GYFL Highlights Week 1
Gators 19 Raiders 13
The Gators came out on top against a tough Raiders squad thanks to the powerful offensive line led by Carl Homan, Justin Martinelli, Boden Zeppelin, Casey Baker, and Trevor Graham, who opened holes for the running game. Oliver Frisoli, Blake Guilfoyle, Timmy Kurczewski, Ryan Write and Jake Orbanowski all ran the ball well. Orbanowski was 1-1 throwing the ball and converting PAT pass to Guilfoyle. The Gators defense was lead by Marco Sethi, Ryan Mathews, Justin Carroll, Nicholas Vomvolakis and Ryder Garcia who all had multiple tackles. Sethi scored a rare defensive touchdown stripping the BANC runner of the ball and running it in for the score.
The Bantam Raiders fell behind early, but bounced back behind the blocking of Matthew Flook and Daniel Macom. Offensive scores by Matthew Aguedelo and Daniel Black closed the gap, but Raiders were unable to overcome early miscues. Banc Raiders were able to make two goal line stands against the Gators. Defensive standouts Cassidy Morales and Jacari Hughes were instrumental in keeping the game close with outstanding defensive plays.
Bulldogs 19 Generals 14
Riley O’Neill and Grant Andrews helped the Bulldogs open the new season with some big tackles while quarterback Tyler Ernst started the game with some quick handoffs. In the second quarter, Connor McMahon, Anders Hillebrand, James Falco and Vincent Tripptrap were strong on both lines, while quarterback Matthew Andrighetti handed off to the fast Kyler Woerz. Second half got off to an exciting start with a long touchdown run by Graham Geisler followed by some strong Bulldog defense from Kiel Oellrich, Jameson Grant and Brody Lutz. With the awesome protection of Sebastian Campbell and Owen Tweddle, quarterback Danny Insinga handed off to Geisler for a second Bulldog touchdown to start the fourth quarter. Ryder Caruso brought home the third TD with a long run from midfield. Gustav Pietryka was instrumental in holding onto the win with some key sacks in the remaining minutes of the last quarter.
The Generals’ Madsen Ehrhart scored the first touchdown going 20-yards behind strong blocking by Brett Schmidt, Gavin Stewart, James Caputo, Spencer Smith, and Ned Davis. The Generals next score came behind a long run by RB Owen Cunnion, capped off by a 30-yard touchdown run by back Teo Pita. Tight end Sebastian Keyes provided the key block of the run. The offensive highlight of the second half was a 20-yard throw and catch from Teo Pita to Brendan Curley. The Generals defense played very hard against a talented bulldog team with key tackles by Will Neuenfeldt, Winslow Van Reesema, Kellen Aslansan, and Harry Collier.
Crushers 20 Mavericks 8
Big plays on both sides of the ball by the Crusher’s Braden Raybuck and Henry Schmedlen help lead Cos Cob past the Mavs. Raybuck had 5 tackles and ran for 64-yards on offense including a touchdown thanks to big blocks by Mickey Petrone, Joey Mitchell and Stephen Rossi. Schmedlen had 4 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception, then on the other side of the ball ran for 45-yards, a touchdown and an extra point, as well as being the leading block for the third Crusher’s score by Braden Vizzo on a 12-yard run during a drive led by back-up QB Ryan Strassel. Jake Natale actually led the Crusher defense with six tackles, while Aidan Williams had 5. Then there was Phillip Tarantino and Nate Collins who, in their Crusher debuts, both recovered fumbles and played well on both sides of the ball.
Bantam Mavs first-year player Gavin Kirsch scored the first and only touchdown of the game on a brilliant 25-yard run on a handoff from Red Lynch. He followed it up by punching in the two-point conversion. He was set up by a great run by fellow first-year player Major Warren who earned the first down and put the team in a position to score. Notable offensive plays included two strong runs by Pierce Ritman, one of which resulted in a first down, and a great catch in a two-on-one scenario by Jackson Shaw also for a first down. On defense the Bantams showed their full potential with strong performances at the line by Noah Bailey, Max McFadden, Luc Presutti and Rafa Ocana. Linebackers Jackson Shaw, Jayden Montanez and Max Corbo combined for several sacks and strips, two of which resulted in turnovers. Honorable mention goes to all-star center Henry Martucci who recently suffered a broken hand but was cheering hard on the sidelines nevertheless. New head coach Johnny Montanez has assembled a solid team and he and his assistants and are looking forward to a great rest of the season.
Gators 20 Raiders 0
The Junior Riverside Gators got off to a great start to the season with all around strong offensive play including a 100-yard day by running back Guy Germain. Gators got their first score on a 20-yard blast by Maximus Gabelli, set-up by two long scampers by Germain. Another 35-yard run by Germain let Travis Wilson cap off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge. Gabelli added the two point conversion on a pass from Germain. The final Gators score came on 5-yard run by Gabelli early in the third. The big boys up front controlled the line of scrimmage the entire game led by Peter Vomvolakis, Daniel McGuire, Mekai Brown, Drew Lane, Dylan Botoff and Topher Martinelli. Jack Carroll, Matthew Colella, Harrison Castelli and James Adorney also added a number of nice runs. The defense held the Raiders scoreless, thanks to a strong surge and pressure by Michael Nogaki, Riley Podewils, M. Brown, McGuire, Wilson, Gabelli, Carroll, and Vomvolakis who all had one or more tackles in the backfield for loss. Other contributors on defense were Max Colella, Jordan Goodman, Anthony Panarella, Quinn Lombardo, Anthony Tropea, and Will Hanna. Carroll and Gabelli also added QB sacks.
Although the Raiders didn’t reach the endzone the team had a strong offensive day led by Adorian Campbell and Matthew Siriano who ran hard and racked up yards. Also Andrew Pavlou added two nice catches. Jacob Mobley, Santino Bisgnano, Lucas Melgar, and Tristan Bates provided great blocking all day. Defensively Mobley led the team with some hard hits and great tackles. Also contributing a great game was Julian Sorrilla who made plenty of touchdown saving tackles. Joseph Sarno and Lauren Judge knocked down passes.
Generals 20 Bulldogs 6
After giving up a long touchdown run on fourth down of the first drive, the Generals tightened up defensively with great play from Henry Johnson, Owen Lavin and Matthew Huang all making tackles in the Bulldogs backfield. Offensively the Generals were led by Will Fels strong passing game with connections to Rocket Servick, Brennan Cunnion, Hudson Squires and Charlie Tortorella. The Generals O-line had a strong day from Jack Stowell, Alex Wayland and Matthew Ward. Cunnion, Tortorella and Fels had the TD’s with Patrick Leonard adding the extra 2-point conversion.
For the Bulldogs, Chase Inesta had a tremendous game with multiple tackles and a 50+ yard touchdown run for the first score of the game. Brando Craven also contributed on both sides of the ball with several tackles, a 25-yard run and a timely interception saving a sure General score. Max Loffredo, Brody Craven, and Max Marek displayed outstanding defensive play with several tackles each and Kyle Ebanks broke up a Generals pass in the endzone. On the offensive side of the ball, Loffredo, Michael John D’Angelo and Brando Craven each rushed for more than ten yards. Calvin Donat, Logan Jaycox and Matthew O’Donnell all made big plays on offense and defense.
Mavericks 14 Crushers 0
The Mavs struck first and got off to a quick start with a 40-yard scamper by Brandon Auguste on the opening drive. The defense led by Andrue Borrelli held the Crusher offense to a quick 3 and out and the Maverick offense put up another 7 behind a dazzling 30-yard run by Auguste on an off tackle veer. The offense was pioneered by QB Nicholas Wells and key blocks made by offensive lineman Jack Sepot, Philip Martone and Nash Edwards also sprung running back Emerson Bulis who racked up big yardage in the second half. On the defensive side of the ball the Mavs looked solid holding the Crusher running backs in check all day. Linebacker Grant Goldring and defensive linemen William Connell and Chase Lowthert turned in fine performances recording multiple tackles each.
