Week 1- September 15,2013
The Mavericks started out the game receiving the kickoff. Under the leadership of Tommy Healey as QB, AJ Pisacano, Mylo Skolnick and James Wailgum set up in the Wishbone formation and ran the ball making good progress down field until the Banc defense stiffened, forcing the Mavericks to hand the ball over. Nervously excited, the Mavericks settled in and Mylo Skolnick met the Banc running back in the flat, ripped the ball away and scampered for the Mavericks first touchdown of the season. James Wailgum busted in the point after behind solid blocking by Sam Hall and Steven Sudell. In the second quarter Will Esposito, took the reigns at QB and slammed in a short yardage TD to lift the Mavs to a 13-7 lead. Skolnick got the call and zipped in with the point after. Defense was strong behind Jip Clark, Mark Thibault and Ryan Hammoud, allowing the offense to maintain control of the ball. The fourth quarter brought the Mavericks another touchdown behind the determined wheels of Mylo Skolnick. The point after failed.
The Banc Raider Bantams fell short to the Glenville Maverick Bantams by a score of 20-15. The Raider offense was lead by Jason Agudelo who scored a touchdown and a two point conversion. Jason also played a strong defense making many tackles. Zach Manitone had some strong runs on offense to bring the ball down the field, but really shined on defense with a lot of great tackles. The offense and defense was also lead by Dom DeLuca who scored a touchdown and made a lot of big tackles. Mike Marullo took charge as quarterback by getting the ball off quick which lead to some big drives down the field. Although the Banc Raiders fell short, as a team they showed a lot of heart, determination and never gave up.
The Bantam Riverside Gators and the Putnam Generals opened their seasons in typical nail biter fashion. Both teams struck quickly as Carnegie Johnson scored on a 45 yard post pattern delivered flawlessly by Tyler Cusimano. The Generals responded in fashion with a 60 yard gallop on their first offensive play. Tyler Cusimano then took the offense in his own hands as he sprinted down the left sideline for a 35 yard score. Key blocks were thrown by John Toal , and Logan Smith on the run. Tony Alfano then powered in for the point after. The Generals, not to be denied scored in the 3rd quarter, but could not convert on the stout Gator defense. Heading into the fourth quarter the game was 13-12 Gators . Tensions were high, but the Gator D led by Charlie Zola, Josh Grijalba, Tyler Donnelan, Tony Alfano, Tyler Cusimano, Patrick Mullen, Tommy OConnor, Robert Pearlman, Carnegie Johnson , Tyler Wilson, and Ryan Beiley held theGenerals at Bay. With less then two minutes to play the Gators were able to stop the Generals for four downs inside the twenty yard line to seal the win.
The Generals moved the ball all over the field behind the strong running of Jackson Wolfram who ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns. The Gator defense was stingy, however, holding the Generals to zero points on five trips inside the five yard line. The Generals fumbled three times and were stopped on downs to end the first half and to end the game. Jackson's strong day camebehind the great blocking of Quinn Warwick , Gab Maiolo and Jake Carifa. On Defense the Generals were led by strong tackling by Tomas Delgado , Ian MacDonald , Peter Lewis and Matthew Trimmer who also recovered two fumbles.
The Crusher Bantams got the year off to a great start with strong showings on both offense and defense. Crusher Jake Shredders led the way, darting to two touchdowns behind the great blocking of Louis Ceci, Jurgi Schmedlen and Trip Williams. Alex Hazellet added to the effort by scoring an extra point. On defense Miles Walker had an outstanding game with two sacks and Moustafa Danton made big contributions to help limit the Bulldogs to just one touchdown. The Crushers sealed the win in the 4th quarter with a long five minute drive that ended with Drew Kral scoring a touchdown behind the blocks of Thomas Durvasula and Will Hollander.
The Bulldogs were led by the outstanding play of Logan Galletta, Cameron Doyle and Pierson Delcristo. Galletta scored on a 75 yard TD run in the first half to tie the game before the Crushers took the lead for good before halftime. The trio of Galleta, Doyle and Delcristo played exceptional on both sides of the ball, as did Tighe Commiskey and first year Bantam, Daniel Fox. Defensively, Fox recovered a fumble and was amongst the leaders in tackles, while also doing a great job on the offensive line. Cameron Ware, Nate Trogni, Randall Feda, Davies Peck and Sam Sardone played well for the Bulldogs. First year players Andrew Walko, Brennan Cambell, Charlie Kosinski, Hudson Zamcona and Cole Studwell played hard and helped on the defensive side in the Bulldog opener.
The Raiders played an inspired game against a very tough Maverick squad and were able to stop a frantic late charge to win the game 13-6. Danny Perez orchestrated a long time consuming drive and was able to cap it off when he broke free on a run for the game's first score. The play of the offensive line was critical to the Raiders success. Huge holes were opened up by the tenacious blocking of Maurizo Arrango, Eitan Genger and Glen Rivas. William Reilly capped off a long drive for the game’s second score and followed that up with a strong run for the PAT. The defense had huge contributions from Eddie Doyle making tackles from sideline to sideline. Line backers Danny Estrella and Jack Kovac patrolled the inside all game long and made tackle after tackle.
Cornerback Daulton Kendall made a game saving tackle on the five yard line preventing the Mavericks from scoring the tying TD. Ben Epstein’s timely fumble recovery after a big hit by Mason Moorhead set up the Mavericks in Raider territory. On the following possession the Mavs drove the ball and capped it off with a TD from Peter Santana. The Mavs moved the ball into the Raider red zone late in the game, but were unable to get in for a score. Cal Rhodie and Clayton Ostrover had big tackles for losses.
The Putnam Generals Juniors opened their season with a hard-fought 19-7 victory over the Riverside Gators. The Generals got an early turnover when Lucas Delgado sacked the Gators QB and forced a fumble that George Hadley recovered. The Generals couldn’t take advantage of the good field position though, and the Gators jumped out to an early 7-0 lead. The Generals eventually answered back and ended up scoring the final 19 points of the game behind three touchdowns from Colin Mulshine. Cristobal Isaacs and Alex Rogers paved the way for the Generals, and the second TD came behind a devastating block by fullback Logan Guerrieri. After giving up a big play early, the Generals defense was excellent for the final three quarters, including a touchdown saving tackle by Cal Breier. Spencer Hartley had a leaping interception to stop a drive, while Jack Bruce contributed a big sack to end another. On their second play from scrimmage the Riverside Gator's Hunter Clark took the handoff and broke it outside down the sidelines for a 77 yard touchdown run. Key blocking was provided by Luis Quisumbing, Nico Wright and Evan Weigold. Mathew Pilc took the ball in for the extra point. Hunter Cusimano and Weigold also had some nice runs on the day. Defensively the Gators had great effort and some nice tackles from Joseph Dowling, Colin Miles, Quisumbing, Pilc, Wright and Jojo McCurdy.
The combination of a punishing defense and a consistent offense pushed the Cos Cob Crushers past a tough Bulldog team. The defense kept the Bulldogs scoreless behind the powerful play of lineman Carl Cummings, Jack Durvasula and linebacker Michael Grabel. When the Bulldogs did manage to get past the line, they were often met by cornerbacks Will Knight and David Faugno who kept them out of the end zone. Offensively, quarterback Nicholas Winegardner led the offense through a series of accurate passes and powerful running plays. Back Michael Grabel scored two touchdowns and Vincent Ceci made a nice catch for the extra point. Quarterback Billy Carangelo lead the 2nd team offense along with backs Will Grimes and Rick Kral picking up significant yardage and keeping the momentum going.
On a day with perfect football weather, captains Mathew Bologna, Gonzalo Gupte, Hunter Gruenstrass, and Edward Iuteri led the Bulldogs in a valiant fight. Opening the hit fest, A defense linemen Gruenstrass, Iuteri, Bologna, and JQ Norrgard had good penetration shutting down the Crushers first drive. Jack O’Gorman made the first of his many key tackles after a Crusher’s pass completion. Maroon Offense took over gaining good yardage including a William Fox to Jonathan Price pass completion. After a short lived Crusher drive, Auggie Bancroft started his great day with decent running gains, later trumped by a long yardage pass completion to John Mcgrath. Big yardage gainers on the day included runs by Drew Sheehan and Will Montesi. Game notable hits and stops were made by Conner Sobieri and Ian Foster. In the end, on just a few key plays the Crushers gained the upper hand.
Five different players made it into the end zone for the Mavericks. Robbie Lanni opened the scoring in the first quarter with a two yard touchdown run. In the second quarter, Nicky Henkel connected with Trystan Sarcone on a 23 yard touchdown pass. After the Mavericks defense held, led by Tyler Blizzard, Owen Matthews, Walter Stratton and Jaden Williams, Lanni scored again on a 22 yard touchdown run. With a minute to go in the first half, Henkel intercepted a BANC pass and returned in 47 yards for a touchdown making it 29-0 at the half.
The Mavericks scored twice in the second half on 26 yard run by Tysen Comisio, and a 22 yard run by Jack Warren. Charlie Zeeve added the PAT. Strong blocking was provided upfront by Will Kolman, Jimmy McMahan, Ryan Archbani, Joe Kraninger and Joe Fernandez. Banc’s Michael Reilly put the Raiders on the board on a long run sprung by the blocking of Jason Otis and Terrell Magliulo. Max Kaicher engineered a long drive that ended with a touchdown by Gavin Muir. Larry DeLuca, Jack Caruso and Will Judge were also mentioned by the coaches as having played solid games.
The Putnam Generals defeated the Riverside Gators 21-6 in the opening game of the season. On the Gators’ opening series of the game, Ben Frey pressured the passer, leading to a Chris Burdick interception. The Generals capitalized with an eight play, 65 yard drive that led to a 12 yard touchdown run by Chris Burdick behind key blocks by Doug Neviera and Brenden Whiteley. The first half ended in a 6-6 tie. On the first series of the second half, the Generals drove 70 yards on a 10 play drive, behind tough inside running by Eric Hadley and lead blocking by Jack Gibson. Chris Burdick followed Nicky Mosher’s block for a three yard touchdown run. Greyson Wolfram passed to Burdick to complete the two point conversion to give the Generals a 14-6 lead. On the ensuing possession, with the Gators threatening, Noni Lopez pressured the quarterback, leading to an interception by Elia Gianopolous who returned the ball 75 yards to set up a 10 yard touchdown pass from Wolfram to Burdick. The Generals converted the extra point for the final score of the day. The Riverside Gators Seniors started on offense and moved the ball well, but failed to convert on forth and 5 in Generals territory. The Generals responded with a TD for the seasons first 6 points.
The game settled to a defensive struggle behind the excellent play of Brandon Chow, Jack Feda, and Yoshinao Satake. With six minutes in the half, the Gators executed an 84 yard march with Rodrico Blanco, Zach El-Tayyeb, and Tommy Waurishuk clearing the way for Andrew Nanai to pound the ball four yards at a time. At five seconds remaining, Garrett Murphy connected with Elrashawn Dover in the end-zone to tie the game at the half. The Generals scored quickly in the third quarter taking the lead. Late in the forth, the Gators mounted another long drive, but were denied with a General interception at the goal line.
The Senior Cos Cob Crushers got the season off to a rousing start with a dominating game against a solid Bulldog team. The crushers scored 27 points, most from the powerful running combination of halfbacks Andrew Hollander who scored two first half touchdowns, and Gianni Lorquet who powered in another in the second. Fullback Henry Saleeby added to the total with a ten yard catch for a touchdown. It was the Crusher defense who kept the Bulldogs at bay all afternoon. Defensive lineman Jack McBriearty and Charlie Recchia combined with outside linebackers Tyler Dietrich and Jose Reira gave up only six points the entire game with their dominating play.
e reception for fBulldog’s Finbar Doyle accounted for virtually all of the Bulldogs' offense, with two receptions for a total of eleven yards and 76 rushing yards on ten carries, including a one-yard touchdown dive in the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Circelli completed four of nineteen pass attempts for a total of sixteen yards. Trey Scotti made one four yards and rushed for eleven yards on three carries and C. Riley Howe III made one reception for six yards, for the remainder of North Mianus's offense. Charlie Callahan led the Bulldogs' defense with seven tackles, followed by Thomas Benda and Doyle, with six apiece. Glenn Niblo and Scotti each made five tackles, while Spencer Wardell and Brandon Wilson both had four. One of Wilson's tackles resulted in a Cos Cob fumble, which he also recovered. Andrew Daur and Howe each made three tackles, Hayden Sherr and Frank Intrieri both made two, and Harlan Giordano rounded out the defense with one tackle. North Mianus won the coin toss and started the game with the ball at their own thirty-yard line.
GYFL Week 2 - September 21, 2013
The Bulldogs won a hard fought first victory of the season against the Generals. Logan Galleta put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard on their second offensive possession by running hard through the left side of the line and breaking loose for a 75 yard touchdown. Galleta broke free for a 35 yard touchdown run before the end of the first half to give the Bulldogs all the scoring they would need on the day. The Bulldog offense did a great job throughout the game led by the strong blocking of Will Janis, Nate Trogni, Hunter Daur, Daniel Fox, Cameron Doyle, Davies Peck, Ben Aysseh, Sam Woerz and Randall Feda. Defensivly the Bulldogs were led by the hard nosed play of Randall Feda, Logan Galleta, Cameron Doyle, Pierson Delcristo, Luke Ware, Tighe Commiskey and Sammy Sardone, who all played key roles in shutting down a very tough Generals team. Feda made two key sacks during the game, Sardone caught a 15 yard pass and Trogni forced and recovered a fumble during a crucial moment to help the Bulldogs in an all around excellent team effort.
