GYFL Week 6 - October 19, 2014
After a scoreless first quarter, the Crushers scored on a 24 yardd TD run by Jack Hayes. Key blocks by Kaleb Salomon, Wolf Hill, and Chris Nostro made the score possible. Hayes was not done, scoring his second TD of the day on a 34 yard run. Crucial blocks by Drew Falla, Luis Chavez, and Mike Moeller helped put the Crushers up going into half time. The Crusher defense had to play tough in the second half. After giving up a score, the defensive line lead by Wyatt Recchia and Xander Tomissino started putting pressure on the Mavericks QB. Cornerbacks Mario Fuster and Jacob Liebowitz helped stop the Maverick offense. A game saving tackle, on a long Maverick pass late in the 4Q by linebacker Jurgis Schmedlin, helped preserve the Crusher victory.
The Maverick defense was strong all game particularly in the second half. Outstanding tackles were made by Ryan Hammoud, Henry Goldberg, James Wailgum, AJ Pisacano, Cooper Edwards, Rocco Grillo, Shea O’Gorman and Christopher Munoz. Hammoud also provided a much needed spark with a strip-fumble takeaway. The Maverick rushing was lead by Jip Clarke, Anthony Pedicano, John Gatherer, Ryan Hammoud and Gavyn Generalli. The front line provided good protection with strong blocking from Henry Goldberg, EJ Perez, Antonio Ortiz and Braydon Magliulo. James Wailgum scampered in for the Mavericks only score and AJ Pisacano added the point after.
Early in the game, Miles Trager broke loose for a 35 yard TD run with strong lead blocks by Ryan Miele, Robbie Perlman, and Bobby Jones. QB Tyler Cusimano followed Peyton Aslansan into the endzone for the extra point. Cusimano had a powerful run up the middle for 20 yards with Matty Augustine and Chase Smith leading the way for another TD. The first half ended with Cusimano hooking up with Carter Paulson on a nice 15 yard scoring strike to put the Gators up for good. In the 2nd half, center Drew Hanna anchored the line and QB Peter Lane displayed a strong arm with good passes to Paulson and Jake Bausman. On a bubble screen, Bausman made several shifty moves to help move the chain. On Defense, the Gators were effective containing the run with good pursuit from Trager, Aslansan, Perlman and Andrew Kiratsous. Turnovers played a role with Cusimano getting a key interception and Kiratsous coming up with a big fumble recovery.
On the second possession of the game, running back Holden Brown broke tackles and ran down the sidelines for a 50 year touchdown run, scoring the first touchdown of the game for the Raiders. Running back Ryan Perez scored the Raiders second touchdown of the game with a nice run to the outside. Stephen Neri, Henry Sorbaro, Ivan Meza and Xayohn Garcia all contributed with strong blocking against the Gatos while Holden Brown, Marco Mantione and Zyian Cooper played well defensively.
It was a total Generals team effort on both sides of the ball with Alex Pratt, Jake Pobjoy and Liam Reynolds leading the defense. On offense the Generals moved the ball up and down the field scoring four touchdowns in total. Tomas Delgado started the scoring by breaking off a 53 yard TD run. Jake Carifa found the end zone in the second quarter on a 36 yard sprint. QB Elias Kennon found Kane Ehrhart in the slot for a 75 yard pass play for a long TD, and Peter Lewis finished off the scoring by stripping Bulldog runner of the ball and running back 60 yards the other way for the score.
The Bulldog offensive line, anchored by Vinny Insinga and Zack Jacob, opened holes permitting touchdown runs of twenty yards by Bailey Rozmus, as well as fifty yard and twelve yard TDs by the stalwart Danny Fox. In the second quarter Jake Stefanowicz and Benjamin Aysseh added almost sixty more yards on the ground. Andrew Walko and Cole Studwell platooned at quarterback and kept the ball moving downfield. On the defensive side of the ball, Danny Fox led with nine tackles, punctuated by a stripped ball and fumble recovered by Johnny Insinga which set up the final offensive drive that fell short. Griffin Galletta came into his own as well with six tackles. Andrew Walko and Hudson Zamacona each had four tackles, three for losses.
The Crushers ran into overtime for the third time in three weeks. After giving up a touchdown early, Cos Cob dug in on defense, holding the Mavs scoreless the rest of the game. Lineman Mustafa Dannett, Danny Lauter, Bobby Grudzinski and Hugo Marks stuffed holes all day long. Linebacker Vincent Ceci made several big plays for losses. On offense Vincent Ceci and his blockers including Ryan Marsh, Miles Walker and Anthony Nostro never gave up, finally busting open a huge 41 yard run for the TD to tie the game in the third quarter. In OT, QB Billy Carangelo led two touchdown drives, handing the ball to Ceci for both scores. The biggest play came in OT when defensive back Will Grimes intercepted a driving Mavs and sealed the win for the Crushers.
The Maverick offense jumped to an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter on a 47 yard touchdown pass from Cage Lasley to Kobe Comizio. The touchdown was set up by a 30 yard run by Harrison Feinberg and great blocking by Jay Ashforth, Toby Moller, Steve Sudell and Nick Carrriello. The Maverick defense fought a tough battle all day and had some outstanding solo tackles from AJ Febles, George Hill, Ben Epstein, Comizio and Lasley. Jack Cook had a strip and fumble recovery, but the Crushers were able to pull even in the third quarter. In overtime, Harrison Feinberg scored the tying touchdown and extra point, but the Mavericks were denied their second victory with the Crusher interception.
