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GYFL WEEK #9 11/21/2010 Championship
Gators 15 - Generals 6 - GHS Stadium

The GYFL Bantam Championship game between the Riverside Gators and the Putnam Generals was a “Clash of the Titans” as two powerful teams battled on the gridiron. The Gators moved the ball well on their second possession but fumbled for a turnover. The defense lead by Andrew Nanai and Tucker Slattery, denied the Generals any meaningful yards. The Gators then drove the field behind the rushes if Jack Feda. With a third and long from the tweleve, Cory Johnson grabbed a ten-yard reception making it first and goal from the 3 yard line. Garrett Murphy behind the blocking of Louis Werber crossed the goal line with a 2 yard push for 6 points. Giovanni Pastore added the extra point and a Gator 7 – 0 lead at the half. The Gators took possession in the second half but were unable to move the ball against the Generals defense. Late in the 3rd quarter, with Alvaro Borrego leading the way, Feda pushed into the end zone for another six points, Johnson added the 2 point conversion and a Gator 15 – 0 lead. The Generals then conducted a power-driven drive to close the score. Gator Oliver Milledge and Thomas Waurishuk denied the 2 point coversion. Garrett Murphy had a key 20 yard interception run to seal the victory. The Gators finished a perfect 10 -0 season and the Bantam Championship with the final Gators 15 – Generals 6.
Bulldogs 38 - Gators 20 - GHS Stadium

The Gators opened the championship game on the defensive side of the ball. Down by 16 early on by a pair of Kevin Iobbi touchdowns. The Gator heart & determination kicked in early with a 60 yard touchdown run by Anthony Ferraro. Key blocks on the play were made by Kevin Jordan & Brian Downey. The Gator 2 point extra point was good when Cassius Johnson crash through the end zone following Nico LeBlanc. Score was 16 - 8 Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs score 2 more time in the 2nd quarter(Robert Clark & Kevin Iobbi) The Gators went scoreless in the second quarter.
In the 3rd quarter the Gator defensive came alive and stopped the Bulldogs from scoring in the quarter. Alex Tucker & Conner Weigold shut down the middle and Alex Quirk & Patrick McTiernan shut down the outside. Peyton Larkin & Nick Dagnino also made many tackles for Riverside. The Gators started to close the gap when Anthony Ferraro busted loose for a 53 yard touchdown following the blocking of Spencer Baxter. Trying to catch up to the Bulldogs, The Gator passing attack came in to play when Anthony Ferraro threw a pass 26 yards down field to Connor Langan who galloped another 22 yards taking the ball to the 2 yard line to complete this 48 yard pass completion. Cassuis Johnson punched the ball in for a 2 yard touchdown. The Gators Alex Nanai came up with a fumble recovery in the 4th quarter but it wasn't enough to stop the mighty Bulldogs who added another touchdown to seal the win. Bulldogs 38 - Gators 20.
Generals 13 - Bulldogs 0 - GHS Stadium

GYFL WEEK #8 11/14/2010 PLAYOFFS
Generals 20 - Bulldogs 6 - Lower GHS
Gators 20 - Mavericks 6 - GHS Stadium

The Riverside Gators started on offense against the Glenville Mavericks in a game that was clearly defined by the defenses as both forced punts on forth and long situations. On the Gators second possession, Jack Feda connected with Cory Johnson for a forty-two yard pass and the games first score. Garrett Murphy converted two points and a Gator 8-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Mavericks conducted a strong drive down to the one-yard line. On forth and goal from the one, Matthew Lenihan and Evan Weigold stopped the run and forced a change of possession at the mark with twenty-six seconds in the half. On second and ten, Matthew Pilc, Thomas Waurishuk, Alvaro Borrego and Andrew Nanai sealed the way for Johnson to dash seventy-nine yards and a half-time score: Mavericks 0, Gators 14. The Mavericks continued to move the ball well in the third quarter and scored with a tree yard run. In a defensive stand lead by Oliver Milledge, the Gators denied the two-point conversion. The Mavericks again had the ball with 3:36 left in the game and started to advance the ball. At forty-six second, Johnson intercepted a pass and raced forty-two yards sealing the Gator victory. Final Mavericks 6, Gators 20.

Bulldogs 23 - Generals 12 - GHS Stadium
Gators 14 - Crushers 0 - Lower GHS

The Riverside Gators will be returning the GYFL Junior Championship game after defeating the Cos Cob Crushers 14 - 0 at Cardinal Stadium. The Crushers won the toss and marched 79 yards in 8 minutes and 22 seconds. It was 4th down and 1 yard to go for a Crusher touchdown, When Gator Linebacker Connor Weigold made a touchdown saving tackle and stopped the Crusher Fullback for a 1 yard loss.
The Gators took over from their own 2 yard line and Cassius Johnson blasted through the line following Guard Alex Nania to give the offense some breathing room. A few plays later the Gators got on the scoreboard when Quarterback Anthony Ferraro darted 54 yards into the end-zone. Ferraro also made the PAT. The Gator defense roared all game, Nico LeBlanc made many tackles behind the line of scrimmage as well as Alex Tucker being in the Crusher back field. The Gators final touchdown of the game came in the 3rd quarter when Connor Langan unleashed a pass to a sprinting Anthony Ferraro who then went 72 yards for a touchdown. Fullback Henry Ellison followed lineman Kevin Jordan over the goal line to make the PAT good.
The Gator defense swamped the Crusher ball carriers to control the 4th quarter and seal the win

Generals 19 - Crushers 14 - GHS Stadium
Bulldigs 14 - Mavericks 0 - Lower GHS

GYFL WEEK #8 11/07/2010
Riverside Gators 14, Glenville Mavericks 0
The Gators completed an 8-0 regular season with the 14-0 win over the Mavericks. On the Gators' second drive of the game, facing a third down and 10, Cory Johnson raced through a seam for a 60-yard touchdown and a lead that Riverside never relinquished. The Maverick defense, which kept the team in the hunt all game behind outstanding efforts from Brennan Tauber and Rob Pedicano, stiffened and denied the extra point. The Gators got strong defensive efforts from Alexander Bein and Alvaro Borrego in the first half. Conner Browder and Jacob Cohen provided excellent blocking for the victors' offense. The Mavericks moved the ball well to start the second half behind the blocking of Campbell Taylor, Tyler Suddell and Julian Ribo, but outstanding defense by Riverside's Trevor Probst and Rutger Zenner forced a punt. The Gator offense wasted no time as Santiago Silvani sealed the end for Johnson's 57-yard scamper for six more points. Garrett Murphy connected on a pass play with Andrew Nanai for the two-point conversion to put the Gators up 14-0. The Maverick defense held the Gators scoreless the rest of the way with exceptional play from Matt Pillari, Van Thompsen and Nick Addison. Glenville's Tim Kindregan made his presence known with dependable blocking at the end position, and Jeffrey Matthews made a nice cut carrying the ball to highlight the second half offensively. The top-seeded Gators and fourth seeded Mavericks will have a rematch Sunday at Greenwich High School's Cardinal Stadium at 10:30 a.m. in the GYFL Bantam Semifinals.
