TYF Roundup: Red Pride Blanks Timberlane, Winnacunnet Left Feeling Blue
Oct 08, 2014 06:01AM
● By Bill Gilman
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 14 Timberlane 20
Tewksbury came out playing hard with Colin Frasier having another big game scoring Tewksbury’s two TD’s with Umari Seney adding the extra points. Other offensive standouts were Rich Bongiorno, Justin Darrigo and AJ Seney running hard. Hunter Johnson and Umari Seney did a great job at QB with Seney connecting with Sean Hirtle for a 25 yard pass. This all was made possible behind the blocking of Jonah Bennett, Cooper Lemieux, Matthew Duggan and Damian Ortiz. On defense, Michael Lindsey had a great tackle to stop a TD. Jonah Bennett, Cooper Lemieux, Ryan Mottolo, Rich Bongiorno and Umari Seney made multiple bone cracking hits. The “Bull” Vincent Pino held strong at end with David Forgiono backing him up. Elijah Lefebre, Matthew Duggan, and Hunter Johnson also played a good defensive game.
Tewksbury Blue 6 Winnacunnet 0
Tewksbury started out on offense with Nicholas DeGloria as QB with some nice solid handoffs to Ryan Fleming (9 carries for 55 yards) Kenny Ryder (9 carries 35 yards) and Cameron Kearney (1 carry for 5 yards) The Offense line improved this week with some nice blocking lead by Keith Johnston, Max Mattuchio, Jason Svendsen and Braydon Aylward. On Defense Tewksbury was very successfully holding Winnacunnet back with some great hits from Brady McHugh, Joey Barletta, Liam Kelly and Timmy Bradley. In the 2nd quarter Tewksbury went to the shot gun formation with Barletta delivering the snaps to DeGloria who hit McHugh on 2nd consecutive passes for 15 yards. These passes were successfully with the pass blocking assignments being done by Alex Dellorusso, Vinnie Ciancio and Nicholas Kearney. As the 1st half came to an end, the score remained 0-0. In the 3rd Quarter Winnacunnet came out throwing but felt some defenses pressure from William Holloway, Jason Lavoie, Ryan Bencharter and Kyle Reynolds. This pressure resulted in Winnacunnet throwing an interception that DeGloria grabbed and returned it for 20 yards. As the 3rd quarter came to an end, the score remained 0-0.
Early in the 4th Winnacunnet was able to break 1 play for 45 yards and pick up the 1st TD of the game. Tewksbury was not going to sit back without a fight and on the 2 point conversion Brady McHugh got the 2nd interception of the game to stop the 2 point play. Tewksbury Offense fought back hard for the remaining of the game but as the clock ticked down they were able to get into the end zone.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride 12 – Timberlane 0
The Tewksbury Red Pride 5th/6th Grade squads split games with the visiting Timberlane Tornado's on Saturday afternoon. The A team managed a 12-0 victory to remain undefeated on the season. However, the B squad was handed their first loss by the Tornado’s, falling 26-0. Battling injuries and a well prepared Timberlane team the Red Pride struggled early in the contest to gain any offensive momentum. Facing an imposing 3rd and 45 late in the second quarter Tewksbury overcame and found the end zone just three plays later. First, Mark Bradley hit Dan Fleming on a 20 yard pass connection. Next, Will McKay rumbled for 30 more yards to move the chains. Capping the scoring effort, McKay out ran the Timberlane defense for 15 yards to the pylon and the first score of the day, extra points failed. Stepping up for the offense throughout the day was Colin Bozak from multiple skill positions with seamless efficiency. Ben Svendsen also filled in at center with much success. Steve Arsenault, Aidan Leffler and Sean Lane also played up to the occasion in the victory. The Red once again relied on a stout defense to earn the win. Not only locking out the opponent from the end zone collecting their second straight shutout, but they also contributing with 6 points of their own. The last play of the first half saw Ethan Exilhomme intercept a Timberlane pass around midfield. With some quick blocking from his teammates the speedster Exilhomme raced to the end zone for 6 points extending the Red lead. Linebacker trio of Gaige Dobson, Kyle McHugh and Kyle Darrigo held the line and caused havoc for the visitors. This was made possible by the big fellas up front led by Anthony Opp and Gavin Thomasset who constantly managed multiple blockers.
Tewksbury Red JV Pride 0 – Timberlane 26
The Red Pride B squad did not fare as well. Tewksbury just could not get control of the contest as the Tornado’s proved too much to handle this fall afternoon. The offense, led by quarterback Danny Fleming, sputtered although saw some great individual efforts. Fleming had a few long runs and although the ball reached the Timberlane 3 yard line the Red was unable to punch it in. Cole Kimtas and Sean Lane collected considerable yards on the afternoon as well. The offensive line tandem of Shamus Covel and Joe Delucia showed improved promise. Defensively the secondary of Justin Flynn, Jacob Mellen and Jason Barnes did a great job defending the pass game. Also contributing with a strong effort was Brady Renn and Patrick Marcley.