After giving up two quick scores in the first half, the Crushers buckled down and held a powerful Mavs offense scoreless the rest of the game led by the strong defensive play of Richie McMurray, Colin Falla, Wim McCarthy, and Shane O’Connor. McMurray had 5 tackles, and Falla 4, while McCarthy and O’Connor both had 3. James Mora and Luke Tocci added another 2 each. Other big defensive plays included Tommy Powers running down a speedy Mavs back from behind and stopping a sure touchdown. On offense, the Crushers mustered up a drive late in the fourth quarter, moving the ball 40-yards, behind runs by Falla, Nolan Cracraft, and Santiago Parra with big blocks thrown up by Nicholas Mussolini, Jr., Powers and Kyle Bassalik before time ran out.
GATORS 35 RAIDERS 6
Gators Miles Moore and Dillon Stephens set the tone for the offense in the first half with over 100-yards rushing. Stephens led off the scoring with an impressive 40-yard TD cutback run to the left, behind blocking from Peter Lane and Murph Watner. Moore delivered the next score and extra point for the Gators. Charlie Dixon made plays through the air and on the ground, scoring a TD followed by an extra point from Robbie Perlman. Lastly, George Vomvolakis stepped in to provide a late game spark scoring twice behind Barrett Pennington and Carter Paulson. On defense, Ryan Beiley started strong delivering 2 sacks in the first four plays. The defensive line anchored by Luke Lombardo, Reed Eddy and Murph Watner continued to provide pressure into the Raider offensive backfield while Miles Trager, Austin Rinello and Charlie Dixon challenged the strong passing attack of the Raiders knocking down passes throughout the game
The Raider offense had a slow start but was able to drop in its sole touchdown on a 25-yard pass from QB and Jack Wilson to receiver Zyian Cooper. The offensive line was anchored by Roman Pennella along with James Roina, Tyler Senft, Bryan Pinheiro and Edwardo Galarza. Dante Adams had an active day at running back, rushing for over 100 yards. The offense was supported by receptions from Alex Flook as well as receiver Owen Morrissey who also had 7 tackles on defense. Other offensive standouts included Logan Jozwiak, Nick Aravides, Tristan Caldwell, Makhi Lorthe and Nekhi Buchanan. The Raider defense was led by Shakye Cooper at middle linebacker and had solid support at cornerback from both Conner Jones and Jaden Scott. Tony Santos and Thiago Camargo had solid play on the defensive line along with Xavian Faison at defensive end who had a key fourth quarter sack.
GENERALS 28 BULLDOGS 6
The Generals had a strong day on offense that started with a 20-yard scoring run by Malik Samms, with Tomas Delgado scoring the extra point on an outside pitch. Delgado dove over the goal line for the second score behind the blocking of Jackson Wolfram and Peter Michalik. QB Luke Michalik scored the extra point. Luke Michalik then went 25 yards on a broken play to give the Generals a 21-6 lead going into halftime with Harrison Hoover completing the extra point. Samms scored again on a 70-yard run behind two down field blocks by Wolfram. Hoover again scored the extra point. The Generals defense saw strong play by Liam Reynolds and Peyton Aslansan. The only turnover of the game was an interception by the Generals Ryan Brown.
Second year senior Zach Jacobs got the Senior Bulldogs on the board with a 50+ yard rushing touchdown. Defensively, the Bulldogs had several players with multiple tackles, including Danny Fox, Ignacy Pietryka, Josh Banes, Jake Stefanowicz and Cole Studwell. On the offensive side of the ball, Stefanowicz rushed for almost 20 yards while Georgie Hernandez, Ben Aysseh and Griffin Galletta helped to open up running lanes for the running backs and wide receivers the entire game. Vinnie Insinga, John Insinga, Andrew Lerner and TJ Legio displayed mental toughness despite the heat to contribute big both offensively and defensively.
MAVERICKS 6 CRUSHERS 0
The Senior Mavericks pulled out a gritty win thanks to the strong play by Glenville defenders Carl Griffasi, Anthony Pedicano, Antonio Ciccarelli, Henry Goldberg, Dylan Kellan, Jack Konigsberg and Sergot Boone, to keep the Crushers out of the endzone. Pedicano had a well-timed sack. Boone and Ciccarelli deflected passes to halt key drives. Ciccarelli also delivered a key hit forcing a fumble that was recovered by Leart Dedushi. Konigsberg recovered a second fumble that set-up the offense deep in Crusher territory and led to the sole score of the day - a short run by James Wailgum. Wailgum also completed passes to Cooper Edwards, Gavyn Gennarelli and Dedushi. Key blocks were delivered by Antonio Ortiz, EJ Perez, Anthony Lima, Timmy Powers, Coley Critchell and Michael Truini.
The Crusher defense held the Mavs to just 6-points behind dominant play by defensive ends John Raybuck and Chris Takita to keep the game close. Takita had 9 tackles and Raybuck 7, with both having 3 behind the line of scrimmage. Jurgis Schmedlen and Sebastian Parra combined for another 7 tackles. Linebackers Dominic DeLuca, Jake Romanello, John McHugh and Cornerbacks Jack Texeira and Christopher Nostro also played well. The Crushers offense was led by Schmedlen who had 47 yards on the day including two long runs for a combined 29 yards in the last 4 mins, unfortunately time ran out on the Crushers and the Mavericks were able to preserve the shut out.
GYFL Highlights Week 2
Crushers 20 Raiders 6
The Crushers Henry Schmedlen and Braden Vizzo led the bantams to their second win with great play on both sides of the ball. Vizzo made six tackles on defense and ran for 34 yards on offense, most of it pounding runs and dragging tacklers with him. Meanwhile, Schmedlen blasted out 83 yards in just 7 carries including a 36-yard scorching touchdown run set up by the big blocks of Nate collins and Jake Natale. He also had 7 tackles on the day. Braden Raybuck added 6, including a sack and a fumble recovery. Later in the game, Phil Tarantino added another touchdown, first with a 20-yard stiff-arming-all-the-way run and then, zig zagging through Raider defenders for 9-yards to reach the endzone. Big plays on defense by Anthony Sclafani who had a tackle for a 13-yard loss late in the game and Matisse Sostre who made 3 tackles in his Crusher Debut, helped seal the win.
The Raiders scored on their opening possession led by the blocking of Anthony Goncalves, Matthew Flook and Charlie Boddie. Tough runs by Matthew Agudelo and Cassidy Morales extended the drive which was capped off by a 1-yard plunge for a touchdown by Jacari Hughes. BANC Raiders were led in the second half with tough runs by Stephen Nunez but was unable to capitalize on long drives. The BANC defense did their best to keep the game close. Defense was led by Zach Tuers and Daniel Macom.
Generals 19 Mavericks 6
The Generals beat the Glenville Mavericks led by QB and running back Madsen Ehrhart who scored three running touchdowns of 20-plus-yards all in the first half. Sebastian Bash, Teo Pita, Owen Cunnion, Brendan Curley, Ayden Keshvarzian, and Matty Cohen provided key blocks for all the runs. On defense, Callum Holl, Jake Leonard, Spencer Smith, Kellen Aslansan, Ned Davis, Brett Schmidt and Winslow Van Reesema played a tough defensive line to keep the Mavericks to six points. The highlight of the defense was a fumble recovery by James Caputo to stop a critical Maverick's drive.
The Mavs second year player Jayden Montanez had a great game at quarterback, running back and linebacker, and executed stellar plays at each position, scoring the team’s lone touchdown. Oliver Eiben had a stand out game at center and defensive guard and helped set-up several key run plays for Pierce Ritman and Rafa Ocana. Sam McGarvey came back this week after an injury to his wrist and had a solid game at quarterback and safety. On defense, Mack Grillo had a handful of big stops and was never afraid to back-up his teammates and finish a play. First year players Noah Bailey, Lake Sisca, Chace Connaughton and Ryan Miranda continue to step up when needed and have become important parts of both the offensive and defensive lines.
