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GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 6

 

BANTAMS

 

Generals 18 Bulldogs 7

 

The Generals offense was led by Madsen Ehrhart and Teo Pita who collectively scored three running touchdowns. Spencer Smith and Brendan Curly supported the running game with long runs of over 30-yards each.  Gavin Stewart, Sebastian Keyes, James Caputo, Ayden Keshvarzian, Brett Schmidt, and Mathew Cohen played as a strong offensive line unit to keep the offense in rhythm and gaining positive yards on every play. The Generals defense was led by Owen Cunnion and supported by great tackling from Callum Holl, Kellen Aslansan, Harry Collier, Winslow Van Reesema, Jake Leonard, and Matthew McFarlane.

 

The first quarter saw a great Bulldog team effort and tackles from Matthew Andrighetti and Kyler Woerz.  Brody Lutz sacked the Generals’ quarterback and Gustav Pietryka made some huge tackles in the second quarter.  The second half opened with strong tackles from Owen Tweddle, Danny Insinga, Connor McMahon and Kiel Oellrich and put the Bulldogs on the board with a touchdown from Ryder Caruso.  The Bulldogs defense shut out the Generals offense in the fourth quarter, ending a Generals drive at their 1-yard line, thanks to two gigantic tackles from Anders Hildebrand and a big stop from Grant Andrews.  Bulldogs pushed hard in the last few minutes with more great runs from Ryder Caruso, Kyler Woerz and Riley O’Neill. Tyler Ernst, Jameson Grant and Vincent Tripptrap were integral parts of the bulldog offense this week and James Falco and Charlie Stuckey were forceful on the defense.

 

Gators 13 Raiders 7

 

Blake Guilfoyle continued his stellar play at QB to lead the Gators.  Guilfoyle had a touchdown and multiple good running plays. Oliver Frisoli, Ryan Wright and Ryder Garcia also ran the ball hard.  The offensive line lead by Boden Zeppelin, Carl Homan, Justin Martinelli and Ryan Mathews blocked hard all day. Defensively Marco Sethi, Justin Carroll and Basey Baker had multiple tackles.  Nicholas Vomvolakis, Jake Orbanowski made difficult open field tackles to help the Gators.

 

The Raiders came back after a Gators score to take the lead 7-6 in the third quarter with a 15-yard run by quarterback Jacari Hughes.  The run was made possible with bone crushing blocks by Matthew Flook and Anthony Goncalves. The Raiders held onto the lead going into the fourth quarter behind a tough stingy defense led by Anthony Cebanos and fellow teammates Tyler Hastings and Lucas Gomez, before eventually giving up one last score to the Gators.

 

Crushers 26 Mavericks 13

 

The Crushers remained undefeated behind great offense and defense with first-year Matisse Sostre leading the team with 9 tackles and a spectacular scoop and score by Braden Raybuck when he intercepted a pitch by the Mavs. Crusher QB Aidan Williams got the first score when he punched it in from the 1-yard line behind center Luke Vizzo.  Jake Natale and Raybuck both added long runs for scores, with Braden Vizzo adding an extra point. Henry Schmedlen grinded out another 67-yards rushing, including two long runs that set-up scores. On defense, the Crushers were a one-team highlight reel -- besides Raybucks exciting score, Philip Tarantino had a big day making solo tackle, after solo tackle to stop Mav receivers, Jake Natale had 4 tackles and an interception, Mickey Petrone had two tackles including a thundering sack. Ryan Mora added extra defense for the Crushers and Joey Mitchell made a couple of key tackles in the fourth quarter to help seal the game

 

JUNIORS

 

Mavs 27  Crushers 0

 

The Mavs posted 2 quick touchdowns led by running back Brandon Auguste who broke two long dazzling runs en route to the end zone. The offensive line did a great job opening up huge holes for Emmy Bulis and Teo Ocana who scored the other two Mav touchdowns. Philip Martone, Chase Lowthert, Nash Edwards, Jack Sepot, Julian Ravina and  Michael Asprinio were the key to the successful Maverick ground attack. QB Nicholas Wells also did a great job controlling the offense and completing some nice screen passes. Defensively the Mavericks led by John Tsaparas were swarming around the ball all day. Asher Sisca, Chris Marinaccio, Grant Goldring, William Connell, Jackson Choi and Daniel Ciccarelli all stepped up and contributed to the shutout. The Mavs also recorded several fumble recoveries and were able to convert them into points.

 

Despite the score, the Crushers played tough defense against an explosive Mavs team with outstanding play by Santiago Parra, Wim McCarthy, Colin Falla, and Nicholas Mussolini, Jr.  Parra and McCarthy had 6 tackles on the day, while Falla and Mussolini, Jr. had 5 each. Big plays on defense included pivotal fourth down stops by Nicholas Nostro and Richie McMurray, while Luke Tocci made a key interception of a Mavs extra point and on another, Kyle Bassalik laid a big hit in the backfield, causing a fumble which was recovered by McCarthy. Sam Barsanti, Vincent Smario, Nolan Cracraft, James Mora and NIck D’Andrea also got in on the action, adding tackles when the Crushers needed it most. On offense, blocking efforts by Ryan Nordin, Patrick Gonnelli, Marco Malagisi, Gabriel Erceg and Gabe Dunleavy helped the Crushers move down the field, while Nostro had a 26-yard explosion at the end of the game, getting the Crushers into Mavs territory before time ran out.

 

Generals 7 Bulldogs 0

 

The Generals lone score came on a Patrick Leonard fumble recovery in the end zone early in the first quarter.   Hugh Portny, Joe Lewis, Matthew Ward and Charlie Tortorella played strong defense all day and Owen Lavin had an interception to seal the victory as the Bulldogs were driving late in the fourth quarter.  Offensively Adam McFarland snapped very well and Tortorella ran hard for the Generals who were unable to score on the tough Bulldogs defense.

