TYF Tackle Roundup: Senay Leads Tewksbury Red To Victory, Blue Varsity Clips Sanborn
Sep 25, 2015 09:18AM
By Bill Gilman
AJ Senay ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tewksbury Red to victory.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 23, Tewksbury Green 6
AJ Seney paced the Tewksbury Red offense with a 140-yard effort on 10 carries for a pair of touchdowns in a hard-fought win over Tewksbury Green. Seney opened up the scoring for Red on a four-yard jaunt, topped off by a Hayden Ford two-point conversion. Ford also added 32 yards rushing on eight carries. On Red’s ensuing offensive drive, quarterback Hunter Johnson (1 of 3 passing, 15 yards) found a hole and dashed 51 yards for a key touchdown before the end of the first half.
In second half action, Damian Ortiz capped off the Red offensive attack with a one-yard touchdown run behind the great blocking of Dave Forgione and Jude Correa. Green hung in strong, scoring their lone touchdown in the final quarter. Red’s defensive standouts included Logan Itri, Hunter Gervais, Michael Roche, William O’Neill, Ethan Martins, and Elijah Lefebure.
The Green offense led by quarter back Matty Flynn, and had several players contribute on offense, with key carries from Jake Chase, Nicky DeSisto, Logan Barnes, Lincoln Crane, Noah Russo, and Colby Flahive. Flahive was the leading running back for the Green squad, and came up with a spectacular 35-yard run for Green’s only touchdown of the day. Defensively, Green received solid efforts from DeSisto (3 tackles), Flahive, Chase, Noah Russo, Daniel Sullivan (2 tackles each), and Jack Lightfoot (1 tackle).
5th & 6th Grade
Winnacunnet 18, Tewksbury Red Pride A 12
The Red Pride A squad came up short in a hard fought double over time loss to Winnacunnet.
In a defensive battle. the Red offense failed to reach pay dirt in regulation. However, it was the defensive effort of Danny Fleming who paced Red’s effort, picking off a Warrior pass and taking it 50 yards the other way for the defensive touchdown to tie the game 6-6. Other defensive contributors included Nick Tracy with several key tackles for loss, and the defensive line of Aaron Connelly, Keith Johnston, and Tommy Crawford.
Offensive highlights came from Cole Kimtas, Austin Tingtella, and Nick Wilson. But it was Fleming again who electrified the crowd, taking the first play of overtime in for a 10-yard touchdown. Winnacunnet answered the bell and provided an unanswered score in the scored extra session for the 18-12 victory.
Winnacunnet 16, Tewksbury Red Pride B 0
The Red Pride B team had several strong individual contributions on the day. Offensively there was strong running by Nick DeGloria and Colin Fraser, and tenacious downfield blocking by Matt Duggan and Rich Bongiorno.
While the defensive saw determined efforts by Ryan Fleming, Ryan Mottolo, Max Mattuchio (recovered fumble), Sean Hirtle, Brady McHugh, and Evan Silva.
Connor Charron continued his breakout season with an impressive punt return early to pace Blue's effort in a 25-20 victory over Sanborn. Quarterback Nolen Timmons did a fine job methodically leading Blue down field behind the impressive front line work of Sean Oliveira, Santino Garofalo, Asa Deroche, Ryan Briley, and Lucas Tryder.
Patrick Latourneau started the Blue scoring with a rushing touchdown, while Timmons punched one through as well on a 3-yard quarterback sneak. Timmons hooked up with Matthew Rosemond for a pair of touchdown strikes, 30 and 10 yards respectively, to round out the Blue offensive output.
The Tewksbury defense stymied Sanborn all day with multiple tackles behind the line of scrimmage by Garofalo, Matthew Naughton, Richie Markwarth, and Kenny Wilson, as well as tenacious line play by Matt Brennan and Michael Rosa. Tewksbury was able to display some of their JV talent in the game, with Cam Cimmino, Lexcia St. Cyr, Hunter Delonas, Stevie Arsenault, Kyle McHugh, and Paidric Green all providing big contributions on both sides of the ball.
Timberlane 30, Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity 16
The injury bug hit Tewksbury Red against a tough Timberlane opponent. Red struck early, however, with quarterback Evan Mantel hitting Shayne Aylward on a 65-yard pass on the third play of the game to set up a first-and-goal situation. Aylward would leave the game with an injury on the play, but Mantel was able to punch it in and then hit Owen Gilligan for the conversion. But the Tornadoes responded quickly, and added three more scoring drives to take a 30-8 lead.
Nick Iannacci provided a spark for Red in the fourth quarter, picking off a Timberlane pass in their own territory. Tyler Keough went the distance on the next play behind the blocking of Antonio Capelo, Anthony DeSisto, Mike Kelleher, Kle Scrooc, Ryan Day and Mike Woodford.
Timberlane 34, Red Pride JV 0
The Red Pride JV was highlighted by Sean Phaneuf stepping up and leading the offense after quarterback Cam Paolillo went down with injury.