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GYFL WEEK #4 10/09/2011
SENIORS
Glenville Mavericks 30, Cos Cob Crushers 0

The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter when Joey Longo broke two tackles and sprinted away for a 65-yard touchdown. Longo struck again in the second quarter, galloping 75 yards for another touchdown. Brandon Kistler added the PAT to make the score 14-0 at the half. Midway through the third quarter, Joe Lanni helped preserve the shut out, intercepting a Crushers pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Lanni raced around left and ran for a 20-yard touchdown. Fermin Moraiz ran it in for the PAT. The Mavericks closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter on an 85-yard touchdown run by Bailey Savio. Trystan Sarcone dove in for the PAT to make it 30-0. Strong defensive performances were put in by James Budkins, Ben Kraninger, Kai Thompsen, Will Powers, and John Lore. This week was the Cos Cob Crushers' best performance. Running backs Andrew Triscari, Bailey Ballone, and Frank Alfano, did a great job moving the ball behind offensive linemen Ian Bannon, Philip Raviele, Chase Piro, Bryce Klair, and Christian Novakowski. Cos Cob's defensive stand out was Charlie Knight leading the team in tackles. Coaches said Cos Cob's 14 players played with a tremendous amount of heart.
North Mianus Bulldogs 14, Putnam Generals 8
The Bulldogs started with the ball first and on a second-and-long Kevin Iobbi hit Thomas Uhl on perfectly thrown 69-yard touchdown pass. Uhl stretched his arms high and pulled it down without breaking stride as a General defender just missed a deflection and tackle. Iobbi ran in the extra point for a quick lead. The Generals defense -- behind Brett Collins and Jake Cohen -- held the Bulldogs scoreless the rest of the half. Although the Generals got the ball back, North Mianus' Thomas Uhl, Wyndsor Doyle and Parker Kelly helped keep the Generals in check. Nick Nelson and Luke Wahlberg had touchdown saving tackles after long passes by the Generals.In the second half Jack Montesi had a key 20-yard pass reception that led to am Iobbi touchdown as the Bulldogs padded their lead to 14-0. The Generals got their offense working with a nice combination of running and passing. Quarterback McKinley Frantz connected with Will Perry and Will Christensen for nice gains. The Generals' lone touchdown came on a pass from Mackinley Frantz to Jake Groves. Holden Tiedy added the 2-point conversion. The Generals would threaten two more times, but the stingy Bulldog defense held firm.
Riverside Gators 18, Banc Raiders 6
Michael Gianesello had some nice runs for big gains, helping set up the Gators' first touchdown. Making a great reception in the end zone was Luke Beinstock, who scored on a 9-yard pass from Nic Smoller, The PAT failed. The Gators scored again when Anthony Ferraro broke free for a 50-yard touchdown following a key block by Kevin Jordan. On the defensive side of the ball Callan Smith and Paul Williams lead the team in tackles. Sean Doherty had an interception and made two big catches for the Gators. The Gators' final score came when Marco Pastore broke loose for a 42-yard touchdown following blocks from Michael Busani and Peyton Larkin. The PAT failed. The Raiders entered the half down 12-0 before scoring in the third quarter on a 3-yard plunge by running back Parker Grayson. Several other drives were stifled by a tough Riverside defense. Offensive stars for the Raiders included Jack Barter, Harrison Popp, Andrew Re and Matthew Weller. On defense, Addison Muir, Jack Doyle, Bryce Anderson and Matthew Morganti all had multi-tackle games.
JUNIORS
Glenville Mavericks 19, Cos Cob Crushers 7

Sparked by Charlie Zeeve's interception deep in their own territory, the Mavericks offense marched 99 yards for the game's first score. The drive was highlighted by the tough running of Robbie Lanni behind the solid blocking of Jimmy McMachan, Tyler Blizzard and Chris Mark. The long touchdown drive was capped by an electrifying 70-yard run by Lance Large. The Mavericks made it 12-0 right before the half when Jack Montinaro fielded a punt and raced down the sideline, sprung by a block from Joe Caridi, for a touchdown. In the second half, the Mavericks offense controlled the ball behind the running of Peter Rivelli aided by strong blocking from Kaden Butler and Joe Fernandez. Defensively, the Mavericks held the Crushers most of the day, not allowing a score until late in the fourth quarter. The defensive line was anchored by Will Kolman, Joe Kraninger and Victor Delvechio. The Crushers touchdown came on an exciting 60-yard pass play from quarterback Jackson Fretty to Andrew Hollander. Cos Cob kept things close in the first half with great play on both sides of the ball by Whit Knight, Harry Skakel and on defense by DB Fin Signer and OLB Tyler Dietrich. Despite some hard running by running back Jose Rivera, the Mavs broke the game open with a punt return for a touchdown with 5 seconds left in the first half and never looked back.