 

First year player Will Hunt made some timely tackles, keeping the Junior Bulldogs in the game during a heartbreaking loss. Will Scholl, Brando Craven, Calvin Donat and Brody Craven also added multiple tackles. Logan Jaycox, Max Marek, and Kyle Ebanks contributed with tackles for several yard losses each. Chase Inesta continues to contribute on both sides of the ball, with large rushing gains and an interception that saved a sure touchdown. Max Loffredo and Michael John D’Angelo also picked up big running gains, while Mikey Minyo, Andrew Tweddle and Enzo Vartuli played well both offensively and defensively.

 

Gators 26 Raiders 0

 

The Gators remained unbeaten with first score coming on the opening drive when Maximus Gabelli went off tackle for a 24-yard touchdown run. Later in the first, they scored again on a 11-yard sweep to the right side by Matthew Colella. The next score game in the second quarter when Travis Wilson shot in from 1-yard out. Colella connected on a pass to Topher Martinelli for the two-point conversion. The final touchdown came when Jack Carroll intercepted a screen pass, taking it to the house from 21-yards out. Guy Germain led all Gator rushers with a number of long runs. The Gators offense was paced by outstanding blocking up front by the line led by Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Dylan Botoff, James Adorney, Burke Watner, Riley Podewils and Quinn Lombardo.The defense retained the shutout thanks to a great rush and outstanding team tackling. They were led by Carroll, Wilson, Luke Homan, Harrison Castelli, Will Hanna, Adorney, Colella, Vomvolakis, M. Brown, McGuire, Germain, Gabelli and Anthony Tropea. Vomvolakis added a sack and Carroll and M. Brown had one fumble recovery each.

 

The Raiders offense pulled off its longest run of the season, 70 -ards by Joseph " jojo" Sarno. William Acevedo, Santino Bisgnano, Jacob Mobley and Deven Manasan provided excellent blocks against a tough gator defense. Adorian Campbell and Patrick Lane paced the raider offense with gains all game. Matthew Siriano also connected with Adorian Campbell with 2 passing plays. On defense, the Raiders were led by Adorian Campbell, Matthew Siriano, Jacob Mobley and Patrick Lane.  Alexa Mariscal, Lauren Judge both had several tackles and knocked down passes. Tristan Bates and Julian Sorrilla provided tackles as well.

 

SENIORS

 

Glenville Mavericks 13 Cos Cob Crushers 0

 

It was deja vu all over again as the Maverick defense dominated another opponent and delivered its fifth shut out of the season with outstanding tackles made by Carl Griffasi, Sergot Boone, Antonio Ciccarelli, Luke Snisky, Jack Konigsberg, Anthony Pedicano, Dylan Kellan, Cooper Edwards, EJ Perez, Leart Deduschi, Wyatt Stratton and Gavyn Gennarelli. Griffasi, and Pedicano both had QB sacks. Kellan had a key interception. Ciccarelli, Kellan and Griffasi caused fumbles. Boone, Pedicano, Gennarelli, Edwards and Konisberg all had pass deflections and Sinisky recovered a fumble. Pedicano took it to the house on the very first Maverick offensive play. James Wailgum added the extra point. Konigsberg hauled in an Edwards pass for the second score. Outstanding blocking was provided by Coley and Lane Critchell, Sean Cowie, Antonio Ortiz, Ray Ruggerio, AJ Pisacano, and Timmy Powers. Quarterback Rocco Grillo did a great job running the offense.

 

Victor Bejarano had his best day as a Crusher ever, leading the team in both rushing and  tackles. Bejarano had 112-yards on 16 carries, often gutting out yardage with tough, punishing runs.  On defense he had 4 tackles, as did John Raybuck who also had a sack. Teddy Flinn, John McHugh and Sebastian Parra had 3 tackles each, with other big defensive plays made by Dominic DeLuca, Michael Cipollone, Michael Moeller, David Chidu, and Jake Romanello who knocked down a couple of Mav passes.

 

Generals 26 Bulldogs 0

 

The Generals came out quick and opened the scoring with a 50-yard run by Tomas Delgado on an inside trap behind Jackson Wolfram and Peter Michalik.  Malik Samms scored the extra point behind blocks from Reed Williams and Jake Popjoy. On the first defensive play, Luke Michalik recovered a fumble and the Generals took over at mid field.  Tomas Delgado scored a few plays later on a sweep around right end. Luke Michalik found George Fugelsang open on a dump pass to add the extra point giving the Generals the lead at half time.   Jackson Wolfram caused a second fumble that was recovered by Peter Michalik. Wyatt Gibson scored in the second half on a run around the left end streaking 70-yards down the sideline. Harrison Hoover broke a tackle and ran just inside the left pylon for the extra point.  Finally, Wyatt Gibson intercepted the ball at the Generals 40-yard line and returned it for a touchdown. The Generals played tough on defense all day with Peyton Aslansan, Harrison Hoover and Cal Cunnion each having several tackles.

First year senior Bulldog Eric Fischer contributed big on both sides of the ball, with play on both the offensive and defensive lines as well as defensive linebacker. Adonis Rodriguez, in his first year as a Bulldog, played well at safety and picked up a couple of tackles during the contest. Justin Norton made over 10 tackles, with Georgie Hernandez, TJ Legio and Ignacy Pietryka each making multiple stops against the Generals. Kyle Allen had  great game defensively, forcing a fumble recovered by Jake Stefanowicz. Eli Weiss, Aryan Wadhwa and Danny Vartul also played hard and helped the Bulldogs put up fight during the game.

 

Gators 20 Raiders 12

 

The Gators offense came out on fire scoring on their first 2 drives with Chase Smith who led the team in scoring. Great blocking delivered by Owen Hoffman, Ryan Bailey, Isaac Leder, Murph Watner and Reed Eddy set the table for George Vomvolakis who rushed for over 100-yards while adding 2 extra points. Charlie Dixon and Robbie Perlman both gained critical yards throughout the game including a dramatic fourth and long, where Perlman broke multiple tackles, fighting to a first down and Dixon later added the score.  Watner, Peter Lane, and Leder blocked hard all game opening up the running lanes. With only 13 players, the Gator defense stepped up to play new positions including Vomvolakis, who played both inside and outside linebacker, and led the game in tackles. Perlman and Smith added numerous stops throughout the game. Beiley and Stephens at defensive end, consistently disrupted the backfield. In an exciting finish, the Raiders ran an option sweep left, which was jammed up at the 1-yard line by a congregation of Gators including Dixon, Pennigton, Stephens, Watner, Smith and Eddy, sealing up the Gator victory.

