TYF Tackle Division: Hunter Johnson Leads Red Pride To Rout Of Timberlane
Oct 14, 2015 11:11AM
By Bill Gilman
Hunter Johnson scored three touchdowns in the Red Pride's win over Timberlane.
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by Tewksbury Youth Football.)
Tewksbury tackle division
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 44, Timberlane 14
Tewksbury Red came out on fire against Timberlane, scoring on their first four drives in an impressive victory at Ballou-Del Rossi Field. Hunter Johnson capped off the first-half scoring barrage with a 53-yard touchdown run, his first of three scores on the day while earning player of the game honors with 158 yards rushing on 5 carries to go along with 10 tackles on defense. Ajani Seney (8 carries for 42 yards, 1 TD) and Hayden Ford (8 carries for 64 yards, 2 TDs) popped in the other touchdowns for the Red offense in the first half. Damian Ortiz (5 carries for 42 yards) recorded four extra-point conversions on the day.
Johnson added to his big game with an 80-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter, then followed up with a strip fumble that he returned 55 yards for the defensive score. On the defensive side, Aaron Clark, Michael Roche, Elijah Lefebvre, Hunter Gervais, and William O'Neil stood out for the Red squad.
Tewksbury Blue 12, Tewksbury Green 0
Tewksbury Blue brought tough running and stout defense to the table in a hard-fought affair with Tewkbury Green. Timmy Bradley (50 yards rushing) had a great day running the football, scoring both of Blue’s touchdowns behind the tough blocking of Nick Kearney, Cam Thompson, Ryan Thompson, and Braydon Aylward. Center Ryan Benchater had an outstanding day blocking, but was also perfect on the day delivering the ball to the quarterback. William Holloway (6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery) and Joey Barletta (4 tackles) shined on defense, while Jason Lavoie shut down the outside along with Liam Kelly closing up the middle. Cam Kearney, Billy Burris, and Kenny Ryder providing hard running for Blue throughout the game.
Green gave up the early touchdown, but tightened up on defense behind the inspired play of Michael Parisi (7 tackles, 2 for loss), and would not allow another score until the second half. Logan Barnes (5 tackles), Noah Russo (4 tackles), Anthony DeSisto (3 tackles). Angelo DeSisto (3 tackles), Matt Tremonte (3 tackles), Paxton Green (3 tackles), and Anthony Monteiro (2 tackles) put forth solid defensive efforts for Green. On the offensive side, Matty Flynn, Jack Chase, Colby Flahive, and Daniel Sullivan all contributed positive running plays throughout the game.
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 42, Lowell 0
The Red Pride A offense marched down field on its opening drive with two nice runs by Austin Tingtella, leading to a Cole Kimtas 3-yard touchdown run, to kick things off in a convincing victory for Tewksbury. Nick Tracy added the extra points for Red. Danny Fleming would provide the next two touchdowns, the first a 30-yard run while the second rushing score capped off a long fourth-down conversion pass from Fleming to Mike Sullivan. John Cuciotta and Kimtas added conversions for Red.
With the score 32-0 in the third quarter, a host of younger Red Pride players took to the field with continued good fortune with solid runs by Um’ari Seney and Aidan Trulli. The tough Tewksbury defense notched a safety, while Fleming took the ensuing free kick to the house behind a horde of Red blockers. Seney added the two point conversion and closed the scoring on the day with a final of 42-0. The defense was once again stout in this scoreless effort, with interceptions from Tingtella and Trulli. Nick DeGloria, Colin Fraser, Ryan Mottolo, and Nick Wilson also put in fine defensive efforts.
Tewksbury Red Pride B 26, Lowell 0
After a scoreless first quarter, Tewksbury got on the board with a Colin Fraser six-yard touchdown run behind the punishing blocking of Felix Navarrete and Max Mattuchio. On the last play of the half, Richie Bongiorno electrified the crowd, hauling in a Nick DeGloria pass on the sideline and out-racing all Lowell defenders for the 40-yard score. DeGloria added the two point conversion, making the score 14-0 heading into half time. Um’ari Seney returned the second half kick 50 yards deep into the Lowell territory, as DeGloria took the ball 35 yards for the quick third-quarter touchdown. Fraser broke free one more time for a 50-yard blast that rounded out the scoring for the day. Joe Cary and Evan Silva led the excellent offensive line play for Red Pride.
Bongiorno led the shutout effort with several tackles for loss, while Matt Duggan, Brady McHugh, and Ryan Fleming also had solid contributions. Other defensive standouts were Jack Donovan, Jonah Bennett, and James DeMato.
7th & 8th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity 28, Lowell 22 (OT)
Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity got back on the winning track with an exciting 28-22 overtime victory over Lowell. Tewksbury started the scoring off with a well-executed halfback option, as Shayne Aylward hit Tyler Keough for a 25-yard touchdown. Evan Mantel followed it up with a conversion reception to Owen Gilligan for a 8-0 lead. Red Pride marched downfield again behind some nice runs by Anthony Iannacci, but Tewksbury came up short and Lowell answered with a long touchdown strike to even the score.
Despite an Anthony DeSisto fumble recovery, Lowell swung the momentum with another long touchdown to take a 16- 8 lead. But Tewksbury regrouped and struck twice on a pair Keough touchdown runs (1 and 13 respectively). Lowell answered with a late touchdown drive but the defense stopped the conversion attempt to force OT. In the extra period, it was Keough again from one yard out. A Nicky Iannacci interception on defense sealed the victory for Red Pride. Sean Phaneuf, Patrick Fleming, Ryan Day and Robbie Kimtis had stout defensive efforts, while Aidan Leffler, Mike Kelleher, Owen Gilligan, and Antonio Capelo played very well on the offensive line.
Lowell JV 22, Tewksbury Red Prive JV 8
Amid a solid effort that came up short, Red Pride quarterback Rory Power did a fine job, hitting Colin Bozek and Derek Munroe for some nice gains. Nick Bobadilla had some nifty runs, including a 30-yard touchdown run. Leading the Red Pride on defense were Gaige Dobson, Danny Lightfoot, Cam Lamoureux, Cam Paolillo, Patrick Marcley, Joe Delucia, Owen Hernandez, Max Howard, Cullain Johnson and Gavin Thomasset.