TYF Tackle Division Roundup: Tewksbury Red Clobbers Timberlane, 26-6
Oct 02, 2015 04:37PM
● By Bill Gilman
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Youth Football.)
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 26, Timberlane 6
Fresh off a victory the week before, Tewksbury Red traveled to the Granite State to face Timberlane. After two hard-fought series, Damian Ortiz busted out a great 45-yard run to bring Red down to the Timberlane 13. Ortiz had 9 carries on the day for 59 yards. Hayden Ford, player of the game for Red, finished off the drive with a touchdown run, his first of two on the day on top of 124 yards rushing.
Timberlane roared back with their own 50-yard touchdown, but Ben Piccolo stuffed the 2-point conversion with a great tackle. Tewksbury Red responded with an inspired drive behind great blocking from Dave Forgione, James Cappiello, Ethan Martins, William O'Neill, and Hunter Gervais. On a broken pass play, quarterback Hunter Johnson (10 carries for 118 yards) tucked the ball in and ran for a stunning 26-yard touchdown.
The defense shined in the second half for Red, with a Charlie Bartolone interception and a forced fumble by Michael Lindsay. Jude Correa recovered the fumble, his first of two on the day, and Red tacked on a safety to round out the scoring. Other defensive standouts included Michael Roche, Aaron Clark, Elijah Lafrbure, Logan Itri, and Matthew Clark.
Tewksbury Blue 20, Tewksbury Green 6
Defense was the name of the game early on between these two teams, with great defensive efforts on the Green side from Noah Russo (8 tackles) Daniel Sullivan (5 tackles, a forced fumble and a recovery) Logan Barnes (5 tackles) Jack Lightfoot (5 tackles) and Michael Parisi (4 tackles). For Blue, William Holloway led a stout defensive effort with 10 tackles and two sacks, Joe Barletta added 10 tackles and three sacks, while Ryan Thompson chipped in with six tackles.
Quarterback Cameron Kearney got the Blue offense moving with his first of three rushing touchdowns on the day with a 25-yard scamper behind the tough offensive line work from Ryan Benchater, Jason Lavoie, Alex Dellorusso and Liam Kelly. Blue’s second scoring strike was led by some tough running from Tim Bradley (8 carries for 65 yards), Billy Burris (6 carries for 45 yards) and Kenny Ryder (6 carries for 30 yards). Kearney’s second touchdown on the day came on a sweep play behind the tough blocking of Braydon Aylward and Jake Burns. Brady’s 12-yard reception for a first down highlighted Blue’s final scoring drive.
Green did not give up, however, and got on the scoreboard with a spectacular 62-yard touchdown run from Colby Flahive in the fourth quarter. Green converted several fourth-down conversions on the drive, with powerful running from Jake Chase, Matt Flynn, Noah Russo, Nicky DeSisto, Logan Barnes, Jaden Maxi and Cam Kingston. Green also pulled off a nifty 20-yard pass completion from Flahive to Flynn in first-half action.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride A 34, Lowell 0
The Red Pride A team wasted little time getting back to their winning ways, with Danny Fleming starting the high-scoring effort with a seven-yard touchdown run on a broken play to kick things off. Fleming had three touchdowns on the day and a pair of extra points. Nick Tracy was the next to find the end zone on a big 52-yard rush, his first of two touchdowns on the day, behind the lead blocking Cole Kimtas. The A squad’s defense picked up a touchdown on a Fleming interception return, and with no time left on the second-quarter clock, Fleming topped off his big scoring day with a 36-yard rush behind key blocks from Keith Johnston, Austin Tingtella, and John Cucinotta.
Colin Fraser’s defense on the edge led Red’s shutout effort. Tommy Crawford had a key interception and added a return deep into Lowell territory, while the middle defense of Nick Wilson, Colin Goggins, and Johnston kept the Lowell trenches busy, opening gaps for linebackers Fleming and Kimtas to wreak havoc with the blitz.
Tewksbury Red Pride B 36, Lowell 0
The Red B squad had the turnaround game they needed, winning in impressive style by a 36-0 score. Not only did the B squad win its first game, but got on the scoreboard for the first time as well. Richie Bongiorno took a sweep 20 yards for the touchdown on just the second play from scrimmage to get it done early. On the next drive behind strong runs by Sean Hirtle and Colin Fraser, quarterback Nick DeGloria popped on in end zone for Red.
Red did not let up in the second half, with Bongiorno scored again with a diving effort to the pylon on a 20-yard run. Umari Seney added the two point conversion. DeGloria topped off the Red Scoring on a quarterback keep from 12 yards out. Evan Silva, Cooper Lemieux, and Jack Donavan led the defensive effort in the impressive shutout win. Tyler Leeds, Ryan Fleming, Abe Figueroa, Joe Cary, and Braiden Burris also contributed on the defensive side of the football.