 

The BANC offense was led by co-captain Jack Wilson who ran for 135-yards on the day and passed for another 90, connecting with receiver Zyian Cooper for a 40-yard pass for one of the 2 touchdowns on the day. The other touchdown came from running back Dante Adams on a sweep. Shakye Cooper had a terrific day with 60-yards receiving, including pulling down a 35-yard fly pass. The offense was anchored by linemen Roman Pennella, Tony Santos, Nick Granitto, James Roina and Bryan Pinheiro at center. Jaden Scott played well at running back, rushing for 40-yards behind blocking from fullback Conner Jones and Josh Reyes. Other support on offense came from Xavian Faison at tight end. Nick Aravides provided stellar blocking at the wide receiver spot with additional support from Nir Filiby. On Defense BANC had a solid day behind Owen Morrissey who had 6 tackles. The line was led by Tyler Senft who had an extraordinary day at defensive end, also supported by Edwardo Galarza at tackle. Alex Flook had good reps at linebacker and Makhi Lorthe at defensive tackle . Tristan Caldwell, Ayden Discua and Nekhi Buchanan played supporting roles at CB and OLB.

 

 

GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 7

 

BANTAMS

GATORS 12 BULLDOGS 0

The Gators Oliver Frisoli had a 55-yard run for a touchdown and Blake Guilfoyle scampered 20-yards for the other touchdown to lead the Gators over the Bulldogs Sunday.  Justin Martinelli, Timothy Kurczewski and Boden Zeppelin also ran the ball hard for the Gators. Trevor Graham new to the running back position had an 11-yard run. Mark Homan lead the offensive line opening big holes. The defense had a solid game.  Ryan Mathews, Marco Sethi, Carl Homan, Nicholas Vomvolakis and Justin Carroll had strong games on the defensive line. Frisoli, Ryder Garcia, Jake Orbanowski and Casey Baker all had multiple tackles.

Ryder Caruso, Grant Andrews and Jameson Grant opened the game with strong tackles.  With help from Matthew Andrigetti, and Charlie Stuckey, Riley O’Neill and Kyler Woerz carried the ball for some good gains in the first quarter.  Gustav Pietryka, Tyler Ernst and Brody Lutz were powerhouses on the defense in the second quarter, each with multiple tackles. Anders Hildebrand had an outstanding game with several big tackles on the defense and numerous carries on the offense.  The bulldog defense shut out the Gator offense in the second half of the game, with blocking from James Falco, Vincent Tripptrap, Kiel Oellrich and Owen Tweddle and big tackles from Danny Insinga and Connor McMahon.

 

CRUSHERS 18 RAIDERS 13

The Crushers had to come from behind to beat a determined Raiders team as Jake Natale and Braden Raybuck scored touchdowns in the second half to get the win. Great blocking was provided by Nate Collins, Luke Vizzo, Matthew Kolc, and Joey Mitchell.  Henry Schmedlen also raked up dozens of rushing yards as he juked, jived and stiff-armed his way down the field the entire game. The outcome wasn’t decided until 4 minutes left in the game when the Raiders were driving from the Crusher 11 and Aidan Williams caused a Raiders fumble and Raybuck recovered it. The Crushers scored their last touchdown after the recovery which gave them the 1 score lead they needed as Ryan Strassel, Philip Tarantino, Braden Vizzo, Matisse Sostre and Mickey Petrone stepped on defense to keep the Raiders off the board.

The Raiders offensive line was able to keep the Crushers at bay in the first half behind great blocking by Charlie Boddie and Anthony Cebano.  Their crucial blocks led to a Jacari Hughes touchdown which gave the Raiders a halftime lead 7-6. The Raiders continued to fight in the second half.  Cassidy Morales scored on a 20-yard run to make it a one touchdown game. Strong play by Matthew Agudelo and Dan Black defensively kept the Raiders in the game.

 

GENERALS 27 MAVERICKS 21

The Bantam Generals scored 3 touchdowns in the fourth quarter with all 4 scores made by Madsen Ehrhart and supported by strong runs and passes by Teo Pita. Brendan Curley caught a crucial pass from Madsen to convert a two point conversion that tied the game. The defense, led by Kellen Aslansan, Harry Collier, Gavin Stewart, Jake Leonard, Callum Holl and Owen Cunnion helped shut the Mavericks offense to minimal yards in the fourth quarter.  The highlight of the defense was a strip by Matthew McFarlane and fumble recovery by Winslow Van Reesema. Ned Davis, Sebastian Keyes, James Caputo, Ayden Keshvarzian, Brett Schmidt, and Mathew Cohen played as a strong offensive line unit to keep the offense competitive through the first three quarters of the game.

 

JUNIORS

GATORS 20 BULLDOGS 0

The Gators scored all twenty points in the opening quarter, the first score coming on their first offensive play when Guy Germain took the ball up the right sideline 39-yards. Germain then connected on a pass to Matthew Colella for the two point conversion. The next touchdown came when Maximus Gabelli went off tackle for 3-yard run. Later Harrison Castelli took a sweep 41-yards for the final score. Jack Carroll and Travis Wilson also helped the Gators rushing attack with a number of solid runs.The Gators offense again got great blocking up front by the line led by Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Dylan Botoff, James Adorney, Topher Martinelli, Michael Nogaki, and Luke Homan.The defense held the Bulldogs scoreless thanks to a strong surge up front and great open field tackling by M. Brown who was making tackles all over the field. Wilson, Will Hanna, Colella, Brown, Botoff, Vomvolakis, McGuire, Germain, Gabelli, Castelli, Riley Podewils and Anthony Tropea all contributed with either tackles in the backfield or a QB sack. Vomvolakis also added a fumble recovery stripping the ball early in the game deep in Bulldogs territory.

