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GYFL WEEK #4 10/10/2010

Bantams

Riverside Gators 22, Putnam Generals 8
The Gators won a battle of unbeatens, 22-8. The Gators started the game by marching downfield 40 yards behind the blocking of Matthew Pilc and Santi Silvani, as Cory Johnson capped the drive with a 20-yard touchdown sprint. Garrett Murphy added the two-point conversion behind center Oliver Milledge. The Gators then recovered a turnover, but the General defense held firm, with standout efforts by linemen Toby Turnbull, Charlie Ducret and John Callahan and safeties Spencer Plavoukos, Lucas Delgado and Henry Groves. The game settled into a defensive battle until John Morgantini broke free for 36 yards to set up a 12-yard Johnson touchdown and a 16-0 halftime lead for the Gators. The General offense came to life in the second half, with Cristobal Isaacs leading the way on Colin Mulshine's 44-yard touchdown run. George Hadley then converted the two-point attempt by throwing a strike to Ryan Messina. Led by Alex Bein, Conner Browder and Ethan and JD Todd, the Gator defense held off any further threats. Jack Feda provided by the Gator defensive highlight, stripping the ball from a General runner and returning it 35 yards for a touchdown as time wound down.
North Mianus Bulldogs 13, Cos Cob Crushers 2
The Bulldogs struck on their first play from scrimmage, as Cooper Moore scored the go-ahead touchdown for a lead North Mianus never relinquished. Trey Scotti's extra point made it 7-0. The Crushers responded with an eight-play drive, highlighted by a 17-yard pass from Nick Winegardner to Christian Farricker, but the drive stalled on a fourth-down play deep in Bulldog territory, thanks to key defensive stops by Scott Dayton, Nate Allen and Joaquin Rojas. The Crusher defense came out strong in the second half, as Tyler Dietrich sacked the Bulldog quarterback in the end zone for a safety. But the Bulldogs roared right back, marching downfield, including a key 22-yard run by John Signer behind blocks by Nicholas Frayter and Teddy Bacon. Andrew Daur and Brett Cosby helped keep the Crushers out of the end zone, despite a 10-play drive late in the second half. Strong defensive plays by Eric Bernard, Hayden Sherr and a sack by Cameron DelCristo sealed the victory for North Mianus.
Glenville Mavericks 21, BANC Raiders 19
The Mavericks scored the winning 50-yard touchdown and the extra point with just over two minutes left in the game. BANC rallied from a 14-0 deficit behind the strong play of captains Jaden Kennedy, William Reilly and Justin Speaker. They moved in front, 19-14, behind tenacious play by Matthew Tamis, Christian Cockerill and Mauri Benitez and a touchdown and extra point by Gavin Muir. But the Mavericks came back for the win.
JUNIORS
Riverside Gators 19, Putnam Generals 6
The Gators wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as quarterback Anthony Ferraro sprinted 40 yards for a touchdown on their fourth play behind key blocks from Walty Toub and Connor Langan, The point-after failed. The Gator defense held tough, led by Connor Weigold and Brandon Chow. The Generals moved the ball behind good blocking from Ben Frey, Sawnie McGee, Eric Hadley, Danny Lopez and Matias Isaacs, but came away empty. The Gator offense scored again in the second quarter. Ferraro had an 18-yard gain, and fullback Roger Velutini pounced on a loose ball in the end zone for the touchdown. Nick Dagnino scored the extra point behind the blocking of Jack Carey. The Generals finally found the end zone in the third quarter on a 20-yard scoring run by Cole Hartley behind a big block by Nick Mosher. But the Gator defense responded with the final touchdown when Ferraro stripped the ball and rambled 30 yards for the touchdown. Weigold made the extra point. The Generals got solid play on defense from Justin Zide, Brenden Whitely and Dylan Ellner.
Glenville Mavericks 20, BANC Raiders 6
The Mavericks posted their first win of the season, 21-6, with Tyler Sarcone running for a touchdown and connecting with Tyler Blizzard on a 20-yard scoring pass. BANC brought the game within reach in the third quarter when Michael Reilly made multiple tacklers miss on a 60-yard touchdown scamper. The Raiders also got strong play on the defensive line from Peter Ryan and Angus Binnie, as well as outstanding running defense from Tarquin Hansen, Matt Jacobsen and Aiden Reynolds. The Maverick defense was led by strong play up front from Ben Kraninger, Will Pettinato, Lachlan Rosato and Logan Hoelscher and the steady tackling of linebacker John Esposito and safety Charlie Zeeve. Ian Pearson, in his debut at running back, closed out the scoring with a 30-yard rumble on a sweep to the left.
North Mianus Bulldogs 26, Cos Cob Crushers 20
The Bulldogs won a seesaw battle with the Crushers. On the second play from scrimmage, Kevin Iobbi swept right and won a 52-yard footrace for a 6-0 Bulldog lead. Cos Cob came right back with a 50-yard touchdown run from Bailey Ballone. Five plays later, the Bulldogs went back in front on a 15-yard scoring run by Robert Clark. Nicky Blum added the extra point. The lead was short-lived, as the Crushers scored two plays later on a 50-yard run by Andrew Hollander, followed by Jackson Fretty's extra point. North Mianus stormed back with a 13-play, 60-yard drive that Iobbi capped with a seven-yard touchdown run. Iobbi also added the extra point for a 20-13 North Mianus lead at the half. Cos Cob opened the second half with an 11-play, 60-yard drive that Ballone punctuated with a 10-yard scoring run. He also scored the extra point to tie the game at 20. The defenses then took over until the game's waning moments, when Iobbi scored his third touchdown of the game, this time from 50 yards out, for the 26-20 victory. The Bulldog defensive line enjoyed a big day with two sacks by Glenn Saperstein and strong tackling by Daniel Ezquivel, Conner Butler, Michael Scarano, Glenn Niblo and C.J. Hayes. For the Crushers, Bryce Klair, Chase Piro, Andrew Triscari stood out on offense, and the defense was led by Frank Alfano, Mike Ceci and Charlie Knight.
