GYFL Week 6 - October 25th, 2015
The Bulldogs continued to play well, with rushing touchdowns by Owen Lanzarone, Bailey Rozmus and Aidan Karson. Karson also contributed a pick-6 and John Insinga rushed for an extra point. Timmy McGrath, Zack Sardone and Max Marek combined for a stellar quarterbacking performance. Blocking by Josh Corriveau, Christopher Killeen and Josh Jacobs helped Bulldog running backs eat up large chunks of yardage. Defensively, Kyle Allen had one of his best games this season, with several hard tackles. Max Loffredo and Ignacy Pietryka stood out defensively by limiting the Gators rushing attack.
On offense, James Ritchie led the way for the Gators with over 100 yards rushing. He had several long runs including a 13 yard touchdown. Great blocking by Maximus Gabelli, Chase Smith, and Wyatt Lupo opened the holes. In the second half Gabelli added a shifty 12 yard run behind the brother blocking tandem of Murph and Burke Watner and Jack Carroll. On defense, the Gators were led by Chase Smith with 6 tackles. Reed Eddy and Murph Watner had strong penetration into the backfield while Austin Rinello and Mickey Tolentino added good open field tackles including a stopped extra point.
Another hard fought win by the Raiders as Connor Jones, Tyler Senft, Logan Iozwiak and Alex Flook made big plays defensively to keep the Crushers off the board. The Raiders had the only score of the game early in the 3rd quarter as Jones followed a tough offensive line into the end zone from the goal line. Zion Cooper and Troy Goodwin had long runs throughout the game to help wear down the stingy Crusher defense.
A much improved Crushers team held the Raiders to just 7 points thanks to strong defensive play by Sebastian Parra, Johnny McHugh, Jimmy Flinn and Chris Takita. Parra was all over the field, making tackles in the backfield as well as stopping breakaway runs. McHugh, Flinn and Takita each had multiple stops in the backfield, forcing the Raiders to turn the ball over on downs several times. Alex Ohls showed his concentration when he intercepted a bobbled ball and Kaleb Solomon made several key tackles. On offense, Ryan McBreairty and Flinn moved the ball well behind the blocking of Parra, Louis Chaves, Reagan Sernick, and Kyle Bassalik.
Offensively the Mavericks were quick and efficient with Antonio Ciccarelli and Gavyn Gennarelli each rushing for touchdowns to give the Mavs an early lead. Massimo Risi and Nick Wells both had key blocks to open holes for their running backs. Defensively EJ Perez and and Lex Stevenson came up with big plays from their defensive line positions while Risi, Ciccarelli and Donovan Moorhead had strong outings from their linebacker positions. The game came down to a 2 point conversion attempt by the Generals but the Mav defense forced a fumble just short of the goal line to seal the victory.
The Generals stayed in the game up to the very last play as Henry Johnson got two scores and Jackson Price added another behind great blocking from Reed Williams, Grant Schmidt, Charlie Allard, Brian Murphy and Sammy Cohen. The Generals defensively got strong play from Matthew Huang, Chris Smoller, Ryan Brown and Charlie Tortorella.
The Gators defense slowed down a potent Bulldog offense behind strong play by Michael Phillips, Santiago Borrego, and Carter Paulson. Borrego contributed multiple tackles on the outside, while Paulson brought a strong pass rush. Offensively, the Gators had touchdown runs by Carnegie Johnson, and Dillon Stevens. Johnson's first touchdown was a 59 yard sprint behind strong blocking by Charlie Zola and Tommy O'Connor. Later in the quarter Johnson had an 85 yard touchdown set up by blocks by Josh Grijalba, and Miles Trager. Dillon Stevens opened up the third quarter with a 58 yard touchdown run behind blocks from Tyler Wilson, and Henry Cohn. Tyler Cusimano got the extra point.
The Bulldogs put up a brave fight as Logan Galletta anchored the offense with a 110 yards on the ground and 15 in the air to William Janis. Thomas Foster and Pierson DelCristo added another 70 on the ground behind the superb blocking of Randall Freda and Michael Sinisi. Thomas also led the defense in tackles.
