GYFL Highlights Week 7
Crushers 12 Gators 7
The Crusher’s Nicholas Nostro blasted through the Gator defense for a 52-yard touchdown on the first series of the game which was all the Crushers needed to beat a tough Gator team. Crusher linemen Shane O’Connor, Richie McMurray, Gabe Dunleavy, Santiago Parra and Vincent Smario opened holes all day long for backs Colin Falla, who rushed for 42-yards on the day and Aidan Williams who ran for 19-yards including a touchdown. Jake Natale, Luke Tocci, Brad Wallace and Vincent Smario also contributed crucial runs for yardage. On defense Falla led the Crushers with 7 tackles, Williams had 5 and Parra had 3, two for a loss and 1 causing a fumble which he recovered. Christopher Landmark, Max Jessen and Luke Vizzo added tackles for the Crushers.
Will Hana hooked up with Miles Harriman for a 40-yard pass play to close the 1st half. Lukas Kiger ran in the extra point behind strong blocking from Hunter Zepplin, Justin Martinelli, Burke Watner and Anthony Tropea. Marco Sethi, and Quinn Lombardo also ran the ball hard. The defense played well but could not stop the Crushers running game. Ben Mazzullo, Justin Carroll, Jordan Goodman, Teddy Auerbach and Mekai Brown all played well up front for the Gators.
Generals 18 Raiders 7
The Generals finished off the regular season in first place with an 18-7 victory over the Banc Raiders. Madsen Ehrhart lead the rushing attack in the consistent down pour with two early touchdowns behind great blocking from Matthew Ward, Hunter Woods, Jack Jedlicka and Peter Sweirzinski. Matthew Huang added the final score with a strong run off the right side behind key blocks from Hugh Portny, Jose Porraz and Owen Lavin. Defensively the Generals were strong up front with 3 fumble recoveries in the very slippery conditions as Eli Himelstein, Ward and Woods got the pigskins. The run defense was strong with great plays from Liam Kennon, Owen Cunnion, Callum Holl, Alex Wayland and Davis Linardos.
Captaining a Raider defense that never quit were Jack Bylow, Theo Delev, and Jacob Mobley. Despite giving up 18 points the Raiders showed a lot of heart with big tackles made by Lauren Judge, Zaire Jenkins, and Cassidy Morales. Jacari Hughes took over at QB and led the team, which also saw key runs by Andrew Pavlou, Joell Molina, and Stephen Nunez as the Raiders were able to punch one in the end zone.
Mavericks 28 Bulldogs 14
The Mavericks started out strong getting on the board early with another Patrick Stern quarterback keeper. The offensive line did an excellent job all day led by Nash Edwards, Grant Goldring, Amir Elaouni, Alexander Mrdelja, Lucius Liu and Jack Peters. Noah Steele added the other three Maverick touchdowns outrunning the Bulldog defense. Defensively, the Mavericks turned out a solid performance led by linebackers Daniel Ciccarelli, Maxi Diamond, Jagger Pontoriero, and Jayden Montanez. Great stalk blocking by Asher Sisca, Oliver Eiben, Luc Presutti and Adam Elaouni seemed to be the difference in today’s game.
Playing against a tough Maverick team, the Bulldogs offense moved the ball behind the blocking of Gustav Pietryka, Nicholas Vomvolakis, Enzo Vartulli and Grant Andrews. Connor Desalvo scored the Bulldog’s first score from 15-yards and was aided behind the strong blocking from his fellow running backs, Graham Geisler and Ryder Caruso. Pietryka also contributed to the drive with strong runs. Once again, the second touchdown was scored from 40-yards with a dazzling run from Desalvo who also added the extra point. The defense was led by Logan Jaycox who recorded numerous tackles including a quarterback sack. Chase Karson, Kirin Nerak, Riley O"neill, Lucas Eveno, Caruso, Yutaro Izumi and Connor McMahon contributed the Bulldog defense.
