Youth football GYFL Week 9 highlights
BANTAMSCrushers 39, Mavericks 30In a wild scoring shootout, the Crushers offensive line, featuring Joey Mitchell, Mickey Petrone, Luke Vizzo and Nate Collins, ground out more than 300 yards of rushing offense to lead the Crushers to a win over Glenville. Braden Raybuck had 204 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Jake Natale had 75 yards, a score and two extra-point conversions. Henry Schmedlen added another 50 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Raybuck, Natale, Schmedlen and Miguel Sostre had five tackles each. Philip Tarantino had three tackles, two for loss and one a forced fumble. Aidan Williams also had three tackles, including two for loss.Generals 19, Gators 12All three Generals scores were provided by Madsen Ehrhart and supported by strong runs by Teo Pita and Owen Cunnion. Callum Holl, Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Brendan Curly, Sebastian Keyes and Matty Cohen all provided key blocks on each of the touchdowns. The defense, led by Ayden Keshvarzian, Mathew McFarlane, Spencer Smith, Harry Collier, Gavin Stewart, and Jake Leonard, helped hold the Gators offense to two touchdowns and no extra points. The highlight of the defense was a fumble recovery by Kellen Aslansan. The key series of the game was late in the fourth quarter when the Generals defense stopped a potentially game-tying march by the Gators offense on downs to seal the win.The Gators’ season ended Sunday but they never gave up as Justin Carroll, Oliver Frisoli and Ryan Wright led the defense with two tackles each for loss. Frisoli had an interception on a point-after attempt. Marco Sethi caused and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter. The offense was led by Blake Guilfoyle and Ryder Garcia, who each ran for a touchdown. Opening holes up front were Casey Baker, Nicholas Vomvolakis and Carl Homan. It was a very successful season for the Gators as the team got better every week.JUNIORSGators 7, Bulldogs 0The Gators’ lone score came early in the fourth quarter when Guy Germain took the ball around the right corner 11 yards for the touchdown. Maximus Gabelli then went off tackle for the extra-point run. Germain, Gabelli and Jack Carroll carried the offensive load with a number of solid runs. Matthew Colella also connected with Gabelli on an impressive 35-yard double pass play.The Gators offensive line and backs did a terrific job maintaining a steady push up front throughout the game, led by Daniel McGuire, Andrew Lane, Peter Vomvolakis, Mekai Brown, Dylan Botoff, Topher Martinelli, Quinn Lombardo, James Adorney, Travis Wilson, Luke Homan, Michael Nogaki and Anthony Panarella. The defense was dominant the entire game, holding the Bulldogs offense in check while maintaining the shutout. The unit had a great overall attack led by McGuire, Wilson, Vomvolakis, Brown, Will Hanna, Germain, Castelli, Colella, Carroll, Gabelli and Anthony Tropea each had tackles for loss in the backfield. Carroll recorded a sack. Vomvolakis and Hanna recovered fumbles which were forced by Brown and Castelli.Defense was the name of the game for the Junior Bulldogs in a heartbreaking loss to the Gators despite three forced turnovers by North Mianus, including fumble recoveries by Chase Inesta and Logan Jaycox. Matthew O’Donnell made a key interception and also broke up a Gators pass that could have led to a score. Andrew Tweddle stepped up in a big way, with a massive sack for a huge loss, as well as multiple other tackles. Inesta, Jac Corriveau, Brando Craven, Brody Craven, Max Marek, Calvin Donat and Michael John D’Angelo all had multiple tackles. The most exciting Bulldogs series of the game came at the close of the first half, when the Bulldogs made an impressive goal-line stand, preventing a Gators score. Second-year Juniors Max Loffredo, Mikey Minyo, Brian Mullins, and Zac Sardone gave their all the entire season on both sides of the ball.Mavericks 19, Generals 0The Mavs were involved in a dogfight with