Crusher’s Cliff Belknap, Drew Kral, Miles Walker and Will Hollander kept the Raiders scoreless, leading Cos Cob to a big win. Belknap and Kral were in the Raider backfield all game long making tackles or pressuring the QB. Jake Prieto recovered a fumble and Teddy Flinn had several key stops. On offense, Jake Shredder and Thomas Durvasula ran a 5 play, 35 yard drive that saw 30 rushing yards for Prieto and Kral getting the score on fourth and one. Jake Shredders threw to Jurgis Schmedlen for the extra point. It took only one play for the next Crusher score as Kral ripped off a 51 yard touchdown. Blocking by Thomas Vaccari, Xander Tommasino, Frank Williams, Louis Ceci, Robbie Cardini and Jake Kiernan opened the holes.
Raider blockers Bryan Pithier, Stephen Neri, Andre Castellanos,and Christopher Castellanos held off Crusher defenders just long enough for Jack Wilson to connect to Sam O'Hara for a great 15 yard pass. Defensively the Raiders were led by Roman Penella, Jack Wilson and Dylan Maloney on the line, with some great plays at linebacker by Luke Lombardo and Zach Mantione. Big plays were prevented by Holden Brown and Archer Manning.
The Generals scored first on a 14 yard run by Jackson Wolfram. The extra point was good by James Babb. The Generals second TD came from Jackson Wolfram and Matthew Trimmer carried in the conversion run. The Generals defense played another strong game with Ian MacDonald, Elias Kennon and Andrew Cavanaugh leading the way. Alex Pratt saw some good time on defense. Jake Carifa had a fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter that led to Wolfram running in the winning touchdown from 5 yards out. The Generals offense had strong play with Colin Kinsella, Luke Ruthkoske and Jake Pobjoy providing great blocking. Benjamin Yu and Will Ehrhart blocked well and Quinn Warwick also had a great catch.
The Mavericks played their best game this season opening the scoring with a great pass from Tommy Healey to James Wailgum who ran 56 yards to the end zone. Healey pounded the ball over the goal line for the second Mav TD. Wailgum added both extra points on two nifty runs. Also contributing strong runs were Ryan Hammoud and Jip Clark. Solid blocking was delivered by Sam Hall, Michael Truini, Nick Carriello, John Sarubbi, Jameson Gerson and Riley Redahan. The Maverick defense delivered big time tackles and were lead by Tommy Healey, DJ Cook, Carl Griffasi, Anthony Pedicano, and John Gatherer. The D-line battle was fought by Jay Ashforth, Jack Konigsberg, Henry Goldberg, Braydon Magliulo and Steven Sudell. Jip Clark contributed a strip and fumble recovery to stop a Generals drive.
The Gator came out with a win behind the runs of Matthew Pilc and Evan Weigold and blocking by Luis Quisumbing and Nico Wright. The Gators lit up the scoreboard when AJ Barber had nice protection from Alex Hanna, Tim Kim and Tommy Intrieri. Barber threw a strike to Joe Dowling for 39 yards. The PAT was made good by Weigold. Colin Miles chunked off yards by following blocks by Dean Manos, Matt Sisca and Matthew Thomas. The Gators punched it in when Weigold went 18 yards for the TD. The defense did a great job containing with plays by Nicholas Albrektsen, Jack Zola, and Alvaro Borrego.
The Bulldogs started strong with a 55-yard burst from Quinten Fox to the Gator's 15-yard line. The Bulldogs got creative when Will Montesi took the snap and lateraled to Casey Rozmus who then threw a strike to Fox in the end-zone for a Bulldog lead. Montesi followed nice blocks by TJ Ahbazia, Ian Foster and JQ Norrgard to tack on the extra point. The Dogs saw drive-killing tackles by Cormac Doyle, Patrick O'Brien and Liam Kirkpatrick. Auggie Bancroft intercepted a Gators extra point try. On a key third and 5 the Bulldogs got tricky with a Statue of Liberty play as Jack O’Gorman took the handoff but the Gators stopped him and took over on downs.
