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2012 Game Write-Ups - Part 1
Championship Games

BANTAMS

Bulldogs 18, Generals 6
Drew Sheehan scampered for a 60-yard touchdown run, Logan Galletta broke free for a 50-yard TD run and William Montesi capped the Bulldog scoring with a 15-yard run to help build an 18-0 lead before the Generals scored the game's final touchdown on a fake reverse. Jonathan Doyle, Mathew Chioditti and Julian Chudy provided timely blocks on Sheehan's TD. The Generals' attempt to battle back offensively was stopped by the defensive play of middle linebackers TJ Abbazia and Casey Rozmus and defensive linemen Rees Abbett, Peter Benda, Connor Sobieri, Chris Tella and Montesi. Solid running by Jacob Mondschein and Auggie Bancroft preceded Galletta's scoring. Tighe Cummiskey, Luke Ware and Pierson Delcrist ran well before Montesi's 50-yard run set up the final score.
JUNIORS
 

Gators 30, Crushers 18
The Riverside Gators took control in the second half after trailing 12-8. Garrett Murphy, who threw a 12-yard TD pass to Evan Weigold in the first half, set up the Gators with a 45-yard game behind the blocking of Matthew Pilc. Jack Feda finished the drive with a 6-yard TD run for the lead. The defense of Tommy Waurishuk and Alex Hanna preceded Andrew Nanai's QB sack, giving the ball back to the Gators. Cory Johnsonn quickly capitalized, running 22 yards for a TD. The Gator defense forced a punt, which Johnson returned 55 yards for a TD. The Crushers' first TD culminated a 14-play, 75-yard drive. Runs by Jose Riera and Miles Recchia for 19 and 14 yards, respectively, pushed the Crushers into Gator territory. QB Fin Signer's 28-yard pass to Mitchell Grimes put the Crushers on the 9-yard line, leading to Riera 1-yard TD run. Tyler Dietrich's 39-yard punt return to the Gator 16 set up Recchia's 10-yard TD run behind the blocking of Jack McBreairty, Nolan Connerty, Jesse Barber and Eli Fowler for a 12-8 Crusher lead. Recchia's 8-yard run, set up by a 24-yard Signer-to-Grimes pass, capped the Crusher scoring. Nick Winegardner, Will Jones, Jack Spurlock and Vincent Ceci played well on defense for the Crusher defense while Jack Durvasula, Adam Morris and Carl Cummings contributed strong line play.
SENIORS

Gators 26 , Bulldogs 19
In an epic battle between the Riverside Gators and the North Mianus Bulldogs the Gators prevailed 26 - 19. The game will go down in history as one of the best GYFL Championship games ever.
The Gators scored on their first possession when Quarterback Anthony Ferraro exploded 28 yards for a touchdown on a fake reverse. Making the play happen was Guard Kevin Jordan & Tackle Peyton Larkin who had amazing blocks. The Extra-Point was good when Cassius Johnson took a Toss Right over the Goal Line. The Gator defense was led by Kevin Wright, Anthony Ferraro, Cassius Johnson, Paul Williams & Nathaniel Steen who combined for 28 Bulldog Tackles. At the start of the 3rd Quarter the Bulldogs were leading 13 - 7. The Gators came snapping back when Linebacker Alex Tucker recovered a Bulldog fumble. 3 plays later, QB Anthony Ferraro scored again on a 25 yard sprint to the End-Zone. The play was made possible by the blocking of Chris D'Arminio, Will Perlman & Alex Nanai. In the 4th Quarter Cassius Johnson Intercepted a Bulldog pass and ran it back 17 yards. The Gators put together a nice long drive to cap it off with QB Anthony Ferraro scoring from the 1 yard line to make it 19 - 13.
With less than a minute left in the game the Bulldogs were facing 4th down and 11 yards from the Gator 23 yard line. Bulldog Kevin Iobbi went left and then cut back right to score a thrilling touchdown to tie the game 19 – 19. The Bulldog Extra Point failed when Connor Langan, Kevin Wright & Paul Williams came blitzing in, the game stays tied at 19.
With 30 ticks on the clock left in the game and the ball on the 30 yard line, QB Anthony Ferraro breaks off a 48 yard dazzling run with key blocks by Connor Weigold & Paul Williams. The Gators call a time out with 16.7 seconds left in the game with the ball on the 22 yard line. Cassius Johnson runs left but only gets back to the line of scrimmage but he gets the ball to the Left Hash Mark to set up the next play. The Gators call their final time out with 9.2 seconds. On the next play QB Anthony Ferraro fires a missile pass to a well covered Wide Receiver Patrick McTiernan in the End-Zone for the go ahead Touch Down. The Extra Point is good when Anthony Ferraro scrambles around and gets in the left corner of the goal line. With 2.3 seconds left on the clock, the Gators defense defends the Bulldogs final attempt for a Hail Mary touchdown. Gators are victorious with a final score of 26 - 19.
Also playing great on defense was Spencer Baxter, Michael Busani, Rodrigo Blanco & Dylan Pollack. Coaches credit spirit play be Haak Burns, Jack Carey & Tyler Tautel.
