WEEK 1 - September 17th, 2017
Crushers 7 BANC 0
In a battle of defenses, Cos Cob’s Vincent Smario finally broke the game open with a stunning 67-yard sprint down the right sideline, setting up the game’s lone touchdown. Following the blocking of Santiago Parra, Gabe Dunleavy, Henry Schmedlen and Wim McCarthy, Smario landed at BANC’s 4 yard line, pushing in for the touchdown on the next run behind Ryan Nordin. Nicholas Nostro got the extra point to make it 7-0. The defense set-up the touchdown when Luke Tocci snatched an interception from BANC, stopping their drive inside the Crusher red zone. On defense Parra had 6 tackles and recovered a fumble after Crusher Jake Natale stripped the ball from a BANC running back, Nostro also had 6 and Colin Falla had 5.
Jacob Mobley and BANC Raiders defense held the Crushers to just one score with strong play by the D-line. The defense was able to keep the Crushers out of the end zone in the first half, thanks to the play of Andrew Pavlou and Brayden Senft along with a few key tackles by Dan Black and Lauren Judge. The Raiders rushing game in the first half was led RB Jacari Hughes and Jack Bylow. Offensive lineman Cassidy Morales, Aidan Robison, and Carlos Lopez led a second half rushing attack while Joseph Sarno and Eva Perez carried the ball. The Raiders drove down the field on a couple occasions, but couldn't sneak on past a strong Crushers defense. Despite not getting into the end zone the Raiders offense showed a lot of discipline and determination.
Generals 7 Mavs
The Generals defense, led by Madsen Ehrhart's interception at the goal line and constant pressure on the ball from Hugh Portny, Owen Lavin and Matthew Huang, were the difference in a tight one-point game. Offensively Quarterbacks Matthew Ward and Liam Kennon led the Generals down the field on two deep drives, before Ehrhart broke a long touchdown run around the left side to post the go ahead score behind strong blocking from Hunter Woods, Davis Linardos and Peter Swierczynski. Owen Lavin scored the winning extra point with a good run up the middle behind Jack Jedlicka's block.
The Mavericks were led on offensive by strong runs from Patrick Stern, Daniel Ciccarelli, Jagger Pontoriero and Noah Steele. They also managed to complete a couple passes in their balanced attack. The O-line did a great job opening up some nice holes led by Nash Edwards, Alexander Mrdelja and Amir Elaouni. It was a defensive battle all day, pioneered by Grant Goldring and Jack Peters making solid tackles with the rest of the Maverick defense all helping out.
Gators 21 Bulldogs 12
Excellent blocking by Gators Miles Harriman, Burke Watner, Anthony Tropea and Ryder Garcia cleared the way for three rushing touchdowns to put the Gators up over North Mianus. Riverside’s Lukas Kiger, Will Hannan and Marco Sethi all had scoring runs and Justin Carroll rushed for two points after. The Gator defense had its hands full with a speedy Bulldog offense, but the defense led by Reilly Podewils, Mekai Brown, Jordan Goodman, Oliver Frisoli and Quinn Lombardo were able to slow down the Bulldogs for the win.
The Bulldogs offense scored first with a 30-yard power run by Ryder Caruso. The offense moved the ball behind the efforts of quarterbacks Lucas Eveno and Graham Geisler throughout the contest. The strong blocking of Ryan Wadhwa, Tyler Young, Logan Jaycox and Kiel Oellrich, allowed Connor Desalvo to sprint down the sideline with a 60-yard run for the Bulldog's second touchdown. The defense was led by the strong play of Gustav Pietryka, Niko Vomvolakis and Jac Corriveau.
Crushers 13 BANC 6
In an exciting game that remained tied until the last few minutes, the Crusher’s Ryan McBreairty sealed the game when he snatched his second interception of the day at the BANC 40 and turned on the jets to get it into the endzone. McBrearity also got the extra point to make the final score 13-6. The Crusher’s first score came after a wild back-and-forth, as BANC stopped a powerful Cos Cob drive at its own one-yard line, but then fumbled the ball on the very next play as the Crusher’s Joey Pizzurro recovered. The Crushers took advantage of the mistake as QB McBrearity punched it in, behind linemen Brendan Davey, Sebastian Parra, Victor Bejarano, with an extra push from back Dylan Brehm to cross the goal line. The defense was led by lineman Chris Takita who spent much of the day in the Raider backfield with 7 tackles. Parra and Davey both recovered fumbles while QB/CB Michael Breheney had a good day on both sides of the ball.
After recovering a Crusher fumble at Cos Cob’s 7-yard line, the Raiders were able to put 6 points on the board behind a powerful 9-yard touchdown run, big runs by Dante Adams and graceful catches by Zylan Cooper made it possible. The Raider defense held the Crushers offense through most of the game allowing only one first down behind linemen Nick Granitto, Alex Flook, Tristen Caldwell and Kaleb Solomon, holding a tough Crusher team to just one offensive touchdown.
Mavericks 19 Generals 8
The Maverick offense was led by the outstanding play of Antonio Ciccarelli, Brandon Auguste and Gavyn Gennerali who all managed to score touchdowns. Providing the blocking up front was EJ Perez, Anthony Lima, Jackson Choi, Michael Asprinio and Cooper Edwards who worked hard to open holes for their backs. Defensively the Mavericks were stingy, allowing just a single score. The black and gold defense was led by the fine play of linebackers Wyatt Stratton, Jack Sepot, Bobby Burton and newcomers Jack McEntire and Lane Critchell. Upfront the defensive line made some key stops including a strip fumble on an extra point conversion attempt created by defensive end EJ Perez.
For the Generals, Reed Williams, Henry Johnson, Luke Vincent, Fred Wnek, and Will Fels all made key tackles on defense. The defensive line of Ellie Price, Mauricio Porraz, Tim Elder, Charlie Allard, and Matty Goldman secured the running lanes. The Generals rushing and passing attack during the game was led by Ryan Brown, Chris Smoller, Grant Schmidt, and Brian Murphy. The Mavericks offense proved too speedy for the Generals, however a strong run up the middle by Schmidt for a touchdown and a safety by the defense kept the Generals competitive.
Bulldogs 7 Gators 0
Justin Norton helped the Bulldogs kick off the new season with a big win thanks to his outstanding defensive play. Norton led the team with 8 tackles, including 3 for losses and also recovered a fumble. He also anchored the defense during a huge goal line stand in the 4th quarter when the Gators threatened to tie up the game. Griffin Galetta, Peter Vomvolakis, Matthew O’Donnell and Ignacy Pietryka were an integral part of that stand, which allowed the Bulldogs to beat the Gators with just one touchdown. Aiden Karson stripped the ball during the second half, giving the Bulldogs back the ball when the Gators were threatening to score. The Bulldogs lone score came on a 65+ yard run from Jake Stefanowicz, who ran for more than 100-yards on the day. Bailey Rozmus came up big on offense with more than 40-yards rushing, despite an injury early in the game.
The Gators offense had several long drives led by Owen Hoffman, Reed Eddy, Barrett Pennington, Liam Brown, Matt Augustine up front and Chase Smith, Hudson Hausmann, Matt Colella, Guy Germain and Maximus Gabelli handling the rushing and receiving duties. Max Warden led the way with a number of key runs. The consistency of the line blocking allowed for the backs to get outside, gain yardage and keep control of the ball. On defense, the line charge was led by Dan McGuire, Murphy Watner, Alex Errico and Eddy stuffing the inside runs. Many of the outside and down field tackles were made by Austin Rinello, Max Colella, Topher Martinelli, Hausmann, Smith and Pennington. James Ritchie led the team with a number of big tackles.
Crushers 20 BANC 7
The Crushers first score came on a long drive led by QB Ashton Winegardner and with key runs by backs Drew Kral and Alex Hazlett. Louis Ceci got the score on a 2 yard carry with Winegardner getting the extra point. John Scarlata got the text TD with a spectacular pass and catch from Winegardner for 21 yards, as Kral punched in the extra point. Hazlett topped off the scoring with a scorching 30-plus yard run behind the big blocks of Cliff Belknap, Miles Walker and Teddy Flynn. On defense, Miles and Will Knight set the tone of the game with 2 early tackles in the backfield. Linebackers Kral, Hazlett and defensive backs Ted Ohls and Scarlata were able to keep the Raiders at bay. After a long touchdown score by BANC, Crusher running backs Jack Hayes and Jake Prieto made 3 first downs to run out the clock.
The Raiders were led by RB Michael McGhee who scored their sole touchdown on a 70-yard scramble around the end. The extra point was capped off by an end zone pass from QB Jack Wilson, connecting with captain Jason Agudelo in the corner. The Raider offense's front four had its work cut out for them as starting Captain Luke Vivier, Roman Pennella, Bryan Pinheiro and Patrick Caruso all dug in to hold off a powerful Crusher line. The defensive stance was led by captain Zack Mantione at MLB supported by Ryan Perez at OLB, Shakye Cooper at safety, Archer Manning at CB and an outstanding defensive effort for the day by CB Owen Morrissey. The rotation included Ethan Beal at MLB, Marco Mantione at LB, David Mariscal at safety, with Andre Castellanos and Tony Santos going both ways on the line.
