3rd quarter, the Gators puts some nice drives by Griffin Carey, Matt Sisca and Conor Kelly. The blocking was provided by Nicholas Albrektsen, Matthew Thomas and Jack Zola.
GYFL Week 4 - October 11th, 2015
Offensively the Mavericks were led by Antonio Ciccarelli who scored all three touchdowns on the ground, but Gavyn Gennarelli chipped in with a few long runs and pass receptions of his own from Donovan Moorhead. The offensive line was anchored by EJ Perez and Cooper Edwards, but Fin Reynolds also helped open some of the holes for his running backs. Defensively it was a well-balanced attack with key tackles coming from Wyatt Stratton, Antonio Ciccarelli, Cooper Edwards, Gavyn Gennarelli and Chris Munoz. Rocco Grillo came up with his second interception to get the ball back to Mavericks offense and help secure the win.
The Raider offense was led by tough running for Connor Jones and Zion Cooper. Both had long runs on the day. The Raider offensive line was led by Logan Jozwiak and Tyler Senft who also opened up big holes for Joseph DeLaurentis and Troy Goodwin. The Raider defense was led by big plays from Tyler Senft and Zion Cooper. Trystin Caldwell, Alex Flook and Louis Garcia also were key on the defensive line.
Generals Henry Johnson and Chris Smoller lead the running attack with great blocking from Alexi Gianopolous, Tim Elder, Grant Schmidt and Ryan Hipp. Defensively the Generals were led by Matty Goldman who made a touchdown saving tackle on a long Gator run down the sideline. Reed Williams, Brian Murphy, Jackson Price and Ryan Brown had strong games and Silas Cook recovered his 2nd fumble of the season sealing the General’s victoryThe Gators lead off the scoring with a 50 yard run by Bobby Jones who ran the sweep behind a great block by James Ritchie. Chase Smith ran hard all day with 7 carries for 55 yards and scored the PAT. Austin Rinello broke a blast left following Mickey Tolentino and Matty Augustine for 40 yards to get within scoring distance. The scoring was topped off by a pass from Smith to hit Sam Manos down the sideline for 32 yards. On defense, Travis Wilson lead the way with multiple tackles and a key strip in the 2nd quarter that lead to a change of possession. Other standouts on defense included Jack Carroll and Reed Eddy who had multiple tackles.
Bulldogs Aidan Karson picked up right where he left off last week, with four rushing touchdowns and over 125 yards. On the Bulldogs' first offensive play of the game, Karson scored the Bulldogs' first touchdown, sprinting 40 yards for the score. Josh Jacobs, Nico Eveno and Christopher Killeen helped open up running lanes on offense throughout the game. Defensively, Antonio Vigilante, Bailey Rozmus and Griffin Galletta racked up multiple tackles. Owen Lanzarone was active on both sides of the ball, with several tackles on defense and strong runs on offense.
Cos Cob scored first with a 12 play drive led by Ryan McBreiarty, Jimmy Flinn and Dylan Breh. After a 14 yard pass from McBreiarty to Brehm, Flinn’s powerful running racked up 20 yards before McBreiarty ran it in for the score. Joey Pizzurro got the extra point as Victor Bejarano, Louis Chaves and Brendan Davey provided the blocking. Down in the third, Johnny McHugh stopped the Dogs on fourth down and the offense took advantage as Flinn scored on the very next play with a 39 yard run behind a Jacob Leibowitz block. Cooper Sernick, Aiden Brehm and Brad Wallace also had key offensive plays. On defense, Chris Takita and Sebastian Parra both played well, stopping Bulldog backs for several losses.
Opening up with some hard running by Jason Aquedelo, the Raiders took an early 7 point lead that they held onto until the fourth quarter. The Raider defense displayed some huge heart when they prevented the 2 point conversion with an amazing tackle by Archer Manning who played like a man possessed the entire game. Solid blocking from Bryan Pinheiro, Anthony Santos, and Stephen "Stone-Cold" Neri allowed the Raider running backs room to run as well as quarterback Sam O'hara to scramble for some key first downs. On the defensive side of the ball O'hara also made an interception with some pressure from defensive lineman Roman Pennella and Dylan "Mad-dog" Maloney, to give the Raiders a hard earned win.
