TYF Tackle Roundup: Tewksbury Blue Wins Round Robin Rumble
Nov 07, 2015 11:35AM
By Bill Gilman
Tewksbury Blue won the Round Robin Rumble!
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade
Tewksbury Blue wins championship
Tewksbury Youth Football held the Round Robin Rumble last weekend for all six teams in the division, and Tewksbury Blue was able to hold off the field and capture the championship. In a long day chock full of football, Blue scored 42 points on the day, won 4 games, lost 0 and tied 1 to capture the crown. Joey Barletta caught a pair of touchdowns from QB Cam Kearney in the win, while Timmy Bradley (2 TDs), Kenny Ryder (1 TD, 2-point conversion), and Billy Burris (2-point conversion) helped pace the Blue offense on the day. It was an all-around team effort on the day for Blue, with contributions coming from Braydon Aylward, Ryan Bencharter, Tyler Bourgea, Jake Burns, Vincent Ciancio, Alex Dellorusso, William Holloway, Hunter Holloway, Nick Kearney, Liam Kelly, Jason Lavoie, Derek Nazzaro, Zachary Pagliccia, Alessandro Paone, Cameron Thompson, and Ryan Thompson.
5th & 6th Grade
Tewksbury Red Pride A 34, Timberlane A 6
Tewksbury Red Pride took to the turf field of the high school for a playoff game against Timberlane, and won in resounding fashion to move on to the NJHFL Championship next weekend. Red starting things early after just five plays, with Nick Tracy putting his squad on the scoreboard with an 18-yard touchdown run. Tracy would finish off Red’s next drive with a one-yard touchdown run following a long Danny Fleming completion to Michael Sullivan. Red stuck with the air attack, with Fleming hitting Aidan Trulli for another scoring strike, this time a 20-yard TD pass. Fleming added two touchdown runs as well in the stellar offensive effort.
The Red defense limited Timberlane to just one score, with Tommy Crawford leading the charge with constant presence in the Timberlane backfield. Other defensive standouts were Cole Kimtas, Aidan Hartman, and Nick Wilson. Sullivan locked down the Red Pride secondary with several pass break-ups.
Timberlane B 26, Tewksbury Red Pride B 6
Although the young Tewksbury B squad fell to Timberlane’s B team, they will advance with the A team to the NJHFL Championship next weekend. After keeping it close in the first half, Timberlane was able to pull away down the stretch. \Tewksbury came out strong with a sustained drive that was capped by a picture-perfect pass from Nick DeGloria to Richie Bongiono, who outraced the defense for a 45-yard touchdown down the sideline. Other offensive stars on the day were Colin Fraser, Um’ari Seney, and Sean Hirtle.
Defensive standout contributions were delivered by Hirtle, Ryan Mottolo, Evan Silva, Brady McHugh, and Maximus Mattuchio.
7th & 8th Grade
Bedford 28, Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity 24
The Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity team ended its season with an exciting game, almost knocking off the first place Bedford Bulldogs. It was a slow start for the defense as Bedford jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead, but Shayne Aylward returned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards and Tyler Keough punched in the conversion to close the gap to 14-8. After another Bedford score, Evan Mantel hooked up with Aylward on a 45-yard touchdown pass with Aylward adding the conversion to make the score 22-16. After another Bedford score, Tewksbury answered with some strong runs by Anthony Iannacci, setting up an Aylward 2-yard plunge to pay dirt (Mantel to Aylward for the conversion) making it 28-24 at the half. Both defenses buckled down in the second half, and it was a battle of field position with neither team scoring.
Although they were outsized, the offensive line of Ryan Day, Antonio Capelo, Mike Kelleher, Robbie Kimtis, Mike Woodford and Anthony DeSisto did a fine job of opening holes to keep the offense moving. Defensively, Owen Gilligan and Kyle Scrooc made some key tackles to turn the ball over on downs. Linebacker Patrick Fleming, along with Sean Phaneuf and Nicky Iannacci in the secondary, made some nice run stopping tackles.
Bedford 22, Tewksbury Red Pride JV 6
In the second game, the Red JV team battled hard in the loss. After quarterback Cam Paolillo left with an injury, the offense got creative with running backs Danny Lightfoot, Nick Bobadilla, and Derek Munroe taking direct snaps from center to improvise an offense. The lone score came on a Munroe 2-yard run behind the blocking of Owen Hernandez, Cam Lamoureux, Aidan Leffler, and Gavin Thomasset. Defensively, Garrett Kingston and Gaige Dobson had very productive days, and got plenty of help from Colin Bozek, Joe Delucia, Max Howard, Cullain Johnson, Patrick Marcley, and Jesus Padilla.