Anthony Ferraro led the Gators 167 yards on the ground with 3 TD’s on 19 carries. Ferraro also completed 4 of his 6 passes for a total of 76 yards in the air. Cassius Johnson had 97 yards on 16 carries and Alex Tucker had 21 yards on 6 carries. Leading Gator Tacklers were Anthony Ferraro with 8 ½ Tackles, Kevin Wright had 7 Tackles & Nathaniel Steen had 6 1/2 Tackles.
Kevin Iobbi led the Bulldogs with 94 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. Nick Blum completed four passes for 80 yards. Danny Ezquivel led the defense with 10 tackles, but it was Doyle who was the standout with seven tackles and two interceptions, returning one 91 yards for a TD. Robert Clark had the third interception. Nick Nelson, Alex Bologna and Blum each made two tackles, Doyle's second interception set up North Mianus at the Riverside 36. Blum hit Iobbi for 14 yards and Iobbi eventually scored from 4 yards out. Late in the fourth quarter, Iobbi, substituting for the injured Blum, carried the ball on seven consecutive plays, including runs of 19, 12 and 23 yards, the last of which accounted for his second touchdown, which tied the game.
GYFL WEEK #9 11/11/2012 (PLAYOFFS)
BANTAMS
Generals 20, Raiders 13
The Generals earned a second straight trip to the championship game with the win over the Raiders. The Generals jumped out to a 20-0 lead after three quarters. The blocking of Logan Guerrieri, Jack Bruce, Oliver Kennon, Drew Athan and Jack Putrino keyed all three touchdown drives. Luke Christenson and Charlie Johnson had several key runs, with Charlie Johnson scoring all three TDs. The defense was led by great penetration all day from Michael and Owen Neviera, Bradon Tuttle, Cal Breier and Carsten Weiss. The Banc Raiders never stopped fighting and made quite a game out of it. Mason Muir made some outstanding runs and scored a TD. Daniel Perez threw a TD pass to Michael Huber. Daniel Estrella, who had a fine all-around game, converted the extra point. Timmy Bibeault at center and Mic Dilascia blocked well. Tony Deluca, with a sack, and James Rinello stood out on defense. Sander Cosia, Sena Honzawa, Louis Koletas, Jacinto Leal and Brendan Frost were strong on the line.
Bulldogs 26, Mavericks 7
John McGrath's interception on the game's first series led to a three-play Bulldog drive culiminating in a William Montesi TD and Logan Galleta's extra point for a 7-0 lead. Auggie Bancroft's 65-yard TD run increased the Bulldog lead. Tighe Cummiskey's TD and Jacob Mondschein's extra point padded the Bulldog lead. After the Mavericks cut the deficit to 20-7, the Bulldogs responded with a 10-play drive powered by the running of Mondschein and Bancroft. Casey Rozmus capped the drive with a TD. Patrick O'Brien, William Janis, Sam Chard and Peter Benda blocked well for the Bulldogs, whose defense was led by Cameron Doyle, TJ Abbazia, Casey Rozmus and Connor Sobieri.
JUNIORS
Crushers 19, Generals 0
Fin Signer scored on runs of 24 and 41 yards to give Cos Cob a 13-0 lead, then threw a 28-yard scoring pass to a wide-open Tyler Dietrich. Powerful offensive blocking by Jesse Barber, Jack Spurlock and Nolan Connerty made the big plays possible. On defense Signer had several TD-saving tackles while pass after pass by the Generals was knocked down by Mitchell Grimes, Dietrich, Teddy Bacon. Vincent Ceci, Dylan Fargis, Jack McBreairty and Nolan Connerty each got quarterback sacks and Will Jones made an impressive play when he ran down the Generals RB from behind on fourth down to stop a drive. The Putnam Generals used strong running by Ryan Messina, Boden Groen, and Owen Gwozdz to move into Crusher territory before being stopped. Callum Abernethy, Peter Scopeletti and Charlie Ducret gave excellent two-way effort.
Gators 6, Mavericks 0
Cory Johnson scored the only points on a 9-yard run, set up by Garrett Murphy's interception and 39-yard return. Nicolas Wright, Evan Weigold and Nicolas Veronis blocked well on the TD. The Gator defense was led by Jack Feda, Joseph McCurdy, Andrew Nanai and Tommy Waurishuk Jr. Alex Hanna wrapped up the Maverick receiver in the open field to end the game. The Mavericks moved the ball sporadically against a stingy Gator defense. Hayden Kistler completed passes to Jack Warren for 16 yards, Tysen Comizio for 30 yards, Lance Large for 30 yards, and Steve Bennett connected with Peter Santana for a 20-yard gain.