The Raiders spotted the Gators a 13-0 lead at the half. Fearing an 0-6 start, the kids tightened their chinstraps and came out fired up for the second half. The defense shut down the potent Gator offense thanks to some terrific tackling by Dylan "Mad Dog" Maloney, Zach Mantione, Chris "the Tick" Walko and Jacinto Leal. The Raider offense got on track and put up 20 unanswered points. Touchdowns were scored by John Dunn, Daniel Estrella and Mason Muir. Daniel Perez not only scored two critical extra points, he also snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on the game's final play. Perez tackled Hunter Clark on the one yard line as the Gators heroically attempted a two point conversion to win the game. Hunter Clark started the Gators lead with two touchdown runs of one and ten yards behind very strong blocking from Sean Duffy, Ty Wilson, Griff Carey, Santi Borrego, and Connor Kelly. Clark was not the only productive back as Thomas Bausman and Alejandro Blanco ripped off some big chunks of yardage, and Blanco converted the PAT. Tony Alfano engineered a beautiful two minute drill at the end of the first half out of no huddle to set up the third score by Hunter Clark on a 14 yard smashing TD. The defense played very well behind scrappy play from Tom Intrieri, Josh Grijalba, Jack Turkeltaub, Harrison McKenzie and the Zola brothers.
The Generals were able to tie the score shortly before the half on a Charlie Johnson pass to Lucas Christensen. The play was keyed by strong blocking from Jack Putrino, Carsten Weis, Luke Rutkoske and Drew Athan. The Generals took the lead on a long touchdown run by Charlie Johnson with key blocks from Owen Neviera, Jack Bruce and Logan Guerrieri. The defense was
able to bend but not break and hold on to the lead. Strong performances on defense were led by Cal Brier, Matthew Trimmer, Kevin Keveaney, Oliver Kennon, Mack Fulton and Ian MacDonald.
The Bulldogs got their scoring started with good blocking by Will Montesi, Chris Carvajal, Michael Sinisi, and TJ Abbazia setting up a 62 yard TD gallop by Drew Sheehan. Sheehan also made a TD-saving tackle at the General’s one yard line. Bulldog Casey Rozmus jumped on a fumble for a touchback. After the Generals scored next, the Bulldogs were not done and launched a long drive as time wound down behind nice runs from Logan Galletta and Liam Kirkpatrick. The Generals scored on their first drive of the second half. The Bulldogs came right back driving to the Generals 12 before turning the ball over on a fumble. The remainder of the game was a defensive stalemate with good tackling by Bulldogs Connor Sobieri, Jonathan Doyle and Sam Sardone.
The Mavericks played stingy defense all day against the high powered Crushers offense. Lance Large had two interceptions to stop Crusher drives. Brett Williams, Stevie Bennett, Victor DelVecchio and Jack Warren had strong tackling games at linebacker supporting the defensive line play of Walter Stratton, Aengus Rosato and Emilio Camou. The Mavericks received the ball first and held possession the entire first quarter culminating with an eight yard touchdown run by Tysen Comizio. Comizio added touchdown runs in the second and third quarters to complete all the scoring for the Mavericks. Warren and Large also had strong plays rushing the ball. Key blocking was provided by Joe Kraninger, Tyler Sudell, Nick Addison, Zane Khader, Kaden Butler and Clay Ostrover.
After giving up a quick touchdown, the Crushers came back with two big runs by back Michael Grabel including a 51 yard barn burner. Fin Signer then scored on a QB sneak behind snapper Nick Frayter. Blocking by Carl Cummings, Nolan Connerty, Nick Winegardner, and Jack McBreairty made it happen. On defense Tyler Dietrich made several behind the line tackles before being injured and leaving the game. Jack Spurlock had a touchdown saving tackle and Eli Fowler, Matt Jester and McBreairty teamed up for key tackles to stop the Mavs on several drives.
After giving up seven points early, the Gators defense stop the Raiders on downs by the strong play of outside linebacker Garrett Murphy who had tackles for a loss. Also contributing to the Gators strong defense were Hunter Cusimano and Tommy Waurishuk who had many tackles in the game. QB Murphy orchestrated a great drive to get the Gator O to march down the field. The Gators were on the scored board when Jack Feda scored from the one yard line following offensive guard Matthew Pilc. In the 3Q the Gator D had strong tackles by Nick Veronis, Sam Walker, Cusimano and Feda. The Gators had some great blocking by Mitchell Finkelstein, Alex Hanna and Nico Wright. Evan Weigold punched it in the end-zone for a one yard touchdown following lineman Will Cassar. Murphy completed the two point extra point to Sam Walker.
The Raiders took a 7-0 lead when Gramoz Bici ran around the right end behind blocks from Pablo Benguria and Chris Wint for the touchdown. Bici also added the extra point. Eddie Doyle also gained a lot of yardage on the ground with help from Jackson Magann, Cole Kaicher and Will Judge. Grant Resnick and Will Reilly made numerous tackles playing defense. Xavier Suro and Jack Caruso also played solidly for the Raiders.
The Generals broke on top on their first drive when Owen Gwodz scored from 9 yards out behind some solid blocks from John Callahan and Jack Ludington. Luca Dodaro opened a big hole for Charlie Ducret to race through on his way to a 46 yard touchdown for the Generals. The Generals capped their scoring when Colin Mulshine rumbled 29 yards for a touchdown. The big play on the drive came when Spencer Hartley converted a 4th and six with a clutch 14 yard carry. The Generals defense was led by some excellent interior play from Davis Whiteley and Peter Scopelliti. Harrison Barth also stripped a Bulldog ball carrier at the goal line and raced 53 yards on the return to preserve the Generals lead.
The Dogs came out barking as the offensive line of Cormac Doyle, Spencer Wardell, Jacob Belmont, and Frank Intrieri powered up the middle on a 4th and one conversion. Running backs Matt Bologna and Hunter Gruenstrass kept the drive alive until stalling after a penalty and incomplete passes. On defensive, despite an initial goal line stop by Zachary Caruso the Dogs went down by six with Bologna stopping the extra point. After a failed drive the defense held the Generals to four and done with Ian Foster making great stops. After two rounds of more four and done with Gonzalo Gupta making key plays, the Dogs gave up another six. Second half defense highlights include great pass coverage by Tyler Rozmus and a TD saving tackle by Trey Scotti. In the second half Scotti led the Dog pack after a 25 yard run back interception and a dash to score with a Bologna extra point.