Generals 21 Mavs 7
The Generals were led by the power running game of Tomas Delgado, behind the blocking of FB Matthew Trimmer and TE Quinn Warwick. Delgado had 2 touchdowns of 19 and 53 yards and Quarterback Jackson Wolfram opened up the scoring with a 21-yard run into the endzone. The Generals Offensive line was dominant all day against a much bigger Mavs front four behind Michael Neviera, Owen Neviera, Teddy Bednar, Drew Cavanaugh, Peter Michalik and Will Erhardt. On Defense, the Generals were led by Aiden Price, Ryan Jedlicka and Wyatt Abernethy who were making tackles all over the field.
On a hot and humid day at GHS, the entire GYFL honored and gave support to Maverick Steven “Tank” Sudell #18 who is battling brain cancer. The Maverick Seniors then began their championship defense and were challenged early. Leading the squad in tackles were Tommy Healey, Jay Ashforth, Carl Griffasi, James Wailgum and Ryan Hammoud. Defensive lineman Michael Lindberg, Henry Goldberg and Antonio Ortiz contributed solid stops from the trenches. On offense, QB James Wailgum connected on two passes for big gains to Carl Griffasi and Tommy Healey. Wailgum later broke a long run down to the 1-yard line which was punched in for a touchdown by Healey. Wailgum added the extra point. Healey and Hammoud also had solid runs by following blocks by Sam Hall, Sean Cowie, Larry Gelenidze, Timmy Powers, Leart Deduschi and Patrick Faughnan,
Bulldogs 14 Gators 0
Led by Logan Galletta’s two interceptions, the Bulldogs shutout the Gators in a hard fought game. The Bulldogs scored first with a 30-yard power run by Thomas Foster. The second touchdown was a 60-yard run by Galletta, sprinting down the sideline. The Bulldogs offense continued to move the ball throughout the afternoon behind the offensive blocking of Michael Sinisi, Cameron Doyle and tight end Zachary Jacob. Dan Fox and George Vomvolakis also contributed to the offense with power runs and blocks. The Bulldogs defense completed the shutout as they strengthened throughout the afternoon, behind the excellent play of William Janis, Eli Weiss and Winston Frisch.
Hard running by Gator back Luke Lombardo, behind great blocking from Connor Smith, Jack Bertrand, Tyler Wilson, Jack Bertrand, Josh Grijalba, and Chason Barber got Riverside inside the Bulldogs ten-yard line four times. Charlie Zola, and Tyler Cusimano both had nice catches in the later part of the game. Defensively, Robert Perlman, Dillon Stephens, and Ryan Beiley all contributed big stops from their linebacker positions. Tommy O’Connor, Aiden Marks, and Jack Turkeltaub played well on the defensive line.
GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 2
Bulldogs 7 Mavericks 6
In a hard-fought game, Connor Desalvo, scored the impressive game winning touchdown with a 60-yard run, converted the extra point and sealed the victory with an interception late in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs had strong blocking from an offensive line consisting of Enzo Vartuli, Grant Andrews, Niko Vomvolakis, Chase Karson and Ryan Wadhwa. Ryder Caruso and Graham Geisler assisted the running game with powerful runs. The Bulldogs defense strengthened throughout the day behind the excellent play of Kirin Neak, Koki Fujikawa, Connor McMahon, Riley O’Neill and Yutaro Izumi.
The Mavericks got on the board early with a Noah Steele touchdown run set-up with great blocking by the offensive line and the wide receivers Asher Sisca and Oliver Eiben. Fine runs were also turned in by Maxi Diamond, Patrick Stern and with Adam Elaouni making a great reception for a first down. Defensively the charge was led with excellent tackling from Luke Wells, Maximo Corbo and Grant Goldring with Nash Edwards and Jack Peters getting in the mix as well.
Generals 13 Raiders 7
The Generals defense held off a pesky Raiders squad behind the stellar play of Owen Lavin, Hugh Portny, Madsen Ehrhart, Matthew Ward and Peter Swierczynski. Offensively the Generals Jumped out to a 13-0 lead with a great touchdown run by Lavin, behind blocks from Callum Holl, Davis Linardos and Jack Jedlicka. Ward added the second touchdown on a well executed bootleg run, with Hunter Woods tacking on the extra point.
The BANC Raiders defense had their hands full in the first half with an explosive Generals offense, but with the aggressive play of Theo Delev and Lucas Granitto they were able to hold the Generals to just 13 points. The defensive line was once again strong with the play of Jacob Mobley and Brayden Senft, but stepping up and making some big plays was Matthew Flook and Charlie Boddie. The Raiders were able to hold the Generals scoreless in the 4th quarter while the offense tried to mount a comeback. Setting the tone for the Raiders rushing attack were Jacari Hughes and Joseph Sarno who was able to score the Raiders only touchdown with a beautiful 55-yard run. QB Jack Bylow marched the Raiders down the field on multiple occasions, but the hard nosed Generals defense was able to hold them to just 7 points.
Gators 15 Crushers 7
The Gators brought their tough defense in a win against the Crushers as Jordan Goodman set the tone, recording a couple of tackles in the Crusher backfield. Ben Mazzullo also had a fumble recovery. Others Gators playing well on defense Ryder Garcia, Timmy Kurczewski, Hunter Zeppelin, and Reilly Podewils. The offensive line had another strong game this week lead by Quinn Lombardo, Eddy Tucker, Miles Harriman, and Mekai Brown. Marco Sethi had a 40-yard touchdown run and Justin Carroll punched in the extra point.
The Crushers scored at the end of the third quarter when Wim McCarthy ran a scorching 29-yards down the sideline behind the blocking of Rich McMurray, Shane O’Connor and Brad Wallace. Colin Falla got the extra point following lead blocks by Mickey Petrone and Christopher Landmark. Brad Vizzo also had a nice scamper for a 6 yard pick-up during a Crusher drive. Defensively, Cos Cob was led by Vincent Smario with 6 tackles, while Falla and Henry Schmedlin had 5 each. Gabe Dunleavy had a nice strip of a Gator back, while McMurray recovered a Gator fumble. Ryan Strassel stopped a potential Gator score when he forced the back out of bounds after a big gain and Wallace made a big defensive play, fighting off multiple Gator defenders to tackle the ball carrier, shorting a Gator drive.
Mavericks 6 – Bulldogs 0
The Mavericks offensive line had their hands full, but we’re able to spring Antonio Ciccarelli into the end zone during the third quarter for the Mavericks lone score on the day. The blocking up front was led by EJ Perez, Cooper Edwards, Nick Wells, Will Demmon and Chase Lowthert. The receivers played a critical role in the attack too led by Emerson Bulis, Haru Kawashima, Coley Critchell and Chris Marinaccio. Defensively Mav newcomers Sebastian Pena and Conner Crain had a few nice plays from their linebacker positions. After a turnover by the Mavericks on the Bulldogs 2-yard late in the fourth quarter which would’ve sealed the win, Gavyn Gennarelli came up with a critical tackle at midfield preventing a touchdown which would’ve tied the game.
Brian Nova-Acosta rushed for almost 100 yards, but the Bulldogs still lost a hard fought contest to the Glenville Mavericks. Once again, the Bulldogs defense, led by Peter Vomvolakis and Ignacy Pietryka set the tone, preventing Glenville from scoring until the last quarter. The defense had a huge goal line stand to close out the first half, led by Max Marek, Kyle Allen, and Griffin Galletta, concluding with a forced fumble by Aidan Karson that was recovered by Justin Norton. Owen Lanzarone and Max Loffredo both came up big in the third quarter with multiple tackles.
Raiders 13 Generals 0
Quick feet by BANC’s Dante Adams and solid blocking by Logan Jozwiak, and Pat Lane made the first Raider touchdown possible. A stellar defensive performance lead by Tyler “Beast Mode” Senft, James “Shaggy” Roina and “Brick House” Kaleb Solomon kept the team going, despite the blistering heat. New to the their position Justin Orozco, Jaden Scott and Matthew Sirinao all carried the ball, making impressive gains, adding to a solid overall team effort.
For the Generals, Alexai Giannopolous, Wyatt Keegan, Charlie Tortorella and Patrick Leonard all made key tackles on defense. On offense, Hugh Kaplan, Adam McFarlane, and Sammy Cohen effectively anchored the offensive line. In addition, Charlie Tortorella, Rocket Servick and Brennan Cunnion proved to be key players in the Generals’ passing and running attack. The Generals fell behind early but all the players played hard to keep the game close and competitive.