SENIORS
Gators 19, Raiders 6
Quarterback Anthony Ferraro followed Will Perlman's block for a 25-yard TouchDown to get the Gators on the scoreboard. Connor Weigold connected in the air with Patrick McTiernan for the PAT. Michael Busani's recovery of a Banc fumble which led to Cassius Johnson's 48-yard scoring run behind lead blocker Alex Nanai. In the 3rd Quarter, Alex Tucker's strip a Banc player of the ball and recovered the fumble which eventual led to Quarterback Anthony Ferraro's 26-yard scoring pass to a streaking Nathaniel Steen. The Gator Offensive line was anchored by Peyton Larkin and Kevin Jordan who blocked well all game. Offensive Tackle Chris D’Arminio scooped up a Gator fumble and advanced the ball down-field for the Gators. Defensively, the Coaches credit Michael Busani and Jack Carey for fine play at inside linebacker and Dylan Pollack, Spencer Baxter, Tyler Tautel and Haak Burns in the trenches played well. Tyler Farris scored the Raiders' lone TD. Tyler Farris, Michael Reilly and Keon Carter. Steven Mojica, Peter Ryan and Romano Orlando blocked well for the Raiders while their defense was led by Addison Muir, Jack Barter, JJ Hartwell, Charles Courtenay, Matthew Morganti, Jesus Salcedo and Jason Otis.
Bulldogs 32, Mavericks 12
After a completed opening pass and a Maverick TD on a Tystan Sarcone to Bailey Savio 22-yard pass, Bulldog James Loughran stuffed the extra point attempt. After two Kevin Iobbi runs netted 21 yards, Bulldog QB Nick Blum threw a perfect strike to a streaking Nicholas Nelson for a 49-yard TD pass. The Bulldogs increased their lead on a 10-yard Iobbi TD run and the subsequent extra point following Robert Clark's 20-yard scamper. The Mavericks drove down to the Bulldog 15 but failed on a fourth and 1. The next play was a game changer. Blum threw 15 yards to Iobbi over the middle, but the ball deflected off Iobbi, hit a Maverick defender on the shoulder pads and popped up. After Iobbi quickly grabbed the ball, he sprinted the length of the field for another TD. The Mavericks kept their composure and quickly marched down field with several nice passes and scored to make it 20-12 as the half ended. Sarcone's second TD pass went for six yards to Oliver Warren. The Bulldog defense was led by Danny Esquivel up front with three tackles, while linebackers James Loughran and Iobbi had six and five, respectively. Finbar Doyle made three tackles, Chris Stich had two tackles and pass deflection and James Gordon had a sack. C. Reilly Howe had two good open-field tackles. Trystan Sarcone had an outstanding day passing the ball. The Mavericks got on the board on their opening drive when Sarcone hit Bailey Savio on a 22 yard TD pass.
GYFL WEEK #8 11/04/2012
BANTAMS
Raiders 18, Gators 0
Led by Michael Huber's two touchdown runs, the Banc Raiders avenged an earlier loss to advance to the semifinals. The Raider offense was led by the blocking of Jack Ryan, Timmy Bibeault, John Carrera, Daniel Maddox, and Teddy Rosenbaum. The defense was led Mason Muir with a sack and a fumble recovery, Daniel Perez with two sacks, and Danny Estrella with a sack and all-around solid game. Both Louis Koletas and Brendan Frost had good games on both sides of the ball. Dylan Maloney closed out the scoring with a fourth-quarter TD. Turning in good performances for the Gators were Matt Sisca, Alejandro Blanco, Jack Zola, Charlie Zola, Joshua Grijalba and Andrew Traynor. Providing the blocking up front were Flynn Milledge, Santiago Borrego, Jack Holl and Tommy Intrieri. Tight end Matt Sisca caught a pass for a 10-yard gain and ran a reverse for another 10 yards.
Mavericks 22, Crushers 12
The Mavericks spotted the Crushers a two-touchdown advantage before rallying. Kobe Comizio passed to Jeronimo Camou for 40 yards for the first Maverick score; Jack Cook scored the second and third TDs after breaking several tackles. Comizio added a two-point conversion run. The Maverick defense was led by Joe DiBiase with one solo tackle and three assists, Mason Moorhead with two solo tackles and eight assists, Cage Lasley with five solo tackles and 10 assists, Tommy Healey with one solo and six assists, Sam Hall with two assists, and Ben Epstein with two assists. The Maverick offense came to life in the third quarter with punishing runs by Cage Lasley behind outstanding blocking by Jimmy O'Malley, Brandon Mark and Mikie Grbic. The Cos Cob Vrushers got on the board first with a powerful 14-play drive capped off by a 7-yard TD pass from Christian Mignione to RB Rick Kral. Blocking by Chris Bassalik, Quinn Patterson and Angus Manion made it possible. The Crushers then went up by 12 when RB Will Grimes scored on an exciting 55-yard run behind the blocking of Ashton Winegardner, Robby Jolliffe and Louis Ceci. The Crushers mounted one last drive. After a 30-yard completion from Mignione to Drew Kral, Grimes caught a pass and was tackled at the 1-yard line as time expired.
JUNIORS
Gators 21, Raiders 6
A 48-yard pass from Garrett Murphy to Cory Johnson opened the scoring for the Gators. Johnson converted the two-point conversion. Late in the first half, Johnson broke free for a 53-yard TD run. The Gators put the game away in the third as Hunter Cusimano's 35-yard pass to Matthew Pilc set up Tucker Slattery's 11-yard TD run. Hunter Cusimano converted the extra point. Andrew Grijalbe, Harrison Kilberg, and Udayvir Singh blocked well. BANC's offense could could not get untracked, if not for the defense of Larry Deluca, Christain Stanback, Ben Finkel and Max Kaicher the game would have been out of reach early. In the fourth period, Dylan Reynolds sparked a drive capped by Gavin Muir's TD run. Robby Barter and Eddie Doyle played well on defense.