Gators 39 Bulldogs 20
The Gators Blake Guilfoyle lead the offense in a high-scoring with with multiple touchdowns running and one passing. The Gators running game lead by Boden Zeppelin, Justin Martinelli, Timmy Kurczewski and Oliver Frisoli, who ran the ball hard for the Gators. Mark Homan, Trevor Graham, and Justin Carroll opened holes on the offensive line. Defensively Marco Sethi, Nicholas Vomvolakis, Ryan Wright, and Ryder Garcia had multiple tackles in the game. Casey Baker continued his good play forcing two fumbles on the day.
The Bulldogs defense stopped the first Gator drive and the offense came right back with a touchdown by Graham Geisler. Vincent Tripptrap, Matthew Andrighetti and James Falco were a strong defensive line in the first quarter, despite touchdowns by the Gators. Quarterback Tyler Ernst then handed off to Grant Geisler for a second touchdown. The second quarter saw some spectacular tackles from Anders Hildebrand, Owen Tweddle and Jameson Grant as well as great speed from Charlie Stuckey and Kyler Woerz. Connor McMahon, Sebastian Campbell and Brody Lutz were a powerhouse offensive line, making room for a long touchdown run from Ryder Caruso. In the second half, Grant Andrews, Gustav Pietryka, Kiel Oellrich and Danny Insinga worked tirelessly on the defense, each with multiple blocks and tackles. Riley O’Neill and Ryder Caruso made several strong running gains in the final push before the end of the game.
Mavs 24 Generals 0
Once again the Mighty Mavs got off to a quick start scoring on their first play from scrimmage as Brandon Auguste took a pitch from QB Nick Wells and stiff armed his way to the endzone on a 70-yard run. The offense was firing on all cylinders adding another quick score from 3 back Jackson Choi on a quick dive right breaking several tackles en route to the end zone. The offensive line led by John Tsaparas, Chase Lowthert, Jack Sepot, Nash Edwards and Philip Martone did a great job of sustaining their blocks which allowed the ground game to move the chains all day. Defensively, the Mavs were able to apply pressure in the General backfield recording 2 interceptions. Daniel Ciccarelli stepped in front of one of the General receivers and made a diving catch for the first pick and then Auguste read the QB’s eyes for the second which turned out to be a pick 6! Fine performances were also turned in by Julian Ravina, Sebastian Pena, Noah Park, Will Connell, Grant Goldring and Teo Ocaña all who played on both sides of the ball contributing to the team effort.
The Generals passing attack was led by Will Fels who made connections with Luca Larossa, Charlie Tortorella, Joe Lewis and Rocket Servick for big gains on the day behind good blocking from Henry Johnson, Owen Lavin and Matthew Ward. Owen Cunnion led the Generals ground attack on the day. Defensively the Generals we led by Matthew Huang and Johnson upfront with Lavin, Lewis and Hugh Portny Making plays from the linebacker positions. Will Pratt and Patrick Leonard made good plays defensively.
Gators 14 Bulldogs 0
The Gators first touchdown came on a 4-yard run by Maximus Gabelli, which was setup by two hard runs by Jack Carroll and a 35-yard carry by Guy Germain. The Gators got on the board again when Germain ran 4 yards into the endzone off tackle. Gabelli added the two point conversion score. The next scoring drive was led by long runs by, Gabelli, Germain and Matthew Colella. The offense controlled the ball and time of possession throughout the game thanks to the great blocking up front led by Andrew Lane, Daniel McGuire, M. Brown, Peter Vomvolakis, Dylan Botoff, Burke Watner, Luke Homan, Topher Martinelli, Hunter Zeppelin, James Adorney and Anthony Panarella. The defense secured the shutout in part to a speedy outside rush, constant pressure inside and great team tackling throughout the game by Wilson, Gabelli, McGuire, Carroll, M. Brown, Watner and Vomvolakis, with all adding one or more tackles in the backfield for loss. McGuire, Carroll, Vomvolakis, M. Brown, and Gabelli were all in on QB sacks. Other contributors on defense included Max Colella, Will Hanna, Harrison Castelli, Michael Nogaki, Riley Podewils, Quinn Lombardo, Anthony Tropea and Jordan Goodman.
Bulldog Max Marek seemed to be all over the field in this week’s contest rushing for large chunks of yardage and making multiple tackles - including one for a big loss - recovering a fumble and catching a 15+ yard pass from quarterback Matthew O’Donnell. Michael John D’Angelo also had a great day offensively, rushing for over 50 yards. Max Loffredo also contributed big on offense with outstanding blocking and over 25-yards rushing. On the defensive side of the ball, O’Donnell, Chase Inesta, Logan Jaycox, and Jac Corriveau all displayed mental toughness with multiple tackles.
Crushers 13 Raiders 0
The Crushers opened up their scoring with an 80-yard drive behind the blocking of Sam Barsanti, Gabe Dunleavy, Luke Tocci, Maxwell Jessen, Hunter Ehret, Christian Loupiac and Geno Chimblo. Running behind the big blocks, back Wim McCarthy had another good day including a zig-zagging sprint, that ended in a grinding, tackle-breaking run for 24-yards. Jack Rossi added his own zig-zagging run down the left side for 8-yards with McCarthy getting the score on a 5-yard blast. The next touchdown saw back Nolan Cracraft sprinting wide for 26 yards on just 2 carries, while Colin Falla and Brad Wallace adding a combined 10-yards, with James Mora getting the score on a 13-yard zig-zagging dart with blocking by Marco Malagisi. Santiago Parra got the extra point thanks to a massive hole opened up by Charlie Young, Richie McMurray and Kyle Bassalik. On defense, it was a well rounded day with 17 Crushers making tackles led by Falla, McMurray and Parra with 3 each. Right behind them was Nicholas Nostro who had two tackles and an interception after pressure was applied to the quarterback by Bassalik who also had 2 tackles on the day. Vincent Smario added 2, while Nicholas Mussolini Jr., Tocci, Cracraft, Wallace, Tommy Powers, Young, McCarthy and Mora each had one.
The Raiders came ready to play with only 11 players and their heart on their sleeves, opening up with Matthew Siriano forcing a fumble and Joseph Sarno recovering it to stop a big Crushers drive. Siriano and Sarno contributed multiple tackles all day, while Jacob Mobley, Andrew Pavlou, Alexa Marsical, Tristan Bates and Aiden Marriot plugged up the against a tough crusher )-line. Raider defense was also Led by Julian Sorrilla and Adorian Campbell who both had big hits!! And a gang load of tackles. Lauren Judge also had a touchdown saving tackle. Offensively, the Raiders moved the ball well with Deven-Jayden Manasan, Judge, Mobley and Marriot opening up holes for the raider backfield. Siriano also had a stellar day throwing the ball racking up over 80-yards passing to Adorian Campbell and Andrew Pavlou for big pass plays of 10, 20 and 30-yards u. Raider backs Bates and Sorrilla had a few great runs.
Gators 45 Bulldogs 7
Miles Moore led the Gators to a convincing with with 3 touchdowns and more than 100-yards rushing on the day. Dillon Stephens, Charlie Dixon, Chase Smith, Barrett Pennington and Miles Trager also contributed to the strong rushing attack by grinding out tough yards behind a gritty offensive Line. The line was anchored by Murph Watner at center and provided good holes all day with solid blocking by Carter Paulson, Peter Lane , Ryan Beiley, George Vomvolakis and Luke Lombardo. The Gators defense held the Bulldogs to 7 points led by Ryan Beiley, Murphy Watner, Luke Lombardo, Reed Eddy, Derek D'Angelo and Isaac Letter who were able to generate pressure on the backfield throughout the game. Chase Smith, Robert Perlman, George Vomvolakis, Dillon Stephens, Miles Trager, along with Miles Moore were quick to shutdown the outside run. Carter Paulson and Charlie Dixon both had interceptions in the game.