The Generals squad put in a great effort, but the team just couldn’t move the ball into the endzone. Talented running by James Babb behind blocking by Wyatt Gibson, Elias Kennon, Jake Pobjoy, Ryan Jedlicka. On defense, superior tackling efforts by Wyatt Abernethy, KevinKeaveney, Sebi Lopez, and Ian MacDonald.
The Crushers poured on the offense and the defense kept a strong Mavericks team on its heels. Drew Kral put the Crushers on the board first sprinting in for a TD and QB Jake Shredders lived up to his name, shredding the defense for three TD runs of 45, 39, and 31 yards behind an incredible team blocking effort including Wyatt Recchia, Mike Moeller, Louis Ceci and Jack Hayes. On defense, Miles Walker had a big day recovering a fumble and making several behind the line tackles. Willy Hollander made a big stop on fourth and goal to keep the Mavs out of the endzone early, while the defensive play of Ashton Weingartner, Jake Prieto, and Tucker Williams kept the Mavericks guessing the entire game.
The Mavericks fought hard in this game which was much closer than the score shows. With strong running by AJ Pisacano, and Mylo Skolnick behind excellent blocking by center Henry Goldberg, and left tackle, Diogo Fernandez, the Mavericks moved the ball well culminating in a TD scored by Skonick and point after by quarterback, Tommy Healey. Sean Cowie took over thecenter position to add some fresh aggressive play. Tommy Healey showed poise in the pocket as he delivered a twenty yard strike to Oliver Lomas in full stride. Defensively there was spectacular play by Anthony Pedicano coming up strong to make a tackle in the backfield from the cornerback position. Mylo Skolnick found a loosely held football to strip away and deliver twenty yards toward the endzone. Toward the end of the half with the Mavs behind with a score of 7-13, and Cos Cob backed up to their two yard line, Sam Hall busted through the line and recorded the Mavericks last two points of the game, a crushing safety. Ryan Crowley was extremely effective on both offense and defense using his athletic ability to give the bantam game the feel of a junior game.
Gators’ Carnegie Johnson recovered a Banc fumble on the Raiders 41 yard line and returned it 13 yards. After a change of possession, Joshua Grijalba pounced on a Raider fumble on Banc’s 13- yard line. Behind blocks by Charlie Zola and Tyler Donellan, Tyler Cusimano punched it in for a six-yard touchdown and a 6-0 lead. On the ensuing Banc drive, Ryan Beiley intercepted a pass on the Raider’s 35-yard line following rushing pressure by Santiago Borrego and Tyler Wilson. On defense, Patrick Mullen, Payton Aslansan, Ryan Beiley, Tyler Donellan, and Santiago Borrego made outstanding tackles and assists. In the second quarter, great blocking from CharlieZola enabled a 17-yard touchdown run by Tony Alfano. Exceptional blocking by Logan Smithallowed a long run that set up another Tony Alfano touchdown, this time for 30 yards behind the key blocks of Tommy O'Connor and Charlie Zola. Clever running by Miles Trager added an extra point with a one-point conversion to reach the final score. In the fourth quarter, a sack by Santiago Borrego and a solo tackle by Carson Miles helped keep the defense strong. The game ended as it began, with a takeaway by Carnegie Johnson, on an interception at the Raiders’ 5- yard line.
Sunday was not a great day for the Raiders. The Gators are a good team and the Raiders gave it their all against them. Even though the Raiders didn't score there were some bright spots from some players. Jonathan Bria played hard on offense and defense line, making some blocks and a few tackles. Roman Pennella and Luke Vivier were also a big part of the line keeping the Gator line busy. Ryan Perez made a few good runs down field and Winston Frisch had a big catch and a couple of runs. The Raiders never gave up and they took this loss as a learning tool to come back next week stronger.
The Generals improved to 2-0 with a 13-0 victory over the Bulldogs. The Generals started quickly when Spencer Hartley raced 64 yards for a touchdown on the Generals first play. Jack Ludington and Logan Guerrieri led the way with key blocks. George Hadley converted the extra point with Michael Neviera clearing a big hole. Colin Mulshine scored on the second play of the Generals second possession to make the score 13-0 behind an excellent block by Wilson Evans. The Generals defense played well all day led by Will Bingle, John Callahan and Alex Burdick. Drew Athan clinched the game with a diving interception to end a late Bulldogs drive.
The Bulldogss defense allowed two quick long runs by the Generals in their first two possessions before stiffening for the remainder of the game. The Bulldog defense was lead by strong tackling from Matthew Bologna, John McGrath, Jack O’Gorman and Patrick O’Brien. The Bulldog offense pushed forward with key runs by Drew Sheehan, and Ian Foster behind blockers Casey Rozmus, Sam Chard and Peter Benda. Late in the game, Quinn Fox lead the Offensive charge with back up from Chris Carvajal, but the Bulldogs couldn’t reach the Red Zone.
Junior crusher Michael Grabel had a stellar day on both sides of the ball to lead the Crushers to victory over the Mavericks. Grabel scored all four Cos Cob touchdowns including runs of 37, 36 and 18 yards behind the great blocking of Matt Jester, Charlie Jones, Zach Russell and Danny Lauter. On defense, the Crushers had four big takeaways -- interceptions by Grabel, Nick Winegardner and Christian Mingione, and a fumble recovery by Matt Jester. It was a great team defensive effort that included big plays by Thomas Martin and David Faugno that kept the Mavs off the scoreboard until late in the fourth quarter.
The Mavericks were only able to muster one TD on the day on a Kobe Comizio pass to Jeffrey Mathews for 47 yds. Defensively the Mavs recovered two fumbles the first by Jeronimo Camou as Tyler Sudell dislodged the ball from the Crusher running back. The second fumble caused by Cal Rohdie was recovered by Nick Addison.
The Raiders were able to prevail in a thrilling come from behind victory over the Gators. Chris Wint scored the first of his three touchdowns late in the first quarter behind excellent blocks by Mason Muir and Cole Kaicher. After the Gators took the lead in the fourth quarter, the Raider defense was stout the rest of the way led by the terrific tackling of Eddie Doyle, Maurizio Arango and Grayson Thomas. The trailing Raiders dug deep and were able to open up holes for their running game. Sander Coscia, Sena Honzawa, and David Nasimi gave the running backs the crease of daylight needed to break somebig runs. Chris Wint scored the game’s final touchdown with a beautiful 63 yard scamper and Daniel Perez was able to stuff in the PAT. A fumble recovery by Sena Honzawa thwarted the Gators last chance at the end.
The Gators started on defense with stellar play from Luis Quisumbing, Nico Wright, Hunter Cusimano, Mathew Russell, Joseph Dowling, and Mathew Pilc. The defense played well and gang tackling was key in forcing several Banc to turn the ball over on downs. Jojo McCurdy intercepted BANC once and Dowling came up with a fumble recovery. Offensively the Gators moved the ball well when they were clicking. Evan Weigold scored on a 51 yard dazzling run to start things off and Cusimano converted the extra point. Blocking provided by Wright, Quisumbing, and Harry Kilberg. Cusi completed two passes to McCurdy, one to Dowling and one to Dean Manos. Hunter Clark took the handoff for a 30 yard gain and followed with an 8 yard touchdown run.
The Generals offense struck quickly when Greyson Wolfram connected with Ryan Mulshine on a fifty yard touchdown pass. On the following possession, Eric Hadley connected with Brenden Whiteley on a 22 yard touchdown pass. Sammy Jenkins made an excellent catch on the extra point conversion. On the ensuing Bulldogs possession, Ryan Mulshine intercepted a pass and returned it thirty yards for a touchdown to give the Generals a 20-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, Noni Lopez made a nice catch that set up a fifteen yard run by Whiteley, who followed the blocking of Callum Abernethy, Peter Scopelliti and Jack Gibson into the end zone.
The Bulldogs responded with an impressive drive, and Finbar Doyle ran forty yards for a touchdown after breaking several tackles and outrunning the Generals' defensive backs down the sideline. The Generals' capped the scoring when Elia Gianopolous ran 70 yards for a touchdown behind key blocks from Franklin Hong and Devin Brandes. Glenn Niblo led the Bulldogs with eight tackles, followed by Trey Scotti and Finbar Doyle with six apiece. Zachary Caruso and Brandon Wilson each made three tackles, while Nate Allen, Thomas Benda and Andrew Daur each made two. Rounding-out the North Mianus defense withone tackle each were Hayden Sherr, C. Riley Howe III, Charlie Callahan and Spencer Wardell. On the offensive side of the ball, Doyle scored the team’s only touchdown, going 25 yards around right-end as time was winding down in the fourth quarter. He also tallied North Mianus’s point-after, gained 76 yards on six carries and caught one pass for a five-yard gain. RH3 completed five passes for a total of 31 yards. Scotti was on the receiving end of two completions, for a total of seventeen yards, to add to the thirty-two yards that he gained on eleven carries rushing. Harlan Giordano accounted for the remainder of the Bulldogs’ offense with two receptions totaling nine yards.
The Mavericks defense held the Crushers on fourth down at the Mavericks one yard line with 10 seconds left in the game to preserve the victory. Strong defensive contributors included Jimmy McMahan, Rayan Archbani, Lance Large, Brett Williams and Aengus Rosato. The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter when QB Rob Lanni connected with Trystan Sarcone on a 15 yard touchdown pass. Nicky Henkel added the PAT. After the Crushers took a 12 – 7 lead, in the 3rd quarter, Tyler Blizzard broke free on a 55 touchdown run, aided by a block by Owen Matthews. Henkel again added the PAT to make in 14 – 12. Strong blocking up front was provided by Stevie Bennett, Emilio Camou, Will Kolman and Victor DelVecchio.
The Senior Crushers literally came up just inches short of a victory in a hard fought game with the Mavs. Andrew Hollander and Henry Saleeby scored the Crusher touchdowns behind Outstanding blocking by Guards Tyler Dietrich and Charlie Recchia, from start to finish. Defensive Lineman Nicholas Frayter gave tremendous effort all four quarters while cornerback Whit Knight made tough tackles on defense. The Crushers last drive went 85 yards as Hollander ran with extreme determination, ending on the half yard line with eight seconds left.
The Raiders started on offense against the Gators and moved the ball well. The drive was halted when Andrew Nanai recovered a fumble on the Gator 43. Cory Johnson pushed the ball downfield with several powerful runs. The Raider defense stiffened and the game settled into a defensive war lead by Gators’ Jackson Chamberlain, Jack Feda, and Rei Nakayama until late in the forth quarter. With one minute thirty-two second to go, Garrett Murphy, behind the blocking of Yoshimune Satake, connected with Sam Walker for a twelve-yard gain and first and ten at the Raider 21. Elrashawn Dover busted up the middle on the next play for 25 yards and the games first score. Brandon Chow converted the point after with forty-seven seconds remaining on the clock. The Raider’s hopes were dashed when Dover intercepted a pass with thirty-three seconds to go.
The game was a defensive battle with both teams battling until a late touchdown by the Gators won the game. Michael Reilly and Jason Otis rushed for big gains on the ground with some excellent blocking from Jackson Magann. Defensively Pablo Benguria recorded a sack, Grant Resnick broke up a deep pass play, and Romano Orlando, Matthew Robins, Robby Barter were all over the field making tackles for the BANC defense.
GYFL Week 3 - September 29, 2013
On their opening drive, the Gators scored with a 6-yard TD run by Carnegie Johnson behind crisp blocking by Charlie Zola. The next possession led to another Gator score on a Carnegie Johnson 44-yard TD run with key blocks by Miles Trager, Tyler Donnellan, and Tony Alfano. Tyler Cusimano scored the extra point behind blocking by Trager, and Alfano. In the second quarter, Alfano connected with Donellan for a 32-yard TD pass behind great protection from John Toal and Charlie Adorney. Donellan ran in the extra point behind blocks by Tommy O’Connor and Joshua Grijalba. Santiago Borrego had four sacks and played great defense along with Patrick Mullen, Joshua Grijalba, Alfano, Zola, and Cusimano to hold the Bulldogs on five fourth-downs.
The Bulldogs fell behind early in the first quarter and were never able to recover against a very good Gator football squad. After a high scoring first half that saw a total of four touchdowns, neither team was able to push the ball across the goal line in the second half. The Bulldogs were led by the tough play of Tighe Commiskey, Luke Ware, Pierson Delcristo, Sammy Sardone, Cameron Doyle, Randall Feda and Logan Galleta. Ware played a solid game on both sides of the ball and had a key interception and Feda kept the Gator offense pressured throughout the game. Sardone hauled in two receptions on the offensive side and made several tackles on the defensive side of the ball. Commiskey led the rushing attack for the Bulldogs gaining tough yardage against a stingy Gator Defense. Sam Jacob, Georgie Hernandez, Davies Peck and Charlie Kosinski made key contributions throughout a very hard fought football game.
The Generals got started very quickly when Quinn Warwick recovered a fumble to give the Generals the ball deep in Mavs end . This was followed up by a 30 yard TD run from Peter Lewis set up by great blocks by James Babb, Matthew Trimmer , Jake Pobjoy , Jake Carifa and Ryan Jedlicka . Jackson Wolfram punched in the extra point from one yard out. The Generals defense was stingy all day with several big tackles and 4th down stops by Ian MacDonald, Wyatt Gibson , Wyatt Abernethy , Benji Telzer , Sebi Lopez and Tomas Delgado who also forced and recovered a fumble. In the second quarter, Jackson Wolfram had a 25 yard TD and the extra point conversion was run in by Peter Lewis. The Generals closed out the game by running the ball in the 4th quarter behind the blocking of Joe Cohen, Cal Cunnion, Liam Reynolds and Gabe Miaolo.
