UPDATED: TYF Varsity, JV Squads Split Games With Billerica
Tewksbury Blue Pride A romps past Oyster River.
(Editor's note: The following information was submited by the coaches and administration of Tewskbury Youth Football.)
Division: Northeast Junior High Football
Team: Division 2 Varsity
Score: Billerica 28 Tewksbury 24
Tewksbury Division 2 Varsity started off slow spotted Billerica with a 20-0 lead, then fullback Brett McAllister ran 28 yards for a touchdown to make the score 20-6 at halftime.
In the second half, Bobby Piccolo had a big fumble recovery and Brett McAllister and Matt Fortier had several big hits in the backfield. Tyler Ward, Aaron Whitehouse and Justin Keough all played big parts on defense holding Billerica to 8 points in the second half.
Tewksbury QB Ryan Sughrue and tightend Matt Fortier put on an offensive display and scored 3 touchdowns from 34 yards out, 44 yards out and lastly on a 90 yard touchdown only to fall short in a 28-24 loss. Tewksbury never gave up and only ran out of time.
Division: Northeast Junior High Football
Team: Division 2 Junior Varsity
Score: Tewksbury 38-Billerica 0
Tewksbury Division 2 JV put on an impressive display against Billerica. On the opening kickoff, Michael Teague forced a fumble picked up by Rafael Perez for a touchdown. Rafael Perez caused problems for Billerica all day long to get into the backfield.
Mohammed Yatim scored 3 touchdowns on impressive runs. TJ Taddia and Nich Georgopoulos also scored touchdowns in an impressive 38-0 win over Billerica. Matt McLaughlin and Michael Teague also had outstanding games for the Red Pride.
Team: Tewksbury Red Pride A
Score: Winnacunnet 28 Tewksbury Red Pride A 0
Seacoast Red Pride A team falls to the Winnacunnet Little Warriors 28-0.
The offense saw efforts by linemen David Aznavoorian, Anthony Medeiros and Brandon Rosa, along with running back Trace Trant all who were playing up from the B squad. Defensively notable achievements were provided by defensive lineman Jake Durant and Jackson Deroche. Linebacker Brandon Winn battled through the afternoon to tally 10 tackles and one fumble recovery for the day. Other contributors were Peter Cary, Steven Wilson, Jonny Spinelli, Kyle Obst, Giovani Ciampa and Zach Frontain.
Team: Tewksbury Blue Pride A
Score: Tewksbury Blue Pride A 30 Oyster River Cats 6
The Tewksbury 5/6 Blue Team's played the Oyster River Cats at UNH Stadium in a division matchup. The "A" team was triumphant with a 30 - 6 win over the Cats. This was an all around team effort on both sides of the ball. Leading the scoring attack were Nolan Kavanaugh with two TD runs of 38 and 1 yards. Jesse Lamarca also had two TD runs of 35 and 8 yards. Troy Acconcia contributed to the scoring with two extra point runs and Alec Hirtle with one. This was not possible without the blocking of the entire offensive line. Offensive lineman for the game were Gavin MacDonald, Christopher Lucas, Christian Erbetta, Joe Rosberg and Edwin Ortiz. The defensive play of Trevor Nickerson, Kyle Privetera, Brendan Studley and Chris Monteneri has the offensive of the Cats hand cuffed all day. Chris Monteneri had one pass interception on the day. Maysn Lorick, Shane Darrigo and Aaron Kennen helped keep the team mates pumped up while nursing injuries.
Team: Tewksbury Blue Pride B
Score: Oyster River Cats 12 Tewksbury Blue Pride 8
The "B" team suffered a disappointing loss by a score of 12 - 8. The offense moved the ball up and down the field but could only manage 1 touchdown. Makin MacDonald scored from 5 yards out and Tyler Wilson scored the extra point. Also running the ball well was James Connolly, Jamesie Cash, Daniel Mottolo, and Jake Garland. The offensive line play of Connor Brinklow, Dominic Jolly, Derek Schumaker, Alex Sousa Michael Steen and Alex Sousa opened many large holes throughout the game. The defensive played well and was led by the play Jimmy Strickler, Colby Wilson, Eric Szloch, Adam Hines, Owen Steen, Joseph White and Joshua Gill whom all made many stops for losses. The coaching staff would like to thank and the parents and fans for making the long trip to UHN to root on the kids.
Score: Cheyenne 18 Comanche 6
What a great game to end the regular season today. The teams both came in with something to prove and both played a well-executed game plan. The Comanche defense did an excellent job containing the explosive offense of the Cheyenne and only holding them to 18 points. Andrew Farrell, Ryan Keane, Colin Bozek, Lucus Tryder and Aarron Connelly lead the attack up front with extra support coming from Colin Fullerton, Kevin Carey, Ed Clement, Cullain Johnson, and Michael Rosa. The Comanche defense had numerous backfield attacks resulting in sacks. They played well containing the Cheyenne offense from the big plays with the secondary’s outstanding efforts by Nolan Timmons, Matt Rosemond, Sean Fahey, Billy Chase, Hunter DeLonais and Sean Phaneuf. They played a great game on defense throughout the morning keeping the game within reach. The only score for the Comanche team came from Billy Chase with a run up the middle for a 45 yard scamper to the end zone. The Cheyenne Defense over powered the Comanche offensive line keeping them on their heels a good portion of the day. The entire team played well and is looking for the rematch next week as the playoff season starts to get underway.
