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GYFL WEEK #10 11/20/2011 CHAMPIONSHIPS
SENIORS
Putnam Generals 18 - Riverside Gators 6

The Generals got on the scoreboard first when they put together a nice drive behind the blocking of Dillon Daine and Brett Collins. The drive culminated in a Hanley Frantz scamper across the goal line for the first score of the day. In the second quarter, the Generals offense kept its momentum going with great runs by Holden Tiedy and Jackson Caputo. Putnam finished the drive with a touchdown pass from McKinley Frantz to Will Christensen. After the Gators scored a late touchdown in the second quarter, Putnam took over with less than two minutes left on the clock until halftime. A fine catch by Will Perry jumpstarted the drive, and the Generals closed out the half with their third score of the half when Hanley Frantz connected with Will Christensen for a TD pass. In the second half, the Generals defense took over with a pass rush was led by Scooter Harrington and Kyle Christensen. Jake Groves contributed to the effort with a nice interception. After the Generals scored first, the Gators moved quickly down the field behind running back Marco Pastore, whose path was cleared by guard Liam Quigley. With the clock winding down in the half, the Gators called for a fake punt, and punter Kazo Yamamato delivered, completing a 33-yard pass to Anthony Ferraro for a first down. On the next play Michael Gianesello followed offensive tackle Callan Smith and sprinted 35 yards for a touchdown. The PAT failed. In the second half Gators wide receiver Connor Langan had an nice reception from quarterback Nic Smoller to get a first down. Smoller then completed a 26-yard pass reception to slot back Sean Doherty, who made an amazing catch. The Gators defense was led by Gianesello, Paul Williams and Anthony Ferraro, who several tackles. Also playing sound on defense was Nils Heidenreich and Seaton Crossman.
JUNIORS
Riverside Gators 19 - Glenville Mavericks 0

Riverside's defense set the tone from the beginning behind Jack Feda, Patrick McTiernan and Alex Nanai. Henry Ellison's 5-yard run got Riverside's offense going, and three plays later, Cory Johnson stiff-armed his way around the corner for a 26-yard touchdown. After the Gators forced anonther punt, Brandon Chow sprinted 28 yards for six more points. Ellison added the extra point from two and a half yards out. Alex Nanai stopped another Maverick's drive when he recovered a fumble on Glenville's 23. After Glenville regained possession, Alex Quirk and Kevin Wright forced another Riverside punt, giving the Gators a first down on the Mavericks 45. With Matthew Bonaparte and Walty Toub clearing the way, Chow sped through to the end-zone for another touchdown. In the second half, the Gators settled into a ball-control offense with runs by Nanai, Tommy Waurishuk and Joao Zsigmond burning 12 minutes off the clock. With the Mavericks moving the ball in search of their first points, Johnson came up with an interception to give the ball back to the Gators. Oliver Milledge kept the Mavericks pinned deep in their own territory with some well placed punts. The Gators finished the season 9-0 without allowing a single point. The Mavericks offense struggled all afternoon to move the ball consistently against the Gators' dominating defense. The offense moved the ball into Gators territory on a number of drives during the game with a combination of running and passing plays. Jack Montinaro, Nicky Henkel and Tyler Blizzard carried the load on the ground, finding seams in the defense, helping move the chains. Blocking up front and battling all day were Will Kolman, Jimmy McMachan, Sam Goldberg, Chris Mark and Joe Fernandez. Jack Warren also picked up yards behind the blocking of George Taylor. Through the air, Henkel connected with Owen Matthews and Lance Large to pick up valuable yardage. The offensive play of the game for the Mavericks came in the fourth quarter when Henkel hit Matthews in stride streaking down the right sideline for a 30 yard gain. After allowing a pair of early scores, Glenville's defense tightened up behind the strong play of Aengus Rosato, William George and Steve Bennett.
BANTAMS
Putnam Generals 32 - Riverside Gators 14

The Putnam Generals Bantams capped off an undefeated season with a convincing win over their neighborhood rivals in the championship. The Generals got off to a fast start when Colin Mulshine intercepted a pass on the second play of the game at the Gators 32-yard line. Spencer Hartley then took the ball down to the 1 on the very next play. George Hadley finished the drive with a quarterback sneak on the next play to give the Generals a quick 6-0 lead. The Gators scored on their next possession to take an 8-6 lead, but the Generals answered right back. Mulshine (8 carries, 111 yards) got the ball 4 straight times with the final carry a 46-yard touchdown up the middle. Hadley scored on the 2-point conversion to make the score 14-8. Putnam's Alex Rogers came up with a third down sack to force a three and out. The Generals took advantage of the excellent field position when Mulshine scored again from 26 yards out. After Will Bingle and Cristobal Isaacs helped the Generals force another three and out, the Generals scored again. This time they struck through the air as Hadley found Alex Burdick for a 10-yard TD pass to make the score 26-8 at the half. On the opening play of the second half, the Generals committed a holding penalty, backing themselves into a first-and-20 from their own 10. Just as it looked like the Gators might gain some momentum, Burdick ripped off a 70-yard touchdown run right up the middle for a 32-8 lead. Jack Ludington, John Callahan, Lucas Delgado, Harrison Barth and Spencer Plavoukos all contributed some key runs to clinch the game for the Generals and finish off the perfect season. On Riverside's second possession, Matthew Lenihan marched the offense down behind nice runs by Hunter Clark, Jason Tautel and Evan Weigold. The blocking of Nicolas Wright, Joseph McCurdy and Alvaro Borrego gave Lenihan time to find Tucker Slattery and Hunter Cusimano. Lenihan took the ball into the endzone himself on a 1-yard sneak. Weigold ran in for the 2-point conversion. In the third quarter the Gators again marched down the fied with Clark scoring from 14 yards out thanks to blocking from Matthew Pilc and Alex Hanna. Defensively the Gators benefitted from strong play by Colin Miles, Joseph Dowling, Chilly Bellisimo, Pilc and Robert Donnellan.

