TYF Flag: Orange Pride Splits Pair Of Mighty Mite Games
Sep 17, 2015 11:02AM
● By Bill Gilman
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Youth Football.)
Green Pride 18, Blue Pride 15
It was an exciting start to the season for the Green and Blue Tiny Mights, with Luke Draper scoring a touchdown on the final play to win the game. Draper, Corey Knoxis and Evan Brothers stood out for the Green squad.
Red Pride 28, Orange Pride 21
Orange Pride 26, Silver Pride 18
Orange Pride played two games on Sunday, losing to Red Pride before toppling Silver Pride in their second game.
Orange scored seven touchdowns in the two games scattered between Robert Welch, Miller Brooks, Nathan Galanis and Benjamin Barrasso. Defensive standouts for Orange included Jared Mirisola, Michael Donahoe and James Brooks.
Silver Pride played well in defeat, highlighted by two touchdowns from Kyle Sandberg, including a long touchdown reception from quarterback Evan Deieon on the final play of the game. On the defensive side for Silver, Cameron Guender had a big interception while Noah Sederquist captured a nice flag in the open field. Deoion scored Silver Pride’s third touchdown.
Blue Pride 49, Green Pride 35
Nick Kearney and John Sullivan scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Blue Pride to an opening day victory in a high-scoring affair. Tyler Crawford went all the way for a long touchdown before the half for Blue. Jack Young and Evan Festa played well on defense for the victors.
The Goldman brothers led the Green Pride team in the shootout. Older brother Jackson had a long touchdown run, while younger brother Logan had two long runs for scores. The Green Pride played hard, but the double reverses of the Blue Pride team proved too much in the end.
Blue Pride 32, Green Pride 12
Blue Pride started out on offense and went right to the passing game, scoring on a Cam Kearney strike to Richie Bongiorno to put Blue up 8-0. Green quickly answered back when Kyle Adams ran a tight slant and quarterback Will Forbes hit him in stride. Prior to the touchdown, Blue had some great defensive pulls from Jack Rennell, Drew Rennell, Jimmy Holmes and Edward Galante. Blue’s Matthew Tramonte played quarterback on the next series, executing some run plays with Justin Magee picking up some nice yardage. Green held strong with some heady defense by Shaun Martin, Sam Ros, and Scott Lightburn. Kearney and Bongiorno found the end zone again before the end of the half.
Green Pride came out firing to start the second half, picking up a quick touchdown when Ian Shpritzer found the sure-handed Shea Moynihan in traffic. It became a battle of the defenses from there as Blue’s defensive unit turned it up with some great pulls from Michael Parent and Ryan Sorrentino, and some nice pass breakups from Tramonte and the Rennells. Green’s big man, Brandon Conley, made his presence known while Carter Forbes, Calvin Caliendo, and Evan Galanis provided tight coverage on Blue’s receivers. Blue Pride’s Bongiorno had a key interception return for a touchdown, which was followed by a great run for the conversion from Drew Nestor.
Red Pride 29, Orange Pride 20
The Orange Pride saw themselves in a quick 14-0 hole, but a strong touchdown run by Ben Doucette and an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Contardi pulled Orange back into the game. Orange Pride played some tough defense with the Nghibi twins, Alexander and Anthony, wreaking havoc on the Red offense. With strong coverage by Tristan Leslie, DJ Bressette and Ryan Thompson, the Orange team kept the game within reach.
On the Red Pride side, Quinn Brown busted a 40-yard run for the first touchdown of the game, while Andrew Estrabrook’s 30-yard dash put Red up early. The pair would end with two touchdowns apiece for Red Pride.
With time running down in the game, Orange Pride’s Michael Hill threw a perfect pass to Doucette for another touchdown. After a failed 2-point conversion that would have tied the game, Red Pride scored another touchdown to pull away in a tough-fought affair. Zach Hayes and Connor Broderick scored the 2-point conversion on the final touchdown to secure the victory.
The Red Pride defense was led by Jack Callahan, Luke Montejo, Cameron Heichman and Ben Piccolo—who came up big with big drive-stopping interception.