Putnam Generals 13, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Generals ended their regular season with a 13-0 victory over the Crushers in a well-played game between two evenly matched teams. After stopping the Crushers on the opening series, the Generals' offense put together a long touchdown drive that ended in Colin Mulshine's seven-yard run. Owen Gwodz then followed a couple of excellent blocks by Alex Rogers and Jack Ludington to convert the extra point for 7-0 lead. On the next Crusher possession, great penetration by Putnam's Boden Groen stopped a fourth-down play to turn the ball over on downs. The Generals went back on the march, capped by Spencer Hartley's 10-yard touchdown behind a great block by Gage Laufenberg. Alex Burdick had a strong run, but came up just short on the extra-point attempt to keep the score 13-0. The Crusher offense challenged the Generals during the second half, but the Putnam defense consistently met the challenge behind the play of John Callahan and Spencer Plavoukos. The third-seeded Generals face the second-seeded North Mianus Bulldogs at Greenwich High's Field No. 7 Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the GYFL Bantam Semifinals.
BANC Raiders 24, North Mianus Bulldogs 6
The BANC Raiders ended their season on a high note with the 24-6 victory over the playoff-bound Bulldogs. On the first offensive play of the game, BANC's Dylan Reynolds broke free for a 60-yard touchdown sprint. But the Bulldogs answered quickly with Trey Scotti's 60-yard run on their first play to knot the score at 6-6. The Raiders bounced right back as Reynolds went 56 yards down the right sideline on the second play of the following possession for the touchdown. As the defenses settled in, Larry DeLuca made a big open-field tackle to force a Bulldog punt, and late in the first quarter, Colin Wahl broke through the Bulldog offensive line for a backfield tackle, forcing the Bulldogs to attempt a pass play on third-and-14 that was intercepted by Gavin Muir. Early in the second half, Reynolds notched another touchdown on a 30-yard sweep, and late in the third quarter, behind steady veteran Max Kaicher at quarterback, Chris Wint was able to break multiple tackles for a 36-yard scramble into the end zone to make it 24-6. The next time the Raiders had the ball, the Bulldog defense met the challenge, stopping BANC on a fourth-and-short, with Turner Franco, Jake Schulte and Nate Allen standing out on the defensive series. The fourth quarter was highlighted by the rushing of BANC's Grant Resnick, and several of the Bulldogs' younger players showed that the Bulldogs' future is bright as William Fox, Jack O'Gorman and Mathew Bologna gained some meaningful yardage while Alex Ramirez and Billy Goggins provided strong blocking and Jonathan Price stopped a short-yardage run on defense. The second-seeded Bulldogs move on to face the third-seeded Putnam Generals in the GYFL Bantam Semifinals Sunday at Greenwich High's Field No. 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Riverside Gators 20, Glenville Mavericks 7
The Gators capped off the regular season with a 20-7 win over the Mavericks. The Mavericks started the game with a six-minute march behind Max Kilberg, James Budkins, Peter Pillari and David Sorbaro, but big tackles by the Gators' Patrick McTiernan and Alex Quirk stalled the drive. On Riverside's first offensive play, quarterback Anthony Ferraro broke free for 49-yard touchdown run behind key blocks from Rodrigo Blanco and Spencer Baxter. Nick Dagnino sprinted in for the extra point and a 7-0 lead. The Gators' second touchdown came when Truman Imbo scampered 17 yards to end zone, followed by running back Will Perlman's extra point to make the score 14-0. The Gators final score came when Dylan Ruebenstahl made a great block for Nick Dagnino to surge 14 yards for a hard-fought touchdown. The Maverick defense stiffened in the second half behind fine tackling by Ben Kraninger, Duncan Darrin, Marc DeMartis, Logan Hoelscher and Bailey Savio, and the Mavericks were able to post big gains in the running game by Ian Pearson, capped off with a 30-yard scoring run by Jonathan Lore. The Gator coaching staff credited lineman Kevin Jordan for outstanding performances on both sides of the ball. The second-seeded Gators face the third-seeded Cos Cob Crushers in the GYFL Junior Semifinals Sunday at noon at Greenwich High School's Cardinal Stadium.
Cos Cob Crushers 32, Putnam Generals 20
The Cos Cob Crushers finished off their regular season with a 32-20 win over the Putnam Generals Sunday. Putnam came out strong on their first play from scrimmage as Cole Hartley raced 60 yards for the touchdown behind a block by Holden Tiedy. It was a back-and-forth offensive battle all game, with each team turning in a number of big plays. Tiedy accounted for a score of his own, reversing field and turning a broken play into a 53-yard touchdown run. The Generals were led all day by key blocks from Alex Wada and Jake Cohen, and Hartley finished off the scoring with his second touchdown of the day behind a big block by Aeden Lewis. The Generals eventually settled in defensively with great efforts by Chris Burdick, who had several big tackles and an interception, and Ryan Mulshine, Ben Frey and Peter Mullen. The fourth-seeded Generals face the top-seeded North Mianus Bulldogs on Sunday in the GYFL Junior Semifinals at Greenwich High's Field No. 7, and the third-seeded Crushers face the second-seeded Riverside Gators at Greenwich High's Cardinal Stadium. Both games start at noon.