Mavericks 18, Crushers 7
Offensively the Mavericks moved the ball well all afternoon. Hayden Kistler found Lance Large on a 50-yard TD pass to put the Mavericks. The blocking of Chris Mark, Joe Kraninger and Victor DelVecchio paved the way for TD runs by running backs Jack Warren and Tysen Comizio (65 yards). Peter Santana also ran well and had two long receptions. Aengus Rosato, Nick Addison, Zane Khader, Clayton Ostover, Fritz Conrod and Gomizio were defensive standouts for the Mavericks.
Generals 27, Bulldogs 20
The Putnam Generals ended the regular season with a hard-earned, back-and-forth victory. Colin Mulshine's 36-yard TD run and Boden Groen's extra point gave the Generals a 7-0 lead. With it tied 7-7, Mulshine scored again, from 47 yards out, and Ryan Messina added the extra point. In the second half, Boden Groen's strong running helped the Generals retake the lead 20-14. Charlie Ducret's 12-yard pass reception and Groen's TD run broke the third tied fo the game. George Hadley passed to Ducret for the day's final point. Callum Abernethy's sack and Groen's interception on the final play of the game sealed the victory for the Generals. Will Harford, Luca Dodaro, Franklin Hong, Owen Gwozdz and Will Bingle blocked well for the winners. Trey Scotti's 70-yard run was the first of his two touchdowns. Cameron DelCristo scored the Bulldogs' third TD. Hunter Gruenstrass, Ian Foster, Spencer Wardell, Andrew Daur and Edward Iuteri played well for the Bulldogs.
SENIORS
Gators 13, Raiders 0
Gators started out on defense, Paul Williams made 2 tackles in the Banc backfield forcing Banc to punt. The Gators went on top when Cassius Johnson scampered in for a 28 yard Touchdown following blocks from Alex Tucker & Chris D'Arminio. The Gators scored on their next offense possession when Quarterback Anthony Ferraro busted through the line for a 18 yard Touchdown following great blocking by Alex Nanai. Also having a great day at Quarterback, Connor Weigold, completed passes to Patrick McTiernan (46 yards), Will Perlman (38 yards), Tyler Tautel (15 yards) and Nathaniel Steen (14 yards). Making key plays on defense for the Gators were, Spencer Baxter who had a fumble recovery and Patrick McTiernan who had an interception. For the Raiders, Keon Carter, Zaire House and Tyler Farris ran the ball well behind the blocking of Jason Otis and Peter Ryan. Matthew Morganti intercepted a pass and Addison Muir, Steven Mojica, Charles Courtenay and Ryan Chamba made some nice tackles.
Mavericks 21, Crushers 6
Bailey Savio's 45-yard run set up James Budkins' 5-yard TD to open the Mavericks scoring. Budkins added the extra point as well as the Mavericks' two other TDs (runs of 70, 4 yards) and conversion points. Opening the holes for Budkins were Ben Kraninger, Mike Palamarcuik, Will Kolman, Yuv Nachani, Kai Thompsen, Jimmy McMahan, Lachlan Rosato, Oliver Warren, and Duncan Jurkowitz. The Crushers scoring their only TD on a 7-yard run by Andrew Triscari. Charlie Recchia, Philip Raviele, Tyler Jester and Gianni Lorquet played well on offensive while defensively Micheal Tassone, Chase Piro and Christian Novakowski made big plays.
Bulldogs 33, Generals 20
Nick Blum threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns as the North Mianus Bulldogs finished their regular season. Nick Nelson was on the receiving end of Blum's three scoring strikes, with receptions of 36, 70 and 73 yards. The Bulldogs' ground game was led by Kevin Iobbi, who rushed for 94 yards on 12 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs' defense was led by Danny Ezquivel, with nine tackles, including a quarterback sack and a monster hit on a crucial fourth-and one at the beginning of the third quarter which gave North Mianus the ball. Iobbi had seven tackles, followed by James Loughran with four and Doyle, whose four included a quarterback sack. Also with three tackles were T. J. Peck, Michael McGrath and James Gordon. Alex Bologna, Brandon Wilson and Thomas Price made two tackles apiece, while Antonio DiLorenzo, Riley Howe, Charlie Callahan and Nelson each made one tackle. The Generals defense forced a quick 3-and-out to start the game behind some good defense from Aedan Lewis and Reed Aaron, who knocked down two Bulldog passes. The Generals couldn't capitalize on the good field position. With the Bulldogs up 7-0 and threatening to score again, Jake Cohen came up with a fumble recovery to get the ball back for the Generals. Erik Mini had a 56-yard catch to get the Generals in scoring range and then Cole Hartley connected for a 22-yard scoring strike to Holden Tiedy to make the score 7-6. After another Cohen fumble recovery the Generals answered back when Eric Hadley had a 10-yard run down to the 1-yard line and the Generals pushed it in from there behind Jake Rogers' block. Tiedy answered another Bulldog TD with a 70-yard TD catch and run with Danny Lopez throwing a key block. Blake Guerrieri kicked the 2-point conversion to pull the Generals within 7 , but the Generals ran out of time from there.