Gators 13 Crushers 0
The Junior Gators got their first win of the season behind the play of Chase Smith, Hudson Hausmann and Reed Eddy. The Gators first scoring drive came on a 50-yard pass from Max Warden to Hausmann, capped off with 1-yard touchdown run by Chase Smith. The second score came on a 14-yardr un by Hausmann, followed by the extra point conversion by Barrett Pennington. Guy Germain and Warden ran the offense with poise and Haussmann had over 125 total yards from scrimmage and Smith who had a number of pounding runs between the tackles. Their success was thanks to the massive holes created by the excellent blocking on the line and by the backs headed by Eddy, Daniel McGuire, Adorian Campbell, Murphy Watner, Drew Lane, Lucas Marks, Matthew Augustine, James Ritchie, Maximus Gabelli, and Matt Colella. The defense played a hard nosed game stuffing the Crushers drives secured by the great plays and tackles made by Austin Rinello, Topher Martinelli, Alex Errico, Max Colella, Harrison Castelli, Liam Brown, Ritchie, McGuire and Pennington. Eddy, Haussmann, Smith and Watner paced the Gators attack with multiple tackles for loss in the backfield.
Sebastian Parra led the Crushers in tackles with 7, including stopping a Gators extra point and causing a fumble that Joey Pizzurro recovered. Brendan Davey had 5 tackles on the day and Michael Breheney, David Chidu and Dylan Brehm added 4 each. On offense, Jimmy Flinn and Ryan McBreairty scampered for 20-yards each, followed closely by John McHugh’s 18. Linemen Tommy, Powers, Jacob Hoenig and Kaine Rama and ends Jack Rossi and Alex Ohls helped open the holes.
Mavericks 27 Bulldogs 7
The Mavericks offensive attack was balanced with Antonio Ciccarelli getting into the end zone for two of the Mavericks scores with quick runs, while Jackson Choi earned his first touchdown of the year on a swing pass which he took for a 60-yard scamper for another Mavericks score. Gavyn Gennarelli also chipped in with his own score on a fine run off tackle. Upfront the offensive line was powered by Cooper Edwards, Michael Asprinio, Anthony Lima, Nick Wells and EJ Perez. Defensively the Mavericks worked well in the rain with key stops made by Brandon Auguste, Jack Sepot and Wyatt Stratton. Haru Kawashima and Sebastian Pena also chipped in from their cornerback position to stop the charge of the Bulldogs and sustain the win for the Black and Gold.
Aidan Karson rushed for over 100-yards, including a touchdown, for the Bulldogs as Jake Stefanowicz added the extra point, while Owen Lanzarone added chunks of yardage when he had the ball. Eric Fischer, Chris Killeen, Mikey Minyo and Takuma Fujikawa played well on offense, opening up running lanes and blocking aggressively. The defensive line held strong all game, behind the aggressive play of Andrew Tweddle, Brian Mullins, Justin Norton and Ignacy Pietryka. Stefanowicz, Peter Vomvolakis, Norton, Lanzarone and Pietryka also made several tackles in the contest.
Raiders 26 Generals 0
BANC established an early lead with double touchdowns by Donte Adams and a beautiful extra point catch by Zyian Cooper. The defense capitalized on the conditions with 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. The interceptions by Donte Adams, Logan Jozwick, Tripp Beasley and Connor Jones keep the momentum going despite the wet conditions. The inception by Jones was a pick six giving BANC their third score. The final touchdown was punched in by Beasley, running hard all day long. His runs were made possible by oustanding blocks from Will Acevedos, Thiago Camargo and Kaleb Solomon. The Red Tide defense also had incredible ground work with pinpoint tackling from James Roina, Nick Granitto. Xavion Faison, Alex Flook, Tyler Senft and LJ Bylow.
After quickly falling behind by a few touchdowns, Generals Tim Elder, Sammy Cohen, Adam McFarlane, Charlie Allard, and Ilan Amaro worked as a unit to strengthen the rushing and passing attack. In addition, Patrick Leonard, Wyatt Keegan, and Hugh Kaplan had strong rushes to challenge the BANC defense. On defense, Matty Goldman, Henry Johnson, Reed Williams, and Brennan Cunnion made key tackles during the game supported by excellent inside linebacker play from Charlie Tortorella and cornerback play from Alexi Gianopoulos.