North Mianus Bulldogs 37, BANC Raiders 19
The Bulldogs capped off an 8-0 regular season with the high-scoring victory over the Raiders. The Raiders opened the scoring on their initial drive with Michael Reilly breaking free for a 50-yard touchdown run. North Mianus answered right back, covering 60 yards in three plays, 55 on a scoring run by Robert Clark. Kevin Iobbi took a pitch right for the two-point conversion as the Bulldogs took an 8-6 lead. On the fifth play of the Bulldogs' ensuing drive, quarterback Nicky Blum hit Clark with a pass in stride for a 21-yard scoring strike as the Bulldogs finished the first quarter up 14-6. North Mianus struck again early in the second quarter, as Alex Bologna burst through the left side for 31-yard scoring run and Iobbi again added the two-point conversion for a 22-6 lead. The Bulldogs pushed the lead to 24-6 when Bologna, Conner Butler and Michael McGrath swarmed a BANC receiver in the end zone for a safety. Despite the score, BANC got excellent efforts on the defensive side of the ball, especially from Jack Barter, Charles Courtenay, Addison Muir and Aiden Munnelly. On the fourth play from scrimmage in the second half, McGrath took a pitch left and was off on a 50-yard touchdown run. Christopher Stitch sprinted off-tackle right for the point after, giving North Mianus a 31-6 lead. But BANC responded with an impressive aerial attack, led by James Huber connecting with Michael Reilly, Addison Muir and Angus Binnie. After stalled drives by each team, BANC took over on its own 25 with 4:36 remaining in the third quarter. On the third play from scrimmage, a Raiders runner took a pitch right for 50-yard scoring run. The point-after was good, narrowing he deficit to 31-13. The Raiders orchestrated a seven-play, 46-yard drive late in the third quarter that culminated in four-yard to close the gap to 31-19. The momentum shifted back to the Bulldogs, however, as Bologna took a handoff from Blum on the first play of the subsequent drive and raced 60 yards for his second touchdown and 37-19 Bulldogs' lead. BANC finished the game with the ball, driving 52 yards to the North Mianus two-yard line beforetime expired. The Bulldog defense was led by the solid tackling of Adam Pate, Philip Ayoub and C.J. Hayes. The top-seeded Bulldogs move onto the GYFL Junior Semifinals Sunday against the fourth-seeded Putnam Generals at noon at Greenwich High's Field No. 7.
Glenville Mavericks 13, Riverside Gators 0
The Mavericks did all of their scoring in the second quarter for a hard-fought 13-0 victory. The Gators moved the ball very well early in the game as quarterback Slater Jones picked up seven yards on a keeper up the middle and then completed a first-down pass to running back Luke Bienstock for 12 more yards with help from the downfield blocking of wide receiver Brandon Dinsmore. The Gators defense kept the game scoreless as cornerback Addison Yost sped downfield for a touchdown-saving tackle and defensive linemen Jack Weigold, Thomas Williams and Griffin Golden made several big tackles. The Maverick offense got on the board when Clay Jurkowitz capped off the first drive of the second quarter with an 18-yard touchdown run. The Maverick defense, led by Ryan Grundy, Harrison Cole and Fermin Moraiz, then forced a Gator punt, which was returned 30 yards by Tommy Rogan. Two plays later, Rogan connected with Sean Harnett on a 23-yard touchdown pass. Midway through the fourth quarter, Gator quarterback Ryan Bellissimo hooked up with Sean Doherty for a 23-yard pass play behind excellent blocking from offensive linemen Richie Nelli and Chris Hann. The Mavericks' Carlos Fernandez had multiple long runs behind the blocking of Steven Bozzuto, Alex Russell, Alec Oropall and Ben Yih. The second-seeded Mavericks face the third-seeded North Mianus Bulldogs in the GYFL Senior Semifinals Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Greewnich High School's Field No. 7.
Putnam Generals 28, Cos Cob Crushers 7
The Generals completed an 8-0 regular season with a hard-fought win over the Crushers. The Generals scored first on a fine run by Ryan Pasqualli behind the blocking of Leonel Hyatt and Dillon Daine. The Crushers responded to tie the score at 7-7 on a nice drive highlighted by a pass to the Generals' two-yard line. Just before halftime, the Generals were able to get across the goal line again, with McKinley Frantz connecting on a touchdown pass to Will Christensen. The second half saw the Generals play well on defense with strong tackling from Jackson Caputo and big plays in the secondary by Cameron Boyd and Tommy Glover. Will Perry had a big day, scoring the last two touchdowns, one on a touchdown run and another on a fumble recovery. The top-seeded Generals face fourth-seeded Crushers again in the GYFL Senior Semifinals Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Greenwich High's Cardinal Stadium.
North Mianus Bulldogs 13, BANC Raiders 0
The Bulldogs won a defensive struggle over the Raiders. The Raiders nearly broke through first in the second quarter, when Robert Lemone jumped in front of a Bulldog screen for an interception. The Bulldogs' Devin McGrath made a touchdown-saving tackle on the six-yard line, and on an ensuing BANC rushing attempt, the Bulldogs' Liam Nelson emerged from a scrum near the goal line with the ball and ran up the sidelines for a 97-yard defensive touchdown. The extra point by Brendin Mulhern gave the Bulldogs a shocking lead. Despite the sudden momentum change, BANC's offense went on an eight-play drive, but the Bulldog defensive front of James Arca, Justin Montier and Mulhern forced a punt. The Raiders were on the march at the start of the third quarter, but after a first down, Bulldogs Jake Herman and James Kitt recorded back-to-back sacks and then a good open-field tackle by Wyndsor Doyle forced a punt that Kitt returned for 35 yards to end the third quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, McGrath punched it in from the 11-yard line to make it 13-0 for North Mianus. The Bulldog defense preserved the shutout win, as Matt Lodato and Jeremy Brown-Brugo had solid hits and Ian Fulton broke up a long pass play. The BANC offense was led by the running of Parker Grayson behind a line anchored by Domenic Colassaco, Matt Blechman, Jason Capozza, Michael Fahy, and Ricky Albino. The defensive corps did a fine job as Andrew Marinaccio, Mitchell Nethercott, Jack Martin and Anthony Ciuro each had big plays. Jonathan Desoucza, Bryce Anderson, and Larry Dunn played well on special teams. The third-seeded Bulldogs play the second-seeded Glenville Mavericks in the GYFL Senior Semifinals Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on Greenwich High's Field No. 7.
GYFL WEEK #7 10/31/2010
North Mianus Bulldogs 21, Glenville Mavericks 20 (OT)
For the second time this season, the Bulldogs prevailed over the Mavericks 21-20, this time in overtime. The Mavericks came out strong, as the blocking of Kaden Butler, Joe Kraninger and Chris Cark opened holes for a Brett Williams' touchdown and a 6-0 lead. But the Bulldogs responded with a seven-play drive that ended with a touchdown run by Trey Scotti. Cameron DelCristo converted the extra point to give North Mianus a 7-6 edge. The Mavericks again drove the length of the field, with Logan Darrin's six-yard scoring run capping the march. Williams added the two-point conversion to put Glenville back on top, 14-7. The Bulldogs knotted the score at 14 with a five-play drive as Cooper Moore found paydirt on a long scramble, capped off by another DelCristo extra point. The defenses settled in as the Mavericks punted twice and the Bulldogs fumbled before the Bulldog passing game drove them downfield before the half, including an impressive completion from Brett Cosby to Charlie Graves. But time expired, leaving the teams tied at 14. The second half turned into a defensive battle, with the Bulldogs getting strong tackling from Jake Belmont, Mathew Bologna, Cormac Doyle and Thomas Mair. The Maverick defense was led by Ribushofski, Luc Thibeault, Jeffrey Matthews and Aengus Rosato. With less than five minutes left in regulation, the Mavericks mounted a 70-yard drive that stalled at the Bulldog 10 as time expired. In overtime, the Bulldogs started with the ball on the Maverick 10, and DelCristo swept around left end for the touchdown, with Moore adding a hard-fought extra point to make it 21-14. On the Mavericks' second play from scrimmage, Williams scored on a dazzling run, but the two-point conversion attempt came up less than a yard short as the Bulldogs defense, led by Spencer Wardell, Aydin Rose, Jacob Belmont and Andrew Daur, stopped the ball carrier just short of the goal line, sealing the 21-20 win.