Nicolas Winegardner had a big game on both sides of the ball to lead the Crushers to a win over Banc. Daniel Lustosa started the scoring with a 67 yard blast to the left side behind blocks by Carl Cummings, Ryan Marsh and Alex Amine. Winegardner followed up by leading a 6 play drive that ended with a 41 yard bomb to Lustosa for the score. Dylan Oliveri, Anthony Nostro and Liam Piper provided the protection. Another 41 yard pass, this time to Danny Lauter and a 6 yard run by Rick Kral made it 19-0. Nicholas Orrico also played well on offense. On defense, Winegardner had a sack, broke up a pass play and had 5 tackles. David Faugno made 5 tackles while Kral tallied 4. Sebastian Bejarano also pressured the Raiders QB repeatedly.
The Raiders sole touchdown came from a 35 yard end around by Kyle Vivier in the fourth quarter. The defensive effort was shored up by solid play at LB by Cole Kaicher and Co-Captain Jack Kovac with stellar cornerback play by Michael Huber. Grayson Thomas and Glen Rivas played hard up front. Safety Jacob Smeriglio and OLB Luke Vivier saw defensive action to hold an advancing Crushers offense in the second half. The Raiders offense was led by Mason Muir at QB and hard fought running by Sena Honzawa and Co-Captain Will Reilly generating much needed yardage on the ground. The Offensive line battled a very tough Crushers defense with solid play by Jacinto Leal and Francisco Castellanos supporting Co-Captain David Nasimi and Jagger Greschner in the trenches.
The Mavericks opened the scoring in the 1st quarter when Cage Lasley connected with Jeffrey Matthews on a nicely thrown 50 yard pass touchdown. The Mavericks defense played hard in the redzone, forcing the Generals to give up the ball on downs 3 times. Credit going to defensive linemen Jack Warren, George Hill, John Gimbel and Nick Addison, line backing crew of Nolan Morris, Tyler Sudell, Clay Ostrover and Kobe Comizio, and the backfield of Jack Cook and Brennan Tauber. After gaining control of the ball, Lasley again connected with Matthews, who made an outstanding one hand catch, on a 30 yard touchdown pass to make the score .
The Generals started strong when Henry Groves intercepted a pass on the Mavericks first possession. Charlie Johnson had a key goal line tackle to prevent the first Maverick extra point, and Braden Tuttle defended a pass on the second. The Generals had a long drive that took the entire third quarter with Thomas Jedlicka, Jack Bruce and Owen Neviera contributing some excellent blocks, but were not able to convert. The Generals finally broke onto the scoreboard in the fourth quarter behind two key catches by Harrison Barth and Alex Burdick added another to put the Generals in position to score. Lucas Delgado then caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from George Hadley to close the gap.
GYFL Week 8 - November 8th, 2015
The General won in overtime thanks to a rushing attack led by quarterback Ryan Brown, Henry Johnson and Grant Schmidt. Schmidt got his first touchdown of the season when he scored the game winning TD. The running attack was bolstered by key line play from Sammy Cohen and Brian Murphy. After key turnovers the defense stepped up to secure the game as Joe Lewis, Matthew Huang and Reed Williams made big plays all day.
The Crushers scored first when Chris Takita snatched the ball away from a Generals back and ran it 25 yards for a touchdown. Ryan McBreiarty got the next score when he ran 43 yards behind the blocking of Kaleb Solomon, Louis Chaves, Lukas Barber and Aidan Brehm. Johnny McHugh had a good game on both sides of the ball. On defense Dylan Brehm created a fumble that Takita recovered. McBreiarty snatched another ball from a General back and ran it 15 yards. Alex Ohls made several tackles. The Crushers almost pulled the game out when Jimmy Flinn ran 50 yards for a touchdown, as Sebastian Parra blocked upfield the entire way, but a penalty negated the play.
The Raiders held off the Gators as the offensive line created big holes for Zion Cooper, Connor Jones and Troy Goodwin all day. Tyler Senft, Nick Granitto, and LJ Bylow all made key blocks allowing long runs. The Raider defense gave up only seven points and scored 7 more when Connor Jones intercepted a Gators pass for a touchdown. Tyler Senft, Patrick Lane, Alex Flook and James Kovak all had big tackles on the day.
The Gator offense was led by QB James Ritchie who had 75 yards rushing. The Gators mounted an impressive 70 yard drive with grinding runs by Chase Smith up the middle and shifty runs up the sidelines from Ritchie and Sam Manos. Murph Watner and Barrett Pennington blocked. Bobby Jones scored from 4 yards out and Ritchie added the extra point. Burke Watner, Matty Augustine, Drew Lane, Jayden Zych, Pierce Collins, Mason Jones and Wyatt Lupo also opened holes all day. On defense Austin Rinello recovered a fumble and had strong tackling from Maximus Gabelli, Conner Wolf, Liam Brown, Jack Carroll, Guy Germain, Mickey Tolentino and a spirited effort from Jack Kelly.