GYFL Week 7 ~ October 26, 2014
On the Gators first Offensive series, Henry Cohn ran off tackle following lead blocks by Ryan Miele and Chase Smith for a 45 yard touchdown run. Tyler Cusimano converted the extra point with Peyton Ashlansan paving the way. Cusimano came back for an encore with a powerful 20 yard run to the left side as Matty Augustine and Robbie Perlman provided daylight. Cohn wasted no time in getting back into the end zone. The PAT failed. Late in the 2nd quarter, Cohn found Carter Paulson on a nice pass and James
Braselton moved the chains further with a 25 yard run up the left side. Cusimano punched it in from five yards out and Paulson converted the two point conversion. The Gators defense had notable performances from Murph Watner, Paulson and Cohn.
Bulldog Charlie Kosinski was a force on offense, rushing for over 100 yards, including a 65 yard run from scrimmage which set up one of his two rushing touchdowns. Danny Fox continues to dominate on both sides of the ball. Aidan Karson showed his talent with strong tackling and rushing games. Andrew Walko had a tremendous strip against the Gators, resulting in an interception by Owen Lanzarone. Zachary Jacobs, TJ Legio, Timmy McGrath and Ben Aysseh made key tackles throughout the game and McGrath,
Aysseh and Walko ran well against a tough Gators defense.
The Generals’ defense was stingy all day not allowing the high powered Mavs offense to ever get going. The defense was led by several key tackles by Liam Reynolds, Elias Kennon, Reed Williams, Alex Pratt and Sammy Cohen. The Generals offense scored twice on long TD runs of 55 yards by Tomas Delgado and 43 yards by Peter Lewis. The running game was led all day from key blocks from, Wyatt Gibson, Cal Cunnion, Jackson Fels and Benji Telzer.
After the Generals first score, the extra point was stopped cold in its tracks with a great tackle by AJ Pisacano. The Maverick Defense played very well all day and was led by Henry Goldberg, Cooper Edwards, Sean Cowie, Jip Clarke, Ryan Hammoud and Carl Griffasi. Henry Goldberg had two sacks on the day and also recovered two fumbles. Cooper Edwards was the Mav’s leading tackler and was involved in fourteen tackles. The Maverick rushing attack was lead by Jip Clarke, Rocco Grillo, Antonio Ciccarelli
and Anthony Pedicano. The front line had solid contributions from Sean Cowie, EJ Perez, Christopher Munoz and Antonio Ortiz. Anthony Pedicano had a brilliant first down carry late in the game to round out the day’s offensive.
Raider running back Ryan Perez led the Raider offense by racking up almost 200 yards rushing, including a 55 yard TD. William McGillivray scored two touchdowns, his first a 40 yard run with nice blocking from Nick Granitto, James Roina, Shakye Cooper, Stephen Neri and Alexander Flook. QB Holden Brown also helped put points on the board with a nice 15 yard touchdown pass to Jack Wilson. Running backs Dominic Deluca and Archer Manning made several tough runs inside the tackle box to keep the chains moving. Defensive lineman Roman Pennella and Tyler Senft both played well making several big tackles in the Crusher backfield. William McGillivray helped turned the momentum in favor for the Raiders in the start of the second half by stripping the ball and running the distance to score his second touchdown of the game.
The Crusher offense was led by running backs Jurgi Schmedlen who had three TD’s and 134 yards rushing and Jack Hayes who had one TD and 75 yards. The Crusher offensive line played a key role in the scores led by Mike Moeller, Ted Flinn and Xander Tomissino. The Crusher defense helped keep the game close through the third quarter. Defensive lineman Wyatt Recchia, Drew Falla and linebackers Jake Romanello and Jake Prieto made many tough tackles.
Bulldogs’ defensive lineman Connor Sobieri forced and recovered a fumble on the first Gator drive. Will Montesi scored a 55 yard TD behind nice blocks from Chris Carvajal, Randall Feda, and Michael Sinisi. Casey Rozmus punched in the conversion. In the second half, Drew Sheehan found the endzone from 13 yards out and Montesi converted the PAT. Auggie Bancroft jumped on a lateral Gator pass, and the Bulldogs were back on offense. After another Sheehan TD and Rozmus PAT, Liam Kirkpatrick made a TD
saving tackle and then fumble recovery to keep the Bulldog lead. Sheehan made a third and final TD run behind bulldozing blocks by Jonathon Doyle and Montesi to seal victory.
Gator Thomas Bausman started the scoring on a 36 yard sweep around left end. Key blocks were thrown by Hunter Clark, Tommy Intrieri, and Alejandro Blanco. The second scoring drive concluded with a 12 yard touchdown catch by Griff Carey on a beautifully thrown ball by Clark. Great pass protection was given by Logan Smith, Chris Dolan, and James Adorney. Jack Zola and Dean Manos both had long runs on the day, and Connor Kelly contributed a huge catch in the fourth quarter. Defensively the Gators were stout in the first half behind strong play from Tony Alfano, Harrison McKenzie, Joshua Grijalba, Charlie Zola, and Matty Sisca.
After the Mavericks scored early in the game, the Generals were able to respond with a long second quarter drive ending in a touchdown run by Lucas Christensen. The play was keyed by strong blocking from Jack Putrino, Luke Rutkoske, Jack Bruce and Drew Athan. The Generals took the lead on another run by Christensen after a long drive to start the second half keyed by the blocking of Logan Guerrieri, Sebby Lopez, Andrew Cavanaugh, Ryan Jedlicka and Wyatt Abernethy. Charlie Johnson finished the Generals’
scoring with a run off the left side in the fourth quarter. Strong performances on defense were led by Gabe Maiolo, Michael Neviera, Cal Brier, Matthew Trimmer, Kevin Keveaney and Oliver Kennon.
The Mavericks jumped to an early lead on a TD run by Jack Cook and the extra point conversion by Harrison Feinberg. Strong blocking by Nick Carriello, John Chadwell, George Hill and Steve Sudell were key on these first half drives. The Mavericks defense fought hard all day with strong play by AJ Febles, James Martin and Ben Epstein. Other strong contributions came from Michael Lindberg, with several tackles and a fumble recovery, and Kobe Comizio and Cage Lasley, each with several outstanding tackles to prevent long gains.