The Mavericks put together a successful drive on their last possession of the game. Will Espositio punched in the Mavericks only touchdown behind center Henry Goldberg. Mylo Skolnick sliced his way into the endzone for the PAT. Other notable offensive plays included a 15 yard strike to Andrew Boutry and a 20 yard bomb to Oliver Lomas. Jip Clark also made his presence know as he delivered a punishing block to help spring James Wailgum for some hard fought yardage with Hunter Lippmann also clearing the way. Defensively, strong play from Dylan Cooper, John Gatherer, Marc Thibault and Michael Lindberg helped to limit the Generals offensive attack.
On Crusher offense, QB Jake Shredders and back Alex Hazlett were unstoppable on the ground, combining for four touchdowns including runs of 50, 60 and 32 yards. Clayton Griffin threw to Thomas Durvasula for an extra point. Great blocking by Miles Walker, Jurgis Schmedlen, Ethan Beal, Jake Romanello and Ted Ohls made the scoring possible. On defense, the bantams racked up three interceptions, led by backs Alex Hazlett, Clayton Griffin and Ashton Winegardner. Hazlett also caused and recovered a fumble. Lineman Teddy Flinn made several key tackles including one for a fumble, while defensemen Jake Romanello, Tucker Williams, Xander Tommasino and Michael Moeller also made big contributions on defense.
The Raiders had a tuff first half of the game not really moving the ball and not stoping the Crusher offense. The second half of the game the Raiders came to life with Jason Agudelo scoring two touchdowns and scoring an extra point. Winston Frisch made two catches on offense and made a lot of great tackles on defense. William Macgillivray made a tremendous over the shoulder catch over two defenders to move the ball down the field. Stephen Neri and Ethan Magtibay played hard on the offense and defense lines.
The Gators played hard nosed defense with outstanding effort by Joseph Dowling with two QB sacks, Hunter Cusimano with one QB sack and Luis Quisumbing with one QB sack. Hunter Clark, Sean Duffy, Will Healy, Colin Miles, Mathew Pilc and Jack Zola played well and made fine stops. Offensively it was a struggle to move the ball but the Gators came up big when Evan Weigold caught two passes, 58yds and 25yds from Cusimano. The ground game included some nice runs by Pilc, Alex Hanna and Cusimano behind the blocking of Harry Kilberg, Mathew Russell and Tommy Intrieri. With the gaming moving into OT, the Gators took the ball at the ten. On the third play from scrimmage Cusimano connected on a TD pass to Jojo McCurdy. Cusimano scored the extra point.
Despite a valiant successful last stand at the goal line in the last seconds of regular play by lineman Johnathan Price, Gonzalo Gupte, Edward Iuteri, Mathew Bologna, and Hunter Gruenstrass joined by John McGrath, Casey Rozmus, and Ian Foster, the Bulldogs went down in OT. Great tackles by TJ Abbazia and Jack O'gorman aided by strong defensive play by Johnny Zuccerella and Casey Rozmus kept the game close. Offensive success was helped by clean snaps by Cormac Doyle, a great catch by Price and strong running by Drew Sheehan.
The Generals got off to quick start when Colin Mulshine scored a touchdown on the first series. The game remained tight until late in the second quarter when Jack Bruce, Oliver Kennon, Wilson Evans and Preston Bitteker paved the way for a long touchdown drive that culminated in a great TD catch by Alex Burdick on the last play of the half. Mulshine added another insurance TD in the second half, and the Generals ground game had a great day with Harrison Barth, Jack Ludington, Braden Tuttle and Luca Dodaro all contributing nice runs. Drew Athan had his second interception of the year to clinch the win.
The Mavericks moved the ball into Generals territory three times in the first half but were unable to capitalize with points. Notable plays were a 45 yard run by Jeffrey Mathews and a 57 yard pass from Luc Thibeault to Julian Ribushofski. Defensively the Mavericks had good efforts from Tyler Sudell, George Hill and John Gimble.
Chris Wint went on a tear racking up four TDs and picking off an interception to help propel the Raiders past a stout Crusher squad. William Reilly added a score courtesy of the steady blocking of Jack Kovac, Timmy Bibeault, Jacinto Leal and Maurizio Arango. Daniel Estrella scored an extra point and played ferociously at inside linebacker. Michael Huber scooped up a fumble late to help seal the victory for the Raiders. The Raider defense was stingy all game long helped by the strong tackling of Grayson Thomas and Mason Muir.
The Crusher's got within six of Banc in the 3rd quarter with a 70 yard scoring drive. Backs Michael Grabel and Vincent Ceci led way with powerful runs, along with an exciting 25 yard pass by QB Nick Winegardner to Christian Mingione. Winegardner scored the TD on a keeper. Big blocks by Jacopo Marin, Charles Jones and Harrison McKenzie kept Banc defenders on their heels. The Crusher's got on the board again with two exciting pass plays. Running back Mingione passed to QB Winegardner for 19 yards, then Winegardner passed to Mingione for 45 and the score. On defense, lineman Bobby Grudzinski and Robbie Jolliffe made several key tackles to stop Banc drives. Charlie Jones, Vincent Ceci, David Faugno and Will Knight also made key plays.
The Gators started on offense against the powerful Bulldogs and were forced to punt on forth down. The Gators returned the favor when Zach El-Tayyeb sacked the QB forcing a punt on forth and long. The third quarter started with the Bulldogs moving the ball well until Rodrigo Blanco intercepted a pass on the Gator 44. The Gators moved the ball well behind the blocking of Mitchell Finkelstein and Nicholas Veronis. Garrett Murphy threw a 22 yard pass to Andrew Nanai for a touchdown. The teams exchanged possessions till the middle of the forth quarter when Sam Walker recovered his second fumble of the day on the Bulldog 43. The Gators capitalized with a twenty-five yards pass from Brandon Chow to Jack Feda for another six points. Excellent defensive play by Gator Tyler Tautel thwarted the relentless Bulldog efforts.
The Bulldogs’ defense was stingy, holding Riverside scoreless through halftime, led by Finbar Doyle’s eight tackles and Brandon Wilson’s seven. Glenn Niblo registered four tackles while Charlie Callahan, Trey Scotti and Nate Allen each had three. Harlan Giordano and Spencer Wardell contributed two tackles apiece and Thomas Benda, Hayden Sherr and Tyler Rozmus each made one. Giordano also made a diving interception on the game’s first series. North Mianus’s offense was not sharp, as a combination of turnovers and poor execution resulted in the shut-out. Scotti led all rushers, with 33 yards on fourteen carries, followed by Doyle, with sixteen yards on nine carries and Giordano, who gained twelve yards on a nifty, double-reverse.
After the Generals scored a touchdown with two minutes left in the game to make the score 14 – 13, the Generals went for the 2-point conversion for the win. Jaden Williams made a running tackle at the one yard line to preserve the victory for the Mavericks. The Mavericks defense played well all day led by Owen Matthews who had an interception and several pass deflections, Rayan Archbani, Lance Large, Tysen Comizio, Jack Warren and Charlie Zeeve. The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter when Trystan Sarcone made a leaping catch of a Nicky Henkel pass for a 40 yard touchdown. In the second quarter, Tyler Blizzard pushed it in for a 3 yard touchdown run. Henkel connected with Sarcone for the PAT to make the score 14 – 0. Strong blocking up front was provided by Jimmy McMahan, Will Kolman, Stevie Bennett and Joe Fernandez.
After the Mavericks scored to take a 14-0 lead, Greyson Wolfram connected with Elia Gianopolous on a 70 yard touchdown pass. Wolfram followed lead blocking by Nicky Mosher and Franklin Hong to convert the extra point, narrowing the score to 14-7. Late in the fourth quarter, Charlie Ducret broke-up a pass, Ben Frey recorded a sack and Wolfram made an interception on the five yard line with less than four minutes remaining to set up the final drive. The Generals executed a six play, 95 yard drive, culminating with a 40 yard touchdown pass to Matt Restieri to make the score 14-13. Eric Hadley was stopped just short of the goal line on the Generals' attempt to win the game on a two-point conversion.
Every member of Cos Cob's defense stepped up, with Cam Dalton and Nick McIntosh playing particularly well in the middle, stymying the Raiders at every carry. On offense Gianni Lorquet and Andrew Hollander scored TD's of 27 and 25 yards respectively behind the blocking of Mitchell Grimes, Matt Marsh, Jesse Barber and Nolan Connerty. Back-up QB Fin Signer tossed another 12 yard TD to Whit Knight to seal the game.
The Raiders were led defensively by Romano Orlando, Gavin Muir, Jason Otis, Robby Barter and Jack Caruso. Matthew Robins, Terrell Magliulo, Will Judge and Jackson Magann played well for the Raiders on offense.
GYFL Week 4 - October 6, 2013
The Gators defeated the Crushers, 7-0. The only scores in the game came in the first quarter on a 14-yard TD scamper by Tyler Cusimano behind blocking from Tyler Donnellan. The TD was followed by an extra point conversion by Carnegie Johnson, behind key blocks from Charlie Zola. The contest became a defensive battle. Josh Grijalba, Carter Paulson, Carson Miles, Jack Turkeltaub, and Robert Perlman were all involved in nice team tackles. Santi Borrego had a fumble recovery.
The Crushers’ defense helped keep the score close in a very tight game. In the third quarter, defensive lineman Wyatt Recchia, Ethan Beal, Xander Tommasino and Louis Ceci kept the Gators off the scoreboard by holding them short on fourth and one. Defensive back Drew Kral was a one man wrecking machine, making multiple big tackles including running down a Gator back from behind to keep him from scoring. On offense Ted Ohls, Thomas Durvasula, Wolf Hill, Jake Romanello, and Ashton Winegardner, made big blocks to spring backs Jake Shredders, Alex Hazeitt and Drew Kral for several strong runs.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead on their second offensive play when Logan Galletta rushed for a 55 yard TD behind the blocking of Will Janis, Nate Trogni, Cameron Doyle, Daniel Fox and Davies Peck. Tighe Cummiskey and Galleta led the rushing attack and Zachary Jacob, Cole Studwell, Andrew Walko all made key blocks to assist in the impressive Bulldog scoring drive. Defensively, the Bulldogs were tough all day. Luke Ware had an outstanding game anchoring a Bulldog defense that caused four turnovers, including an interception by Ware, who then raced 40 yards for the last Bulldog TD. Randall Feda, Hudson Zamacona, Pierson Delcristo, Brennan Campbell, Sam Sardone, Hunter Daur, Charlie Kosinski, Sam Woerz, Ben Aysseh and Georgie Hernandez helped to preserve the Bulldog victory with their tough play on defense throughout the game.
With the wet weather comes a wet football setting the stage for more fumbles than usual. Mavericks Marc Thibeault vacuumed up one of the fumbles as did Sam Hall. Sam was very strong defensively working with Ryan Hammoud, AJ Pisacano, Nick Carriello and John Gatherer to limit the Bulldog advances. Offensively QB James Wailgum orchestrated some miraculous handoffs and speedy evasive runs as the blitzing Bulldogs bared down on him. Late in the game Will Esposito filled in for the injured Wailgum. Will helped get the ball down field with key runs by Anthony Pedicano, Oliver Lomas and AJ Pisacano behind textbook blocking by Luke Rutkoske. Soon after getting the ball in the red zone, Esposito ran in the Mavericks first TD of the game followed by a determined point after by Mylo Skolnick. Late in the game Esposito then took the ball from center Henry Goldberg, and handed off to Jip Clark, who sliced through the line, and evaded tackles for forty yards, eventually to get taken down on the one yard line. On the final play of the game, Esposito scored the second Mav TD.
The Generals got on the board first when Matthew Trimmer spun his way up the left side for a 12 yard touchdown run behind the blocks of Gabe Maiolo, Colin Kinsella, and Cal Cunnion. The PAT was a one yard dive by QB Jackson Wolfram. In the second half the Generals defense came alive shutting out the tough Banc offense. Huge defensive plays turned in by Quinn Warwick, Ian MacDonald, Alex Pratt, Kevin Keaveny, Jackson Fels, and Jake Carifa. The second half scoring for the Generals was highlighted by a 43 yard TD run by Peter Lewis and a 36 yard TD run by James Babb. Both scores were set up by tough inside runs by Tomas Delgado and Wyatt Gibson. The Generals controlled the line of scrimmage in the second half behind the blocking of Jake Pobjoy, Elias Kennon, and Ryan Jedlicka.
The Raiders defense was strong right out of the gate. Defense was lead by Mike Marullo, Jason Agudelo, Zach Mantione, and Michael Dilascia. Marullo who had a fumble recovery and also an interception which was from Roman Pennella putting pressure on the QB. Dilascia at safety floated from side to side getting involved with almost every tackle. On offense with Marullo at QB there were a lot of big runs from Archer Manning, Ryan Perez and Zach Mantione to bring the ball down the field. Jason Agudelo brought all the runs together with a touchdown and Marullo got the extra point. All the runs wouldn't of happened if Jonathan Bria, Patrick Caruso and Luke Vivier didn't make big blocks on the offensive line.
The Gators opened the game on offense and moved the ball well with long runs by Hunter Clark, Hunter Cusimano and Mathew Pilc. Blocking provided by Mathew Russell, Luis Quisumbing, Alex Hanna and Nico Wright. On the second possession the Gators marched down the field and scored on a six yard pass from Cusi to Evan Weigold. Pilc scored the extra point. On the next possession Pilc broke free on a 44 yard jaunt to the endzone with key blocks by Colin Miles and Clark. The extra point attempt failed. The Gator defense was outstanding with several three and outs. The Gator front four of Quisumbing, Russell, Wright and Alejandro Blanco made several stops at or behind the line of scrimmage. On the outside edge Joseph Dowling was stellar with several key plays. Jojo McCurdy played well with and interception and a fumble recovery. "Ace" Takahashi, Matt Sisca, Will Healy and Josh Nevins all played well, too.