In a tough loss, Bulldogs Will Hunt, Brando and Brody Craven and Max Marek played stout defense, holding the Gators to no score in the last 3 periods of play.  Halfback Michael John D'Angelo completed a pass to Calvin Donat in the second quarter for a big gain. Chase Inesta worked some magic in the fourth quarter with a quick pass to Matthew O'Donnell. Aided by Max Marek, Calvin Donat recovered a Gators fumble late in the third period.   Mike Minyo, Max Loffredo and Brian Mullins played hard and contributed to the Bulldogs offense throughout.

 

MAVERICKS 34 GENERALS 6

The Maverick offense was firing on all cylinders today with the first touchdown coming on the first drive by Brandon Auguste who took the ball from quarterback Nicholas Wells and scampered down the sidelines for the score. He would add one more along with Teo Ocana on a flanker reverse. The offensive line led by Jack Sepot, John Tsparas, Julian Ravina, Philip Martone, Chase Lowthert, Nash Edwards and Michael Asprinio did an outstanding job paving the way for the Mav running backs Asher Sisca, Emerson Bulis and Noah Park. A pick six recorded by Chris Marinaccio and a strip six recorded by Brandon Auguste accounted for the other two Mav touchdowns. Defense was the difference in this game as John Tsaparas, Sebastian Pena, Will Connell, Andrue Borrelli and Daniel Ciccarelli all turned in great efforts contributing to the team win.

The Generals Offense was lead by Will Fels at Qb who ran for the Generals lone score behind great blocks from Adam Mcfarlane, Owen Lavin and Jack Jedlicka.   Defensively the Generals have strong play from Brennan Cunnion, Patrick Leonard, Owen Lavin and Peter Sweirzinski. Jack Jedlicka forced a fumble for the Generals.

 

CRUSHERS 13 RAIDERS 6

Terrific defense by Santiago Parra and big runs by Nolan Cracraft and Nicholas Nostro helped lead the Crushers past a fired-up Raiders squad.  Parra had 4 tackles, 3 for a loss including a huge sack and a late interception to help seal the win for the Crushers. Wim McCarthy added 5 tackles, Luke Tocci had 3 and had good pass defense. Colin Falla also had 3, while Nostro, Nicholas Mussolini, Jr., and Shane O’Connor added 2 each. Other notable plays were Geno Chimblo and Gabe Dunleavy’s tackle for a loss. Patrick Gonnelli also got in on the defensive action. On offense, with the Crushers facing a fourth and four, Cracraft broke tackles and then sprinted 49-yards down the left sideline for what would be the deciding score. Nostro had 63-yards rushing and Wim McCarthy added 33-yards on the day. QB Brad Wallace made a nice 10-yard sprint toward the end  zone on an extra point but came up a few yards short. Big blocks by Tommy Powers, Ryan Nordin, Marco Malagisi, Jack Rossi, Gabriel Erceg and Hunter Ehret helped open the lanes.

The Junior Raiders behind na amped up offensive line of Alexa Mariscal,  Aiden Marriot, Lucas Melgar, Deven Manansan, Tristan Bates and Santino Bisgnano was finally able to put one on the board against a stout defensive line of the Crushers. Patrick Lane dropped back and hit Adorian Campbell with a 45-yard pass and catch for the Raiders first touchdown.The  Raiders offense was able to keep the Crusher defense on their toes with dazzling runs by Matthew Siriano and Julian Sorrilla. Lane also hit Campbell again on a big gainer. Adorian Campbell led the raider defense with tackles all over field and also forced and recovered a fumble. Santino Bisgnano also had several tackles and also scooped up a fumble as the crushers were driving in for a score. Jayden Maduro, Patrick Lane, Matthew Siriano and Andrew Pavlou contributed several tackles as well. Aiden Marriot stuffed the middle forcing crusher runners to run outside where Julian Sorrila, Lauren Judge and Jojo Sarno were waiting.

 

SENIORS

GENERALS 25 MAVERICKS 6

After trailing by 6 points the Generals quickly tied the score on a powerful 30-yard run up the middle by Tomas Delgado breaking several tackles to find the end zone.  Luke Michalik added the extra point behind a big block by Peter Michalik. The Generals defense held tough on the next series forcing a 3 and out with strong defensive line play by Peyton Aslansan and Jackson Wolfram.  On the next series Malik Samms ran a wheel route and caught a 10-yard pass from Luke Michalik to give the Generals a 7 point lead going into half time. After the half the Generals defense again forced a turnover on downs after holding the line on fourth and 1.  Early in the fourth quarter Luke Michalik ran the ball up the middle behind Reed Williams and Jackson Fels to make the score 19-6. On the next series defensive tackles Peter Michalik and Jackson Wolfram tackled the back for a 10-yard loss. On the next play Luke Michalik intercepted the screen pass and ran it 45-yards for a touchdown.  Harrison Hoover had an interception on the next series which sealed the win for the Generals.

The Mavericks suffered their first loss despite scoring first on a 35-yard run by James Wailgum. Key runs by Anthony Pedicano and AJ Pisacano helped set up the touchdown. Later in the second quarter Wailgum connected with Gavyn Gennaralli on pass that went for 42-yards. Up front protection was provided by Timmy Powers, Ray Ruggiero, Michael Truini, Coley Critchell and Sean Cowie. On defense, the Mavs were led by Wailgum, Carl Griffasi, Antonio Ciccarelli, Jack Konigsberg, EJ Perez, Antonio Ortiz, Sergot Boone, Pedicano and Pisacano. Ciccarelli defended a pass and caused a fumble that was recovered by Pisacano. Additional defense was supplied by Cooper Edwards, Wyatt Stratton, John Gatherer, Luke Snisky, Dylan Kellen, Leart Deduschi, Lane Critchell and Rocco Grillo.