GYFL WEEK #9 11/13/2011 PLAY-OFFS GAMES

SENIORS
Glenvile Mavericks 22 - Banc Raiders 12

The Senior GYFL Playoffs got under way on Sunday afternoon with a great game played between the Putnam Generals and the North Mianus Bulldogs.The first quarter was a scoreless affair. The Generals were able to get on the board early in the second quarter with McKinley Frantz darting in for the score. The Generals went ahead 12-0 when Hanley Frantz broke free and found the endzone behind the fine blocking of Jake Cohen, Brett Collins and Dillon Daine. The first half ended with the Bulldogs holding firm at the goal line, lead by linebackers Will Christensen and Will Perry. In the second half, with the Generals closed out their scoring on a Holden Tiedy run assisted by some nice blocking by Kyle Christensen. Strong defensive efforts for the Generals were turned in by Danny Lopez and Ethan Pasqualli. Strong tackles by Thomas Uhl, Wyndsor Doyle and Brednin Mulhern allowed the Bulldogs to stop Putnam's initial drive. Corey Bancroft and Kevin Iobbi had big runs, setting up a first down on the 50-yard line, but the Bulldogs could not advance any further. After a Jake Herman tackle for a loss the Generals were faced with a 3rd and long when Nick Nelson chased down the QB for a big sack. Trailing 12-0, the Bulldogs put together a long drive, highlighted by a 17-yard run by Kevin Iobbi to the Generals 7. David Steinberg took it to the 2-yard line, but with time running out in the half and no time outs the Bulldogs weren't able to get another play off before the half ended. The Generals took an 18-0 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs quickly countered with a long pass from Iobbi to Thomas Uhl for a 50-yard touchdown.

Riverside Gators 40 - Glenville Mavericks 22
The Gators wasted no time, taking an early on the Mavericks with a 74-yard touchdown pass from Nic Smoller to a streaking Kazo Yamamoto. The PAT failed. The Mavericks quickly came back and by the second quarter were leading 22-6. Midway through the second quarter the Gators began to mount their comeback when Smoller found Marco Pastore for a 56-yard touchdown. The PAT failed. On defense, Callan Smith, Nils Heidenreich and Sean Doherty made some big stops for the Gators, forcing the Mavericks to punt. Michael Gianesello returned the kick for a 53-yard touchdown behind key blocks were Alex Tucker and Roger Velutini. In the third quarter, the Gators' kept rolling when Gianesello picked up a fumble and ran it in for a 56-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter with the Mavericks on the Riverside 6-yard line, defensive guard Paul Williams stripped the ball from the Maverick running back, racing 91 yards for a touchdown. With the Mavericks driving again, Riverside safety Anthony Ferraro intercepted a pass, returning it 26 yards. The turnover set up a Marco Pastore's 23-yard win-sealing touchdown. After an early score by the Gators, the Mavericks jumped ahead 8-6 on a Bailey Savio 3-yard touchdown run, and a PAT by Joey Longo. The Mavericks added to their lead on a 2-yard touchdown by Longo. Longo also added the PAT to make it 16-6. The final Mavs score was on a 1-yard run by Brandon Kistler. Also for Glenville, Oliver Warren and Lachlan Rosato had blocked punts. Mavericks coaches congratulated the second-year seniors on their final GYFL game -- Kiernan Carroll, Quin Carroll, Ryan Grundy, Duncan Jurkowitz, Brandon Kistler, Joey Lanni, Joey Longo, Jon Lore, Erik Menchaca, Fermin Moraiz, Will Powers, Peter Sanchez, Luis Valencia and Oliver Warren.
JUNIORS
Glenvile Mavericks 21 - Putnam Generals 14

The Mavericks set the tone on offense with a touchdown on the game's first possession to grab a 7-0 lead, which they never relinquished. The Mavericks added another score in the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead into the half. The offense executed well in the first half behind the dependable blocking of Chris Mark, Joe Fernandez, Will Kolman, Jimmy McMachan and Sam Goldberg. The offensive line constantly created space for the backs to make plays. In the second half, the Mavericks offense attempted to control the ball with sustained drives and punched in another score in the third quarter to take a 21-7 lead entering the final period. The Mavericks offense was again led by its line in the second half, thanks to the blocking of George Taylor, Joe Kraninger and Timmy Kindregan. On defense the Mavericks held tough on the Generals first drive forcing a turnover out of the end zone for a touchback. Rob lanni, Will Kolman and Charlie Zeeve all contributed on that play and throughout the day. Other defensive standouts were Michael Klein, Van Thompson and Rayan Achbani. On their first possession of the game, the Generals marched down the field behind solid blocking by Jackson Rubich and Ben Frey, only to lose a fumble one yard shy of pay dirt. In the first half, the Generals, whose offense gained over 300 yards on the day, penetrated the Mavericks' red zone three times, but could not punch it in the end zone. Down 14-0, on the first play of the second half, the Generals' Ryan Mulshine caught a 50-yard pass to ignite the offense. Later in the half, the Generals got on the scoreboard when Greyson Wolfram connected with Chris Burdick on fourth-and-20 for a 38-yard touchdown pass. Wolfram sprinted to the corner of the end zone for the extra point, narrowing the gap to 14-7. After going down 21-7, the Generals responded when Wolfram connected with Matt Restieri in the corner of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Wolfram ran in the extra point to narrow the gap 21-14. Eric Hadley, Ben Frey, Alexander Allan and Sammy Jenkins put in strong efforts for the Generals on defense.

Riverside Gators 6 - Cos Cob Crusher 0
The Gators moved the ball well on their second possession. On third-and-short, Oliver Milledge and Rodrigo Blanco pushed the Crushers defense aside, clearing the way for Nicholas Dagnino's 42-yard sprint to the end zone for the game's first and only score. The game turned into a defensive struggle from there as Garrett Murphy and Jack Feda thwarted the potent Crushers offense. Brandon Chow and Patrick McTiernan made key defensive plays to force the Crushers to punt at the start of the third quarter. Behind the blocking of Jack Carey, Cory MacDonald and Jessica Spitzer, Riverside's Andrew Nanai and Joao Zsigmond helped chew up the clock. With the Crushers facing a fourth-and-5 from the Gators 25, Alex Quirk stopped the Crushers short of the first down. It was a true team effort for Cos Cob as the Crushers, whose strong defense was lead by LB Whit Knight and DL Henry Saleeby. On offense quarterback Jackson Fretty had another great day passing and running while OL Andrew Dalton opened up holes for runners Nick Giannuzi and Andrew Hollander, allowing them to make great runs. Cos Cob Coach Pat Bria said he was very proud of the Crushers and couldn't have asked them to play any better.
BANTAMS
Putnam Generals 20 - Cos Cob Crushers 8

