TYF Tackle Roundup: Tewksbury Blue JV Comes Up Huge Against Bedford
Oct 21, 2015 07:51AM
● By Bill Gilman
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Red 26, Tewksbury Blue 0
Ajani Seney got things going early for Tewksbury Red with a 75-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage, his first of four touchdowns on the day, including an interception return for six points. Seney ended the day with 7 carries for 144 yards. Hayden Ford (13 carries for 66 yards, two extra points) and Hunter Johnson (7 carries for 62 yards) pitched in on the offensive side for Red, while Jude Correa, Benjamin Piccolo, Dave Forgione, Michael Lindsey, and Damian Ortiz shined defensively.
On the Blue side of the football, Tyler Bourgea, Jake Burns, Vinny Ciancio, Alex Delorusso, Hunter Holloway, Liam Kelly, Zachary Pagliccia and Alessandro Paone continue to show improvement for the Blue Pride squad.
Sanborn 22, Tewksbury Green 6
Tewksbury Green put forth a spectacular effort and held a 6-0 lead after two quarters, but an experienced Sanborn team was able to strike for two long third-quarter touchdowns to pull away late. Colby Flahive paced the Green offense early, with runs of 18 and 33 on the opening drive, which got all the way to Sanborn’s 2-yard line. But a Sanborn goal line stand stymied the drive, which also saw great runs from Jake Chase, Logan Barnes, and Matty Flynn. After a terrific defensive stand that resulted in a turnover-on-downs, Flahive notched the lone Green score on the day with an 80-yard touchdown run.
Shayne Spurr came in off the bench for Green and contributed on both the offensive line and defensive linebacker spots, while Daniel Sullivan, Cam Kingston, Connor Farnum, Aidan Cram, Jaden Maxi and Jack Lightfoot paced the Green defense.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride A 24, Timberlane 8
Red Pride A team’s offensive line was the story in this one, with the battery of Keith Johnston, Jonah Bennett, Tommy Crawford, Aaron Connelly, Colin Goggins, and Nick Wilson leading the way in the Red victory. Red opened the scoring after a scoreless first quarter with a Mike Sullivan touchdown reception from quarterback Danny Fleming, set up by runs from the QB and Cole Kitmas. Fleming broke loose on Red’s next drive for a 40-yard TD run after powerful runs from Nick Tracy and Austin Tingtella.
After letting up an opening drive score, the Red defense shut the door on Timberlane, powered by the defensive line play of Crawford, Connelly and Goggins. Linebackers Aidan Trulli, Aidan Hartman and Cole Kimtas were in on many tackles.
Timberlane 20, Tewksbury Red Pride B 6
The Red Pride B team fell behind quickly and trailed 20-0 at the half, but rallied back to start the third quarter. Colin Fraser found a crack in the Timberlane defense and scampered for the 50-yard touchdown. Abe Figueroa, Shamus Covel, and Felix Navarette provided strong offensive line play. Quarterback Nick DeGloria completed some long receptions late in the game to Um’ari Seney and Richie Bongiorno, but came up just short on some late-game heroics.
The defense shined in the second half, shutting out Timberlane. The suffocating defensive line play of Cooper Lemieux, Jason Svendsen and Max Mattuchio highlighted Red’s defensive effort, while Sean Hirtle, Jack Donovan, Tyler Leeds and Ryan Mottolo collected tackle after tackle.
7th & 8th Grade
Manchester JV 16, Tewksbury Red Prive JV 6
Tewksbury was unable to overcome an early 16-0 deficit to Manchester. Tewksbury's lone score came on a beautiful 77-yard touchdown run by Nick Bobadilla. Rory Power found Colin Bozek on the conversion attempt, but he was stopped just short of the goal line. Tewksbury was able to move the ball behind some nice runs by Derek Munroe and Danny Lightfoot behind the blocking of Joe Delucia, Owen Hernandez, Cam Lamoureux, and Patrick Marcley.
Cam Paolillo came up with two interceptions on defense. Gaige Dobson put on a tackling showcase, while Gavin Thomassett, Garrett Kingston and Max Howard clogged things up in the middle.
Manchester Varsity 40, Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity 30
Tewksbury Red Varsity battled with Manchester in a back-and-forth affair, scoring first on a Shayne Aylward one-yard touchdown run to top off his impressive 60-yard scamper down to the one-yard line. Manchester answered with a pair of touchdowns, but Aylward was there again for Red, responding with a 40-yard touchdown run. Aylward would add two more TDs in the first half. Quarterback Evan Mantel threw a pair of two-point conversions, to Owen Gilligan and Sean Phaneuf, to give Tewksbury a 30-26 halftime lead. Manchester put together a pair of second half scoring drives, and Tewksbury could not respond, ultimately falling 40-30.
Red had excellent blocking up front by Antonio Capelo, Ryan Day, Anthony DeSisto, Mike Kelleher, Robbie Kimtis, Aidan Leffler, and Mike Woodford. On the defensive side, Anthony Diminico, Patrick Fleming, Anthony Iannacci and Nicky Iannacci recorded numerous tackles for Red.
Tewksbury Blue JV 26, Bedford 0
The Blue JV squad saw three different players score touchdowns in another convincing victory. Cam Cimmino started the scoring early in the first quarter behind the strong line work of Stevie Arsenault and Bryan Doherty. On the next drive, Blue struck again on a beautiful pass from quarterback Mark Bradley to wideout Michael Kelly. Lexcia St. Cyr rounded out the scoring with a one-yard plunge early in the second half.
The defense put forth a stout effort in the shutout victory, with strong play from Sean Kaiser, Will McKay, and Richie Lavargna. Kyle McHugh, Alex Newcomb, and St. Cyr provided stifling play on the defensive line.
Bedford 26, Tewksbury Blue Varsity 6
Tewksbury Blue Varsity took to the air against a big Bedford squad, with quarterback Nolan Timmons connecting on multiple occasions with receiver Richie Markwarth and tight end Matthew Rosemond. Following a quick Bedford score to open the game, Timmons and Co. responded with a touchdown pass to Rosemond for the Tewksbury touchdown. A nifty Timmons to Markwarth bootleg pass earned Blue the two-point conversion. Stout defensive play from Asa Deroche, Jake Kaiser, Santino Garafalo, and Kenny Wilson kept Blue in the game, down only one score after the first half.
The second half saw much of the same, with Timmons using his running backs to keep the chains moving. Kaiser, Kyle Darrigo, and Connor Sharron had big catches in the second half, but could not find the end zone. Blue varsity looks to bring their high-powered passing game to the field Sunday against Lowell.