Bulldog Quarterback Cole Studwell hooked up on three separate passing plays with Zach Jacobs, including a 40-yard touchdown bomb to end the game and a spectacular one-handed catch by Jacobs. Jake Stefanowicz rushed for a few dozen yards and punched in the extra point. Danny Fox, TJ Legio and Kyle Allen blocked well throughout the game. Defensively, Justin Norton, Ignacy Pietryka, Nio Vigilante, Legio and Georgie Hernandez all contributed with timely tackles. Hernandez also rushed the ball well, picking up a large chunk of yardage to sustain a Bulldogs drive.
Mavericks 13 Generals 12 in OT
The Mavericks pulled off a thrilling one point win against the Generals in an exciting overtime shootout that saw Glenville socre first in OT on a pass from James Wailgum to Jack Konigsberg, and then Wailgum successfully convertingthe extra point. The Generals scored on their possession, but the Maverick defense stopped the 2-point attempt to end the game. The offense also had great plays from Rocco Grillo, EJ Perez, Timmy Powers and Ray Ruggerio. The black & yellow defense did a great job all game with QB sacks by Carl Grifassi, Anthony Pedicano and Luke Snisky, and key tackles from Antonio Ciccarelli, Henry Goldberg, Griffasi, Pedicano, and Wailgum. Sergot Boone had a drive-stopping interception. Excellent defense also came from AJ Pisacano, Cooper Edwards, Antonio Ortiz, John Gatherer, Wyatt Stratton and Gavyn Gennarelli.
The Generals scored their first touchdown after Wyatt Gibson made an interception in the second quarter and the Generals quickly converting the turnover on a 20 yard pitch pass from Tomas Delgado to Wyatt Gibson taking a 6-0. Sean Hoover, Luke Michalik, Malik Samms and Liam Reynolds each had several tackles on defense. Despite a significant size disadvantage the Generals defensive line played well lead by Jackson Wolfram, Reed Williams, Peyton Aslansan and Peter Michalik. In overtime with the Generals down 7, Tomas Delgado scored on a sweep around the right end. Trailing by one, The Generals chose to go for two in an effort to win the game. The 2 point conversion failed, on an end around by Wyatt Gibson.
Crushers 7 Raiders 0
The Crushers got the only score they needed in the first quarter with Jurgis Schmedlen blasted through the Raider defense for a 63-yard touchdown, ending with 130 yards on the day on just 11 carries. The extra point came on a pass from QB Thomas Durvasula to Schmedlen to seal the game. The offense helped keep the ball out of the Raiders hands with big runs by Dominic DeLuca and Christopher Nostro. The Crusher defense was the real story holding down the Raider attack as John Raybuck again led the Crushers with 9 tackles, 3 for loss and 1 sack. Chris Takita added 4, three of them sacks. Jake Kiernan had 3 while Sebastian Parra, and DeLuca each had 2. John McHugh and Victor Bejarano held down the fort adding to the strong defense as Xander Tommasino and Michael Cipollone clogged up the middle. Defensive backs Jimmy Flinn, Jack Teixeira and Ryan McBrearity knocked down passes in the last 3 minutes with Ryan also getting an interception to keep the Crushes ahead. Lineman Jake Kiernan recovered a Raider fumble to ice the game.
The Raider offense was led by QB Jack Wilson who connected with multiple receivers for gains including Zyian Cooper, Alex Flook and Xavian Faison ,all of who also played significant roles on defense. The Raider offensive line was solid led by Roman Pennella, Nick Granitto, Tony Santos, William Acevedos, James Roina, Brian Pinheiro, Thiago Camargo and Tyler Senft. The offensive effort had Conner Jones, Shakye Cooper, Nick Aravides, and Logan Jozwiak in a battle for much needed yardage. The Raider defense was led by Owen Morrissey at MLB with Jaden Scott, Eduardo Galarza, and Tristan Caldwell contributing heavily to what was a solid defensive effort. Others seeing well deserved action in the defensive backfield were Nekhi Buchanan at CB as well as Ayden Discua, Josh Reyes Nir Filiby.
GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 3
Mavericks 27 Bulldogs 14
The Bulldogs opened with a long offensive possession ending with a touchdown from Graham Geisler. The score was followed by great running gains from Riley O’Neill and solid blocks from Owen Tweddle and Connor McMahon. Second quarter saw some amazing defensive tackles from Danny Insinga, Keil Oellrich, and Gustav Peitryka. Bulldogs defense, including Sebastian Campbell, Matthew Andrighetti, Vincent Tripptrap and Charlie Stuckey, shut out the Mavericks from scoring in the second half. Grant Andrews, James Falco, Anders Hildebrand, and Kyler Woerz worked together to take down some fast Maverick runners at the end of the third quarter. Jameson Grant and Brody Lutz showed some strong defense in the fourth. Bulldogs offense, led by quarterback Tyler Ernst, rallied back with an 8-play possession at the end of the game, culminating with a touchdown by Geisler and conversion from Ryder Caruso. A truly special moment of the game, came at the end as autistic player James Falco scored his first ever touchdown, taking the handoff from the QB and running all the way to the endzone as both teams cheered him on. A true example of GYFL camaraderie.
Generals 24 Raiders 6
The Generals offense was led by Madsen Ehrhart who scored three running touchdowns of 20-plus yards. Owen Cunnion, behind a great block by Brendan Curley scored on a long touchdown run. The offense was supported with strong running by Callum Holl, Spencer Smith, Winslow Van Reesema and Gavin Stewart. Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Ayden Keshvarzian, Matthew Cohen and James Caputo all provided great blocking to strengthen the Generals offense. Teo Pita, Kellen Aslansan, Harry Collier, and Jake Leonard played outstanding defense to limit the talented Banc Raider offense.
The lone BANC score came on a 50-yard scamper by Jacari Hughes behind the blocking of Carter Livingston and Anthony Goncalves. BANC’s defense did their best to keep the Generals out of the end zone in the second half. Led by tough plays by Zach Teurs, Steven Nunez.
Crushers 24 Gators 1
The Crushers kept their winning streak alive behind big runs by Braden Raybuck and Henry Schmedlen, coupled with killer defense by Raybuck and a career defensive day by Ryan Strassel and Joey Mitchell. Raybuck scorched the field with touchdown runs of 42 and 58 yards, while Schmedlen scored on 10-yard and 25-yard blasts. Philip Tarantino added 32-yards of rushing and Jake Natale added another 42. Big blocking up front by Mickey Petrone and Mitchell opened up the holes. On defense, Raybuck led with 11 tackles followed by Strassels 6, Aidan Williams 5 and Mitchells 4. Charlie Burchell picked up another 2. Other big defensive plays included a pic by Luke Vizzo and a fumble recovery by Tarantino after Natale knocked the ball loose. While Nate Collins and Matisse Sostre both made touchdown saving tackles.
Gator Blake Guilfoyle lead the team with two touchdowns and Justin Martinelli punched in extra point. Boden Zeppelin, the youngest and smallest player on the field ran for 10-yards on the day. Nicholas Vomvolakis, Justin Carroll, Casey Baker and Carl Homan worked hard on the offensive line to open holes. Ryder Garcia and Timothy Kurczewski ran the ball hard all day. Defensively Marco Sethi, Mark Homan, Jake Orbanowski, Carroll and Garcia all had multiple tackles.
Mavs 25 Bulldogs 13
Once again the Mavs got off to a quick start scoring on their first possession as Brandon Auguste took a pitch from QB Nick Wells and stiff armed his way down the sidelines for a 40-yard touchdown run. The offensive line proved to be the key to the Maverick ground attack as Julian Ravina, Jack Sepot, Philip Martone, Chris Marinaccio, Michael Asprinio and Andrue Borrelli did a great job firing off the ball and sustaining their blocks. Jackson Choi and Emerson Bulis also turned in fine performances racking up additional first downs all day. The defense led by Grant Goldring and John Tsaparas plugged up the middle and sealed the edge making it difficult for the Bulldogs to sustain any momentum. Noah Park had a sensational pick stepping in front of the intended Bulldog receiver and almost took it to the house. Danny Ciccarelli, Asher Sisca, Sebastian Pena, Teo Ocana and Will Connell all stepped up and recorded solo tackles contributing to the total team effort.