The Generals defense started strong, led by a great play by Tommy Harford, forcing the Crushers to punt on their first two drives. Spencer Hartley had a 43-yard touchdown run behind excellent blocks by Logan Guerrieri, Alex Rogers and Oliver Kennon on the first play of the Generals second possession for an early lead. Hartley scored on defense three plays later when he stripped the ball and returned it 25 yards for another touchdown. Lucas Delgado and Davis Whiteley teamed up to force a Crushers punt, setting up Colin Mulshine's 10-yard touchdown run for a 20-0 lead. The Generals defense remained solid throughout the game with Will Bingle, Braden Tuttle, Cal Breier and Michael and Owen Neveira all contributing. The Crushers defense enjoyed a strong game, keeping the powerful Generals offense in check most of the game. With the Generals driving in the first quarter, linemen Brent Wolfson and Ben Weinstein, and defensive backs Reed Signer, David Faugno and Alex Kral all stepped up to keep the Generals off the scoreboard. The Crushers mounted a scoring drive in the fourth quarter behind running backs Jack Duvarsala and Miles Recchia. Quarterback Nicholas Winegardner's misdirection handoff to Matt Jester resulted in a 22-yard touchdown run. RB Michael Grabel ran in the 2-point conversation, cutting the lead to 20-8. Hugo Marks also made a highlight play for the Crushers when he blocked a punt.

Riverside Gators 12 - North Mianus Bulldogs 6
The Gators defense set the tone for the win. The outstanding play of Joseph Dowling and Colin Miles, along with Chilly Bellissimo, Joseph McCurdy and Evan Weigold held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half. Passes by Matthew Lenihan and catches by tight ends Tucker Slattery and Hunter Cusimano, the Gators' offense started to move. Weigold then took the ball 55 yards for a score behind the blocking of Alex Hanna, Nicolas Wright and Cusimano. The second half was a stalemate until the Bulldogs tied it up in the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime. Again the Gators' defense stepped up. On fourth down McCurdy made an outstanding tackle to send the ball back to the Riverside offense. On the third play from scrimmage, Matthew Pilc took the ball to the right side, and after breaking two tackles he quickly reversed field where he picked up blocking from Slattery, Jack Holl, Hunter Clark and Jason Tautel. With his teammates leading the way Pilc galloped nine yards for the winning score and a spot in the championship. Trailing by a touchdown in the second half, North Mianus began moving the ball behind offensive linemen Jonathan Price, Matt Bologna, Ed Iuteri, Alex Ramirez, Aydin Rose and John Doyle. The drive ended with Will Montessi scoring behind key blocks by Quin Fox and Drew Sheehan to tie the game at 6. The Bulldogs failed to convert the extra point for the win. Great running by Ian Foster and Jacob Mondschein threatened to break the game open. Game saving tackles by Jack O'Gorman, Charlie Clark and Will Fox held the Gators in check. Ian Foster opened the Bulldogs overtime drive with a quick gain of eight yards. Ed Iuteri came up with a key third down fumble recovery, but the Bulldogs came up short in the final play.
GYFL WEEK #8 11/06/2011

SENIORS
Glenvile Mavericks 22 - Banc Raiders 12

The Mavericks secured a playoff spot with the victory. With the Raiders leading 6-0, Joey Lanni tied the scored in the second quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run. Joey Longo added the PAT to put the Mavericks ahead 8-6 at the half. The Mavericks added to their lead in the third quarter when Longo galloped for a 40-yard touchdown. Brandon Kistler ran in the PAT. Now holding a lead, the Mavericks' defense stiffened behind the strong tackling of Fermin Moraiz, Oliver Warren, Quin Carroll, and Lachlan Rosato. In the fourth quarter, Bailey Savio intercepted a BANC pass and returned it 30 yards to the 1-yard line. On the next play, Longo punched it in for the final touchdown. Kistler added the PAT. Strong blocking up front was provided by Luis Valencia, Erik Menchaca, Keiran Carroll, Ryan Grundy, Ben Kraniger, Will Powers, and John Lore.BANC opened with a band when Parker Grayson broke free for a 90-yard touchdown and an early lead. It was another strong performance by Grayson, who recorded his seventh straight 100-yard rushing performance. Offensive linemen Jack McDonough, Michael Fahy, Jonathan DeSouza, Eric Manning and Juan Garzon all did a nice job blocking for the running backs. BANC scored again in the second half when Bernard Threadgill took a screen 70 yards for a touchdown. On defense, Grayson, Jack Doyle and Brice Anderson led the linebacker corps. McDonough led the defensive with a number of backfield tackles, getting help from Daequan Salomon, Addison Muir, Andrew Marinaccio, Andrew Re, Harrison Popp and Thomas Lattarulo. BANC coaches thanked their seniors -- who will be moving on next year -- for all they did to help the Raiders win.

Putnam Generals 14 - Riverside Gators 0
The game started off with strong defense on both sides until the Generals got on the scoreboard on a nice pass and catch from McKinley Frantz to Jake Groves. Jackson Caputo barreled in for the 2-point conversion. The Generals defense continued to hold the Gators offense with strong play in the secondary from Danny Lopez, Jake Rogers, Kyle Christensen and an interception by Cole Hartley. During the second half, the Generals offense was able to move the ball downfield behind the running of Holden Tiedy and Will Perry. The drive culminated in a touchdown on another Frantz to Groves pass. Fine play up front was turned in by Brett Collins, Ethan Pasqualli, and Ted Cronin. For the Gators, guard Liam Quigley opened up big holes on the offensive line for running backs Marco Pastore and Kazu Yamamoto. Coaches also credited Nathaniel Steen and Seaton Crossman for a fine job blocking. On the defensive side of the ball, Anthony Ferraro and Paul Williams made many big tackles throughout the game. The Gators punt team, led by Kazu Yamamoto, kept the Generals deep in their own territory. Peyton Larkin made key tackles on the punt team and in the game. Miles Heidenreich and Connor Weigold did a fantastic job on defense. The first-place Gators will take on the Glenville Mavericks in Sunday's GYFL semfinals.