SENIORS
Glenville Mavericks 14, BANC Raiders 6
The Raiders jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, and looked to be moving toward a second score late in the second quarter when the Mavericks recovered a fumble on their own 25-yard line. On the next play, Tommy Rogan broke loose for a 75-yard touchdown run to tie the score at six going into halftime. Willie Budkins, Fermin Moraiz, Ben Yih, Alex Russell and Brandon Kistler powered the Maverick offensive line. BANC received the second-half kickoff and consumed almost the entire third quarter with a long drive. But the Maverick defense stiffened, stopping BANC on a fourth-and-one at the Maverick 10. The Mavericks then went on a long drive of their own, culminating with a 20-yard touchdown run by Rogan. Joey Longo added the two-point conversion for the 14-6 lead. The Mavericks sealed the victory with a Carlos Fernandez interception.
Putnam Generals 17, Riverside Gators 0
The defenses set the tone early, as both teams forced early fumbles. The Generals broke the deadlock as KJ Whittaker followed some nice blocking by Scooter Harrington for a 21-yard scoring run. The Gators did move the ball on offense, especially in the air, as quarterback Drew Dinsmore drove the Gators to the General 10 yard line on an 18-yard catch-and-run with Mike Gianesello. Nicolas Smoller connected with Thomas Morgantini for a 12-yard pass, and Ryan Bellissimo hooked up with Anthony Busani for another 20-yard gain on the day. However, the Generals met the challenge with some strong pass defense from Kyle Christensen and an interception by Jake Groves. The running of Ryan Pasqualli and fine blocking by Leonel Hyatt got the Generals on the scoreboard again, and Griffin Tiedy's field goal at the end of the first half closed out the scoring. The second half saw the Generals move the ball behind the efforts of quarterback Will Christensen and some strong running by McKinley Frantz and Ryder Stahl. The coaches also cited Brian Archino for some strong play on defense. For the Gators, Luke Bienstock returned a punt for 15 yards late in the second half and ran the ball well all day. The Gator defense held the Generals scoreless in the second half with big tackles from defensive tackle Griffen Golden and linebackers Michael McTiernan and Paul Williams.
North Mianus Bulldogs 25, Cos Cob Crushers 12
The Bulldogs pulled away after a tightly played first half. The Crushers wasted no time getting on the scoreback, as Jack Knight connected on a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jack Freiheit. The extra point was no good. The Bulldogs took over on their own 39-yard line and drove downfield. On third and 16 from the Crusher 21, Devin McGrath hit Liam Nelson for the touchdown, and the extra point gave North Mianus a lead they would not relinquish. Ian Fulton helped the Bulldog defense hold firm, and Matt Lodato added to the lead, plunging over from the one with just 19 seconds left in the half for 13-6 lead. The teams played a scoreless third quarter. Jesse Prottas and Adam Lamoureux played well on defense for the Crushers while Jason Boothroyd, Wyndsor Doyle and Tyler Saleeby paced the Bulldogs. The Bulldog offensive line then helped put the game away in the fourth quarter. Center Jeremy Brown-Brugo quick snapped the ball to McGrath, who followed guards Justin Montier and Parker Kelly into the end zone for a 19-6 lead. McGrath would add another Bulldog score on a 45-yard punt return, before the Crushers scored on a 30-yard pass from Jack Knight to Michael Sullivan.
GYFL WEEK #3 10/03/2010
Bantams
Putnam Generals 18, Cos Cob Crushers 7
The Putnam Generals came from behind to defeat the Cos Cob Crushers and improve to 3-0 on the season. The Crushers started the scoring as running back Jose Riera broke loose for a 61-yard touchdown run with help from key blocks by Jack Spurlock, Tegan D'Agostino and Tyler Deitrich. The point-after gave the Crushers a 7-0 lead, but the momentum began to shift midway through the second quarter, when the Generals' Will Harford stripped a Crusher ball carrier and recovered the fumble at the Crusher 17-yard line. The Generals capitalized when Alexander Allan scored from five yards out to cut the Crusher lead to 7-6 at the half. The Generals started strong in the second half as the defense forced another Crusher fumble. Colin Mulshine then scored on 31-yard run behind strong blocks by Gage Laufenberg, Will Bingle, Alex Rogers and Jack Ludington to give the Generals their first lead at 12-7. The Crushers threatened on their next possession, but Whit Stahl made a big defensive play to prevent a score. Scotty Marshall added a couple of impressive tackles for the Generals before Lucas Jordao made a critical fourth-down stop, tackling a Crusher runner just short of the first-down marker. Mulshine then scored his second touchdown of the day on a 63-yard scamper to cap the scoring at 18-7. The Crusher defense, led by Mike Grabel, Lev Rubin and Brent Wolfson, worked hard to keep the score close.
North Mianus Bulldogs 13, BANC Raiders 6
Quarterback Sasha Burnett led the Bulldogs downfield on the game's opening drive, as Trey Scotti capped the effort with a four-yard touchdown run. The extra point made it 7-0. The Bulldogs expanded their lead to 13-0 with a five-play drive that Cooper Moore closed out with a touchdown. The defenses dominated the rest of the half as North Mianus got key stops from Andrew Daur, Jake Schulte and Nick Fata. The Raiders were led by strong defensive line play from Andrew Frost, Charlie Marvin and Tommy Lewis. Raider game captains Luis Estrada, Cole Kaicher and Terrell Magliulo also stood out. The Bulldog defense continued its strong play in the second half with strong tackling by Brett Cosby and Spencer Wardell and a fumble recovery by Charlie Graves. The Raiders climbed back into the game early in the half, as Chris Wint's touchdown cut the lead to 13-6. The Raiders' offensive line paved the way, led by Michael Hoha and Ryan Horowitz. The defenses then held the rest of the way, with the Bulldogs' Jake Belmont making a key fumble recovery to help preserve the victory.