The Crushers Alex Hazlett, Jake Shredders and Drew Kral were unstoppable. Kral got the first score, running up the middle. Hazlett got the second as Shredders threw a 15 yard stinger into the end zone. Jurgis Schemdlen got the extra point behind another Shredders pass. Shredders added to the score with a 56 yard burner. Hazlett got the last touchdown with a 70 yard run. Blocking by Louis Ceci, Robbie Cardini, Jake Kiernan, Will Hollander, and Cliff Belknap opened up the holes. On defense, Drew Kral made 8 tackles and Hazlett intercepted a Generals pass. Jake Prieto also contributed on both sides of the ball.
Generals Jake Carifa had an outstanding touchdown run from 69 yards out and Jackson Wolfram tallied the other Generals score. The Generals contained the Crushers high powered offense most of the game as Quinn Warwick, Gabe Maiolo and Peter Lewis contributed strong play on defense. Wyatt Abernethy and Sebi Lopez played well in the secondary. Andrew Cavanaugh and Ryan Jedlicka led the blocking attack on offense and Matthew Trimmer had another strong game blocking out of the backfield. James Babb had several strong runs.
The Gators came out strong on defense as Miles Trager, Andrew Kiratsous, Tommy O’Connor, and Chason Barber helped hold off the Mavs. Offensively, the Gators ran the ball well behind the line play of Josh Grijalba, Tyler Wilson, and Lucas Hodgson. Tyler Cusimano started off the scoring with a 35 yard scamper off right end. He followed that up with a 15 yard boot in the third quarter for his second touchdown. Dillon Stevens added a score as well on a 50 yard touchdown. Santiago Borrego, Chan Woo Kook, and Carter Paulson also made huge contributions on offense. Michael Phillips also played well on the defensive line.
Leading the Mavericks in tackling were Sam Hall, Anthony Pedicano, Ryan Hammoud, James Wailgum, DJ Cook, Carl Griffasi and Henry Goldberg. Also getting into the defensive action were Will Esposito, AJ Pisacano, Jay Ashforth, Antonio Ortiz, Jip Clark and John Gatherer. On offense, the Mavs had strong blocking from Steven Sudell, Nick Carriello, Jameson Gerson, Pietro Bria, Brayden Magliulo, Riley Redahan, Michael Truini and John Sarubbi. Jip Clark, Anthony Pedicano and AJ Pisacano ran the ball well. DJ Cook scored the sole Maverick touchdown on a tremendous 70 yard run. James Wailgum ran in the extra point.
The Bulldogs pulled out a nailbiter victory on the backs of Danny Fox, Logan Galleta, Randal Feda and William Janis. The Bulldogs scored first when Galeta broke a 40 yard touchdown run down the sideline. Janis made a key fumble recovery to keep a Bulldogs drive alive. After the half Luke Ware connected with Galleta for a big gain. On defense Cameron Doyle stopped the Raiders on a key fourth down while Thomas Fosters made a touchdown saving tackle. After the Raiders got into the end zone, Feda and Jamis blocked the extra point and sealed the victory.
The Raiders Dylan Maloney added his talents to the offense this week, alongside of Dom Deluca and Archer Manning’s lead blocking, which gave Ryan Perez and Jason Agudelo the opportunity to pound up the middle. Heat seeking Roman Pennella led the defense, supported by Maloney’s fumble recovery, and held off a Bulldog charge which got the ball back in Raider hands with just minutes left. Agudelo made several breakaway runs needed first downs, while Luke Lombardo’s fourth and long reception from Jack Wilson moved the ball quickly downfield in the last drive of the game.
The Generals jumped out to an early lead over the Crushers on a 3-yard touchdown from Colin Mulshine. After a quick Cos Cob touchdown, Mulshine scored two more first half touchdowns and Lucas Delgado converted the extra points to give the Generals the lead. Luca Dodaro and Michael Neviera contributed excellent blocking on the second Generals touchdown drive. On defense, Harrison Barth, Oliver Kennon, Cristobal Isaacs and Callum Abernethy had sacks to end Crusher drives. Zane Nye scored from 37 yards out behind an excellent interior block by Logan Guerrieri for the final Generals score.