Crushers 9 Gators 0
The Crushers only needed its defense as it scored all 9 points for Cos Cob behind outstanding play by Joey Pizzurro, Chris Takita, Sebastian Parra and Victor Bejarano. Pizzuro got a pick 6 when he intercepted at the Gator 40 and ran it in for the score, he also knocked down another pass earlier in the game. John McHugh got the extra point and had a strong running day, picking up 28 yards on 5 carries. Cos Cob got a safety at the end of the game after massive pressure by the entire line forced the Gators QB into an intentional grounding. Bejarano recovered a fumble and then stripped another Gators back, with Parra picking-up the turnover. Jimmy Flinn made some big tackles including one for an 8-yard loss, Nolan Cracraft played well on both sides of the ball, picking up a tackle and running for several yards. On offense, Michael Breheney had 41 yards on 4 carries during a long Crusher drive. Alex Ohls, Tommy Powers, Jacob Hoenig, Christian Loupiac and Sam Barsanti provided key blocks.
The Gators engaged in an extremely physical battle on both sides of the ball. Another strong defensive effort was turned in by Chase Smith, Murphy Watner, Liam Brown, Travis Wilson, Barrett Pennington, Maximus Gabelli, Daniel McGuire, Alex Errico, Max Warden, Austin Rinello, James Walker, Matt and Max Colella who all played extremely tough throughout the game, stuffing two drives within the goal line, while holding the Crushers offense scoreless throughout the game. Reed Eddy and James Ritche led the Gator attack consistently stopping the Crushers in the backfield for losses. Other sound contributors on both sides of the ball included Drew Lane, Anthony Panarella, James Adorney, Adorian Campbell, Charlie Hausmann, Dylan Botoff and Connor Wolfe.
Bulldogs 33 Mavericks 21
The Bulldogs scored an impressive five rushing touchdowns, with Thomas Foster leading the way with 3 of them, including one for 65-yards. George Vomvolakis and Dan Fox also scored rushing touchdowns with power runs. Dan Fox’s touchdown was aided by strong downfield blocking from Zachary Jacob. Luke Ware and Pierson Delcristo also played well in the offensive backfield for the Bulldogs assisting in the victory. The defensive play was equally as impressive. The defense was led by the play of Vincent Insigna, Thomas Nail and Georgie Hernandez. Antonio Vigilante and Andrew Walko also played strong at linebacker.
Under the blazing hot sun at the GHS turf the Mavericks scored their first touchdown via the air with a quick pass from Ryan Hammoud to Leart Deduschi. James Wailgum ran in the extra point. The black and yellow blocking turned it into overdrive in the second half and were lead by Sam Hall, Henry Goldberg, Sean Cowie, Larry Gelenidze, Antonio Ortiz, Patrick Faughnan and Nicky Carriello. Tommy Healy scored on a long run and AJ Pisacano added the extra point. Late in the game Wailgum ran in a touchdown and Healey added the extra point. On Defense the Maverick tackling was lead by Wailgum, Michael Lindberg, Jay Ashforth, Carl Griffasi and Timmy Powers. Ryan Hammoud, Sam Hall, Henry Goldberg and Tommy Healey also added in some key stops.
Raiders 25 Generals 21
The Raiders were led by the duo of captain Jason Agudelo and Michael McGhee who combined for more than 300 all purpose yards on the day. Agudelo scored on the first play from Raider scrimmage on a 70-yard scramble, coming back on the next offensive possession with McGhee duplicating the effort. Agudelo scored two more times under a stellar passing game from QB Jack Wilson. The offense saw solid running from FB Ryan Perez and WR Shakye Cooper behind an offensive line anchored by Andre Castellanos, Tony Santos, Bryan Pinheiro, captain Luke Vivier, Patrick Caruso and first year senior Roman Pennella who sealed the win with an interception with under 2 minutes remaining. The raider defense performed very well with several key stops led by captain Zack Mantione, supported by linebacker play from Ethan Beal, Marco Mantione and David Mariscal. Archer Manning zoned in at safety while once again Owen "The Mailman" Morrissey stepped up with key tackles at cornerback.. The Raiders will see the return of Stephen Neri to face the Bulldogs on Sunday in the GHS Stadium.
The Generals were led on offense by long touchdown runs from Jackson Wolfram , James Babb and Tomas Delgado set by fierce blocking from Matthew Trimmer, Michael Neviera, Owen Neviera, Drew Cavanaugh and Peter Michalik. On defense, the Generals were led by Ryan Jedlicka, Teddy Bednar and Ian Macdonald
Crushers 13 Gators 0
A dominating Crusher defense led by Alex Hazlett, Miles Walker, Drew Kral and Cliff Belknap allowed only 3 yards total offense against a tough Gators team. Hazlett had a dominating day with 7 tackles, 4 of those in the backfield. Kral, Walker and Belknap added 4 a piece, but everyone contributed. Louis Ceci had 3, Jake Romanello, Will Knight and John Raybuck each had 2. Jake Kiernan and Vincent Malagasi also added added to the tackle count. On offense, Ted Ohls got the touchdown on a short plunge, with Jurgis Schmedlen adding the extra point with a nice catch. QB Ashton Winegardner had a big day with 99 yards passing on 6 attempts, including a touchdown to receiver John Scarlata. Linemen Will Hollander, Clayton Griffin, Drew Falla, Christopher Nostro, Tripp Williams and Michael Moeller all made key blocks on the day, while back-up QB Thomas Durvasula helped on ball control keeping the football out of the Gator offense’ hands.
The Gators held a tough Crushers team scoreless until the fourth quarter behind great defensive efforts from Connor Smith, Jack Bertrand, and Chason Barber on the line. Ryan Beiley, Carter Paulson, and Charlie Dixon were all over the field from their linebacker spots. Robert Perlman, and Dillon Stephens contributed many tackles as well. Adam Schwartz had the play of the day on defense with an incredible shoestring tackle late in the first half thwarting a Crusher drive. Offensively, the Gators moved the ball against a big, tough Crusher line. Tyler Wilson and Josh Grijalba led the charge on the offensive line. Henry Cohn, Tyler Cusimano, Dillon Stephens, and Rashe Campbell ran the ball well all afternoon, and Charlie Zola made some nice catches from his end position.
GYFL Highlights Week 3
Crushers 7 Generals 6
A big play on defense by Santiago Parra and Gabe Dunleavy set-up a come from behind win for the Crushers with just 4 minutes remaining. Down 6-0 with the clock ticking Parra stripped the ball from the Generals and Dunleavy recovered. Then it was all running backs Colin Falla and Nicholas Nostro as they combined for 32 yards with Falla getting the score and the extra point for the win. Big blocks by Richie McMurray, Shane O’Connor, Vincent Smario and Anthony Sclafani made it happen. But the defense was the story of the day, with every Crusher contributing including 2 other fumble recoveries by McMurray and Falla. Smario led the Crushers with 6 tackles followed by Parra’s 5. Tough defensive stands and tackles by Christopher Landmark, Kolton Butler and Maxwell Jessen added to the totals. Geno Chimblo, Luke Vizzo and Aiden Williams also got in on the action, making tackling assists to ensure Generals backs didn’t advance, to seal the win.
The Generals were led offensively by Owen Lavin who scored the team’s touchdown behind blocks from Hunter Woods, Hugh Portny and Alex Wayland. The Generals defense played well throughout the day with great efforts from Lavin, Matthew Huang (3 sacks), Hunter Woods, Madsen Ehrhart, Liam Kennon and Teo Pita.
Mavericks 14 Gators 0
The Mighty Mavericks secured their first W of the season by getting on the board with a quarterback keeper from Patrick Stern and great running from Maxi Diamond, Jagger Pontoriero and Daniel Ciccarelli, keeping the Gators on their heels all day. The offensive and defensive line did a great job paving the way. Nash Edwards, Maximo Corbo, Lucius Liu, Alexander Mrdelja and Amir Elaouni anchored the line on both sides of the ball. Redington Lynch and Henry Seidel also turned in solid performances.
On offense, Gators Marco Sethi, Quinn Lombardo and Lukas Kriger ran the ball hard all day. The offensive line lead by Teddy Auerbach, Tucker Eddie, Ryan Mathews, Justin Matinelli and Miles Harriman blocked well upfront. The defense did its best to slow down a speedy Mavericks offense as Anthony Tropea, Mekai Brown, Hunter Zeppelin all had tackles for a loss. Oliver Frisoli and Ben Mazzullos played well containing the shifty Mavericks running backs.
Raiders 27 Bulldogs 18
In a hard fought game, Raider Connor Desalvo scored two touchdowns and rushed for 110 yards of offense. Ryan Caruso also scored a long touchdown with a power run. The defense was anchored by Kirin Neak, Ryan Wadhwa and Gustav Pietryka while the offensive was led by Tyler Young, Chase Carson and Jac Corriveau.
