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TYF Flag Roundup: Orange Pride Cranks Up The Offense In Super Midget Win

Oct 01, 2015 12:20PM ● By Bill Gilman

Red Pride's Andrew Polleys makes a move to get away from Green Pride defender Luke Draper in Tewksbury Flag Football action. Courtesy photo.

Tiny Mights

Kindergarten-1st grade

Blue Pride 12, Gray Pride 6

After Gray opened up the game with a William Harrison touchdown run, the Blue defense tightened up behind the strong plan of Jason DiPalma, Cam Lanziero, Nathan Wiggin, and Shayne Welch. On Blue’s offense, Justin Harrington had a nifty 90-run that fell just short of a touchdown, and Domenic Curreri scored his second touchdown in as many weeks. On the Grey defensive side of the ball, Paul Ryan, Donovan Conway, and Kyle Doreen stood out with some great flag pulls. Mike Cardosa highlighted the offense with some great runs.

Green Pride 18, Orange Pride 12

Green Pride 24, Red Pride 0

Green Pride had a busy day with two games, and were able to come out on top in both. Standouts for Green included Jack Leone, Vincent Manololuis, Christopher Collins, Brayden Asselin, and Harrison Leinson. 

Mighty Mites

2nd-3rd grade

Blue Pride 38, Silver Pride 12

Silver Pride continued to improve on the offensive side of the ball, but fell to a tough Blue team that came with a strong playbook. Evan Deleon was the star of the game for Silver, scoring both the team’s touchdowns with excellent runs, one on a nifty reverse executed perfectly by quarterback Jack Rattey and receiver Cameron Guendner. Sean Carroll made another great catch for Silver, while Brady Schofield, David Benassi, Ben Christopher and Noah Sederquist all pitched in with solid efforts. Braydon Moran and Mateus Fraga provided inspired play in on both sides of the ball.

Green Pride 22, Orange Pride 12

Orange Pride shot out of the gates with two touchdowns to take a 12-0 lead, a Robert Welch interception returned for a touchdown and a scoring grab by James Brooks. But Green Pride erupted for 22 unanswered points in the second half, starting with a a long touchdown run from Ryan Testa on Green’s opening drive of the second half. Drew Broderick snagged an interception for Green that led to a Philip Lombardi touchdown run. Green Pride finished up its scoring with a long touchdown run by Sean Callahan and a 1-point conversion by Jason Mitchell. Lombardi sealed the victory with an interception on the game’s final play.

On the Orange Pride side, Jared Mirisola, Benjamin Barrasso, Nathan Galanis, and Michael Donahoe all had strong offensive efforts, while Miller Brooks, Andrew Rider and Dominic Capuano pitched in with fine defensive performances.

Super Mights

4th-5th grade

Orange Pride 45, Green Pride 18

Brandon Contardi kicked off the Orange scoring with a key interception return for a touchdown, his first of two pick sixes on the day. Blake Ryder added a third Orange interception return for a touchdown, as well as a perfectly played reverse for another score. The Naghibi brothers had another strong game for Orange, with Alex coming up with an interception on a 2-point conversion which he took the length of the field to go along with a touchdown run. Brother Anthony’s stifling defense complimented a pair of big receptions. Ben Doucette had a long touchdown run as well as a tough touchdown reception from Ryder. Tristan Leslie chipped in with an interception and a scoring catch from strong-armed quarterback Michael Hill, while Zach Sullivan, Paul and DJ Bresette provided some tough defense. 

Blue Pride 33, Red Pride 18

Justin Magee got Blue on the board early with an interception for a touchdown, the first of three defensive touchdowns on the day for the Blue Pride. Ryan Sorrentino and Drew Nester, who both ran the ball effectively for Blue, also chipped in with some great flag pulls on defense. Michael Carlson pulled in the second pick six for Blue, while Cameron Kearney snagged the third interception return before the end of the first half. Blue QB Matthew Tramonte handed the ball off to Jimmy Holmes to pick up the conversion and a 21-6 halftime lead. In second half action, Nicholas Kearney and Johnny Sullivan had key sacks, while Michael Parent was strong in pass defense. Parent also had a 45-yard touchdown run.

Luke Montejo led the Red Pride offensive attack with a pair of passing touchdowns to Zach Hayes and Christian Rainone, who also had an interception. Quarterback Chandler Dubay threw Red’s final touchdown to Monjejo. Ben Piccolo, Jack Callahan, and Jason Morris pitched in with fine defensive efforts.


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