GYFL WEEK #7 10/28/2012
BANTAMS
Bulldogs 19, Crushers 6
The Bulldogs won behind a strong defense lead by TJ Abbazia and Drew Sheehan. On offense, Auggie Bancroft and Jake Mondschein ran for big gains behind the strong blocking of Mathew Chioditti and Julian Chudy. Mondschein punched it in for a touchdown from five yards out, giving the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead. The Bulldogs continued to play tough defense with timely tackles by William Montesi, Chris Tella and Casey Rozmus. Bulldogs quarterback John McGrath then threw a 30 yard pass to Chris Carvajal, brining North Mianus down to the Crushers' 20-yard line. Mondschein then ran it in from 20 yards away behind the blocking of Sam Sardone and Patrick O'Brien for a 13-0 halftime lead. In the second half, Chris Tella and Montesi quickly recovered a Crushers fumble. Set up by the running of Tighe Cumiskey. Logan Galletta broke free for a 40-yard run to the Crushers 20-yard line. Chris Carvajal, behind blocking from Sam Chard, John Doyle, and Peter Benda, ran for a 10-yard touchdown. The Crusher's scored on the last play of the game to end a series that started with a 24-yard pass from Christian Mingione to RB Drew Kral. Mignione and Kral then teamed up for a series of runs that ended with Mignione scoring from the 4-yard line. Offensive linemen Isaac Akrongold and Wolf Hill also contributed to the drive. On defense, lineman Dave Faugno made several tackles while Robbie Joliffe and Louis Ceci teamed up for a sack. Harrison McKenzie, Miles Walker, Reed Signer and Will Knight also played well on defense.
Mavericks 12, Raiders 6
The Glenville Mavericks scored two touchdowns to take a 12-0 lead in the first half. However, the Raiders were able top move the ball behind the blocking of Jack Caruso, Jack Dunn, Ethan Magtibay, Eric Meyer and Jack Scott. In the second half the Raiders defense played better shut out the Mavericks out with Tony Deluca getting a sack and Mason Muir stripping the ball and recovering the fumble. The defense was also led by Sena Honzawa, Louis Koletas, Walter Scott, and Dylan Maloney. The Raiders got on the scoreboard with a nifty run by Jesse Jordan, set up by numerous excellent runs by Daniel Perez. Also contributing with his blocking was Jacinto Leal.
Generals 21, Gators 0
The Generals completed a 7-0 regular season by beating the rival Gators. The Generals opened up the game by scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions following sustained drives. Charlie Johnson and Luke Christensen both scored touchdowns. Blocking was provided by Alex Plavoukos, Jack Bruce, Logan Guerrieri, Jack Putrino and Drew Athan. James Baab rounded out the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run, his first of the season. Jackson Wolfram, Luke Scanlan , Gavin West and Matthew Trimmer kept the chains moving on the drive. On defense the Generals were led by Braden Tuttle, Owen Neviera, Michael Neviera Eric Ducret and Carston Weis. The Riverside Gators started on defense. There were some fine defensive plays by Jack Holl, Charlie Zola, Jack Zola. Making many solo tackles were Hunter Clark, Griffin Carey, and Alejandro Blanc. The defensive highlight was an interception by Conor Kelly that was returned 25 yards. Offensively the Gators struggled. Playing well offensively were Clark, Tyler Donnellan, James Pilc, Jackson Castelli who good positive gains. Matt Sisca, Sean Duffy and Tom Charlton provide outstanding blocking for the Gators. The Gators fought hard but went down 20-0
JUNIORS
Crushers 14, Bulldogs 12
The Crushers defense set the tone, forcing a turnover on downs at its won 10. That stand lead to a Crusher touchdown as RB Jose Riera scampered 30 yards to the 41 before QB Fin Signer ran another 12 to the 48. RB Vincent Ceci made a crucial play while trailing Riera, recovering his fumble at the Bulldogs 7. Ceci then scored the touchdown on 4th-and-inches with Riera getting the extra point to go up 7-0. On defense Mitchell Grimes and Jesse Barber played well while Tyler Dietrich's tackle stopped a Bulldogs extra point. With just two minutes left in the game when Riera scored behind the blocking of Matt Jester and Jack McBreairty. The Crushers Teddy Bacon and Eli Fowler both recovered fumbles, and on special teams Nick Winegardner, Sam Akrongold and Will Jones made key contributions.
Mavericks 14, Raiders 0
The BANC defense put up a tremendous effort led by Daniel Lustosa, Jaden Kennedy, Robby Barter. The Raiders offense did not get into a rhythm despite tremendous effort from Chris Wint, Dylan Reynolds and Will Reilly. The game would have been out of reach early if it were not for a relentless effort on both sides of the ball from Gavin Muir and Larry Deluca.