North Mianus Bulldogs 0, Putnam Generals 14
On the opening drive of the game, the Bulldogs mounted a 15-play, 50-yard drive behind the excellent offensive line work of Brandon Wilson, Michael Scarano and Ryan Chan. The Generals stopped the Bulldogs' with big hits by Peter Scopelliti, Doug Neviera and Bodie Groen. Putnam's Matt Restieri followed the blocking of Tyler Hipp, Franklin Hong and Harry Linnan, speeding 65 yards down to the Bulldogs' 15-yard line. Chris Burdick followed Brendan Whiteley's lead block, cut back and darted in for a 9-yard touchdown. Greyson Wolfram completed a pass to Ryan Mulshine for the two point conversion. On the opening drive of the second half, the Generals drove 70 yards on 11 plays, with Eric Hadley punching in the touchdown behind blocks by Ben Frey and Mattias Isaacs. The PAT failed. The Bulldogs defense did stiffen behind strong tackling from Thomas Benda and Hayden Sherr as well as a key pass breakup by Chris Stich. The Bulldogs put together a long balanced drive as C. Riley Howe, Finbar Doyle and Cooper Moore each contributed first down runs. During the half, the Bulldogs defense was led by strong tackling from Trey Scotti, and Scott Dayton.
Riverside Gators 26, Banc Raiders 0
On the second play from scrimmage, Riverside's Rodrigo Blanco cleared the way for Cory Johnson to dash 80 yards for a 6-0 Gators lead. With the Raiders moving the ball, Garrett Murphy intercepted a pass and returned it to the BANC 35. Henry Ellison finished the drive with a touchdown run and a 13-0 halftime lead. Facing fourth-and-goal from the five, Alex Quirk connected with Patrick McTiernan for a 19-0 lead at the half. The defensive efforts of Walty Toub helped keep the Raiders offense at bay. With time fading, the blocking of Nicholas Arnould and Omar Merchant sprung Nicholas Dagnino for a 35-yard sprint for the games final score. BANC showed heart and determination, playing hard until the final whistle. Gavin Muir forced two fumbles and recovered one for BANC. Max Kaicher stepped up to the challenge replacing BANC's injured quarterback at halftime. Larry Deluca, Jackson Frampton, Jack Lemone, Aiden Munnelly, Nicholas Steinthal, Charles Courtenay and Michael Reilly played hard through out the game.
BANTAMS
Glenville Mavericks 7, Cos Cob Crushers 12

The Crusher defense got off to a great start on the first series when CB David Faugno and LB Matt Jester helped force and then recover a fumble. The Crushers scored a few minutes later when quarterback Nicholas Winegardner passed to Vincent Ceci, who sprinted 40 yards for a touchdown behind the strong blocking of Quinn Patterson and Harrison McKenzie. After the Mavericks took a 7-6 lead, the Crushers came back in the second half with another stretch of strong defensive plays by Miles Recchia, Rick Kral, Will Grimes and Christian Mignione. With just minutes left in the game Michael Grabel ripped off a 30 yard run, setting up his third down touchdown run. A last minute comeback by the Mavs was thwarted when CB Hugo Mark made a diving tackle on a fourth-and-long play by Glenville. Trailing 7-0, the Mavericks put together an 80-yard drive behind the blocking of Alexander Clark, Nick Addison and Tyler Suddell. On the drive QB Luc Thibeault and RB Peter Santana delivered big gains on the ground, culminating in a 7-yard scamper by Jeffrey Mathews for the Mavericks only touchdown. The Mavericks' defense was strong most of the game with dependable tackling from Clayton Ostover, Julian Ribushofski and Robbie Pedicano.
North Mianus Bulldogs 0, Putnam Generals 20
Putnam's defense posted the shutout behind the efforts of Tommy Harford, Eric Ducret and Braden Tuttle. Led by quarterback Henry Groves and the blocking of Jake Zummo and Preston Bitteker, the Generals offense finally got on track in the second quarter with Spencer Hartley scoring on touchdown runs of 22 and 21 yards to make the score 14-0 at the half. At the start of the fourth quarter, Harrison Barth and Alex Rogers combined to force a Bulldogs fumble that was recovered by Alex Burdick, leading to a 43-yard touchdown by Hartley. Despite some great running by Jack O'Gorman, Ian Foster, Quinn Fox and Drew Sheehan along with relentless defensive pressure by Edward Iuteri, Aydin Rose, and Matt Bolongna the Bulldogs were unable to overcome the Generals. Notable plays includes Will Fox connecting twice with Jonathan Price for big pass plays. Touchdown saving tackles were made by Will Montessi, Christopher Carvajal, and Charlie Clark, who also made a point-saving pass deflection.