Putnam Generals 12, BANC Raiders 6
The Generals improved to 4-3 on the season with a thrilling 12-6 win over a very tough BANC team. After forcing a Raider punt on the first possession, the Generals' offense went on a well-executed drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown run by Colin Mulshine, who followed a great lead block by Will Bingle. The Generals turned the ball over in their own territory on the next two possessions, but the defense rose to the challenge, led by tackles from Charlie Ducret, including a key fourth-down stop that kept the score 6-0 at the half . The Raiders came roaring back on their first offensive play of the second half with a 38-yard run by Chris Wint. The Generals stopped the extra-point attempt when Davis Whiteley pushed the pile back from the goal line, keeping the score at 6-6. Two possessions later, Wint appeared to score another Raider touchdown as the third quarter ended, but Chase Stahl was able to make a stop and Mulshine forced a Raider fumble at the goal line on the ensuing play. After an exchange of possessions, the Generals' Toby Turnbull forced a fumble that was recovered by Callum Abernathy, giving the Generals the ball at the BANC 32. Boden Groen and Spencer Hartley then picked up yardage to set up George Hadley's one-yard game-winning touchdown run. The Raiders had key tackles from Colin Wahl and Preston James, solid blocking from Ben Finkel, Justin Speaker and Luis Estrada and strong leadership from captains Larry Deluca, Ryan Horowitz and Tommy Lewis.
Riverside Gators 20, Cos Cob Crushers 6
The Gators improved to 7-0. After forcing a punt, the Gators capped a 44-yard drive when Cory Johnson went 27 yards for the game's first score. The Crushers then drove the ball downfield behind the running of John Signer and Jose Riera before the drive stalled on a fourth-down attempt. The Gator offense went back to work as Jack Feda connected with Johnson for a 37-yard touchdown pass. John Morgantini added two points for a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Gator defense, behind the play of Alex Hanna, Robert Donnellan and Jason Tautel, kept the Crusher offense at bay for the remainder of the half. On the Gators' first possession of the third quarter, Oliver Milledge, Thomas Waurishuk and Louis Werber cleared the way for Evan Weigold to dash 36 yards into the end zone despite the efforts of Crusher defensive tackles Tyler Dietrich and William Gregory, who made the middle of the field a difficult place to run. The Crushers starting moving the ball well the rest of the third quarter, and early in the fourth quarter they narrowed the gap as Miles Recchia broke free for a 50-yard run to the Gator three-yard line, and then punched it into the end zone a play later to make the score 20-6. Blocks by Jack Durvasula, Jack Spurlock and Christian Farricker keyed the touchdown. Morgantini ended the game with an interception for the Gators.
North Mianus Bulldogs 22, Glenville Mavericks 13
The Bulldogs improved to 7-0 with a victory over the Mavericks. North Mianus took its first possession 10 plays and 60 yards, culminating in Kevin Iobbi's four -yard touchdown run off right tackle. Iobbi then took a pitch for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead. After a punt, the Bulldogs started their second drive at the Mavericks' 38-yard line, and on a fourth-and-nine, Nicky Blum rolled right and found a wide-open Robert Clark for a 37-yard touchdown. Iobbi again notched the two-point conversion for the 16-0 lead. Glenville regrouped on the ensuing possession with an eight-play scoring behind the solid blocking of James Bonney, Ben Kraninger and Lachlan Rosato and the nifty running of Jon Lore and Trystan Sarcone. The score was 16-6 at the half. Glenville was on the move to start the second half when Iobbi stripped the ball carrier to get the ball back for North Mianus at midfield. Seven plays later, the Bulldogs were in the end zone again, as Iobbi punched the ball in from the two-yard line. Luke Wahlberg, Philip Ayoub and Antonio DiLorenzo were able to grind out yardage for North Mianus, and the Bulldog defense was led by James Loughran, Michael McGrath, Charlie Callahan and Conner Butler. With 3:25 remaining in the game, a Glenville back swept left, found daylight and was off on a 43-yard touchdown run. The point-after was good for the 22-13 final score. The Maverick defense was led by Carson Bednar, Duncan Darrin, William George, David Sorbaro and Colin Lee, with George Taylor notching a timely fumble recovery to thwart a Bulldog drive.
Putnam Generals 26, BANC Raiders 7
The Generals rode a tough defense to the victory. They jumped out to a 13-0 lead before BANC struck back with a big touchdown run from Michael Reilly. Aeden Lewis, Reed Aaron and Greyson Wolfram made big tackles to lead the way for the Generals. Sammy Jenkins chased down a BANC receiver, and James Huber helped cause a fumble that was recovered in the end zone by Dylan Ellner on the game's final play. The Generals' offense came alive with four touchdown drives. Cole Hartley had a huge day, running for three touchdowns and over 100 yards behind the blocking of Chris Burdick , Alex Wada and Jake Cohen. Holden Tiedy finished off the Generals' scoring with a 31-yard touchdown run. Despite standout defensive efforts from Jason Otis, Aiden Munnelly, Angus Binnie and Addison Muir, BANC could not contain the General running attack. BANC gave a solid effort throughout, notably by Peter Ryan, Jack Lemone, Romano Orlando, J.T. Lawrence and J.J.Hartwell.
Riverside Gators 18, Cos Cob Crushers 7
The Gators overcame an early Crusher touchdown to gain the victory. The Crushers opened the scoring early with a 60-yard drive that lasted more than seven minutes and was capped by a Bailey Ballone one-yard touchdown run. The point-after by Mike Ceci made it 7-0. But the Gators came right back when Anthony Ferraro went on a 44-yard touchdown run, breaking a number of tackles behind the blocking of Truman Imbo and Henry Ellison, to pull Riverside within 7-6. After the Crushers notched three straight first downs on their next possession, Gators Patrick McTiernan and Brandon Chow made key tackles to force a punt. Riverside capitalized on the ensuing drive, when Walty Toub and Nathaniel Steen led the way on a Ferraro 60-yard scoring romp to make it 12-7. The Crushers moved the ball in the second half behind Charlie Recchia, Sean Puente and Phillip Raviele but were unable to find the end zone. The Gators added a fourth-quarter touchdown when Cassius Johnson sprinted 47 yards behind the blocking of Alex Nanai. Patrick Clisham, Nick Giannuzzi, Tyler Jester and Andrew Triscari were solid on defense for Cos Cob.