Riverside Gators 27, Glenville Mavericks 8
Cory Johnson opened the scoring for the Gators by finishing off a game-opening drive with a 38-yard touchdown run. The Maverick defense stopped the extra point, and the offense moved the ball past midfield with several strong runs behind the blocking of Logan Darrin, Aengus Rosato and Hayden Kistler. But the drive stalled as Jack Feda recovered a fumble for the Gators. The Gators then widened their leave as Johnson scampered 15 yards for the touchdown. The extra point was again unsuccessful. The Mavericks executed a superb two-minute drill as the first half wound down, highlighted by blocking from Tim Kindregan, Nick Addison and William Bonney. Lance Large connected with Brett Williams for a 30-yard completion, and Jack Warren finished the drive with a six-yard touchdown run. The second half saw the Gators get their offense rolling again, as Giovanni Pastore rushed for 35 yards to set up Johnson's 12-yard scoring run. The Mavericks got a strong defensive effort from Van Thompson, who wrestled down a Gator ball carrier on the seven-yard line, and great tackling by Jake Cohen and Joe Fernandez. Brennan Tauber, Peter Santana and Clayton Ostrover also made their presence known on the Maverick defense. The end of the third quarter had the Mavericks' defense holding tough and forcing a turnover on downs at their one-yard line. On the next play, Gator Andrew Nanai penetrated the offensive line for a safety. Two plays later, behind the blocking of Jacob Cohen and Rutger Zenner, Garrett Murphy ran 48 yards for the game's final touchdown. Tucker Slattery added the point-after with strong blocking efforts by Matthew Lenihan and Thomas Waurishuk.
JUNIORS
Putnam Generals 8, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Generals came out on top of a very hard-hitting, physical football game that was controlled by the defenses. The General defense was led by Ryan Mulshine, who recovered a fumble and caused another, plus Josh Erickson, Alex Wada , Jake Cohen, Chris Burdick and Matt Restieri. The game's only score came on the third play from scrimmage, when the Generals' Jackson Trimmer raced 57 yards up the middle for the touchdown. Holden Tiedy capped of the two-point conversion with a diving plunge over the left pylon. The Crushers had some impressive offensive drives that came up short. They moved the ball behind hard running by Bailey Ballone, Mike Ceci, Andrew Triscari and Andrew Hollander, and the Crusher coaches noted the good line play of Frank Alfano, Chase Piro, Bryce Klair and Tyler Jester. The Generals got strong offensive line play from Blake Guerrieri, Nick Mosher, Jake Rogers, Ethan Pasquali and Kyle Laufenberg.
Riverside Gators 14, Glenville Mavericks 7
The Mavericks faced a stern test in the defending champion Gators, and came up short in a 14-7 loss. The Gators got on the board quickly when Cassius Johnson scampered 15 yards for the touchdown behind the blocking of Henry Ellison. Nick Dagnino's extra point made the score 7-0. The Gators doubled their lead on their third possession, as running back Anthony Ferraro broke free for a 19-yard touchdown and Connor Weigold powered in for the extra point. Despite strong blocking from Logan Hoelscher, Peter Pillari, Max Kilberg and William Kolman and some nifty running by Tyler Blizzard and Owen Mathews, the Mavericks were unable to put any points on the board in the first half. Patrick McTiernan and Truman Imbo made some big tackles to spark a strong Gator defensive effort. The Mavericks get on the board in the second half as quarterback Trystan Sarcone scampered around the right end for six, and Bailey Savio dove over for the extra point. The Gator defense held tough all day, with the coaches crediting Tyler Tautel and Aaron Perterson for their strong play along with key tackles by linebacker Alex Quirk. The Maverick defense was led by the strong tackling of Ian Pearson, Joe Caridi and Jimmy McMachan.
North Mianus Bulldogs 20, BANC Raiders 12
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0, jumping ahead on the game's opening possession with a five-play, 80-yard drive capped off by Kevin Iobbi's nine-yard touchdown run. Nicky Blum scored the extra point on a quarterback keeper. The Bulldogs followed with another five-play drive on their next possession, with Iobbi providing the capper once more, this time from 10 yards out. With the half coming to end, a Raider defensive effort led by Jack O'Connor, JT Lawrence and Jimmy Conti helped to stifle a Bulldog drive to keep the game within reach. There was no further scoring until the third quarter, when Raider defensive guard Jack Lemone rushed in and stripped the ball and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. But the Bulldogs responded with another touchdown of their own on the ensuing drive, as Iobbi registered his third touchdown. Blum connected with Robert Clark for the point-after and a 20-6 lead. The Bulldogs then went to work controlling the clock behind the running of Simon Bass. Addison Muir brought the game back within reach for the Raiders with a 40-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. But the Bulldog defense stiffened, with Thomas Benda, James Gordon and Brandon Wilson picking up key tackles. For the Raiders, Jason Otis, Jack Barter and Charles Courtenay were defensive standouts.
SENIORS
Glenville Mavericks 16, Riverside Gators 0
Although a string of injuries left the Mavericks with 17 players dressed for the game, they prevailed 16-0. The Mavericks jumped ahead in the first quarter on an eight-yard run by Joey Longo. Tommy Rogan ran it in for the extra point. Clay Jurkowitz finished out the scoring in the second quarter on a well-executed 11-yard run around end, with Longo again adding the point-after. The Maverick offensive line was paced by Keiran and Quinn Carroll, Ryan Grundy, Alex Russell and Duncan Jurkowitz. The Gators threatened late, moving to the Mavericks 10-yard line before Sean Harnett made a touchdown-saving interception
The Gator offense produced several big plays in the second half behind quarterback Nicolas Smoller. Max Metalios, Anthony Busani and Marco Pastore each caught passes for big gains and first downs for the Gators. Luke Beinstock returned a punt 30 yards late in the fourth quarter. The Gator defense held the Mavericks scoreless in the second half with big tackles from middle linebackers Paul Williams and Tripp Smith and linemen Piero Hermoza and Jack Weigold. Gator punter Thomas Morgantini had an excellent day as he averaged 40 yards on his four punts. The Mavericks' Harrison Cole recorded a fourth-quarter interception to stifle a late Gator drive.
Putnam Generals 28, Cos Cob Crushers 13
The Generals marched downfield on the game's opening drive behind some nice running by Hanley Frantz and Will Perry. Ryan Pasqualli put the Generals on the scoreboard with help from blocking by Eddie Larkin and Dillon Daine. The Crushers answered right back when Jack Freiheit's run brought the ball to the General 4. Jack Knight took it into the end zone from there and added the extra point. The Generals' defense stiffened in the second quarter, with Scooter Harrington and Griffin Tiedy anchoring the effort up front. The Generals then put together their second touchdown drive behind a 10-yard run by Kent Whittaker to take a 14-7 lead into halftime.
