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GYFL WEEK #5 10/14/2012

BANTAMS
Bulldogs 19, Mavericks 7
The Bulldogs played tough defensively in the first quarter, stopping the Mavericks on their opening drive with tackles by Drew Sheehan, Auggie Bancroft, Christopher Carvajal, William Montesi, Connor Sobieri and Casey Rozmus. After an early turnover, the Bulldogs' offense gained its footing, led by quarterback Luke Ware and a 25-yard touchdown run by Logan Galletta. The blocking of Sam Chard, TJ Abbazia and Jonathan Doylefor paved the way for Galletta. The Bulldogs' opening drive in the second half was marked by a 70-yard touchdown run by Montesi behind the blocking of Julian Chudy, Mathew Chioditti and TJ Abbazia. The Bulldogs continued to move the ball on offense, led by quarterback John McGrath and offensive standouts Casey Rozmus, Davies Peck, William Janis, Patrick O'Brien, Sam Sardone, Randall Feda, Nate Trogni and Cameron Doyle. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs' defense held its ground thanks to Grayson Tella, Chris Tella, and Peter Benda to close out with the victory. The Mavericks had several strong performances, including a 60-yard run by Jack Cook behind the blocking of Cal Rohdie and Mason Moorhead. As time ran down, the Mavericks punched into the end zone on a run by Kobe Comizio. The Mavericks then converted on the point-after on a pass from Comizio to Jimmy O'Malley. Defensively, O'Malley led the way for Glenville, which also received strong performances from Sam Hall, Ben Epstein and Nicolson Bosile.
Generals 14 Raiders 0
The Generals started off strong, jumping out to an early 14-0 lead over the Raiders before holding on behind some solid defense. Bryce Metalios led the offense on two long scoring drives that were capped by one of his own touchdowns and one by Charlie Johnson. The scoring drives were led by solid blocking from Eric Ducret, Carsten Weis, Jack Putrino and Quinn Warwick. The defense was once again led by Logan Guerrieri, Luke Christensen, Wilson Evans, Justin Zych, James Baab, Luke Scanlan and Jackson Wolfram.The BANC defense played well throughout most of the game, with Jesse Jordan recording two interceptions, one preventing a two-point conversion. Also standing out on defense were Tony Deluca (fumble recovery), James Rinello and Walter Scott. The Raiders' offense was led by quarterback Dylan Maloney with excellent blocking provided by Jack Dunn, Jacinto Leal, Ethen Magtibay, Zach Mantione, Eric Meyer and Jack Ryan.
Crushers 13, Gators 7 (OT)
The Crushers' defense kept the Gators out of the end zone on seven of eight possessions, highlighted by the play of Hugo Mark, Bobby Grudzinski, Robby Joliffe, Reed Signer, Alex Hazlett, William Grimes and Louis Ceci. On offense, great blocking by Will Mairs, Miles Walker and Thomas O'Hagan helped Cos Cob find the end zone, including a 39-yard touchdown sprint down the left sideline by QB Christian Mingione. Harrison McKenzie ran in the extra point to tie the game at 7. In overtime, Drew Kral found the end zone for a quick score, putting the Crushers up 13-7. Cos Cob's defense did the rest, including a third-down sack by David Faugno. The Gators scored on their second possession of the day, getting a 47-yard run by Hunter Clark. Paving the way for the score were Conor Kelly, Jack Holl, Tom Charlton, Alejandro Blanco, Jack Zola and James Pilc. Clark ran for the extra point behind Tom Intrieri. Defensively, fine performances were turned in by Sean Duffy, Alejandro Blanco, Charlie Zola, Intrieri, Clark and Holl.
JUNIORS
Mavericks 27, Bulldogs 14
Trailing early, Glenville's Jack Warren broke free for a 72-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage behind terrific blocking from Joe Fernandez, Stephen Bennett and Hayden Kistler. Tysen Comizio provided the PAT. The Mavericks got the ball back with 10 seconds remaining in the half, just enough time for Hayden Kistler to find Lance Large for a 30-yard touchdown completion. Stephen Bennett provided the Mavericks with their final touchdown in the fourth quarter behind the blocking of John Wailgum and Peter Santana. The Mavericks' defense provided the offense with good field position most of the game led by Aengus Rosato, who added several tackles to his first-half fumble recovery. The Bulldogs started strong, marching down the field behind the 1-2 punch of Trey Scotti and Cameron DelCristo. Nate Allen's first-down run kept the momentum rolling. Great blocking by Nick Fata and Frank Intrieri helped DelCristo get in for the score and extra point. On defense, Spencer Wardell, Ian Foster, Matt Bologna, Ed Iuteri, Jack O'Gorman, Scott Dayton, Intreiri (fumble recovery), JQ Norrgard and John Zuccerella played well. On the Bulldogs' final drive, Foster and Scotti bulldozed to lead the way, with QB Quinn Fox handing off to Scotti for the touchdown and Foster for the extra point.
Generals 20, Raiders 13
The Raiders got on the scoreboard first, but the Generals answered back with a long drive, capped by a 24-yard touchdown run by Colin Mulshine. The Generals' offensive line was tremendous all day, led by Tyler Hipp, John Callahan, Harrison Barth and Spencer Plavoukos. Also, center Jack Ludington had yet another flawless day snapping the ball in the shotgun. Trailing 13-6 at the half, Putnam began the third quarter with a scoring drive to take the lead. Led by Ryan Messina and Alexander Allan, the Generals were able to find paydirt, closing the gap to 13-12. Putnam got the ball back in the fourth quarter and began a methodical march down field, led by the power running of Boden Groen and Owen Gwozdz. On fourth-and-goal from the 2, Mulshine found the end zone, giving the Generals a narrow five-point lead. The 2-point conversion was caught by Ryan Messina. In the closing moments, Chase and Whit Stahl made outstanding tackles to keep the Raiders off the board. The Raiders scored first when Chris Wint recovered a fumble in mid-air caused by Will Reilly for a touchdown. BANC drove the field led by outstanding blocking from Sebastian Villarrobia, Maurizio Arango, Christain Cockerill and Glen Rivas. Wint finished the drive with a touchdown run. With the Generals on their own 15-yard line and time running out in the first half, Gavin Muir intercepted a Generals' pass and returned it to the 5 before being stopped as time expired. A defensive battle continued throughout the second half with superb effort and tackling from BANC's Max Kaicher, Larry Deluca, Eddie Doyle and Will Reilly.