 

GATORS 20 BULLDOGS 0

The Gators offense moved the ball well with Dillon Stephens capping off the first drive with a 10-yard touchdown  run. Stephens ran hard all day with over 100-yards rushing and 2 receptions for 20-yards. George Vomvolakis scored a tluchdown and also added the extra point to put the Gators up 13-0 at halftime.  The offensive line led by Ryan Beiley, Luke Lombardo, Owen Hoffman and Isaac Leder all landed key blocks on the scoring drives. Later in the game, Robert Perlman burst through the middle on a 20-yard touchdown  run and Charlie Dixon converted the extra point.

The Gator defense had another strong performance this past Sunday, keeping the Bulldogs scoreless throughout the game.  Late in the second quarter, Derek D’Angelo ended a strong drive with an interception keeping the Bulldogs out of the touchdown.  Austin Rinello made numerous key tackles,along with causing a fumble and turnover in the third.. Stevens, Vomvolakis, Beiley, Lombardo and Perlman were consistent in stopping the inside running game. Chase Smith had another strong performance at outside linebacker making many tackles in the Bulldog backfield.

The Bulldogs defense was led by Justin Norton, who had over a dozen tackles, Ignacy Pietryka with 8 tackles, and Danny Fox with a number of key tackles and a caused fumble with a return of 10-yards.  Contributing to the defense were Andrew Walko, Arynn Wadwha, Andrew Lerner, Jake Stefanowicz, TJ Legio, Antonio Vigilante, Adonis Rodriguez, Vinny Insinga, Eli Weiss, Cole Studwell and Kyle Allen. On offense, Studwell had a strong passing game with key passes picked up by Ben Aysseh and Zach Jacobs, including a 23-yard pass play to Aysseh.  Georgie Hernandez and Stefanowicz ran the ball hard for a few dozen yards each supported by the blocking of Danny Vartuli, Josh Banes, Eric Fisher and Griffin Galletta. Fox, Vigilante, Insinga and Norton handled the Gators on both sides of the ball.

 

RAIDERS 7 CRUSHERS 6

The only score the Raiders needed came on a QB option from Jack Wilson to running back and Donte Adams scoring on a 10-yard run and repeating for the conversion. The BANC offense kept its momentum due to solid rushing yards from Shakye Cooper who had 70-yards on the day. Also contributing was Nir Filiby, Ayden Discua, and Logan Jozwiak who had 2 crucial receptions for 30-yards. Conner Jones also racked up 50 hard fought rushing yards. The Raider offensive line held off a tough Crusher defensive push anchored by Tony Santos, Bryan Pinheiro, Tyler Senft and James Roina. The defense was led by Owen Morrissey with solid contributions by Alex Flook, Nick Aravides, Tristan Caldwell, Nekhi Buchanan, Makhi Lorthe, Thiago Camargo, and Edwardo Galarza, along with Roman Pennella who had 5 tackles. Nick Granitto and Xavion Faison held well on the line with Zyian Cooper and Jaden Scott each having 4 tackles.

The Crushers came up just short against the Raiders despite a punishing ground game by Chris Nostro and Dominic DeLuca who got the sole Crusher score. Thundering blocks by Dylan Brehm, Drew Falla, George Minchin, and David Chidu helped the two grind out big yardage, while QB Thomas Durvasula pounded out crucial yards when the team needed it.  On defense, Wyatt Recchia had a big day with 5 tackles including 2 sacks on third down that stopped Raider drives. John Raybuck and Chris Takita dominated on the line and Sebastian Parra wreaked havoc at the end of the game by causing and then recovering a fumble that set up the Crusher score. Ryan McBreairty and Chris Nostro provided terrific pass defense, knocking down the Raider air attack and Louis Chaves and Xander Tommasino made important contributions on the defensive line to hold the Raiders ground game in check.

 

GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 8

 

BANTAM PLAYOFFS

 

GATORS 27 BULLDOGS 13

 

Blake Guilfoyle powered the Gator offensive with 93 rushing yards and 3 touchdownss on Sunday.  Jake Orbanowski scored from 15-yards out in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Oliver Frisoli, Ryder Garcia and Ryan Wright all had runs of over 10-yards.  The offensive line had its best outing of the year. Baker Casey, Justin Carroll, Carl & Mark Homan and Justin Martinelli opened big holes. The defense was led by Nicholas Vomvolakis, Marco Sethi, and Frisoli all had at least five tackles each.  Boden Zeppelin, Timothy Kurczewski, and Trevor Graham combined for a big fourth down stop in the second half that gave the ball back to the Gator offense and gave them the win.

 

The Bulldogs opened the game with runs from Graham Geisler, Ryder Caruso and Anders Hildebrand.  Caruso and Hildebrand were also key in the early defense against the Gators, along with tackles from Brody Lutz and Gustav Pietryka.  Kyler Woerz made some nice gains with the ball at the end of the first quarter. Second quarter brought a long offensive drive with gains from Hildebrand and a touchdown from Geisler, extra point from Caruso.  Matthew Andrighetti, Sebastian Campbell and Tyler Ernst brought their all to the Bulldog defense, in this playoff game. Riley O’Neill and Owen Tweddle made some strong tackles to end the first half. The second half started with big defense from Pietryka, Hildrebrand, Caruso, Lutz and O’Neill with extra help from Grant Andrews.  Jameson Grant, Connor McMahon, James Falco, and Keil Oellrich were a brick wall on the offensive line. Last quarter brought solid carries from Caruso, Hildebrand and Vincent Tripptrap, ending with a touchdown from Geisler.

 

MAVS 37 RAIDERS 32

 

The Bantam Banc Raiders lost a high scoring affair to the Glenville Mavericks as big blocks by Dan Macom and Anthony Goncalves led to the first touchdown of the game scored by Cassidy Morales behind a 35-yard run.  Matthew Agudelo led the Raiders offense with 4 touchdowns scored with short and long distance runs. Defensively the Raiders were led by Zack Tuers, Jacari Hughes and Anthony Cebanos.

