Youth football GYFL Week 5 highlights
BANTAMSRaiders 27, Bulldogs 12The Banc Raiders started the game with a methodical drive lasting the entire first quarter that ended with one of two touchdowns scored by Cassidy Morales. The Raiders were able to move the ball behind the blocking of Anthony Goncalves, Dan Macom, Matthew Flook and Charlie Boddie. Their toughness throughout the game allowed Matthew Agudelo to score on a 50-yard QB sneak. The scoring was capped off by a 20-yard touchdown scamper by Zack Tuers. Banc’s defense played well and went unscored upon in the first half as Stephen Nunez penetrated the offensive line and disrupted several plays behind the line of scrimmage. Anthony Cebanos also contributed defensively, making a number of tackles, along with Mikaih Hall-Jones and Dan Black.For the Bulldogs, the first quarter showed some great tackles by Gustav (Goose) Pietryka and Danny Insinga. In the second quarter, the Bulldogs dominated the clock with great runs from Kyler Woerz, feeling strong after his first-ever touchdown the previous week. The defensive line of Vincent Triptrapp, Connor McMahon, Owen Tweddle and James Falco were fierce, and Anders Hildebrand made three large tackles. Charlie Stuckey, Sebastian Campbell and Matthew Andrighetti provided some nice blocking for their running backs throughout the game. The Bulldogs stayed strong in the third quarter with power defense from Kiel Oellrich, Grant Andrews, Brody Lutz and a huge defensive play from Jameson Grant. Quarterback Tyler Ernst and his running backs Riley O’Neill and Ryder Caruso worked well together to rally in the last minutes and score two touchdowns from Caruso.Crushers 28, Generals 12The Crushers continued their winning streak behind another big day by Braden Raybuck, who had 13 tackles on defense and ran for 199 yards on offense, including three touchdowns. The Crushers offensive line of Anthony Sclafani, Joey Mitchell, Luke Vizzo, Matthew Kolc and Mickey Petrone produced a season-high 229 yards of offense with their big blocks all the way down the field. Jake Natale got the other touchdown and an extra point. Crushers QB Aidan Williams led the team to the four scores as well as scoring an extra point on a well-executed end-around. On defense, Matisse Sostre and Stephen Rossi had big games, as Sostre had a career-high seven tackles and Rossi added two, including a thundering take-down of a Generals running back on fourth down during a crucial drive. Petrone had four tackles as did Jake Natale, who also recovered a fumble that led to a Crushers touchdown. Williams added two tackles and an interception.The Generals offense was led by Madsen Ehrhart, who scored two running touchdowns of 20-plus yards. The offense was supported with strong running by Spencer Smith, Callum Holl and Kellen Aslansan. Brendan Curley caught key passes to sustain long drives by the offense. Sebastian Keyes, Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Matthew Cohen and James Caputo all provided great blocking to strengthen the Generals offense. The Generals defense played well, highlighted by Harry Collier’s key fumble recovery, which led to a scoring a drive. Winslow Van Reesema, Teo Pita, Jake Leonard and Owen Cunnion provided key tackles to stop long drives by the Crushers.Gators 32, Mavericks 20Gators Ryan James Wright and Ryder Garcia both had touchdown runs, and Blake Guilfoyle completed a 30-yard scoring pass to Jake Orbanowski. Trevor Graham, Mark and Carl Homan and Casey Baker blocked well on the offensive line. The defense was led by Timothy Kurczewski, Justin Martinelli and Oliver Frisoli. Marco Sethi had multiple tackles for a loss. Good team win for the Gators.JUNIORSGators 18, Mavs 0In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Gators prevailed, with the first score coming on the opening drive when Maximus Gabelli went up the middle on fourth down for a 1-yard touchdown plunge. The Gators scored again when Jack Carroll squirted in from 3 yards out. Guy Germain capped off the scoring in the third when he took the ball around the outside for a 31-yard touchdown run. Each drive also saw Matthew Colella and Topher Martinelli add key receptions to pace the Gators attack. Outstanding blocking by the line and backs Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Dylan Botoff, James Adorney and Martinelli opened holes all game up front. The defense dominated with relentless team pursuit led by Matthew Colella, Travis Wilson, Harrison Castelli, Will Hanna, Riley Podewils, Quinn Lombardo, Maxwell Colella, Vomvolakis, M. Brown, McGuire, Germain, Gabelli, Carroll, Anthony Tropea and Michael Nogaki. The Gators’ best wishes go out to Maxwell Colella, who was knocked out of the game and for the rest of season with a broken arm.The junior Mavs were handed their first loss at the hands of the Gators. Offensively, the Mavericks just couldn’t seem to get any momentum going, as the Gators defenders were in their backfield all day. The only highlights recorded were a couple of pass completions in the first half. The Gators running attack proved to be the difference in the game as they pounded the ball on the ground, keeping the Mavericks defenders on their heels.Generals 18, Crushers 0The Junior Generals started fast with a 70-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Ward to Brennan Cunnion on the first offensive play. Ward later connected with Charlie Tortorella for a 60-yard score. The offensive line played strong with great support from Jack Stowell, Davis Linardos, Henry Johnson and Adam Macfarlane. Tortorella added a long TD run in the second half, with key blocks from Rocket Servick and Hugh Kaplan. Defensively, the Generals had a strong day from Patrick Leonard, Hunter Woods, Hugh Portny and Joe Lewis, with Alex Wayland recovering a fumble for the Generals.With the exception of three breakaway plays, the Crushers defense played strong, led