Gators 16, Crushers 8
The Gators started on offense and scored when Cory Johnson found the end zone from 18 yards out. Jack Feda added the two-point conversion. The Crushers' offense responded quickly, grinding out a 15-play drive that resulted in a touchdown. Cos Cob running backs Jose Riera and Miles combined for a series of powerful runs behind the blocking of Tyler Dietrich, Nolan Connerty, Eli Fowler and Mitchell Grimes. Cos Cob quarterback Fin Signer scored a 10-yard keeper to get the Crushers on the board. Recchia made a diving catch for the 2-point conversion. From deep in their own territory, Cos Cob's Jackson Chamberlain and Nicholas Wright cleared the way for Johnson to race 81 yards for his second touchdown of day. Matthew Pilc added the 2-point conversion. Defense ruled in the second half, with Riverside's Mitchell Finklestein, Quentin Hall, Joseph McCurdy, Udayvir Singh, Jason Tautel and Feda (interception) leading the way. Riverside's Nicholas Veronis ran well. For the Crushers, Teddy Bacon, Brent Wolfson, and Charles Achoa stood out on defense.
SENIORS
Bulldogs 33, Mavericks 26
Bulldogs' quarterback Nick Blum threw a long strike to Nick Nelson for a 56-yard touchdown to opening the scoring and give North Mianus a lead it would not relinquish. After the North Mianus defense got the ball back, Blum went right back to work, connecting with Nelson again, this time on a curl rout for 32 yards. The long pass led to a Robert Clark touchdown. On the next offensive series, the Bulldogs went to the ground, handing off to Kevin Iobbi, who broke free for a 58-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs continued to pursue on defense as James Loughran and Riley Howe each made great open-field tackles before the end of the half. In the second half, Kevin Iobbi would add another TD. On defense James Loughran (fumble recovery), Ezquivel, Alex Bologna, Charlie Callahan and James Gordon all stood out. Clark added a 45-yard TD run to round out the scoring. The Mavericks played from behind, never giving up. Down 14-0 in the second quarter, quarterback Trystan Sarcone connected with Oliver Warren on a 25-yard pass play. The long pass set up Ian Pearson's 3-yard touchdown run. Trailing 21-6 in the third quarter, Sarcone passed to Tyler Blizzard for a 19-yard score. Later on, Blizzard returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown. James Budkins, who had a strong day running the ball, added the PAT. Bailey Savio closed out the Mavericks' scoring in the fourth quarter with a 12-yard run. Budkins again added the PAT. Rayan Archbani, Emilio Camou, Joe Caridi, Kinan Khader, Calvin Medico, Yuv Nichani, Walter Stratton and Kai Thompsen all made strong contributions for the Mavericks.
Raiders 19, Generals 0
After each defense held on the first offensive possessions, the Raiders' Tyler Farris returned a punt 40 yards to the Generals' 10-yard line. Keon Carter took the next snap and ran the ball in for the touchdown. The Raider defense, led by Ryan Chamba, Matthew Vera and Jason Otis, forced the Generals to punt again. With Zaire House and Zach El-Tayyeb making some key blocks, Farris scored to put the Raiders up 13-0. On offense, Peter Ryan, Matthew Weller and Romano Orlando did a nice job all day opening holes for the BANC runners. Late in the game, the Raiders sealed the win when Carter intercepted a Generals' pass and scored. The Generals fumbled on their opening possession, but defense rose to the occasion led by an Ethan Pasquali, who made a tackle behind the line of scrimmage to keep the Raiders from scoring. Elia Giannopoulos also contributed a fumble recovery for the Generals' defense in the first half. The Putnam defense held the Raiders out of the end zone in the second half, led by Ben Frey, Brenden Whiteley, Aedan Lewis, Jackson Trimmer and Ryan Mulshine, who had a big fourth-down stop in the third quarter. The Generals struggled to get going on offense, but Jake Rogers, Sam Jenkins and Jackson Rubich all contributed some good blocking throughout the day.
Gators 19, Crushers 7
Riverside's Spencer Baxter and Dylan Pollack made some nice tackles to force a Cos Cob punt on their opening possession. The Gators were able to get on the scoreboard when quarterback Connor Weigold connected with Anthony Ferraro for a 58-yard touchdown pass. Running Back Jack Carey gave an enormous effort to convert the Extra Point but was inches short of the goal line. The Gators closed out the half when the "Hurray Up" Offense kicked in and scored when Anthony Ferraro sprinted from 16 yards out to reach Pay Dirt. Making key blocks on the play were Patrick McTiernan and Kevin Wright. The Gators kept the Crushers out of the end zone the second half thanks to the fine play of Nathaniel Steen and Rodrigo Blanco. Riverside's final touchdown of the game came when Cassius Johnson raced 70 yards for a score following lead blocks by Alex Nanai and Paul Williams. The PAT was good when Michael Bussani plowed his way through the goal line. Bussani also made an amazing 30 yard run but was short of the goal line to close out the game. The Crushers' lone touchdown was a 15-yard run by Bailey Ballone. Andrew Hollander scored the extra point. Offensive lineman Chase Piro, Gianni Lorquet, Tyler Jester, and Christian Novakowski gave good protection to quarterbacks Jackson Fretty and Charlie Knight . They also opened up some big holes for strong runs by Henry Saleeby. On defense, Nicholas Mcintosh, Anthony Davis, Whit Knight and Jose Orellana all stood out.
GYFL WEEK #4 10/07/2012

BANTAMS

Bulldogs 19, Gators 6

The Bulldogs spotted the Gators six points before roaring back. The Bulldogs took a 7-6 lead on a four-play drive, culiminating in a TD pass from John McGrath to Casey Rozmus. Auggie Bancroft's 30-yard pass to McGrath and a 15-yard run by Jacob Mondschein highlighted the drive. Drew Sheehan's long TD in the second half, following excellent blocking and running from Chris Carvajal, added to the Bulldog total. The Bulldogs were led on defense by Connor Sobieri, TJ Abbazia, Cameron Doyle, Christopher Tella and Jonathan Doyle. Riverside opened the game on defense and held with tackles by Jack Holl, Tom Intrieri, Alejandro Blanco and Hunter Clark. At the beginning of the second quarter Riverside drove down the field with nice runs by Clark, Blanco and Laces Zola. With the ball placed on the 1-yard line, Clark took it in for the score behind center Tom Intrieri. The 2-point conversion failed.
Generals 14, Mavericks 0
Logan Guerrieri's sack for a safety opened up the scoring in this tight defensive battle. The Generals' defense was solid all game, led by Justin Zych, Ryan Jedlicka, Drew Stamos and Carsten Weis. Roman Moniz, Matthew Trimmer, Owen Neviera and Oliver Kennon each recorded a sack. Charlie Johnson and Luke Christensen had long TD runs to seal the victory. The Mavericks received offensive support on Jimmy O'Malley's running and a key completion from Kobe Comizio to Cage Lasley. Defensively, the Mavericks received outstanding efforts from Jack Cook, who forced a fumble, Jeronimo Camou, who recovered a fumble for the second week in a row, and Joe DiBiase, who registered a punishing solo tackle.