Riverside Gators 13, Banc Raiders 12
The Gators won the coin toss and took the ball. The offense marched steadily downfield with Evan Weigold scoring from 5 yards out behind the blocking of Tucker Slattery and Joseph McCurdy. Alejandro Blanco made some nice runs on the next possession behind Jack Holl and Tripp Thomas. The defense took over and made some nice stops behind the play of Colin Miles, Hunter Cusimano, Chilly Bellissimo and Alvaro Borrego. Also making nice plays were Jack Zola, Nicolas Wright and Alexander Bein. With 1:20 left in the game and the Gators down by six, Hunter Clark took the ball around the right end 60 yards for the touchdown. Weigold scored the extra point for the win. Although the Raiders fell behind 6-0 on the first drive of the game, they held the Gators for almost the rest of the game. BANC was able to score twice in the second half to retake the lead late in the game. Chris Wint scored on two runs that were fueled by excellent blocking by Glen Rivas, James Rinello, Leyton Borcherding and Daniel Perez. BANC's defense was lead by Michael Hoha, Cole Kaicher, Maurizio Aranago, William Reilly and Ben Finkel.
GYFL WEEK #3 10/02/2011
SENIORS
North Mianus Bulldogs 30, Cos Cob Crushers 0

The Bulldogs won the toss and moved down the field quickly, scoring on a pitch to Kevin Iobbi. David Steinberg powered in for the extra point. The Bulldogs' defense was effective all day shutting down the Crushers offense. Interceptions by Iobbi, Luke Wahlberg, James Loughran, Robert Clark and Jack Montesi helped keep Cos Cob off the board. Clark and Montesi returned their picks for touchdowns. Other key contributors on defense included Charlie Callahan, Danny Ezquivel, TJ Peck, Glenn Saperstein and Alex Bologna. Despite Sunday's defeat, Crusher coaches were impressed with the effort of their smaller team, both in number and physical size. With only four returning seniors -- Ian Bannon, Michael Gray, Nick Durvasula, and Ethan Ross -- the Crushers are up for the challenge of competing in the GYFL.
Riverside Gators 12, Putnam Generals 6
On the second play of the game Riverside defensive lineman Paul Williams forced a Generals fumble and Marco Pastore returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. The extra point failed. Gators defense stepped again, this time thwarting a fake punt with tackles by Nils Heidenreich and Nico LeBlanc. On the ensuing drive, quarterback Nic Smoller completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gianesello. However, the PAT failed. Smoller later completed 35-yard and 26-yard passes to Kazu Yamamoto and Connor Langan. Captain Luke Beinstock ripped off a 29-yard run to seal the win. Playing solid defense all game for the Gators were Sean Doherty and Roger Velutini. After the Generals fell behind early in the game, the defense stiffened and got the ball back later in the half on a fumble recovery by Scooter Harrington. The Generals then got their offense moving with down field receptions by Holden Tiedy and Jake Groves. Trailing 12-0, the Generals were got on the board when Will Perry barreled in to the end zone. Putnam shut Riverside out in the second half, lead by Reed Aaron, Ryan Harford and Cole Hartley in the secondary.
Banc Raiders 14, Glenville Mavericks 12
Trailing 6-0 early in the game, BANC scored when quarterback James Huber connected with Parker Grayson for a 76-yard touchdown pass. The PAT was good behind the blocking of Michael Fahy and Jonathan DeSouza. The Raiders offense got the ball rolling in the second half with big runs from Bernard Threadgill and Grayson to go up 14-6. With the Mavericks driving deep into Raiders territory searching for the tying score, Bryce Anderson intercepted a pass to thwart the drive. In the final minutes, the Mavs put the ball in the end zone, but failed to convert the extra point. BANC's defense was led by Jack McDonough, Eric Manning, Daykwon Solomon, and Jack Doyle. The Mavericks opened the scoring in the second quarter with an eight-yard touchdown run by Joey Longo. The Mavericks' offense controlled for long stretches, led by James Budkins, John Lore, Sean Amil, Luis Valencia, and Jaden Williams. Falling behind the in fourth quarter, the Mavericks mounted a comeback converting more than once on fourth-and-long situations, including a pass from Joe Lanni to Bailey Savio. The Mavericks scored with two minutes to play on a one-yard touchdown plunge by Longo. Unfortunately, the PAT failed. Leading the defense were Trystan Sarcone, Quin Carroll, and Fermin Moraiz.