Outstanding Maverick tackles were made by Tommy Healey, Ryan Hammoud, AJ Pisacano, Carl Griffasi, Anthony Pedicano and Will Esposito. The defensive line had some strong play from Sam Hall, Jack Konigsberg, Jay Ashforth and Antonio Ortiz. Diogo Fernandez recorded a sack and Ryan Hammoud recovered a BANC fumble. Leading the offensive charge were Tommy Healey and DJ Cook. The front line blocking was powered by Michael Lindberg, Sean Cowie, Steven Sudell, Jameson Gerson and Michael Truini. Jip Clark scored the Mavericks sole touchdown on a nifty three yard run.
The Generals “D” played exceptionally well with solid tackling coming from Gabe Maiolo, Matthew Trimmer and Quinn Warwick. Jake Carifa had a great day at Linebacker and Sebi Lopez and Wyatt Abernethy played well for the Generals in the secondary. On offense, Jackson Wolfram led a powerful ground attack and scored the first touchdown with a 7 yard sweep to the right side. James Babb had another great game rushing the ball and scored from 2 yards out and also punched in the conversion. James closed out the day’s scoring with an interception return for a TD. Liam Reynolds, Luc Ruthkoske, Mack Fulton and Will Ehrhardt led the way blocking for the Generals rushing attack.
Big Gator tackles were provided by Carter Paulson, Chason Barber, and Charlie Zola. Tyler Cusimano played his very typical strong game at QB. A highlight in the first half was a circus catch by Peter Lane to move the chains on a crucial third down. The second half started as Dillon Stephens exploded off huge blocks from Tyler Wilson, and Lucas Hodgson for a 69 yard touchdown run to knot the game. The Generals were then able to grind out a long drive in the fourth quarter to advance their score, but Robert Perlman had many big stops on that series. A last drive fell short for the Gators on an interception while trying to hit Miles Moore for a big play.
Jake Shredders, Drew Kral and Thomas Durvasula led the Crushers from behind for the Crusher win. Down by six in the third, Durvasula and Shredders led a 10 play drive, handing off to Kral for a combined 33 yards and the score. Blocking by Chris Nostro, Michael Moeller, Wyatt Recchia, Xander Tommasino, Robbie Cardini, and Jake Kiernan made it happen. The Crushers scored on their next offensive series as Hazlett ran it in from the Dogs 15. After Will Hollander and Thomas Vacarri teamed up to force a Bulldog fumble that Ashton Winegardner recovered, the Crushers scored again as Shredders and Kral combined for 63 rushing yards. Jack Hayes had a spectacular day on both sides of the ball and on defense Cliff Belknap, Miles Walker, and Teddy Flinn made key plays.
Bulldog Logan Galletta not only excelled from his quarterback position, but who also forced a fumble on defense. Equally as impressive was the play of running back Thomas Foster, whose elusive and explosive running garnished the first touchdown of the game for the Bulldogs. The offensive line play of William Janis, Michael Sinisi and Zachary Jacob was commendable. Their efforts created numerous running opportunities for Galletta and Foster. Defensively, the Bulldogs defense was led by Cameron Doyle, Cole Studwell, Vincent Insinga and Eli Weiss. Danny Fox and Pierson DelCristo also assisted the defense with numerous tackles.
The Mavericks opened the scoring on their first possession when Jeffrey Matthews broke loose for a 30 yard touchdown run. Cage Lasley added the extra point. On the next possession, Matthews found Tyler Sudell open and connected on a 20 yard touchdown pass. Lasley again added the PAT. The Mavericks then played ball control behind the running of Brennan Tauber, Kobe Comizio, Jack Cook, Fritz Conrod and Tyler Sudell. Strong defensive performance were put in by Nolan Morris, Clay Ostrover, Nicholson Bosile and John Gimbel. The Mavericks closed out the scoring when Jack Warren tackled the BANC quarterback for a safety.
The Raider defense was fully tested by the Maverick wishbone running attack led by Cole Kaicher at partnered with Jack Kovak. On Defense with Michael Huber and Jacob Smeriglio providing stellar play at safety behind Daniel Perez. Luke Vivier saw action at OLB as a rising talent at the position. Mason Muir and Co-Captain Will Reilly rounded out the play. On Offense the Raiders had Ben Finkel behind center leading the pistol set connected with Brendan Friel on a 25 yard post. Joe Mecca provided much needed support on offense with the Raider Offensive line seeing its share battle. Anchored by Co-Captain David Nasimi, the line rotation included solid play at center by Sander Coscia aided by Lucas Montesinos, Xavier Suro and Jagger Greschner.