Raiders 12, Crushers 0
The Raiders' Jesse Jordan scored a touchdown in each half, the first from 60 yards out. Jack Caruso, Ethan Magtibay, Teddy Rosenbaum, Christopher Walko and Sena Honzawa led the blocking efforts. Louis Koletas had a great all-around game, including forcing a fumble recovered by Dylan Maloney. Danny Estrella added an interception. The Crushers' defense was led by Will Knight, who made several tackles behind the line of scrimmage and recovered a fumble forced on a hard tackle by Reed Signer and Miles Walker. Alex Hazlett made a great behind-the-line tackle to force a fumble, which Walker recovered. David Faugno, Christian Mingione, Robbie Joliffe, Bobby Grudzinski and Chris Bassalik also had big plays on defense. QB Jake Shreders had a solid game with runs of 14, 12 and 7 yards.
JUNIORS
Gators 27, Bulldogs 6
The Gators started strong with Garrett Murphy completing a 70-yard pass to Cory Johnson for the game's first score. Murphy then completed a 10-yard pass to Matthew Pilc for 2-points. Andrew Nanai recovered a Bulldog fumble, preceding Johnson's 23-yard TD dash. Gator Jack Feda intercepted a pass on the next series, returning the ball to near midfield. Behind the blocking of Harrison Kilberg and Matthew Russell, Hunter Cusimano ran 46 yards for a score. Cusimano's 62-yard scoring run added to the Gators' tally. Nicholas Veronis rushed for the point-after to finish the scoring. Turnovers plagued the offense, but strong defensive work by Jake Belmont and Hayden Sherr kept the Bulldogs in the game. The punt return squad performed well with good blocking by Matt Bologna leading to decent field position. Finally, in the closing minutes of the first half great defensive work by Cormac Doyle, Jack O'Gorman, Andrew Daur and Tyler Rozmus stopped the Gators cold. The third quarter brought more strong defensive work from Andrew Dauer and Jacob Belmont. The Bulldogs cracked the scoring column as Cooper Moore broke free on a fourth and short for 40-plus yards, followed by Trey Scotti's scoring run up the middle.
Generals 7, Mavericks 6
Down 6-0 in the fourth quarter, the Generals, behind the blocking of Jack Ludington, Cristobal Isaacs and Will Bingle, pounded away short-yardage gains until Boden Groen took the ball to the outside, broke multiple tackles and ran 30 yards to inside the Mavericks' 5-yard line. From there, Colin Mulshine scored on a QB sneak. Mulshine, behind the blocks of Groen and Owen Gwozdz, scored on the conversion to give the Generals the victory. Callum Abernethy, Spencer Hartley and Devin Brandes led the General defense. The Mavericks scored on their first possession, going 35 yards behind the solid running of Jack Warren and Tysen Gomizio and a 12-yard pass to Brett Williams from Hayden Kistler. Jack Warren scored on a 6-yard run behind the blocks of Joe Kraninger, Victor DelVecchio and Nick Addison.
Crushers 25, Raiders 6
The Crushers' offensive line opened up holes for the backs seemingly at will. Joe Mingione, Jesse Barber, Nolan Connerty, Eli Fowler, Brent Wolfson, Carl Cummings, Tyler Dietrich, Michael Grabel and Jack Spurlock all contributing to a big scoring day. The Crushers got on the board first when Dietrich picked up a fumble he caused and ran the ball to the Banc 15-yard line. RB Jose Riera ran for 11 yards with QB Fin Signer sealing the score with a 1-yard run into the end zone. The next TD series came behind a balanced running attack by Riera, Vincent Ceci and Miles Recchia with Signer again scoring on a 17-yard end around to make the score 13-0. Ceci, Recchia, Riera and Signer combined again for two more TDs. On defense Will Jones and Jack McBreiairty combined for a QB sack to hold Banc, and Jose Riera recovered a fumble to end a Banc drive. Matt Jester, Mitchell Grimes and Vincent Ceci all had big games with Ceci making several open-field tackles to keep Banc off the scoreboard. With the score 13-0 in second quarter, Banc scored on a Chris Wint 50-yard run up the middle. Excellent efforts by Jaden Kennedy, Christain Perez and Devin Mojica on the line enabled a solid ground attack. Superb play by Christain Stanback and Will Reilly on the outside helped contain Cos Cob offense.
SENIORS
Gators 12, Bulldogs 7
The Gator defense rose to the occasion to stop the tough Bulldogs, keyed by Kevin Wright's four sacks. Paul Williams and Alex Nanai brought pressure on just about every play. Linebacker Conor Weigold recovered a Bulldog fumble that gave the Gators the ball. Two plays later RB Cassius Johnson galloped 48 yards for a touchdown as tackle Peyton Larkin made a key block. The PAT failed. The Gators scored again when QB Anthony Ferraro followed Chris D'Armino's block for a 9-yard touchdown run. In the fourth quarter with 38 seconds to go, the Bulldogs had 4th-and-1 on the Gator 1-yard line. At the snap, Alex Nanai, Nathaniel Steen and Kevin Wright crashed the line hitting the Bulldog ballcarrier first, then Paul Williams, Alex Tucker, Anthony Ferraro and D'Armino pushed the Bulldogs back.
Generals 7, Mavericks 6
The Generals broke into the win column in a tightly contested defensive struggle. The Generals got off to a strong start, forcing a 3-and-out by the Mavs. Reed Aaron then tackled the Mavs punter for a large loss to set the Generals up in great field position. Holden Tiedy scored on a 24 yard run, but a penalty nullified the TD. The Generals couldn't convert from there. Aedan Lewis and Blake Guerrieri combined for a big fourth-down stop on the Mavs' second drive. The Mavs finally broke through in the second quarter when James Budkins ran in from five yards out. The big play in the drive was Trystan Sarcone's 30-yard pass to Oliver Warren. Jackson Trimmer, Chris Burdick and Eric Hadley combined to stop the Mavs just short on the extra point. The Generals then answered right back on a long drive that was capped by Cole Hartley's 6-yard TD run. Tiedy scored the winning extra point. The Generals' defense held the score there as Erik Mini made several hard sacks and Jake Cohen and Nick Mosher stopped the Mavs' power running game. The Mavericks' defense played hard all day lead by Tyler Blizzard, Lachlan Rosato, Derek Santana, Ian Pearson, Mike Palamarcuik, Will Kolman, Rob Lanni, and Ben Kraninger.