JUNIORS
North Mianus Bulldogs 0, Cos Cob Crushers 13

The Crushers scored all the points they needed early in the game when Andrew Hollander sprinted 45 yards into the end zone. The PAT failed, but Hollander scored again, this time on a perfect 35-yard pass from quarterback Jackson Fretty. Nick Giannuzzi scored the extra point to put the Crushers up by 13. Cos Cob never looked back, getting key defensive plays from safety Tom Bacon, tackle Henry Saleeby and linemen Jack McBrierty and Charlie Recchia. The Bulldogs started the game with an eight-play drive, led by Finbar Doyle, who started with a long run on the very first play. Although the Crushers scored early the Bulldogs denied the extra point thanks to solid tackling by Doyle and Chris Stich. The Bulldogs had some success in the second half moving the ball. Cooper Moore had two solid punt returns and the Bulldogs line play continued to develop as Kirk Shultz, Michael Scarano, Frank Intrieri and Ryan Chan showed promise. Matt Circelli also stood out with solid play at quarterback. The Bulldogs' defense pitched a shut out in second half, forcing three fumbles, with one recovered by Jacob Belmont. Thomas Price, Cameron Delcristo and Luc Ayoub kept the Bulldogs in the game with solid open field tackling.

Riverside Gators 12, Putnam Generals 0
Riverside linemen Alex Nanai and Kevin Wright set the tone, paving the way for Henry Ellison's 50-yard run on the opening play. Two plays later, Cory Johnson took it 15 yards for a touchdown. The Generals took to the air and were intercepted by Brandon Chow who returned it to the Generals' 20-yard line. With time fading in the half, Putnam had first and goal on the Gators 9-yard line. In a defensive stand led by Nicholas Dagnino, the Gators kept the Generals out of the end zone. Riverside played ball control in the fourth quarter thanks to the blocking of Matthew Bonaparte, Jack Carey and Jessica Spitzer, allowing Andrew Nanai to carry the ball and burn eight minutes off the clock. Late in the second quarter, the Generals offense mounted an impressive drive behind Blake Guerrieri's blocking and Matt Restieri's and Eric Hadley's hard running. The drive ended when Ryan Messina was tackled just shy of the goal line on the final play of the half. The Generals defense and special teams were able to hold the Gators scoreless in the second half. Charlie Ducret made an acrobatic interception, and Chase Stahl, Whit Stahl and Dylan Ellner made critical tackles in the secondary. Brendan Whiteley and Doug Neviera combined for a number of tackles at the line of scrimmage.
Banc Raiders 0, Glenville Mavericks 19
The Mavericks and Raiders played a tight first quarter at Cardinal Stadium with the Mavericks scoring midway through the second quarter. Glenville would take the lead for good on a hard run by Jack Montinaro. Rob Lanni ran in the extra point. Blocking up front was provided by Jimmy McMachan and Kaden Butler. The Mavericks continued to execute, later scoring on a nicely thrown touchdown pass to Owen Matthews. Jack Warren finished the scoring on the day with a 20 yard TD scamper. On defense, the Mavs managed another shutout behind the play of Van Thompsen and Steve Bennett. George Taylor intercepted a pass on BANC's final possession preserving the shutout. The Raiders kept the game close thanks to the defensive line play of Jack Caruso, Andrew Frost, Devin Mojica and Christain Perez. Max Kaicher's touchdown saving tackle kept the game in reach for BANC going into halftime. Although the Mavericks' scored again, BANC refused to quit not allowing an extra point. Other defensive standouts included Nicholas Steinthal, Grant Resnick, Robert Sledge, and Aiden Munnelly.
BANTAMS
North Mianus Bulldogs 14, Cos Cob Crushers 0

The Bulldogs Jack O'Gorman ripped off a 40-yard run to bring North Mianus deep into Crushers territory. Will Montesi finished off the drive with an 8-yard scamper to left side for the first score of the game. O'Gorman's try put the Bulldogs up 8-0. The Crushers' opening drive of the second half was stymied by North Mianus' Casey Rozmus, Ian Foster and Jonathon Price. A late interception by James Mair put the Bulldogs back on offense. A late fumble recovery by Zachary Karson set up Will Montesi for a 40-yard TD run. The Bulldogs Augie Bancroft ran well behind the blocks of lineman JQ Norrgard, Gonzalo Gupte and Jonathon Doyle. Cos Cob's Miles Recchia recovered a forced fumble on the first play, behind the swarming line defense of Brent Wolfson and Ben Weinstein. Linebacker Vincent Ceci made a fine fumble recovery, while cornerbacks Jake Crowely and Reed Signer helped stop North Mianus' drive at the end of the half. Matt Jester thwarted another Bulldog drive in the third quarter with an interception. Going for it on fourth down, Crushers quarterback Nick Winegardner threw in the flat to Michael Grabel, who sprinted nearly 20 yards for the first down.