The Generals got off to a fast start, led by two big runs from Spencer Hartley. However, the Gators pulled through and stopped the Generals on 4th down from the 2 yard line. On their first offensive play from scrimmage, the Gators attempted an end around that was contained perfectly by Lucas Delgado, allowing Colin Mulshine to tackle the ball carrier in his own end zone for a safety. The Generals had the lead, but the Gators rallied back and scored. Behind the strong blocking of Michael Neviera, Oliver Kennon, and Cristobal Isaacs, Mulshine was able to find the end zone in the 3rd quarter to give the Generals a nail-biting lead. The defensive play of Pierson Hipp, Jack Ludington, and Alex Rogers helped the Generals hold, and Charlie Johnson’s clutch interception sealed the win.
Leading the Gator defensive charge was Luis Quisumbing and Nico Wright who had many tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Also making many tackles on key situations were AJ Barber, Alex Hanna, Tony Alfano and Jackson Peters. The offense kicked in in the second quarter with excellent blocking from Connor Smith, Josh Nevins and JayWow Kook. The Gators were in scoring position when Joe Dowling and Tucker Slattery made a darting catch and run reception from QB AJ Barber. The Gators scored when Matthew Pilc scored a 3 yard touchdown by a huge hole provide by Tim Kim and Tommy Intrieri. Evan Weigold converted the PAT.
The Bulldogs started the game with a sustained 70-yard drive paced by hard running by Quinten Fox and capped by a 5-yard touchdown run by Matt Bologna. Fox scored the PAT. After key stops by Bulldog defensive backs Casey Rozmus and Liam Kirkpatrick, the Bulldogs took over again. Matt Bologna would not be denied and bullied his way all the way into the end-zone. William Montesi followed good blocks by Cormac Doyle and Hunter Gruenstrass. After a Crusher score, Bulldog defenders Liam Kirkpatrick and Connor Sobieri combined to snub out the Crushers try for the extra point. Bulldog wide out Casey Rozmus sprung Fox for a key outside block resulting in a 70-yard touchdown sprint around the right. Bulldog lineman JQ Norrgard showed his skills by forcing a Crusher fumble and then recovery. Jack O'Gorman punched it into the endzone.
Down by 20 points, exciting play by Crusher Daniel Lustosa kept the game close before the Bulldogs pulled it out. Lustosa had three scorching touchdown runs of 38, 58 and 64 yards. The most impressive of which saw him breaking 5 tackles and looking like he was stopped before busting through for the score. David Faugno, Carl Cummings, Liam Piper, Riley Kiernan and Ansh Ahuja opened up the holes. Lauter ran and passed for a combined 57 yards to add to the effort. On defense Jack Durvasula stopped two extra points and Reed Signer, Rick Kral and Will Knight all had standout plays.
GYFL Week 5-October 18th, 2015
The Mavericks put together a ground attack led by the fine running of Gavyn Gennarelli and Antonio Ciccarelli who each scored a touchdown. EJ Perez, Cooper Edwards and Jack Bourke worked to open holes for their running backs, while Haru Kawashima was able to record his longest run of year, falling just short of the end zone. Rocco Grillo, Wyatt Stratton and Andrue Borelli also gained yards running the ball. Defensively the Mavericks were balanced in their approach to try stopping the Crusher's attack. Gennarelli, Ciccarelli, Perez and Edwards all contributed, but were assisted in their defense by Lex Stevenson, Chris Munoz and Donovan Moorhead who each had an impact on the game's outcome.
The Crushers played hard on defense as Alex Ohls, Dylan Brehm, Johnny McHugh, Sam Barsanti and Jimmy Flinn all made big plays. Brehm, McHugh, and Flinn each had 3 solo tackles and kept pressure on the Mavs QB the entire game. Ohls had a standout day with several tackles including one that forced the Mavs into 4th down, while Barsanti made a key tackle to stop a long Mavericks run. On offense, the Crushers got close with a 9 play drive led by the running of Ryan McBeairty, Brehm and McHugh and the blocking of Kaleb Solomon, Jacob Leibowitz and Sebastian Parra. Michael Breheney and his offensive line, Nolan Cracraft, Nick D’Andrea, and Lukas Barber kept the ball in Crusher hands and helped control the game clock.
The Bulldogs Danny Vartuli kicked off the scoring with a 35-yard touchdown run on the Bulldogs’ first possession of the game. Jake Stefanowicz, Aidan Karson and Bailey Rozmus also got in on the scoring fun with a rushing touchdown each. John Insinga contributed two extra points and superior blocking on offense. On the defensive side of the ball, Crosby Newi and Justin Norton made multiple tackles and Owen Lanzarone stepped up with a sack and several other tackles. Kyle Allen and Peter Vomvolakis anchored a strong game by the defensive line.