Tewksbury Blue 6 – Lowell 14
The Blue came out strong with the defense stopping Lowell on their opening drive with some outstanding defense led by Captain Lexia St Cry who carried the defense for the second week with 12 tackles. She was assisted with Alex Newcomb who recently earned his spot and played like an all-star! Nick Tracy filled in for injured Mike Kelly and played his heart out and grabbed an interception on the day. One other player who stepped up in a crunch was Nick Bobadilla who played great on the line. The banged up offense saw more injuries take out two quarterbacks before the half. The only Blue score came on the first possession when Hunter DeLonais connected with Rory Powers for a 32 yard strike to the end zone. DeLonais left the game due to injury late in the 2nd. Rory Powers stepped up to fill in and did a great job trying to get the offensive unit moving. It just wasn’t meant to be today. These kids played their hearts outs and showed how tough they are in football. The Lowell team just overpowered the Blue in the end and mostly due to the banged up players on the team. The Blue travels to Manchester this week where they have to turn this around or face being eliminated from the playoffs all together. They fall to 2-3 on the season with two games remaining.
Tewksbury Blue Junior Varsity – 0 Lowell Rebels 20
On a cold rainy Saturday Morning Tewksbury Blue Junior Varsity would face off against The Lowell rebels and unfortunately loose another hard fought battle, but not without learning a critical piece of information. Win, Lose or Draw have Fun competing regardless of the outcome. Fun was had by all! After suffering a loss of key players from the previous varsity match the coaching staff would need to work some magic to patch together enough able body soldiers to send into battle. The players lost for today’s entertainment would be Sean Kaiser who performed above and beyond the requirements during the Varsity game. Sean plays with heart that was beyond what his body could support today. Also lost was Drew Timmons who had just been elevated to Varsity status this past week and was injured in the varsity game that had preceded todays J/V game. Trevor Trodden would step up his game today and stand in for Drew and perform exceptionally well under the circumstances. With the loss of Kaiser the slot would be filled by Nick Tracy who would perform like a dream for the coaches as he was moved to a new position and performed like he had been playing the spot all year. With Nick moving from his position as tight end there would be a need to fill his shoes with some mighty big feet. Those feet would come in the form of Aidan Truli’s and Mike Duggan’s who would both see target’s by QB with Trulli seeing a reception for positive yardage which was impressive for player stepping into a new position. Duggan would see targets as well but no receptions. With Trodden vacating the running back slot there was a spot open for a new player. That new player would be Nick Bobadilla. Nick has been impressing coaches with his effort‘s and performance for the past few weeks during practice and got to see a lot of playing time in the varsity game as well. Nick would run for positive yardage on multiple plays and also have a nice kickoff return for 20 plus yards. The other return man Nick Tracy would also produce yardage on another kickoff return that had both teams running sideline to sideline to block or tackle. The other wingback position was handled superbly by the always ready Mike Wilson who saw multiple targets on offense .The offensive line would perform extremely well today providing good protection for the backs. The line would see a rotating list of players. The line would be anchored by the center Evan Silva who would have to play through the pain after injuring his hand earlier in the game. Right side of the line was manned by Cullain Johnson, Nick Wilson and Mike Duggan. Left side was handled by Cam Lamoureaux, Robert Ryan and Aidan Trulli.
Saturday’s defense consisted of players from the offense and also saw John Cucinotta and Abe Figueroa playing on the line as well as helping out at Linebacker. Other players who saw work as Linebackers were Abe Figueroa Evan Silva and Tyler Leeds. The Safety work was done by Evan Manuel and Tyler Leeds. Defensive end work was performed by Owen Hernandez and Nick Bobadilla. Corners were Trulli and Tracy. It was another tough loss but the whole team really performed well and most of all had fun.
7th & 8th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride JV 26 Timberlane 0
The Tewksbury Red Pride JV team continued its roll with a convincing 22-0 defeat of Timberlane. The Tewksbury defense was the story in this one as they stymied the Timberlane offense from start to finish. James MacKenzie was a defensive force with several solo tackles and two fumble recoveries. Anthony Diminico had a strong game and came up with an interception. Tyler Keough, in addition to his offensive contributions, recovered a fumble while Connor Charron made a big tackle on a 4th down play inside the 20 yard line late in the game to stop a Timberlane drive and help preserve the shutout. Also contributing on the defensive side of the ball was Dustan Bere, Jacob Bragg, Joe Branchaud, Matt Brennan, Anthony DeSisto, Jared Doyle, Pat Fleming, Matt Houghton, Nicky Iannacci, Pat Letourneau, Evan Mantel, Rich Markwarth, Sean Phaneuf, Matt Rosemond and Kenny Wilson. On offense, it was a familiar story with Nolan Timmons connecting with Shane Aylward through the air on scoring plays of 80 and then 70 yds. Timmons ran in another score from 3 yards out. Keough added the conversion on the last two TDs on a run and a pass from Timmons. Some hard running by Anthony Iannacci and Jake Kaiser as well as some timely receptions by Aidan Doherty and Paul Manzi kept the chains moving. The offense had an easy go of it thanks to the fine blocking of Ryan Day, Owen Gilligan, Ryan Keane, Rob Kimtis, Sean Oliveira, Michael Rosa and Kyle Scrooc. The victory leaves Tewksbury Red Pride JV with a 3-1 record with a road game at Billerica on the horizon.