Crusher running back Vincent Ceci got all the scoring Cos Cob needed with two touchdowns, one for 15 yards and the other for 25. Will Grimes snagged a pass from QB Jake Shredders to get the extra point. Great blocking by running backs Reed Signer and Rick Kral helped propel Ceci. On defense the Crushers held Banc scoreless thanks to great play by Mustafa Dannett, Danny Lauter, Bobby Grudzinski, Will Knight, David Faugno and Bobby Grudzinski.
On the first play of the game, the Banc lost the services of starting tight end Lucas Korn to a fractured arm. Later in the first quarter, Daniel Estrella hit Michael Huber for an apparent 66 yard touchdown pass which was called back. Jason Agudelo and Michael Dilascia ran the ball effectively behind strong blocking by Jon Bria, Phillip Camuto, Daulton Kendall, Grey Laczkowski and Kevin Quintero. Glen Rivas, Luke Vivier and
Chris Walko made multiple tackles for the Raiders.
On their first possession Gator Garrett Murphy connected with AJ Barber on a 55 yard pass play. AJ Barber scored on a 14 yard touchdown behind the blocking of Jackson Chamberlain. On the next possession Evan Weigold had runs of 26 and 40 yards made possible by the down-field blocking of Sean Lafferty and Will Cassar. On the next play Tucker Slattery scored, and Hunter Cusimano converted the PAT. The Gators final score came when QB Garret Murphy completed a pass to Evan Weigold for a 55 yard TD. Hunter Cusimano connected with Sam Walker for the extra point. Sam Walker led the team in tackles with Colin Miles and Josh Nevins helping out. Mitchell Finklestein, Danny Latto and Sam Walker all recovered fumbles.
Trey Scotti started off the first Bulldog drive breaking free behind a Hunter Gruenstrass block for a first down. Matt Bologna battled up the middle for yardage, and Scotty Dayton connected with Gruenstrass for a long pass setting up a Bulldog score. Cormac Doyle converted the PAT. QB Dayton went out with an injury and Will Fox got tapped to lead the Dogs. Despite great blocking by Luca Trogni, Jacob Belmont and Frankie Intrieri the Dogs could not get over the goal line again. Defense was the order of the day with Harry Nye and Frankie Toscano meeting the challenge. Great plays included an Intrieri fumble recovery, Tyler Rozmus containing the left side, and an Ian Foster near pass pick off.
On the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Maverick Tysen Comizio broke free on a 70 yard touchdown run. Comizio added the PAT. After a stop by the Mavericks’ defense led by Joe Kraninger, Stevie Bennett, Walter Stratton, Emilio Camou, Clay Ostrover, Peter Santana and Julian Ribushofski, Comizo added a 75 yard touchdown run. Jack Warren added the PAT to close out the scoring. Lance Large stopped the final Generals’ drive with an interception. Brett Williams and Stevie Bennett had strong
running performances for the Mavericks. Opening the holes on the offensive line were Victor DelVecchio, Aengus Rosato, Zane Khader, Nick Addison, DJ Furano, Brennan Tauber and Kaden Butler.
The Generals marched 70 yards on the opening drive that was capped off when Alex Rogers helped clear the way for a 25 yard touchdown by Colin Mulshine. After the Mavericks answered back, Callum Abernethy and Devin Brandes combined to hold the Mavericks out of the end zone on their extra point attempt. The Generals then marched down behind the blocking of Thomas Jedlicka and scored again. The key play in the drive was a 38 yard run by Charlie Ducret. George Hadley finished the drive with a one yard touchdown. After another Mavericks TD, AJ Delgado and Alex Burdick combined to negate the Mavericks PAT. Owen Gwodz had a great interception to end another Mavericks possession and give the Generals the lead at the half. Tyler Hipp added a 20 yard catch to convert a key third and long for the Generals, but the Mavericks held firm and got the win.
Crusher Michael Grabel got both scores with two strong runs. One was a classic Grabel horse race as he outran Banc defenders for the score. The second was a powerful short blast into the endzone. He also pulled down a two point conversion pass. Blocking by Eli Fowler, Jack Durvasula, Matt Jester, Nick Frayter and Mitchell Grimes made the scores happen. On defense Alex Amine, Matt Marsh, Ryan Rayback and Jack McBriearty all had a big day. The Crushers held off the Raiders at the end thanks to a strong drive by QB Nick Winegardner who completed passes to Amine and Grimes.
The Raiders were led defensively by Pablo Benguria, Max Kaicher, Larry DeLuca and had a fumble recovered by Shymeen Cooper. On offense the Raiders were powered by Gavin Muir, Gramoz Bici, Joshua Fervil and Jack Caruso.
GYFL Week 8 ~ November 2, 2014
The Maverick offense had great runs from Antonio Ciccarelli, Rocco Grillo and Anthony Pedicano behind the blocking of Brayden Magliulo, Sean Cowie, Antonio Ortiz and EJ Perez. The defense played tough all day with brilliant tackles by Henry Goldberg, Gavyn Genarelli, Shea O’Gorman, Wyatt Stratton, Tommy Ybarra and Massimo Risi. Cooper Edwards recovered two fumbles. In overtime, John Gatherer ran a touchdown and AJ Pisacano powered in with the extra point to tie the game again. On 4th and long Jack Davenport lofted a pass which Jip Clarke pulled down in the end zone and James Wailgum ran in the extra point.
The Crushers answered with a touchdown. The black and yellow defense regrouped itself and Carl Griffasi and Ryan Hammoud stopped the attempt short of the goal to win the game. Crushers Thomas Durvasula, Jack Hayes, Jake Prieto led the team with tackles. The defensive line of Wyatt Recchia, Ted Flinn, and Xander Tomissino all helped slow the Mavericks down and push the game into OT. The excitement started as Jake Prieto ran for a ten yard TD and Jurgis Schmedlen scored the extra point. Key blocks by Jake Romanello, Drew Falla, and Ryan McBriaerty made the score possible. The Crushers scored again on a reverse by RB Jack Hayes, after a good play fake by QB Thomas Durvasula. Key blocks made by Wolf Hill, and Wyatt Recchia.
