Tewksbury Youth Football
Youth Division Recaps (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade)
Tewksbury Youth Division Red 6 - Winnacunnet Blue 37
Tewksbury Red came out fighting but Winnacunnet was too strong. Offensive standouts were Trevor Trodden who scored Tewksbury’s only TD. Hunter Johnson had good runs for positive yards behind the blocking of Evan Silva, David Forgione, Cooper Lemiuex, and Sebastian Stoner. Defensive standouts were Jonah Bennett, Sean Hirtle, Richard Borgiorno, and Justin Darrigo with multiple tackles. Damian Ortiz had a great TD saving tackle. Ryan Mottolo, Charlie Bartolone, Jacob Mellon and John Cucinotta played well too on defense.
Tewksbury Youth Divison Blue 37 – Sanborn 6
The Tewksbury Youth Football Junior Blue Team took the field against Sanborn, NH hoping to build upon the momentum from last week’s opening win. Tewksbury QB Dan Fleming started the scoring with a 52 yard run from scrimmage for the game’s first TD. The Tewksbury defense was solid with Aaron Connelly and Brady McHugh combining for 7 tackles for a losses on the day. Wingback Nick Tracy was on the receiving end of a Dan Fleming pass for a 55 yard TD to end the first period. The Blue defense came up big with Cam Kearney recovering a fumble which would prove costly to Sanborn. On the next offensive drive, Nick DeGloria had crafty 45 yard TD run and on the next offensive possession Dan Fleming added a 29 yard run for a TD to close out the first half. The Blue defense started the second half with Evan Manuel recovering a fumble which was forced by Noah Lehouillier. Dan Fleming made it count with a TD run of 31 yards. The Blue defense had consecutive tackles for loss by DE Sean Lane and DT McHugh. The next offensive possession had QB DeGloria passing to Dan Fleming for a 85 yard TD. The defense was again staunch in tackles for losses by Tracy and Connelly. The offensive afternoon was closed out by a 12 yard TD run by DeGloria. This was a complete team victory with all players contributing. A special mention goes to Ryan Fleming for some tough runs totaling 77 yards and Kenny Ryder 26 yards to control the clock in the second half.
Junior Division “Varsity” (5th & 6th Grade)
Tewksbury Blue Pride Junior Division Varsity 26 Sanborn Varsity 0
The Tewksbury Blue Pride Varsity squad turned in a solid performance in every facet of the game and evened its record at 1-1 with a convincing 26-0 victory over the visiting Sanborn Indians. The Blue Pride took command early. After forcing a three and out, Nolan Timmons had a big punt return deep into Sanborn territory where the offense took over. From there, the bruising rushing of Anthony Iannacci moved the ball steadily to the shadow of the goal line where Evan Mantel was able to punch it in for the score. The defense stepped up again with a Mike Woodford fumble recovery. Nicky Iannacci proceeded to scamper 28 yards for a TD but it was called back on a penalty behind the play. But redemption was in the air as a few plays later Timmons hit Pat Letourneau for a 25 yd TD pass. Timmons would later add two rushing TDs from 1 and 5 yds out as the Blue Pride rushing attack asserted its will on Sanborn behind the solid blocking of Kyle Scrooc, Anthony DeSisto, Lexcia St. Cyr, Asa Deroche and Billy Chase. Tyler Keough chipped in with two PAT conversions and a fumble recovery. The Blue Pride defense was stout all day long as multiple units worked together to combine for the shutout. Matt Houghton played a particularly strong game from the linebacker position, but this was a total team effort. Key contributors on defense included Jack O'Neill, Anthony Diminico, Brodie Tirrell, Patrick Fleming, Jared Doyle, Garrett Kingston, Ryan Keane and Jared Bova. Injured player Jake Kaiser worked the sidelines doing whatever he could to keep the team pumped up. The Blue Pride was able to build upon the momentum gained in the second half of its opening day defeat and the defense has now gone six consecutive quarters without allowing a score. The rising confidence of the team is palpable and has the coaching staff excited about things to come. The team will look to keep the ball rolling on Saturday morning when they host the Timberlane Tornadoes.
Tewksbury Red Pride Junior Division Varsity 26 Manchester Bears Varsity 0
The Tewksbury 5th/6th Grade Red Pride traveled to Manchester, NH and had another decisive win for the Varsity Team 26-0. The veteran Varsity team wasted little time scoring after abruptly stopping the Manchester opening drive. In just 4 quick snaps Shane Aylward (2 TD) found the end zone from 3 yards out after runs by Aiden Doherty (1 TD) and a reception from Richie Markwarth (1 TD) on a Tommy Bradley (11-16 for 110 yards, 2 TD) pass, PAT failed. The Red found success in the air and with the solid protection of an ever improving offensive line anchored by center Ryan Day, Bradley tossed two more touch down strikes to add to his season total. The first to Doherty for 16 yards, PAT tallied on an Alyward run and another TD to Markwarth who had a catch and run for 25 yards, PAT failed all in the first half. The last score of the afternoon came in the third quarter on a 5 yard Aylward run which was set up by several other long gains by the star running back. Providing solid down field blocking for these offenses efforts were receivers Paul Manzi and Ryan Briley. The Defense pitched there first shutout of the season through a tremendous team effort. Key contributors were Santino Garofalo who found his way to the Bear backfield numerous times disrupting any advancement along with the sure tackling of Shane Aylward, Owen Gilligan and Robert Kimtis. Other defensive standouts proving to be a force from the defensive line position were Mike Rosa, Jack Menard and Gaige Dobson.
