TYF Recap: Youth Squads Fall To Sanborn, Junior Teams Pick Up Big Wins
Sep 24, 2014 12:25PM
● By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Youth Football Recap
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Blue Youth 8 Timberline Tornado 24
As week 3 started, Tewksbury Youth Blue traveled to Timberline for an early Saturday morning game. They started out on defense and had some great tackles from Keith Johnson (7 tackles) Brady McHugh (4 tackles) and Nick DeGloria (9 tackles). As Timberline continued on offense they were able to score 1st and quickly jump out to a 6-0 lead.
As Tewksbury took over on offense they came out running with DeGloria who had 12 carries for 75 yards. On the 2nd play of the game, DeGloria hit McHugh for a 6 yard catch to set up Kenny Ryder for his 1st carry of the game to pick up a 1st down, Ryder had 8 carries for 25 yards which was supported by some solid blocking from Jason Svendsen, Joseph Barletta , Alex Dellorusso and Max Mattuchio . Tewksbury was unsuccessfully on 3rd down so punted the ball back to Timbeline. During this next defense series, Tewksbury was playing hard with some strong hits from Ryan Fleming, Liam Kelly, Ryder and William Holloway. As the 1st half came to an end, Timberline picked up two more TD’s to make it 18-0 at the half.
Blue Offense took the ball to start the 3rd quarter, this time with Cameron Kearney as QB providing some great hand offs to Fleming (80 yards rushing) supported by another round of great blocks from Timmy Bradley, Ryan Bencharter and Vinnie Ciancio. On 3rd and long, Tewksbury called the sweep play and Fleming brook tackles and followed some key blocks from Cameron Kearney and Braydon Aylward to pick up his 1st touchdown of the season on a 45 yard run. Tewksbury was successful on the 2 point conversion with DeGloria executing another busted play to scramble and get in the end-zone with some great blocks from Jason Lavoie, Mattuchio and Johnson.
In the 4th Quarter Tewksbury Defense was lead with some fearless tackles from Lavoie and Holloway giving the ball back to Tewksbury. This next offense series had some well executed runs from Ciancio (2 rushes 9 yards) which was lead with some hard blocks from Nicholas Kearney and Andrew Candeloro.
Tewksbury Red 6 Sanborn 7
Tewksbury came out playing. The defense held Sanborn for 4 quarters before they scored. Defensive standouts were “The Bull” Vincent Pino and Aaron Clark who muddled up the middle while Kyle Garcia, Michael Lindsey, Charlie Bartalone, and Elijah Lefebrve did their jobs well. Hunter Johnson and Sean Hirtle contained on the outside. Cooper Lemieux, Jonah Bennett, Ryan Mottolo made multiple tackles in Sanborn’s backfield. Tewksbury’s offense moved the ball up and down the field, but could not put it in the end zone until the fourth quarter. Tewksbury came up short with the extra point. Justin Darrigo at quarter back was sharp, Umari Seney who ran well all game. Along with AJ Seney and Richie Bongiorno brought Tewksbury to the one yard line where Justin Darrigo punched it into the end zone, behind the blocking of David Frogione, Matthew Duggan, Colin Fraser and David Ortiz.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride 12 – Sanborn 6
The Tewksbury Red Pride 5th/6th Grade teams remain unbeaten after traveling to Kingston, NH to face the Sanborn Junior Indians this past Saturday.
The Red Pride A team defense had another strong game, despite being down a couple key players. The Red Pride held Sanborn scoreless in the first half with strong edge play from Cam Cimmino and Kyle Darrigo, as they stopped several sweeps around the outside for little to no gain. Early in the second half Sanborn tried to attack the middle of the Red Prides defense but were met by a wall of defenders including Anthony Op, Gavin Thomasset and Kyle McHugh. Late in the 3rd quarter Sanborn scored the first TD of the year on the Red Pride defense but that was all they were going to get on the day. The stars of the day were the secondary for the Red Pride who got their first real test of the year. Mark Bradley, Dan Flemming, Colin Bozak, Will McKay and Ethan Exilhomme turned away everything that was thrown their way. The secondary also caused two turnovers for the Red Pride. Late in the first half Exilhomme caused a fumble on a sweep attempt by Sanborn allowing the Red Pride to go into the half up 6-0. To cap off a strong day for the defense, Bozak intercepted Sanborn on the final play sealing the Red Pride victory.