 

JUNIORS

 

MAVERICKS 24 BULLDOGS 6

 

The Mavs got off to a quick start putting up six points on their first possession. Brandon Auguste took a handoff from QB Nicholas Wells and darted to the sidelines for a 30-yard scamper. Jackson Choi and Emerson Bulis would also add to the lead scoring the next two Maverick touchdowns. The offensive line led by Michael Asprinio, Julian Ravina, Nash Edwards, Jack Sepot and Andrue Borrelli did a fantastic job paving the way for the Maverick running backs. Defensively the Mavs were able to shut down the powerful Bulldog running game behind big edge play by Daniel Ciccarelli, Sebastian Pena, John Tsparas, Teo Ocana and Chase Lowthert. They were able to seal the corners and force the Bulldogs to the middle of the field where Grant Goldring, Chris Marinaccio and Noah Park were able to make some stifling the tackles.

 

Chase Inesta continued his strong season for the North Mianus Junior Bulldogs with a 50+ yard rushing touchdown. He also contributed with an interception, multiple tackles and a pass completion to Calvin Donat. Mikey Minyo also caught a pass from Matthew O’Donnell, as well as completing a 20+ yard rush. Defensively, Max Marek, Logan Jaycox, Brando Craven, and Max Loffredo each had multiple tackles. Jac Corriveau, Kyle Ebanks, Ben Graziosi, Will Hunt, Brian Mullins, Kirin Neak, Will Scholl and Andrew Tweddle played well on both sides of the ball.

 

GENERALS 14 RAIDERS 12

 

The Generals won a hard fought game against a strong BANC Raiders team as Will Fels led the Generals passing attack with connections to Alexander Baig, Hudson Squires, Brennan Cunnion, Owen Lavin and a nice touchdown to Patrick Leonard.   Davis Linardos, Adam McFarlane and Hunter Woods blocked well up front with Charlie Tortorella adding a nice touchdown run. Defensively Matthew Ward recovered a key fumble and Jose Porraz, Eli Himelstein, Jack Stowell and Matthew Huang played strong to seal the victory.

 

The Raider offense was led by Jack Wilson who had 90-yards rushing on the day and 70 passing yards. The sole Raider score was setup by a long pass connecting with receiver Zyian Cooper who was tackled at the 1-yard line. Owen Wilson punched in the touchdown which was then capped off by an option to running back Donte Adams for the extra point. The Raider offensive line was again anchored by James Roina, Nick Granitto and Tony Santos who had key blocks during the day. There were solid contributions on offense from Shakye Cooper, Nick Aravides, Nir Filiby and Alex Flook. Logan Jozwiak had key receptions at tight end as well. The defensive line was led by  Roman Pennella, Tyler Senft and Thiago Camargo with support from Bryan Pinheiro at middle linebacker as well as Xavian Faison, Jaden Scott, Tristan Caldwell, Nekhi Buchannan, Makhi Lorthe, and Ayden Discua.

 

The Raider offense but on their best showing to date, opening up their scoring when Patrick Lane connected with Julian Sorrilla for the Raiders first touchdowns. Sorrilla also contributed to the thunder and lighting backfield of the Raiders consisting of Matthew Siriano (Lightning) and Adorian Campbell (Thunder). As Raider offensive line Alexa Mariscal,  Jacob Mobley, Aiden Marriot, Deven Manasan, Lucas Melgar and Santino Bisgnano began to gel, they provided lane after lane of opportunity in which Matthew Siriano took advantage of for the Raiders second touchdown of the day with a dazzling run off the outside. Although the Raider defense was unable to keep the Generals out of the end zone, they were led by Adorian Campbell who led all tacklers. Andrew Pavlou put forth his best defensive game while Matt Siriano, Jayden Maduro, Lauren Judge, Santino Bisgnano and Patrick Lane were causing havoc for a potent General offense. Raiders played with such passion and heart with an effort second to none.

 

GATORS 27 CRUSHERS 7

 

The Gators scored the first touchdown on their opening offensive play when Guy Germain connected on a pass to Matt Colella for a 75-yard catch and run.  Maximus Gabelli then took a toss and passed to Andrew Lane for the two point conversion. Colella scored again in the second quarter on a 13-yard scramble. James Adorney added the extra point run. Germain was next in the third quarter when he ran around the right corner for 70-yard score. After having two long touchdown runs called back on the same drive, Maximus Gabelli sped off tackle from 5-yards out for the Gators final 6. Gabelli and Germain both had over 100-yards rushing. The Gators offense again got great blocking up front by the line led by Andrew Lane, Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Daniel McGuire, Dylan Botoff, Topher Martinelli, Quinn Lombardo, Luke Homan and Anthony Panarella. The defense held its ground thanks Travis Wilson and Vomvolakis leading the way making tackles all over the field. Michael Nogaki, Will Hanna, Colella, Brown, Carroll, Vomvolakis, McGuire, Wilson, Gabelli and Anthony Tropea all had tackles for loss in the backfield. Harrison Castelli and Germain added a number of open field tackles. Jack Carroll recorded a sack, forcing a fumble in the second quarter which was recovered by Vomvolakis. McGuire also added a fumble recovery late in the game.

 

Despite a lopsided score, Cos Cob gave the Gators a tough fight as 13 different Crushers made defensive stops and the team had some of its longest offensive series of the year, led by Nicholas Nostro, Santiago Parra, Colin Falla, Nolan Cracraft and James Mora.  Parra got the touchdown on a 37-yard scorcher down the right sideline and Mora added the extra point with some nifty running -- side stepping tacklers and dancing into the endzone. But it was Nostro, Cracraft and Falla who drove the team down the field all day, gaining consistent yardage on each carry behind the incredible blocking of Richie McMurray, Sam Barsanti, Shane O’Connor and Kyle Bassalik.  On defense, Luke Tocci, Nostro, Mora and Bassalik led the team in tackles with 3 each. Bassalik also stopped an extra point and made a key tackle behind the line of scrimmage, forcing a Gators punt. Parra added a huge QB sack that cost the Gators 10-yards, while Vincent Smario pushed the Gators back 4 on another. Ryan Nordin striped the football from a Gators back to keep them from scoring another extra point.  Falla and Wim McCarthy each added 2 tackles, while McMurray, Barsanti and Cracraft all had one.