The Bulldog defense, led by John Insinga, Peter Vomvolakis, Nico Eveno and Josh Corriveau, battled all game, but still fell to the Banc Raiders in a hard fought contest. Justin Norton and Aidan Karson continue to impress, and first year players Chase Inesta, Calvin Donat and Brian Mullins gave it all on both sides of the ball. Brian Nova-Acosta, Karson and Jake Stefanowicz handled the majority of the Bulldogs’ rushing game, with outstanding offensive blocking by Danny Coffey, Takuma Fujikawa and Ignacy Pietryka.
Generals 6 Crushers 0
The Generals offensive line worked as a cohesive unit to spring Grant Schmidt into the end zone during the first quarter for the lone score, in addition to blocking for strong runs by Fred Wnek. Blocking up front was led by Lucas Vincent, Timmy Elder, Sammy Cohen, Charlie Allard, Will Fels, Brian Murphy, and Hugh Kaplan. Defensively, the Generals Mauricio Porraz and Adam McFarlane recovered two key fumbles against a very tough Crusher offense. In addition, Emmett Graham, Reed Williams and Brian Murphy played a key role in stopping the run.
The Crusher defense stood strong again Sunday, holding a tough Generals team to just one score as one-man wrecking machine Sebastian Parra had a career day with 9 tackles including chasing down a Generals back 23 yards to stop a touchdown . David Chidu was involved in 8 takedowns and helped stop a Generals’ extra-point with Victor Bejarano. Jimmy Flinn had 6 tackles, Brendan Davey 5 and a fumble recovery, while George Minchin also contributed 5. The Crusher offense mounted several strong series with Dylan Brehm earning 31 yards on 10 carries, behind the blocking of Kaine Rama, Hunter Ehret, Jacob Hoenig, and Jack Rossi.
Raiders 20 Bulldogs 0
BANC's defense maintained command of the field against the Dawgs, leading the defensive engine, LJ Bylow, Tripp Beasley III and Xavion Fasion constructed play after play, keeping the opponent on their heels. Offensively, Dante Adams and Zyian Cooper had stellar days along with powerful runs by Connor Jones and Jaden Scott making his first career touchdown. Way to go Jaden! The offensive movement was enabled by focused snaps from Will the "Tank " Acevedos and "Nasty Nick Granitto. The Nasty-Tank duo also bolstered the offensive line and shored up the defensive machine.
The Bulldog defense, led by John Insinga, Peter Vomvolakis, Nico Eveno and Josh Corriveau, battled all game, but still fell to the Banc Raiders in a hard fought contest. Justin Norton and Aidan Karson continue to impress, and first year players Chase Inesta, Calvin Donat and Brian Mullins gave it all on both sides of the ball. Brian Nova-Acosta, Karson and Jake Stefanowicz handled the majority of the Bulldogs rushing game, with outstanding offensive blocking by Danny Coffey, Takuma Fujikawa and Ignacy Pietryka.
Mavericks 25 Gators 0
The Mavericks put together another balanced effort with offensive lineman Cooper Edwards, Anthony Lima, EJ Perez and Nick Wells able to get Antonio Ciccarelli into the endzone for two scores. They also helped led the way for Wyatt Stratton and Emerson Bulis as they scored their first touchdowns of the season. Gus McGarvey chipped in with a speedy run off tackle to convert a point-after attempt. Defensively the Mavericks were able to preserve the shutout with some key stops, including an interception by Gavyn Gennarelli and a quarterback sack by Brandon Auguste. Newcomers Brooks Fisher and Jack McEntire also had a few nice stops, helping the defense in the battle.
The Gators offense and defense were led by Reed Eddy, Murphy Watner, Liam Brown, Maximus Gabelli, Chase Smith, Daniel McGuire, Harrison Castelli, James Ritchie, Austin Rinello, Barrett Pennington, Matt Colella, Owen Hoffman, Max Warden and Guy Germain.
Other contributors included Hunter and Trevor Garcia, James Walker, Drew Lane, Theo Fales, Max Colella, Travis Wilson and Lucas Marks.
Raiders 48 Bulldogs 43
The Senior BANC Raiders pulled off a hard fought win in a game that combined for more than 90 points, behind another stellar running performance out of RB Michael McGhee and Captain Jason Agudelo. Both combined for more than 250-yards rushing on the day and 5 touchdowns. Captain Zack Mantione accounted for the sixth touchdown reception off of an pass to the endzone from QB Jack Wilson who had an outstanding day behind center Patrick Caruso. Ethan Beal also provided much needed support at running back. The offensive line, anchored by Andre Castellanos, captain Luke Vivier, Anthony Santos, and David Mariscal had a great day supported by Marco Mantione, Stephen Neri and Bryan Pinheiro. Fullback Ryan Perez had a solid running game on the day and provided key blocks. The defense did an excellent job containing a massive Bulldog offensive with the line led by Roman Pennella and key contributions from Owen Morrissey, Shakye Cooper and Archer Manning.
Three rushing touchdowns were scored by both Thomas Forster and Logan Galletta in a hard-fought match against a tough Raiders team. The game pitted two powerful offensive teams and a game that had many lead changes. The offense was led by strong play from Cameron Doyle, Adam Bartholomew, Benjamin Aysseh, Charlie Kosinski, Evan Belmont and Cole Studwell. Caden Leidich recovered a fumble late in the game that kept the match close. The defense was led by Joseph Urso from his cornerback spot along with TJ Legio and Randall Feda. Michael Sinisi and William Janis anchored the defensive line with a strong effort.
Gators 6 Mavericks 0
The Gators started the game with a nice offensive drive culminating in a 1-yard touchdown by Dillon Stephens. The drive was highlighted by great blocking across the offensive line by Josh Grijalba, Chason Barber, Tyler Wilson, Jack Bertrand, and Connor Smith. Tommy O’Connor, and Will Schmitz blocked well from their tightend position as well. The offense continued to have success moving the ball, as Tyler Cusimano, Stephens, and Miles Moore were able to pick up chunks of yards on their carries helping the Gators capitalize on time of position. Defensively Carter Paulson, Ryan Beiley, Robert Perlman, and Jack Turkeltaub all contributed big stops throughout the game. The Gator secondary was all over the field as both Charlie Zola, and Rashe Campbell made huge stops in the second level. The highlight of the day came on a late Maverick drive deep in Gator territory when Rashe Campbell cut in front of a Maverick pass for an interception to seal the victory.
The Mavericks played a tough football game but came up short in a low scoring contest with Tommy Healey, James Wailgum, Ryan Hammoud and AJ Pisacano leading the black and yellow on offense. Key blocks were provided by Henry Goldberg, Antonio Ortiz, Larry Gelenidze, Sean Cowie, Nicholas Carriello, Patrick Faughnan and Timothy Powers. Carl Griffasi had two receptions for nice gains. The defensive effort was lead by James Wailgum, Michael Lindberg, Sam Hall, Tommy Healey, Carl Griffasi, Jack Konigsberg and Leart Deduschi.
Crushers 20 Generals 7
The Crushers’ Alex Hazlett had a monster day on both sides of the ball, dominating on defense with 7 tackles, scoring 3 touchdowns, running for 199 yards on just 14 carries and earning another 33 passing yards, against a tough Generals team. The Crushers also continued their defensive domination, allowing only 4 first downs as Cliff Belknap had 6 takedowns, Miles Walker 5 and Will Knight 3. Sixteen different players contributed on defense as Wyatt Recchia, Ted Ohls, Jake Prieto, Louis Ceci, Jack Hayes and Ashton Winegardner also got 2 tackles each. On offense, Crusher Dominic DeLuca provided some big blocks for Hazlett and picked up some much needed yardage on a short carry. QBs Winegardner and Thomas Durvasula helped pad out the totals with a combined 18 yards on the ground.
The Generals evened up the score at 6-6 midway through the second quarter when James Babb broke several tackles on his way to a 61-yard touchdown run behind the blocks of Wyatt Abernethy , Peyton Aslansan, Liam Reynolds, Jackson Fels , Mack Fulton, Jake Pobjoy and Sebi Lopez. The Generals took the lead 7-6 when Tomas Delgado plunged in for the extra point. The Generals had strong defensive performances from Aiden Price, Jackson Wolfram and Zach Carifa.
GYFL Write-up Week 4
Crushers 21 Bulldogs 12
A back and forth game saw the Crushers come out on top after 3 big runs for touchdowns by Nicholas Nostro and 3 extra-points by Colin Falla. Nostro scored on exciting runs of 70 and 41 yards, both on third and very long and another 8-yard scamper behind big blocks by Mickey Petrone, Henry Schmedlen, Richie McMurray, Shane O’Connor, Luke Tocci and Vincent Smario. Lineman Joey Mitchell set up big gains by Aidan Williams who had 25 yards in 4 carries. Santiago Parra had another big defensive outing with 8 tackles, 3 for losses and 1 causing a fumble. McMurray had 5 tackles and a fumble recovery, Falla also had 5 and stopped a crucial extra point, Smario had 4 tackles and a fumble recovery, and Maxwell Jessen stepped in for a big tackle to stop a Bulldogs drive.