The Crusher defense held a tough Gator offense to just two scores as Cos Cob came up just short. On defense, lineman Hugo Mark had a great day making several big tackles when it counted most. Charlie Jones also had a strong game including forcing a fumble that Christian Mingione recovered. On offense, Jack Durvasula and Harrison Mckenzie set up big blocks to spring back Miles Recchia for a 45 yard touchdown. Michael Grabel ran in the extra point to close the gap to 13-7.
The Bulldogs' Drew Sheehan and Quin Fox followed effective blocking by Cormac Doyle, Gonzalo Gupte, JQ Norrgard, and Hunter Gruenstrass to grind out a long drive in soggy drizzle only to turn the ball over on downs at the nine yard line. Matt Bologna jumped on a Maverick fumble on their second play and the Bulldogs were on the doorstep. Sheehan scored on a short scamper, but the extra point try was fumbled. Bulldogs defense saw Chris Tella stretch out the third down play and Joe Perri make the tackle. The Bulldogs came out running again with Jack O'Gorman breaking a 60 yard TD run. The Mavs started the second half on offense, but good tackling by Bulldogs' Julian Chuddy and Ed Iuteri stopped them on downs. Drew Sheehan and Quin Fox went back to work behind organized blocking with Sheehan scoring.
The Mavs started to make some yards, but lost the ball on down after tackles by Peter Benda, Patrick O'Brien, andChris Tella. TheBulldogs wasted no time with Jack O'Gorman bolting for a 60 yard TD run. Early in the first quarter the Mavericks mounted a goal line stand holding the Bulldogs on four plays from the five yard line. Tyler Sudell, George Hill, and Cal Rohdie had big tackles for losses - Sudell’s on the third down and Hill/Rohdie combined on the fourth down. Offensively the Mavericks finally put one in the end-zone in the fourth quarter on a Jack Cook two yard TD run.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Generals got off to a fast start when Colin Mulshine capped off a long drive with a two yard touchdown run behind a strong block by Carsten Weis. On the Generals next possession, Jack Putrino, Jake Zummo and Lukey Christensen opened a big hole for Spencer Hartley to score from 44 yards out. George Hadley converted the extra point to bring the lead to 13-0. Mulshine added another TD to open the third quarter to stretch the Generals lead to 20-7. Alex Burdick added a six yard TD to push the lead to 26-7 at the start of the fourth quarter. Davis Whiteley had a great individual effort on the extra point attempt, but came up just short. Charlie Johnson had a diving four yard TD late in the game negated by a penalty.
The Raiders mounted a long drive to close out the half and tighten the deficit to 13-7. The drive was sustained by the strong blocking of Maxine Touzot, Jack Kovac, Eddie Doyle, Tony Delucca and Sena Honzawa and was capped off by Chris Wint’s first of three TD runs. Daniel Perez ran a sweep to earn the PAT. The Raiders held the potent Generals running game in check for most of the day, with solid tackling by Michael Huber, Gavriel Genger, Cole Kaicher and David Nasimi. A valiant comeback by the Raiders fell short as time expired.
Despite a constant drizzle, Crusher QB Jackson Fretty did a great job protecting the football and keeping the offense on the field. Saleeby and Andrew Hollander had great games on both sides of the football, each with a TD and Saleeby with a two-point conversion. Defensive tackles Nick Macintosh and Cameron Dalton combined to control the line of scrimmage all game, forcing the Gators to test the defense elsewhere. Up two scores in the fourth, defensive backs Teddy Bacon, Jack Spurlock, Gianni Lorquet, Jose Riera and Whit Knight did an excellent job keeping the Gators air attack grounded.
With the Crushers moving, Gator Andrew Nanai recovered a fumble giving the ball back to the Gators. The Gators started to move the ball, but eventually were forced to punt. The Crushers struck first taking a six-point lead. With time running down in the half, the Gators mounted a tremendous goal line stand behind Yoshinao Satake, Jael Negron, and Rei Nakayama. The Gator defense rose strong at the beginning of the third with Nicholas Veronis, Mune Satake, and Tyler Tautel frustrating the Crusher offense. The Crushers took a 14 point lead early in the fourth. The Gators answered when Tommy Waurishuk and Jackson Chamberlain protected Garrett Murphy allowing a 91-yard pass to Elrashawn Dover narrowing the score.
The Mavericks opened the scoring on a 30 yard touchdown run by Tyler Blizzard. Nicky Henkel added the PAT. Henkel then connected with Jaden Williams on a eight yard touchdown pass to make the score 14–0. The Mavericks closed the scoring on a 23 yard touchdown run by Henkel. Jimmy McMahan, Tysen Comizio and Jack Warren had fumble recoveries for the Mavericks. Rayan Archbani, Stevie Bennett, Lance Large, Brett Williams, and Trystan Sarcone, all made some big plays on defense.
The Bulldogs’ offense was led by Finbar Doyle, who rushed for 100 yards on nine carries, caught a pass for seventeen yards and scored North Mianus’ only touchdown. QB C. Riley Howe III (“RH3”) went four-for-six passing for a total of 37 yards. Harlan Giordano made three of the four receptions, for a total of twenty yards, and Trey Scotti rushed for thirty yards. Glenn Niblo anchored the Bulldogs’ defense with a team-leading eight tackles, including one quarterbacksack. Jacob Belmont, Thomas Benda, Charlie Callahan and Giordano followed with two tackles each. Nate Allen, Brandon Wilson, Spencer Wardell, Hayden Sherr, Howe, Doyle and Scotti added one tackle apiece. Sherr’s tackle thwarted an extra-point attempt and in addition to his tackle, Howe prevented a touchdown by breaking-up a long pass to a Glenville receiver.
The Generals got off to a fast start when Eric Hadley followed blocks by Callum Abernethy and Ryan Mulshine for a 65 yard touchdown run on the second play of the game. Chris Burdick converted the extra point to give the Generals a 7-0 lead. On the next series, Eric Hadley connected with Brenden Whiteley on a 20 yard touchdown pass, and Whiteley converted the extra point to extend the lead to 14-0. On the following series, Owen Gwozdz engineered a six play, 50 yard drive behind strong inside running by Devin Brandes and blocking by Jack Gibson and Will Harford. Elia Gianopolous scored on a 20 yard touchdown run, and Sammy Jenkins pounded in the extra point to make the score 21-0. The Generals defense was tough all day, led by Ben Frey's 8 tackles and Bodie Groen's 7 tackles.
Despite the Raiders’ defeat, there are several players to recognize. Romano Orlando was the leading rusher for the Raiders, and Gavin Muir had a strong game at quarterback. Linemen Jack Caruso, John Duffy and Jackson Magann blocked well all game. Jason Otis, Max Kaicher, Devin Mojica and Jackson Palmer led the Raiders defensively.
GYFL Week 5- October 13, 2013
The Crushers took advantage of an early fumble and got right on the scoreboard with a long touchdown run down the left sideline by Alex Hazlett behind the blocking of Thomas Durvasula and Louis Ceci. The Generals defense held on, and the extra point attempt failed. The Generals offense got going in the second quarter with Jackson Wolfram connecting on some nice passing to James Babb. The offense was also sparked by a long run by Quinn Warwick behind the terrific blocking by Tomas Delgado and Ryan Jedlicka. As the first half ran down with only 35 seconds on the clock the Generals finally punched it in with Wolfram rolling right and scampering in for the score. Peter Lewis added the extra point with a plunge up the middle. The second half was a scoreless battle with the Generals defense stepping up. Fine defensive play was shown by Alex Pratt and Jackson Fels as well as critical tackles by Gabe Maiolo and Jake Carifa. A fumble recovery late in the 4th quarter by Matthew Trimmer sealed the victory for the Generals.
Tucker Williams contributed to the Crusher running game. After giving up a TD in the second quarter, the Crusher defense dug in to hold a powerful General offense scoreless the rest of the game. The most exciting play came when Crusher Jurgis Schmedlen and Jack Hayes stripped the football from a General running back at the goal line, with Crusher Drew Kral recovering. Willy Hollander, Miles Walker and Jake Romanello also made big plays to keep the Generals off the boards.
The Bulldogs were led by the hard playing of Logan Galletta, who was a dominant force on both sides of the ball. Galletta rushed for three TDs on the day and also helped power a very strong Bulldogs defense, recording key tackles to help slow down a talented Raider team. The Bulldogs scored twice in the first half on touchdown runs of 40 and 55 yards by Galletta, following the strong blocking by the Bulldog offensive line. Daniel Fox, Nate Trogni and Davies Peck helped the Bulldogs control the line of scrimmage and the tough running and throwing by Luke Ware, Pierson Delcristo, Tighe Commiskey and Sam Sardone kept the pressure up on the Raiders the entire game. Defensively, Cameron Doyle and Randall Feda put constant pressure on the Raider backs as they made several tackles for losses to slow down a tough Raider running game. Brennan Campbell, Will Janis, Daniel Fox, Luke Ware, Tighe Commiskey and Sam Sardone all had outstanding games with each of them registering multiple tackles on the day.
Banc Raiders’ Jason Agudelo played a strong game on offense and defense. Jason had a lot of tackles on defense, and on offense he scored the Raiders only touchdown. Zach Mantione had a good game on both sides of the ball as well with some big runs and containing the outside on defense. The rest of the team pitched in with Jonathan Bria recovering a fumble and William Mcgillvery making a fantastic catch. Rashe Campbell and Ryan Perez helped open holes coming out of the backfield to let the running backs do there job.
The Gators scored first with a 33-yard TD run by Carnegie Johnson behind blocks from Tyler Donnellan and John Toal. The Gators got the ball back on a fumble recovery by Tyler Cusimano, forced by Tony Alfano, which led to a 14-yard TD run by Johnson behind key blocks from Henry Byrne and Drew Hanna, to put the Gators ahead 12-0. Good team tackling by Santiago Borrego, Charlie Adorney, Tommy O’Connor, and Payton Aslansan helped anchor the Gators defense. In the third quarter, a long and clever run by Miles Trager set up a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Cusimano to Johnson, behind blocking from Robert Perlman and Carter Paulson. An interception by Johnson then led to another touchdown pass, a 12-yard strike from Donnellan to Charlie Zola. The extra point was by Donnellan behind blocks from Byrne and Zola.
The Maverick defense held the Gators to one extra point out of four attempts with key stops from AJ Pisacano, Ryan Crowley, Michael Lindberg and Dylan Cooper. The middle of the “D” line with Hunter Lippmann was unmovable. Will Esposito had some nice open field tackles. Offensively Ryan Hammoud had a strong outing by delivering a block which lifted the defender off his feet. Late in the game with time running out, Ryan slammed the ball into the endzone with his determined work ethic. Jip Clark, and Mylo Skolnick delivered other notable blocks.
In the first quarter, General’s Cristobal Isaacs and Preston Bitteker paved the way for a 51 yard TD by Colin Mulshine to open the scoring. Trailing 7-6 at the half, the Generals regained the lead when Spencer Hartley scored behind a great downfield block by Michael Neviera. The Crushers scored to make it 14-13, but Harrison Barth made a hard tackle in the backfield to preserve the General’s lead. The Generals added to their lead when Will Bingle and Jack Ludington opened a big hole for a nine yard Mulshine TD. Facing a first and goal on the Crushers last possession, the General’s Alex Rogers had a great tackle, and then George Hadley, Logan Guerrieri and Charlie Johnson made three sacks in a row to clinch the win.
The Crushers went ahead in the second quarter behind two well thrown passes of 22 and 36 yards by Nick Weingartner, one for a touchdown to Christian Mingione. Back Miles Recchia set up the next score, ripping off a 43 yard run to the one yard line. Back Michael Grabel punched it in, to get within one of the Generals. Great blocking by Danny Lauter, Reed Signer, Carl Cummings and Will Grimes set up the scores. Ball control by the second string led by QB William Carangelo, and lineman Max Muftic, Quinn Patterson and Anthony Nostro, helped the Crushers dominate the clock to the half. On defense Thomas Martin, Will Knight, and Rick Kral stopped one Generals extra point try and Michael Grabel intercepted another to keep it close. Jacobo Marin, Ryan Marsh and Vincent Ceci also made big plays on D.
The Raiders jumped out to an early lead 6-0 on the heels of a Chris Wint 56 yard scamper. The run was fueled by the solid blocks of Timmy Bibeault, Sena Honzawa, Maurizio Arrango and David Nasimi. The Bulldogs had a long, time consuming drive late in the second quarter to take the lead 7-6. Both teams’ defenses stiffened. Stellar defensive efforts on the Raider’s side were turned in by Arrango, Louis Koletas, Jonah Ramachandran, and Cole Kaicher. The scored remained unchanged until late in the 4th quarter. With his heels on his own goal line, Daniel Perez heaved a bomb to Chirs Wint who took it to the house for a 90 yard TD. The Bulldogs last minute drive was snuffed out by a terrific interception by Mason Muir who almost ran it back for a score.
Great Bulldog defensive play led by Ed Iuteri, Hunter Gruenstrass along with penetration by Cameron Banks, a spectacular spinning tackle by Casey Rozmus and a rundown tackle by
Auggie Bancroft held the Raiders until the final minutes of the game. Offensive Bulldog bright spots included clean snaps by Joseph Perri and a great showing by Black Offense with Frankie Toscano, Mathew Chioditti and Luca Trogni moving the ball well.