The Bulldog offensive line made up of Andrew Tweddle, Zach Sardone, Calvin Donat, Enzo Vartuli and Kyle Ebanks opened up huge rushing lanes for Chase Inesta who scored two touchdowns, including an 80-yard plus run. On the defensive side of the ball, Max Marek, Michael John D’Angelo and Brando Craven all racked up impressive quarterback sacks. D’Angelo also rushed in an extra point. Max Loffredo was a force on both sides of the ball, with more than two dozen yards rushing plus five tackles.
Generals 14 Raiders 0
The Generals struggled early against the strong Raiders Defense but were able to get 2 late touchdowns by Charlie Tortorella to seal the win. Peter Sweirzinski, Hunter Woods, Henry Johnson and Luca Larosa had great blocking on the day, While Tortorella and Brennan Cunnion and Will Fels led the Generals Ground attack. Defensively the Generals were strong all day and had a second half Safety by Owen Lavin and interception by Rocket Servick. Constant pressure was applied by Matthew Huang, Alex Wayland and Jose Porraz and Matthew Ward and Joe Lewis were Strong in defense throughout the day.
The Raider defense set the tone as the defense forced a turnover on the very first series with an interception by Deven-Jayden Manasan. Throughout the next 3 quarters the defense held the General offense to no scores. Matthew Siriano, Jacob Mobley and Santino Bisgnano all had a host of tackles and big hits. Alexa Mariscal and Aiden Marriot also contributed tackles for loss. One highlight of the afternoon was when the General offense was marching down the field threatening to score inside the 10-yard line Joseph Sarno forced a fumble and was recovered by Adorian Campbell. The ensuring series on offense the raider offensive line lead by Mobley , Lauren Judge and Lucas Melgar began to move the ball down field with great catches by Andrew Pavlou and Adorian Campbell. Although the offense didn’t punch it in the running of Matthew Siriano, Tristan Bates and Adorian Campbell produced positive tough yards all game long.
Gators 15 Crushers 0
The Gators remained undefeated and got the only score they needed on the first play of the game when Guy Germain got free and sprinted for a 70-yard touchdown run. He then hit Topher Martinelli with a pass for the 2-point conversion. The Gators second touchdown came just minutes later on a 68-yard run by Jack Carroll. Harrison Castelli scored the point after. Germain, Carroll and Matthew Colella led the rushing attack, while Maximus Gabelli added two long receptions. Anthony Panarella had great carry on his first ever rushing attempt. The offensive line and backs opened up the running lanes with great blocking throughout the game paced by Andrew Lane, Daniel McGuire, Mekai Brown, Dylan Botoff, Michael Nogaki, Topher, Martinelli, James Adorney, Quinn Lombardo, Gabelli and Carroll. The defense secured the shutout thanks to the play of Travis Wilson, Peter Vomvolakis, Max Colella, McGuire, Carroll, M. Brown, Gabelli and Germain. Luke Homan, Will Hanna, Jordan Goodman, Wilson, Vomvolakis, Botoff, M. Brown, Gabelli, McGuire and Carroll all added one or more tackles in the backfield for loss. Other contributors on defense included Matthew Colella, Castelli, Nogaki, Anthony Tropea and Riley Podewils. Vomvolakis had a QB sack and McGuire added a fumble recovery.
Santigo Parra and Vincent Smario led the Crusher defense as Parra had 5 tackles including one behind the line of scrimmage while Smario had 3, all for losses. Luke Tocci had 2 tackles and made a sprinting, snatch-from-the-air interception that stopped a driving Gators team late in the fourth quarter. Charlie Young and Colin Falla also made a drive-stopping tackle to keep the Gators off the scoreboard late in the game. On offense, QB Brad Wallace led the Crushers against a tough Gators defense as back Colin Falla averaged 4-yards a carry.
Glenville Mavericks 21 - North Mianus Bulldogs 0
The Mavs remained undefeated behind a dominant defensive as EJ Perez, Dylan Kellan, and Cooper Edwards each had a QB sack, and Antonio Ciccarelli added a drive-ending interception. Leading the team with tackles were Carl Griffasi, Anthony Pedicano, James Wailgum, AJ Pisacano, Luke Snisky and Henry Goldberg. Tackles were also contributed from Wyatt Stratton, Gavyn Gennarelli, Sergot Boone and Leart Deduschi. Boone, Snisky and Kellan all skillfully deflected passes. On offense the team had three rushing TDs from Wailgum, Pisacano, and John Gatherer. Edwards and Jack Konigsberg added extra points. QBs Rocco Grillo, Edwards and Wailgum completed passes for solid gains. Konigsberg, Pedicano and Michael Truini caught passes at key moments. The Mavericks offensive line was lead by Timmy Powers, Antonio Ortiz, Anthony Lima, Ray Ruggerio, Coley Critchell and Lane Critchell.
A 40-yard catch and run from Bulldog quarterback Cole Studwell to Georgie Hernandez gave the Bulldogs their biggest play of the game. Studwell also hooked up on passes to Jake Stefanowicz and Nio Vigilante. Defensively, the Bulldogs got contributions from more than ten players with multiple tackles, including Justin Norton, Ignacy Pietryka, Stefanowicz, Andrew Walko, and Danny Fox. First year player Andrew Lerner was particularly impressive at the end of the game with four tackles in the fourth quarter alone. Johnny Insinga played hard on both sides of the ball.
Generals 34 – Raiders 0
The Generals had another strong day on offense that started with a 30-yard scoring run by Wyatt Gibson, with Tomas Delgado scoring the extra point on an outside pitch. Delgado scored on the next drive on a 70-yard run behind the blocking of Jake Popjoy and Liam Reynolds. The Generals failed to convert the extra point. Wyatt Gibson scored again on a 25- yard run, with Malik Samms scoring the extra point behind the block of Peter Michalik. In the second half Harrison Hoover scampered 18 yards for a touchdown, with Grant Schmidt scoring the extra point. The Generals final score was a another run by Hoover with a Schmidt extra point. The Generals defense saw strong play by Jackson Wolfram, Peyton Aslansan and Reed Williams. Ryan Brown recovered a fumble on the final play of the game.
The Raiders were led by QB Jack Wilson who commanded the ground game with 60-rushing yards in front of running back Dante Adams who ran for 50 of his own. The offense once again had momentum from Conner Jones, Jaden Scott, Zyian Cooper and Shakye Cooper who anchored the offense. Back Tristan Caldwell generated solid gains in the fourth quarter as well John Reyes. On Defense the linebacking core of Owen Morrissey and Brian Pinheiro provided much needed support to help thwart the Generals running attack. The defensive line push came from Tyler Senft, James Roina, Thiago Camargo, Nick Grannito and Tony Santos.
Gators 7 Crushers 0
The Riverside Gators continued their winning ways when Miles Trager broke loose on a 60 yard touchdown run and Miles Moore converted the extra point to put the Gators up 7-0. On offense, the Gator line was led by Ryan Beiley, Carter Paulson, Luke Lombardo, Peter Lane and George Vomvolakis, fighting hard all game in the trenches. Chase Smith ran hard all day to keep the chains moving for the Gators. The Gators had several long drives that were ended due to costly penalties. Dillon Stephens got things going on the first play of the game with a 70-yard TD run behind Paulson, Lombardo and Murph Watner that got called back.
The defensive backfield with Miles Moore, Charlie Dixon, Miles Trager and Austin Rinello kept tight coverage, to stall the Crushers passing attack. The linebacker crew of Robert Perlman, Vomvolakis, Paulson and Stevens made key tackles in the backfield. Reed Eddy, Derek D'angelo, Beiley, Lombardo and Watner were key in containing the running game. With less than two minutes left, the combined effort of the entire defensive ended the Crushers final drive, resulting in a Gator interception.
