TYF Roundup: Junior Red Blanks Manchester, Junior Blue Pride JV Tips Sanborn
Sep 10, 2014 10:46AM
● By Bill Gilman
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade Football Recap
Tewksbury Youth Blue 0 Timberlane Tornadoes 20
Tewksbury Youth Blue took the field today to kick off their 2014 season against Timberline. The game got off with a very quick score from Timberlane on the 1st play of the game with a 75 yard run that the Blue Defense could not catch. Tewksbury Offense took the field and picked up a 1st down with some great hard running from Ryan Fleming, Cameron Kearney, Vincent Ciancio and Kenny Ryder. On the next series Blue ended up punting and this gave the ball back to Timberlane and resulted in another fast break outside run that lead to another touchdown but this time the Tewksbury Defense, led by Maximus Mattuchio, Joseph Barletta, Ryan Fleming, Nick DeGloria, Cameron Kearney , Keith Johnson, Kenny Ryder and Brady McHugh held them on the 2 point conversation making it 14 -0. As the 2nd quarter got started, Tewksbury Offense was led by the Quarterback Nick DeGloria with some great pop passes to the TE Brady McHugh that helped drive the offense down the field McHugh had 4 receptions with a total of 30 yards. DeGloria also had 3 great QB sweeps that picked up some more 1st downs and provided 60 yards rushing which put them in great field position. The Blocking was led by Maximus Mattuchio, Jason Svendsen, Alex Dellorusso, Sam White, Nicholas Kearney and Liam Kelly. The Blue Defense continued to work hard against Timberlanes fast offense and as the 1st half came to an end, Timberline picked up another TD that put them up 20-0 at the Half. In the 3rd Quarter Tewksbury Blue Offense came out firing with some more great passes from DeGloria to McHugh and had possession of the ball for over 8 minutes in the 3rd with some great offensive blocking from Ryan Benchater, Braydon Aylward, Timothy Bradley and William Holloway. Ciancio and Ryder both picked some more rushing yards that provided the Offense with an opportunity to score but the Timberlane Defense was able to hold them. As Timberlane Offense got back on the field they were hit hard by Mattuchio causing a fumble which was recovered by Liam Kelly. This gave the ball back to Tewksbury again and this time around they played hard with the help from Andrew Candeloro, Jason Lavoie and Kyle Reynolds. In the 4th Quarter the Tewksbury Defense was able to hold Timberlane from scoring with some great tackles from Barletta, Bradley, Fleming, Mattuchio and Reynolds.
5th & 6th Grade Football Recaps
Tewksbury Junior Red 30 – Manchester Bears 0
The two Tewksbury Junior Red Pride 5th/6th grade squads got off to a fast start to the 2014 Youth Football Season besting the visiting the Manchester Bears by scores of 30-0 for the A team and 20-0 for the B team. The A team kicked off at 9am and after a quick 3 and out by Manchester the Red Pride wasted no time posting their first points of the year. This came from Will McKay when he took a Mark Bradley hand off 50 yards behind some excellent downfield blocks for the touchdown. McKay also added the two point conversion behind the blocking of Anthony Opp. The next offensive series saw reward as well. This time a Bradley pass connected with Kyle Darrigo who would not be denied the end zone for the second score of the day. Bradley scampered for the 2 point conversion. To start the second half the Red Pride quick strike offense got right back to work. After a strong kick return by Darrigo which took the ball deep in Bear territory. Bradley and team went to work, after a pass to Darrigo, McKay collected the last few yards to pay dirt for his second TD of the day, Darrigo scored the conversion. The last points of the day came on a bruising 55 yard team blocking effort that lead to Darrigo’s second score of the afternoon, extra point attempt failed. The ultimate strength for the Red Pride A’s was the swarming defense lead by a defensive line that proved as stifling as the heat and humidity this September morning. This stone wall by committee consisted of Anthony Opp, Gavin Thomasset, Lucas Tryder and Gaige Dobsen. This group allowed line backers Kyle McHugh and Darrigo freedom to pile up numerous tackles on the day. Locking down the edges was the play of Dan Fleming and Bradley.
The B team also emerged to be a group to be reckoned with. This team managed to add points to the scoreboard every 4 snaps from scrimmage. One of the best moments of the day came from Patrick Marcley who took his first hand off ever in a game in his young football career 30 yards to end zone to give the B squad an early lead. It was not until the third quarter did the Red Pride score again. This came through the will of Aidan Hartman who would not be denied as he plowed his way through defenders for a 20 yard touchdown. The morning’s scoring ended on a Dan Fleming pass to Collin Bozek for 15 yards. The two point conversion was added by Cole Kimtas. The B team defense also posted a shut out with a tremendous team effort led by Bozek, Brady Renn, Steve Arsenault and Joe Delucia. Providing support on the D line was Nick Smith, Ben Svendsen and Shamus Covel. Also Aidan Leffler had a great game on defense highlighted with a stripped hand off that he returned deep into Manchester territory.