Although the morning was highlighted by the Red defense the offense battled through a tremendous Sanborn defensive effort and managed to overcome several untimely turnovers. After a holding call and a considerable loss of yards the opening drive captured an early lead for Red. A Bradley pass connected with Fleming on a 3rd and very long which resulted in a 65 yard touchdown, extra point attempt failed. Sanborn evened the score in the third quarter and it was not until less that 30 seconds in the contest did Tewksbury knife across the goal line of the go ahead points. McKay carried the last 8 yards for the score.
Red Pride JV 16 – Sanborn JV 14
The Red Pride B squad had a strong showing with the defensive play of Colin Fullerton and Brady Renn. Also supporting defensively was Cole Kimtas, Jason Barnes and Aidan Leffler. These players along with their determined teammates denied Sanborn on a key extra point attempt that proved to be the difference in the game.
The offense also faced challenges gaining momentum against the well-coached Junior Indians defense. Not until late in the second quarter did quarterback Dan Fleming capitalize on a broken play for an 8 yard touchdown. Two point conversion added by Kimtas. The Red traded another score with the opponent when Fleming again called his own number for an 8 yard dash to even the score. The efforts of Kimtas again behind the blocking of a strong offensive line manned by Fullerton, Nick Smith, Leffler, Ben Svendsen and Joe Delucia added the two point conversion. The Red Pride will be back in Tewksbury next week to face their in town rival the Tewksbury Blue Pride which is always a great game.
Tewksbury Blue Pride 30 – Winnacunnet Warriors 0
The Blue Pride continued to dominate on defense this week by posting their second game win and the second shutout of the season. The Blue Pride carried last week’s momentum into today’s game and created havoc on the Winnacunnet Warriors with a solid defensive attack that created turnovers and sacks during the game. The defensive attack was led by player of the game Mike Kelly, and support from Lexcia St. cyr, Asa Deroche, Sean Fahey, Sean Kaiser, Andrew Timmons, and Richard Lavargna who all played outstanding. All providing not only great ground coverage but they shut down the passing attack of the Warriors and held them scoreless on the day.
The offensive attack showed a solid performance on the day scoring on their first possession and moving the ball at will. Great execution by multiple players made the Blue difficult to cover. The offensive line did an excellent job keeping the aggressive warriors out of the backfield. Alex Newcomb got the call to play for injured player Aaron Connelly and stepped up in a big way. The only score of the first half came from a Mike Kelly run for 23 yards to the end zone. Rory Power powered in for the conversion making it 8-0 at half.
The Blue started with possession in the 3rd and marched downfield in 11 plays when Mike Kelly scored his second touchdown of the game on an 11 yard run. This touchdown was all determination as he shed tacklers and fought his way into the end zone after getting hit in the backfield. The conversion was denied and Cameron Paolillo was hurt on the play ending his day as Quarterback. The defensive continued to pound the Warriors stopping their drives and passing attack. The next offensive series saw Hunter DeLonais step in as Quarterback and drive the Blue Pride down the field for their next score which came from Rory Power on a broken play from 18 yards out. Danny Lightfoot scored the conversion. The Warriors had another 3 and out on offense and the Blue Pride wasted no time getting to the end zone again. Solid runs by Danny Lightfoot and Sean Fahey set up the final touchdown of the day with 38 yard run by Michael Kelly who scored his third touchdown of the day. Hunter DeLonais scored the conversion making the final score 30 – 0. Blue Pride is 2-1 on the season and will face Tewksbury Red (3-0) next Saturday at home. The Blue Pride would like to thank all the Tewksbury Cheerleaders who put on a great halftime show and helped cheer the Blue to victory! Special thanks go out to Bianca Garofalo, Ava Gilligan, Erin Jollimore, Zoe Kalogeropoulos, Sara Ryder and Kylie Lamoureux. Those loud cheers helped bring in this victory and kept the players pumped up all day.
