TYF Tackle Roundup: Blue JV Rips Derry, 20-6
Oct 10, 2015 08:30PM
● By Bill Gilman
Michael Lindsey helped Tewksbury Red beat Winnacunnet.
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 22, Winnacunnet 6
Tewksbury Red had a rocky start against Winnacunnet with a bad snap turned fumble, but Jude Correa made up for that quickly on Red’s first defensive play, blasting through the line and stripping the ball away from Winnacunnet. Hayden Ford (16 carries for 162 yards, 1 TD) took advantage of the turnover and broke free for a 67-yard touchdown to put Red up early. Damian Ortiz (8 carries for 22 yards, 2 extra points) added the two-point conversion and Red was off to the races.
While Red’s next score did not come until the fourth quarter, Tewksbury owned the ball offensively throughout the third behind great blocking from Aaron Clark, AJ Loder, Matthew Clark, Charlie Bartolone, Ben Piccolo, Michael Lindsey, and Dave Forgione. Hunter Johnson (7 carries for 48 yards) added a pair of late touchdowns, including a nifty bootleg for a 21-yard score. Ethan Martin pitched in with a fine defensive effort, while Lindsey starred with 2 sacks and 6 tackles.
Tewksbury Green 0, Timberlane 0
It was a defensive slugfest in the showdown between Tewksbury Green and Timberlane in week 4, as the two locked horns in a hard-fought 0-0 tie at Livingston Park. Green knocked on the door all game, and got inside Timberlane’s 19-yard line on strong running from Matty Flynn, Nicky DeSisto, Jake Chase, and Colby Flahive. Equally impressive was the strong offensive line play from Zach Russo, Michael Parisi, Anthony Monterio, Paxton Green, and Daniel Sullivan, who worked to draw Timberlane offsides on several occasions.
Green made things exciting on the final drive after forcing a turnover on downs, and behind a strong run by Chase were able to get the ball inside the 15 with just three seconds left. After a timeout, Green punched the ball inside the 10, but could not get to pay dirt. Michael Parisi led the defensive shutout with six tackles, while Noah Russo (4 tackles, 1 for loss), Daniel Sullivan (3 tackles), Angelo DeSisto (2 tackles, 1 for loss), and Cam Kingston (2 tackles) pitched in with fine efforts. Green will square off against Blue this weekend.
Sanborn 26, Tewksbury Blue 0
Tewksbury Blue ran into a very tough Sanborn squad at home in week 4 action. Blue caught the injury bug in the first half and feel behind 14-0. Blue fought hard in the second half behind the inspired efforts of Nick Kearney, Alessandro Paone , Jack Burns and Zachary Pagliccia. All four will represent blue as Captains in week 5.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride A 22, Manchester A 14
Danny Fleming once again set the tone for the traveling Red Pride, leading in both tackles and scoring. It took Red a while to get the offense going, but after trailing 8-0 to start the third quarter, Nick Tracy carried the ball three times for 50 yards to set up the first of Fleming’s two touchdowns on the day. Keith Johnson provided stellar blocking for Fleming’s second score, a 42-yard touchdown run. Manchester battled back to even the score at 14 heading into the final quarter. Behind the pounding running of Cole Kimtas, Red drove the length of the field with Tracy slashing into the end zone for the go ahead score. Fleming added another conversion to end the scoring for the day.
The defense bent but never broke against the misdirection attack by Manchester. Arron Connelly returned to the lineup and had a solid day at defensive end. Also contributing on the defense was Nick Wilson, Mike Sullivan, and Colin Fraser. To end the Bears last bid for the end zone Fleming snared the Manchester pass allowing the Red to run out the clock and secure the win.
Manchester B 14, Tewksbury Red Pride B 6
The Red Pride B followed the A team’s pace out of the games, but after a scoreless first half the trio of Colin Fraser, Justin Darrigo, and Sean Hirtle started moving the ball in the right direction. But it was quarterback Nick DeGloria who reached pay dirt, racing around the left edge for a seven-yard touchdown. Richie Bongiorno and Fraser had solid runs throughout the day, but Red Pride failed to score again.
Evan Silva and Max Mattuchio played outstanding on defense with several tackles resulting in minimal Manchester gains. Jack Kelly, James DeMato, and Tyler Leeds showed great improvement, while were Abe Figueroa and Joe Cary contributed solid efforts.
Derry 40, Tewksbury Blue Varsity 12
Tewksbury Blue fell to a strong and fast Derry Varsity squad, who was able to get up early in the contest. Kyle Darrigo provided the highlight of the day with an impressive 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The turned momentum Blue’s way, as strong defensive play from Ryan Briley, Kenny Wilson, Asa Deroche, Ryan Day, Matthew Brennan, and Patrick Rosemond held Derry scoreless through the remainder. Quarterback Nolen Timmons was able to engineer a scoring drive late in the game with key blocks from Patrick Fleming and Pat Latourneau, hooking up with receiver Richie Markwarth for a 30-yard touchdown pass.
Tewksbury Blue JV 20, Derry JV 6
The Tewksbury JV Blue squad journeyed up to Derry, N.H. and earned a convincing win behind the solid running of Will McKay, Kyle Darrigo, and Cam Cimmino. The JV squad maintained control of the ball for much of the game behind the blocking of Bryan Doherty, Zach Wilson, Colin Fullerton, Ben Svendson, and running back Andrew Timmons. Quarterback Mark Bradley’s pocket presence and ability to stay calm under pressure allowed Tewksbury to convert a few key third down pass plays to their drives alive. Kicker Paidric Green executed a perfectly-timed onside kick that Tewksbury recovered and turned into a score.
The Blue JV defense shined all day, with strong performances on the defensive line by Alex Newcomb, Kyle McHugh, Lexica St .Cyr, Gage Dobson. It was an all-around excellent defensive effort from the Blue JV squad.