Junior Division “Junior Varsity”
Tewksbury Red Pride Junior Division Junior Varsity 0 Manchester Bears 20
The Red Pride Junior Varsity squad difficulties remain as they are held scoreless on the season. The revamped offensive line of Colin Fullerton, Aiden Leffler, Lucas Tryder, Ben Stevendsen and Nick Smith did drive the team very deep into the red zone, inside the 5 on two occasions but came up empty on each try. Like their Varsity counterparts the Junior Varsity team found success in the air as well with quarterback Mark Bradley finding targets Sean Fahey and Kyle Darrigo on several big gains. This was complimented by the hard hitting running style of Will McKay. Defensive was led by linebacker Sean Fahey with supporting help by Kyle McHugh. The defensive front of Cameron Cimmino, Dylan Dufresne and Kyle Breen also give strong efforts to halt the Manchester running game. Other Red Pride B squad supporters were Justin Flynn, Joe Delucia and Colin Bozek.
Tewksbury Blue Pride Junior Division Junior Varsity 7 Sanborn 6
The Blue Pride Junior Varsity team hosted the Sanborn Indians on Saturday and went right to work scoring on the opening drive. On the third play Hunter DeLonais broke free from two defenders to make it to the end zone. Unfortunately a penalty took the points off the board. It took them five more plays before DeLonais would see his first touchdown of the season made possible from the excellent line blocking of Garrett Kingston, Owen Hernandez, Matt Brennan, Ryan Keane and Rory Power. Quarterback Sean Phaneuf had an excellent game on both sides of the ball. He saved offensive drives and scored the extra point on the touchdown. Mike Kelly had impressive runs along with Sean Kaiser, Conner Charron, Richie Lavargna, and Jared Doyle. Defensively the Blue provided some punishing hits to control the ball all day and came up with key stops to take the win. Drew Timmons, Danny Lightfoot and Jared Bova all played exceptional on the day. Upfront the line had some excellent plays from Sean Oliveira, Tyler Raschella, Jake Forgione, and Mike Duggan. Next week Tewksbury Blue will hose the Timberlane Tornadoes at 9:00 AM at Livingston Field.
Varsity Division (7th & 8th Grade)
Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity Division Junior Varsity 30 - Timberlane Tornados 0
The Tewksbury Red Pride came to play Saturday night traveling to Plaistow, NH to take on the Timberlane Tornados. The Red Pride wasted no time getting on the score board as Kyle Zervas took the second play from scrimmage 70 yards to the end zone to immediately take teh life out of a fired up Timberlane squad. Quarterback, Jay Connolly added the two point conversion by scampering into the end zone after being unable to find an open receiver to put Tewksbury up 8-0. Timberlane went 4 and out behind some great linebacker play of Connolly, Jared Gillis, Derek Schumaker and Danny Mottolo. Unable to get anything going on the ground on their next possession, the Red Pride took to the air and Connolly hit a wide open Derek Graffeo on a corner route and he took it 32 yards before being brought down 1 foot shy of the end zone. Going offsides on the next play and setting the Red Pride back 5 yards, Kyle Zervas took the following play to the end zone on a five yard sweep. The Red pride converted on the two point conversion via a pass from Connoly to Graffeo to make the score 16-0. The first half also saw some great defensive play including the standout play of defensive end Connor Nuggent who caused a fumble which was recovered by Danny Mottolo as well as racking up a huge sack. Also playing well on defense was Sam Fortier (sack), Matt Georgopolous, Brandan Pote, Brandon Rosa, Zach Weitz, Matthew Allen, and David Aznavorian. Half way through the third quarter, Jared Gillis took the ball to the house on a 43 yard run running off tackle behind the great offensive line blocking of Zach Weitz, Justin Paglia, Josh Gill, Vincent Hulme, and Nick Oliveira. Quarterback CJ Zemetres hit Matt Georgopolous on a Tight End delay pass to add the two point conversion to the first half total for the Red Pride make the score 24-0. Tewksbury got some great defensive play in the second half in the second half. Making big plays on defense were Francis Pino, Nick Raschella, Alex Sousa, Cole Wescott and Josh Sughrue. Kyle Zervas also had a crucial interception in the 3rd quarter to solidify a strong defensive effort. In the fourth quarter, the Red Pride were able to put together another solid offensive drive down field behind a great run by Francis Pino. Connolly converted on a 3rd and 13 pass to Josh Sughrue who gained 29 yards. Connolly also showed off his running skills converting on 3rd and long to make a crucial first down deep in Tornado territory. Connolly eventually scored on a quarterback sweep to cap off a great offensive day for Tewksbury and making the score 30-0. With time winding down, the Tornados dug deep and put together a solid drive to threaten the Tewksbury shut out. Their hopes came crashing down when Jared Gillis picked off a Timberlane pass as time expired to clinch the win for the Red Pride.