The Crusher defense held their opponent to a touchdown or less for the third week in a row behind a well-balanced defense that saw 5 players have 5 tackles or more including John Raybuck, Victor Bejarano, Chris Takita, Dominic DeLuca, and Jake Kiernan. Raybuck also forced two fumbles, recovering one of them. Teddy Flinn and Sebastian Parra also added some tackles to keep the Gators off the boards. On offense Jurgis Schmedlen ran for 56-yards on the day and DeLuca ran for 20. QB Thomas Durvasula also had 4 completions for a total of 35-yards with 3 of those passes going to Schmedlen and another to Ryan McBreairty.
GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 4
Crushers 34 Bulldogs 25
The Crushers remained undefeated by outlasting the Bulldogs in an offensive shootout that saw Jake Natale, Braden RAybuck and Braden Vizzo all score touchdowns. Raybuck got 3 of those scores and rushed for 117 yards on the day while Natale carried for 76 and Vizzo 60. QB Aidan Williams threw a spot-on-pass for 3 yards to get a much needed extra point.
On defense, Raybuck also led in tackles with 9, with Mickey Petrone close behind with 5. First year Crushers Charlie Burchell and Miguel Sostre had big days as Sostre had 3 tackles, 2 in the backfield and forced a fumble. Natale and Vizzo also got fumble recoveries while Philip Tarantino, Nate Collins, Henry Schmedlen, Stephen Rossi and Ryan Strassel also contributed to the solid defense.
Bulldogs opened the game with some great defensive plays, including several tackles by Grant Andrews. First Bulldog offensive drive saw awesome carries by the running backs, ending with a long run by Ryder Caruso, who dodged and escaped many tackles for a touchdown. Kyler Woerz and Anders Hildebrand had big tackles to end the first quarter. Matthew Andrighetti, Jameson Grant, Owen Tweddle and Vincent Tripptrap were a power offensive line at the beginning of the second quarter. Danny Insinga, Gustav Pietryka and Keil Oellrich worked together for some tremendous blocking, leading to the Bulldogs second touchdown, from Graham Geisler. Second half began with some big hits from James Falco, Charlie Stuckey and Sebastian Campbell. Quarterback Tyler Ernst came back with another touchdown handoff to Ryder Caruso. Bulldogs owned the third quarter with huge tackles from Riley O’Neill, Brody Lutz, Connor McMahon and more from Ryder Caruso and Grant Andrews. Finally, the game ended with a long offensive drive resulting in a fourth Bulldog touchdown at the whistle by Ryder Caruso.
Raiders 19 Mavs 14
BANC bantam Raiders got their first victory as they opened the game with a lengthy drive that lasted the entire first quarter capped off by the first of three touchdowns by Jacari Hughes. Blocking by Anthony Cebanos and Anthony Goncalves provided running lanes for BANC running backs. Bancs defense was able to hold off the Mavericks with key fumble recoveries by Matthew Flook and Cassidy Morales. Key tackles by Dan Black and Zach Tuers preserved the victory.
Generals 21 Gators 6
The Generals offense was led by Madsen Ehrhart who scored three running touchdowns of 20-plus yards. The offense was supported with strong running by Callum Holl, Owen Cunnion and Brendan Curley. Sebastian Keyes, Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Ayden Keshvarzian, Matthew Cohen and James Caputo all provided great blocking to strengthen the Generals offense. The Generals defense played exceptionally well with Kellen Aslansan, Spencer Smith and Winslow Van Reesema recovering fumbles on key Gator drives. Teo Pita, Harry Collier, and Gavin Stewart provided a strong defensive unit that supported the teams first safety.
Blake Guilfoyle lead the Gator offense running the ball for 70-yards and a touchdown. Timothy Kurczewski and Ryder Garcia also ran the ball hard. Casey Baker, Trevor Graham, Nicholas Vomvolakis and Justin Martinelli worked hard on the offensive line to open holes. Defensively Oliver Frisoli, Marco Sethi, Boden Zeppelin and Justin Carroll had multiple tackles. Sethi also recorded a quarterback sack on a point after.
Mavs 18 Raiders 0
The Maverick ground and pound game was firing on all cylinders today as running backs Brandon Auguste, Jackson Choi and Noah Park each racked up big yardage! The Mavs scored on their first possession from a pitch right which Auguste turned into a highlight reel scramble resulting in a quick six. The offensive line was the key to the ground attack success as Jack Sepot, Philip Martone, Chase Lowthert, Julian Ravina and Michael Asprinio did a great job fighting off would be tacklers. On the defensive side of the ball the Mavs brought the heat all day. John Tsparas, Andrue Borrelli, Will Connell, Grant Goldring and Chris Marinaccio all recorded tackles for loss. Asher Sisca, Sebastian Pena and Daniel Ciccarelli thwarted the Raider passing attack and sealed the edges keeping the Raiders out of the end zone all day.
The Raiders opened the game up on defense led by Adorian Campbell, Matthew Siriano and Pat Lane who all had multiple tackles throughout the game. Raiders were able to penetrate the Maverick line with big play from Jacob Mobley, Santino Bisgnano, Aiden Marriot and new addition William Acevedo. Although the Mavericks were able to score Jayden Maduro, Alexa Mariscal and Joseph Sarno made several touchdown tackles throughout the game and late second half. Offensively, Patrick Lane and Matthew Siriano led the way with positive running yards behind the driving blocks of Tristan Bates, Lucas Melga , Andrew Pavlou, Deven Manansan and William Acevedo. Although not scoring raider were able to move the ball nicely with blocks from Julian Sorrilla and Campbell.
Gators 18 Generals 12 (OT)
The Gators prevailed in an overtime thriller that started in the second quarter when Jack Carroll blocked a QB pass and Peter Vomvolakis intercepted the ball with one hand from his tackle position taking, then it to the house from 20-yards out. Trailing 12-6 late in the fourth, Guy Germain swung the ball out to Matt Colella who then connected with Maximus Gabelli for a 27-yard touchdown pass to tie the game. In OT, after the defense forced an interception, picked off by Matt Colella, it took two plays for Harrison Castelli to score the deciding touchdown run from 6-yards out.The Gators offense was paced by Germain, Gabelli, Matt Colella, Carroll and Castelli who all made a number of key plays running, passing and receiving. The defense led by Matt Colella, Daniel McGuire, Travis Wilson, Castelli, and Vomvolakis forced 4 turnovers, overcame a few long passes and a number of untimely penalties to stop a relentless Generals attack. Max Colella, Will Hanna, Mekai Brown, Riley Podewils, Jordan Goodman, Anthony Panarella, Hunter Zeppelin, Vomvolakis, Carroll, McGuire, Wilson and Gabelli all added QB sacks and or tackles for loss in the backfield. Carroll and Vomvolakis had one pickoff each and Matt Colella added an INT and a fumble recovery.
Charlie Tortorella led the Generals offensive charge scoring an early touchdown around the left side behind blocks from Joe Lewis, Jack Stowell, Hudson Squires and Hunter Woods. Matthew Ward scored the Generals second touchdown behind Henry Johnson and Eli Himelstein. Defensively the Generals were strong all day against a powerful Gators offense giving up only a late score that sent the game to overtime. Lewis, Ward, Patrick Leonard and Owen Lavin were the leaders for the Generals defense on the day.
Bulldogs 19 Crushers 7
Long rushing touchdowns by Max Loffredo (65+ yards) and Chase Inesta (55+ yards) helped to spur the Junior Bulldogs to a victory over the Cos Cob Crushers. Inesta also punched in another touchdown and an extra point. Michael John D’Angelo put in a terrific offensive effort, rushing for almost 40-yards, while Matthew O’Donnell ran for over 50. Defensively, the Bulldogs got big plays from multiple players, including hard tackles from Jac Corriveau and Kirin Neak. Several players had more than one tackle, including Benny Graziosi, Inesta, Brando Craven, Brody Craven, and Max Marek. Loffredo put an exclamation point on the victory with an interception at the end of the game.