by Nicholas Nostro, Nicholas Mussolini Jr. and Tommy Powers, who had both an interception and a fumble recovery on the day. Mussolini was constantly giving the Generals problems, blowing up pass plays and stringing out running backs before taking them down. Nostro led the team in tackles with five. On offense, the line consisting of Gabriel Erceg, Maxwell Jessen, Ryan Nordin, Charlie Young, Sam Barsanti, Jack Rossi and Hunter Ehret created holes for backs Wim McCarthy and Nostro for some positive gains.Bulldogs 13, Raiders 0The Junior Bulldogs’ rushing game had its best showing of the season with rushing touchdowns by Max Loffredo and Chase Inesta. Loffredo ran 15-plus yards for his score and Inesta ran for almost 30 yards for six points. Michael John D’Angelo and Loffredo punched in the extra points. Big chunks of rushing yards were added by Brando Craven, Matthew O’Donnell and D’Angelo. On the defensive side of the ball, the defensive line, made up of Kirin Neak, Will Scholl, and Brian Mullins, kept the Raiders from scoring. Logan Jaycox, Neak, Scholl, Benny Graziosi and Brody Craven all had timely tackles that kept the momentum going for the Bulldogs.Offensively, the Raiders weren’t able to hit the touchdown mark, but had a potent run attack led by Joseph “Jojo” Sarno. Jojo had multiple runs which picked up a few first downs. Holes were opened by Santino Bisgnano, Lauren Judge, William Acevedo and Aiden Marriot. Adorian Campbell also caught two passes from QB Andrew Pavlou. Defensively, the Raiders were led by Campbell, Bam Maduro and Joseph Sarno. Jojo Sarno also had two forced fumbles in the game. Matthew Siriano and Julian Sorrilla contributed several tackles each. Lucas Melgar, Alexa Mariscal and Judge made big stops at key times.SENIORSRaiders 26, Bulldogs 6BANC got its first win of the season led by QB Jack Wilson, who threw for 125 yards and rushed for another 75. Running back Dante Adams had his best day of the season, rushing for 120 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Wide receiver Zyian Cooper scored the remaining two touchdowns on long receptions. Jaden Scott, Xavian Faison, Josh Reyes and Conner Jones provided valuable support in the offensive backfield behind a solid performance by the offensive line which included Roman Pennella, James Roina, Brian Pinheiro and Nick Granitto. The defensive effort was again led by Owen Morrissey at middle linebacker with support from Nick Aravides at safety as well as Tristan Caldwell, Alex Flook, Logan Jozwiak and Nekhi Buchanan all making significant contributions on defense. Shakye Cooper played solidly at the CB position, holding down the Bulldogs corners with the defensive line anchored by Thiago Camargo, Tony Santos and Tyler Senft, who had six tackles.The Senior Bulldogs spread around the tackling, with multiple players posting multiple tackles, including Andrew Lerner with four, TJ Legio with five and Danny Fox with three. Jake Stefanowicz, Aryan Wadhwa, Vinny Insinga, Ignacy Pietryka and Cole Studwell also posted more than one takedown each. Studwell and Zach Jacob continued their outstanding quarterback-wide receiver combo with completions of 20 yards and 80 yards.Mavericks 12, Gators 0The Mavericks defense dealt its fourth shutout of the season. Leading the Glenville squad in tackles were Henry Goldberg, Carl Griffasi, Jack Konigsberg, James Wailgum, EJ Perez and Sergot Boone. Also making huge stops were Antonio Ortiz, Antonio Ciccarelli, AJ Pisacano, Leart Deduschi, Anthony Pedicano, Luke Snisky, Wyatt Stratton, Dylan Kellan and Ray Ruggiero. Late in the second quarter, Ruggiero pulled down an interception after Wailgum deflected a Gators pass. Goldberg, Griffasi and Pedicano all had sacks. On offense, Wailgum led the team in rushing and had both touchdowns. Also adding strong runs were Konigsberg, Pedicano, Pisacano and Cooper Edwards. Edwards and Rocco Grillo led the team in passing. Hauling in catches were Gavyn Gennarelli, Konigsberg and Griffasi. Blocking for the offense were Sean Cowie, Coley Critchell, Lane Critchell, John Gatherer and Michael Truini.Gators defensive players George Vomvolakis and Chase Smith successfully stuffed the middle with solid tackling at inside linebacker. Peter Lane stepped up and provided tight coverage all game at cornerback and safety. Carter Paulson, Miles Moore, Charlie Dixon, Austin Rinello and Robert Perlman worked well together in rotating between outside linebackers and defensive backs, making it hard for the Mavericks to complete passes. Luke Lombardo, Ryan Beiley, Reed Eddy, Derek D’Angelo and Isaac Leder did an excellent job jamming up line of scrimmage with their strong defensive line playing.Generals 12, Crushers 0The Generals opened the scoring with a 70-yard run my Malik Samms. On the next drive, Tomas Delgado had a 70-yard touchdown that was called back on a block-in-the-back penalty. On the next play, Malik Samms went around left end behind tackle Jake Popjoy for a 30-yard touchdown run, giving the Generals a 12-0 lead. The Generals elected to go for two points on the extra try. Luke Michalik connected to George Fugelsang on the conversion. The Generals defense played strong all game, completing the shutout. Linebacker Liam Reynolds had several key tackles. The Generals also recovered a fumble and had one interception in the game.The Crushers defense did a good job of holding a tough Generals offense to just two scores behind a huge team effort by John Raybuck, who led the team in tackles with nine and Michael Moeller, who had a career day on defense with six tackles. Chris Takita and Sebastian Parra added four tackles each, followed by Jake Kiernan, John McHugh and Louis Chaves, who also contributed to the effort. On offense, Ryan McBreairtypicked up two receptions from QB Thomas Durvasula for 48 yards, while Dominic DeLuca picked up 23 yards on the day followed by Christopher Nostro with 16.