Bulldogs Danny Fox once again led the team in scoring, with two touchdowns and two extra points scored. Ben Aysseh added another touchdown. Defensively, the Bulldogs were outstanding. There were three goal line stands where they forced the Raiders to turn the ball over on downs. Thirteen different Bulldogs had tackles including Griffin Galletta, TJ Legio, Andrew Walko, Adam Bartholomew, Bailey Rozmus and Owen Lanzarone, all recording multiple take-downs. Fox and Aidan Karson helped shut down the Raiders’ passing game, each with a batted pass. Cole Studwell moved from quarterback to center and anchored the Bulldogs’ new cat offense. First year players Jake Stefanowicz, Nico Eveno, Tommy Passamano and Danny Vartuli all contributed to a big Bulldogs’ win.
The Raiders one touchdown came on another long spectacular run by running back Ryan Perez. Offensively Holden Brown hooked up with a nice 15 yard pass play to wider receiver Rashe Campbell. William McGillivray also helped the Raiders rack up yards on several tough runs through a feisty Bulldog defense. Dominic Deluca, Holden Brown, Roman Pennella, Ryan Perez, Jack Wilson, Tyler Senft, Archer Manning, Rashe Campbell, Zion Cooper, Marco Mantione, Stephen Neri and William MacGillivray helped contribute defensively all year long. James Roina, Shakye Cooper, Alex Flook, Ivan Meza, Xayon Garcia, Henry Sorbaro, Nick Aravides, Nick Granitto and Logan Jozwiak all blocked well helping the Raider’s offense to score.
The Generals got on the scoreboard first with a long run by Charlie Johnson. The play was keyed by strong blocking from Logan Gurrieri, Jack Putrino, Luke Rutkoske, Jack Bruce and Drew Athan. The Generals scored their second touchdown on a run around right end by Lucas Christensen which was keyed by a big block from Owen Neviera. Charlie Johnson finished the Generals’ scoring with two more long runs. Jackson Wolfram had two extra point runs. Braden Tuttle and James Babb had several long runs to help secure the victory. The defense was led by Oliver Kennon, Joey Cohen, Gabe Maiolo, Cal Brier, Matthew Trimmer, Kevin Keveaney and Wilson Evans.
After falling in a 13-0 hole the Banc offense put up four touchdowns. Unfortunately two of them were called back for penalties. Daniel Perez hit Sena Honzawa for a 74 yard bomb. Daniel Estrella set up the next Banc score with a 63 yard power run up the middle to the General three yard line. Perez was able to score on the next play on a bootleg. The Banc offensive line was strong all day with tremendous double team blocking by Grayson Thomas and Cole Laczkowski and strong drive blocking by Glen Rivas and Louis Koletas. Defensively Honzawa played a monster game amassing 13 tackles with three of them coming behind the line of scrimmage. Mad Dog Maloney and Chris Walko played their customary hard hitting defense.
Strong play on Gator defense by Tony Alfano, Hunter Clark, Tommy Intrieri, Jack Zola, Charlie Zola, Alejandro Blanco, Harrison McKenzie, and Matt Sisca paced a swarming Gator defense. Jack Zola contributed a game high two sacks, with both Intrieri and Clark intercepting key Crusher passes. Offensively the Gators were led by strong contributions from Griff Carey, Santi Borrego, and Connor Kelly. The Game ended in climatic fashion with Hunter Clark exploding on a 78 yard touchdown run with about a minute left in the game. He was led by a wall of Gator blockers including Ty Wilson, Chason Barber, and a particularly key block by Griff Carey.
The Crushers had an strong defensive day led by the play of Reed Signer, Will Grimes, Hugo Marks and Danny Lauter, keeping the Gators off the scoreboard until the last minute of the game. At the top of the second quarter, Grimes swooped in front of a Gator receiver to snag an interception and stop a Gator drive. Signer busted through the Gator line time and time again, making tackles that forced fumbles and included losses of 11 and five yards. Signer also had a strong day on offense, pulling the ball away from Gator defensive backs and grinding out tough yards. Jake Shredders, Vincent Ceci and Will Knight pounded out strong runs behind the blocking of Will Hollander, Cliff Belknap and Sebastian Bejarano.
After a quick six points posted by the Mavs, the Bulldogs came right back with Will Montesi running left, following key blocks by Johnny Doyle, Michael Sinisi, Chris Carvajal and TJ Abbazia, to break lose for an 80 yard touchdown. Drew Sheehan was successful for the extra point. The next Maverick possession was thwarted with a QB hurry by Sam Chard, a sack by Pierson DelCristo and an interception by Casey Rozmus. The second half of the game began with a long drive by the Bulldogs behind sustained blocking from Randall Feda, Sam Sardone and Will Montesi. Drew Sheehan capped the drive with a ten yard touchdown run and Casey Rozmus scored the extra point. The Mavs turned the ball over on downs and the Bulldogs began to grind from mid-field with ball carriers Thomas Foster and Logan Galletta. Auggie Bancroft followed some nice blocking by Luke Ware for a 20 yard touchdown run.
The Mavericks started strongly behind the running of Jack Cook and Harrison Feinberg jumping to an early 6-0 lead on a strong touchdown run by Feinberg. Up-front blocking from George Hill, Mason Moorhead, Jay Ashforth and Toby Moller were key to this success. On defense, the Mavericks played hard throughout, with strong up-front play from Hill, Steve Sudell and Michael Lindberg. Defense also showed strong linebacker play from Tommy Healey and Fritz Conrad. Ben Epstein had several outstanding, open-field tackles.
On the Raiders first possession, Generals Boden Groen forced a fumble with a jarring hit and Tyler Hipp recovered. The Generals capitalized on the good field position when Colin Mulshine scored from five yards out to give the Generals an early lead. With the scored tied at 6-6 early in the third quarter, George Hadley made an incredible play to track down a Raider runner on his four yard line after a 46 yard run. The Generals defense led by Peter Scopelliti, Callum Abernethy and Alex Rogers rose up from there and held the Raiders out of the end zone on four straight plays. From there, the Generals went on a 95-yard touchdown drive behind the blocking and leadership of center Will Harford and ends John Callahan and Jack Gibson to seal the victory.