Glenville Mavericks 14, North Mianus Bulldogs 13
In a game of two halves, the Mavericks came back for a thrilling 14-13 victory. The Bulldogs owned the first half. The Mavericks received the opening kickoff and drove to the Bulldog 10, with a long Carlos Fernandez run powering the effort. But Bulldog Justin Montier broke through on the next four plays and combined with Brendin Mulhern to push the Mavericks back and give the Bulldogs the ball on downs. The Bulldogs proceeded to run off 17 straight plays, culminating in a James Kitt burst through the middle for an eight-yard touchdown. The extra-point kick was good and the Bulldogs had a 7-0 lead with only 4:42 left in the half. The Bulldogs' momentum continued as Ian Fulton recovered a fumble at the Maverick 38. Devin McGrath converted on a second-and-11 scramble up the middle for the touchdown. The North Mianus defense then held the Mavericks again with strong tackling from James Arca, Damien Weber and Tyler Saleeby. The Bulldogs went into the intermission up 13-0. Then the Mavericks took over. Alec Oropall pinned the Bulldogs deep on the opening kickoff of the second half, and after forcing a punt, Glenville was in business on the Bulldog 30. Three plays later, Tommy Rogan scored on an eight-yard touchdown run before Mulhern blocked the extra point to keep at score 13-6. The Maverick defense stiffened for the rest of the game behind the tackling of Alex Russell, Colin Rosato, Oliver Warren and Johnny Pulitano. Glenville got the ball back late in the fourth quarter on the Bulldog 39 and drove to set up a one-yard scoring plunge by Joey Longo with two minutes to play Fernandez ran in the two-point conversion to put the Mavericks in the lead, 14-13. Glenville's Sean Hartnett broke up some last-ditch pass attempts to secure the win.
Putnam Generals 21, BANC Raiders 6
The Generals improved to 7-0, jumping out to the early lead on a long drive behind the blocking of Ed Larkin and Dillon Daine. K.J. Whittaker got the touchdown and Griffin Tiedy converted the extra point to make it 7-0. The Raiders were able to move the ball well, but an acrobatic interception by Will Christensen got the ball back for the Generals. Putnam scored again before the half when Will Perry's block sprung Ryan Pasqualli for the touchdown. The Raiders put together a drive late in the third quarter to slice into Putnam's lead as Robert Lemone's throw to Alex Tennenbaum set up a scoring plunge by quarterback Mark Nielsen. However, the defensive efforts of Nick Bonanno and Tommy Glover helped the Generals maintain the lead. As the fourth quarter began, the Generals were able to put together one last scoring drive that ended with Hanley Frantz's touchdown on a handoff from his brother McKinley Frantz. BANC running backs Parker Grayson and Michael Tang provided the ground attack behind an offensive line led by Michael Fahey and Lawrence Dunn. Raider defensive stars included Domenic Colassaco, Andrew Marinaccio, Lemone and Tang.
Cos Cob Crushers 20, Riverside Gators 0
The Crushers opened with a nice drive set up by a key third-down conversion by Jack Jones. Michael Sullivan got the touchdown for a 7-0 lead. Jack Freiheit added a 20-yard touchdown run and Adam Lamoureux would finish the scoring for Cos Cob. Riverside moved the ball well and often behind the quarterback trio of Slater Jones, Drew Dinsmore and Ryan Bellissimo, targeting wide receivers Anthony Busani and Thomas Morgantini. Running backs Luke Bienstock and Sean Doherty ran the ball extremely well and were able to pick up first downs in key situations, especially in the second half. However, the Crusher defense, especially Billy O'Malley, Henry Parkhurst, Ryan Meltzer, and Ian Bannon, was up to the Gator challenge all game. The Gators were led defensively by safety Mike Gianesello and defensive linemen Thomas Williams and Jack Weigold.
GYFL WEEK #6 10/24/2010
BANC Raiders 25, Cos Cob Crushers 7
The Raiders overcame a hot start by the Crushers to gain their first win of the season. Cos Cob opened the game with a seven-play, 40-yard drive that Jose Riera punctuated with a seven-yard touchdown run. Nick Fraytor, Eli Fowler and Jack McBrierity made key blocks throughout the drive. Riera also scored the point-after for a 7-0 lead. The Crusher defense kept the game close for most of the first half as Miles Recchia, Matt Kelly and Jack Durvasula kept the Raiders off the scoreboard until only minutes. The Raider score was the start of 25 unanswered BANC points. Chris Wint scored multiple touchdowns with some crafty moves, and Dylan Reynolds put the Raiders on top to stay with a 50-yard scoring burst. Reynolds also snagged a momentum-changing interception. Excellent blocking by linemen Christian Perez and Cole Kaicher fortified the Raider rushing attack. Defensively, Andrew Frost made several tackles behind the line of scrimmage and Larry Delucca, Jack Caruso and Christian Cockerill added tackles for losses. Gavin Muir shook off injuries to solidify the center of the defense. The Crushers moved the ball with Matt Jester and Tyler Yung late in the fourth quarter, but Michael Hoha had a touchdown-saving, diving tackle for BANC to end the game.
Riverside Gators 22, North Mianus Bulldogs 6
The Gators scored on their opening drive and never looked back. They got the ball first, and six plays later, including a crucial third-down pass play, Cory Johnson raced 22 yards to open the scoring. Garrett Murphy added the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead they never gave up. The Gator defense also started tough and got the ball back into the offense's hands. This time, a nine-play drive was capped by Jack Feda powering two yards into the end zone behind the blocking of Hunter Cusimano and Lewis Werber. Murphy added his second two-point conversion for the 16-0 advantage. A second-quarter Bulldog drive was halted when the Gators' John Morgantini recovered a fumble at the Riverside 15. The Bulldogs started to settle in on defense and forced the Gators to punt after a quick three-and-out as Quinten Fox and Jake Belmont made key tackles. The game became a defensive struggle as Thomas Tripp and Joseph McCurdy helped the Gator offense control the clock, but the Bulldogs finally broke through as Cooper Moore raced for two first downs before putting the Bulldogs on the board to cut the lead to 16-6. The Gators answered with an 11-play scoring drive behind the blocking of Colin Miles and Nicholas Woo. Bulldogs Alex Brown, Hunter Gruentrass and Eric Bernard countered with strong tackling efforts, and great team tackling by Jake Schulte and Turner Franco prevented the extra-point attempt to keep the score at 22-6. On its final possession, the Bulldog offense mounted a drive behind strong blocking by Thomas Mair and center play by Zachary Karson, but time ran out before they could reach the end zone.