The Crushers were led on offense by Nicolas Winegardner, Daniel Lustosa, Rick Kral and Jack Durvasula. Lustosa started the scoring with a 61 yard blast and the extra point. Winegardner got the next score running behind Bobby Grudzinski after an 11 play drive. David Faugno caught the extra point. Crushers got their final score as Rick Kral caught a 35 yard pass with 9 seconds left and then Durvasula ran it in for the touchdown. Blocking by Dylan Oliveri, Liam Piper, Ryan Marsh, Carl Cummings and Sebastian Bejarano made it possible. On defense Nicholas Orrico stopped a Generals extra point, Danny Lauter had 6 tackles and Reed Signer had 4. Riley Kiernan, Chris Bassalik, Angel Arroyo, and Ansh Ahuja also contributed on defense.
The Gators Nico Wright was a beast leading the game in tackles, many behind the line of scrimmage. Also making key tackles in the game were Jackson Peters, Will Healy, Jack Zola and Andrew Grijalba. Colin Miles and Evan Weigold made interceptions and Tucker Slatery recovered a fumble. The offense lit up the scoreboard when lineman Harrison McKenzie and Alex Hanna gave plenty of protection for AJ Barber who found Joe Dowling for a 45 yard touchdown. The Gators scored again when Barber found Tucker Slattery for a 7 yard pass. Excellent play from Tony Alfano, Giffen Carey, Conor Kelly and Matt Sisca.
The Mavericks played stingy defense all game led by the up front five of Nick Addison, George Hill, Jack Warren, D.J. Furano and Nicholson Bosile. Tackling support was provided by the lineback crew of John Gimbel, Clay Ostrover and Tyler Sudell. Nolan Morris had a strong day running the ball for the Mavericks offense behind the blocking of Ben Epstein, Fritz Conrod, Aidan Redihan and Mason Moorhead.
The Bulldogs first score came as Will Montesi punched into the end zone on a tense fourth and goal from the 1-yard line. Quinten Fox followed good blocking to score the extra point. On the Bulldog's next possession, Casey Rozmus sustained key blocks on the outside to seal a lane for Fox to break a 35-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs held the Raiders in check with an interception by Johnny Doyle and a key sack by Connor Sobieri. The Bulldogs found another sustained drive behind the good blocks by Uli Chudy, Tomas Falcon, Peter Benda and Nate Trogni. Will Montesi capped it with a 28-yard touchdown throw to Jack O'Gorman. The second half of the game was a defensive battle with strong tackling by Cormac Doyle, Ian Foster and a fumble recovery by Patrick O’Brien.
BANC fought a hard defensive battle as Jack Kovac and Cole Knicher led the team. David Nasimi had one of his best defensive showings of the season, registering 9 tackles, 4 behind the line of scrimmage and assisted by Glen Rivas. Harrison Judge filled in for the injured Sena Honzawa and provided much needed support in defending a solid Bulldog running game. Will Reilly also had one of his best games of the year on defense and at running back. The offense was balanced by a passing attack led by Mason Muir to Daniel Perez, Sebastian Bodian and Brendan Friel.
Week 9 - GYFL Playoffs - November 15th, 2015
The Raiders got off to a fast start with a long touchdown run from Zion Cooper to take an early lead. The Raider offense was led by Connor Jones, Zion Cooper and Joseph DeLarentes who all had long runs on the day. The Raider offensive line led the way opening up huge holes for the backfield. Thiago Camargo, LJ Bylow, Nicholas Granitto and Patrick Lamb all had nice blocks. On defense, Connor Jones had an interception and Logan Jozwiak had a pass deflection. Tyler Senft and Alex Flook both had big plays on the defensive side of the ball.