North Mianus Bulldogs 20 - Cos Cob Crushers 0
The day began well for the the Crushers, who recovered an errant Bulldogs fumble on the second play of the game. Cos Cob recorded a first down and then had a touchdown run called back on a holding call. The Bulldogs defense led by Jared Nasso, Damien Weber and Jake Herman then stopped the Crushers on a fourth down and the Bulldogs took over. Midway through the second quarter the Bulldogs scored on a long run from Kevin Iobbi. Robert Clark had a pick six before the half ended 12-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. North Mianus played strong defense in the second half, lead by Tyler Saleeby, James Loughran and Michael McGrath. Nicholas Nelson closed out the scoring with a 50-yard run behind blocks from Lucas Dell'Abate, Brandon DelCristo and Conner Butler. Facing a much larger opponent in size and numbers, the Crushers gave their best effort, particularly the six departing seniors -- Nick Durvasula, Ian Bannon, Ethan Ross, Michael Gray, Ben Goldstein and Trip Woll. Pat Clisham showed his teammates that the smallest kids on the field are sometimes the toughest.
JUNIORS
Banc Raiders 19 - North Mianus Bulldogs 12

Trailing 12-0 in the second quarter, BANC put got on the board when Michael Reilly broke down the right sideline for his first of two touchdowns on the day. Reilly scored his second touchdown in the third quarter, and the Raiders took a 13-12 lead after Jason Otis' successful PAT. BANC's defensive effort, led by Tyler Yusi, Luiz Estrada, Christian Stanback and Larry Deluca helped keep the Bulldogs in check. The BANC defensive backfield played inspired football, led by Robby Barter and Aiden Munnelly. A long scoring drive late in the fourth quarter was finished off by Dylan Reynolds' 4-yard touchdown run. The sustained drive would not have been possible without the help from Grant Resnick, Terrell Magliulo and lead blocking by Gavin Muir. The Bulldogs' strong initial drive included first down runs by Phillip Ayoub and Cooper Moore, capped off by Moore's touchdown. The Bulldogs forced a quick four-and-out on the Raiders' first series, with a key stop by Brandon Wilson on the fourth down try. The Bulldogs offense would again worked quickly, mounting a five-play scoring drive as Moore scored his second touchdown. The Bulldogs' first half ground attack was spearheaded by excellent run blocking by Ryan Chan, Michael Scarano, Tommy Pastore and Wilson. Thomas Price, Antonio Dilorenzo, and Luc Ayoub were active on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs.

Putnam Generals 15 - Cos Cob Crushers 12
The Generals set the tone on the first possession when Eric Hadley, Owen Gwozdz and Brendan Whiteley helped force a three-and-out. On the fifth play of the Generals' first offensive series, Greyson Wolfram connected with Matt Restieri for a 35-yard touchdown pass. Wolfram ran for the extra point and a 7-0 lead. After the Crushers scored a touchdown late in the second quarter, Blake Guerrieri and Bodie Groen tackled the quarterback for a loss to stop the extra point attempt, preserving the Generals' halftime lead, 7-6. On the first series of the second half, the Generals orchestrated a 10-play drive that ended with Chris Burdick following the blocking of Callum Abernethy and Doug Neviera for a 5-yard touchdown run. Wolfram connected with Ryan Mulshine on the extra point to give the Generals a 15-6 lead. After the Crushers scored a touchdown late in the third quarter to close the gap to 15-12, Justin Zide made a great tackle to deny the extra point. The Generals' offense consumed the final seven minutes of the game to preserve the victory behind the blocking of Devin Brandes, Will Harford, Noni Lopez and Franklin Hong. Down by seven in the first half Cos Cob's Nick Giannuzi ripped a spectacular run into the end zone to tie the game. The offensive line led by Henry Saleeby, Sam Akrongold, and Jack McBreairty opened holes all day long, including one that led to a 40-yard touchdown sprint by QB Jackson Fretty. Defense was highlighted by great play by lineman Charlie Recchia.

Riverside Gators 14 - Glenville Mavericks 0
On the Gators' second possession, Oliver Milledge executed a strong block, springing Cory Johnson for 65 yards and a 6-0 lead. The Gators defensive line of Henry Ellison, Alex Nanai, Walty Toub and Kevin Wright continually frustrated the Maverick offense for the remainder of the half. On the Gators first possession of the third quarter, the offensive line parted the way for Johnson's 52-yard touchdown run. Brandon Chow converted the point after. As the Mavericks took to the air, Riverside linebackers of Nicholas Dagnino, Jack Feda, and Alex Quirk kept the Mavericks at bay. The Mavericks struggled to move the ball consistently against the Gators defense. Offensively the Mavericks were led by Jack Montinaro, Tyler Blizzard and Will Kolman. On defense the Mavericks played hard most of the game but failed to finish tackling on Johnson's two long touchdown runs. On defense, the Mavericks were led by strong play from Jim McMachon, Rob lanni and Sam Goldberg.
BANTAMS
Glenville Mavericks 15 - Banc Raiders 14

After falling behind early in the first quarter, the Mavericks defense kept the Raiders scoreless unit the 1:40 mark of the fourth quarter. Early in the third, the Mavericks went on a 7-plus minute drive, paced by three completions from Luke Thibeault to Johnny Wailgum and Jeffrey Matthews. The drive ended with a 5-yard touchdown run by Robbie Freder. In the fourth, the Mavericks went on another extended drive led by terrific line play from John Gimbel, Tyler Sudell, Alexander Clark, Nick Addison and Clayton Ostover. Their efforts paid off when Peter Santana found the end zone from four yards out. Other notable players from the Mavericks defense include Julian Ribushofski, Ryland Magee, Robbie Pedicano and Jake Cohen. The Raiders offense opened the game with an impressive drive marching down the field behind the excellent blocking of Aiden Clarke, Eddie Doyle, Ben Finkel and Mason Muir. However the Mavericks defense stiffened and turned the Raiders away at the goal line. On the Raiders next possession, Chris Wint followed a crushing block by Danny Perez to scamper 57 yards for the game's first score. The Raiders defense played well thanks to solid tackling by William Reilly, Ryan Horowitz and Daniel Estrella. At the end of the game the Raiders were down by seven with a minute to go when Michael Huber connected on a deep bomb to Chris Wint for a 68-yard score to pull within one point at 15-14. With the playoffs in the balance, the Raiders rolled the dice and went for a 2-point conversion which was snuffed out by an excellent goal-line play by Glenville.