The Generals add two more touchdowns in the second half, with the final one coming on Hanley Frantz's first touchdown of the season. Defensively, the Generals benefited from two second-half fumble recoveries, including one by Ryan Harford and a great strip and recovery by Cameron Boyd. The General offensive line did a fine job in the fourth quarter with strong play from Gunnar Groen, Nick Bonnano and Brett Collins. The Crushers played hard right until the last play of the game, when Jack Knight took a punt 60 yards to the end zone.
North Mianus Bulldogs 7, BANC Raiders 6
The Bulldogs' defense set the tone early in a 7-6 win, as Marcus Zabik made a touchdown-saving tackle and Liam Nelson recovered a fumble in the end zone on the game's opening drive. Lucas Dell'Abate added another touchdown-saving tackle on the Raiders' next drive while the Bulldogs also got strong tackling from Thomas Uhl and James Arca throughout the first half.
The second half started with the teams exchanging punts twice, but on the second Raider punt, Nelson had a long return to the BANC two-yard line. Devin McGrath took in a quarterback keeper to put the Bulldogs on the board. Nelson scored what turned out to be the game-deciding extra point as the Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead. The Raiders responded as Matt Marzulla threw a halfback pass to Parker Grayson to cut the lead to 7-6, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful. The Raider defense played its best game so far this season. Head Coach Frank Parelli praised the play of Mitchell Nethercott at outside linebacker, while Matt Blechman and Domenic Colasacco also stood out for the Raiders. The Raiders threatened to score late in the game behind the efforts of Mark Nielsen, but tackles by the Bulldogs' Justin Montier and Jason Boothroyd forced the Raiders to attempt a field goal, which went just wide. BANC got the ball back again, but Corey Bancroft picked off a desperation pass to seal the Bulldog victory.
The second half saw the Gators get their offense rolling again, as Giovanni Pastore rushed for 35 yards to set up Johnson's 12-yard scoring run. The Mavericks got a strong defensive effort from Van Thompson, who wrestled down a Gator ball carrier on the seven-yard line, and great tackling by Jake Cohen and Joe Fernandez. Brennan Tauber, Peter Santana and Clayton Ostrover also made their presence known on the Maverick defense. The end of the third quarter had the Mavericks' defense holding tough and forcing a turnover on downs at their one-yard line. On the next play, Gator Andrew Nanai penetrated the offensive line for a safety. Two plays later, behind the blocking of Jacob Cohen and Rutger Zenner, Garrett Murphy ran 48 yards for the game's final touchdown. Tucker Slattery added the point-after with strong blocking efforts by Matthew Lenihan and Thomas Waurishuk.
JUNIORS
Putnam Generals 8, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Generals came out on top of a very hard-hitting, physical football game that was controlled by the defenses. The General defense was led by Ryan Mulshine, who recovered a fumble and caused another, plus Josh Erickson, Alex Wada , Jake Cohen, Chris Burdick and Matt Restieri. The game's only score came on the third play from scrimmage, when the Generals' Jackson Trimmer raced 57 yards up the middle for the touchdown. Holden Tiedy capped of the two-point conversion with a diving plunge over the left pylon.
The Crushers had some impressive offensive drives that came up short. They moved the ball behind hard running by Bailey Ballone, Mike Ceci, Andrew Triscari and Andrew Hollander, and the Crusher coaches noted the good line play of Frank Alfano, Chase Piro, Bryce Klair and Tyler Jester. The Generals got strong offensive line play from Blake Guerrieri, Nick Mosher, Jake Rogers, Ethan Pasquali and Kyle Laufenberg.
Riverside Gators 14, Glenville Mavericks 7
The Mavericks faced a stern test in the defending champion Gators, and came up short in a 14-7 loss. The Gators got on the board quickly when Cassius Johnson scampered 15 yards for the touchdown behind the blocking of Henry Ellison. Nick Dagnino's extra point made the score 7-0. The Gators doubled their lead on their third possession, as running back Anthony Ferraro broke free for a 19-yard touchdown and Connor Weigold powered in for the extra point. Despite strong blocking from Logan Hoelscher, Peter Pillari, Max Kilberg and William Kolman and some nifty running by Tyler Blizzard and Owen Mathews, the Mavericks were unable to put any points on the board in the first half. Patrick McTiernan and Truman Imbo made some big tackles to spark a strong Gator defensive effort. The Mavericks get on the board in the second half as quarterback Trystan Sarcone scampered around the right end for six, and Bailey Savio dove over for the extra point. The Gator defense held tough all day, with the coaches crediting Tyler Tautel and Aaron Perterson for their strong play along with key tackles by linebacker Alex Quirk. The Maverick defense was led by the strong tackling of Ian Pearson, Joe Caridi and Jimmy McMachan.
North Mianus Bulldogs 20, BANC Raiders 12
The Bulldogs improved to 3-0, jumping ahead on the game's opening possession with a five-play, 80-yard drive capped off by Kevin Iobbi's nine-yard touchdown run. Nicky Blum scored the extra point on a quarterback keeper. The Bulldogs followed with another five-play drive on their next possession, with Iobbi providing the capper once more, this time from 10 yards out. With the half coming to end, a Raider defensive effort led by Jack O'Connor, JT Lawrence and Jimmy Conti helped to stifle a Bulldog drive to keep the game within reach. There was no further scoring until the third quarter, when Raider defensive guard Jack Lemone rushed in and stripped the ball and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. But the Bulldogs responded with another touchdown of their own on the ensuing drive, as Iobbi registered his third touchdown. Blum connected with Robert Clark for the point-after and a 20-6 lead. The Bulldogs then went to work controlling the clock behind the running of Simon Bass. Addison Muir brought the game back within reach for the Raiders with a 40-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. But the Bulldog defense stiffened, with Thomas Benda, James Gordon and Brandon Wilson picking up key tackles. For the Raiders, Jason Otis, Jack Barter and Charles Courtenay were defensive standouts.