Offensively the Mavericks were led by Antonio Ciccarelli who scored both of the Mavericks touchdowns, but Gavyn Gennarelli also had a big impact on the ground with a few strong runs of his own. The offensive line was led by the fine play of Jack Bourke who along with Massimo Risi, Lex Stevenson and Nick Wells opened holes for their backs on the ground. Cooper Edwards and EJ Perez once again led the Mavericks defensive line, but Shea O'Gorman and Fin Reynolds also chipped in on the effort up front for the Mavericks. Wyatt Stratton came up with a key interception, while Donovan Moorhead, Rocco Grillo, Haru Kawashima, Andrue Borelli and Brett Sylvester came up with key stops of their own.
The Generals Jackson Price led the rushing attack with three TDs, and Will Fels made a great catch for a first down on one of the Generals scoring drives. Great blocking from Reed Williams, Charlie Allard, Emmett Graham and Jack Jedlicka helped control the line of scrimmage for the generals offense. Defensively Price, Reed Williams, Fred Wnek, and Ryan Brown played strong with Alexi Gianopolous and Brian Murphy making TD saving tackles.
The game started off with a big rushing Bulldog touchdown from Jake Stefanowicz, with an extra point by Aidan Karson. Karson who also had a touchdown, as well as a strip and fumble recovery in the second half. Bailey Rozmus had an interception in the end zone to keep the game close in the 4th quarter. Timmy McGrath was outstanding at quarterback, with a long pass to Antonio Vigilante for a first down in the 4th quarter. Kyle Allen, Nico Eveno, Josh Corriveau, Christopher Killeen and Griffin Galletta were a collective force on the offensive line. John Insinga, Owen Lanzarone and Danny Vartuli gave a tremendous effort on defense in the game.
The Crusher's Alex Hazlett scored two touchdowns, and Jake Shredders stopped two breakaway runs to pull out a close victory against the Bulldogs. The Crusher offense came to life in the second half when Hazlett broke a 50 yard blast to tie the game as Robbie Cardini, Jake Kiernan and Jurgis Schmedlen blocked. A few plays later Hazlett, Drew Kral and Ashton Winegardner combined to drive the ball down the field with Hazlett getting the score. Winegardner ran in the extra point to seal the game. Big blocks by Louis Ceci, Will Hollander and Miles Walker forced the drive. The Crushers made a last minute stand on defense as Shredders stopped two breakaway runs for sure touchdowns and Jake Preto, Jack Hayes, Cliff Belknap, Walker, Winegardner, Hazlett all stepped up with big tackles to keep the Dogs out of the end zone.
The Bulldogs Peter Aysseh and Thomas Foster both had big sacks for a loss in the early stages of the game. The offense attempted to get going early with Logan Galletta for a 20 yard run and William Janis with a 10 yard catch. In the second quarter Galletta broke down the sideline for a 70 yard touchdown run with key textbook blocks from Luke Ware and Thomas Nail. In the third quarter Georgie Hernandez had a key fumble recovery, and Thomas Foster and Pierson DelCristo had key stops.
The Generals scored on their first offensive possession with a combination of great offensive line blocking and terrific runs by Jackson Wolfram, James Babb and Jake Carifa. Babb ran the ball in from two yards out to get the Generals on the scoreboard. The entire offensive line, Luke Ruthkoske, Ryan Jedlicka, Andrew Cavanaugh, Jake Pobjoy, Will Ehrhart, Quinn Warwick and Gabe Maiolo had an excellent afternoon blocking. Wyatt Gibson also had a heads up defensive play recovering a Gators fumble. Jackson Wolfram scored from 9 yards out. The Generals stopped the Gators comeback bid led by Quinn Warwick, Wyatt Abernethy, Sebi Lopez, Liam Reynolds and Zack Carifa. The final outcome was still in doubt with seconds to play and the Generals made several key stops led by Matthew Trimmer, Peter Lewis and Quinn Warwick. The game ended with a quarterback sack by Gabe Maiolo and Quinn Warwick.
Offensively, Dillon Stephens put the Gators on the board with a 15 yard run behind great blocking by Josh Grijalba , Chason Barber, and Tyler Wilson. Defensively, Tyler Cusimano, and Santiago Borrego led the second half charge with big stops on the elusive General backs. The Gators stormed back going into the fourth quarter behind a 50 yard scamper by Henry Cohn. Santiago Borrego slammed in the extra point. The Gators drove late in the fourth quarter started by a long pitch and catch from Cusimano to Carter Paulson. The Gator backs led by Stephens, and Chan Woo Kook drove the ball down to the General ten yard line , but were unable to convert with 9 seconds left in the game.