North Mainus Bulldogs 19 - Cos Cob Crusher 6
In a "win and get in" game, the Bulldogs got the offense going with Jacob Mondschien and Ian Foster running behind the blocking of Aidan Rose, Mathew Bologna, Ed Iuteri, and Alex Ramirez. Will Montesi sprang loose for a 37-yard dash only to be caught at the 2. Two plays later he finished the drive with a touchdown. After several turnovers on downs the Bulldogs came up with a game-changing play just before the half. Will Montesi connected on a long touchdown pass to Quin Fox and Ian Foster scampered for the try as the Bulldogs went to the intermission ahead 13-0. The Crushers came out fighting in the second half trimming the lead to 13-6. The Bulldogs defense took control from there, lead by a Jack O'Gorman, Gonzalo Gupte, Connor Sobieri, and Jonathan Price. Andrew Sheehan added a late touchdown run for the Bulldogs and the win. In the first quarter, the Crushers defense stymied the Bulldogs offense with big tackles by linemen Matt Jester, Ben Weinstein and linebackers Will Grimes and Christian Mignione. Down by 13, the Crushers came back in the third quarter when running back Miles Recchia ripped off a 55-yard touchdown run behind the blocking of Jack Durvasula and Robbie Jolliffe. Standout play on special teams by Brent Wolfsohn and kicker Bobby Grudzinski kept the Bulldogs on the defensive combined with the play of LB/RB Vincent Ceci and RB/DL Michael Grabel. Season-long team contributions were made by OL Zach Russell, and ends Jacob Smeriglio and Luke Schlank.

Putnam Generals 24 - Riverside Gators 8
The Generals finished the regular season undefeated with the win. After a 9-yard touchdown by the Generals' George Hadley was called back on a penalty, the game remained scoreless until the Generals broke it open in the second and third quarters. After Charlie Johnson forced and recovered a Gators fumble, Colin Mulshine scored three touchdowns on runs of 5, 44 and 58 yards before adding a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown. Mulshine benefitted from some excellent blocking by the offensive line of Will Bingle, Harrison Barth, Jack Ludington, Logan Guerrieri and Alex Rogers. John Callahan also had several nice runs for the Generals. Lucas Delgado made some excellent tackles in a strong defensive effort by the Generals.There were several bright spots for the Gators despite the setback. Defensively, Alexander Bein, Jaden Nygaard, Jackson Castelli, Giles Elliott and Joseph McCurdy made some nice tackles. On the offense, Matthew Pilc made some tough runs behind the blocking of Elliott, Ben Schinto and Conor Kelly. Hunter Clark scored on a 53-yard run around right end with blocking by Alex Hanna, Nicolas Wright and Hunter Cusimano. Jason Tautel converted the PAT behind Tucker Slattery and Alvaro Borrego.
GYFL WEEK #7 10/30/2011
Snowed Out - All Turf Fields had 3 inches of snow canceling all games.
GYFL WEEK #6 10/23/2011
SENIORS
Riverside Gators 29, Cos Cob Crushers 0

On the second possession of the game, Riverside's Luke Bienstock, behind the blocking of Nico LeBlanc, scored the first touchdown. The Gators lit the scoreboard when Bienstock recovered a fumble and ran it back for a 14-yard touchdown. Quarterback Nic Smoller completed a pass to tight end Connor Langan for the 2-point conversion. In the second quarter, Michael Gianesello sprinted 30 yards following a key block from Nathaniel Steen. The run set up Gianesello's 22-yard touchdown. The Gators' final score came when quarterback Kazu Yamamoto raced 87 yards for a touchdown following blocks by Nils Heidenreich. Roger Velutini converted the PAT. Though a few big plays put them in a hole, the Crushers showed a lot of heart in the second half. Andrew Triscari and Frankie Alfano ran the ball well behind the blocking of Tyler Jester and Philip Raviele. On defense, Michael Ceci, Pat Clisham and Michael Tassone made key tackles, Bryce Klair and Ethan Ross recorded sacks, and Colten D'Agostino did a great job filling in for injured teammates on the defensive line. Trip Woll and Ben Goldstein anchored a strong special teams effort.
Putnam Generals 26, Banc Raiders 6
The Generals got on the scoreboard first when McKinley Frantz powered in to the end zone behind Nick Mosher and Dillon Daine. The Generals and Raiders both scored shortly after for a score of 12-6 in favor or the Generals with Frantz picking up the score for Putnam. The Generals' offense added a score from Kyle Christensen and a late run from Holden Tiedy for the final scoring. The Generals' defense got some great play from Charlie Whiteley, Cole Hartley, Ethan Pasqualli, and Jake Cohen. Despite outstanding defensive performances from Bryce Anderson and Jack McDonough, the Generals proved too much for BANC. Eric Manning, Jonathan DeSouza and Juan Garzon also played well on both sides of the ball. BANC got its only score in the second half on a 2-yard plunge from Jack Doyle. Doyle's score was set up by running back Parker Grayson and wide out James Day.
North Mianus Bulldogs 30, Glenville Mavericks 16
North Mianus' Kevin Iobbi ripped off several big gains of 20 yards or more behind the blocking of David Steinberg, Jake Herman and Brendin Mulhern. Iobbi scored easily for the second Bulldog touchdown of the day, increasing the Bulldogs lead to 16-0. The Mavericks came alive in the second quarter, finding the end zone for a 16-8 halftime score. With the score tied, Iobbi stepped in front of a Mavericks pass and pulled free from three tacklers before sprinting down the sideline for a Bulldogs score and a 24-16 lead. The Bulldogs defense saw several fine individual efforts, led by TJ Peck who blocked a pass, as well as Tyler Saleeby and Cole Korzendorfer. Alex Bologna would add another Bulldogs touchdown for the final score of 30-16.
JUNIORS
Riverside Gators 19, Cos Cob Crushers 0