Raiders 26, Crushers 0
The Raiders set the tone early as Tyler Farris scored on the first play from scrimmage. Michael Reilly added the extra point for a 7-0 lead. Reilly added a touchdown a few plays later on a 46 yard run to put the Raiders up 13-0. The Raider defense, led by Addison Muir, Matthew Morganti and Jack Barter, was strong all day. After the defense stopped the Crushers on the 1-yard line, Peter Ryan opened a nice hole with a great block, springing Farris for a 94-yard TD run and a 20-0 lead. Jesus Salcedo, Aidan Munnelly and Pablo Benguria played well all day in the Raiders' first win. The Raiders added another touchdown when Keon Carter recovered a fumble and ran in it for six more. The Crushers played a hard-fought game, with the offensive line paving the way for several strong runs by Charlie Knight and Bailey Bollone. The line play of Chase Piro and Michael Tassone held Banc runners at bay with linebackers Andrew Triscari, Colton D'Agostino and Henry Saleeby all making big plays.
GYFL WEEK #3 9/30/2012

BANTAMS
Gators 19, Raiders 8

On the first play from scrimmage, Riverside quarterback Hunter Clark found tight end Conor Kelly for a 60-yard touchdown. Blocking on the play was provided by Tyler Donnellan, Tom Intrieri and Tom Charlton. After a fine defensive series with tackles by Matt Sisca, Alejandro Blanco, and Jack Zola, the offense took over again. The Gators moved steadily down the field to the 25 on runs by Blanco, Zola and Donnellan with blocks from Sean Duffy, Flynn Milledge and Henry Kliavkoff. With possession on the BANC 35-yard line Clark again weaved through the defense for his second touchdown of the game. Blocking was provided by James Pilc and Kliavkoff. Zola converted the PAT with a run behind Charlton and Holl. For BANC, excellent blocking contributions were made by John Carrera, Jacinto Leal, Zach Mantione, Jack Ryan, and Mic Dilascia In the second half the Raiders put together a successful drive with Daniel Perez scoring the touchdown and Jesse Jordan the two-point conversion. Sander Cosia and Tony Deluca both had good days at center. Defensively, the Raiders were led by Mason Muir and Daniel Estrella as well as Myson Cummings.
Generals 18, Bulldogs 7
The Generals were led by two long touchdown runs by Charlie Johnson and one tough scoring run by Luke Christensen. Great blocking was provided by Logan Guerrieri, Wyatt Abernathy, Jack Putrino and Roman Moniz. It was a total team effort on defense for the Generals, led by the tackling of Wilson Evans, Eric Ducret, Drew Stamos and Sebastian Lopez and a key fourth quarter interception by Gavin West. The Bulldogs got on the board first in the second quarter when TJ Abbazia, Casey Rozmus and Peter Benda paved the way for a William Montesi touchdown run. Drew Sheehan added the extra point conversion. On defense, the Generals received standout performances by Jonathan Doyle, Tighe Cumminskey, Sam Chard, Grayson Tella, Nate Trogni and Benda. On offense, Sam Sardone contributed to the Putnam cause.
Mavericks 14, Crushers 6
The Mavericks took control early on with an 18-yard run by Kobe Comizio followed by a 30-yard dash down to the 4-yard line by Jimmy O'Malley. The Mavericks first score then came on a 1-yard run by Comizio behind lead blocking from Mikie Grbic and Mason Moorhead. The Mavericks defense was stingy all day, lead by George Hill, Cage Lasley, Jack Cook, Will Esposito, Drew Boutry, Tommy Healey and Joe DiBiase. Jeronimo Camou recovered a fumble and intercepted a Crushers pass. With 20 seconds left in the game, the Mavericks moved down field on pass connections from Comizio to Lasely, culminating in a touchdown with four seconds left on the clock. Cos Cob offensive linemen Quinn Patterson and Trip Williams controlled the line of scrimmage early, allowing Rick Kral to scamper down the left sideline for a 61-yard touchdown. Clayton Griffin, Hugo Marks and Louis Ceci also contributed strong offensive line play. The Crushers defense also played well, led by Alex Hazlett, Charlie Kreppein, Wolf Hill, Ted Ohls, David Faugno, Jake Shreders and Christian Mingone.
JUNIORS
Gators 20, Raiders 12
Riverside's Cory Johnson scored the game's first touchdown from 21 yards out. The scoring drive was made possible by the offensive line play of Colin Miles, Jason Tautel and center Alvaro Borrego. Garrett Murphy added the 2-point PAT. The Gators defense held strong behind Andrew Grijalba and Quintin Hall, returning the ball to the offense and setting up a 26-yard scoring run by Johnson for a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. BANC would answer in the second quarter when Chris Wint made multiple defenders miss on his 60-yard scamper for a touchdown. BANC pulled the game to within two points on Wint's second rushing touchdown, going into the half trailing 14-12. The second half opened with the Raiders moving the ball. With BANC facing a 4th-and-5 from the 47, Riverside's Andrew Nanai came up with a clutch sack to end the threat. Murphy opened the fourth quarter by finishing a drive with a 2-yard touchdown. Tommy Waurishuk's play on defense helped seal the Gators' win. Standouts on defense for the Raiders included Eddie Doyle, Dylan Reynolds, Will Reilly and Jaden Kennedy. Running backs Larry Deluca and Gavin Muir also played well.
Generals 14, Bulldogs 6
The Bulldogs put together a long drive on their first possession, but the strong defensive play of Putnam's Peter Scopelleti, Boden Groen, Cristobal Isaacs, Davis Whiteley and Jack Ludington ended the threat. The Bulldogs defense was equal to the task, but Generals' punter Toby Turnbull, and strong downfield coverage by Preston Bitteker helped Putnam win the field position battle. The Generals got on the scoreboard just before halftime when Colin Mulshine hit Charlie Ducret in the back of the end zone for a 10-yard score. Tied at 6-6 in the fourth quarter, Mulshine dashed 75 yards to put the Generals ahead 12-6. A key block on the outside by Owen Gwozdz helped spring Mulshine. On the extra point attempt, Alexander Allan zipped the ball just out of reach of the safety to Charlie Ducret, who made a diving catch to close the scoring. The Bulldogs, down a running back, called on Cameron Delcristo and Trey Scotti to step in, and both gave a strong effort. Offensive linemen Frank Intrieri and Hayden Scherr also played well. Key defensive plays by Jake Belmont and Jack O'Gorman kept the game close. Showing bright prospects for the future, Frankie Toscano, Luca Trogni, Cormac Doyle, JQ Norrgard, and Billy Goggins and Hunter Gruenstrass shined on offense.
Crushers 14, Mavericks 6
The Crusher's got on the board first when Jose Riera returned a punt 65 yards to the end zone. Key blocks by Jack Durvasala and Adam Morris helped spring Riera free. Riera added the extra point, following a block by Jesse Barber. In the 4th quarter, the Crushers put together a 13-play drive lead by Vincent Ceci, Miles Recchia and Riera, who added another touchdown. Offensive linemen Dylan Fargis, Charlie Jones, Nick Winegardner, Sam Akrongold, Carl Cummings and Brent Wolfson helped Cos Cob move the chains. Fumble recoveries by Teddy Bacon and Tyler Dietrich highlighted the Cos Cob defense. For the Mavericks, Hayden Kistler found Lance Large in the flat for a 60-yard touchdown and Glenville's only score. Kaden Butler, Joe Fernandez and Joe Kraninger cleared the way up front on offense. Defensively, the Mavericks received strong contributions from Michael Klein, Tysen Comizio, Aengus Rosato and Van Thompson.