Leading the way in Gator tackles were Evan Weigold, Matthew Pilc, Collin Miles and Nico Wright. The Gators offense lit up the scoreboard when Hunter Clark followed blocks by Harrison McKenzie, Tommy Intrieri and Joe Dowling for a 62 yard TD. The PAT was made good by Evan Weigold. The Gator Defense hung tough through the 3rd and 4th quarter with Will Healy making a 15 yard sack, and Tucker Slattery getting a key interceptions. AJ Barber, Jackson Peters, and Matthew Thomas made big tackles. The Gators scored again in the 4th quarter when Alex Hanna, Tim Kim and Sean Lafferty opened a huge hole to spring Hunter Clark 76 yards for a Touchdown. The PAT was made good by Tucker Slattery.
The Mavericks roster consisted of 19 players. The team’s motto for the season was “19 Strong”. The coaches want to congratulate the players who wore the Black and Gold for the last time on Sunday: Nick Addison, Fritz Conrod, D.J. Furano, Zane Khader, Clay Ostrover, Tyler Sudell, Brennan Tauber and Jack Warren.
With the Generals holding an early lead, the Bulldogs marched deep into Generals territory before Cal Breier made two touchdown saving tackles. The tackles proved to be especially important two plays later when Colin Mulshine intercepted a Bulldogs pass and ran it back 95 yards for a touchdown. After a Bulldogs score, Cristobal Isaacs and Callum Abernethy made two great tackles in the Bulldog backfield to force a Bulldogs punt. Two plays later, George Hadley followed some excellent blocks by Harrison Barth, Alex Rogers and Duncan Cavanaugh, and raced 42 yards down to the Bulldogs 2-yard line. Mulshine capitalized with the 2-yard TD, his third of the day, to put the Generals well in the lead. On the Generals next possession, Hadley scored from 1-yard out and Henry Groves added the extra point to cap the scoring. Pierson Hipp provided excellent coverage for the Generals to slow down the Bulldogs strong passing attack.
After the Generals first score, the Bulldogs came right back with a long sustained drive and strong running by Quinten Fox, Matt Bologna and Will Montesi. After another Generals score, the Bulldogs got back in the game quickly as Matt Bologna followed nice blocks on the left side by Cormac Doyle, Sam Chard and John McGrah to break into the secondary. Bologna would not be denied and stiff-armed his way 80-yards for a Bulldog touchdown. Fox scored the extra point to get the Bulldogs on the board. Despite some nice pass completions from Will Montesi to Casey Rozmus and Quin Fox, the Bulldogs offense never got back on track. Bulldogs defense played tough with good tackles by Auggie Bancroft, Jack O'Gorman, Patrick O'Brien, and sideline to sideline pursuit by JQ Norrgard and Matt Bologna.
Week 10 - GYFL CHAMPIONSHIPS - November 22nd, 2015
The Raider Bantams defeated the General Bantams in a thrilling 19-18 triple overtime victory to capture the GYFL title. The Raider offense was led by great blocking from the offensive line led by Tyler Senft, Thiago Camargo, Nick Granitto and LJ Bylow. QB Connor Jones and running backs Zion Cooper and Joseph DeLarentis all had great runs on the day. Connor Jones reached for the end zone on the third overtime to ensure the victory for the Raiders. The Raider defense played awesome all day, only allowing 6 points to the Generals in regulation. Logan Jozwiak, Tyler Senft, Troy Goodwin, Zion Cooper and Alex Flook all had key plays stopping the Generals for losses.
The Generals Jackson Price scored four towndowns for the Generals behind great blocking from Reed Williams, Brian Murphy, Emmett Graham, Henry Johnson, Charlie Allard and Grant Schmidt. Defensively the Generals were lead by Price, Williams, Murphy, Joe Lewis and Fred Wnek. Chris Smoller, Alexi Gianopolous and Matty Goldman played great in the secondary all game.