The Gators struck first with a 41-yard touchdown run by Cory Johnson. On the next play from scrimmage, Matthew Bonaparte sacked Cos Cob's quarterback for a 7-yard loss. Still, the Crushers proceeded to march down the field. The Crushers went for it on fourth-and-four from the Gators 20, but Alex Quirk, Walty Toub and Cory McDonald denied Cos Cob the first down. Riverside's Alex Nanai and Henry Ellison turned away the Crushers defense, springing Johnson for 81-yards and six more. Nicholas Dagnino connected with Johnson for a 19-yard completion and another TD. Patrick McTiernan pushed in for the PAT. Riverside's Brandon Chow burned the last five minutes with runs of 20, 28 and 12 yards. The Crushers had several exciting plays on both offense and defense. Crushers QB Jackson Fretty connected with RB Nick Giannuzzi on a big pass play, and a reverse set up a powerful run by RB Andrew Hollander. Cos Cob enjoyed strong play all game by the offensive line, including Tegan D'Agostino, Jesse Barber, Ben Baez and Lev Rubin. Running back Jack Spurlock also had a solid game. On defense CB Mitchell Grimes, DL Henry Saleeby, Harry Skakel and LB Whit Knight helped hold the Gators scoreless in the second half.
Putnam Generals 20, Banc Raiders 6
On the game's first series, the Generals set the tone by grinding out a 13-play, 70-yard drive sparked by a 30-yard fingertip catch by Matt Restieri and a 20-yard reception by Ryan Mulshine. Greyson Wolfram ran for a touchdown behind the blocking of Brendan Whiteley and Bodie Groen. On the ensuing BANC punt, Chris Burdick followed the blocking wedge formed by Will Harford, Noni Lopez and Chase Stahl straight up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown return. Wolfram connected with Burdick in the corner of the end zone on the 2-point conversion. After a Raiders touchdown, the Generals' Justin Zide and Ben Frey broke through the line of scrimmage to stuff the extra point attempt. The Generals' Eric Hadley responded, pounding the ball into the end zone. The Generals defense, lead by Doug Neviera, Whit Stahl, Sammy Jenkins, Owen Gwozdz and Peter Scopellliti kept BANC in check. Late in the second quarter BANC put together a sustained drive led by Gavin Muir, Michael Reilly and the drive of the offensive line including Devin Mojica, Romano Orlando, Terrell Magliulo, only to be denied by the halftime clock. BANC's scoring came in the third quarter when Jason Otis scored on a scamper to the right after a long drive beginning on the Raiders' 30 yard line. The Generals following drive yielded a first-and-goal from the 3, and BANC demonstrated heart by not allowing the touchdown until fourth down. The near goal line stand was led by Tyler Yusi, Christain Stanback, Robby Barter and Jack Lemone.
North Mianus Bulldogs 13, Glenville Mavericks 20
The Mavericks scored the game's first touchdown on a run by Nicky Henkel. On their next offensive possession, the Mavericks scored on a pass from Henkel to Jack Montinaro for a 13-0 lead. On the drive, great blocking was provided by Jimmy MacMachan and Chris Mark. The Mavericks final score came right before the half when Lance Large took a pass and broke free for a touchdown, putting the Mavericks up 20-6 at the half. In the second half the Mavericks protected their lead behind the running of Charlie Zeeve and the determined blocking of James Bonney and Aengus Rosato. Defensively, the Mavericks were led by strong play up the middle by Kaden Butler, Victor DelVecchio and Joe Caridi. Owen Matthews and William George provided excellent protection on the edges, each recording multiple tackles. With time running out in the half, the Bulldogs embarked on a nine-play scoring drive engineered by quarterback Brett Cosby and capped off by Cooper Moore's touchdown run. The Bulldogs' defensive effort was lead by Thomas Benda, Antonio DiLorenzo, C. Riley Howe, Spencer Wardell and Tyler Rozmus. On one of the Bulldogs' offensive drives, Sasha Burnett led a methodical 13-play drive, converting a key fourth-down run. In the final moments, Finbar Doyle punched in a score, followed by a Trey Scotti extra point conversion.
BANTAMS
Riverside Gators 12, Cos Cob Crushers 0

The Gators started the game on defense and promptly forced a three and out. On Riverside's ensuing offensive possession, Matthew Lenihan completed an 25-yard pass to Hunter Clark. Evan Weigold then scored from 20 yards out behind the blocking of Tucker Slattery, Joseph McCurdy and Chilly Bellisimo. The PAT came up short. Fine defensive play by Ethan Todd, Hunter Cusimano, Matthew Pilc, Hunter Clark and JD Todd sent the ball back to the offense. Behind the blocking of Joseph Dowling, Thomas Martin, and Flynn Milledge, JD Todd broke loose for a 44-yard touchdown run. Again the extra point attempt failed. Once more the defense shut down the Crushers and sealed the game with an interception by Matt Sisca. The Crushers best offensive drive came at the end of the first quarter, highlighted by running back Christian Mignione's 20-yard run behind strong blocking by Bobby Grudzinski, Tommy Intrieri, Chris Bassalik and Will Mairs. On defense, Matt Jester, Guard Miles Recchia and CB Rick Kral powered the Crusher defense with key tackles made by DL's Will Grimes, Hayden Collins and CB David Faugno.
Putnam Generals 40, Banc Raiders 19
After the Raiders scored on the first play of the game, the Generals came right back with Spencer Hartley scoring from 49 yards out behind the lead blocking of Spencer Plavoukos and Cristobal Isaacs. After forcing a punt, Putnam's Colin Mulshine took advantage of the good field position to score from eight yards out. After the Raiders pulled within 14-13. Mulshine scored from 42 yards away. Henry Groves converted the extra point. After yet another Raiders touchdown, Hartley scored again from 17 yards to make it 27-19 at the half. The Generals opened the second half with the ball and Mulshine scored again from 36 yards out. Charlie Johnson added the extra point. On the Generals' next possession, Alex Burdick capped the scoring with a 36-yard tocuhdown. The Generals defense was lead by Alex Rogers, Pierson Hipp and Drew Athan. The Raiders opened the scoring with a 60-yard Chris Wint scamper on the game's first play thanks to running lanes created by Louis Koletas, Ben Finkel, Glen Rivas, Mason Muir, and Justin Speaker. There was some hard hitting on defense and several tackles made by William Reilly, James Rinello, Ryan Horowitz and Daniel Estrella.
North Mianus Bulldogs 6, Glenville Mavericks 0
Although the first half was scoreless, the Bulldogs managed to drive the ball down to the Mavs 12-yard line behind nice runs from Andrew Sheehan, Will Montesi, and Charlie Clark. They were aided by good blocking from Aidan Rose, Matt Bolonga, and Billy Goggins. Stellar line play by Alex Ramirez, Cormac Doyle, and Jonathan Price set up Montesi for a 23-yard scoring run. With time winding down, the Mavs drove to the one-yard line, but an impressive goal line stand by the Bulldogs led by Ed Iuteri sealed the victory. The Maverick defense held the Bulldogs scoreless into the fourth quarter with consistent tackling from Jeffrey Matthews, Robert Freder and Chris Genaro. Mavericks LB Peter Santana recovered a Bulldogs fumble to squelch a North Mianus drive in the red zone. Offensively, the Mavericks did get on track in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, driving the ball 57 yards, down to the Bulldogs 3.
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SENIORS
Putnam Generals 30, Glenville Mavericks 14