Despite the inclement weather, the Bulldogs’ Connor Desalvo rushed for more than 200 yards against a tough Crushers team. The Bulldogs took an early lead as the running attack moved the ball behind the quarterback play of Lucas Eveno. The powerful offensive line of Gustav Pietryka, Tyler Young and Jack Corrivau provided excellent blocking. Defensively the Bulldogs were led by the strong defensive play of Ryan Wadhwa, Kirin Neak, Kiel Oellrich and Nicholas Vomvolakis.
Mavericks 20 Raiders 7
The Mavericks got on the board first with a dazzling 40-yard run by Patrick Stern who also accounted for the other two Maverick touchdowns, one of which was an impressive pick six. The offensive line did a great job throughout the game opening up holes for running backs Maxi Diamond, Jagger Pontoriero, Luke Wells and Danny Ciccarelli. Fine blocking by Oliver Eiben, Sam Arcuri, and Luc Presutti on the corners were the key to the offensive ground attack. Sam McGarvey stepped in to relieve Patrick Stern in the 2nd quarter and did an outstanding job of pioneering the Maverick offense the rest of the way. Defensively Henry Seidel, William Monaco, Redd Lynch, Trigg Allan, Cody Griesmeyer and Max McFadden kept the Raiders out of the end zone until late in the 4th quarter.
The Raiders had their hands full with a strong Mavericks offense, but thanks to aggressive play by Lucas Granitto and Theo Delev at linebacker they were able to come up with a few big stops. Jacari Hughes fearlessly took on the Maverick blockers to make some key tackles. The offense battled injuries, but Andrew Pavlou and Dan Black made sure the Raiders got on the board with an impressive 15-yard pass for a touchdown. Joell Molina and Matthew Agudelo showed their toughness by throwing some impressive blocks.
Generals 7 Gators 6
The Generals Liam Kennon led the offense at QB and Matthew Ward, Madsen Ehrhart and Owen Lavin carried the load at running back for the Generals. Lavin scored a 45-yard touchdown behind great blocks from Ward, Alex Wayland, Eli Himelstein and Hugh Portny. Defensively the Generals played fantastic allowing only one play all day over 10-yards. Jack Jedlicka had 5 sacks, Matthew Huang 3 and Hunter Woods also had 3 on the day. Davis Linardos and Callum Holl filled in well on the defensive line late in the second half.
Lukas Kriger had a 50-yard run for an early score but the Gators couldn’t convert the extra point and that was the difference in the game. Miles Harriman, Hunter Zepplin, Quinn Lombardo all played well on offense. The defense was led again by Mekai Brown, Anthony Tropea and Lombardo. Ben Mazzullo and Justin Carroll both had tackles in the Generals backfield for losses.
Bulldogs 12 Crushers 0
Two touchdowns by Bailey Rozmus were all the Bulldogs needed to beat the Crushers. Interceptions by Aidan Karson and Jake Stefanowicz put an exclamation point on the victory. The offensive line, made up of Chris Killeen, Andrew Tweddle and Ignacy Pietryka opened big rushing lanes all game. On the defensive side of the ball, the linebacking corps, including Danny Vartuli, Zach Sardone, Max Marek, Karson and Stefanowicz, made sure the momentum stayed in the Bulldogs favor. Peter Vomvolakis and Marek helped end, a big drive by the Crushers as they went into halftime, concluding with an interception by Stefanowicz. Mikey Minyo, Michael John D’Angelo and Josh Jacobs continue to impress in their first year as Junior Bulldogs.
The Crushers put up another strong defensive game, again led by Sebastian Parra’s 8 tackles, including stopping a Bulldogs extra point and stripping a ball to cause a fumble. Victor Bejarano had 5 tackles and a stripped a ball and Nolan Cracraft also had a big day defensively with 5 tackles and a fumble recovery. John McHugh, Jimmy Flinn, Ryan McBreairty and Dylan Brehm also recovered fumbles on a wet, sloppy football day to stop big Bulldog drives. David Chidu added two more crucial stops. On offense, strong blocking from ends Alex Ohls and Charlie Young helped QB Michael Breheney gain some yardage and offensive linemen Kaine Rama, Jacob Hoenig, Jack Rossi and Tommy Powers opened up lanes for backs Flinn and Nick D’Andrea.
Raiders 13 Mavericks 0
Playing with passion, the Raider defensive tide rolled over the field with outstanding plays from Logan Jozwiak, Thiago Camargo, Xavion Fasion and Zyian Cooper. Cooper had outstanding defensive plays all day, echoed by tremendous playmaking from Connor Jones. Offensively the BANC machine scored two touchdowns, made possible by tremendous O-line blocking from James Roina as he rallied the blocking brigade accompanied by blocking from Pat Lane, Nicky Aravides and incredible teamwork by the entire Raiders squad
Offensively the Mavericks relied on its running game using Antonio Ciccarelli, Gavyn Gennarelli and Brandon Auguste. The blocking up front was led by lineman EJ Perez, Cooper Edwards and Nick Wells. While the receivers did their best to gain the edges for their backs with some fine blocks made by Jackson Choi, Chris Marinaccio and Bobby Burton. Defensively the Mavericks had their hands full, but came with some key turnovers. An interception early by Gavyn Gennarelli was pivotal while a fumble recovery by Cooper Edwards inspired the Black and Gold defensive to continue their battle. Sebastian Pena, Jack Sepot and Will Demmon also chipped in on from their defensive spots with some key tackles, but in the end came up short in their goal.
Generals 18 Gators 12
The Generals worked together as a complete unit to come from behind and defeat a strong Gator team in double overtime. The tying touchdown drive involved a long completion thrown by Ryan Brown to Sammy Cohen and strong runs by Fred Wnek, Charlie Tortorella and Grant Schmidt for the touchdown. On the offensive line, Reed Williams, Charlie Allard, and Tim Elder provided key blocks. Defensively, the Generals’ Matty Goldman, Brian Murphy, Fred Wnek, and Patrick Leonard played key roles in stopping the Gators offense including multiple quarterback sacks. Charlie Tortorella ran the ball in to seal the game for the Generals after the Generals defense stopped the Gators offensive push at the start of the second OT.
The Gator offense got on the board early with a 65-yard run up the right sideline by Max Warden.The defense held the Generals in toe at 6-0 until the last few minutes of the game. An outstanding performance was put forward by Barrett Pennington who made tackles all over the field, many of which were in the Generals backfield. Tough defensive stands and tackles were led by Matt and Max Colella, Chase Smith, Adorian Campbell, Harrison Castelli, Maximus Gabelli, Travis Wilson, James Ritchie, Alex Errico, Connor Wolfe and Dylan Botoff. R. Eddy also added a fumble recovery. The offense grinded all game led by the running of Chase Smith and Hudson Hausmann, directed by solid blocking by Reed Eddy, Owen Hoffman, Gabelli, Drew Lane, Liam Brown and Barrett Pennington. Smith carried strong on three straight plays adding the touchdown in the first OT from 1-yard out to force the second OT.
Raiders 19 Mavericks 6
The BANC Raiders offense was led by first year senior QB Jack Wilson who orchestrated an aggressive first quarter attack connecting with Shakye Cooper on an end zone pass for the game's first score. RB Michael McGhee performed as expected with breakout runs behind a great effort from the offensive line led by Luke Vivier, Patrick Caruso, Bryan Pinheiro, David Mariscal and Roman Pennella, all of who played both ways and were as impressive on defense. Andre Castellanos and Marco Mantione had a stellar afternoon on both sides of the ball as well. Middle linebackers Jason Agudelo and Zack Mantione led the defense on the day with Jack Wilson supporting at safety. Ryan Perez had an awesome day with an interception and a 6-yard run, also seeing some time at QB. Both the offense and defense had tremendous support from Stephen Neri at wide receiver and from cornerbacks Archer Manning and Owen Morrissey.
The Maverick defense was led by Tommy Healey, James Wailgum, Sam Hall and Carl Griffasi. Also lending a hand in the tackles were Jack Konigsberg, Leart Deduschi, Michael Lindberg, Henry Goldberg, AJ Pisacano, Ryan Hammoud, Jay Ashforth, Antonio Ortiz and Armaan Malhotra. On offense solid blocking was contributed by Sean Cowie, Ryan Simonis, Larry Gelendze, Patrick Faughnan, Nicholas Carriello and Timmy Powers. Wailgum, Healey and Konigsberg lead the rushing attack for the black and yellow squad. In the first half Wailgum threw to Leart Deduschi for a big gain. Later in the second half, Wailgum scored the sole Maverick touchdown on a long run from mid field.