SENIORS
Gators 24, Raiders 7
The Gators offense went to work quickly with Cassius Johnson busting loose for a 65-yard touchdown following a key block by Chris D'Arminio. On the next Riverside possession, wide receiver Nathaniel Steen to set up another touchdown, this one from 3 yards out by running back Alex Tucker, who followed the block of Alex Nanai. On defense, inside linebacker Rodrigo Blanco intercepted a pass that was deflected by Paul Williams. Back on offense, quarterback Anthony Ferraro tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Patrick McTiernan. The Gators final touchdown came when Ferraro fired a 5 yard pass to Will Perlman. The Gators sealed the victory late in the 4th quarter with a Ferraro interception. Other defensive standouts for the Gators included Connor Langan, Paul Williams, Spencer Baxter and Haak Burns For the Raiders, Addison Muir, Steven Mojica, James Otis and Charles Courtenay made some nice tackles on defense. On the offensive side, the blocking of Peter Ryan and Tyler Yusi helped the BANC offense to move the ball. Tyler Farris scored BANC's lone touchdown with Michael Reilly adding the extra point. BANC had a 7-6 halftime lead but could not score again. JJ Hartwell and Zaire House also had solid games for the Raiders.
Bulldogs 34, Generals 20
Kevin Iobbi was a one-man offense for the Bulldogs, rushing for 199 yards on 10 carries while scoring four touchdowns and adding three PATs. North Mianus' quarterback also completed three passes and intercepted one on defense to spark the Bulldogs' win. Robert Clark added a touchdown on a 30-yard interception return and Michael McGrath rushed for a point-after to round out the scoring. On defense, Danny Ezquivel (nine tackles), Alex Bologna, James Loughran, Finbar Doyle, Glenn Niblo, Nick Nelson, Riley Howe, Conner Butler, James Gordon (blocked PAT), Antonio DiLorenzo, T.J. Peck and Brandon Wilson all played well. Putnam's Reed Aaron had an interception on the second play of the game, giving the Generals excellent field position. Two plays later Holden Tiedy scored a 29-yard touchdown behind a great block from Danny Lopez. Trent Newman later added a 10-yard touchdown reception with a 2-point extra point kick from Erik Mini. Cole Hartley broke free for a 52-yard run behind blocks from Jake Rogers and Ryan Mulshine. Hartley found the end zone two plays later to finish Putnam's scoring. Eric Hadley and Chris Burdick contributed on defense for the Generals.
Mavericks 14, Crushers 0
The Mavericks used a power ground game to control the clock most of the first quarter. At the beginning of the second quarter, James Budkins broke free for a 26- yard touchdown run and added the PAT for a 7-0 lead. Paving the way for Budkins were Kai Thompsen, Jimmy McMachan. Yuv Nichani, Will Kolman, Ben Kraninger, and Mike Palamarcuik. In the third quarter, Walter Stratton caused a fumble at the Crushers 3-yard line. Glenville's Ian Pearce punched it in and Budkins again added the PAT to make it 14-0. On defense, Glenville's Oliver Warren, Lachlan Rosato, Duncan Jurkowitz, Tyler Blizzard, Jaden Williams, Rob Lanni, Derek Santana and Trystan Sarcone contributed to the shutout Late in the fourth quarter Crushers went to the air with clutch receptions by Charlie Knight, Bailey Ballone, and tight end Henry Saleeby. Defensively Cos Cob played well, lead by Philip Raviele, Bryce Klair, Tyler Jester, Andrew Triscari, Bailey Ballone, and Michael Tassone.
GYFL WEEK #2 9/23/2012
BANTAMS
Raiders 15 - Mavericks 0

The Banc Raiders and Glenville Mavericks played great defense on Sunday as there was no scoring until four minutes left in the first half. It was then that Danny Estrella sprinted around the end for a 60 yard touchdown. The extra point was scored by Jesse Jordan. The second half was a similar story with great defense and one offensive score by the Raiders’ Michael Huber with the extra point run in by Mason Muir. Fine blocking contributions during the game by Jack Caruso, Tony Deluca, Jonah Ramachandran, Jack Dunn, and Eric Meyer. Contributing to the shut out with their excellent line play were Brendan Frost, Myson Cummings, and Sena Honzawa. The Mavericks started out moving the ball well, with strong ball running by Cage Lasley, Kobe Comizio and Jack Cook. Defensively the Mavericks had impressive efforts from defensive guard George Hill who managed to register numerous tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Mason Moorhead and Tommy Healey also had strong games defensively.
Generals 28 - Gators 6
The Generals had great contributions from the entire team to pull out a great victory. On offense Charlie Johnson ran for 2 long touchdown runs of 60 and 45 yards on the first 2 possessions. Tommy Harford and Quinn Warwick both caught 2 point conversion passes from Bryce Metalios. Braden Tuttle had an 8 yard touchdown run and Gavin West rounded out the scoring with a 45 yard touchdown run. It was a total team effort on Defense with Cal Breier , Carston Weis, James Baab and Jake Zumo leading the way. The Gator bantams got off to a rough start Sunday morning but fought hard the entire game. Offensively Hunter Clark scored on a 55 yard run with blocks by Sean Duffy, Flynn Milledge and Matt Sisca opening the way. Jack Zola and Alejandro Blanco also had some nice gains behind Tom Intrieri, Tom Charlton and Conor Kelly. On the defensive side Charlie Zola made some nice tackles from the defensive back spot. Henry Kliavkoff and Sean Duffy made some outstanding stops up front. Also making good contributions were Logan Smith, James Pilc and Joshua Grijalba.
Bulldogs 19 - Crushers 7
The opening Bulldog drive was sparked by a couple of 20 yard runs from Drew Sheehan and William Montesi. The drive was backed by the strong blocking of Jonathan Doyle, Peter Brenda, TJ Abbazia, Julian Chudy and Matthew Chioditti. As both teams dug-in, the Bulldog's defense was put to the test. Key plays by hard-hitting Nate Trogni, Rees Abbett and Jacob Mondschein prevented the Crushers from scoring. In the second quarter, Logan Galletta broke open for a 40 yard touch-down run. Auggie Bancroft had a key defensive stop. William Montesi threw a fifty yard pass play to a fleeting John McGrath who scampered down the sidelines for a touchdown. The second half was a defensive battle. The Crushers were on the move but key tackles from Pierson Delcristo, Patrick O'Brien, Davies Peck and Connor Sobieri, prevented any further scores. On offense the Bulldogs continued to move the ball behind the strong quarterbacking of Luke Ware. Bulldog fullback Christopher Carvajal was tough up the middle with some big runs. With the Bulldogs driving toward the end zone in the second quarter on the Crusher 20, defensive lineman Chris Bassalik forced a fumble when he tackled the Bulldog quarterback in the backfield. Cos Cob guard Angus Manion then pounced on the ball for the turnover. Six plays later the Crushers were in the end zone highlighted by RB Will Grimes scampers for 7 and an exciting 33 yard dash. Quarterback William Carangelo ran a keeper of 8 yards and sneak of 1 yard, to set up the 1 yard touchdown run by back Robbie Jolliffe. The drive was also highlighted by strong offensive blocking by Isaac Akrongold and Ashton Weingardner. Grimes ran in the extra point to make the score Bulldogs 13, Crushers 7. The game was also highlighted by strong defensive play by lineman Bobby Grudzinski who had a sack, a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and a forced fumble.