SENIORS
Glenville Mavericks 16, Riverside Gators 0
Although a string of injuries left the Mavericks with 17 players dressed for the game, they prevailed 16-0. The Mavericks jumped ahead in the first quarter on an eight-yard run by Joey Longo. Tommy Rogan ran it in for the extra point. Clay Jurkowitz finished out the scoring in the second quarter on a well-executed 11-yard run around end, with Longo again adding the point-after. The Maverick offensive line was paced by Keiran and Quinn Carroll, Ryan Grundy, Alex Russell and Duncan Jurkowitz. The Gators threatened late, moving to the Mavericks 10-yard line before Sean Harnett made a touchdown-saving interception. The Gator offense produced several big plays in the second half behind quarterback Nicolas Smoller. Max Metalios, Anthony Busani and Marco Pastore each caught passes for big gains and first downs for the Gators. Luke Beinstock returned a punt 30 yards late in the fourth quarter. The Gator defense held the Mavericks scoreless in the second half with big tackles from middle linebackers Paul Williams and Tripp Smith and linemen Piero Hermoza and Jack Weigold. Gator punter Thomas Morgantini had an excellent day as he averaged 40 yards on his four punts. The Mavericks' Harrison Cole recorded a fourth-quarter interception to stifle a late Gator drive.
Putnam Generals 28, Cos Cob Crushers 13
The Generals marched downfield on the game's opening drive behind some nice running by Hanley Frantz and Will Perry. Ryan Pasqualli put the Generals on the scoreboard with help from blocking by Eddie Larkin and Dillon Daine. The Crushers answered right back when Jack Freiheit's run brought the ball to the General 4. Jack Knight took it into the end zone from there and added the extra point. The Generals' defense stiffened in the second quarter, with Scooter Harrington and Griffin Tiedy anchoring the effort up front. The Generals then put together their second touchdown drive behind a 10-yard run by Kent Whittaker to take a 14-7 lead into halftime. The Generals add two more touchdowns in the second half, with the final one coming on Hanley Frantz's first touchdown of the season. Defensively, the Generals benefited from two second-half fumble recoveries, including one by Ryan Harford and a great strip and recovery by Cameron Boyd. The General offensive line did a fine job in the fourth quarter with strong play from Gunnar Groen, Nick Bonnano and Brett Collins. The Crushers played hard right until the last play of the game, when Jack Knight took a punt 60 yards to the end zone.
North Mianus Bulldogs 7, BANC Raiders 6
The Bulldogs' defense set the tone early in a 7-6 win, as Marcus Zabik made a touchdown-saving tackle and Liam Nelson recovered a fumble in the end zone on the game's opening drive. Lucas Dell'Abate added another touchdown-saving tackle on the Raiders' next drive while the Bulldogs also got strong tackling from Thomas Uhl and James Arca throughout the first half. The second half started with the teams exchanging punts twice, but on the second Raider punt, Nelson had a long return to the BANC two-yard line. Devin McGrath took in a quarterback keeper to put the Bulldogs on the board. Nelson scored what turned out to be the game-deciding extra point as the Bulldogs took a 7-0 lead. The Raiders responded as Matt Marzulla threw a halfback pass to Parker Grayson to cut the lead to 7-6, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful. The Raider defense played its best game so far this season. Head Coach Frank Parelli praised the play of Mitchell Nethercott at outside linebacker, while Matt Blechman and Domenic Colasacco also stood out for the Raiders. The Raiders threatened to score late in the game behind the efforts of Mark Nielsen, but tackles by the Bulldogs' Justin Montier and Jason Boothroyd forced the Raiders to attempt a field goal, which went just wide. BANC got the ball back again, but Corey Bancroft picked off a desperation pass to seal the Bulldog victory.

GYFL WEEK #2 9/20/2010
Bantams
Putnam Generals 18, BANC Raiders 0
The Putnam Generals improved to 2-0 with an 18-0 victory over the BANC Raiders in a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate. After a couple of stalled drives, the Generals jumped in front on a 31-yard touchdown run by Colin Mulshine. The extra-point attempt failed, and the score remained 6-0 until the Generals struck again on the second-to-last play of the first half, when Ryan Messina scored on a very tough eight-yard run behind some solid blocking by Jake Bass and Andrew Lydon. The BANC Raiders got a strong running effort from Dylan Reynolds and Colin Wahl behind the effective blocking of Jack Caruso, Christian Perez and Nicholas Spizzirri. The Raider offense put together several long drives, but was unable to put the ball in the end zone. The Generals' final touchdown came after Callum Abernathy recovered a BANC fumble. Alex Burdick's 19-yard run then brought the ball to the BANC 9-yard line, from where Scotty Marshall scored to make the score 18-0. The General defense, led by the solid tackling of linebackers Owen Gwodz and brothers Chase and Whit Stahl, played a great game in holding the Raiders out of the end zone. Devin Brandes also contributed an interception for the Generals. For the Raiders on defense, Gavin Muir forced a fumble that was recovered by Chris Wint. Preston James made several strong plays from the safety position. Robbie Barter had a stellar game on both sides of the ball, not only making several tackles behind the line of scrimmage but also blocking to open up some running lanes.
North Mianus Bulldogs 21, Glenville Mavericks 20
The North Mianus Bulldogs won a 21-20 thriller over the Glenville Mavericks. The Bulldogs' Cooper Moore broke loose for a long touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage and then made the extra point for a 7-0 lead. The Mavericks answered for a 7-7 tie when Lance Large scored behind terrific blocking from Chris Mark, Angus Rosato and Brett Williams. The Bulldogs countered with a seven-play drive of their own that culminated in a Trey Scotti touchdown run. Hayden Witmer added the extra point to extend the lead to 14-7. The Mavericks engineered another long drive with three minutes left in the first half, ending with a Brent Williams touchdown catch. Jack Warren's extra point tied the game at 14, thanks to strong blocking by Logan Darrin and Kaden Butler. The second half saw the Mavericks take their first lead at 20-14 on another Lance Large touchdown run with five minutes to go in the game. However, the Bulldogs' defense stiffened at the right time, as Joaquin Riojas with help from Brett Cosby and Aydin Rose stopped the extra point. On the Bulldogs' next possession, Cooper Moore struck again, scoring his second touchdown. Carlos DelCristo then converted the crucial extra point, as North Mianus took a 21-20 lead with 2:47 to play. DelCristo then sealed the win with a fumble recovery. The Mavericks got inspired play on defense all game from interior linemen Nick Addison, Clayton Ostrover and Christopher Mark. For the Bulldog defense, Jake Belmont, Alex Brown, Jonathan Price, Matthew Bologna and Brett Cosby stood out.