Quarterback Gavin Muir led the Raider offense down the field and Gramoz Bici scored the first touchdown to put the Raiders up 6-0. Bici had over one hundred yards rushing on the day behind great blocking from Jack Caruso, Christian Perez, Jackson Magann and Larry DeLuca. Pablo Benguria led the Raiders defensively with numerous tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Max Kaicher, Will Judge, and Grant Resnick also helped keep the game close for the Raiders on defense.
The Gator defense, led by Jack Feda and Evan Weigold, made many hard tackles that stopped the Crushers on several possessions. Also performing well on defense were Nick Veronis and Joseph Dowling who came up fast on the outside to contain the Crushers. Sam Walker caused a fumble. The Gators’ offense marched down the field with runs by Garrett Murphy following the blocking of Mitchell Finkelstein and Jackson Chamberlain. QB Murphy connected with Sam Walker for a sweet 32 yard catch and set up Jack Feda's six yard touchdown. Murphy converted the PAT. With seconds on the clock, Garrett Murphy eeked out a two yard touchdown behind the blocking of Luis Quisumbing and Nico Wright. AJ Barber, Alex Hanna and Danny Latto kept the Crusher passing at bay to end with the W.
The Crushers scored their two touchdowns in the first half. First, Michael Grabel finished off a 79 yard drive with a 35 yard sprint behind the blocking of Matt Jester, Nick Frayter and Eli Fowler. The Crushers scored the next time they had the ball when QB Fin Signer broke through the line and ran for 51 yards and the TD. Jose Riera and Alex Amine provided blocking all the way to the end zone. Frayter also had a big day on defense, knocking down a pass on fourth down, as well as causing and recovering a fumble and running it back 15 yards. Signer also caused a fumble that Grabel recovered and had an interception and a 28 year return. Jack Spurlock, also had a big day, making several key stops for losses.
The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first quarter on a nine yard TD run by Tysen Comizio. Jack Warren added the PAT. Comizio broke free on a 43 TD run and Warren again added the PAT to make it 14–0. Strong blocking was provided by Victor DelVecchio, Tyler Sudell, Zane Khader, Nick Addison, Joe Kraninger, Aengus Rosato, Walter Stratton and Emilio Camou. Comizio added another score on a 14 yard interception return for a TD. Stevie Bennett closed out the scoring for the Mavericks on a 50 yard TD run. Brett williams added the PAT. Lance Large and Peter Santana also ran the ball hard.
GFYL Week 9 ~ Playoffs, November 9, 2014
The Gators defense was led by Winston Mock who contained the run and made some fierce open field tackles. Mark Casa had a fumble recovery and both Diego Silva and Henry Byrne made big stops. Other strong defensive performances came from Henry Cohn, Peyton Aslansan, Robbie Perlman, Jake Bausman and Mickey Tolentino. The Offense was led by linemen Murph Watner and Drew Hanna. The Gators struck first in the 2nd quarter when Tyler Cusimano followed Chase Smith to score and then converted the extra point. Mock and Cohn battled for extra yards behind Hanna and Ryan Miele to keep the chains moving. Cusimano found daylight in the 3Q with another TD with Peter Lane out in front. The Gators continued to grind forward with strong running by James Braselton. Cusimano broke loose down the left side for a 48 yard run to put the finishing touches on the Gator victory.
Leading the Maverick defense in tackling were Henry Goldberg, James Wailgum, Ryan Hammoud, Anthony Pedicano, Cooper Edwards and Massimo Risi. Also helping the team with some tough tackles were Sean Cowie, Wyatt Stratton, Carl Griffasi, Tommy Ybarra and Jack Davenport. On offense the rushing attack was led by AJ Pisacano, James Wailgum, Antonio Ciccarelli and Anthony Pedicano. Great runs were also contributed by John Gatherer, Rocco Grillo, Jip Clarke and Jack Davenport. The offensive line was led by Brayden Magliulo, Christopher Munoz, Shea O’Gorman and Antonio Ortiz. Jip Clarke caught two passes, one from Jack Davenport and one from James Wailgum. AJ Pisacano powered in two rushing touchdowns. A point after was added by Anthony Pedicano to end out a fine season for the Mavericks.
The Generals trailed 7-0 early before tying the game after a 40 yard TD run by Jake Carifa and an extra point run by Peter Lewis. After another Bulldog TD, Jake Carifa came through with another TD run at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Generals went for two and came up just short as a tough Bulldog defense held tight. On the next possession the Generals took advantage of a Bulldog fumble and marched down the field behind the blocking of Reed Williams, Kane Ehrant, Liam Reynolds and Jackson Fels. Setting up a first and goal from the four yard line, the Generals were stopped at the one inch line on 4th down. With one minute left, Jake Carifa and Tomas Delgado forced a fumble that the Bulldogs recovered in their own end zone for a safety setting up the last minute Generals win.
Bulldogs Danny Fox led the team in rushing with two touchdowns and made a huge impact on defense with an interception and multiple tackles. T.J. Legio was a beast on defense, racking up three tackles, including a sack, and making key blocks throughout the contest. The Dogs forced three fumbles with recoveries by Cole Studwell, Ben Aysseh and Andrew Walko. Timmy McGrath, Chris Killeen, Hudson Zamacona and Jake Stefanowicz played well on both sides of the ball. Kyle Allen, Adam Bartholomew, Peter Aysseh, George Hernandez and Antonio Vigilante brought their "A"-games this week.
The Bulldogs defense saw good blocking by Connor Sobieri, TJ Abbazia and Johnny Doyle before an interception catch by John McGrath at midfield sparked the Bulldog offense. The Dogs started to gain positive yardage behind nice blocking by linemen Chris Carvajal, Peter Benda, Michael Sinisi and Randall Feda. Casey Rozmus scored the touchdown after some heroic running. After a Crusher TD, Will Montesi made a diving tackle to thwart the PAT. Back on offense, Drew Sheehan took over and ran in for a touchdown. The second half started like the first with strong defense by both teams with notable tackles by Bulldog Davies Peck and Nate Trogni to force Crusher punts. Bulldog Auggie Bancroft caught an interception pass and the Bulldog offense was back in action. Will Montesi connected with Drew Sheehan for a successful touchdown pass. With the clock ticking, the Crushers made into the endzone for six, but the Bulldog victory was already complete.