The Cos Cob Crushers finished a perfect season as Alex Hazlett, Ashton Winegardner, Jake Shreders and both lines, led the team to a convincing win over a tough Generals team. The defense had a shutout as the front line of Louis Ceci, Teddy Flinn, Miles Walker and Jake Kiernan held the Generals to just 87 yards. Flinn, Ceci, Drew Kral and John Scarlata all had sacks. Kral had a team leading 6 tackles. Jack Hayes had 4, Miles Walker caused a fumble that Hazlett recovered. Shreders stopped a sure touchdown run by the Generals and also set up the opening score with an interception and an explosive 50 yard return to the Generals 17. Will Hollander, Robbie Cardini, Cliff Belknap and Jurgis Schmedlen opened up big holes allowing Winegardner to get the score and Shreders the extra point. The next touchdown was just as exciting. With two seconds left in the half, Shreders threw a 20 yard pass to Hazlett who ran it another 25 yards for the touchdown. The last score came on a 9 play drive as Kral, Winegardner, and Shreders all made solid runs and Hazlett finished it off with a 10 yard scamper into the end zone. Wyatt Recchia, Xander Tommasino, Drew Falla, Michael Moeller, Chris Nostro, Thomas Vaccari and Frank Williams also did a great job controlling the line of scrimmage and opening holes to allow Ted Ohls, Jake Romanello, Jake Prieto and Thomas Durvasula to pound out extra yardage for the team.
Generals Tomas Delgado had a terrific Championship game on offense and defense and showed great toughness in his return to the field. Jackson Wolfram had another strong game as the General’s signal caller and had to scramble all afternoon away from a ferocious Crushers defense. James Babb and Jake Carifa had some great runs out of the backfield. Will Ehrhart made an excellent catch on a fourth down conversion on a very creative flee flicker play call. Andrew Cavanaugh and Liam Reynolds played very well on the offense line. Matthew Trimmer played very well on the defensive line along with Luke Ruthkoske, Ryan Jedlicka and Peyton Aslansan. Gabe Maiolo, Peter Lewis and Quinn Warwick put forth great contributions at Linebacker. Wyatt Abernethy and Wyatt Gibson also had solid days on defense.
After the Generals punted on their opening drive, the Gators quickly moved into Generals territory. Facing a huge 4th-and-1 at the Generals 30 yard line, the Gators opted for a QB sneak, but the Generals front line led by Logan Guerrieri, Harrison Barth and Cristobal Isaacs rose up to stop the Gators and swing the momentum back in favor of the Generals. The Generals then marched 69 yards in eight plays before Mulshine scored from 4 yards out. Lucas Delgado converted the extra point to give the Generals the lead. Delgado then ended the next Gator possession with an interception that he returned 10 yards to Gators 23-yard line, but the Gators defense buckled down and kept the Generals out of the end zone. On the ensuing Gators possession, Alex Rogers had a tackle for a 6-yard loss and Henry Groves provided excellent coverage on a deep 3rd down pass to force another Gators punt. The Gators opened the second half with the ball, but the Generals defense, led by Davis Whiteley forced a quick 3-and-out. Next the Generals took possession at their own 48 yard line and marched 52 yards in 11 plays to extend the lead. Three plays after having a touchdown called back on a penalty, and facing a 4th-and-goal from the 12 yard line, George Hadley found Spencer Hartley in the back of the end zone for a leaping touchdown grab between Gators defenders. After a long Gator touchdown cut the lead, Lucas Delgado made another excellent stop on the extra point. After the Generals were forced to punt, the Gators ran a very well executed screen pass that looked like it had a chance for a huge gain and a possible game-tying touchdown, but Jack Ludington recognized it and came out of nowhere to save the Generals. Alex Burdick then provided excellent coverage on fourth down to force a Gators turnover and clinch the game for the Generals.
The Gators started on defense and did very good job holding the General offense to a 4th down stop. The defense surge was led by Nico Wright, Matthew Pilc and AJ Barber. Also making key plays on defense for the Gators throughout the game were Will Healey, Tucker Slattery, Alex Hanna and Harrison McKenzie. Evan Weigold had many tackles in the General backfield for loss of yards. The Gators put together a nice drive in the first quarter to move the ball down the field ending with QB AJ Barber throwing a 16 yard completion to Joe Dowling. Big runs were made by Hunter Clark and Matthew Pilc following the blocking of Tim Kim, Colin Miles and Jack Zola. The Gators scored in the third quarter when Jackson Peters made an "Immaculate Reception" and darted off zigzagging to the end zone for a 56 yards touchdown.