Score: Wamesit 12 Mohawk 6
Despite missing some key players, the Mohawk gave the Wamesit all they could handle but the Wamesit ultimately came out on top 12-6. After giving up a score on the opening drive, the Wamesit defense stiffened and shut the Mohawk offense down the rest of the game. Birthday boy Santino Garofalo, Mike Woodford, Robbie Kimtis, Jack Meuse-Sitar, Jason Elias, Jake Forgione and Felix Navarrete worked to control the line of scrimmage. Zach Hines played very well in pass coverage while linebackers Matt Brennan and Aiden Crogan chipped in on run defense.
Kyle Darrigo tied the score with a 7 yd TD run in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the Wamesit took the lead on a Matt Houghton 20 yd sprint off tackle. Nicky Iannacci had a great day running the ball with a 45 yd run getting dragged down just inches shy of the goal line. Iannacci also had a nice 18 yd run on 3rd and long to keep the drive alive for the go ahead score. Paul Manzi contributed some big gains behind the blocking of Gavin Thomasset and Colin Powers. The win brings the Wamesit record to 4-2 and a second place regular season finish. The Wamesit wish all of the teams good luck as they head into the playoffs next week.
The Wamesit also want to give a special shout out to their cheerleaders who have been behind them all season. These girls pulled double duty on Sunday and put on a great show at the annual Cheerleading Expo. Congratulations to Teegan Carter, Lauren Connors, Bianca Garofalo, Paige Harrington, Morgan Lindsey, Gabriella Navarrete, Madison Pierce, Hailey Porier, Shayne O'Neil, Gabriella Ortiz, Mackenzie Reitano, Riann Savoia, Alyssa Souza and Christina Spezzaferro along with coaches Paige Winn, Rose Souza and Dede Somerville.
Score: Cheyenne 18 Commanche 6
Cheyenne 18 over the Commanche 6. Another great defensive game by the Cheyenne.
Score: Mohawks 6 Wamesit 12
Ending the regular season with several key players missing, the Mohawks showed their competitive edge and depth. Aidan Doherty started the game off strong with a nice run, but unfortunately got hurt and was forced to sit. First time starting QB Richie Markwarth and the powerful running back/ receiver Patrick Letourneau stepped up the offense with combinations of well executed running and passing plays. Key blocks by the Mohawk offense, Patrick Flemming, Justin Flynn, Lexi St. Cyr, Marc Bradley, Aidan Leffler, Cameron Loder, and Stephen O’Hearn kept the Wamesit on their toes. A spotlight moment occurred when Daniel Flemming opened the hole for Patrick Letourneau to break through the Wamesit defense and allowed Patrick to carry the ball for 30 yards, scoring the one and only Mohawk touchdown. On defense, Asa Derache, Antonio Capello, Marc Bradley, and William Rossato showered the game with massive hits. Tyler Paulding played one of his best games, making some game saving tackles, chasing down the Wamesit offense.
Nearing the half with only seconds left on the clock and a tied score, the Mohawks worked some magic. The Wamesit offense, Dominick Iannacci had broken through the Mohawk defensive line and was flying toward the end zone. The touchdown was stopped by the quick moves of Richie Markwarth, who dove and pushed the Wamesit player out of bounds, resulting in the Wamesit’s first and goal with one yard to go. The unrelenting Mohawk defensive line, Antonio Capello, Ryan Day, Asa Derache, and Bobby O’Hearn stood tall and tough with four fantastic defensive plays, keeping the Wamesit out of the end zone. The great stop by Antonio Capello in the Wamesit’s backfield energized the defense during the first of the four downs.
Only giving up one other touchdown in the second half, the game was close, but ended up in favor of the Wamesit. Another close game for the mighty Mohawks… Well played.
Division: Junior High
Tewksbury 42, Timberlane 24
Tewksbury improved to a perfect 6-0 behind the blocking of the line Capt Broc Dokos,T.J Contalonis,Capt Billy Bennett,Capt Jon Grundhoff and Alex Regan.QB Brett Morris had a great game along with rb's Stephen Rosa,Nate Tenaglia,Troy Carey and newcomer Sean Tyrie,Steven Hamel ,Stephen Bonugli andAdam Gajjaoui all had great games,Dom Desisto played well filling in on the offensive line.The defence was led by lineman Cris Cabral,James Hannon,J.J Agouli,Billy Bennett,T.J Contalonis.Linebackers Broc Dokos and Adam Gajjaoui and also great on defence were Brian Nazaire,Scott Patterson,Troy Carey,Brett Morris,Steven Hamel,Stephen Bonugli,Stephen Rosa,Jon Grundhoff,Sean Tyrie,Alex Regan,Tyler Harrington and Nate Tenaglia