Crushers 27 Bulldogs 13
Crusher back Alex Hazlett had another huge rushing day with 214 yards in just 14 carries and scoring 3 touchdowns, bringing the Crushers from behind. Dominic DeLuca picked up 20 yards on 5 carries and also set up big blocks along with Cliff Belknap and Jurgis Schmedlen to set up another touchdown run by Drew Kral. Extra points went to Ashton Winegardner, one running and another on a pass from Thomas Durvasula. On defense, Hazlett also led in tackles with 10, 2 for losses while Kral had 8. Winegardner got 5, John Raybuck logged 4 including a forced fumble, Teddy Flinn had an outstanding day with 4 tackles including stopping an extra point and creating pressure all day against the Dawgs. Jake Prieto, Will Hollander and Will Knight also contributed on D.
The Bulldogs facing an undefeated Crushers team, scored first behind a 50-yard pass from Logan Galletta to Tommy Foster as he rushed down the sideline. Once again dForster scored the Bulldog second touchdown with a 70-yard speedy run. The offensive line consisting of Michael Sinisi, Vincent Insigna, William Janis and Pierson DelCristo fought hard against a strong Crusher’s defensive line. The defense was led by the excellent play of Zachary Jacob, George Vomvolakis, Cameron Doyle, Eli Weiss and Thomas Nail.
Generals 20 Gators 7
Jackson Wolfram ran 80 yards on the first play from scrimmage behind the blocks of Will Ehrhart, Teddy Bednar and Owen Neviera to open up the scoring for the Generals. On the ensuing drive the Generals again found the end zone as Jackson Wolfram scored his second touchdown from 10-yards out . The Generals moved the ball all over the field behind Michael Neviera , Peter Michalik and Drew Cavanaugh. Quinn Warwick finished out the Generals scoring with a 9-yard touchdown run. On defense, the Generals were led by Matthew Trimmer, James Babb and Tomas Delgado who made several tackles all over the field and prevented the Gators from getting anything going. Bednar led the Generals strong performance making plays on both sides of the ball.
For the Gators, good defensive efforts were given by Carter Paulson, Jack Bertrand, Chason Barber and Tommy O’Connor. Charlie Zola was stellar on defense, as he made tackles all over the field keeping the Generals out of the end zone on a couple of long runs. Robert Perlman, and Rashe Campbell also contributed defensively for the Gators. Offensively, the Gators moved the ball behind strong running by Dillon Stephens, and Tyler Cusimano. Tyler Wilson, Connor Smith, Chason Barber, and Josh Grijalba blocked well from their offensive line positions. Charlie Zola was amazing at receiver, catching many passes from Henry Cohn. Will Schmitz contributed on the receiving end as well.
GYFL Highlights Week 5
Raiders 7 Gators 0
The Raiders Carlos Lopez and Jacob Mobley battled a physical Gators line to disrupt multiple plays in the backfield. Lucas Granitto, Theo Delev, and Juilian Sorrilla were the difference makers in stopping a fast and shifty running attack by Riverside. The Raiders offense came up big when the pressure was on as Joseph Sarno and Owen Wu both had key runs on the final drive of the game. Jacari Hughes ended up finding the end zone for 6 with only a couple minutes left on the clock, but if it wasn't for the key blocks from Joell Molina and Cassidy Morales none of that would have been possible. Captained by QB Matthew Agudelo the Raiders offense never gave up against an excellent Gators defense.
The Gators could not get the ball in the end zone despite the hard running of Quinn Lombardo, Miles Harriman and Oliver Frisoli. The offensive line did it’s best to slow down an aggressive Raiders defense. Mekai Brown, Ryder Garcia, Timothy Kurczewski, and Teddy Auerbach all had solid games. Defense played well only giving up one score. Lombardo, Brown, Lukas Kiger, Hunter Zepplelin, Marco Sethi and Ryan Mathews all had multiple tackle. Reilly Podewils recovered a fumble in the Raiders backfield.
Generals 20 Bulldogs 6
The Generals’ Madsen Ehrhart had two Touchdowns and Owen Lavin the third, behind great blocking from Davis Linardos, Peter Sweirzinski, Alex Wayland and James Caputo. Hugh Portny Added a two-point conversion on a strong run up the middle. Defensively, the generals were strong all day keeping the high powered Bulldog rushing attack in check as Matthew Ward, Hunter Woods, Liam Kennon and Callum Hill all made big stops while Matthew Huang and Jack Jedlicka were constantly in the backfield causing havoc.
In a hard-fought game, the Bulldogs defense was led by Connor Desalvo and Kirin Neak. The Bulldogs had strong blocking from an offensive line consisting Jack Corriveau and Niko Vomvolakis. Enzo Vartuli made a fumble recovery in the first quarter to keep the game close. Desalvo and Ryder Caruso had strong tough runs that propelled the Bulldog offense deep into General’s territory. Tyler Young, Logan Jaycox and Ryan O’Neill contributed to the Bulldog defensive efforts.
Mavericks 6 Crushers 0
The Mavericks recorded another impressive victory as Glenville got on the board first with a 50-yard pass play from QB Patrick Stern to slot back Noah Steele. The ground attack was led by running backs Daniel Ciccarelli, Jagger Pontoriero and Maxi Diamond. Asher Sisca and Oliver Eiben made it possible for the Mav running backs to rack-up yards on the corners. The offensive and defensive line played a critical role in preserving the win led by Nash Edwards, Alex Mrdelja, Amir Elaouni, Lucius Liu and Jack Peters.. Grant Goldring and Max Corbo also helped to shut down the powerful Crusher running game.
The Crushers defense held a tricky Mavs offense to just one touchdown as Nicholas Nostro, Vincent Smario, and Luke Tocci had a big day on defense. Shane O’Connor dropped the Mavs in their own backfield 3 times. George Szele tripped up a Mavs back who stumbled, then fumbled and Colin Falla recovered for the Crushers. Mickey Petrone also made a key stop. On offense, the Crushers had several strong drives behind the running of Nostro, Falla and Aiden Williams including a last minute drive toward the Mavs end zone that ended at the 10-yard line when time ran out. Back-up QB Ryan Strassel and Henry Schmedlen along with Williams drove Cos Cob to the Mavs 32-yard line with strong runs before hitting the half behind good blocking by end Anthony Sclafani.
Raiders 20 Gators 0
BANCs first touchdown came on a beautiful pass to Zyian Cooper from QB Connor Jones. The nimble footwork of Donte Adams gave BANC their second score. Nicky Aravidis extended the lead with his first career touchdown and made spectacular catches throughout the game. The completions were made possible with exceptional pass protection from Nick Granitto, James Roina, Kaleb Solomon, Thiago Camargo, Matthew Siriano and William Acevedo's giving QB Tripp Beasley lll time. Defensively, the group performed exceptionally with big plays from Logan Jozwiak, Pat Lane, Donte Adams, James Kovac and LJ Bylow. A couple of these plays led to turnover recoveries with concentrated teamwork by Jaden, Scott, Xavion Fasion, Tyler Senft and Kaleb Solomon. BANC players, Alex Flook, Tristen Caldwell and Justin Orozco were out, some with injuries, but came dressed to help manage the sidelines.
The Gators played hard and were led on offense and defense by the play of Guy Germain, Maximus Gabelli, James Ritchie, and Barrett Pennington. Germain had a number long runs and kept the offense moving. James Ritchie, Chase Smith, Hudson Hausmann, Pennington and Gabelli all contributed in the run game. Gabelli and Pennington added nice receptions. The offensive line played well headed by Reed Eddy, Daniel McGuire, Owen Hoffman, Liam Brown, Murphy Watner and Alex Errico. The defense was led by Pennington, Germain, Gabelli, Ritchie, Haussmann, McGuire, Eddy, Austin Rinello and Adorian Campbell who made tackles all over the field. Haussmann also added an interception.
Bulldogs 27 Generals 20
Aidan Karson put on a show, on the way to a big Bulldog win over the Generals. Karson ended the day with over 150-yards rushing, 3 rushing touchdowns, 1 touchdown pass to Jake Stefanowicz, an extra point, an interception and multiple tackles. Stefanowicz and Brian Nova added extra points as well. Max Loffredo, Peter Vomvolakis and Max Marek came up big on defense, each with a fumble recovery. Kyle Allen, John Insinga and Nico Eveno racked up multiple tackles in the win. Eric Fischer, Matthew O’Donnell and Andrew Tweddle contributed on both sides of the ball.
The Generals lost a tough game against the North Mianus Bulldogs despite Grant Schmidt, Charlie Tortorella, and Fred Wnek scoring touchdowns to keep the game competitive. In addition, Llan Amaro had a very nice catch over the middle from Ryan Brown to keep the last drive alive. On defense, Mauricio Porraz and Will Fels made key tackles during the game supported by tough play from Brian Murphy.