Crushers Wim McCarthy, Richie McMurray, and Nick Nostro all had a standout day on defense against a tough Bulldogs team. McCarthy led the team in tackles with 6 while McMurray was constantly in the backfield chasing down plays and hustling after backs as Nostro played clean-up landing 4 tackles. Vincent Smario added 3 tackles as did Kyle Bassalik including stopping a point after attempt. Nicholas Mussolini played several positions on defense helping the team with his quickness to chase down plays. On offense, Shane O’Connor, McMurray, Bassalik and Nick D’Andrea all blocked well, opening big holes for the running backs and QB James Mora, who turned some busted plays into positive gains. Nostro scored the Crusher touchdown and had several patient runs, following his blockers. McCarthy also powered ahead at running back, contributing some nice yardage for the team.
Crushers 14 Bulldogs 0
The Crushers powered by their big offensive line of Drew Falla, Sebastian Para, Dylan Brehm, Teddy Flinn, Joey Pizzurro and Jake Kiernan, got first downs on runs by Dom Deluca and Michael Brehany. On 4th down, Thomas Durvasula threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Ryan McBreairty. The point after by Dom Deluca was good. The Crushers second touchdown came on reverse to Chris Nostro. The score was set up by a long run by Jake Romanello who also got the point after. The Crusher defense was stout all day lead by defensive ends John Raybuck and Chris Takita, LB John McHugh and Mike Moeller also had a solid game.
Justin Norton led the Bulldogs defense with six tackles and outstanding blocking throughout the game. Jake Stefanowicz, Cole Studwell, Vinny Insinga, Georgie Hernandez, Josh Banes and TJ Legio all had multiple tackles. Zach Jacobs had a timely interception while Danny Fox stripped the ball from the Crushers. Hernandez threw a tremendous block that saved a sure Crushers touchdown. Offensively, Stefanowicz, Hernandez, Ben Assyeh and Danny Vartuli all carried the ball.
Mavs 14 Raiders 0
After holding BANC to a quick three and out on their opening offensive series, Maverick QB Rocco Grillo connected with Gavyn Gennarelli on their first play for a 70-yard touchdown Jack Konigsberg ran in the extra point. Again the Glenville defense got the Raiders to punt and the offense took over with Anthony Pedicano and James Wailgum having strong runs to start the drive. Later, Wailgum caught a pass from Cooper Edwards to get into the red zone. Wailgum ran for a 10-yard score and added the extra point. Great blocking was provided by Sean Cowie, Timmy Powers, Carl Griffasi, Michael Truini, Ray Ruggerio, John Gatherer, Coley Critchell and Anthony Lima.
The Raider offense led by Jack Wilson at QB gained its momentum in the second half but was stalled by the Maverick defense. BANC's running game saw solid action by Conner Jones as well as passing attack with Logan Jozwiak and Alex Flook with key receipts for big gains late in the game as well as from co-captain Owen Morrissey. The offensive effort saw action from Josh Reyes at running back with the offensive line anchored and led by Nick Grannitto with support from Thiago Camargo, James Roina and Bryan Pinheiro. The defense was led by co-captain Roman Pennella on the line alongside Tony Santos, Edwardo Galarza with key tackles from Tyler Senft behind the line. Nick Aravides led the defensive backfield attack with multiple tackles at safety supported by Tristan Caldwell, Xavian Faison, Zyian Cooper, Shakye Cooper, Ayden Discua and Nekhi Buchanan.
Generals 21 Gators 6
The Generals marched the ball 70-yards in 13 plays on the opening drive, scoring on a 5-yard run by Tomas Delgado around the right end. Malik Samms scored the extra point behind a key block from center Jackson Fels. Malik Samms scored the second touchdown on a 65-yard scamper on an inside run behind Jake Popjoy and Liam Reynolds, with backside tackle Peter Michalik having 2 key downfield blocks to clear the path for the end zone. Wyatt Gibson scored the extra point on a jet sweep around the left end. After giving up a touch down to the Gators the Generals came right back as Tomas Delgado ran 70-yards for the touchdown behind Jackson Wolfram and Peter Michalik, with Wyatt Gibson providing the key block out of the backfield. QB Luke Michalik scored the extra point on an inside run. The Generals defense saw several tackles from Luke Michalik, and Harrison Hoover. The defensive line strong great effort from multiple players including Reed Williams, Peyton Aslansan and Brian Murphy.
The Gators defense chipped away at the oppositions running game as Robert Perlman, Chase Smith and George Vomvolakis made numerous tackles in the backfield. Carter Paulson, Miles Trager, Luke Lombardo and Ryan Beiley did a good job containing the outside corners. Derek D’Angelo and Murph Watner provided strong resistance on the interior defensive line. Dillon Stephens led the offense with over 100 yards rushing. behind solid blocking of Luke Lombardo, Issac Leder and Ryan Beiley. George Vomvolakis broke multiple tackles scrambling for a 65-yard run for the Gators only score.
GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 5
Raiders 27 Bulldogs 12
The Banc Raiders started the game with a methodical drive lasting the entire first quarter that ended with one of two touchdowns scored by Cassidy Morales. The Raiders were able to move the ball behind the blocking of Anthony Goncalves, Dan Macom, Matthew Flook and Charlie Boddie. Their toughness throughout the day allowed Matthew Agudelo score on a 50-yard QB sneak. The scoring was capped off by a 20-yard touchdown scamper by Zack Tuers. Banc’s defense played well and went unscored upon in the first half as Stephen Nunez penetrated the offense line and disrupted several plays behind the line of scrimmage. Anthony Cebanos also contributed defensively with making a number of tackles along with Mikaih Hall-Jones and Dan Black.
For the Bulldogs, the first quarter showed some great tackles by Gustav (Goose) Pietryka and Danny Insinga. Second quarter, Bulldogs dominated the clock with great runs from Kyler Woerz, feeling strong after his first ever touchdown the previous week. Defensive line, Vincent Triptrapp, Connor McMahon, Owen Tweddle and James Falco were fierce and Anders Hildebrand made 3 large tackles. Charlie Stuckey, Sebastian Campbell and Matthew Andrighetti provided some nice blocking for their running backs throughout the game. Bulldogs stayed strong in the third quarter with power defense from Kiel Oellrich, Grant Andrews, Brody Lutz and a huge defensive play from Jameson Grant. Quarterback Tyler Ernst and his running backs, Riley O’Neill and Ryder Caruso worked well together to rally in the last minutes and score two touchdowns from Ryder Caruso.
Crushers 28 Generals 12
The Crushers continued their winning streak behind another big day by Braden Raybuck who had 13 tackles on defense and ran for 199-yards on offense including 3 touchdowns. The Crusher offensive line of Anthony Sclafani, Joey Mitchell, Luke Vizzo, Matthew Kolc and Mickey Petrone produced a season high 229-yards of offense with their big blocks all the way down the field. Jake Natale got the other touchdown and an extra point. Crusher QB Aidan Williams led the Crushers to the 4 scores as well as scoring an extra point on a well executed end around. On defense Matisse Sostre and Stephen Rossi had big games as Sostre had a career high 7 tackles and Rossi added 2, including a thundering take down of a Generals running back on fourth down during a crucial drive. Petrone had 4 tackles as did Jake Natale who also recovered a fumble that led to a Crusher touchdown. Williams added 2 tackles and an interception.
The Generals offense was led by Madsen Ehrhart who scored two running touchdowns of 20-plus yards. The offense was supported with strong running by Spencer Smith, Callum Holl, and Kellen Aslansan. Brendan Curley caught key passes to sustain long drives by the offense. Sebastian Keyes, Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Matthew Cohen and James Caputo all provided great blocking to strengthen the Generals offense. The Generals defense played well highlighted by Harry Collier's key fumble recovery which led to a scoring a drive. Winslow Van Reesema, Teo Pita, Jake Leonard and Owen Cunnion provided key tackles to stop long drives by the Crushers.
Gators 32 Mavericks 20
Gators Ryan James Wright and Ryder Garcia both had touchdown runs and Blake Guilfoyle completed a 30-yard scoring pass to Jake Orbanowski. Trevor Graham, Mark and Carl Homan, and Casey Baker blocked well on the offensive line. The defense was lead by Timothy Kurczewski, Justin Martinelli and Oliver Frisoli. Marco Sethi had multiple tackles for a loss. Good team win for the Gators.