Gators 18, Generals 12
The Generals came out strong when on their second play from scrimmage. Colin Mulshine, behind blocking of Will Bingle, Harrison Barth and Alex Rogers, raced 75 yards for the Generals first score. The rest of the half was a defensive battle with Barth, Rogers, Boden Groen and Owen Gwozdz making great defensive plays. Solid play on offense by Tyler Hipp, Luca Dodaro, Noni Lopez and Christian Moniz helped keep the Gators offense on the sideline. The Generals led at the half 6-0. The Gators came back strong in the second half, knotting the score at 6-6. The Generals started the fourth quarter at their own 30 yard line and marched down field behind Mulshine, Groen and Gwozdz. The 70-yard drive culminated when Gwozdz took the ball to the one foot line before Groen converted scored on the next play, leaving the score 12-6 in favor of the Gators. The Gators were able to tie the score at 12, forcing an overtime, where the Generals came up short. The Riverside Gators juniors started on defense against the Putnam Generals. The Generals quickly broke free for the games first score. On the Generals next possession, Gator Alvaro Borrego tipped a pass into the waiting hands of Andrew Nanai giving the Gators excellent field position. The Generals defense stiffened and denied the Gators any meaningful yards as the game settled into dominating defenses. At the half: Gators 0, Generals 6. Midway through the third the gators offenses started to move, ending with a Garrett Murphy 1-yard push for 6 points behind Alex Hanna and a tie game. The fourth quarter started with the Gator defense of Mitchell Finklestein, Matthew Lenihan, Colin Miles and Sammy Nadler holding strong. At five minutes to go in the fourth, the Generals scored for a six-point lead. The Gator offense rose to the challenge and marched 70-yards ending with another 1-yard Murphy run sending the game to over-time. The Gators had first possession and on third down, Nicolas Veronis went 2-yards for the score. Once again, the Gator defense proved rigid sending the Generals to fourth and goal from the thirteen when Gator Tommy Waurishuk made a great open-field tackle ending the game.
SENIORS
Bulldogs 21, Crushers 8
The Bulldogs were led by Robert Clark, who rushed for 109 yards on four carries and scored two touchdowns. Finbar Doyle was the workhorse for the North Mianus offense, carrying the ball 11 times, including a 15-yard gain from scrimmage. Kevin Iobbi made his one carry count, going for 60 yards and a touchdown behind key blocks by Charlie Callahan and James Loughran. Riley Howe was the North Mianus signal-caller for most of the game. He carried four times and completed an 18-yard pass to Loughran. On the defensive side, Danny Ezquivel led North Mianus with 11 tackles, followed by Iobbi with 10, including a quarterback sack and an interception. Also playing well on defense were Conner Butler, Antonio DiLorenzo, Riley Howe. Nick Blum, Loughran (sack), Glenn Niblo, Doyle, Clark, Nick Nelson, Alex Bologna and James Gordon (field goal block).
Mavericks 7, Raiders 0
All of the scoring happened in the second quarter when Glenville's James Budkins burst through the line for a 45-yard touchdown. Budkins added also added the PAT. Trystan Sarcone was solid at quarterback, guiding the Mavs offense. The Mavericks defense bent but did not break, holding BANC on two fourth downs in the red zone . Strong tackling came from Tyler Blizzard, Robby Lanni, Derek Sanatana, Rayan Archbani, and Bailey Savio. The Mavericks line was strong up front with key blocking coming from Calvin Medico, Jimmy McMachan, Emilio Camou , Duncan Jurkowitz, Yuv Nichani and Kinan Khader. The Raiders were led by strong running from Michael Reilly and Tyler Farris. Zach El-Tayyeb had a nice pass reception and Romano Orlando had a strong game at center. Defensively Addison Muir, Steven Mojica, Keon Carter and Matt Morganti also played well for the Raiders.
Gators 20, Generals 13
The Gators got on the scoreboard first when Cassius Johnson went 26 yards for a Touchdown following a key block from Tyler Tautel. The Extra Point was made good by Anthony Ferraro as Nathaniel Steen made a path for him to the goal line. The Gator defense played strong with Spencer Baxter making many solo tackles. Hawk Burns and Jack Carey also had many tackles on defense. Connor Langan recorded a Sack in the General backfield. The Gators opened the second half when QB Anthony Ferraro hit Cassius Johnson on a 70 yard Pass for a Touchdown. Making great blocks down field was Patrick McTiernan & Will Perlman. On the next possession Anthony Ferraro made a dazzling 67 yard Touchdown run following blocker Paul Williams and Michael Busani. The Extra Point was good when Connor Weigold powered his way across the goal line.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Gators scored first, but Reed Aaron's tight coverage forced an incompletion on the extra point. Near the end of the second quarter, Holden Tiedy returned an interception 23 yards to give the Generals great field position. Chris Burdick capitalized with a 5-yard touchdown catch to tie the game. The Generals defense, led by linemen Doug Neviera, Alex Wada, Blake Guerrieri, Ethan Pasquali, Jake Cohen and Nicky Mosher, then held the Gators to preserve the 6-6 tie at the half. After the Gators scored on the first play of the third quarter, the Generals attempted to answer right back, but Cole Hartley's 45-yard touchdown run was called back due to a penalty. The Gators went up 20-6, but the Generals came back behind a 60-yard touchdown reception by Erik Mini to cut the lead to 20-13. The Generals got the ball back with a chance to tie, but came up just short.