Jackson Price, Henry Johnson and Ryan Brown lead the Generals ground game and Chris Smoller and Will Fels had nice catches for the Generals on their 2 scoring drives. Grant Schmidt, Reed Williams and Tim Elder lead the blocking upfront. Defensively the Generals had strong contributions from Brian Murphy, Fred Wnek, Matthew Huang and Joe Lewis who recorded Multiple tackles.
The Raiders Connor Jones, Logan Jozwiak, Christian Graziano, and James Kovac played excellent outside contain. While Tyler Senft, Alex Flook and Tristan Caldwell dominated the interior defensive line of scrimmage. The Raider offense was led by Connor Jones, Zion Cooper and Joseph DeLaurentis, all of whom carried the ball for long runs. Great blocking from the offensive line making big runs possible from receivers Troy Goodwin and Jaden Smith.
The Gators Barrett Pennington led the way in the 2nd half with 3 tackles and was all over the field. Some of the other standouts on defense included Bobby Jones, Liam Brown, and Maximus Gabelli. After the Raiders scored their 2nd TD in the 3Q, Reed Eddy made a crucial fumble recovery on the extra point attempt to keep it close. On offense, the Gators relied on their strong line led by Eddy, Murph Watner, Mason Jones and Burke Watner to move the ball. One highlight was Drew Lane’s block on the outside that opened a nice lane for Sam Manos for 10 yards. Chase Smith was also able to get positive yards up the middle with Jayden Zych and Wyatt Lupo making key blocks from the TE spot.
The Crushers scored first after Cliff Belknap recovered a Mavs fumble that set up a 20 yard drive behind runs from Ashton Winegardner, Drew Kral, Jake Shredders and Alex Hazlett including the score. Two defensive series later, Winegardner stripped the ball from a Mavs back and Will Hollander recovered, setting up another Crusher score. Shredders floated a precision 12 yard pass to Kral who ran another 7 yards and a touchdown. Hazlett made another touchdown behind the solid blocking of Louis Ceci and Frank Williams. The final Crusher score came on long, 10 play drive with runs by Jurgis Schmedlin, Thomas Durvasula, Jake Prieto and Winegardner who ran in the touchdown from 14 yards out. Jake Romanello, Drew Falla, John Scarlata, Chris Nostro, and Michael Moeller created the holes.
Leading the Mavericks in tackles were Tommy Healey, DJ Cook, AJ Pisacano, Ryan Hammoud, Anthony Pedicano and Will Esposito. Also getting in on the defensive play were Jay Ashforth, John Gatherer, Riley Redahan and Michael Truini. The offense had some solid runs from DJ Cook, Tommy Healey and Ryan Hammoud. The offensive line fought hard and was lead by Sam Hall, Henry Goldberg, Jack Konigsberg, Steven Sudell, Sean Cowie and Michael Lindberg. Also battling and blocking were Jack Davenport, John Sarubbi, Diogo Fernandez, Braydon Magliulo, Pietro Bria and Antonio Ortiz.
After giving up an early score, the Generals Tomas Delgado scampered in around right end for a nice running TD. Jackson Wolfram’s run for the conversion gave the Generals a lead. On defense, Quinn Warwick, Gabe Maiolo and Matthew Trimmer made key plays to keep the Bulldogs out of the end zone. Luke Ruthkoske, Joseph Cohen, George Fugelsang, Benjy Telser and Zack Carifa made great contributions along the line with Will Ehrhart, Elias Kennon and Ben Yu playing well at receiver. Sebi Lopez and Jackson Fels did a nice job on defense. Jackson Wolfram scored a second TD and Jake Carifa punched in the conversion. The Bulldogs scored on the final play of the game but, Tomas Delgado intercepted the PAT to seal the victory for the Generals.
A Bulldog pass by Logan Galletta to Will Janis 20 yards down field kept the drive on the first series alove. Thomas Foster scored up the middle. In the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs came back from a their deficit. Logan Galletta scored with no time left. The PAT failed. Outstanding play by Michael Sinisi on a key fumble recovery. Randall Feda and Cameron Doyle had big tackles all game. Caden Leidich completed a key pass to Charlie Kosinski.