Riverside Gators 20, Cos Cob Crushers 0
The Riverside Bantam Gators scored on their opening offensive drive for a lead they would never relinquish against the Cos Cob Crushers. Cory Johnson capped off a 53-yard march with an 18-yard scoring run. Garrett Murphy added the extra point with a determined run for a 7-0 lead. On their next possession, Johnson scampered three yards for another Gator touchdown. Andrew Nanai added the extra point with a three-yard reception. The Gator defense, led by Sean Spencer, Tripp Thomas and Thomas Waurishuk, continued its tough play in the second quarter. And with only 11 seconds left in the half, Jack Feda went 15 yards for the game's final touchdown. The second half turned into a defensive battle. The Gators' Hunter Cusimano halted a good Crusher drive by recovering a fumble in the third quarter. Alex Hanna, Joseph McCurdy and Matthew Pilc added key tackles. For the Crushers, Tyler Yung, Wyatt Kane, and Matthew Jester slow down the Gator offense. For the Crusher attack, John Signer, Ethan Cohen and Lev Rubin excelled.
JUNIORS
BANC Raiders 6, Putnam Generals 0
The BANC Raiders defeated the Putnam Generals, 6-0, in a defensive struggle. Both teams battled for field position in a scoreless first half. The BANC line performed well on both sides of the ball, led by Andrew Kelly, Peter Ryan, Aiden Munnelly, Mathew Weller and Jack Lemone. The Generals were led by Malcolm Essaid, who had a monster game with several key tackles for losses. Jake Cohen, Peter Mullen, Justin Zide and Ryan Mulshine also chipped in with several key stops. The scoreless struggle continued into the third quarter until the Raiders' Michael Reilly broke free for a 70-yard touchdown run. The Generals were led on offense by the blocking of Alex Wada, Nick Mosher, Greyson Wolfram, Kyle Laufenberg and Ben Frey. Matt Restieri made a nice first-down catch during a drive led by Jackson Trimmer and Aeden Lewis. But the BANC defense stood up to every Generals challenge, includig a Mathew Morganti interception in the fourth quarter that gave the BANC offense ball back to chew up the final seven minutes on the clock.
North Mianus Bulldogs 21, Glenville Mavericks 13
The North Mianus Bulldogs improved to 2-0 by downing the Glenville Mavericks, 21-13. The Bulldogs' Kevin Iobbi took the game's first snap, bounced outside and ran 55 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown. Following a Glenville three-and-out, Iobbi took a pitch and broke loose again with a 45-yard scoring run to make it 14-0. Glenville answered with an 11-play drive on the ensuing possession, culminating in its first touchdown of the day. But North Mianus answered with a seven-play drive that was capped off by Alex Bologna's touchdown run to extend the lead to 21-7 by halftime. It was a defensive battle the rest of the way, although the Mavericks pulled closer with a fourth-quarter touchdown. Philip Ayoub, Riley Howe, Luke Wahlberg, Ryan Gruenstrass, Antionio DiLorenzo and Matt Circelli helped North Mianus run out the clock down the stretch.
COS COB Crushers 20, Riverside Gators 14
The Riverside Gators jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead as running back Cassius Johnson sprang free for a 49-yard touchdown behind key bocks from Peyton Larkin and Spencer Baxter. The Cos Cob Crushers answered right back on a Michael Ceci seven-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good. The Gators put together some nice drives, thanks in large part to the blocking of Will Simmons and Kevin Downey, who were able to give fullback Will Pearlman room to run. After some good defensive stands, the Crushers marched down to grab the lead on a one-yard run by Charlie Knight. Andrew Triscari's extra point made it a 13-7 game. The Gators' Truman Imbo responded by completing a 54-yard touchdown pass to Cassius Johnson. Anthony Ferraro converted his second PAT of the game to put the Gators back on top, 14-13. But on the very next play, Andrew Hollander broke free for a 60-yard touchdown run to give the Crushers' the win. Bailey Ballone converted the extra point for the 20-14 margin. The Crusher defense played strong the rest of the way behind Frankie Alfano, Patrick Clisham, Andrew Triscari, and Christian Novakowski. On offense, Chase Piro, Walker Williams and Tyler Jester were strong. For the Gators, Nico LeBlanc and Alex Nania stood out on defense.
SENIORS
Glenville Mavericks 28, North Mianus Bulldogs 26
The Glenville Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter on a five-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Rogan to Clay Jurkowitz. The North Mianus Bulldogs answered with a balanced drive capped off by a James Kitt 26-yard touchdown to tie the game at 6-6. The Mavericks returned the favor when Rogan muscled in for a four-yard scoring run in the second quarter. Willie Budkins, Brandon Kistler and Steven Bozzuto paced the drive with strong blocking. A two-point conversion pushed the lead to 14-6. The Bulldogs then took over at their own 34 and found the end zone five plays later as Matt Lodato made a great cutback inside and scored from the 29 to cut the lead to 14-12. The Mavericks' Joey Longo countered with a touchdown run on the last play of the half to extend the Mavericks' lead to 21-14. The Bulldogs received the second-half kickoff, but quickly turned the ball over. A huge play from Brendin Mulhern stopped the Mavericks in their tracks. Three plays later, Devin McGrath dropped back and found Liam Nelson behind the defense for an 82-yard touchdown reception. A two-point conversion cut the Mavericks' lead to 21-20. But the Mavericks responded with another Joey Longo touchdown on an eight-yard scamper. The Bulldogs fought back when McGrath hooked up again with Nelson, this time for a 46-yard gain. Three plays later Lodato ran outside and cut back for a seven-yard touchdown run. The Mavericks protected the slim lead with strong defense from Alec Orapall, Fermin Moraiz and Oliver Warren.