The Crushers dominated on defense in the first two series, pushing the Bulldogs back a combined 15 yards behind big plays by Drew Kral and Vincent Ceci. After giving up a touchdown, the Crushers came back thanks to a 58 yard run by Reed Signer and a six yard touchdown blast by Ceci. Blocking by Bobby Grudzinski, Louis Ceci, Miles Walker, Will Grimes and Rick Kral set up the score. QB Jake Shredders led the team to its next touchdown with a 28 yard pass to Ceci, followed by a fake reverse, toss back to Will Knight who threw a 21 yard completion to Signer. Signer finished the drive plunging 2 yards into the end zone to end the game. On defense Mustafa Dannett had multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage while David Faugno, Danny Lauter, and Hugo Marks all made drive stopping plays to keep the game close.
The Generals got on the scoreboard first with a long run by Lucas Christensen. The play was keyed by strong blocking from Logan Gurrieri, Owen Neviera, Luke Rutkoske, Jack Purtrio, Jack Bruce and Drew Athan. The Generals scored their second touchdown on a cutback up the middle by Charlie Johnson which was aided by blocks from Michael Neviera, Quinn Warwick, Ryan Jedlicka and Colin Kinsella. The defense was led by Oliver Kennon, Carsten Weis, Will Ehrhart, Gabe Maiolo, Cal Brier and Wilson Evans.
Gators Hunter Clark , and Charlie Zola both recorded interceptions on the day, while Tom Intrieri, Tony Alfano, Harrison Mckenzie, Sean Duffy, Dean Manos, and Josh Grijalba penetrated into the Generals backfield for many big stops. Matt Sisca, Jack Zola, and Alejandro Blanco manned the outside. Hunter Clark had his usual big ground day highlighted by a 54 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter behind big blocks from Connor Smith, and Griff Carey. Jack Zola, and Connor Kelly both snagged a couple of long passes at key moments in the game to convert on third down and long. Alejandro Blanco converted the extra point. Strong blocking by Chason Barber, Ty Wilson, Sean Duffy, and Intrieri powered the Gators down the field , but the clock was not on their side.
After a Generals score, the Crushers came back with pounding runs by backs Miles Recchia, Jose Riera, Michael Grabel and QB Fin Signer. Grabel made the TD from a Signer pass. Blocking by linemen Jack McBreiarty, Matt Jester, Nick Winegardner, and Nick Frayter were critical. The Crushers got another score before the half as Recchia ripped a 52 yard run then a QB sneak by Signer over lineman Jack Durvasala got the score. On a crucial fourth and inches at the Generals 30, Signer followed snapper Matt Jester up the middle for the first. With just a minute remaining, Riera put on his jets just short of the goal line. With three seconds left, Signer sneaked into the end zone to tie the score. In overtime, big plays by Nolan Connerty, Alex Amine, and Eli Fowler on defense held the Generals. Jack Spurlock knocked down a Generals pass to keep them out of the end zone. Riera had another blast behind blockers Ryan Raybuck,
Connerty and Jester, and he punched it in to win the game.
The Generals came out strong and took a 6-0 lead on their opening drive on a 7-yard touchdown run by Charlie Ducret. The key plays on the drive were a 21 yard catch by Spencer Hartley and a 22 yard pass by Owen Gwodz to Ducret to convert a 3rd-and-17. The Generals trailed at the half, but Callum Abernethy, Peter Scopelliti and Davis Whiteley forced a fumble on the Crushers’ first possession of the second half. Tyler Hipp ended the Crushers’ second possession with a three yard tackle. Still trailing, Colin Mulshine scored touchdowns of seven and three yards to give the Generals a 20-14 lead with two minutes to go. Despite touchdown saving tackles by Ryan Messina and Alex Burdick, great pass defense by Devin Brandes and a great defensive effort by Boden Groen, the Generals were unable to hold the Crushers out of the end zone to end the game.
The Mavericks responded to a Gator opening TD with a 45 yard touchdown run by Tysen Comizio. Comizio added the PAT. In the third quarter, Comizio broke free on a 30 yard touchdown run, and added the PAT. In the fourth quarter, the Mavericks defense led by Jack Warren, Aengus Rosato, Lance Large, Stevie Bennett, Emilio Camou, Walter Stratton and Brett Williams stopped the Gators. The Mavericks began a drive that culminated with a one yard run and PAT by Comizio to tie the game with two minutes left in the game. On the next Gators drive, Comizio recovered a Gators fumble at the 35 yard line. Three plays later, Comizio plunged into the end zone from the one yard line to win the game. The Mavericks had strong blocking from Zane Khader, Victor DelVecchio, Kaden Butler, Nick Addison, Joe Kraninger and
The Gators took advantage of the great field position, as Garrett Murphy marched his offense down the field for a Jack Feda TD with great running from Evan Weigold. Blocking provided by Nico Wright and Jackson Chamberlain. Garrett Murphy scored the extra point to take the lead. The Gator defense was led by Tucker Slattery and Hunter Cusimano with Alex Hanna and AJ Barber taking away the outside run. The offense fire right back up and started with a Murphy completion to Joseph Dowling along the sideline followed by great runs by Nick Veronis, Jack Feda and Evan Weigold. The drive was capped off with a Nick Veronis TD. In the 4Q, QB Garret Murphy had plenty of offensive line protection from Tommy Waurishuk and Will Cassar to find Sam Walker for a 40 yard completion with another Jack Feda TD. Murphy connected in the air to Sam walker for two. Although the Mavs won the game, the Coaches would also like to acknowledge the spirited play of Matthew Pilc, Colin Miles, Josh Nevins and Sean Lafferty.