JUNIORS
Mavericks 14 -Raiders 0

Looking for their first win of the season the Maverick Defense set the tone early by holding the Raiders to a 3 and out on their first 3 offensive series of the game. The Defense was led by Stephen Bennett, Aengus Rosato, Joe Fernandez & Tyler Sudell. The Mavericks sustained 2 long drives in the first half against the Banc Raiders which featured a beautiful catch and run by Luc Thibeault and inside running by Rob Pedicano and Julian Ribushofski. After a scoreless first half the Mavericks offense came alive culminating in a Hayden Kistler touchdown followed by a Brett Williams touchdown and two point conversion to go ahead 14-0. Tyler Sudell and Victor DelVecchio played well upfront opening up holes for the mavericks. The game was scoreless going into the third quarter thanks to interceptions by Raider’s Dylan Reynolds and Max Kaicher stopping two consecutive drives. Determined line play by Devin Mojica, Jack Caruso, Christain Perez, Sebastian Villarrobia and Xavier Suro helped keep the game within reach until the final whistle.
Gators 14- Generals 7
The Gators started on offense and moved the ball well behind the blocking of Nicolas Wright and Jackson Chamberlain, but the Generals defense stiffened and the Gators were forced to turn over the ball on downs deep in Putnam territory. The second quarter started with Gator Andrew Nanai making a huge tackle on 4th and short. Cory Johnson wasted no time in clearing the defense and dashing 43 yards for the games first score. Jack Feda pushed hard to give the Gators an 8-point lead. Solid defensive plays by Joseph Dowling forced the Generals to punt. Johnson received the punt and ran 62-yards behind excellent open field blocking. The Generals took possession in the third quarter and marched down the field but were stopped by the excellent play of Alex Hanna and Sammy Nadler. Solid running by Nicholas Veronis continued to push the Gator cause. With the Generals moving the ball well in the fourth quarter, Gator Joseph McCurdy intercepted a pass. In another nail-biter, the Riverside Gators bested their cross town rivals the Putnam Generals 14-7. The Generals gave up two quick scores and then the defense dug in behind the solid play of Harrison Barth, Will Bingle, Devon Brandes, and Chase Stahl. In their first possession of the 3rd quarter, the offense mounted a strong 60-yard drive behind a power running game led by Boden Groen and Owen Gwozdz, and solid blocking by Perter Scopellitti, Alex Rogers and Callum Abernethy. The drive brought the Generals down inside the 10 yard line but on 4th and 7 they came up short. The defense held strong on the next possession and the Gators were forced to punt. Colin Mulshine scooped up the punt on the 40-yard line and weaved his way to the end zone for the General touchdown. The first touchdown the staunch Gator Juniors have given up since their 2010 season. It appeared that momentum had shifted the Generals way and despite two long sustained drives in the fourth quarter, the Gators were ultimately able to come up with the plays necessary to sustain their lead and finish with the win.
Crushers 12 - Bulldogs 7
The Crushers got their first score on their first offensive series behind powerful runs by backs Jose Riera and Miles Recchia -- set up by great offensive blocking by Eli Fowler, Matt Jester, Mitchell Grimes and Jack Spurlock. The Crusher defense kept the Bulldogs off their game as Crusher defensive players Teddy Bacon and Michael Grabel recovered fumbles and Charles Achoa made a key tackle to stop a Bulldog drive. Down 7-6 with just 4 minutes remaining and on their own 44, the Crushers powered through the Bulldog defense behind the running of Jose Riera, Vincent Ceci and quarterback Fin Signer. With just 9 seconds left and on 4th down and 8 from the Bulldog 21, QB Fin Signer threw the ball to Jose Riera in the end zone for a touchdown to take the lead. A 2 point extra point pass from Signer to Recchia sealed the game. Bulldogs’ Cooper Moore, Scott Dayton, Jacob Belmont and Spencer Wardell all stood out in their defensive stops. On its offensive series, the Bulldogs offense took its cue from the inspired defensive play and marched down the field. A balanced run attack of Cameron Delcristo, Moore and Trey Scotti culminated in a touchdown run and extra point conversion both by Delcristo with the key extra point conversion. Alex Ramirez was particularly sharp as the center during the game. The remainder of the game would be a defensive struggle with neither team able to put together a sustainable drive until the very end. Other Bulldogs that shined during the game with excellent play include Ian Foster, Jack O'Gorman and Jonathan Price.
SENIORS
Mavericks 20 - Raiders 13

The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter when Lachlan Rosato returned a fumble 44 yards for a TD making the score 6-0. The Raiders answered back with a TD making the score 7-6 at half time. In the third quarter, James Budkins, who had a big day running the ball, pushed his way into the end zone for a TD. Budkins added the PAT to put the Mavericks ahead 13-7. In the 4th quarter, BANC tied the score at 13-13. The Mavericks got the ball back with 5 minutes remaining. With one minute to go in the game, Budkins ran for his second TD of the game from 4 yards out. Tristan Sarcone added the PAT to complete the score 20-13. Strong contributions were made by Rayan Archbani, Emilio Camou, Joe Caridi, Kinan Khader, Will Kolman, Jaden Williams, Rob Lanni, Yuv Nichani, and Walter Stratton. The Raiders came right back with Tyler Farris scoring on a long run from scrimmage. Michael Reilly added the extra point to tie the game at 7 all. The Mavericks scored again to take a 13—7 lead. The Raider offense struck again when Jesus Salcedo had a nice block to spring Farris for another touchdown run to tie the game at 13-13. The Mavericks scored again to take a 20-13 lead which held up as the final score. For the Raiders defense Zach El-Tayyeb recovered a fumble and Ron Casella had a sack. Michael Steinthal, and Jack Barter also made some nice tackles. Romano Orlando and Jason Otis also had solid games for the Raiders.