The Gator offense moved the ball well at times with long runs by Hunter Clark (73, 40) and hard running by Alejandro Blanco and Matthew Pilc. Blocking provided by Joseph Dowling, Luis Quisumbing, Nico Wright, Josh Nevins, and Jason Tautel. Pilc opened the scoring with a seven yard touchdown run, and Clark took it in for the extra point. Two possessions later Hunter Cusimano scampered for a 27 yard score. The extra point failed. Mathew Sisca played well with a fine pass reception. Once again, the Gator defense was outstanding and controlled the game. Interceptions by Clark and Jojo McCurdy stalled drives by the Mavericks as did a fumble recovery by Jack Zola. Evan Weigold, Alex Hanna, Colin Miles and Sean Duffy all played well and made several stops.
The Maverick’s defense was paced by interceptions from Peter Santana and John Gimble, but the Maverick’s offense wasn't able to capitalize on either one. Tyler Sudel, John Gimble and Brennan Tauber all had multiple tackles throughout the game.
The Crushers were down 7-6 with only three minutes left to play when veteran QB Jackson Fretty led the Crushers down the field. Henry Saleeby finished the drive with a four-yard game winning TD. Saleeby, along with the rest of the offensive backfield, had a great day running behind Tyler Dietrich, Nick Mcintosh, Jesse Barber, Charlie Recchia and Jack Mcbriearty. Together, combined with Cameron Dalton on defense, they controlled the line of scrimmage for most of the game. Andrew Hollander had another great day with a touchdown, a pass defense and an interception. Whit Knight had a great game at cornerback with multiple pass defenses, and Jack Spurlock, fresh off a wrist injury, made great plays at the defensive end spot all day, including a tackle for loss.
On the game’s opening series, the Putnam Generals executed a 12 play, 70 yard drive that was capped by a strong 13 yard touchdown run by Brendan Whiteley. Doug Neviera and Callum Abernethy made key blocks that cleared the way for Whiteley. Chris Burdick followed Peter Scopelliti for the extra point conversion, giving the Generals an early 7-0 lead. The game then settled into a classic, hard hitting defensive battle. Nicky Mosher recorded nine tackles and recovered a fumble. Ryan Mulshine had eight tackles, and Eric Hadley registered seven tackles and a sack.
Finbar Doyle accounted for all of the game's scoring, with touchdown runs of seven and eight yards, on the way to his second consecutive 100 yard game, with a total of 109 yards on eleven carries. He also punched-in an off-tackle run for a PAT. Trey Scotti gained forty yards on five carries and made a five-yard reception from quarterback Riley Howe. Glenn Niblo led the Bulldogs' defense with ten tackles, including a two quarterback sacks. Charlie Callahan also had two sacks among his seven tackles and Doyle added seven tackles of his own. Spencer Wardell, Thomas Benda and Brandon Wilson each recorded four tackles. Wilson's total included one QB sack. Harlan Giordano came up from his safety position to make three tackles. Hayden Sherr, Tyler Rozmus, Howe and Scotti rounded-out the defense with one tackle apiece.
Raiders Robby Barter, Matthew Robins, Tyler Yusi and Romano Orlando played well for the Raiders on defense. On offense, the blocking of Pablo Benguria, Larry DeLuca, and Cristian Perez helped Jason Otis and Gavin Muir gain yardage on the ground.
The Mavericks defense produced an outstanding effort all game. Leading tacklers includedRobbie Lanni, Will Kolman, Lance Large, Aengus Rosato, Jaden Williams and Victor DelVecchio. Lanni also had an interception. The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter when Tyler Blizzard ran it in for a 16 yard touchdown. Nicky Henkel followed with a 40 yard touchdown pass to Trystan Sarcone. In the second quarter, Henkel connected on a 27 yard touchdown pass to Owen Matthews who made a nice over the shoulder catch.
A fumble recovery by Gator Rei Makayama stalled their third Maverick’s drive. The Gatordefense behind the leadership of Zach El-Tayyeb and Andrew Nanai forced the Mavericks to punt in the third quarter. Excellent defensive play by Gators’ Jackson Chamberlain, Mitchell Finklestein, Cory Johnson, Mune Satake, and Tom Waurishuk kept the Mavericks at bay the second half.
GYFL Week 6- October, 20th, 2013
The Raider offense played hard all game driving the ball down field. Jason Agudelo and Mike Marullo both scored a touchdown and Zach Mantione got the extra point on Jason's TD. Playing in his first game from an injury, Chris Walko had some big drives to move the ball and made some huge blocks to open up holes. Chris also had an interception on defense. On Sunday the defense was great with Holden Brown, Luke Vivier, Roman Pennella and Jonathan Bria, all big on the line not letting many plays get past them. Dom Deluca and William Mcgillvery were making big plays to upset the Mavericks offense. Mcgillvery had two big interceptions and Deluca had a few sacks. Marco Mantione, Ryan Perez, Rashe Campbell and Steve Neri played a great game as well on both sides of the ball.
In the second quarter, the Gators tied the score 6-6 on a 7-yard TD by Carnegie Johnson behind strong blocks from Jack Turkeltaub, Drew Hanna, and Peyton Aslansan. Gator defense kept the score tied with good team tackles by Patrick Mullen, Ryan Beiley, Charlie Zola, Josh Grijalba, Tyler Wilson, and Tony Alfano. Tyler Cusimano threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Johnson, for a 12-6 Gator lead at halftime, behind solid line blocking from John Toal, Henry Byrne, and Logan Smith. In the third quarter, blocks by Carson Miles, Miles Trager, and Robert Perlman helped Cusimano run for a 33-yard TD to make the score 18-6, Gators. In the fourth quarter, Tyler Donnellan capped a drive with a five yard touchdown run behind blocks from Charlie Adorney, Tommy O’Connor, and Santiago Borrego.
The Generals started off the game strong marching down the length of the field on the opening drive behind the blocking of Cal Cunnion, Joe Cohen, Colin Kensella, and Benji Telzer. The drive featured several tough runs by Peter Lewis and was capped off by a four yard TD plunge by Jackson Wolfram. The Generals defense was led by big tackles from Jackson Fels, Elias Kennon, Sebi Lopez and Liam Reynolds. Jake Carifa had two sacks and stopped two key extra points .
The Bulldogs got out to an early lead when Galletta swept around the right side, behind the strong blocking of Sam Sardone, Davies Peck, Randall Feda, Charlie Kosinski and Nate Trogni, and went 50 yards for the score on the Bulldogs first play of the game. Will Janis was a force on the defensive of the ball for the Bulldogs all game. Janis recorded ten tackles on the day, including back to back sacks of the Crusher QB. Daniel Fox, Tighe Cummiskey, Luke Ware, Hunter Daur and Pierson Delcristo stepped up with hard tackling and physical play to help anchor the stingy Bulldogs’ defense. Midway through the fourth quarter, Galletta took the snap and searched the field for receivers before he decided to tuck the ball away and scramble left and up the field for a 50 yard score and to give the Bulldogs the lead.
The Crushers took the ball on their last series and almost broke a run that would have tied the score but thanks to a touchdown saving tackle by Sam Sardone, the Bulldogs kept the Crushers out of the end zone to secure an important victory. Crushers’ Miles Walker had a sack, caused a fumble which Jack Hayes recovered, and had several behind the lines tackles. Late in the game, Jake Prieto teamed up with lineman Mustafa Dannett to stop the Bulldogs on fourth down. On offense the Crushers’ Michael Moeller, Clayton Griffin, Teddy Flinn and Wyatt Recchia provided great blocking for the running backs all day, including a 23 yard run by Jurgis Schmedlen to the one yard line, followed up by QB Jake Shredder’s sneak into the end zone to tie the score up at 6. With just one minute left in the game, the Crusher's Alex Hazlett ripped off a 15 yard run, but it wasn't enough to get past the Bulldogs.
The Raiders jumped out to an early lead courtesy of a Chris Wint sweep fueled by some solid blocking by Jack Kovac, David Nasimi and Tim Bibeault. Both team’s defenses stiffened and the teams traded possessions with very little field position changing hands. The Raiders were able to generate a strong drive down the field engineered by Mason Muir as QB. William Reilly was able to blast up the middle to bolster the Raider lead. The keys to the drive were the exceptional blocking of Tony DeLuca, Daulton Kendall, Jonah Ramachandran and Glen Rivas. The Raider defense was stout all day led by exceptional efforts by Maurizio Arango, Grayson Thomas and Josh Figueroa. Eitan Genger made a crucial fumble recovery to thwart an impressive Maverick drive and Sena Honzawa added a late interception to thwart a valiant Maverick comeback attempt.
After spotting the Raiders’ two touchdowns early in the game the Mavericks’ defense held them scoreless for last three and a half quarters behind big efforts by Cage Lasley, Jimmy O'Malley, Aiden Clarke and Cal Rohdie. The Mavericks O had two long runs from Jeffrey Mathews, behind the blocks of Zane Khader, Clayton Ostover & Nick Addison. The Mavericks lone touchdown came on a one yard QB sneak from Luc Thibeault.
Generals’ Colin Mulshine scored on touchdown runs of ten, three, 27 and 70 yards. The Generals received excellent blocking throughout the day led by Cristobal Isaacs and Alex Rogers. The Generals’ defense had a strong game with Owen Neviera, Luca Dodaro and Davis Whiteley combining to stop the inside running game of the Gators and Jon Callahan providing excellent coverage in the secondary. George Hadley had the Generals’ final touchdown and Lucas Delgado capped the scoring with the extra point. Charlie Johnson sealed the Generals’ win with an interception on the final play.
Gators’ Will Healy, Josh Nevins, Harry Kilberg, Nico Wright and Matt Sisca all played well and slowed a tough General offense. Also contributing were Luis Quisumbing, Colin Miles, "Smitty" Smith and Mathew Russell. Offensively the Gators were able to move the ball but found it hard to cross the goal line. Hunter Cusimano threw nice passes caught by Joseph Dowling, Sisca, Evan Weigold and Jojo McCurdy. On the ground Cusimano scored on a 12 yard run and Weigold on a five yard run. Both extra point attempts came up short. Matthew Pilc and Alejandro Blanco both picked up yardage on long runs with blocking by Tom Intrieri, Harrison Kilberg, Nico Wright and Alex Hanna.
After the opening plays showed Will Montesi was back, he capped off the moment with a chase down tackle. On offense Montesi joined Quinten Fox, Ian Foster and Drew Sheehan moving the ball well all day. A drive sparked by the hard hitting power pack of Jonathan Price, Ed Iuteri, and Gonzalo Gupte went all the way to fourth and goal. Finally in the waning minutes, Sheehan cut his way to the endzone in a long yardage run. Despite a Crusher tip, Quinten Fox connected when Sheehan made a hot potato catch for the extra point. Other notable plays included a Christopher Carvajal caused fumble and recovery. Key blocks by Frankie Toscano and Joseph Perri on the offensive line helped the Bulldogs score. JQ Norrgard's QB pressure caused a near Will Fox pick off, and Ed Iuteri's and Matt Bologna's regular appearance in the Crushers backfield capped off the Dogs day.
The Crusher defense gave up only one touchdown, in a tough defensive battle with a tenacious Bulldog offense. Miles Recchia, Charlie Jones, Christian Mingione, David Faugno and Nick Winegardner made standout plays including combining to stop the Bulldogs on fourth and goal on two straight series. Robbie Jolliffe and Reed Signer also made important contributions. The Crushers second team offense had its strongest game yet, moving the ball well and running down the clock. Led by back-up QB William Carangelo, linemen Bobby Grudzinski, Ryan Marsh, Max Muftic, Anthony Nostro, Quinn Patterson and Chris Bassalik provided big blocks to spring runs of 25 and 23 yards by Ricky Kral and a 15 yard run by Michael Grabel.
The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 60 yard touchdown run by Tyler Blizzard. On the next series, Trystan Sarcone returned a fumble for a 35 yard touchdown. Nicky Henkel added the PAT. In the third quarter, Jack Warren broke several tackles on a ten yard touchdown run. Robbie Lanni added the PAT. The Mavericks closed out the scoring on a 50 yardtouchdown run by Tysen Comizio. The Mavericks defense played strong all game led by Will Kolman, Jaden Williams, Brett Williams, Owen Matthews, Walter Stratton, and Rayan Archbani. Jason Otis led the Raiders offensively in rushing yardage and scoring a touchdown.
Raiders’ Max Kaicher connected with Otis and Romano Orlando on a successful hook and lateral play. Terrell Magliulo, Will Judge, and John Duffy were credited for blocking well all day. Defensively the leading tacklers for the Raiders were Pablo Benguria, Robby Barter and Larry DeLuca.
The Generals got off to an early lead, when Eric Hadley engineered a ten play, 70 yard drive behind strong blocking by Doug Neviera and Peter Scopelliti. Chris Burdick punched in the five yard touchdown run to give the Generals a 6-0 lead. On the ensuing series, Will Harford and Franklin Hong made big plays to stop a Gators drive. In the second half, the Generals mounted another ten play drive for a score. Matt Restieri followed a great block by Devin Brandes for a seven yard touchdown run, giving the Generals a 12-0 lead. Charlie Ducret and Noni Lopez made key tackles, and Sammy Jenkins broke up a pass to thwart a Gators comeback.
The Gators offense moved the ball well behind the blocking of Rodrigo Blanc, Mune Satake and Tyler Tautel allowing Cory Johnson to accumulate 65 yards rushing on four carries. The Gator defense stiffened behind the excellent play of Brandon Chow, Jack Feda, and Tommy Waurishuk.The Generals’ defense stiffened forcing a Gator fumble on the goal line. In the middle of the third quarter, the Generals took a 12 – 0 lead. The Gator defense would not be intimidated with Rei Nakayama, Jael Negron and Sam Walker denying any further General offense.