The Generals got their scoring going in the first quarter behind some fine blocking from Nick Mosher and Jackson Caputo that was finished off with Will Christensen finding the endzone. Brother Kyle Christensen added the point after to give the Generals an eight-point lead. After the Mavericks answered with a touchdown of their own, the Generals were able to squeeze in a score before the end of the first half on a Kyle Christensen touchdown. The second half was sparked for the Generals by fine defensive play from Cole Hartley and Reed Aaron and a big tackle by Danny Lopez. The Generals offense in the second half was provided by the Christensen brothers, who each had touchdowns, and strong running from Holden Tiedy. The Mavericks finished the game with a great drive for a touchdown and the final score of the game.
Riverside Gators 18, North Mianus Bulldogs 14
The Gators scored in the 2nd quarter when blazing running back Michael Gianesello sprinted 48 yards behind the key blocks of Seaton Crossman and Peyton Larkin for a touchdown. The Gators got the ball back quickly when Sean Doherty intercepted a Bulldogs' pass. Doherty also recovered a Bulldogs fumble later in the game. Riverside quarterback Nic Smoller quickly moved the offense down field and finished the drive off with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Luke Bienstock. The Gators defense was led by Paul Williams who had seven tackles for the day. Nils Heidenreich and Kazo Yammatto made key tackles for the Gators. Bienstock put the Gators ahead for good when he ran back a punt 79 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Marco Pastore sealed the game when he broke off a 34-yard run to give the Gators another first down, allowing them to run out the clock. The Bulldogs won the toss and were able to rush for one first down before the drive stalled. Robert Clark hustled downfield on the ensuing punt and pounced on a bobbled ball to give his Bulldogs possesion. Thomas Uhl caught a long pass and after excellent blocking from center Lucas Dell'Abate, Parker Kelly and CJ Ginsberg. The Bulldogs drove down field and Jack Montesi punched it in for a touchdown. Kevin Iobbi ran in the extra point for an 8-0 Bulldogs lead. Adam Pate and Michael McGrath deflected a pair of passes to aid the Bulldogs' defensive effort. The Bulldogs responded to a Gators score in the third quarter when Montesi again bulled into the endzone for a 14-12 Bulldog lead.
Banc Raiders 28, Cos Cob Crushers 12
Parker Grayson and Bernard Threadgill each rushed for two scores in the Raiders win over the Crushers. Grayson and Threadgill also had excellent performances on defense, highlighted by Grayson's interception that helped solidify the victory. Offensive stars for BANC included Bryce Anderson, Jack Doyle, James Day, and Jesus Salcedo. Daykwon Solomon led an improved defense with solid play from Harrison Popp, James Day, Thomas Lattarulo, and J.J. Hartwell. Key receptions by Cos Cob's Charlie Knight sparked a near comeback by the undersized Crushers. Quarterback Frank Alfano, getting ample time to throw from Chase Piro, Christian Novakowski and the rest of the offensive line, threw touchdown passes to Nick Durvasula and Bailey Ballone. The hard-hitting Crusher defense was led by captains Ian Bannon and Ethan Ross. Pat Clisham and Bryce Klair made tackles for losses in key situations to keep the game close.
JUNIORS
Putnam Generals 12, Glenville Mavericks 14