Gators 18 Mavs 0
In a battle of unbeaten teams the Gators prevailed with the first score coming on the opening drive when Maximus Gabelli went up the middle on fourth down for a 1-yard touchdown plunge. The Gators scored again when Jack Carroll squirted in from 3-yards out. Guy Germain capped off the scoring in the third when he took the ball around the outside for 31-yard touchdown run. Each drive also saw Matthew Colella and Topher Martinelli add key receptions to pace the Gators attack. Outstanding blocking by the line and backs Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Dylan Botoff, James Adorney and Martinelli opened holes all game up front. The defense dominated with relentless team pursuit led by Matthew Colella, Travis Wilson, Harrison Castelli, Will Hanna, Riley Podewils, Quinn Lombardo, Maxwell Colella, Vomvolakis, M. Brown, McGuire, Germain, Gabelli, Carroll, Anthony Tropea and Michael Nogaki. Gators best wishes go out to Maxwell Colella who was knocked out the game and for the rest of season with a broken arm
The junior Mavs were handed their first loss today at the hands of Gators. Offensively the Mavericks just couldn’t seem to get any momentum going as the Gator defenders were in their backfield all day. The only highlights recorded were a couple of pass completions in the first half. The Gator running attack proved to be the difference in the game as they pounded the ball on the ground keeping the Maverick defenders on their heels.
Generals 18 Crushers 0
The Junior Generals started fast with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Ward to Brennan Cunnion on the first offensive play. Ward later connected with Charlie Tortorella for a 60-yard score. The offensive line played strong with great support from Jack Stowell, Davis Linardos, Henry Johnson and Adam Macfarlane. Tortorella added a long TD run in the second half with key blocks from Rocket Servick and Hugh Kaplan. Defensively the generals had a strong day from Patrick Leonard, Hunter Woods, Hugh Portny and Joe Lewis with Alex Wayland recovering a fumble for the Generals.
With the exception of three breakaway plays, the Crusher defense played strong led by Nicholas Nostro, Nicholas Mussolini, Jr., and Tommy Powers who had both an interception and a fumble recovery on the day. Mussolini was constantly giving the Generals problems, blowing up pass plays and stringing out running backs, before taking them down. Nostro led the team in tackles with 5. On offense, the line consisting of Gabriel Erceg, Maxwell Jessen, Ryan Nordin, Charlie Young, Sam Barsanti, Jack Rossi and Hunter Ehret created holes for backs Wim McCarthy and Nostro for some positive gains.
Bulldogs 13 Raiders 0
The Junior Bulldogs rushing game had its best showing of the season with rushing touchdowns by Max Loffredo and Chase Inesta. Loffredo ran fifteen-plus yards for his score and Inesta ran for almost thirty yards for six points. Michael John D’Angelo and Loffredo punched in the extra points. Big chunks of rushing yards were added by Brando Craven, Matthew O’Donnell and D’Angelo. On the defensive side of the ball, the defensive line - made up of Kirin Neak, Will Scholl, and Brian Mullins - kept the Raiders from scoring. Logan Jaycox, Neak, Scholl, Benny Graziosi and Brody Craven all had timely tackles that kept the momentum going for the Bulldogs.
Offensively the raiders weren't able to hit the touchdown mark but had a potent run attack led by Joseph "jojo" Sarno. Jojo had multiple runs which picked up a few first downs. Holes were opened by Santino Bisgnano, Lauren Judge , William Acevedo and Aiden Marriot. Adorian Campbell also caught two passes from QB Andrew Pavlou. Defensively Raiders were led by Adorian Campbell, Bam Maduro and Joseph Sarno. Jojo Sarno also had two forced fumbles in the game. Matthew Siriano and Julian Sorrilla contributed several tackles each. Lucas Melgar , Alexa Mariscal, Lauren judge made big stops at key times.
Raiders 26 Bulldogs 6
BANC got its first win of the season led by QB Jack Wilson who threw for 125-yards and rushed for another 75. RB Dante Adams had his best day of the season rushing for 120-yards and scoring 2 touchdowns. Wide Receiver Zyian Cooper scored the remaining 2 touchdowns on long receptions. Jaden Scott, Xavian Faison, Josh Reyes and Conner Jones provided valuable support in the offensive backfield behind a solid performance by the offensive line which included Roman Pennella, James Roina, Brian Pinheiro and Nick Granitto. The defensive effort was again led by Owen Morrissey at the middle linebacker position with support from Nick Aravides at safety as well as Tristan Caldwell, Alex Flook, Logan Jozwiak and Nekhi Buchanan all making significant contributions on defense. Shakye Cooper played solidly the CB position holding down the Bulldog corners with the defensive line anchored by Thiago Camargo, Tony Santos and Tyler Senft who had 6 tackles on the day.
The Senior Bulldogs spread around the tackling in its game against the Raiders, with multiple players posting multiples tackles, including Andrew Lerner with four tackles, TJ Legio with five tackles and Danny Fox with three tackles. Jake Stefanowicz, Aryan Wadhwa, Vinny Insinga, Ignacy Pietryka and Cole Studwell also posted more than one take down each. Studwell and Zach Jacob continued their outstanding quarterback/wide receiver combo with completions or 20-yards and 80-yards.
Mavericks 12 Gators 0
The Maverick defense dealt out its fourth shut out of the season leading the Glenville squad in tackles were Henry Goldberg, Carl Griffasi, Jack Konigsberg, James Wailgum, EJ Perez and Sergot Boone. Also making huge stops were Antonio Ortiz, Antonio Ciccarelli, AJ Pisacano, Leart Deduschi, Anthony Pedicano, Luke Snisky, Wyatt Stratton, Dylan Kellan and Ray Ruggiero. Late in the second quarter Ruggiero pulled down an interception after Wailgum deflected a Gator pass. Goldberg, Griffasi and Pedicano all had QB sacks. On offense, Wailgum lead the team in rushing and had both touchdowns. Also adding strong runs were Konigsberg, Pedicano, Pisacano and Cooper Edwards. Edwards and Rocco Grillo lead the team in passing. Hauling in catches were Gavyn Gennarelli, Konigsberg and Griffasi. Blocking for the offense were Sean Cowie, Coley Critchell, Lane Critchell, John Gatherer and Michael Truini.
Gator defensive players George Vomvolakis and Chase Smith successfully stuffed the middle with solid tackling at inside linebacker. Peter Lane stepped up and provided tight coverage all game at cornerback and safety. Carter Paulson, Miles Moore, Charlie Dixon, Austin Rinello and Robert Perlman worked well together in rotating between outside linebackers and defensive backs, making it hard for the Mavericks to complete passes. Luke Lombardo, Ryan Beiley, Reed Eddy, Derek D’Angelo and Isaac Leder did an excellent job jamming up line of scrimmage with their strong defensive line playing.
Generals 12 Crushers 0
The Generals opened the scoring with a 70-yard run my Malik Samms. On the next drive Tomas Delgado had a 70-yard touchdown that was called back on a block in the back penalty. On the next play Malik Samms went around left end behind tackle Jake Popjoy for a 30-yard touchdown run, giving the Generals a 12 to nothing lead. The Generals elected to go for 2 points on the extra try. Luke Michalik connected to George Fugelsang on the conversion giving the Generals a 14 point lead. The Generals defense played strong all game completing the shut out. Linebacker Liam Reynolds had several key tackles. The Generals also recovered a fumble and had one interception in the game.
The Crusher defense did a good job of holding a tough General offense to just two scores behind a huge team effort by John Raybuck who led the team in tackles with 9, Michael Moeller who had a career day on defense with 6 tackles, Chris Takita and Sebastian Parra added 4 tackles each, followed Jake Kiernan, John McHugh and Louis Chaves who contributed to the effort. On offense, Ryan McBreairty picked up two receptions from QB Thomas Durvasula for 48 yards while Dominic DeLuca picked up 23 yards on the day followed by #5 Christopher Nostro with 16.