The Crushers crashed the boards on offense and dominated n defense to beat a tenacious Bulldog team. Back Gianna Lorquet broke away for a long touchdown run behind big blocks by Mitchell Grimes and Matt Marsh. After a long offensive drive, running back Henry Saleeby pushed into the end zone for another and Andrew Hollander had an outstanding day including a touchdown. Jack Dpurlock added an extra point. Defensively the entire Crusher team stood out, including an exciting interception by Teddy Bacon.
Bulldogs’ Riley Howe completed passes to Doyle, Harlan Giordano and Trey Scotti, who also ran for sixteen yards on ten carries. Nate Allen rounded-out the North Mianus offense with a seven-yard, triple-reverse carry. Glenn Niblo made four tackles, followed by Scotti and Charlie Callahan, with three each. One of Callahan’s tackles forced a Cos Cob fumbled, which he also recovered. Allen, Spencer Wardell and Thomas Banda made two tackles apiece, while Jacob Belmont, Brandon Wilson and Giordano each tallied one. The Bulldogs’ defense made its first stop on the following Cos Cob possession, forcing a three-and-out, featuring tackles by Wardell, Scotti and Niblo.
GYFL Week 7- October 27th, 2013
The Bulldogs came out of the gate strong with an impressive opening drive that resulted in a Logan Galletta touchdown and successful extra point conversion. Galletta ran behind the strong blocking of Davies Peck, Will Janis, Mike Sinisi and Nate Trogni. The Bulldogs kept the momentum going with a Tighe Cummiskey TD run. Early in the second half, Cummiskey and Galletta would earn tough yardage on the ground before Galletta punched in his second touchdown of the game to put the Bulldogs on top. Defensively the Bulldogs were lead by the hard hitting of Daniel Fox, Pierson Delcristo, Sam Sardone and Randall Feda. Andrew Walko, Brennan Campbell, Cole Studwell, Charlie Kosinski, Zachary Jacob, Sam Woerz, Hudson Zamacona, Hunter Daur, Georgie Hernandez and Ben Aysseh all contributed to a solid Bulldog effort.
The Generals came up short losing a hard fought battle. After trailing 14-0 The Generals cut into the lead when Peter Lewis broke of a 37 yard Touchdown run behind the blocking of Matthew Trimmer, Jake Carifa, Ryan Jedlicka and Gabe Maiolo. Jackson Wolfram threw a five yard pass to Lewis for the two point conversion. The Generals stayed in the game with great defensive effort from Jackson Fels, Wyatt Gibson and Ian MacDonald. Peter Lewis again broke off a 43 yard TD in the 4th quarter to get the Generals within a score.
The Crushers got ahead early and stayed ahead against a determined Mavericks team. Back Alex Hazlett had a big day with runs of 35, 21 and 17 yards including a touchdown. QB Drew Hill had another big game, scoring twice on keepers of 18 and 9 yards. Jurgis Schmedlen, Mustafa Dannett, Ashton Winegardner, Clayton Griffin and Thomas Durvasula also had strong runs. Offensive lineman Willy Hollander, Ted Ohls, Jake Prieto, Jack Hayes and Wolf Hill cleared the way for them all day. On defense Drew Kral made big stops when it counted while Tucker Williams, Miles Walker and Wyatt Recchia were also strong on defense to keep the Mavs off the scoreboard.
The Mavericks had a large task advancing the ball on the big defensive line of the Crushers, and managed to get quality blocking out of Luke Rutkoske, Steven Sudell and Hunter Lippmann to spring a brilliant 25 touchdown run by Jip Clarke. AJ Pisacano was also instrumental in springing Clarke. Defensively, Mark Thibeault and Sam Hall lead the team in tackling. Ryan Crowley, Diogo Fernandez, Ryan Hammoud and Anthony Pedicano also played an important role on defense, making tackles when they were needed most.
Exciting team defense by Gators’ Tyler Wilson, Tommy O’Connor, Santiago Borrego, Charlie Adorney, Joshua Grijalba, Tony Alfano, and Vilas Srikrishnan kept it a scoreless game through the first quarter. Scoring began in the second quarter with a 52-yard touchdown run by Carnegie Johnson behind blocks from Alfano, Payton Aslansan, Tyler Donnellan, and Henry Byrne. Later in the same quarter, Johnson ran for a 49-yard TD with blocks by Hanna and Alfano. Donnellan scored the extra point with blocking help from John Toal. Good runs by Miles Trager, a nice first-time catch by Carter Paulson, and good-effort first-time runs by Jack Turkeltaub and Borrego spread the ball around. In the fourth quarter, Patrick Mullen scored his first-ever TD on a 29-yard pass from Donnellan, with blocking help by Turkeltaub and Borrego. Mullen recovered a fumble on the Raiders’ 20-yard line, leading to a 10-yard broken-play touchdown scamper by Donnellan, with helpful blocks from Grijalba and O’Connor.
It was a tough game for the Raiders but there were a few bright spots. Luke Vivier on the line was making some big blocks on offense and some big stops on defense. Roman Pennella had a good game at center like always and was put at a new spot on defense and really played well. Jason Agudelo played tough running the ball down field and coming up big on defense. Zach Mantione played his normal game at outside linebacker and really contained the outside.
The Generals started fast when Lucas Delgado made a two-yard tackle for a loss to help force a three-and-out. Spencer Hartley then scored from 54 yards out to give the Generals an early lead. The Generals forced another three-and-out on the Bulldogs second series when Logan Guerrieri sliced through the line for a four-yard tackle for a loss. Colin Mulshine scored from 55 yards out on the next series, and then added a 25 yard pick six on the next play. The Generals Cristobal Isaacs forced a fumble to end another Bulldogs drive later in the half. The Generals started fast again in the second half when George Hadley scored from 20 yards out. Lukey Christensen added the extra point behind a great block by Jack Putrino. Owen Neviera had a TD saving tackle for the Generals, and Cal Breier and Braden Tuttle provided excellent coverage to shut down the Bulldogs passing attack and preserve the victory.
After a tough start for the Bulldogs, defensive play by Christopher Carvajal and Mathew Bologna including sacks by Jack O'Gorman turned the game's momentum. The Black Offense boys took over including Mathew Chioditti, Patrick O'Brien, Frankie Toscano, Julian Chudy and Sam Chard led by John McGrath finally pushing into the Generals territory. Play included great blocking by Luca Trogni and two Magrath passes completed to Casey Rosmus. After a long drive down field, Drew Sheehan ran in for his first of two TDs and Quinten Fox his first of two extra points. In the end, despite breakout runs by Quinten Fox, Jack O'gorman and Ian Foster with a few first downs, the clock ran out on the Dogs.
Mavericks 15Down seven, the Crushers came right back with a 65 yard blast by back Miles Recchia’s for a TD. The Crusher defense stepped up to hold the Mavs scoreless the rest of the half with big tackles by Matt Jester and Hugo Mark and a fumble recovery by Vincent Ceci after Christian Mingione stripped the ball. In the 3Q, Crusher offensive lineman Jack Durvasula, Danny Lauter and Carl Cummings owned the line of scrimmage, ending with back Michael Grabel’s five yard TD run to get the Crushers to within two. The defense shut the Mavs down again as Charlie Jones made a crushing tackle behind the line of scrimmage to keep them from advancing. With just thee minutes remaining, the Crusher’s pulled off another damaging series of plays — Ceci, Recchia and Grabel all punching through the defensive line, then Grabel getting the score. Recchia added two points as the Crusher’s took the lead with one minute left. The defense sealed the game when Nick Winegardner intercepted a Mavs desperation pass. Important contributions also came from the Crusher second string with backs Reed Signer, Will Knight and Ricky Kral making strong runs behind the controlling blocking of Bobby Grudzinski, Chris Bassalik, Quinn Patterson and Max Muftic.
The Mavericks got on the scoreboard first on a 60 yard Fumble return for a TD by Robbie Pedicano, and a Jeffrey Mathews scamper around end for two points. The Mavericks defense was paced by Cal Rohdie, Peter Santana and Zane Khader. Offensively, Peter Santana had a 57 yard TD run in the third quarter and good line play from Nicholson Bosile, Joe DiBiasie and Mason Moorhead.
Offensively, the Gators moved the ball well on the ground and through the air. Jojo McCurdy got the scoring started on a 22 yard TD reception from Evan Weigold. Two possessions later Mathew Pilc added six points on a tough 14 yard touchdown jaunt up the middle with blocking by Mathew Russell, Nico Wright, Harry Kilberg and Luis Quisumbing. In the second half the Gators once again marched down the field with runs by Jason Tautel and Alejandro Blanco and pass receptions by Joseph Dowling and McCurdy. Blanco ran the ball the last 13 yards and TD. Twice the Raiders came knocking and the Gators turned them away with two fumble producing goal line stands. Hunter Cusimano recovered the first and Weigold the second. Colin Miles also recovered a fumble in the game. Pilc and Miles both made TD saving tackles through sheer determination. Matt Sisca, Dean Manos, Josh Nevins, Tommy Intrieri and Ace Takahashi all played well. It was a total defensive team effort and the Gators were able to turn the Raiders away this time.
The Raiders mounted several impressive drives deep into Gator territory but committed four crucial turnovers. There were several standouts for the Raiders. Dylan “Mad Dog” Maloney played a great game, after being pressed into service for injured comrades he caught a pass, played some QB, had three passes defended and made several bone rattling tackles. Down 12-0 in the mid 4th quarter, David Nasimi scooped up a fumble, received a terrific block by Louis Koletas and rambled 34 yards for what appeared to be a TD. After lengthy discussions the referees determined that the fumble could not be advanced. Tony Deluca anchored an offensive line with very solid shotgun snaps and led the charge of strong blocking all day by Josh Figueroa, Jacinto Leal, Glen Rivas, Maxine Touzot and Daulton Kendall.
On the second play of the game, the Generals’ Brendan Whiteley followed lead blocks by Nick Mosher, Doug Neviera and Callum Abernethy for a 65 yard touchdown run. Eric Hadley connected with Ryan Mulshine on the extra point to give the Generals a 7-0 lead. Later in the first quarter, Eric Hadley completed a 15 yard scoring pass to Elia Gianopolous, and Hadley converted the extra point to extend the lead. At the end of the third quarter, Eric Hadley ran for a three yard touchdown, and then passed to Brendan Whiteley for the extra point, giving the Generals a 21-7 lead. In the second half, the Bulldogs mounted a comeback. On the final series of the game and the Bulldogs threatening inside the 10 yard line, Ryan Mulshine, Owen Gwozdz and Ben Frey combined to stop the Bulldogs just shy of pay dirt, preserving the Generals victory.
Bulldog's Hayden Sherr, Charlie Callahan and Thomas Benda each made three tackles and Benda recovered the fumble that Doyle forced. Howe and Glenn Niblo both made two tackles, while Brandon Wilson, Jacob Belmont, Spencer Wardell and Scotti made one apiece. Nate Allen brokeup a pass attempt from his cornerback spot. The Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs after four plays and the Generals quickly scored again, completing passes of 29 and 16 yards, the latter for a touchdown. The point-after attempt was successful and Putnam was up 14-0 as the first quarter was winding down. Unable to advance the ball to start the second half, the Bulldogs punted. The Generals then put together their best drive of the game, going 59 yards on ten plays, culminating in a three-yard touchdown run. The pass for the extra-point was good and Putnam had restored its fourteen-point lead. Doyle would have none of it however, and on five consecutive carries of the following drive, went for a total of seventy yards, the lion's share of which was his forty-yard touchdown sprint. The point-after attempt came-up short and North Mianus trailed to the end of the game.
The Mavericks defense played a strong game led by Rayan Archbani, Will Kolman, Tysen Comizio, Jaden Williams, Aengus Rosato and Victor DelVecchio. Lance Large and Nicky Henkel had interceptions for the Mavericks. The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter on a one yard touchdown run by Tyler Blizzard. The touchdown was set up by a 35 yard pass completion and run from Henkel to Robbie Lanni. Blizzard added the PAT. Henkel then connected on a 22 touchdown pass to Trystan Sarcone. Owen Matthews added the PAT. Lanni closed out the scoring on a one yard touchdown run. Blocking up front was led by Stevie Bennett, Joe Fernandez, Joe Kraninger, and Jimmy McMahan
The Crushers lost only their second game of the season, despite playing tough on both offense and defense. Nolan Connerty, Jesse Barber and Matt Marsh opened up several holes for backs Andrew Hollander and Henry Saleeby although they weren’t able to get into the end zone. The defense held its own, with particularly strong efforts by Cam Dalton, Jack Spurlock, Tyler Dietrich, Whit Knight and Nick Frayter.
The Gators stopped the Raiders opening drive with great defensive plays from Zach El-Tayyeb, Andrew Nanai and Mitchell Finklestein. QB Garrett Murphy pitched the ball to Cory Johnson who ran 40 yards for a touchdown. Johnson converted the two point PAT. In the second quarter the Gators drove down the field and scored on Elrashawn Dover's four yard run and he followed with the one point conversion. Johnson scored on a short run and Dover converted the PAT. Making great gains on the ground was Nao Satake who rattle off an impressive 40 yard run and Rei Nakayama who had an amazing 27 yard gain. The final score of the game came when Zach El-Tayyeb pass the ball to Bandon Chow for a 22 yard touchdown. Jack Feda "bulldozed" his way for the one point PAT. Also Jael Negron broke up a big Raider pass in the fourth quarter.