Gators 19- Generals 6
The Gators wasted no time to getting on the scoreboard, on the 3rd play of the game Quarterback Anthony Ferraro dashed 70 yards for a Touchdown following key blocks from Alex Nanai and Will Pearlman. The PAT failed. The Gator second possessions turn out to be successful has Alex Tucker torn up chunks of yards running the ball behind Kevin Jordan and Peyton Larkin setting up Anthony Ferraro's 42 yard TouchDown blast. The extra point was good as Ferraro connected with Patrick McTiernan. Defensively, Paul Williams had a fumble recovery and had many tackles in the Generals backfield. Jack Carey and Dylan Pollack also had good defensive game making many tackles. The Gators scored again in the third quarter when Cassius Johnson twisted and spun for a 28 yard Touchdown. The key block was from Tyler Tautel. The Gators sealed the victory when Nathanael Steen intercepted a General pass late in the 4th quarter. The Putnam Generals Seniors lost 19-6 to the Riverside Gators in tightly contested match-up of neighborhood rivals. The Gators jumped out to an early 13-0 lead, but the Generals fought back on their second possession of the game when Cole Hartley capped a 70 yard drive with a 5 yard touchdown run behind a key block by Ben Frey. On the Gators ensuing possession, Erik Mini had a strip-sack to force a fumble that was recovered by Jake Cohen to give the Generals good field position. Unfortunately for the Generals, their drive stalled, but the defense came to the rescue again. Blake Guerrieri had a great tackle for a loss, and then Brenden Whiteley forced a fumble that was recovered by Harry Spiegel to hold the Gators’ lead to 13-6 at the half. The Gators then scored in the third quarter, but Sammy Jenkins batted down a pass to keep the score 19-6. The Generals stiffened from there as Cohen sliced through the line to recover a fumble and Reed Aaron’s big fourth down stop ended the Gators’ final two possessions.
Bulldogs 27- Crushers 13
The North Mianus offense was complemented by James Loughran, who ran for 48 yards on six carries and added a point after, Robert Clark, who rushed for 32 yards on eight carries, and Michael McGrath, who accounted for 34 yards on four carries, including a seventeen-yard touchdown run. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs were led by Nick Nelson and Alex Bologna, with five tackles apiece. Michael McGrath and Kevin Iobbi followed with four tackles each. Danny Ezquivel and Glenn Niblo each made three tackles for North Mianus. Contributing two tackles each were James Gordon, Finbar Doyle and Chris Stich. Brandon Wilson, Connor Butler, James Loughran and Robert Clark rounded-out the defense with one tackle per man. In the second half, the Bulldogs lost a fumble on their own eight-yard line and the Crushers were able to take advantage, scoring a touchdown two plays later.The extra point attempt failed but the Bulldogs' margin had been narrowed to 21-13. North Mianus's final possession began with 3:44 remaining in the game. It took seven plays and covered seventy yards, capped-off with Iobbi's 34-yard touchdown run to end the game. Offensive stand out for the Crushers were Frank Alfano And Whit Knight with another strong offensive line performance from Philip Raviele, Christian Novakowski, Michael Tassone, Charlie Recchia, Bryce Klair, and Nick McIntosh, Defensively the crushers stand outs were Frank Alfano, Whit Knight and Philip Raviele. The Crushers two scores came off of Frank Alfano runs.
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BANTAMS
Gators 20, Mavericks 7

After the Mavericks got on the board first, the Gators answered back. Riverside's Hunter Clark took a handoff around right end for a 60-yard behin blocking by Flynn Milledge and Matt Sisca. Jack Zola ran for the 2-point conversion behind the blocking of Tom Charlton and Jack Holl. From there, the Gators' defense took over and shut out the Mavericks the rest of the way. Defensive linemen Flynn Milledge, Jack Holl, Tom Intrieri and Sean Duffy closed the middle. OLB's Hunter Clark and Tom Charlton were effective containing the Mavericks, as was ILB Alejandro Blanco, who recovered a fumble. Defensive backs Matt Sisca and Charlie Zola also contributed. Hunter Clark finished off the Gators scoring with runs of 44 and 56 yards with key blocks from Joshua Grijalba, Jackson Walker and Henry Kliavkoff. The extra point conversions failed after both touchdowns.
Generals 21, Crushers 6
The Generals opened up the season with a solid win over the Crushers. Charlie Johnson opened up the scoring in the first quarter with a 49-yard touchdown run behind great blocks from Oliver Kennon, Alex Plavoukos and Jack Bruce. The extra point conversion was added on a great pass from quarterback Bryce Metalios to Michael Neviera. The Generals ground game was very solid all day behind Luke Christensen. Charlie Johnson finished out the scoring with two more long touchdown runs with Logan Guerrieri lead blocking. Bryce Metalios and Michael Neviera connected on two extra points while Jackson Wolfram closed out the scoring behind blocks by Matthew Trimmer and Luke Scanlon. The Generals defense was stingy all day led by great team tackling. Drew Athan , Gavin West, Tommy Harford and Braden Tuttle led the way on defense.A series of strong runs got the Crushers into the endzone in the fourth quarter. Starting on their own 20, the Crushers marched down the field on the legs of Reed Signer, Will Knight and quarterback Christian Mingone, who capped the drive with a touchdown run. Cos Cob Crushers put on a strong defensive showing, highlighted by a fumble recovery by Rick Kral, a quarterback sack by Jacopo Marin and strong play by lineman Harrison McKenzie. Miles Walker, Teddy Munching, and Tony Alfano.
Bulldogs 19, Raiders 7
The Bulldogs started the game on defense and held the Raiders. On their first possession, the Bulldogs embarked on a six-play drive that ended with a 28-yard touchdown run by Drew Sheehan and was capped off by an extra point conversion from William Montesi, putting the Bulldogs up 7-0. Cameron Doyle, Christopher Tella, Auggie Bancroft, Casey Rozmus and Jacob Mondschein helped keep BANC off the scoreboard. The Bulldogs began the second half with a bang as Bancroft took the first handoff and ran 60 yards for a touchdown, extending the Bulldogs lead to 19-0, failing to convert on the extra point. The Bulldogs did have players that stepped it up including strong running by Mondschein and Logan Galletta who had a 25-yard run and Sam Chard who had a key fumble recovery. The Raiders were led by Daniel Perez who did some nifty running, including a run for BANC's only touchdown. The extra points were added by Daniel Estrella who bulled his way into the end zone. Key blocks were made by Dan Maddox, Teddy Rosenbaum, Timmy Bibeault at center, Chris Walko and Michael Dilascia. The defense was led by Mason Muir (fumble recovery), James Rinello, Louis Koletas and Walter Scott.