Glenville Mavericks 7, Putnam Generals 0
The Mavericks threatened to score on their first possession, before Putnam's Owen Gwodz, Will Harford and Cristobal Isaacs made great stops and Lucas Jordao made a tackle deep in the Maverick backfield to stop the threat and turn the ball over on downs. The General offense had a couple of scoring chances in the first half, but was unable to break through despite solid blocking by Harrison Barth. The Mavericks charged out of halftime behind the blocking of Ryland Magee and Campbell Taylor. Brett Williams moved the ball quickly downfield with some fancy moves and scored the game's only touchdown. Jack Warren made an inside cut to score the point-after for the 7-0 lead that the defense made stand up. On their next possession, the Mavericks threatened to put the game out of reach, but the Putnam defense rose to the challenge. Ryan Messina made a touchdown-saving tackle to set up a first-and-goal situation, and Gwodz, Colin Mulshine and Whit Stahl made some solid tackles before Alexander Allan's pass coverage forced an incompletion on fourth down. The Maverick defense continued to impress as Joe Fernandez came up with clutch tackles in the backfield while Joe Kraninger, Chris Mark and Clayton Ostrover formed a solid line and Warren and Logan Darrin sealed off the corners. The Generals' Devin Brandes made a diving interception to end another late Maverick possession, giving the Generals one more chance to score, but the Maverick defense secured the victory.
Cos Cob Crushers 19, BANC Raiders 14
The Crushers started strong with scoring runs from Mike Ceci and Bailey Ballone. Andrew Triscari's point-after catch made it 13-0, and a run by Andrew Hollander pushed the score to 19-0 at the half. But there was no quit in the Raiders as James Huber drove the team downfield, leading to two Michael Reilly touchdowns, with big plays from Angus Binnie and Addison Muir along the way, to cut the lead to 19-14. The outcome stayed in doubt until the final moments of the game, but the Crushers converted a big third-and- two with a minute to play, finalizing the thrilling victory. Jackson Fretty and Frankie Alfano ran well all day for the Crushers while Christian Novakowski, Chase Piro, Henry Saleeby and Colton D'Agostino played well on defense. BANC's comeback was fuled by a relentless effort on both sides of the ball from Jack Barter, Charles Courtenay, Aiden Munnelly.
North Mianus Bulldogs 29, Riverside Gators 13
The Bulldogs wasted no time in pushing their record to 6-0. They took the game's opening drive 60 yards, culminating in a three-yard touchdown sneak by Nicky Blum. Kevin Iobbi added the point-after on a run off right tackle. Riverside moved the ball well on their first possession, but turned the ball over on downs as the first quarter ended, and the Bulldog offense went back to work, driving five plays with Iobbi providing the capper on a 23-yard touchdown run. Blum then completed a pass to Iobbi for the two-point conversion and a 15-0 lead. Riverside took over at its own 20 yard line and, despite consecutive sacks by Bulldog Alex Bologna, found its way to the end zone. Cassius Johnson used the blocking of Spencer Baxter and Kevin Jordan to get outside and was off on a 66-yard scoring run. The Gators converted the point-after as Anthony Ferraro plunged forward behind the blocking of Nico LeBlanc to cut the North Mianus lead to 15-7. The Bulldogs answered back on the very next play from scrimmage, when Iobbi took a pitch right and raced 60 yards for the score. Robert Clark ran in the two-point conversion to extend the lead to 23-7. The back-and-forth continued on Riverside's next possession, when on the third play from scrimmage, Brandon Chow sprinted up the right sideline for a 54-yard scoring run. Bulldogs Thomas Benda and Danny Ezquivel combined on a tackle at the goal line to deny Riverside the point after. Clark closed out the scoring in the second half on a two-yard run off tackle. The defenses then gained the upper hand as Fisher Bray, Owen Ball and Luc Ayoub stood out for the Bulldogs and Peyton Larkin and Alex Quirk led the Gators.
Glenville Mavericks 13, Putnam Generals 0
The Mavericks controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in getting the victory. The Maverick offensive line, anchored by James Budkins, Peter Pillari and Jimmy McMachan, opened holes all game for running backs Jon Lore, Bailey Savio and Owen Mathews, including two touchdowns in the first half. The Maverick defense held the potent General running attack in check with strong tackling from linebackers John Esposito and Robbie Lanni and safeties Charlie Zeeve and Joe Caridi. The Generals moved the ball well on offense behind the blocking of Jake Cohen , Alex Wada , Ethan Pasquali and Josh Erickson. They reached the red zone three times but came away empty. Jackson Trimmer and Cole Hartley each had several strong runs, and Greyson Wolfram threw a 30-yardpass to Holden Tiedy to keep a drive alive. The Generals' defense was stingy all day, led by big tackles from Chris Burdick, Ryan Mulshine and Matt Restieri. Trent Newman had a strip and fumble recovery on the Generals own three-yard line to prevent another Maverick touchdown.
BANC Raiders 14, Cos Cob Crushers 13 (2 OT)
The Raiders and Crushers duplicated their double overtime battle from Week 1, but this time the Raiders came out on top. Similar to their first encounter, the teams played to 0-0 tie in regulation and would need overtime to determine the victory. This time, the foot of Raider placekicker Jack McDonough proved to be the difference. The Crushers scored first on a one-yard run by quarterback Jack Jones and added the point after. But the Raiders answered back, forcing the second overtime behind the elusive running of halfback Parker Grayson. The Raiders got the ball to start the second overtime, and signal caller Mark Nielsen got BANC into the end zone behind second and third efforts from an offensive line led by Domenic Colasacco, Jason Capozza and Matt Blechman. McDonough booted the extra point for the 14-7 lead. The Crushers answered with a 14-yard scoring run by Adam Lamoureux but the extra-point try was no good, giving BANC the victory. Ricky Albino and Jack Martin led the BANC defense with timely tackling and a turnover each. Martin's interception squelched a late Cos Cob drive as regulation wound down. Mitchell Nethercott and Bryce Anderson also received high praise by the coaches for their defensive and special teams play. The entire Cos Cob defense was credited for excellent play, led by Billy O'Malley and Peter Delepine. On offense, Jack Freiheit, Adam Lamoureux and Michael Sullivan ran the ball well.