Raiders’ Romano Orlando scored a touchdown and extra point and was the leading rusher for BANC. Jack Caruso and Jackson Magann helped to open holes for Gavin Muir, Jason Otis and Matt Robins and the Raider rushing attack. On defense for the Raiders, Cristian Perez recovered a fumble, Pablo Benguria was the leading tackler and Grant Resnick broke up a pass play.
GYFL Week 8-November 3rd, 2013
The Crushers scored early and often and held a fired-up Mavs team to only six points to win the first playoff game of the season. Running back Alex Hazlett had an outstanding day, running up and down the field and scoring two touchdowns. QB Jake Shredders added another touchdown in the 4th -- zig zagging 40 yards for the score. Great blocking by Trip Williams, Louis Ceci and Miles Walker made the scores possible. On defense Teddy Flinn and Trip Williams both had sacks, while Drew Kral and Mustafa Dannett also made big plays to keep the Mavericks on their heels.
The Mavericks started out the game with a long run by Mylo Skolnick, one of many for him on the day, behind the solid blocking of Sam Hall, Diogo Fernandez, Steven Sudell, Oliver Lomas, Nick Carriello (debut at Center), and Luke Rutkoske but were unable to punch it in. On the very next play the Crushers scored and the Mavericks were never able to pull even with a very good Crusher football squad.. The Mavericks Defense was generally tough but gave up two long TD’s and one short TD on a 4th and goal from the five. The Defense was led by the tough play of Marc Thibeault, AJ Pisacano, Ryan Hammoud, James Wailgum and Anthony Pedicano, John Gatherer and Henry Goldberg. Wailgum played a solid game on both sides of the ball and had the lone TD for the Mavericks. With the score 12-6 at the half, The Mavericks were able to move the ball behind QB Will Esposito but seemed to come up just short on a few key defensive and
The Generals picked a great time to have a huge break out offensive game Sunday in their playoff game vs the Banc Raiders. Peter Lewis opening the scoring with a 19 yard TD run. Jackson Wolfram threw a five yard pass to Quinn Warwick for the two point conversion. Wolfram increased the Generals lead with two second quarter TD runs of 19 yards and 70 yards. Banc fought hard with two touchdown runs as well in the second quarter. James Babb closed out the first half with a 53 yard TD run behind the blocking of Jake Carifa, Gabe Maiolo, and Ryan Jedlicka. The one point conversion was run in by Peter Lewis to make it a 28-14 halftime lead. The Generals defense held tough in the second half, keeping the Generals’ lead secure led by Cal Cunnion, Sebi Lopez, Jake Pobjoy and Wyatt Abernethy . Wyatt Gibson closed out the scoring for the Generals with a ten yard plunge. Matthew Trimmer dove in from one yard out for the conversion.
The Raiders played some hard offense with Archer Manning at QB. Manning got the ball off quick to Jason Agudelo who scored both Raider touchdowns. The Raiders played there hearts out on Sunday giving it there all. Roman Pennella had a great game on both sides of the ball. Pennella at center did a good job snapping the ball then coming up to block. On the defensive side Pennella made some monster tackles. What a defensive game for Ryan Perez! He played several different positions and came up big at all of them. Jonathan Bria and Luke Vivier played there normal games on the line as they did all season.
Miles Recchia had a big day on both sides of the ball to help power the Crushers past an intimidating Banc Raiders team. Recchia broke tackles and powered through lineman for two big scores of 43 and 63 yards. Lineman Jack Durvasula, Christian Mingione, Matt Jester, Danny Lauter, Jacopo Marin and Ricky Kral created the holes holes against the Raiders larger defensive line. On defense, Hugo Mark sacked the quarterback several times, while Vincent Ceci had a big day making multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Michael Grabel recovered a Raiders fumble to help keep Banc off the boards.
The Banc Raiders got into a defensive slugfest with a very game Cos Cob Crusher squad. The Raiders were able to grind out a few drives going behind the strong blocking of Danny Estrella, Jacinto Leal, Jonah Ramachandran, Glen Rivas and Gavriel Genger. Daulton Kendall, Mason Muir and Tony Deluca were able to carry the ball for big chunks of yardage. The defensive standout for the Banc was Louis Koletas with several tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Jack Kovac, Frank Kaicher, and Dylan Maloney also played some tough nosed defense.
The Generals finished off an undefeated regular season with a 12-7 win over the Glenville Mavericks. The Generals got off to a fast start when Colin Mulshine capped a three play drive with a 34 yard touchdown run behind some excellent blocks by Luca Dodaro and Will Bingle. The Generals defense also started fast with Harrison Barth, Alex Rogers and Lucas Delgado all recording tackles for losses to stop the Mavericks first two drives. Oliver Kennon, Carsten Weis and Jake Zummo provided some excellent blocking to lead the Generals on a long touchdown drive to start the second half. The Generals pass defense played solid throughout the game with Davis Whiteley getting good pressure on the Mavericks QBs, and Jon Callahan providing excellent coverage in the secondary.
After spotting the Generals 6 points on the opening drive, the Mavericks defense tightened up with good efforts from Zane Khader, John Gimble & Tyler Sudell. The Mavericks line score came on the last play of the game on a Kobe Comizio pass to Johnny Wailgum for 60 yards. Tyler Sudell was the Mavericks leading rusher with 57 yards on the day.
The Gator offense started clicking early and was able to move the ball on the ground and through the air. Jojo McCurdy hauled in a ten yard pass from Hunter Cusimano to keep a drive alive. Hunter Clark then put the Gators on the board with a 38 yard touchdown run down the sidelines with blocking by Luis Quisumbing, Nico Wright and Joseph Dowling. On the next series Cusi completed a 40 yard pass to Evan Weigold who was dragged down on the 20. In the 3Q the Gators put together nice drives with a 30 yard run by Clark, tough running by Alejandro Blanco for first downs, and a 47 yard screen pass from Cusi to Matthew Pilc for a touchdown. The Gator defense again played an outstanding game causing several three and outs by the Bulldogs. Colin Miles, Dean Manos, Jack Zola, Mathew Sisca, Jason Tautel and Josh Nevins all played well and made some nice tackles. Quisumbing was disruptive, getting in the backfield several times. Clark, Alex Hanna, McCurdy, Sisca and Manos broke up passes and Will Healyintercepted a pass to end the Game.
The day's captains Chris Tella, Julian Chudy, TJ Abbazia, and Rees Abbett led the 'Dogs last howl for the year. Brilliant plays included a long yardage Quinten Fox to Johnathan Price pass for their second connection. Great defensive plays included Casey Rozmus and Jack O'Gorman pick offs. Peter Benda pressured the QB combined with Cameron Banks great defensive pass play narrowly avoided a Gator score. Drew Sheehan and Ed Iuteri stopped plays in the backfield for yardage losses. Matt Bologna had a good day with at least two QB Sacks. Black Offense again moved the ball well so the 'Dogs can look forward to a great next year.
The Crushers played powerful offense and defense from start to finish, shutting out a strong Raiders team. The scoring highlight of the game came when Gianni Lorquet scooped up a Raider fumble and then ran it in for a touchdown. Other offensive highlights included Whit Knight pounding the gridiron for several long gains and Jack Spurlock grinding out the clock with his punishing runs. Particularly strong play by the offensive and defensive line helped, including Jesse Barber and Nolan Connerty. On defense Matt Marsh and Mitchell Grimes made big tackles when it counted to keep Banc from scoring. Jason Otis led the Raiders offense in rushing. Raiders Gavin Muir connected with Max Kaicher on a nice long pass, and the blocking of Larry DeLuca. Will Judge and John Duffy was solid allday.
On BANC defense Otis also recovered a fumble, while Kaicher and Pablo Benguria led the team in tackles, with Robby Barter and Matt Robins also assisting in many tackles.
With the score tied 6 – 6 late in the third quarter, the Mavericks defense held the Generals on a fourth and one in at their own ten yard line. The Mavericks offense then proceeded to drive 90 yards for what proved to be the winning score. The big play on the drive was a 40 yard run by Nicky Henkel. Owen Matthews had a nice run for the go ahead touchdown behind the blocking of Joe Fernandez, Joe Kraninger, Jaden Williams and Stevie Bennett. The Mavericks had hard running during the game from Robbie Lanni, Tysen Comizio, and Tyler Blizzard, who had the Mavericks first touchdown on a three yard run after a 20 yard pass completion from Henkel to Trystan Sarcone. Strong defense performances were put in by Rayan Archbani, Lance Large, Walter Stratton, Brett Williams and Charlie Zeeve.
On the Maverick's opening possession, Peter Scopelliti, Nicky Mosher and Charlie Ducret made tackles for losses, giving the Generals the ball in excellent field position. The Generals marched down the field in ten plays behind runs by Chris Burdick and Brenden Whiteley and solid blocks by Noni Lopez and Jack Gibson. On fourth down from the one yard line, Eric Hadley followed a block by Doug Neviera to score the first touchdown of the game, giving the Generals a 6-0 lead. Bodie Groen and Franklin Hong made tackles to stop a Mavericks drive and give the Generals the ball in the fourth quarter. The Generals drove deep into the Mavericks territory behind Owen Gwozdz's downfield blocks, but the Mavericks held firm on fourth down to stop the threat.
The Bulldogs started on offense and marched for the game’s first score. The Gators responded with a 32-yard run by Nao Satake that set up a 12 yard Cory Johnson touchdown. Elrashawn Dover went straight ahead for the extra point and the Gators took a 7-6 lead. On the Gator next possession, QB Sam Walker made some dazzling runs down field and capped it off with Walker scoring a touchdown from ten yards out. In the 3rd quarter the Gators Jack Feda made some great runs behind the blocking of Jackson Chamberlain to set up a Andrew Nanai 14 yard TD. Gators start the 4th Quarter on offense and continued with great runs by Zach El-Tayyeb and Rodgigo Blanco, allowing Rei Nakayama to reach pay dirt for an eight yard touchdown. The game settled into a defensive struggle with Gators Brandon Chow, Jael Negron and Nick Veronis leading the Gators to victory.
Despite being lost to a back injury half way through the first quarter, Finbar Doyle led the Bulldogs' offense with 89 yards rushing, including a 67 yard touchdown run. Thomas Benda had seven caries for thirteen yards and Harlan Giordano had four carries. Quarterback Riley Howe completed two passes in three attempts and Hayden Sherr had one carry. Trey Scotti, who was also lost to a first-quarter injury, had two carries. Glenn Niblo led the North Mianus defense with seven tackles, followed by Sherr, with five. Charlie Callahan and Benda each had four tackles. Frank Intrieri, Nate Allen, Doyle and Giordano followed with three tackles apiece. One of Doyle's tackles saved a touchdown and tackles by Giordano, Sherr and Benda denied extra points. Giordano also thwarted a Riverside pass attempt with a quarterback hurry. Tyler Rozmus and Zachary Caruso each accounted for two tackles and Andrew Daur, Spencer Wardell, Howe and Scotti rouded-out the North Mianus defense with one tackle per man.
GYFL Playoffs - Week 9 - November 10th, 2013
It was a tight defensive battle in the first half of the Bantam game, with tremendous team effort by Gators Patrick Mullen, Josh Grijalba, Ryan Beiley, Tyler Cusimano, Tyler Donnellan, Carnegie Johnson, and Charlie Zola keeping the score close, causing two turnovers on downs in the Generals’ red zone. Johnson’s interception at the Gators’ 33-yard line in the third quarter, also stopped a General drive. In the fourth quarter, Johnson capped a Gators’ drive by going into the end zone for a 15 yard touchdown run, behind blocking help from Tony Alfano and Miles Trager, to put the Gators up 6-2. Later in the fourth, Johnson intercepted again, at the Gators’ 38 yard line, and returned the ball down to the Generals’ three yard line. From there Alfano scored behind blocks of Santiago Borrego and Donnellan to seal the victory.
The Generals came out swinging on defense dominating the line of scrimmage for three quarters holding the high powered Gators scoreless until halfway thru the fourth quarter. The defense was led by Quinn Warwick, Jake Carifa with two sacks, Ryan Jedlicka, and Matthew Trimmer who recovered a fumble. Also playing great defense were Gabe Maiolo and Kevin Keaveney. The Generals’ game score came as Jackson Wolfram had a sack in the end zone for a safety. A big penalty on 3rd and 1 with five minutes to go prevented the Generals from being able to run out the clock and pulling off the win.
In an epic playoff battle between the Crushers and the Bulldogs, Cos Cob came out on top in an exciting back and forth game that ended in overtime. On offense multiple Crusher backs scored including Alex Hazlett, Drew Kral, Ashton Winegardner and Mustafa Dannett. Outstanding offensive blocking by Louis Ceci, Willy Hollander, Jurgis Schmedlen, Wyatt Recchia, Xander Tommasino, Ethan Beal and Jake Romanello made it possible. On defense Ted Ohls, Miles Walker and Clayton Griffin all made key tackles. In overtime, Jake Prieto made a crushing tackle on 4th and goal to keep the Bulldogs out of the end zone, while Ashton Winegardner, Alex Hazlett, Teddy Flinn and Trip Williams also made big plays to give the Crushers the win.
The Bulldogs offense was led by the tough running of Logan Galletta, who scored three touchdowns on runs of 50, 65 and 6 yards. The Bulldogs got great blocking from their offensive line, which was anchored by Mike Sinisi, Danny Fox, Nate Trogni, Randall Feda and Will Janis. The Bulldogs had an early lead, then had to battle back from a two touchdown deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The Crushers held the Bulldogs out of the end zone in a late fourth quarter drive, sending the game into the overtime excitement. Danny Fox turned in an outstanding defensive game for the Bulldogs as he led the team in tackles, many of those tackles in crucial situations. Galletta, Luke Ware, Nate Trogni and Tighe Cummiskey all had multiple tackles to assist in the strong defensive effort.