Tewksbury Blue Pride Junior Varsity vs Winnacunnet Warriors Junior Varsity
Blue Pride Junior Varsity would drop to a record of 1 and 2 after being dealt another loss this past Saturday. The Warriors came out fast and ready to play and would score first and set the Blue Pride on the defensive. The Offense for the Blue Pride was never really able to get things into gear; they were able to achieve a few 1st downs with carry’s by Sean Kaiser and (Monster) Mike Wilson but nothing beyond that would be achieved. Quarterback and Fullback duties were shared by Andrew (Drew) Timmons and Trevor Trodden who both had successful runs and passes for positive yards. There were many notable plays on defense. The starting defensive line consisted of Nick Bobadilla, John Cuchinotta, Owen (Hollywood) Hernandez, Cullain (CuJo) Johnson, Nick (Tank) Wilson, Cameron Lamoureaux and Evan (Fire Hydrant) Silva. Filling in quite nicely at all positions were (Honest) Abe Figueroa, Tyler Leeds and Evan Manuel On several occasions there were tackles made in the backfield that would result in a loss of yards for Winnacunnet. The Defensive backfield was saw Trodden and Kaiser in the middle and Nick Tracy and Aidan (TruMoo) Trulli on the corners. Robert Ryan was at Safety and hegot lots of work in on punting. There were notable tackles by Tracy who came close to taking out the cheerleaders along with the ball carrier. Kaiser delivered a crushing tackle in the third quater and Monster Mike getting himself two QB sacks for the game. Tank and CuJo were also in the Winnacunnet backfield for tackles for losses. The Tackle of the day had to go to Evan Manuel who was on the spot to fill in at safety and he would bring down the ball carrier from behind and stop the runner from scoring a touchdown.
7th & 8th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride JV 14 – Derry 14
The Tewksbury Red Pride JV squad came up on the short end of a hard-fought battle with a big and physical Derry team 22-14 in their home opener. Despite having a significant size and strength disadvantage, the Red Pride showed a lot of heart and character and hung with Derry until the very end. Derry jumped out to a 14-0 lead as Tewksbury was struggling to get any offense going. Ball carriers Tyler Keough and Anthony Iannacci had some tough sledding as there was just no room to run. The offensive line of Ryan Day, James Makenzie, Ryan Keane, Mike Woodford, Matt Rosemond, Kyle Scrooc and Mike Rosa fought hard but the front line of the Derry defense was dominant. Missing injured starters Santino Garofalo and Rob Kimtis certainly did not help matters. The Red Pride had to rely on the arm of Nolan Timmons to move the ball and they started to do just that with completions to Paul Manzi and Aidan Doherty. Then the offense struck for the big play just before half as Shane Aylward hauled in a pass and scampered 77 yards for a TD. Owen Gilligan was on the receiving end of the conversion and Red Pride went to the break trailing 14-8.
They say lighting never strikes twice but Timmons and Aylward must not have received that memo as the duo struck again for a 64 yard bomb early in the 3rd Quarter, tying the game 14-14. The defense also was rising to the occasion as Derry was suddenly having trouble moving the ball. The defensive line (Richie Markwarth, Pat Letourneau, Sean Oliveira, Ryan Briley, Matt Brennan, JP Murphy, Anthony Desisto and Dustan Bere) dug in and stopped the surge and the backers (Evan Mantel, Sean Phaneuf, Nicky Iannacci, Anthony Diminico, Pat Fleming, Matt Houghton, Jared Doyle, Jake Kaiser, Brodie Tirrell, Jacob Bragg, Joe Branchaud and Connor Charron) turned up the heat. In particular, defensive end Kenny Wilson made a couple of very loud tackles for losses when the game was on the line. The second half was a defensive struggle until Derry was able to break through for the game winning TD late in the 4th Quarter. The Red Pride made one last valiant effort at a comeback but an interception by Derry sealed their fate. Despite the final score, the Tewksbury Red Pride JV squad showed their mettle and left it all out on the field.