Riverside Gators 13, North Mianus Bulldogs 6
The Gators notched their first victory of the season, as the offense moved the ball well all afternoon behind quarterback Slater Jones. The Bulldogs got outstanding defensive plays from James Arca, James Kitt, Justin Montier, Corey Bancroft and Wyndsor Doyle. Early in the second quarter, running back Luke Bienstock put the Gators on the board with an eight-yard touchdown run behind excellent blocking by linemen Andrew Peterson, Richie Nelli and Christopher Hann. Paul Williams' extra point was good for the 7-0 lead. The score seemed to wake up to the Bulldogs, as Liam Nelson took the next offensive play 73 yards up the left side for the touchdown. The extra-point try was no good. Trying to score again before halftime, the Gators passed on six consecutive plays. With just seconds remaining in the period, Bulldog Ian Fulton intercepted the final attempt. Both offenses were sluggish to start the second half, until Gator punt return specialist Mike Gianesello broke loose with a 55-yard return for the touchdown and a 13-6 lead the Gators would not surrender. The Bulldogs tried valiantly to tie the game in the final quarter, dominating the time of possession. But cornerback Addison Yost cemented the Gator victory with a game-ending interception. Defensively, the Gators played an outstanding game with linemen Jack Weigold and Piero Hermoza making big tackles all over the field and outside linebacker Brendan Santini recording 12 tackles. Brandon DelCristo and David Steinberg stood out for the Bulldogs.
Putnam Generals 14, Glenville Mavericks 7
The Generals got the victory in a tight game. The teams exchanged punts for most of the first half with Will Perry, Leonel Hyatt and Ryan Harford starring on defense for the Generals. The Generals were finally able to get on the scoreboard in the second quarter, when K.J. Whittaker connected with Ryan Pasqualli on a touchdown pass. Whittaker then sparked the Generals again before the half by intercepting a long Maverick pass to get the ball back and then throwing to Pasqualli for another score before halftime. The Mavericks cut the lead in half on a 10-yard run around left end by Tommy Rogan. Ben Yih's extra point made it 14-7. On offense, the Generals benefited from strong play at end from Jackson Caputo and McKinley Frantz. Defensively, the Putnam coaches cited Brian Archino and Ryder Stahl for strong play. Leading the blocking up front for Glenville were Steven Bozzuto, Colin Rosato, Willie Budkins, Brandon Kistler and Quinn and Kieran Carroll. Outside of the two long touchdown passes, the Maverick defense held its ground throughout the game as Carlos Fernandez, Alec Oropall and Yih led the tackling.
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Glenville Mavericks 14, Cos Cob Crushers 7
The Crusher defense set the tone early, with strong hitting by Tyler Dietrich and Mitchell Grimes. The Cos Cob offense then drove 62 yards for the early lead. Fullback Mike Grabel followed the blocking of Jack Spurlock and Matt Kelly, powering six yards for the touchdown. Jose Riera added the point-after for a 7-0 advantage. The Mavericks mounted a comeback as Haydeen Kistler scored late in the second quarter behind the blocking of Robert Freder, Nick Addison, Teddy Taylor and Tyler Suddelll. Brett Williams caught a Kistler pass for the point-after and a 7-7 halftime tie. Most of the second half was a defensive battle as Matt Jester, Miles Recchia and Lev Rubin led the Crushers and the Maverick defenders were paced by key tackles from Peter Santana and Peter Rivelli. Lance Large also stepped up for Glenville from his safety position with a stellar lift-and-drive-form tackle. The Mavericks broke the tie with a long fourth-quarter drive that included a long fourth-down conversion and was capped by a four-yard Jack Warren touchdown and a Williams PAT. Late in the fourth quarter, the Crushers put together a solid drive with two pass completions to flanker back Teddy Bacon. But the Mavericks' Jaime Moraiz made a game-ending and victory-saving interception.
North Mianus Bulldogs 13, Putnam Generals 0
The Generals' defense thwarted early Bulldog possessions as Chase Stahl made a touchdown-saving tackle on the Bulldogs' first play. The Generals also got solid play from Noni Lopez, Lucas Jordao and Owen Gwodz. The Bulldogs capitalized on their second possession with Cooper Moore's touchdown run up the middle. Cameron DelCristo's extra point made it 7-0. After a General punt, Moore scored on another long touchdown run for a 13-0 lead. Putnam responded with seven-play drive but was forced to punt. Scottie Marshall got the ball back for the Generals by forcing fumble that was recovered by Toby Turnbull. A key stop by Hunter Gruenstrass pushed the Generals back, and the Bulldogs showed toughness on their next series with hard running by William Fox and Jack O'Gorman. With time running out in the half, Charlie Graves made a touchdown-saving tackle at the 10-yard line for North Mianus. The second half was a defensive battle. Boden Groen recovered another fumble for the Generals to start the second half. The Generals then embarked on their longest drive as Ryan Messina had a long run behind a great block by Jake Bass to bring the ball to the Bulldog 5. But the Bulldogs' Moore stopped the threat with a fumble recovery. The Bulldog offense showed life on its next possession with tough running behind strong center play by Alex Ramirez. The Generals offense dominated the remainder of the game with tough running by Alexander Allan, but James Mair, Scott Dayton and Cormac Doyle helped the Bulldogs hold firm.
Riverside Gators 22, BANC Raiders 0
The Riverside Gators scored on their first two possessions. Cory Johnson capped a 64-yard drive by going 12 yards for the opening score, with Garrett Murphy adding the PAT. On their next possession, the Gators drove 44 yards, with Murphy finishing with a seven-yard run. Evan Weigold connected with Tucker Slattery for two points and a 16-0 Riverside lead. Despite several key injuries, the Raiders kept battling behind the leadership of captains Christian Cockerill, Michael Hoha and Charlie Marvin. The Gators marched downfield to open the second half behind the blocking of Colin Miles and Trevor Probst and the running of Robert Donnellan. Matthew Lenihan then sealed the end for John Morgantini's 12-yard touchdown. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Raider offense put together a good drive that Louis Werber ended with an interception. The Raiders got solid tackling by William Reilly, Andrew Frost and Matthew Tamis.