JUNIORS

Gators 12, Mavericks 0
Riverside prevailed in a the defense dominated season opener. With only 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Hunter Cusimano, Tommy Waurishuk and Alvaro Borrego cleared the way for Cory Johnson's 41-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 lead. As the Mavericks took to the air to try and even the score, Evan Weigold came up with a clutch interception to keep the score at 6-0. Riverside's strong defenses carried over the second half, highlighted by Andrew Nanai denying the Mavs on fourth-and-one. Garrett Murphy took control of the Gators offense and Tucker Slattery boomed a 45-yard punt to push the Mavericks deep into their own territory. Riverside's defense continued to keep Glenville off the board thanks Jack Feda and Matthew Pilc. With 3:13 remaining in the game, the Gators marched 70-yards, capping off the drive off with Johnson's 14-yard touchdown run. The Mavericks moved the ball well on a late second quarter drive led by runs from Stephen Bennett and Tysen Comizio, and again late in the fourth quarter under the leadership of quarterback Hayden Kistler. Jake Cohen and Brett Williams also had long gains.
Crushers 19, Generals 18 OT
The Crushers came out ahead in the thrilling back-and-forth overtime affair. Trailing in the second half, the Crushers tied the game with a strong, sustained drive behind multiple runs by Jose Riera. The touchdown came on an amazing double-fake handoff by quarterback Fin Signer, who kept the ball and ran 9 yards to the end zone for a 6-6 tie. In overtime, both teams scored twice, but it was the strong defensive play of Nolan Connerty, Tyler Dietrich and Jack McBrearity that kept the Generals from getting across the goal when it counted. In the end, it was another powerful run by Riera, whose extra effort at the goal line got the Crushers the extra point they needed to win the game. The Generals got on the scoreboard quickly, scoring on their first possession when George Hadley connected with Colin Mulshine for a 59-yard score scoring strike. The stellar blocking of Boden Groen contributed to the play. Glenville stopped the Crushers next drive when Callum Abernethy forced a fumble that was recovered by Peter Scopeletti. Putnam's defense as also aided by the play of Noni Lopez, Charlie Ducret, Will Bingle, Jack Gibson and Charlie Moses. In overtime, the Generals struck first when Owen Gwozdz took the first play down to the 1-yard line before Hadley reached the end zone on the next play. The extra point was stuffed at the line. In the second overtime, Mulshine narrowly avoided being tackled before scoring from 10 yards out. Once again, the extra point was denied.
Bulldogs 13, Raiders 6
Led by quarterback Quin Fox and veteran linemen Nick Fata, Jake Belmont, Frank Interi, Hayden Sherr and Scott Dayton and first-year Ed Iuteri, North Mianus opened the season with a win. Cameron Delcristo scored in the first half for the Bulldogs and Cooper Moore sealed it with a second-half score. North Mianus received a strong effort from Will Fox, who downed a punt deep in Raiders territory, and key fumble recoveries by Andrew Daur, Copper Moore, and Scott Dayton. Late in the game, Gonzalo Gupte stopped a BANC drive with tackle for a loss in the Raiders backfield. Trailing 7-0 in the first half, BANC countered with a 50-yard touchdown run by Chris Wint, who benefitted from fine blocking by Robby Barter. The Bulldogs following drive was stopped on the BANC 3-yard line when Devin Mojica recovered a fumble. An excellent effort on both sides of the ball from Larry Deluca and Ben Finkel kept the game within reach for BANC. The offensive game orchestrated by Dylan Reynolds proved to be successful with contributions from Grant Resnick and Gavin Muir.
SENIORS
Gators 18, Mavericks 0
Beginning the game on their own 10-yard line, the Mavericks went on long drive, eating up the entire first quarter. With the ball on the Riverside 10, Glenville ran a toss play to the right, but Riverside CB Patrick McTiernan was ready, stripping the ball and racing 90 yards for the defensive touchdown. The Gators defense was led by captain Paul Williams, who had several tackles in the Glenville backfield. Nathaniel Steen and Tyler Tautel made solid contributions at middle linebacker. The Gators scored again when QB Anthony Ferraro followed blocks from Kevin Jordan, Paul Williams and Alex Nanai to break free for a 30-yard touchdown run. The extra point failed. In the fourth quarter the Gators scored again with Chris D'Arminio, Will Pearlman and Cassius Johnson leading the way for Anthony Ferraro, who sprinted 82 yards for the touchdown. The extra point failed. For the Mavericks, strong blocking up front was provided by Duncan Jurkowitz, James Budkins, Ben Kraninger, Jimmy McMachan, Lachlan Rosato, Mike Palamarcuik, and Oliver Warren. Running backs Bailey Savio, Ian Pearson, Tyler Blizzard, and Derek Santana had a productive day. Quarterback Tristan Sarcone connected on some nice passes.
Crushers 19, Generals 6
The Crushers first points came on a Andrew Triscari run behind the offensive line of Christian Novakowski, Chase Piro, Henry Saleeby, Philip Raviele and Bryce Klair. QB Frank Alfano connected with WR Nick Giannuzzi for the PAT. Alfano then threw touchdown passes to Bailey Ballone for Cos Cob's next two scores. Other offensive stand outs were running backs Tyler Jester, Witt Knight and Fretty Jackson, and linemen Nick Mcintosh and Micheal Tassone. The Crusher defense was lead by Charlie Knight, Nick Romenello, Charlie Recchia and Colten D'Agastino. The Generals scored on their second possession when Cole Hartley capped an eight-minute drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Erik Mini converted a key third down to keep the drive alive. With Crushers driving again on their third possession, Nick Mosher and Ethan Pasquali had a couple of big tackles behind the line of scrimmage and Reed Aaron batted down a deep pass on the last play of the half. The Generals turned the ball over deep in Crusher territory to start the third quarter, but Jackson Rubich had a diving interception to get the ball back for the Generals. After the Crushers scored on the first play of the fourth quarter, Harry Spiegel denied the extra point with a nice tackle. The Generals defense stiffened from there led by Brendan Whiteley, who recorded three tackles in a row.
Bulldogs 36, Raiders 34
The Bulldogs opened the scoring on their first possession and never looked back. However, the Raiders matched the Bulldogs score for score. In the end it came down to extra points, and the Bulldogs converted 3 of 5 while BANC converted just 2 of 5, leading to the two-point win for North Mianus.Quarterback Kevin Iobbi had a huge day for the Bulldoges, recording four touchdown runs, including a long of 45 yards. Iobbi also added a 61-yard scoring strike to Nicholas Nelson. Iobbi ran for two extra points and passed for one more to Nelson. Iobbi's monster effort was made possible by strong offensive line play from Daniel Esquivel, Glen Niblo, Charlie Callahan and Alex Bologna. On defense, James Loughran made several key stops and Finbar Doyle added several key tackles as well. For BANC, Tyler Farris and James Huber each scored twice with Michael Reilly also adding a touchdown. Zach El-Tayyeb had an interception for the Raiders defense. Addison Muir, Jack Lemone, Peter Ryan and Matthew Weller also played strong games for the Raiders.