On the game's first play, Glenville's Owen Matthews caught a pass and raced 70 yards down the sideline to give the Mavericks an early 7-0 lead. Tyler Blizzard helped to spring Matthews with a great downfield block. The Mavericks put together a well- executed two-minute drill at the end of the half, but fell just short with the ball on the Generals' 3-yard line as time expired. The drive featured some strong running of Jack Warren and was highlighted by a long catch and run by Lance Large. After driving the ball for much of the second half, the Mavericks scored in the fourth quarter on a 60-yard touchdown run by Nicky Henkel with Joe Kraninger providing a key block. The defensive line was led by Walter Stratton and Joe Caridi. In the third quarter, with the Generals driving, Matthews picked off a pass and ran it back 40 yards for the game-winning touchdown. Lance Johnson also intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. Trailing by a touchdown, the Generals responded by mounting an impressive 80-yard, 19-play drive behind the running of Chris Burdick and strong blocking of Brendan Whiteley and Bodie Groen. Greyson Wolfram followed blocks by Ben Frey and Callum Abernethy for the touchdown to complete the drive, making the score 7-6. The PAT attempt failed. The Generals stopped the Mavericks' drive at the end of the first half behind impressive defensive play by Jack Gibson, Sam Jenkins, Noni Lopez and Jackson Rubich. Trailing again in the second half, the Generals went back to the air and struck quickly. Wolfram connected with a streaking Matt Restieri down the sideline for a 78-yard touchdown pass to close the gap to 14-12. The PAT failed.
Riverside Gators 33, North Mianus Bulldogs 0
Three plays after winning the toss, Riverside's Brandon Chow broke free for a 55-yard touchdown. Cory Johnson converted the two-point conversion. Lead by Kevin Wright, the Gators defense forced the Bulldogs to punt. Johnson went 60 yards for the game's second score on the return. Garrett Murphy pushed three yards for the extra point. With the Gators defense holding strong, the Bulldogs punted, and this time Chow went 55-yards for another touchdown. In the second half, the Bulldogs moved the ball deep into Gators territory, but were forced to turn it over on downs. Strong blocking by Matthew Bonaparte, Jack Carey and Jessica Spitzer sprung Patrick McTiernan for a 62-yard touchdown. Late in the forth quarter, Aaron Peterson and Thomas Waurishuk cleared the way for McTiernan to sprint 78 yards for the game's final score. With the score 22-0 in favor of the Gators, the Bulldogs did showed some resolve by denying the extra point. The Bulldogs defense denied the Gators on its last possession of the half with a fourth down stop. During the first half, Finbar Doyle and Nick Fata had some strong tackling for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs started the second half with a promising drive behind excellent running from Trey Scotti, who ripped off several strong runs behind fine blocking by Doyle, Andrew Daur, Tyler Rozmus and Thomas Benda. On the Gators next possession, the Bulldogs' defense would again rise to the occasion, forcing a quick three and out as Cameron Delcristo ended any threat with a tackle for a five-yard loss on third down. After the next two Riverside touchdowns, the Bulldogs stopped both extra point attempts. Other positives for the Bulldogs included hard nose running by Nate Allen, Ryan Gruenstrass, Hayden Witmer and Patrick Condon.
Banc Raiders 14, Cos Cob Crushers 25
Using a nice mix of running and passing plays, the Cos Cob Crushers earned a well-fought victory over BANC. The Crushers got on the board first when RB Nick Gianuzzi took a pass from QB Jackson Fretty 30 yards for a touchdown. Running back Andrew Hollander had a big day, scoring three touchdowns -- one on a 22-yard reverse, another a 50-yard pass and the third on an 11-yard run. Hollander's impressive day was made possible by offensive linemen Cameron Dalton, Mitchell Grimes, William Gregory, Nolan Connerty and Eli Fowler. Matt Kelly had a strong game on the defensive line to help stall several Raiders drives. The BANC team kept the game within reach with excellent efforts on the line by Luiz Estrada, Romano Orlando, Jack Lemone and Devin Mojica. Their blocking allowed Michael Reilly to break free for two rushing touchdowns. Jason Otis broke free for a big gain before being brought down just short of a touchdown. Gavin Muir pounded the ball to aid BANC's ball control offense. Robert Sledge, Charles Courtney, Jack Caruso and Max Kaicher kept the game close with excellent defensive effort throughout the matchup.
BANTAMS
Putnam Generals 18, Glenville Mavericks 12

The Generals marched down the field on the game's opening drive before Spencer Hartley scored from 18 yards out. After a fumble stalled the Generals' next possession, but their defense rose to the occasion on the next play, forcing a Mavericks fumble that was recovered by Cristobal Isaacs. Alex Burdick scored on a weaving 10-yard touchdown run on the next play to put the Generals up 12-0 at the half. After the Mavericks scored on the first play of the second half, the Generals moved down the field and Colin Mulshine capped the drive with a 15-yard touchdown. After the Mavericks scored on a fumble return, the Generals defense led by John Callahan, Jack Ludington, Drew Athan, Calvin Breier, Carsten Weis and Wilson Evans came to the rescue to preserve the win. The Mavericks scoring all came in the second half starting off with a 60-yard run by Peter Santana on the first play of the third quarter behind stellar blocking by Tyler Sudell and Alexander Clarke. Near the end of the third, Clayton Ostover returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown.
Riverside Gators 15, North Mianus Bulldogs 0
The Bulldogs won the coin toss and deferred. After a three-and-out by the Gators, Alex Hanna recovered a Bulldogs fumble. On the Gators' second possession Evan Weigold ran 20 yards for a touchdown behind the blocking of Hanna, Alvaro Borrego and Hunter Cusimano. Weigold then ran up the middle for the two-point conversion. In the second quarter, Colin Miles recovered a Bulldog fumble. Jason Tautel ran for a key first down behind the blocking of Joseph McCurdy and Tucker Slattery. Hunter Clark took the ball 37 yards for the score. Weigold again took the ball in for the extra point. Nicolas Wright made two nice tackles behind the line of scrimmage to help stifle the Bulldogs' final attempt to close the gap. Ethan Todd ran 30 yards for a first down to help run down the clock. The Bulldogs defense came out strong on the first series with Jack O'Gorman and Quinn Fox holding the first plays to no yardage. Jacob Mondschein caught the punt to set up the Bulldogs first series. Valiant work by Will Montesi, Jonothan Price, and Matt Bologna highlighted a strong team effort as the Bulldogs went down fighting. Notable plays included a game saving tackle by TJ Abbazia, and defensive penetration by Casey Rozmus and Connor Sobbieri.
Banc Raiders 19, Cos Cob Crushers 25
The Crushers won their second straight with great offensive blocking and a defense that recovered four fumbles to keep the Raiders running game in check. The Crushers' defense got hot early when Miles Recchia forced a fumble and Brent Wolfsohn recovered. Cos Cob took advantage when running back Vincent Ceci scored a quick touchdown and Wyatt Kane caught a pass for the extra point. The Raiders came roaring back with two touchdowns. The Crushers responded when Michael Grabel ripped off a 45-yard run down the left sideline to take the lead. Cos Cob never looked back. Grabel went on to score two more times as the Cos Cob offensive line of Angus Manion, Jacopo Marin, Bobby Grudzinski and wide receivers Wil Forshner and Charlie Kreppein controlled the game. Ben Weinstein, Christian Mignione, and Alex Kral all made key contributions to Cos Cob's defense. BANC's Eddie Doyle made some terrific stops on defense and got plentry of help from Daniel Estrella, Teddy Rosenbaum, Matthew Tamis, Michael Hoha and Eric Meyers. William Reilly busted several long gains behind the powerful blocking provided by Christian Cockerill and Sander Cosia. Aiden Clark helped fuel the Raiders offensive attack with flawless snapping and punishing blocking.