Cos Cob Crushers 6, Glenville Mavericks 0
Th The first half between was a defensive struggle, but the Crushers took their first possession of the second half downfield, scoring on a fourth-down, three-yard run from Bailey Balloneto to make it 6-0. Bryce Klair, Chase Piro, and Andrew Saleeby stood out on offensive for the Crushers, while Ben Kraninger, Will Pettinato, Logan Hoelscher and Lachlan Rosato led the Maverick defense. Frankie Alfano, Mike Ceci, Nick Giannuzzi, Charlie Knight and Andrew Hollander also stood out on defense for the Crushers, and Ian Pearson and Trystan Sarcone made strong tackles from their defensive-end positions for the Mavericks. The Maverick offense was led by the strong running of Tyler Blizzard, Bailey Savio and Jon Lore and the timely blocks of lineman Max Kilberg.
North Mianus Bulldogs 26, Putnam Generals 14
The Bulldogs scored 20 points in the first quarter in improving to 5-0. Alex Bologna opened the scoring on three-yard run off right tackle and then notched the point after. On the next drive, Kevin Iobbi scampered 37 yards for the touchdown and a 13-0 lead. On the ensuing Generals possession, Iobbi made an over-the-shoulder interception, reversed field and ran it back for the touchdown. Riley Howe's extra point made it 20-0. Howe later made it 26-0, when after a General punt, he burst up the middle for a 45-yard touchdown run. The Generals continued to fight, and after Cole Hartley broke through for a big gain, Jackson Timmer hit Greyson Wolfram on an eight-yard touchdown pass. Chris Burdick ran around left end to make it 26-8 at the half. The second half turned into a defensive struggle as the Bulldogs chewed time off the clock behind the running of Christopher Stitch, Billy Nail and T.J. Peck. The Generals held firm on defense, thanks to the tackling of Aedan Lewis, Trent Newman and Brenden Whiteley. The Bulldog defense was able to stop the Generals in the third and most of the fourth quarter, with Thomas Price, Finbar Doyle and Ryan Chan making tackles. Holden Tiedy, behind a big block from Alex Wada, scored on a 48-yard run in the game's final minutes to make it 26-14, as the Bulldogs' Brandon Wilson stopped the extra-point try at the goal line.
Riverside Gators 24, BANC Raiders 0
The Gators struck quickly with Roger Velutini's 11-yard touchdown run after a long opening drive that featured the blocking of Joao Zsigmond. Both defenses then settled in as the Raiders' Matthew Morgantini intercepted a pass to thwart a Gator second-quarter drive and Peyton Larking made many tackles for the Gator defense. The Gators extended their lead in the third quarter as Cassius Johnson bolted10 yards for a touchdown. After BANC's J.J. Hartwell recovered a fumble, Riverside got the ball back and Anthony Ferraro completed another successful Gator drive with a 19-yard touchdown run. The Gators completed the scoring when Nick Dagnino followed the blocks of Rodrigo Blanco and Dylan Ruebenstahl for a 49-yard touchdown. The Raider defense was led by Aiden Munnelly, Jackson Frampton and Peter Cartine. Truman Imbo and Nico LeBlanc paced the Gator defense, with Imbo also recovering a fumble.
Glenville Mavericks 26, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Mavericks controlled the ball on their opening drive behind the hard running of Joey Longo and a long run by Clay Jurkowitz. Tommy Rogan bulled in for a one-yard touchdown, and the extra point gave the Mavericks a 7-0 lead they would never relinquish. After a Ben Yih interception, the Mavericks went ahead 13-0 on a Carlos Fernandez touchdown plunge. Rogan closed out the first-half scoring with a 72-yard touchdown run. Both teams battled through a scoreless third quarter before Fermin Moraiz's touchdown run made it 26-0. The Crushers suffered a numbers of injuries, but Jack Freiheit, Jack Jones and Mike Sullivan played well on offense. The Maverick defense was led by the strong tackling of Alec Oropall, Alex Russell, Johnny Pulitano and Willie Budkins.
Putnam Generals 21, North Mianus Bulldogs 6
ThThe Generals scored on their second play from scrimmage as Ryan Pasqualli followed Griffin Tiedy's blocking for a touchdown. On their first possession, the Bulldogs got strong running from Ian Fulton and Matt Lodato, but the General defense held firm behind Dillon Daine and Will Christensen. The Generals added to their lead with Pasqualli's punt return for a touchdown and closed out their scoring when K.J. Whittaker connected on a 19-yard touchdown pass to McKinley Frantz. The Generals scored on their second play from scrimmage as Ryan Pasqualli followed Griffin Tiedy's blocking for a touchdown. On their first possession, the Bulldogs got strong running from Ian Fulton and Matt Lodato, but the General defense held firm behind Dillon Daine and Will Christensen. The Generals added to their lead with Pasqualli's punt return for a touchdown and closed out their scoring when K.J. Whittaker connected on a 19-yard touchdown pass to McKinley Frantz. The Bulldog defense came alive on their next series when Justin Montier, James Arca and Brendin Mulhern made excellent solo tackles for losses on consecutive plays. The offense then started clicking as Devin McGrath hit Liam Nelson for a 15-yard gain on the first play. Nelson, Fulton and McGrath then combined for 33 yards on five running plays to move the ball to the General 8. McGrath hit Nelson on an out pattern to cut the lead to 21-6 at the half. The defenses took over in the second half, with two interceptions by Kyle Christensen and another by Whittaker for the Generals, as well as great efforts at the line of scrimmage from Gunnar Groen, Brett Collins and Nick Bonanno. In the third quarter, McGrath got the Bulldog attack going with a 37-yard run, but the drive ended with an interception.
BANC Raiders 19, Riverside Gators 7
The Raiders picked up their first victory of the season, as Matt Marzulla got things started with a punt return deep into Gator territory. Raider quarterback Mark Nielsen then opened the scoring on a two-yard plunge. Halfback Parker Grayson highlighted BANC's next possession with a 50-yard touchdown run, and Ricky Albino kicked the extra point for a 13-0 point lead. The Raiders quickly struck again when defensive tackle Dominic Colasacco stripped the ball from a Gator runner and sprinted untouched into the end zone. The Gator offense moved the ball well behind quarterbacks Ryan Bellissimo and Drew Dinsmore. Backs Mike Gianesello and Marco Pastore fought hard for extra yards and picked up key first downs in the first half. Halfway through the third quarter, running back Luke Bienstock turned the corner and, behind excellent blocking from linemen Griffin Golden and Anthony Busani, ran 40 yards for a touchdown. Paul Williams kicked the extra point to draw Riverside within 19-7. The Raider offense was led by solid blocking from Jack McDonough, Jason Capozza, and Andrew Marinaccio, while Robert Lemone, Michael Fahy and Michael Tang led a stingy BANC defense. Despite being down early in the game, the Gators continued to fight on defense as Jack Weigold made big tackles all over the field. Addison Yost also had a solid game defensively from his cornerback position with several touchdown-saving tackles.