the Generals but came up victorious as Brandon Auguste put up the first points of the day with a dazzling 70-yard run up the sidelines. John Tsparas put up touchdown No. 2 with a punishing run up the middle to make it 12-0. Grant Goldring solidified the victory with the third score of the day taking a handoff from QB Nick Wells breaking a sure tackle in the backfield and outrunning the Generals defense. The offensive line, led by Julian Ravina, Chase Lowthert, Nash Edwards, Jack Sepot, Michael Asprinio and Andrue Borrelli, paved the way for Noah Park, Emmy Bulis, Jackson Choi and Teo Ocana, who all racked up positive yardage. The Mavericks defense, led by Daniel Ciccarelli, accounted for seven sacks, two picks and five tackles for loss. Will Connel, Chris Marinaccio and Sebastian Pena did a great job holding the General receivers to short gains.Will Fels led the Generals’ offense on two deep drives into Mavericks territory with strong runs from Charlie Tortorella and Owen Lavin. Henry Johnson, Joe Lewis, Matthew Ward and Jack Jedlicka provided strong blocking up front. Defensively, the Generals had strong contributions from Johnson, Tortorella and Brennan Cunnion .SENIORSGenerals 20, Raiders 0The Generals scored on their opening drive and never looked back as Wyatt Gibson went around the left end behind blocks from George Fugelsang and Jake Popjoy for a 50-yard run, getting tackled at the 7-yard line. Tomas Delgado scored on the next play behind Peter Michalik and Harrison Hoover. Luke Michalik scored the extra point behind Jackson Wolfram. The second offensive series set up like the previous one as Gibson had a 27-yard run to the 2-yard line, allowing Delgado to walk in for the 2-yard touchdown on the next play behind Wolfram and Peter Michalik. Delgado scored the extra point behind a Reed Williams block. On the next offensive series the Generals scored on the fourth play of the drive on a 25-yard pitch pass from Delgado to Gibson. With a 20-0 lead at half time it was all about defense behind several tackles from Liam Reynolds and Cal Cunnion leading to two turnover downs in the second half. The only turnover of the game was an interception by Delgado that was returned 30 yards.The Raiders finished off the season with a much-improved squad led by QB Jack Wilson totaling 70 yards rushing alongside running back Dante Adams rushing for 60 yards. Offensive highlights included a key reception by Logan Jozwiak as well as Shakye Cooper and Zyian Cooper contributing at wide receiver. Owen Morrissey once again shared duties at running back as well as middle linebacker on defense. Offensive support came from Bryan Pinheiro at center, Nick Aravides at wide receiver, Xavian Faison at tight end, Nir Filiby at wide receiver, Josh Reyes at fullback, Jaden Scott at running back, Nick Granitto at offensive tackle and James Roina at offensive guard. The offensive line was anchored by Tyler Senft, who also had a stellar day at defensive end with five tackles alongside Thiago Camargo who had three tackles. The defensive effort saw solid contributions from Nekhi Buchanan, Tristan Caldwell, Alex Flook, Ayden Discua, Tony Santos, Roman Pennella and Conner Jones.Mavericks 13, Gators 6Leading the Glenville squad in tackles were James Wailgum, Leart Deduschi, Henry Goldberg, Antonio Ciccarelli, Carl Griffasi, AJ Pisacano, EJ Perez, Sergot Boone and Luke Snisky. Also adding key stops were Dillon Kellan, John Gatherer and Antonio Ortiz. Late in the second half, Deduschi had a drive-halting interception and Ciccarelli defended two passes. Goldberg, Griffasi, Wailgum and Pisacano had sacks. On offense, Wailgum lead the team in rushing and had both touchdowns. Also adding strong runs were Jack Konigsberg, Pisacano and Anthony Pedicano. QB Rocco Grillo threw an extra point to Gavyn Gennarelli. Genneralli and Cooper Edwards had key receptions for first downs. Blocking for the offense were Sean Cowie, Timmy Powers, Ray Ruggiero, Coley Critchell, Lane Critchell, Wyatt Stratton and Michael Truini.