Riverside Gators 0, Putnam Generals 18
On Riverside's opening possession, Putnam's Davis Whiteley, Henry Groves and Alex Burdick helped force a 3-and-out by the Gators. Colin Mulshine then scored for the Generals from 35 yards out. Duff Haffenreffer intercepted a pass on the Gators next possession and Mulshine scored again from 26 yards. Luke Christensen and Charlie Johnson had several nice runs before George Hadley capped the scoring with a 1-yard plunge for the Generals. Harrison Barth clinched the game for the Generals with a clutch 27-yard run on 3rd-and-26. The Gators offense struggled against a fine Generals defense. One bright spot for Riverside was a 20-yard run by Ethan Todd, who was sprung free by the blocking of Alejandro Blanco and Colin Miles. Defensively JD Todd made a nice open field tackle with support from Robert Donnellan and Joseph Dowling. Conor Kelly, Thomas Martin, Jaden Nygaard and Tripp Thomas also made some nice plays.
Banc Raiders 21, Glenville Mavericks 8
The Raiders fell behind early to a potent Maverick offense lead by Nick Addison and George Hill. On its next possession, Glenville marched 60 yards before Peter Santana's touchdown run put the Mavericks ahead. From there the Mavericks moved the ball well but did not add to their score. BANC's Michael Huber scored on a 61-yard run. Chris Wint had a big game, creating two turnovers and also scoring twice. The Raiders offensive linemen Tony Delucca and Walter Scott helped pave the way on offense. Myson Cummings and Louis Koletas played well on defense. Ryan Horowitz recovered a fumble for the second game in a row. Christian Cockerill, Sander Cosia and Daniel Estrella all played strong pass defense.
GYFL WEEK #2 09/25/2011
SENIORS
Riverside Gators 22, Glenville Mavericks 14 OT (Over Time)

The Gators strong defensive effort was led by Henry Golden with help from Connor Weigold. The Gators lit the the scoreboard first when Nic Smoller connected with Conor Langan for a 72-yard touchdown. Kazu Yamamotto converted the PAT. Riverside's Marco Pastore galloped 76 yards behind fine blocking by Peyton Larkin and Will Pearlman, setting up a 9-yard touchdown by Michael Gianesello. With the Mavericks driving for the winning score, Riverside's Alex Tucker stripped the ball from the Mavs on the 2, sending the game into overtime. The Gators scored in OT on a 10-yard touchdown run by Michael Gianesello. In the second quarter, the Mavericks' Brandon Kistler scored on a five-yard run. After the Gators went ahead 14-6, the Mavericks' defense forced a safety by the Gators to close the score to 14-8. The Mavericks defense was led by Lachlan Rosato, Joe Lanni, Bailey Savio, Peter Sanchez, and Will Pettinato. In the fourth quarter, Kistler scored again on a one-yard run to send the game into overtime. On offense, quarterback Joey Longo ran hard and completed some nice passes to Keiran Carroll.
Putnam Generals 26, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Generals scored first when McKinley Frantz connected with Jake Groves on a beautiful touchdown pass. Kyle Christensen added the 2-point conversion as he muscled in to the end zone to make the score 8-0. The Generals scored two more times in the first half on runs by Frantz and Holden Tiedy. The running game was powered by the solid blocking of Dillon Daine and Scooter Harrington. The second half was a defensive affair for both teams with the Generals scoring on an interception by Groves. Fine play in the Generals secondary was turned in by Ryan Harford, Danny Lopez and Cole Hartley.
North Mianus Bulldogs 30, Banc Raiders 14
Nick Nelson got the Bulldogs moving on their first play of the second quarter with an 11-yard run for the game's first, first down. Robert Clark ripped off a 40-yard run for the Bulldogs before David Steinberg scored from the 1 untouched for the game's first score. Kevin Iobbi ran in the extra points for an 8-0 Bulldogs lead. The Bulldogs earned their first win of the season with defensive contributions from Damien Weber, Jared Nasso, and CJ Hayes.BANC's Corey Bancroft scored the Raiders first touchdown on a quarterback sneak. After North Mianus took the lead BANC put together a sustained drive and faked a punt, but came up inches short.

JUNIORS
Riverside Gators 6, Glenville Mavericks 0

Riverside's Alex Nanai and Alex Quirk forced a Mavericks punt on forth and long, setting up what would be the game-winning drive. Rodrigo Blanco cleared the way for Cory Johnson to dash 25 yards, setting up first-and-goal from the nine. Brandon Chow finished the scoring drive. The second quarter was a defensive struggle with Riverside's Patrick McTiernan and Thomas Waurishuk making big tackles to keep the Mavericks at bay. With time winding down, the Mavericks broke free for a 50-yard run that was stopped by Kevin Wright on the Gators 15-yard line. The Gators' second-half offense was led by Aaron Peterson clearing the way for Joao Zsigmond to keep the ball out of Maverick hands.The Mavericks were led on offense by the fleet-footed and sure-handed Owen Matthews, who caught several passes. James Bonney, Joe Fernandez and Steve Bennett provided the blocking up front. The Mavericks defense, led by Rob Lanni, Peter Rivelli, Chris Mark and Will Kolman, was able to strip the ball late in the fourth to give the Mavericks a chance, but Glenville's final drive stalled.