Mavericks 19 Crushers 0
The Mavericks put together a balanced attack to beat the Crushers as the offensive line was powered by EJ Perez, Michael Asprinio Will Demmon, Chase Lowthert and Cooper Edwards. Antonio Ciccarelli was able to get into the end zone for two of the Maverick’s touchdowns while fellow back Brandon Auguste chipped in with some powerful runs of his own. Wyatt Stratton and Gavyn Gennarelli who scored the Mavs third touchdown also contributed from the backfield. Wide Receivers Haru Kawashima, Emerson Bulis and Coley Critchell did their best to contain their defensive opponents on the outside edges. Defensively the Mavericks were able to preserve the shutout with some key stops by Jack Sepot, while Lane Critchell and Gennarelli had key fumble recoveries and Brandon Auguste recorded another quarterback sack.
Sebastian Parra had another big defensive game for the Crushers with 9 tackles, while Ryan McBreairty had 8, three of them for a loss. Johnny McHugh had 3 tackles and a crucial extra point stop with George Minchin, and Dylan Brehm added 3 tackles to the effort. Jack Rossi, Jacob Hoenig, Kaine Rama and Sam Barsanti also made crucial stops when it counted. On offense, the Crushers saw solid blocking against a tough Mavs line by Hunter Ehret, Charlie Young, Christian Loupiac, Tommy Powers and Nolan Cracraft.
Generals 21 Bulldogs 14
Trailing 7-0 at the start of the second half, the Generals came out determined in the second half as Tomas Delgado opened up the Generals scoring by breaking off a 51-yard touchdown run behind the great blocking of Joey Cohen, Peyton Aslansan, Liam Reynolds, Mack Fulton, Jake Pobjoy, and George Fugelsang. Delgado scored again on a 10-yard run later in the third and Jackson Wolfram finished the job with a 1-yard plunge. Delgado and Wolfram combined for 227 yards to carry the Generals offense. The Generals defense came up huge late in the game stopping the Bulldogs on a fourth and 2 inside the 10-yard line to seal the game with a huge gang tackle from Michael Neviera, Matthew Trimmer and Ryan Jedlicka.
The Bulldogs scored first behind a 30-yard run from Thomas Foster who sprinted through the Generals defense with a powerful push into the end zone.. Charlie Kosinski scored the Bulldog’s second touchdown with a strong run near the Generals goal line. George Vomvolakis and Dan Fox also contributed to the running game for the Bulldogs. The strong offensive line play of Michael Sinisi, Vincent Insigna and William Janis was instrumental in the Bulldog power running game. The defense was led by the play Thomas Nail, Antonio Vigilante Cameron Doyle and TJ Legio.
Crushers 23 Mavericks 0
The Crushers used a balanced running attack to defeat a tough Mavs team as Drew Kral, Jake Prieto, Alex Hazlett and Dominic DeLuca all got their hands on the ball and earned 36, 24, 83 and 39 yards respectively. The ground game made possible thanks to big blocking from Jake Romanello, Frank (Trip) Williams, Jake Kiernan, Clayton Griffin, Drew Falla and end Will Hollander. The Crusher QBs also had another good day as Ashton Winegardner and Thomas Durvasula combined for a perfect 3 for 3 and a total of 60-yards in the air, with catches made by John Scarlata, Hazlett and Jurgis Schmedlen. On defense, Cliff Belknap and Hazlett led the day, badgering the Mavs with 6 tackles each, 2 in the backfield for both. Will Knight had an impressive day with 4 tackles, including one in the Mavs end zone for a safety. John Raybuck also had a big day with 4 stops to help keep the Mavs off the scoreboard.
James Wailgum led the Mavs in tackles as the defense was tested early and often. Outstanding stops were made by Carl Griffasi, Tommy Healey, Sam Hall, Henry Goldberg and AJ Pisacano. Also providing solid defense were Antonio Ortiz, Michael Lindberg, Leart Deduschi, Sean Cowie, Jay Ashforth, Ryan Hammoud, Ryan Simonis and Armaan Malhotra. Near the end of the first half Sam Hall caused a fumble which was recovered by AJ Pisacano on the Maverick 2-yard line. On offense, good blocking was provided by Nicholas Carriello, Timmy Powers, Patrick Faughnan and Larry Genidze. Strong runs were contributed by Wailgum, Healey, Hammoud and Jack Konigsberg. Deduschi and Griffasi caught passes for nice gains to compliment the rushing attack.
Gators 12 Raiders 8
.The Gators were able to hold the high flying Raiders offense to 8 points on an outstanding defensive effort by all eleven Gator defenders with strong efforts put in by Jack Bertrand, Connor Smith, Luke Lombardo, Aiden Marks, Chason Barber, Tommy O’connor , Carter Paulson, Ryan Beiley, Robert Perlman, Dillon Stephens, Charlie Dixon, Charlie Zola, and Tyler Cusimano. Offensively, the Gators moved the ball with a strong running game and a quick strike passing attack with Henry Cohn behind center. Dillon Stephens, and Cusimano pounded the ball behind strong blocking by Josh Grijalba, Tyler Wilson, and Will Schmitz. Charlie Zola, and Miles Trager offered great blocking and sticky hands at the split end position. Stephens, and Cusimano accounted for both Gator scores, with Cusimano's coming late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
The Gators game plan successfully thwarted a high pace Raiders running and passing attack once the game’s first score, a 60-yard scramble by captain Jason Agudelo, was in the books. The 2-point conversion pass connected with RB Michael McGhee from QB Jack Wilson who also had an interception filling in at safety. The Raider offensive line was led by Andre Castellanos, Tony Santos, David Mariscal, and Patrick Caruso who had a great day at center. Ryan Perez played a hard nose game with several runs from scrimmage for gains. The Raider defensive line had it works cut out for it in the trenches with captain Luke Vivier leading the charge with Roman Pennella, Bryan Pinheiro and Marco Mantione. Zack Mantione anchored the inside defense with Agudelo and Owen Morrissey having a great game with several key tackles for losses. Archer Manning playing well in the cornerback spot. The offensive was again well supported by play from Stephen Neri and Shakye Cooper.
Gators 12 Bulldogs 6
Will Hana had two rushing TD’s while Quinn Lombardo, Lukas Kiger and Reilly Podewils handled most of the running duties Sunday. Hana also connected with Miles Harriman on a 20-yard pass play. Offensive line had some great blocks lead by Jordan Goodman, Eddy Tucker, Ryder Garcia and Hunter Zeppelin. Justin Martinelli and Timothy Kurczewski also had key blocks from the wide receiver position. The defense played well holding the Bulldogs to 6-points. Mekai Brown, Oliver Frisoli, Justin Carroll, Ben Mazzullo and Anthony Tropea all had multiple tackles for a great team win.
In a hard-fought game, Connor Desalvo, scored for the Bulldogs with an impressive 70-yard touchdown run. Desalvo also recovered an important fumble and made numerous tackles throughout the day. The Bulldogs had strong blocking from an offensive line consisting of Chase Karson, Gustav Pietryka and Jac Corriveau. Ryder Caruso, Pietryka and Graham Geisler assisted the running game with strong runs. The Bulldogs defense strengthened throughout the day behind the excellent play of Kirin Neak, Tyler Young, Kiel Oellrich, Koki Fujikawa and Connor McMahon.
Crushers 13 Raiders 7
The Crushers came out on top, due in large part to a well executed, time killing, 9-play drive by QBs Aidan Williams and Brad Wallace and great blocking by Joey Mitchell, Mickey Petrone, Ryan Nordin, Gabe Dunleavy and ends Geno Chimblo and Anthony Sclafani. Crushers backs Braden Vizzo, Wim McCarthy, Jake Natale, Colin Falla and Nicholas Nostro picked up 3 first downs, 2 and 3 yards at a time, with Nostro punching in for the score. The Crusher’s second touchdown came on a scorching run by Falla, who ripped off a 53-yard blast into the endzone with one stiff-arm and a big block by Shane O’Connor. On defense, Richie McMurray picked up a fumble, while it was a team effort on stops as Santiago Parra, Luke Vizzo, Vincent Smario, Luke Tocci, Wallace, Falla, and Nostro all made big plays. Ryan Strassel and George Szele offered strong pass defense to force several incomplete passes and Christopher Landmark and Kolton Butler helped shore up the line.
BANC defensive linemen Matthew Flook and Deven Manasan stepped up with some big stops, while Zaire Jenkins and Luca Medico limited the Crushers’ big gains. The Raiders offense saw contributions to the running game by Jacari Hughes, Joell Molina, and Cassidy Morales. Other key players on the offensive side of the ball for BANC were Carlos Lopez, Andrew Pavlou, and Brayden Senft.