Mavericks 13 Bulldogs 7
The Senior Mavericks did not let the adverse weather dampen their efforts as the offensive line opened big holes and was lead by Sam Hall, Michael Lindberg, Antonio Ortiz, Sean Cowie, Larry Gelenidze and Henry Goldberg. Tommy Healey, James Wailgum and Ryan Hammoud ran the ball for a combined total of 240-yards. Healey scored on a 5-yard rush in the first quarter. Wailgum also had a 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and ran in the extra point. Antonio Ortiz recovered a fumble in the first half. After allowing a long touchdown run in the first quarter, the Maverick defense stiffened up and held the Bulldogs scoreless for the rest of the game. Leading the defense in tackles were Wailgum, Healey, Hall, Lindberg, Leart Dedushi, Jack Konigsberg, Carl Griffasi, Jay Ashforth and Timmy Powers.
The Bulldogs scored first with a 80-yard power run by Thomas Forster who sprinted down the sideline and outran the Maverick defense. The Bulldogs offense continued to move the ball throughout the afternoon behind the offensive blocking led by Michael Sinisi, Cameron Doyle, Adam Bartholomew and Aryan Wadhwa. The Bulldogs defense played strong despite the heavy rain behind the excellent play of William Janis, Cole Studwell, Antonio Vigilante, Vincent Insinga, Eli Weiss and Winston Frisch. George Vomvolakis made several touchdown saving tackles from his safety position.
Crushers 28 Gators 0
The Senior Crushers remained undefeated, scoring on the second play of the game and never looked back as Alex Hazlett busted through the Gator defense for a 65-yard score. Ashton Winegardner scored next with a 26-yard, hammering run into the endzone. Then back-up QB Thomas Durvasula launched a pass to Jurgis Schmedlen to get the 2-point conversion. Durvasula followed up with his own touchdown, sneaking it in from the 3-yard line, as Drew Kral got the extra point. The Crushers wrapped up their scoring when Jake Romanello scampered in from 6 yards down the left side. Jack Hayes got the extra point. On defense, the Crushers kept the Gators pinned on their back all day, as Winegardner made 2 interceptions and defensive linemen Cliff Belknap, Miles Walker, Jake Kiernan, and Teddy Flinn kept the Gators off the scoreboard.
The Gator Seniors battled in the inclement weather as big contributions were made on the day by Luke Lombardo, Tyler Cusimano , Dillon Stephens, Miles Moore, Tyler Wilson, Tommy O’Connor, Jack Turkeltaub, Chason Barber, Josh Grijalba, Rashe Campbell, Connor Smith, Jack Bertrand, Charlie Zola, Aiden Marks, Carter Paulson and a whole host of other Gators. The boys fought all afternoon, and although they came up short on the scoreboard they proved their toughness and mettle by playing hard for all four quarters.
Generals 20 Raiders 0
The Generals defense stood up to a tough BANC offense forcing 3 costly turnovers, an interception by Tomas Delgado and two fumbles recovered by Cal Cunnion and Michael Neviera. Several key tackles were made by Zach Carifa , Ryan Jedlicka, and Teddy Bednar. James Babb returned from a week off to be all over the field on defense. On offense, the team came up big with a hobbling QB Jackson Wolfram being limited to a game management role, so Matthew Trimmer and Quinn Warwick picked up the slack running the football combining for 116 yards. Trimmer scored on a 8-yard touchdown run and finished it off with the extra point. Tomas Delgado had a huge running game with a 48-yard score and another 12-yard touchdwon run . The Generals offensive line, controlled the line of scrimmage all game behind, Owen Neivera, Peter Michalik, and Drew Cavanaugh.
Jack Wilson at QB led the Raider’s effort and the offensive line was again led by Roman Pennella and anchored by Andre Castellanos, Tony Santos, Bryan Pinheiro and center Patrick Caruso. Matthew Fuentes saw action at both offensive and defensive line where on defense was siding with Marco Mantione and David Mariscal against a tough Generals offensive line. The BANC defensive stance was led by co-captains Zach Mantione and Jason Agudelo with Ryan Perez having a stellar day linebacker disrupting the Generals ground game. Owen Morrissey had another A+ day at cornerback, opposite Archer Manning who added to the tackle count well. Michael McGhee once again showed his talents with solid play at running back under the harsh conditions flanked by Stephen Neri and Shakye Cooper at wide receiver who made key receptions to move the ball for the Raiders.