Putnam Generals 20, BANC Raiders 0
The BANC Raiders and Putnam Generals played a hard-fought game, as the first quarter saw the teams trade some fine drives with no points to show for them. The Generals were led on defense up front by Leonel Hyatt with strong linebacker play from Hanley and McKinley Frantz. For the Raiders, Parker Grayson and Mark Neilsen gained some tough yardage behind the blocking of James McDonough and Michael Fahy. The Generals finally got on the board in the second quarter with a nice run from Ryan Pasqualli, who followed blocks by Jackson Caputo and Brooks Lufkin. They extended the lead in the second half, with Pasqualli adding another score and KJ Whittaker finding the end zone as well. The BANC offense threatened several times in the second half, but the strong defensive backfield of Tommy Glover, Jake Groves and Ryder Stahl held firm for the Generals. Kyle Christensen and Will Perry contributed some nice runs for the Generals offense, and Cameron Boyd and Ted Cronin earned praise as well. BANC's Robert Lemone and James Baccile excelled on both sides of the ball.
Cos COB Crushers 13, Riverside Gators 0
The Cos Cob Crushers jumped out to early lead they would never give up on a 20-yard run by Jack Knight, who also added the extra point. The Gators tried to get their offense going behind strong blocking from Richie Nelli, Griffin Golden and Thomas Williams. But the Crushers added to their lead on a 45-yard touchdown dash by Jack Freiheit. The Crusher defense was strong all day behind Henry Parkhurst, Billy O'Malley, Peter Delepine, Adam Lamoureux, Ian Bannon and Ryan Meltzer. For the Gators, quarterback Slater Jones and tight end Anthony Busani connected for big yardage on key plays throughout the game and running back Sean Doherty had a dazzling 41-yard run. The Gators defense forced four turnovers, as Chris Hann recovered two fumbles, Paul Williams picked up another and Brendan Santini and Marco Pastore had big hits and good tackles to keep the score close. Tom Bacon stood out for the Crusher defense.
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Bantams
Gators 33 Bulldogs 14
The Gators pulled away just before halftime, sparking Sunday's win. The second quarter started with Riverside's Alvaro Borrego clearing the way for John Morgantini's 59-yard dash for the game's first score. Evan Weigold added the extra point to make it 7-0 Gators. However, the Bulldogs offense came alive as Patrick Condon had a strong 8-yard run followed two plays later by Cooper Moore romping 52 yards up the right sideline. On the Bulldogs next possession, Cory Johnson recovered a fumble and four plays later sprinted 43 yards for a touchdown Riverside's Andrew Nanai recovered a Bulldog fumble on their 23-yard line with 42 seconds in the half. Three plays later Riverside's Garrett Murphy, protected by Nicholas Woo, passed eight yards to Johnson for a 20-7 lead. The Gators scored a touchdown to stretch the lead to 19 before Moore raced 60 yards and Cameron DelCristo powered up the middle on the point after to make it 26-14 in favor of the Gators. The Bulldogs received key tackles from Trey Scotti, Billy Goggins and Andrew Bologna. For the Gators, Oliver Milledge escorted Murphy 48 yards for another touchdown. Behind the outstanding defensive efforts of Jack Feda and Giovanni Pastore, the Bulldogs were held to 14 points.
Generals 6 Mavericks 0
The season opener featuring last year's championship game participants was another defensive struggle for three quarters. The Generals defense was lead by Noni Lopez and Will Harford. For the Mavericks, Lance Large and Jack Warren ripped off several nice runs behind the blocking of Kaden Butler, Joe Kraninger and Chris Mark, but failed to convert a fourth and long to keep the drive alive. The Generals won the battle of possession in the second half, racking up some big gains by Spencer Hartley, Ryan Messina, and Alexander Allan. On their first offensive possession of the fourth quarter the Generals drove down to the 5 yard-line behind the outstanding blocking of Harrison Barth, Callum Abernathy, and Boden Groen. From there, Colin Mulshine broke around left tackle to reach the end zone. The Mavericks defense enjoyed a strong day thanks to tackles by Logan Darrin and Chris Genaro. Saftey Luc Thibeault made a touchdown saving tackle. The second half included more tough defense thanks to the likes of Matt Pillari, Rob Pedicano and Tyler Sudell. For Glenville, Joe Fernandez and Brett Williams were the Mavericks featured runners. With time running out, Hayden Kistler connected with Chris Genaro for a nice gain, but the the clock were was much to overcome.
Crushers 19 Raiders 13
The Crushers opened their season by capping off a long drive with a touchdown on Nicholas Winegardner's 1-yard scamper. The PAT was made by Teddy Bacon. Chris Wint scored the Raiders first touchdown of the season on an 8-yard run supported by solid blocking efforts from Robbie Barter, Nick Navarrete and Jack Caruso. Gavin Muir converted the extra point for the Raiders with a 3-yard run up the middle. The Crushers broke the tie game just before the half when Jose Riera sprinted for a 35-yard touchdown. Jack McBreairty and Eli Fowler aided the Crushers offense with solid play. BANC responded in the second half with strong offensive line play from Ben Finkle, Jaden Kennedy and Nick Spizzirri. The Raiders were able to tie the game on a 33-yard touchdown by second-year player Dylan Reynolds. Savvy defensive play by Raiders Max Kaicher and Larry Deluca helped sustain the tie score while Christian Farricker and Nicholas Frayter were credited with good play on defense for the Crushers. The game was decided in dramatic fashion when Cos Cob's Michael Grabel scored from 4-yards out with only seconds remaining in the game.