GYFL WEEK #6 10/21/2012
BANTAMS
Generals 12, Crushers 0
The Generals played great team defense all game long, keeping the Crushers out of the end zone. Owen Neviera and Jack Bruce led the way defensively for the Generals making several tackles. Cal Breier, Luke Scanlan, Jake Zummo and Ryan Jedlicka added several tackles as well. The Generals scored twice, putting together long scoring drives behind the blocking of Logan Guerrieri, Sebi Lopez, Wyatt Abernethy and Eric Ducret. Luke Christensen opened the scoring with an 8-yard plunge behind a lead block from Jack Putrino. Charlie Johnson scored on a 40-yard reverse to seal the win for the Generals. The Crusher's did a good job of controlling the clock and keeping the Generals off the field with several long drives. The combined offensive line play of Ted Ohls, Clayton Griffin, Will Knight, Trip Williams, Clayton Robinson, Angus Manion, Isaac Akrongold, Teddy Minchin, Quinn Patterson, Will Hollander, Louis Ceci and Will Mairs opened up holes for running back Charlie Kreppein and quarterbacks Christian Mingone and William Carangelo. On defense, it was another big day for the Crushers, who received standout performances from Miles Walker (tipped a pass), William Grimes, Robbie Jolliffe, Ashton Winegartner and Jacopo Marin.
Mavericks 18, Gators 6
The Mavericks started the game on offense with linemen Nicolson Bosile, Joe DiBiase and Mason Moorhead paving the way. The Mavericks registered their first points of the game on a 40-yard run by Jack Cook behind blocks from Cal Rhodie and Steven Sudell. Comizio completed big passes to Jeronimo Camou to pick up significant yardage. The Mavericks picked up their final two TD's on runs by Kobe Comizio. After giving a up a quick touchdown, the Mavericks defense stiffened behind George Hill, Nick Carriello, Cage Lasley, Jack Cook (interception) and Will Esposito (forced fumble). The Riverside Gators received fine defensive performances from Joshua Grijalba, Charlie Zola, Hunter Clark, Tom Intrieri, Alejandro Blanco and Sean Duffy. On the Gators first offensive play Tyler Donnellan threw a screen pass to Clark, who wove his way 60 yards for the touchdown. Helping spring him with nice blocks were Conor Kelly, Jackson Castelli, James Pilc, Griffin Carey and Tom Charlton.
Bulldogs 20, Raiders 6
The Bulldogs struck quickly on their second play from scrimmage, getting a long touchdown run by William Montesi for a 6-0 lead. Logan Galletta, Pierson Delcristo and Luke Ware also ran the ball well for North Mianus. On the defensive side, several Bulldogs made contributions, including Christopher Carvajal, Sam Chard and Jacob Mondschein (fumble recovery). In the second half, an eight-play drive ended with Drew Sheehan finding pay dirt from five yards out. Montesi banged home the extra point to extend the Bulldogs lead to 13-6. The North Mianus defense kept the pressure on, lead by Casey Rozmus, TJ Abbazia, Peter Benda, Cameron Doyle, Auggie Bancroft and Tighe Cumminsky. Montesi capped the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run followed by a Drew Sheehan extra point. The Raiders defense was led by Tony Deluca (sack), Michael Huber (fumble recovery), Daniel Perez (fumble recovery) and Sander Cosia (forced fumble). The Raiders offense was led by the blocking of John Carrera, Mic Dilascia, Daniel Maddox, Jonah Ramachandran, and Teddy Rosenbaum. Jesse Jordan scored the Raiders touchdown with Christopher Walko and Zach Mantione also getting carries.
JUNIORS
Generals 14, Crushers 7
The Generals mounted a methodical drive on their first possession, culminating in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Colin Mulshine to Charlie Ducret. The extra point was denied. Cos Cob answered right back when Vincent Ceci scored from 15 yards out and Jose Riero added the extra point for a 7-6 Crushers lead. Jesse Barber, Jack Spurlock and Eli Fowler opened up big holes for QB Fin Signer and Riera on the drive.
The Generals put together a fourth-quarter drive that ended with the go-ahead score by Owen Gwodz. Boden Groen ran the 2-point conversion.Putnam's highlights included solid quarterback play of Devin Brandes, strong runs by Lucas Degado and Alexander Allan and outstanding blocking by Noni Lopez, Tyler Hipp, John Callahan, Spencer Plavoukos and Jack Gibson. The Crushers did a great job controlling the clock with long drives behind the play of Dylan Fargis, Joseph Mingione, Teddy Bacon, Matt Jester, Brent Wolfsohn, William Gregory and Jack Durvasula. Big blocks by Adam Morris, Sam Akrongold, Carl Cummings and Mitchell Grimes on special teams set up to two big returns by Tyler Dietrich and Riera.