 

SENIORS

 

GENERALS 19 RAIDERS 7

 

The Generals scored the third play of the game on a 65-yard run around the right end by Tomas Delgado behind a key block from Cal Cunnion.   The extra point attempt failed on an incomplete pass to Harrison Hoover. Cal Cunnion recovered a fumble on the next defensive series. In the second quarter, Wyatt Gibson went 65-yards around the left end for the Generals second touchdown.  The extra point attempt failed again on a pass to George Fugelsang. In the second half, the Generals threw a screen pass to Tomas Delgado who ran 55-yards down the sideline for the third score of the game. Malik Samms scored the extra point on a pitch around right end to make the score 19-0.  

 

MAVERICKS 32 BULLDOGS 7

 

The Mavericks had a strong performance versus the Bulldogs as James Wailgum led the Glenville squad by rushing for 111-yards and 3 touchdowns on 4 carries. Also pounding the ball were AJ Pisacano, Antonio Ciccarelli, Jack Konigsberg and Rocco Grillo. Ciccarelli ran in a 12-yard score in the fourth quarter. Cooper Edwards caught a 2 point conversion from Wailgum. Strong blocking upfront came from Timmy Powers, Sean Cowie, Michael Truini, Ray Ruggiero and Gavyn Gennarelli. Defense was key to the win and was led by EJ Perez, Dylan Kellan, Luke Snisky, Henry Goldberg, Leart Deduschi, Carl Griffasi, Antonio Ortiz and John Gatherer. The Mavs had 5 QB sacks contributed by Snisky, Ortiz, Konisgberg, Wailgum and Goldberg. They also had 2 interceptions by Ciccarelli and Kellan. Perez had an exciting strip fumble which he returned for a TD to ice the game.

 

Bulldogs Cole Studwell and Zach Jacobs hooked up for a 70+ yard touchdown as well as another 10 yard pass play. TJ Legio broke up pass attempts by the Mavericks, and another pass was broken up by Josh Banes. Banes also contributed with strong, timely tackling. Multiple tackles were made by Danny Fox, Studwell, Justin Norton, Andrew Lerner. Ignacy Pietryka and Andrew Walko. Strong blocking by Danny Vartuli, Kyle Allen, Georgie Hernandez and Aryan Wadhwa helped open up rushing and passing lanes for the offense. Adonis Rodriguez, Eric Fischer, Griffin Galletta and Ben Assyeh played well on both sides of the ball.

 

GATORS 19 CRUSHERS 0

 

The Gators prevailed in a hard fought battle as it took several drives before the Gators finally broke through on a long touchdown run by George Vomvolakis to go up 6-0.  The GatorsoOffensive Line led by Owen Hoffman, Isaac Leder, Reed Eddy, Peter Lane, Ryan Beiley and Luke Lombardo had its hands full all day by the fierce Crushers defensive front.  Chase Smith and Lombardo combined on a double team with lead blocking from Beiley to help Charlie Dixon break free on a sweep to the right side for the second score. Dixon converted the extra point to put the Gators up 13-0.  Later in the game, Dillon Stephens capped off a long drive with a run up the middle for the final score. The Gator defense added another shutout this weekend with strong team play by Derek D'Angelo and Charlie Dixon who both provided tight coverage all game.   Austin Rinello recovered a fumble giving him this second turnover this season. Beiley, Lombardo, Smith and Robert Perlman penetrated into the backfield throughout the game, making it hard for the Crushers to turn the corners. Stevens and Vomvolakis once again anchored the defense with numerous tackles at inside linebacker.

 

The Crusher defense gave the Gators fits much of the game as John Raybuck and Christopher Takita were up and down the field making big tackles behind the line of scrimmage.  Raybuck caused and recovered a fumble on the Gators opening drive of the day to set the initial tone of the game. Jimmy Flinn also had a good day on defense making several tackles before having to leave the game due to injury.  On offense, Dominic DeLuca and Christopher Nostro pushed for every yard they could get behind the blocking of Drew Falla, Jake Kiernan and Teddy Flinn.

 

 

GYFL HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 9-PLAYOFFS

 

BANTAMS

Crushers 39 Mavericks 30

In a wild scoring shootout, the Crushers offensive line featuring Joey Mitchell, Mickey Petrone, Luke Vizzo, and Nate Collins ground out more than 300-yards of rushing offense to lead the Crushers to a win over Glenville.  Braden Raybuck had 204-yards rushing on the day and 4 touchdowns. Jake Natale had 75-yards, a score and two extra point conversions. Henry Schmedlen added another 50-yards and a touchdown. On the defense, Raybuck, Natale, Schmedlen and Miguel Sostre had five tackles each. Philip Tarantino had three tackles, two for loss and one a forced fumble.  Aidan Williams also had three tackles, including two for loss.

 

Generals 19 Gators 12

All three General scores were provided by Madsen Ehrhart and supported by strong runs by Teo Pita and Owen Cunnion. Callum Holl, Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Brendan Curly, Sebastian Keyes, and Matty Cohen all provided key blocks on each of the touchdowns. The defense, led by Ayden Keshvarzian, Mathew McFarlane, Spencer Smith, Harry Collier, Gavin Stewart, and Jake Leonard helped shut the Gators offense to two touchdowns and no extra points.  The highlight of the defense was a fumble recovery by Kellen Aslansan. The key series of the game was late in the fourth quarter when the Generals defense stopped a game tying march by the Gator offense on downs to seal the win.

The Gators season ended on Sunday but they never gave up as Justin Carroll, Oliver Frisoli and Ryan Wright led the defense with 2 tackles each for loss.  Frisoli had an interception on a point after attempt. Marco Sethi caused and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter. The offense was led by Blake Guilfoyle and Ryder Garcia who each ran for a touchdown.  Opening holes up front was Casey Baker, Nicholas Vomvolakis and Carl Homan. It was a very successful season for the Gators as the team got better every week.