Juniors
Bulldogs 20 Gators 0
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead when Kevin Iobbi capped the opening drive of the game with a 44-yard touchdown run off right tackle. On North Mianus' possession, Robert Clark finished a six-play, 45-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown run off left tackle. For the Gators, offensive linemen Alex Nanai and Nathaniel Steen, and backs Alex Tucker and Roger Velutini gave strong efforts. North Mianus' Luc Ayoub and Nicky Blum ground out tough yardage throughout the game. The score remained 14-0 until Alex Bologna punched the ball into the end zone from two yards out with less than a minute to play. On the defensive side of the ball for the Gators, Kevin Jordan and Anthony Ferraro were credited with key tackles. Recovering fumbles for the Gators was Truman Imbo and Alex Tucker. The North Mianus defense got tackles by Danny Ezquivel, James Loughran, Connor Butler, Glenn Saperstein, Charlie Callahan and Adam Pate with safety Michael McGrath breaking up two Riverside pass attempts. Playing well on both sides of the ball for the Gators was Patrick McTiernan. On the last play of the game Nelson Werber broke free for a 26-yard run.
Generals 8 Mavericks 0
Fortunately for the Generals, their defense, led by Alex Wada, Greyson Wolfram and Malcolm Essaid, was able to keep the Mavericks in check. The only score of the game came on a long third-quarter drive by the Generals. Cole Hartley found the end zone after breaking tackles on an 18-yard touchdown run. Holden Tiedy added the two-point conversion with a sprint to the outside. The scoring drive featured tough runs by Jackson Trimmer, Aedan Lewis and Reed Aaron. Great blocking by Sawnie McGee and Nick Mosher paved the way. The Mavericks offense was able to move the ball with consistency behind the solid blocking of Ben Kraninger, Will Pettinato, Lachlan Rosato and Johnny Esposito. Quarterback Trystan Sarcone led the offense while and John Lore, Tyler Blizzard and Owen Matthews carried the load at running back behind the blocking of fullback Baily Savio. The Generals received key defensive contributions from Chris Burdick, Eric Hadley and Sam Jenkins. For the Mavericks, Ian Pearson, Charlie Zeeve, and Duncan Darrin led a stingy defense.
Crushers 18 Raiders 0
The Crushers broke a 0-0 tie on the last play before the half on a Bailey Ballone scamper from 3-yards out. The Crushers began the second half scoring their second touchdown off a long drive, eating the majority of the clock in the third quarter. Charlie Knight capped the drive by scoring on a 1-yard run. The BANC offense attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter, sparked by Michael Reilly's 30-yard run. James Day added to the suspense with his speed to the outside on several nice gains for BANC. The Raiders defense played well, lead by DE Jason Otis and OLB Addison Muir. The Crushers scoring was capped off by a 25-yard touchdown run from Andrew Hollander. Mike Ceci, Frankie Alfano and Andrew Triscari also ran the well for the Crushers. Defensively, Cos Cob was lead by Dan Saleeby, Chase Piro, and Tyler Jester.
Seniors
Bulldogs 20 Gators 6
North Mianus got off to a quick start thanks to Liam Nelson, who squirted around end for a touchdown and kicked the extra point to give his team a quick 7-0 lead. Following a great open field tackle by Matt Lodato and a fumble recovery by James Arca, James Kitt rumbled off left tackle for a 29-yard touchdown. The extra point gave the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead with 7:30 to play in the second quarter. North Mianus' Damien Weber and Cole Korzendorfer combined on a sack to help keep the Gators in check. With 6:39 left in the third quarter, North Mianus' Ian Fulton took the ball on a sweep and never looked back for a 55-yard touchdown run and a 20-0 lead. In the fourth quarter Devin McGrath made an acrobatic interception deep in his own territory to snuff out a Riverside drive. The Gators didn't quit however, taking over with 0:57 left in the game. Riverside quarterback Nicolas Smoller connected with Marco Pastore for a 12-yard touchdown. Running the ball well for the Gators were first-year seniors Sean Doherty and Michael Gianesello. The Riverside defense, led by captain Thomas Williams, had a good day. Key tackles were made by lineman Jack Weigold and Pierro Hermoza, linebackers Henry Golden, Thomas Morgantini and Max Metalios.
Generals 21 Mavericks 0
Putnam posted the shutout thanks to the likes of Jackson Caputo and Will Perry at linebacker and by Griffin Tiedy and Dillon Daine up front. The first half was a see saw affair that saw the Generals moving the ball behind Eddie Larkin, Brooks Lufkin and Brett Collins. The Mavericks held the Generals scoreless in the first half led by the tackling of Alec Oropall, Ben Yih, Alex Russell, Colin Rosato and Harrison Cole. Glenville's Tommy Rogan broke through for some long runs and Joey Longo and Clay Jurkowitz ran tough between the tackles. Sean Hartnett made some nice catches down the field on passes from Rogan. The Generals were able to stop a drive by the Mavericks before the half on an interception by McKinley Frantz. The Generals got their offense going in the third quarter thanks to solid running by Ryan Pasquali, who scored two touchdowns. Kent Whittaker led the team at quarterback despite a bruised hand that forced him to exit the game in second quarter before returning later. The Generals got their final score when Scooter Harrington pounced on a fumble in the end zone for his first career touchdown. Tiedy capped the scoring with his third PAT of the game.
Crushers 13 Raiders 6 (OT)
The Crushers pulled out the win in overtime after the teams ended regulation tied at 0-0. BANC's Matt Marzulla had an interception to stifle a Crushers scoring drive as time winded down. Domenic Colasacco and Anthony Ciuro added to a strong defensive performance by the Raiders. The Crushers got the ball first at the 10-yard line in the "Kansas Ciy" overtime and scored on a run by Jack Knight, but missed the PAT, leaving the score 6--0. BANC then came back and scored, but and also missed the PAT, tying the score at 6--6. On the Crushers next possesion, they scored on a well thrown 5-yard touchdown pass from Knight to Jack Jones. Knight kicked the PAT to give the Crushers a seven-point lead. The Crushers defense did the rest, holding BANC out of the end zone on four consecutive plays from inside the 5. Getting kudos from Cos Cob coaches for their excellent defensive efforts were Peter Delepine and Nick Durvasula. On offense Jack Freiheit was noted for his running, while Oliver Bird contributed as well. For the Raiders, Mitchell Nethercott, Jack Martin and Peter O'Connor gave strong running performances behind solid blocking from Matt Blechman and Jason Capozza.