Gators 27, Mavericks 8
Riverside's Cory Johnson scored two TDs on runs of 70 and 38 yards, and Jack Feda added the final two scores on runs of 2 and 6 yards. Strong defensive play by Andrew Nanai and Tommy Waurishuk set the tone after the Mavericks jumped to an 8-0 lead. Long runs by Garrett Murphy and Tucker Slattery set up the Gators. Tyson Comizio ran hard, giving the Mavericks great field position on a punt return. Glenville mounted a scoring threat in the fourth quarter behind the running Peter Santana and Steve Bennett, and blocking of Clayton Ostrover, Tyler Sudell and Brennan Tauber.
Bulldogs 19, Raiders 13
The Bulldogs put together a nine-play drive on the game's first series, ending in a Trey Scotti touchdown for a 6-0 lead. That lead increased to 13-0 on Scott's second TD and Cameron Delcristo's dive into the end zone for the extra pints. Will Reilly's 75-yard TD on a punt return got BANC on the board. Delcristo's 50-yard TD run pushed the Bulldogs' advantage to 19-7 before Chris Wint's 65-yard touchdown gave the Raiders renewed hope. Edward Iuteri, Frank Intrieri Jacob Belmont, Matthew Bologna, Cameron Delcristo and Trey Scotti were very active in keeping the Raiders at bay throughout the first half. Sebastian Villarrobia, Jack Kovac, Daniel Lustosa, Christain Cockerill, Dylan Reynolds, Larry Deluca and Gavin Muir showed resilience on both sides of the ball for BANC.
SENIORS
Generals 20, Crushers 6
Putnam kept its playoff hopes alive with the victory. Alex Wada's key fourth-down tackle kept the Crushers off the board after a long drive on the game's first series. The Generals then went on the march and scored on Chris Burdick's 17-yard TD run behind Nick Mosher's key block. Erik Mini caught the extra point. On the ensuing Crusher possession, Holden Tiedy returned an interception 42 yards for TD and then converted the extra point to make it 14-0. Harry Spiegel had several big tackles to maintain the Generals' 14-0 lead at the half. The Generals added an insurance touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Eric Hadley found Jackson Trimmer for an 8-yard touchdown pass. Danny Lopez and Elia Giannopoulos provided excellent pass coverage to help preserve the victory.The Crushers' lone score came on QB Charlie Knight's 21-yard pass to Bailey Ballone. Defensive lineman Nicholas McIntosh and Bryce Klair had solid games for the Crushers. Offensive lineman Tyler Jester and Chase Piro made some nifty blocks to open holes for Crusher running backs Andrew Hollander and Henry Saleeby.
Mavericks 27, Gators 19
Trystan Sarcone's TD pass on a fourth and goal from the 12 and Jayden Williams' return of an interception ignited the Mavericks as did the blocking Mike Palamarcuik, Lachlan Rosato and Ben Kraniger. On defense, linebackers Robbie Lanni, Ian Pearson and James Budkins led a strong effort to stop the Gators' running game, including a goal-line stand to end the first half. Williams (two interceptions), Bailey Savio and Sarcone provided excellent downfield coverage against the Gators' passing game. The Gators started quickly on offense when Anthony Ferraro busted loose on a 72-yard touchdown following lead blocker Alex Tucker. Key blocks on the play were made from Tackle Peyton Larkin and Guard Kevin Jordan. The Extra Point was good when Cassius Johnson dove into the right corner of the Goal Line. The Gator defense was led by Paul Williams and Nathaniel Steen who gave an awesome effort all 4 quarters. The Gators scored again when Quarterback Connor Weigold threaded the football in the air to Anthony Ferraro for a 48-yard Touchdown pass. The Gators' final score came when Cassius Johnson did an amazing job blocking on Anthony Ferraro's 11-yard run. Alex Nanai and Will Perlman did a great job holding their blocks all game.
Bulldogs 25, Raiders 0
Nick Blum completed 5 of 7 passes for 67 yards and a TD while Kevin Iobbi rushed for 125 yards and a TD on 11 carries as the North Mianus Bulldogs won in a rout. Robert Clark recorded a two-yard TD run and James Gordon returned a Raiders' fumble 38 yards for North Mianus's final touchdown. Blum's touchdown pass was a 26-yard strike to Nick Nelson on a post pattern. Michael McGrath was on the receiving end of another Blum pass and advanced the ball 22 yards on a nifty run after catch. On defense, Danny Ezquivel and Iobbi led the charge with six tackles each, followed by Brandon Wilson with five. Iobbi also accounted for the strip that led to Gordon's fumble-recovery touchdown. In addition to his defensive touchdown, Gordon recored four tackles and a quarterback-hurry. Loughran also made four tackles, followed by Finbar Doyle with three. Rounding out the defensive effort was Glenn Niblo and Clark with two tackles, For BANC, Steven Mojica, Charles Courtenay, Jason Otis and JJ Hartwell played well on defense, making numerous tackles. James Huber and Michael Reilly had some nice runs for the Raider offense behind the blocking of Addison Muir.