Tommy O’Connor, and Ryan Beiley headed up a very strong Gator defense with multiple tackles. Josh Grijalba contributed two sacks. The defensive backfield was led by Carnegie Johnson and Dillon Stevens. Johnson contributed an interception late in the third quarter. The Gator offense was driven by strong quarterback play from Tyler Cusimano and Henry Cohn. Cusimano started things off with a 25 yard run, followed up by a 10 yard dump pass to Johnson for the TD. Johnson continued his strong running in the second half with a 30 yard jaunt around right end. Solid blocking was provided by Peter Lane, Andrew Kiratsous, Miles Trager, and Michael Phillips on the drive.
Behind solid blocking from Andre Castellanos, Zach Mantione, Roman Penella, Henry Sorbaro, and Greyson Laczkowski the Raiders established a strong run game. Ryan Perez slashed his way for some well earned yards with great lead blocks from Owen Morrisey. Defensively, Jack Wilson, Holden Brown, and Dom Deluca made some key stops to get the ball back to the Raiders.
The Mavericks opened the scoring in the second quarter on a 12 yard TD run by Jeffrey Matthews. The defense held on the next series when George Hill, John Gimbel, Nick Addison, and Jack Cook combined to sack the QB, forcing a Crusher punt. Matthews exploded on a 38 yard run to the 2 yard line. Cage lasley carried it in from the 2 for the TD to put the Mavericks up at halftime. Strong offense support was provided by Ben Epstein, D. J. Furano, Mason Moorhead, and Aidan Redahan. The Mavericks defense recorded two interceptions by Matthews and Clay Ostrover to seal the victory.
In the second half, Crushers David Faugno, Riley Kiernan, Jack Durvasula and Angel Arroyo all made key tackles. Ansh Ahuja and Rick Kral contributed to the effort by stopping a Mavs extra point. On offense, the Crushers scored on an exciting 70 yard play, as QB Nicolas Winegardner threw a beautiful, 30 yard bomb to Daniel Lustosa who then ran the ball another 40 yards for the score. Great blocking by Dylan Oliveri, Marcus Amine, Ryan Marsh, Nicholas Orrico and James Schmidt gave Winegardner the time to throw.
On their 2nd possession the Generals put together a methodical drive behind the strong running of Lucas Delgado and Charlie Johnson and explosive blocking up front by Harrison Barth, Duncan Cavanaugh, and Logan Guerrieri. Colin Mulshine was able to find the end zone for the touchdown, and received a picture perfect pass from George Hadley to convert the PAT. As time was running out in the half Mulshine connected with Alex Burdick for a score to put the Generals out front for the remainder of the game. Hadley scored the game’s final TD on a QB sneak early in the third quarter. Standout defensive play from Davis Whitely, Luca Dodaro, and Cal Brier was noted by the Generals coaches.
The Bulldogs made a quick score as Quinten Fox followed sustained blocks by TJ Abbazzia, Ian Foster, and Hunter Gruenstrass and threw a nifty spin move to avoid a tackle sprinting 80 yards for a TD. Matt Bologna punched in the try. The Bulldogs started the second half with a quick turnover at their 30 yard line. On the next General score, Will Fox and Jack O’Gorman shed blockers to stop their try. Although the Bulldogs generated some positive yards with Will Montesi behind good blocking by Peter Benda and Cormac Doyle, no more scoring was allowed.
Making key Gator plays wer Luis Quisumbing, Alex Hanna and Sean Duffy. The Gator offense marched down the field with Evan Weigold making gains behind the blocking of Tommy Intrieri and Tim Kim setting up a TD from Matthew Pilc. The PAT was made by Weigold. The defense continued to stay strong with AJ Barber and Tucker Slattery each getting an interception and Harrison McKenzie recording a sack. Andrew Grijalba, Conor Kelly and Matt Sisca paved the way for Colin Miles and Will Healy who made some hard fought yardages. AJ Barber found Joe Dowling for a 23 yard TD, and Tony Alfano also made great passes downfield. The scoring was complete with AJ Barber 7 yard TD following Jackson Peters and Thomas Bausman around end.
The BANC Seniors put forth a stellar defensive effort led by Jack Kovac and David Nasimi. The Raiders score came off an interception and 60 yard return for TD by Kovac. The Raiders had three additional picks by Nasimi, an end zone pick by safety David Perez and another Michael Huber. Huber shared the QB spot with Mason Muir for the injured Ben Finkel and put forth a strong running and passing attack. The offensive effort was anchored by TE Shameen “Shug” Cooper and Sena Honzawa. The Vivier brothers, Kyle and Luke provided support as did Harry Judge.