Cos Cob Crushers 12, Putnam Generals 7
The Crushers opening drive was stopped by Owen Gwozdz, who intercepted a deep pass and returned the ball 20 yards to set the Generals up with excellent field position. In the second quarter, the Generals scored first, as Franklin Hong, Doug Neviera and Tyler Hipp opened a hole for Chris Burdick, who skirted 49 yards for a touchdown. Powered by the blocking of Callum Abernethy and Justin Zide, Matt Restieri converted the extra point, putting the Generals up 7-0 at the half. The Crushers Witt Knight scored in the third quarter on a 2-yard run. Noni Lopez and Ryan Mulshine combined to make a big hit on a Crushers' running back to stuff the extra point, preserving the lead for the Generals, 7-6. In the fourth quarter, Cos Cob's Andrew Hollander scored late on a 45-yard run to seal the victory.
Banc Raiders 12, North Mianus Bulldogs 6
After North Mianus took an early lead, the Raiders retaliated with Michael Reilly's 40-yard touchdown run behind lead blocking from Jason Otis. BANC's Dylan Reynolds orchestrated the offensive attack. BANC's defense was lead by Aiden Munnelly. Andrew Frost and Charles Courtenay contributed some clutch sacks. Gavin Muir drove the ground control attack in the fourth quarter led by the line play of Jack Lemone, Jackson Frampton and Romano Orlando. Larry Deluca, Christain Perez and Jack Caruso also contributed to the win. The Bulldogs' tough defense was lead by the tackling of Trey Scotti, Chris Stich, Brandon Wilson and Thomas Benda. Cooper Moore found pay dirt with a long scoring run giving the Bulldogs the lead. After a quick three and out by the Bulldogs, the Raiders returned a punt for another touchdown and the lead. The Bulldogs' defense came to life with strong play from Scott Dayton, Antonio DiLorenzo, Cameron Delcristo and fumble recoveries from Ryan Gruenstrass and Owen Ball.
BANTAMS
Riverside Gators 24, Glenville Mavericks 18 2OT (Double Over Time)
The Gators defense turned in a stellar performance, picking up a slow starting offense. Mathew Lenihan made a fine stop behind the line of scrimmage and Mathew Pilc recovered a fumble. Jackson Castelli broke up a pass for a key stop. The offense came alive in the second quarter with a nice run by Tucker Slattery and receptions by Joseph McCurdy. With eight seconds left in the half Hunter Clark scored on a 17-yard run behind the blocking of Jason Tautel and Federico Narvaez. After another defensive stop Clark raced 70-yards for a touchdown with nice blocks by "Chilly" Bellisimo and Slattery. The Mavericks tied the score and sent the game to the first overtime. Pilc took the ball up the middle 10 yards for the score. Again the Mavericks tied the score. In the second overtime, the defense came up big and turned it over to the offense. Key blocks by Alvaro Borrego and Alex Hanna opened up a hole for Pilc, who took the ball up the middle for the winning score.
Putnam Generals 26, Cos Cob Crushers 6
The Generals marched down the field on their opening drive with some key first down conversions behind the blocking of Jack Ludington. Lucas Delgado capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown behind a great block by Alex Rogers. Spencer Plavoukos scored the 2-point conversion. After the Crushers scored on their first offensive play, Harrison Barth and Logan Guerrieri combined to stop the extra point and keep the score 8-6. Led by great blocking by Oliver Kennon and Jack Bruce, the Generals offense scored on their next three possessions as Spencer Hartley scored from 46 and 23 yards and Colin Mulshine from 33 yards out.Vincent Ceci got the Crushers on the board with a a 60-yard touchdown run. Key blocks were provided by Jack Durvasula, Ben Weinstien and Harrison McKenzie. The Crushers fell behind in the first half, but did not give up. The defense, led by Wyatt Kane, Will Knight and Will Grimes helped contain the Generals in the second half.