Generals 35 Mavericks 20
The Generals Owen Lavin and Madsen Ehrhart had the Generals touchdowns and Hunter Woods and Matthew Ward added extra points behind great blocking from Aiden Keshvarshian, Hugh Portny, Woods, Owen Cunnion and Alex Wayland. Defensively, the generals shut out the Mavericks in the second half as Liam Kennon, Lavin, Matthew Huang and Portny all had big tackles for key stops in the game.
Once again the Mavericks struck first with a 40-yard quarterback keeper from Patrick Stern. Offensively the charge was lead by Noah Steele who recorded the other two Maverick touchdowns with exciting highlight reel runs! Nash Edwards, Alex Mrdelja, Amir Elaouni, Lucius Liu and Jack Peters paved the way for running backs Maxi Diamond, Jayden Montanez and Sam McGarvey who all contributed to the Mav ground game. Defensively the charge was lead by Grant Goldring, Cody Griesmeyer, Daniel Ciccarelli, Maximo Corbo and Luke Wells who all put forth a fine effort.
Bulldogs 20 Gators 7
Jake Stefanowicz rushed for two touchdowns and Aidan Karon for a touchdown and two extra points in the Bulldogs win over the Riverside Gators. Strong O-line blocking by Danny Coffey, Calvin Donat, and Chase Inesta opened up lanes for rushers all game. Michael John D’Angelo, Brian Nova-Acosta, and Danny Vartuli also took the ball down field for the Bulldogs. Owen Lanzarone, Griffin Galletta and Max Marek racked up multiple tackles on the defensive side, with Peter Vomvolakis, Josh Corriveau, Justin Norton and Galletta setting the tone on the line.
The Gators started strong taking a 7-0 lead on the first possession of the game behind strong blocking by the offensive line and long runs by Hudson Hausmann and Max Warden. The drive was capped off with a 2-yard touchdown run by Maximus Gabelli on 4th and goal, followed by the extra point conversion run by Barrett Pennington.The offense battled all game lead by the running of H. Haussmann, Warden, Pennington, Chase Smith and James Ritchie. There was excellent blocking on the line and by the backs headed by Daniel McGuire, Reed Eddy, Owen Hoffman, Murphy Watner, Matt Augustine, H. Hausmann, Pennington, Ritchie, Smith and Gabelli. The defense played with grit and resilience throughout the game led by the strong play of Austin Rinello, Matt and Max Colella, James Walker, Guy Germain, Harrison Castelli, H. Haussmann, Smith, Gabelli, Ritchie, Pennington, Eddy, Watner and McGuire. Maximus Gabelli also added an interception.
Raiders 20 Crushers 0
BANC scored early with a dazzling run by Dante Adams on their first possession. Adams quickly repeated the act on their second drive putting BANC up to an early 14 point lead. From here the RED TIDE took over as Kaleb Solomon fought hard all day long bringing newfound strength to one of his best games. Solomon was backed up by the brick wall lineup of Will Acevedos, Alex Flook and Nick Granitto. James Kovac, Jaden Scott and LJ Bylow were always on hand making outstanding tackles lead by the hard hitting Zyian Cooper. The highlight of the game was an interception and 80-yard run by the big lineman Tyler Senft. Senft grabbed the ball mid-air and trucked down field followed by the entire team yelling WETSU, as they enter the end zone as a team.
After allow two quick scores, the Crusher defense settled down to stop a powerful Raiders team, stymieing 4 BANC drives behind big tackles by John McHugh, including 2 for a loss. Sebastian Parra had another stand out day leading the team with 6 tackles, while Dylan Brehm made several big stops and forced a fumble. Sam Barsanti, Alexander Ohls, Jimmy Flinn, David Chidu, Brendan Davey and George Minchin also contributed. On offense, QB Michael Breheney led an exciting drive to the Raiders 12-yard line that saw several exciting plays including a 23-yard pass, catch and run to Flinn and a 10-yard running blast by McHugh.
Mavericks 13 Generals 7
The Mavericks offensive charge was powered by Antonio Ciccarelli who scored the Maverick’s two touchdowns on the day. Gavyn Gennarelli connected with Brandon Auguste in the end zone to successfully convert one of the extra points after their first touchdown. While Jackson Choi was on the receiving end of another fine pass which he was able to convert into another Mavs first down. The blocking on the edges led by Haru Kawashima, Robert Burton, Lane Critchell and Jack McEntire was critical to their offensive success .Defensively in his first action of the year, John Tsaparas put together a fine outing from his inside linebacker position, including a key pass breakup which almost resulted in an interception. The defense had to come up with some big plays late in the game as Cooper Edwards had a pivotal pass deflection while Coley Critchell chipped in a few fine tackles of his own. Gennarelli sealed the victory by stripping a Generals running back down inside the Mavericks red zone with less than a minute to play in the contest.
For the Generals, Will Fels, Matty Goldman, Patrick Leonard and Brian Murphy all made key tackles to keep the game close. Offensively, Ryan Brown directed multiple drives for the offense supported by Grant Schmidt’s strong runs and Rocket Servick’s pass catching. The Generals lone touchdown was result of Fred Wnek’s strong run followed by Brennan Cunnion extra point. Another highlight for the Generals was a fourth quarter fumble recovery by Sammy Cohen.
Bulldogs 12 Gators
Thomas Foster started the scoring for the Bulldogs with a 65-yard touchdown, as he sprinted behind the right side of the offensive line led by William Janis, Cameron Doyle and Aryan Wadhwa. Foster scored the second touchdown for the Bulldogs with another impressive 55-yard run. Thomas Nail had a monster game which included numerous tackles, a crucial sack late in the game and an interception of a Gator pass. Caden Leidich also sealed the shutout with a late interception. The Bulldogs defense completed the shutout as they strengthened throughout the afternoon behind the excellent play of George Vomvolakis, Zachary Jacob, William Janis, Joseph Urso, Antonio Vigilante and and Pierson Delcristo.
Offensively, the Gators moved the ball well behind strong running and blocking by Tyler Cusimano , Dillon Stephens, Luke Lombardo, and Miles Trager. Defensively, the Gators played well only giving up just 12 points as Charlie Zol , Aiden Marks, and Connor Smith contributed many tackles.
Crushers 27 Raiders 6
The Crushers set the tone of the game on the first two plays when cornerback Jake Romanello snagged an interception at the Raiders 45 yard line, and then on the very next play, back Alex Hazlett raced 45 yards for a touchdown and the Crushers first score which was all they needed. Hazlett ended up with 71-yards on the day running and 24 receiving. Drew Kral had a big day rushing for 97-yards and a touchdown set up by a huge block by Will Hollander who took on two linebackers by himself. On defense, Hazlett had a back breaking interception at the Crusher 10-yard line and then ran it back 90-yards for the score. John Raybuck led the team in tackles with 4, followed by Chris Takita who picked-up 3. Hazlett added another interception to his already stellar day, as did Thomas Durvasula.
The Raiders lone score was on a long pass from QB Jack Wilson to captain Zack Mantione. The Raider offense saw solid running from back Michael McGhee and Jason Agudelo as well as support from fullback David Mariscal who started both ways at linebacker as well. The offensive line was anchored by Andre Castellanos with Tony Santos, Patrick Caruso, Roman Pennella and Bryan Pinheiro who had a great day on both sides of the ball. Archer Manning commanded his role at cornerback thwarting several Crusher attacks on the corners along with Owen Morrissey having one of his best days. Shakye Cooper was invaluable on both sides of the ball playing multiple positions. The Raiders saw the debut of its newest player, Matthew Fuentes, who put forth a strong effort on the defensive line.
Mavericks 13 Generals 12 in OT
The Glenville Maverick Senior’s winless streak came to an exciting halt in the OT shootout, as Tommy Healey got a pass off to James Wailgum, who came back for the reception and sped away to the end zone. Healey then powered in the extra point. Healey also had a dynamic 50-yard touchdown run in the first half. In OT, the Maverick defense gave up a score to the Generals but came up with a huge, all-team, gang-tackle on the extra point attempt to seal the victory! Leading the defense in tackles were Healey, Wailgum, Carl Griffasi, Sam Hall, Michael Lindberg and Jay Ashforth. Also contributing solid defense were AJ Pisacano, Ryan Hammoud, Antonio Ortiz, Sean Cowie, Jack Konigsberg, Henry Goldberg, Armaan Malhotra and Leart Deduschi.
The Generals defense played strong for most of the game only allowing one long run on a broken play. The defense was led by Zach Carifa, Tomas Delgado, Michael Neviera, and Wyatt Abernethy. The Generals got on the scoreboard on the first drive of the second half when Matthew Trimmer ran in for a 6 yard touchdown . After both teams failed to put away the extra point, the game headed to overtime. In OT, Quinn Warwick ran in for a touchdown from 7 yards out, but couldn’t muster the extra point.