The Generals’ Spencer Hartley scored three touchdowns for the for the Generals including a 70 yard run on the first play of the game and two 34 yard runs behind some excellent blocking by Cristobal Isaacs, Jack Ludington and Luca Dodaro. The Crushers marched down inside the ten yard line on their opening drive, but Charlie Johnson intercepted a Crusher pass in the end zone to stop them. After having a 38 yard run down to the seven yard line on the last play of the first half, Lucas Delgado added a 50 yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Generals, but it was called back due to a penalty. Harrison Barth, Davis Whiteley, Alex Burdick and Will Bingle shut down the Crushers strong inside running game in a great defensive effort for the Generals.
The Crusher offense was led by running back Miles Recchia who ripped off several long runs including one for 11 yards and a touchdown. Michael Grabel added the extra point behind the blocking of Jack Durvasula, Matt Jester and Charlie Jones. QB Nicholas Winegardner also had a strong day both running and passing the ball. On defense David Faugno, Vincent Ceci, Will Knight, Jacopo Marin, Carl Cummings and Will Grimes all stepped up to make big tackles and keep a powerful General offense from scoring more.
The Banc honoring the memory of a recently deceased former Raider, Kyle Cruz, with KC helmet stickers, played their best football game of the season. The Raiders ferocious defense was able to stymie a very potent Gator attack. David Nasimi, Eddie Doyle, Louis Koletas and William Reilly all combined tremendous pursuit with strong tackling. Reilly also created two fumbles, recovered by David Nassimi and Eitan Genger and scored an extra point. Chris Wint rushed for a Banc playoff record of 236 yards and four TDs. His runs were made possible by the stellar blocking of Daniel Perez, Jack Kovac and Maurizio Arango. The Raiders were able to run effectively up the middle with carries by Daniel Estrella, Cole Kaicher, Sena Honzawa, and Timmy Bibeault.
Offensively the Gators moved the ball well but were plagued by penalties and injuries. Mathew Pilc, Hunter Clark, Alejandro Blanco and Hunter Cusimano all ran hard and broke long runs. Evan Weigold also ran hard and scored on a tough seven yard run up the middle. Blanco scored the extra point. Luis Quisumbing, Tom Intrieri , Mathew Russell, Nico Wright and Alex Hanna played hard on the offensive line. Jojo McCurdy made a diving pass reception for a first down to keep a drive alive. On the defensive side Josh Nevins, Jack Zola, Dean Manos, Joseph Dowling, Clark and Matt Sisca made some nice tackles. Also playing hard and getting in on some assists were Harry Kilberg, Russell, Intrieri, Quisumbing, Connor "Smitty" Smith, Jason Tautel and Sean Duffy.
On the first series of the game, the Putnam Generals marched down the field in six plays behind
the blocking of Nick Mosher and Doug Neviera. Chris Burdick finished the drive with a five yard touchdown run, and Eric Hadley scored the extra point to give the Generals and early lead. On the ensuing Crushers' possession, Bodie Groen made a big hit, causing a fumble that Ryan Mulshine recovered. In the second quarter, Eric Hadley connected with Matt Restieri on a twenty-five yard pass to set up a one yard touchdown plunge by Hadley. On the Generals' opening possession of the second half, blocks by Ben Frey and Peter Scopelliti sprung Elia Gianopolous free for a forty yard touchdown run to cap the scoring for the Generals. The Generals’ defense registered a shutout behind strong play by Devin Brandes, Charlie Ducret and Jack Gibson.
The Crushers played a hard hitting game against a tough Generals team. On defense Cos Cob came up with some big plays including an interception by Henry Saleeby and several tough oneon- one tackles in the open field by Tyler Dietrich. Cam Dalton and Nick McIntosh stuffed the Generals running game up the middle time and time again. On offense Whit Knight and Andrew Hollander pounded out several long runs behind the blocking of Mitchell Grimes and Matthew Marsh while Nolan Connerty and Nicholas Frayter also made big plays.
The Mavericks defense bent but did not break against a tough Gators team. Facing a first and ten from the Mavericks ten yard line in the fourth quarter, the Mavericks held the Gators out of the end zone. Strong defensive performances all game were put in by Will Kolman, Jaden Williams, Trystan Sarcone, Jimmy McMahan, and Charlie Zeeve. The Mavericks offense was led by the strong running of Robbie Lanni and Tyler Blizzard. Blizzard recorded the only score of the game in the second quarter on a four yard run. Nicky Henkel added the PAT.
The Mavericks scored on the first drive of the game but the Gators quickly shut down their high potent offense. Leading the defensive attack for the Gators was middle linebacker Jack Feda and defensive tackle Yoshimune Satake who made key tackles for negative yards. Zach El-Tayyeb recovered a Maverick fumble to stymie their forward progress. The Gators completed a late fourth quarter drive with Cory Johnson, Feda and Yoshinao Satake gobbling up yardage behind the blocking of Tommy Waurishuk and Rodrigo Blanco. QB Garrett Murphy completed a swing pass to tailback Elrashawn Dover for a 16 yard TD. Blocking upfront was provided by Mitchell Finkelstein, Andrew Nanai and Brandon Chow. The touchdown was called backed on a penalty. On the proceeding play the Gators fumbled the ball away to the Mavericks. Kudos to Rei Nakayama, Sam Walker and Tyler Tautel for their stellar play on defense.
GYFL Championships- Week 10 - November 17th, 2013
It’s championship week for the Greenwich Youth Football League. Whether it’s balloons that magically appear on players’ mailboxes marking their team made the finals or the decorated cars all over town announcing allegiances, one thing is clear... it’s the football time in Greenwich! This year teams put forth extra efforts to support causes outside the world of football. From pink socks to pink ‘eye black’ players recognized breast cancer awareness. Many teams had particular special recognitions from the ‘Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center’ aka BANC Raiders’ recognition of a fallen player to the ‘21 strong’ Mavericks. Team work, respect and an overall effort of fair and spirited play mark all SIX teams in the league. The GYFL can trace its roots to a beginning over 45 years ago, when Felix Guiffra Sr., Ralph Arnone and others organized a youth tackle program. Today a former ‘Binney Bear’ Cheerleader may watch her son play or a QB from the St. Lawrence Giants may watch his pride and joy play the same position. This year, five of the six GYFL teams made the finals, and three different teams won their championship. To find out more information on the GYFL, check out the website: www.gyfl.net. Following are the highlights of the three games which all took place in Cardinal Stadium this past Sunday. Each game was captured and color commentated by radio announcers proclaiming ‘folks from around the world’ would be listening. In fact, we know a grandpa was listening in Sweden. Almost every player received special recognition either for their remarkable field play or team effort during the battles.
The Cos Cob Crushers scored with just 56 seconds left to win the Bantam championship in an exciting back and forth game against a gritty Gators squad. The Crusher defense was dominant. With first and goal from the seven on the Gators’ first drive, Alex Hazlett, Ted Ohls, Drew Kral, Jake Romanello and Mustafa Dannett all made key tackles to keep the Gators out of the end zone. Louis Ceci and Jake Shredders had touchdown saving tackles while Hazlett, Kral, Dannett, Ashton Winegardner and Teddy Flinn made tackle after tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Jake Prieto, Miles Walker and Thomas Durvasula made other big defensive plays for the team. On offense, linemen Jurgis Schmedlen, Trip Williams, Willy Hollander, Ohls, Ceci, Dannett and Walker opened big holes, allowing QB Jake Shredders, and backs Winegardner, Hazlett and Kral to make powerful runs. Drew Kral got the first score with a three yard scamper just before the half and Hazlett got the game winner with a 25 yard blast up the right sideline. It’s the first championship for the Bantams since 2001 and the first championship victory for the Crushers’ organization since 2003.
In the Gators’ swamp during the first quarter the team had two significant opportunities to score. The first was on a four yard run on fourth and goal by Carnegie Johnson sweeping to his right, capped by a dive for the pylon and an apparent touchdown that was ruled out of bounds at the one-inch line, resulting in a turnover on downs. On the ensuing play, the Gators tackled the Crusher ball carrier in the end zone for an apparent safety, however the football, which was in the runner’s outstretched hand, was instead spotted at the one-inch line because it was considered outside of the plane of the goal line at the time of the tackle. With strong team tackling by Josh Grijalba, Santiago Borrego, Patrick Mullen, and Tommy O’Connor, the Gators’ defense kept the game close going into halftime. Fine blocking by Carter Paulson, Ryan Beiley, Tyler Wilson and Vilas Srikrishnan resulted in good second half drives, including one in the fourth quarter, when the Gators tied the game at 6-6 on a 16-yard touchdown scamper by Tyler Cusimano, following solid blocks from Andrew Traynor, Tyler Donnellan, and Charlie Zola. They took the lead by completing the extra point, a two yard pass from Cusimano to Johnson, making the score 7-6. A final drive by the Gators with less than a minute to go included pass completions of 29 yards and 20 yards by Tony Alfano to Johnson, getting the ball down to the Crushers six yard line with 0:02 left. The game ended when a miscue on the ensuing snap was ruled a dead ball.
The Putnam Generals Juniors capped an undefeated 10-0 season with a thrilling, come-frombehind victory over an excellent BANC Raiders team. The Generals took an early 7-0 lead, marching 70 yards on 12 plays on their opening drive capped by a four yard scoring burst by Spencer Hartley (15 carries, 91 yards). After a quick Raiders TD made the score 7-6, the Generals answered back with another long drive, this time going 70 yards in ten plays with Colin Mulshine (19 carries, 112 yards) scoring from ten yards out to give the Generals a 13-6 lead. The Raiders opened the second half with a touchdown to even the score at 13-13, and the score remained that way entering the fourth quarter. After a long Generals’ drive stalled out at the Raiders 11 yard line, Chris Wint had an 89 yard TD on the next play to put the Raiders ahead 19-13 with under four minutes to play. On the ensuing, critical extra point attempt Logan Guerrieri and Will Bingle made a great play to stop the Raiders just short of the end zone to keep the score 19-13. With the Generals’ backs against the wall, George Hadley (7 carries, 77 yards) came up with the play of the day scoring on a 55 yard quarterback keeper behind some great blocking by Alex Burdick and John Callahan to tie the score. With a chance to take the lead, Jack Ludington had a great block to allow Mulshine to convert the extra point and give the Generals a 20-19 lead. The Generals then called on their defense to make one last stop. Harrison Barth came up with a sack, Charlie Johnson had a great open field tackle, and Lucas Delgado and Alex Rogers combined on a tackle to force a fourth down for the Raiders. Cristobal Isaacs made the final stop on fourth down and the Generals were able to run out the clock and celebrate an incredible victory and season. In a thrilling Championship game, the BANC Raiders knocked the 9-0 Generals down but could not knock them out. The Raiders had a sensational turnaround season erasing the memory of the previous season's 0-8 finish and even overtook the Generals midway thru the fourth quarter of the championship game. However the Generals showing the heart of a champion got off the canvas and marched down the field for the deciding score. Chris Wint donned his superman cape and broke his previous BANC Raider playoff record with 278 yards rushing, 37 yards receiving and two TDs. Daniel Perez orchestrated a terrific drive to open the second half and scored on 13 yard run up the middle to knot the score at 13-13. Sensational blocking all day long by Eddie Doyle, Sander Coscia, Sena Honzawa and Maurizio Arango paved the way for the Raiders rushing attack. Daniel Estrella, Eitan Genger and David Nasimi were instrumental defensively in stopping a late General drive.
The Glenville Mavericks completed a perfect 10 – 0 season with a victory in the Senior Championship Game. After a scoreless first quarter, with three minutes left in the second quarter, Trystan Sarcone made a spectacular finger tip catch on a 35 pass from quarterback Nicky Henkel. Three plays later, Tyler Blizzard scored from the four yard line. Henkel added the PAT to make it 7–0. In the fourth quarter, Henkel scampered for a 23 yard touchdown run and added the PAT to make the score 14–0. Jaden Williams secured the victory with an interception with three minutes left in the game. The Mavericks defense had an outstanding game, led by Robby Lanni, Jimmy McMachan, Will Kolman, Rayan Achbani, Charlie Zeeve and Owen Matthews. The Maverick coaches would like to congratulate the “21 Strong” Senior Mavericks: Rayan Achbani, Stevie Bennett, Tyler Blizzard, Emilio Camou, Tysen Comizio, Victor DelVecchio, Joe Fernandez, Nicky Henkel, Will Kolman, Joe Kraninger, Robby Lanni, Lance Large, Owen Matthews, Jimmy McMachan, Aengus Rosato, Trystan Sarcone, Walter Stratton, Jack Warren, Jaden Williams, Brett Williams, and Charlie Zeeve.
On the Mavericks' first series, the Generals' Ryan Mulshine intercepted a pass to give the Generals excellent field position. The Generals drove down the field behind slashing runs from Chris Burdick and Eric Hadley, and a critical third down reception by Matt Restieri. However, the Mavericks held the Generals deep in their own territory. Following the possession changeover, Nick Mosher made a tackle for a five yard loss to pin the Mavericks on their own three yard line. On the last play of the half, Brenden Whiteley broke loose for a 30 yard run, but the half ended with Mavericks in the lead, 7-0. The Generals spent most of the first half in the Mavericks' territory, but they could not penetrate the end zone. In the second half, Ben Frey, Doug Neviera and Bodie Groen made a number of tackles, and Sammy Jenkins broke up a pass. The Generals and Mavericks played three hard-fought, well played, close games this year