Banc Raiders 13, North Mianus Bulldogs 0
BANC's Michael Huber scored two touchdowns -- one of which was set up by an excellent run by William Reilly. Contributing to the blocking was Aiden Clark who also ran well. The offense was also led by the Speaker brothers, QB Justin and end Colin. The Raiders' defense was led by Mason Muir, Chris Wint (interception) and Ryan Horowitz (fumble recovery). Also, making significant contributions to the defense were Michael Hoha and Joshua Figueroa. Matt Bologna and Drew Sheehan led the way for North Mianus behind crisp blocking from Zack Karson, Thomas Mair, and Ed Iuteri. Aiydan Rose, Jack O'Gorman, and Will Montesi helped spark the Bulldogs defense. John McGrath relieved injured QB Will Fox, and the Bulldogs started to make positive gains again. With halftime looming the Raiders broke free and scored again despite a hard hitting tackle from Jonathon Price.
GYFL WEEK #1 09/18/2011
SENIORS
Putnam Generals 22, BANC Raiders 6

After surrendering two quick touchdowns to the Putnam Generals, the BANC Raiders settled down and fought back as special teams counted for BANC’s only score on a 65 yard punt return form Parker Grayson. On offense, Matthew Weller, Michael Fahy, and Jonathan DeSouza anchored the line. League rookies Bernard Threadgill, Eric Manning and Juan Garzon also made key offensive plays, while Jack McDonough, Addison Muir, and Matthew Morganti provided solid play on defense. Contributing to the Generals win, Hanley Frantz broke left and raced for a touchdown behind some nice blocking by Brett Collins and Jake Cohen. Will Perry moved in for the extra point. Highlights of the defense were Trent Newman’s touchdown saving tackle and fine secondary action from Ryder Stahl and Ryan Harford. McKinley Frantz ran for the next TD and Kyle Christensen made the extra point. Outstanding play also turned in by Will Christensen, Jackson Caputo and Jake Groves.
Glenville Mavericks 14, North Mianus Bulldogs 14
The Bulldogs won the coin toss and wasted no time putting the ball in the hands of Kevin Iobbi running down the side line for a 27 yard gain. The Bulldogs didn’t complete and turned the ball over on downs. The Mavericks managed a sustained drive of 6 running plays over 48 yards converting on the 4 yard line for the first score of the game. The extra point was good. The lead didn’t last long as the Bulldogs put together a sustained 8 play drive that featured 3 consecutive carries by David Steinberg. Iobbi found the endzone behind blocking from Brendan Mulhern and Parker Kelly. The PAT was good. The Bulldogs stiffened the lead with a Jake Herman tackle. After a Maverick interception, Jack Montesi made a great open field tackle to save a TD. The Bulldogs had strong defensive performances from Brendan Mullhern, Windsor Doyle and Jake Herman. Unfortunately, the Mavericks were able to run out the clock late in the 4th quarter and the game ended 16-14 in favor of the Mavericks.
Riverside Gators 27, Cos Cob Crushers 0
Sunday's games played at Havemeyer Field was the first time football has been played at the old GHS football field since the earlier 70's. Here was where Riverside Gators played defense all game and it paid off. Seaton Crossman put pressure on the Crusher QB to cause him to throw an interception to Paul Williams who raced 55 yards for a TD, but no extra point. The Gators defense came up with another big play when Michael Gianesello intercepted the ball and went 45 yards for another TD. The PAT was good after QB Nic Smoller ran the ball in. The Gators scored yet again when Marco Pastore recovered a high punt snap in the end-zone. Kazu Yamamoto scored the PAT. The Gators final score came as Alex Tucker ran 23 yards into the end-zone. Kazu scored the PAT. Sean Doherty also had an interception and Will Pearlman had a game saving tackle. Callan Smith did great on both sides of the ball.
JUNIORS
Putnam Generals 12, BANC Raiders 0
The Generals defeated the Raiders 12-0 in a well played season opener. Despite a Generals strong drive in the first quarter, Raiders shut it down behind big plays from Robbie Barter, Gavin Muir and Orlando Romano. In the second quarter, Generals QB, Greyson Wolfram, dropped back to pass behind the blocking of Matias Isaacs and Bodie Groen, and connected with Chris Burdick on a deep pass for a 53 yard touchdown. The Raiders defense stuffed the Generals at the goal line on the extra point attempt behind the strong play of Devin Mojica and Jack Lemone.Late in the third quarter, the Generals mounted a 70 yard, 10 play drive behind powerful blocks by Justin Zide and Ben Frey and runs by Ryan Messina. Greyson Wolfram converted the drive with a two yard touchdown. The Raiders again stopped the Generals on the extra point attempt with strong play from Max Kaicher and Jackson Frampton. Blake Guerrieri and Ryan Harford thwarted a fourth quarter Raider comeback making big hits behind the line of scrimmage. Strong Banc offense was powered by several big runs from Michael Reilly and Dylan Reynolds.