 

JUNIORS

Gators 7 Bulldogs 0

The Gators lone score came early in the fourth quarter when Guy Germain took the ball around the right corner 11-yards for the touchdown. Maximus Gabelli then went off tackle for the extra point run. Germain, Gabelli and Jack Carroll carried the offensive load with a number of solid runs.  Matthew Colella also connected with Gabelli on an impressive 35-yard double pass play.The Gators offensive line and backs did a terrific job maintaining a steady push up front throughout the game led by Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Dylan Botoff, Topher Martinelli, Quinn Lombardo, James Adorney, Travis Wilson, Luke Homan, Michael Nogaki and Anthony Panarella. The defense was dominant the entire game holding the Bulldogs offense in check while maintaining the shutout to secure the win. The unit had a great overall attack led by McGuire, Wilson, Vomvolakis, Brown, Will Hanna, Germain, Castelli, Colella, Carroll, Gabelli and Anthony Tropea each had tackles for loss in the backfield. Carroll recorded a sack.  Vomvolakis and Hanna recovered fumbles which were forced by Brown and Castelli.

Defense was the name of the game by the Junior Bulldogs in a heartbreaking loss to the Gators despite three forced turnovers by North Mianus, including fumble recoveries by Chase Inesta and Logan Jaycox. Matthew O’Donnell made a key interception and also broke up a Gator pass that could have led to a score. Andrew Tweddle stepped up in a big way this week, with a massive quarterback sack for a huge loss, as well as multiple other tackles. Inesta, Jac Corriveau, Brando Craven, Brody Craven, Max Marek, Calvin Donat and Michael John D’Angelo all had multiple tackles. The most exciting Bulldogs series of the game came at the close of the first half, when the Bulldogs made an impressive goal line stand, preventing a Gator score. Second year Juniors Max Loffredo, Mikey Minyo, Brian Mullins, and Zac Sardone gave their all the entire season on both sides of the ball.
 

Mavericks 19 Generals 0

The Mavs were involved in a dogfight today with the Generals but came up victorious as Brandon Auguste put up the first points of the day with another dazzling 70-yard run up the sidelines. John Tsparas put up touchdown number two with a punishing run up the middle to make it 12-0. Grant Goldring solidified the victory with the third score of the day taking a handoff from QB Nick Wells breaking a sure tackle in the backfield and outrunning the Generals defense. The offensive line led by Julian Ravina, Chase Lowthert, Nash Edwards, Jack Sepot, Michael Asprinio and Andrue Borrelli paved the way for Noah Park, Emmy Bulis, Jackson Choi and Teo Ocana who all racked up positive yardage on the day. The Maverick defense led by Daniel Ciccarelli accounted for 7 sacks, 2 picks and 5 tackles for losses. Will Connel, Chris Marinaccio and  Sebastian Pena did a great job holding the General receivers to short gains.

Will Fels led the Generals offense on two deep drives into Mavericks territory with strong runs from Charlie Tortorella and Owen Lavin.  Henry Johnson Joe Lewis, Matthew Ward and Jack Jedlicka provided strong blocking up front. Defensively the Generals has strong contributions from Johnson, Tortorella, and Brennan Cunnion .

 

SENIORS

Generals 20 Raiders 0

The Generals scored on their opening drive and never looked back as Wyatt Gibson went around the left end behind blocks from George Fugelsang and Jake Popjoy for a 50-yard run getting tackled at the 7-yard line.  Tomas Delgado scored on the next play behind Peter Michalik and Harrison Hoover. Luke Michalik scored the extra point behind Jackson Wolfram. The second offensive series set up like the previous one as Gibson had a 27-yard run to the two yard line allowing Delgado to walk in for the 2-yard touchdown on the next play behind Wolfram and Peter Michalik.  Delgado scored the extra point behind a Reed Williams block. On the next offensive series the Generals scored on the fourth play of the drive on a 25-yard pitch pass from Delgado to Gibson. With a 20-0 lead at half time it was all about defense behind several tackles from Liam Reynolds and Cal Cunnion leading to two turnover downs in the second half.  The only turnover of the game was an interception by Delgado that was returned 30-yards.
 

The Raiders finished off the season with a much improved squad led by QB Jack Wilson totaling up 70-yards rushing alongside running back and Dante Adams rushing for 60-yards. Offensive highlights included a key reception by Logan Jozwiak as well as Shakye Cooper and Zyian Cooper contributing at wide receiver. Owen Morrissey once again shared duties at running back as well as middle linebacker on defense. Offensive support came from Bryan Pinheiro at center, Nick Aravides at wide receiver, Xavian Faison at tight end, Nir Filiby at wide receiver, Josh Reyes at fullback, Jaden Scott at running back, Nick Granitto at offensive tackle and James Roina at offensive guard. The offensive line was anchored by Tyler Senft who also had a stellar day at defensive end with 5 tackles alongside Thiago Camargo who had 3 tackles. The defensive effort saw solid contributions from Nekhi Buchanan, Tristan Caldwell, Alex Flook, Ayden Discua, Tony Santos, Roman Pennella and Conner Jones.

 

Mavericks 13 Gators 6

Leading the Glenville squad in tackles were James Wailgum, Leart Deduschi, Henry Goldberg, Antonio Ciccarelli, Carl Griffasi, AJ Pisacano, EJ Perez, Sergot Boone and Luke Snisky. Also adding key stops were Dillon Kellan, John Gatherer and Antonio Ortiz. Late in the second half, Deduschi had a drive halting interception and Ciccarelli defended two passes. Goldberg, Griffasi, Wailgum and Pisacano had quarterback sacks. On offense, Wailgum lead the team in rushing and had both touchdowns. Also adding strong runs were Jack Konigsberg, Pisacano and Anthony Pedicano. QB Rocco Grillo threw an extra point to Gavyn Gennarelli. Genneralli and Cooper Edwards had key receptions for first downs. Blocking for the offense were Sean Cowie, Timmy Powers, Ray Ruggiero, Coley Critchell, Lane Critchell, Wyatt Stratton and Michael Truini.