GYFL CHAMPIONSHIPS - November 16, 2014
The 2014 Putnam Generals bantam team finished off a remarkable undefeated season with a convincing 19-0 shutout of the Riverside Gators in the GYFL Championship game. The Generals ground game controlled the ball for the entire game led by running of Tomas Delgado, Peter Lewis, Wyatt Gibson and Jake Carifa who finished with 134 yards and two touchdowns. Gibson accounted for the other score on a three yard TD scramble that put the finishing touches on a dominate season. The Generals were led up front by huge blocking from Liam Reynolds, Jake Pobjoy, and Jackson Fels. The Generals defense dominated the game from start to finish keeping the high powered offense out of the end zone for the first time this year. Kane Ehrhart had a solid game with seven solo tackles and one key interception that stopped the Gators only real offensive threat. Cal Cunnion, Reed Williams, Alex Pratt, Elias Kennon and Brian Murphy led the defense all day long making several huge plays in the Gator backfield and holding them to less than 100 yards of total offense.
On Gator offense, Peter Lane led the team starting at QB and executed the no-huddle offense effectively. Henry Cohn ran well all day with big gains following Mickey Tolentino, Chase Smith and Ryan Miele. Murph Watner and Peyton Aslansan had specific blocking duties that they carried out to help the Gators move in the right direction. Tyler Cusimano continued his seasonlong highlight film dodging players left and right to gain extra yards with tenacious blocking from Robbie Perlman, Matty Augustine, Mark Casa and Bobby Jones. The Gators almost had a big play on their TD scoring drive when Cohn took the reverse and found Jake Bausman downfield on a deflected pass. The Gators did manage to connect to James Braselton on a pass in the flats that moved the chains. The big play for the Gators came before the half when they completed a halfback pass from Cohn to Carter Paulson who ran a deep flag pattern for 40 yards. Paulson, who led the league in receiving this year, broke free and knew he was set for a big play.
On defense, Cusimano rose to the challenge and led the team with 14 tackles. Andrew Kiratsous, Winston Mock, Drew Hanna, Henry Byrne and Diego Silva did a great job containing the run.
The Generals were able to finish their season undefeated with a convincing victory in the championship game against the Bulldogs. The Generals offense was dominant throughout the game beginning with a time consuming ten play drive to start the game. The drive was led by the running of Charlie Johnson, Lucas Christensen and Jackson Wolfram behind outstanding blocking by Owen and Michael Neviera, Logan Gurrieri, Jack Bruce, Drew Athan, Luke Rutkoske and Jack Putrino. Johnson finished the drive off with a short touchdown run. Drew Athan forced a fumble on the Bulldogs second play which was recovered by Christensen and led to another time consuming drive for Johnson’s second touchdown of the game. Shortly before the half, the Generals took a 19-0 lead as Johnson scored his third touchdown which was set up by a long run by Wolfram. James Babb finished off the scoring for the Generals in the fourth quarter on a reverse around the right side. The Generals defense was dominant throughout the game, holding the high powered Bulldogs to one touchdown and was led by big plays from Johnson, Christensen, Bruce, Guerrieri, Oliver Kennon, Carsten Weis, Cal Brier and Braden Tuttle. Wilson Evans and Johnson also had key interceptions in the game. The Generals got on offense first and burst out of the gates for a near score but for a TD-saving tackle by T J Abbazzia. The Bulldogs saw good tackling by Davies Peck and Sammy Sardone.
The Bulldogs starting offense lost a fumble on the second play and saw just three more plays the entire first half as the Generals controlled the line of scrimmage. After a holding penalty, the Bulldogs had the Generals on a third and 23 at the Bulldog 38, and Auggie Bancroft knocked the Generals runner OB. The beginning of the second second half saw a spark of the Bulldog offense that got them to the Championship game as Will Montesi passed to Johnny Doyle and Casey Rozmus, before Montesi eventually ran it in from the 11. The conversion was a nice fade pattern toss from Montesi to John McGrath and the Bulldogs were back in the game. The Generals coughed up a fumble on the next possession and Bulldog linebacker TJ Abbazzia recovered for a potential momentum shift in the game. Unfortunately, despite good pass blocking by Chris Carvajal, Peter Benda and Mike Sinisi the Bulldogs were forced to punt. The Generals ground game went back to work to seal their victory.
The Cos Cob Crushers won their first Senior championship in 12 years by dominating on both sides of the ball. The Crushers made a statement on the Mavs opening drive, as Nolan Connerty, Jack Spurlock, Miles Recchia, Jose Reira and Michael Grabel shut down the powerful Mav running game. The domination continued as lineman Jack McBreairty, Eli Fowler, and Alex Amine all made hole-stuffing tackles, thwarting the Mavs at every turn. Defensive back Nick Frayter swatted balls out of the air while Matt Marsh, Teddy Bacon, Jesse Barber and Kobe Falus stepped in and continued the defensive momentum. The Crusher's offensive blocking was just as impressive, as Tyler Dietrich, Matt Jester, Ryan Raybuck and Spencer Lovely joined Connerty and McBrearity to open holes all day long. Cos Cob backs kept the Mav defense guessing on the opening drive with Reira running for 23 yards, Recchia for ten and Grabel for 18 and the score. Recchia came back in the second quarter with a 54 yard blast and Grabel finished the drive with
a ten yard touchdown. In the third quarter Grabel sprinted 61 yards to the two yard line and Fin Signer got the score with a QB sneak. He followed up with a pin point pass for two points to Nick Winegardner to seal the game and championship.
The Mavericks played hard all game against a strong Crusher team. After the Crushers jumped out to a quick lead on their first drive, the Mavericks answered back in the second quarter after a Brett Williams interception with a 50 yard touchdown run by Jack Warren. Tysen Comizio added the PAT to put the Mavericks in front 7–6. However, the Crushers running game controlled the ball and the Crusher defense held the Mavericks offense in check. The Senior Maverick Coaches want to thank all the players especially the players who donned the Black and Gold for their last game as a Maverick: Tysen Comizio, Lance Large, Stevie Bennett, Aengus Rosato, Emilio Camou, Victor DelVecchio, Joe Kraninger, Walter Stratton, Kaden Butler, Brett Williams, Julian Ribushofski and Peter Santana.