Glenville Mavericks 20, North Mianus Bulldogs 0
Mavericks offense executed well, putting together touchdown drives on each of their three first half possessions. Offense leader Lance Large broke off several long runs and completed a touchdown pass to Jack Montinaro. Jack Warren and William George also sparked the offense with strong running behind the blocking of Jimmy McMachan and Timmy Kindregan. Defensive Lineman Rayan Achbani recorded several impressive tackles at the line of scrimmage, Michael Klein provided good run support from the corner and Aengus Rosato made a great tackle. Joe Caridi and Van Thompson provided solid run support for a defense that held the Bulldogs to a shutout. The Bulldogs defense showed resolve, and despite the three first half scoring drives, the Bulldogs defense had strong tackling from Spencer Wardell, Thomas Price, Trey Scotti and Luc Ayuob. The second half would be a defensive struggle. The Bulldogs started the second half with the ball and had its best showing with a 12 play drive, highlighted by 1st down runs by Cooper Moore and Phillip Ayoub. Despite the strong gains, the Bulldogs would fail to convert on a key fourth down. However, the Bulldogs defense came to life, denying more scores and allowing only two 1st downs during the second half. Owen Wilson, Jake Belmont, and Nate Allen lead a swarming maroon and black defense during the half.
Riverside Gators 6, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Riverside Gators started the game in possession, but were forced to punt on fourth down. The Crushers earned a first down but also had to punt on fourth and long. The teams traded possessions and punts for the remainder of the first quarter. On Gators punt early in the 2nd, Gators Jack Feda and Patrick McTiernan forced a Crusher fumble on the return recovered by Gator Thomas Waurishuk. Brandon Chow took the handoff and sprinted 42 yards only to be forced out-of-bounds on the Crusher three yard line. Garrett Murphy, behind the efforts of Henry Ellison, finished the drive with a 3-yard push for six. Gator defense continued forcing fumbles that were recovered by Alex Nanai and Walty Toub. Kevin Write led the Gator defense with seven tackles. Gator Oliver Milledge boomed a punt to pin the Crushers on their 5-yard line.
BANTAMS
Putnam Generals 14, BANC Raiders 0
After Generals jumped to a two touchdown lead over the Raiders in the 1st quarter, the Banc Defense tightened up and held the Generals scoreless the rest of the way. Leading the Banc defense were Mason Muir, Eddy Doyle, and Chris Wint. Also, contributing on defense were Eric Meyers, Cole Kaicher, and Teddy Rosenbaum. While the Banc offense was held in check, a very strong performance was given by Ben Finkle at center as well as on defense. Others making contributions to the offense were Timothy Bibeault, Mathew Tamis, and Daniel Perez. Generals defense forced a three and out on BANC’s opening possession led by two tackles behind the line by Will Bingle. Generals offense capitalized on the good field position when Spencer Hartley scored from 30 yards out. Bingle forced and recovered a fumble on BANC’s next possession and Colin Mulshine followed some excellent blocking by Spencer Plavoukos and Cristobal Isaacs to score a 26-yard touchdown. George Hadley scored a 2-point conversion. The game then turned into a struggle between two excellent defensive teams. Generals defense led by some solid play from Davis Whiteley, John Callahan, and Owen and Michael Neviera preserved the shutout this week.
Glenville Mavericks 7, North Mianus Bulldogs 0
Bulldog offense came out hard with Aydin Rose hitting some memorable blocks. The series ended with a turnover interception. Jacob Mondschein then intercepted ran 35 yards for nearly a touchdown as the half ended. Will Montessi made a last man tackle in the 3rd quarter. The Bulldog defensive line held only allowing a few yards opening the way for the season debut of Alex Rameriz, JQ Norrgard, Cormac Doyle, Gonzalo Gupta, Sam Chard clearing the way for a QB John Magrath handoff to Augie Bancroft for a gain of over 25 yards and a near break out run. Although the Bulldogs controlled the ball for the better portion of the first half only relinquishing it twice. The Maverick’s defense lead by Clayton Ostover and Chris Genaro would not allow the Bulldogs into the end. Jeffrey Mathews intercepted a pass and ran it back 15 yards to the Bulldog 35 ending another Dog drive. With 28 seconds left in the game Ryland Magee stepped in front of a Bulldogs pass at the 4 yard line and ran it 76 yards for Maverick Touchdown winning 7 -0.
Riverside Gators 7, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Crushers won the coin toss but deferred, and in the Gators first play, running back Hunter Clark took the ball from QB Evan Weigold scoring on a 60 yard run. Key blocks made by Tucker Slattery and Hunter Cusimano. Matthew Pilc scored the extra point behind Alvaro Borrego and Alex Hanna. The defense stepped up and made several key stops for a shutout. The Gator defense caused a fumble that was recovered by Evan Weigold. Jack Holl delivered a crushing tackle for a loss. Ethan Todd repeatedly pinned the Crushers deep in their own territory with his punts.