Tewksbury Junior Blue Pride 0 – Sanborn 13
The Junior Blue Pride fought a defensive battle on Saturday against a worked up Sanborn team that just wouldn’t stop. The offense had trouble containing the aggressive defensive play of Sanborn which led to the shutout along with some drives killed by penalties. Some key injuries cause the Blue to go through three QB’s on the day. There were some great opportunities that just weren’t meant to be today. The backfield had excellent running from Sean Fahey, Mike Kelly and Danny Lightfoot being led by QB Hunter DeLonais then Cameron Paolillo and ending with Drew Timmons stepping up to take the reins to finish out the game. The Blue defense showed some great effort and outside of two broken plays stopped Sanborn on all drives. Asa Derouche, Lexie St Cye, Owen Hernandez, Mike Duggan, and big Aaron Connelly all had excellent play on the defensive line tearing up the Sanborn backfield at will. Mike Kelly had a key interception and Sean Kaiser, Rory Power and Richie Lavargna all had some knock out hits. Blue Pride is looking forward to this Saturday when they face Timberlane on the road.
Tewksbury Junior Blue Pride JV – 20 Sanborn - 19
The Blue Pride Junior Varsity team played a very close exciting game for their season opener versus Sanborn. This was a hard fought game between two evenly matched teams that would see the score flip-flop back and forth throughout the game. Blue Pride would score first with a run for the end zone by Rory Power the point after would be missed. Sanborn would tie the game up in the 2nd period. The first half of the game had highlights by Nick Bobadilla returning a kickoff for 30 yards and Nick Tracy making a nice catch for a first down. The offensive line manned by Nick Wilson, Evan Silva, Cullain Johnson, John Cucinotta and Abe Figueroa did a superb job throughout the game. Sanborn would score first in the third period to put the Blue Pride behind but thanks to an extra-long run by wing back Michael Wilson and another strong run by Rory the Blue pride would not stay down for Long and with the point after scored the game sat at 13-12. Sanborn would once again come back and score again to put the Pride behind again. It would be the defense standouts from the 2nd half that kept the game close with excellent tackles by Danny Lightfoot, Tyler Leeds, Evan Manuel , Owen Hernandez and a touchdown saving tackle by Aidan Trulli. The final touchdown of the day was score by Sean Kaiser who ran about 30 yards back and forth to travel 10 yards forward crossing the end zone. The Extra point would be scored by Drew Timmons who spent the day running the offense for the Blue Pride. The ensuing kickoff would result in a recovery by Blue Pride player Robert Ryan thanks to the Line drive Kick by Trevor Trodden into the face mask of stunned Sanborn Player. The Blue Pride teams travel north again to face Timberlane for their next game on Saturday. Special thanks go out to the Cheerleaders who traveled with the team to Sanborn and performed at halftime! Nice job girls!!
7th & 8th Grade Football Recaps
Tewksbury Red JV 22 – Bedford 6
The Tewksbury Red Pride JV squad traveled to Bedford, NH on Saturday night to kickoff of the 2014 campaign where they overcame a tornado warning, a lengthy lightning delay and a significant size disadvantage to take home a 22-6 victory. Bedford drew first blood early in the second quarter taking a 6-0 lead. The defense stiffened on the conversion attempt as Nicky Iannacci made a big stick on the ball carrier just short of the goal line. The defense would not allow another point the rest of the way. Tewksbury played great team defense and got a number of standout defensive plays from Matt Houghton, Robbie Kimtis, Pat Fleming, Evan Mantel, Sean Oliveira, Kenny Wilson, Sean Phaneuf and Pat Letourneau. Red Pride was able to set the edge with strong play from ends Richie Markwarth, Ryan Briley and Paul Manzi, and backers Anthony Diminico, Jared Doyle, Brodie Tirrell, Jacob Bragg, Joe Branchaud and Connor Charron. Matt Brennan, Anthony Desisto, JP Murhpy and Dustin Bere all played well in the trenches. Offensively, Red Pride moved the ball consistently well behind the blocking of Ryan Day, James Makenzie, Ryan Keane, Santino Garofalo, Matt Rosemond, Kyle Scrooc and Mike Rosa. Nolan Timmons, who had a strong game both passing and rushing, connected with Owen Gilligan on a nice 15 yard pass play to convert a key 3rd down. Timmons would ultimately scamper into the end zone for a 20 yard run capping off a drive that featured some very nice downfield blocking by Aidan Doherty and Jake Kaiser. The conversion failed and the teams went to the half knotted at 6-6. Red Pride took full control of the game in the 3rd quarter with a couple of nice drives. On the first drive, big runs by Timmons and Anthony Iannacci led to a Tyler Keough 9 yard touchdown run. A. Iannacci punched in the conversion for the 14-6 lead. The lead would then be stretched to 22-6 on the next drive thanks to some tough runs by Shane Aylward which led to an A. Iannacci 6 yard touchdown followed by Timmons converting the PAT. The defense took over from there and finished off a fantastic opening night for the Red Pride JV team.