Tewksbury Youth Football
Week Three Results
New Tewksbury Cheer Performance Team Performs!
new TYF Cheer Performance Team comprised of 21 5 & 6 year olds, debuted
their talents during half-time of the youth game on Saturday when Tewksbury
Blue hosted Timberlane. The girls started with a "hello" cheer where
they each shouted out their names and ended their routine with a dance to
"Cruisin' for a Bruisin'", a song from the summer hit movie
"Teen Beach Movie". This team practices Tuesdays and Wednesdays
and will perform at many TYF home games this season. This hard working,
adorable team will also perform at the annual TYF Cheer Exhibition on Sunday,
October 20th at 6pm at TMHS.
Youth Division Recaps (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade)
Tewksbury Youth Division Red 26 – Sanborn 13
Tewksbury Red came to play football today with a win over Sanborn. Offensive standouts were Justin Darrigo with a 20 yard TD run and an extra point. Sean Hirtle had a 45 yard run down the side line for a TD with Trevor Trodden adding the extra point. Rich Bongiorno scored two TD’s. One for 10 yards and the second a 50 yard run up the middle breaking multiple tackles. All this was made possible by the blocking of Jacob Mellon, Cooper Lemieux, Sebastian Stoner (Seabass), Evan Silva, Jonah Bennett, Hunter Johnson and David Forgiono. Hunter Johnson also had multiple runs to help the offense. Defensive standouts were Cooper Lemieux and Rich Bongiorno with too many tackles to count. Sean Hirtle ran down the field and stopped from behind a Sanborn runner to save a TD. Justin Darrigo and Trevor Trodden protected the outside with Jonah Bennett, Evan Silva, and John Cucinotta muddling up Sanborns backfield. Charlie Bartolone, Jack Scalli, Michael Lindsey, and Aaron Clark also hit hard on defense holding Sanborn at the goal line. Thanks to all the cheerleaders who cheered us on for our first win of the season.
Tewksbury Youth Division Blue 12 – Chelsea 12
The Tewksbury blue took the field to defend their undefeated season Saturday against a very physical Chelsea team. Chelsea struck first scoring behind some hard running that resulted in the first six points of the game. Tewksbury’s defense tightens up when Aaron Connelly, Max Mattuchio, Noah Lehouillier and Brady McHugh pulled together and stopped the extra point attempt. Chelsea next possession was stopped at the 10 yard line after a hard hit by Noah Lehouiller and Evan Manuel that caused a fumble which was recovered by Dan Fleming. Tewksbury Offense got behind Nick Tracy, Sean Lane, Ryan Fleming, and Cole Kimtis once again working hard in the back field running and opening holes for each other. Tewksbury was moving the ball in the second quarter behind some impressive blocking by Nick Digglorioa, Evan Manuel, Alex Dellorusso and Cameron Kearney who were able to spring Dan Fleming Lose who scampered for a 35 yard TD Run. The game was tied 6-6 at the half. The rest of the afternoon the Tewksbury offense was unable to find the end zone. Tewksbury offense couldn’t find the end zone but Aaron Conley found it In the third quarter after stripping the ball from a Chelsea Running back and went rumbling down the sideline 58 yards for Tewksbury’s second score of the afternoon. Chelsea broke through late in the fourth quarter tying up the game 12-12. That is where the score stayed due some excellent defense play by Sean Lane, Max Mattuchio, and Nick Tracy. Jared Woodman, Ryan Benchater and Nathan Cyr contributed with some well-placed tackles that resulted in the game ending in a 12-12 tie despite Tewksbury late game heroics moving the ball up the field only to run out of time. Tewksbury next game will be this Saturday 12pm against Timberlane at Livingston St. Field.
Junior Division “Varsity” (5th & 6th Grade)
Tewksbury Blue Pride Junior Division Varsity 18 Timberlane Varsity 6
The Tewksbury Blue Pride Varsity squad kept the good times rolling with a convincing 18-6 victory over Timberlane. Once again, the defense set the tone early stopping Timberlane on 4th down on their opening possession to force a turnover on downs. From there the offense began a methodical march to the end zone culminating in a 13 yard TD dash by Tyler Keough. On the next possession Keough recovered a fumble which sent the offense on another long time-consuming drive. This time it was Anthony Iannacci powering his way up the middle for an 8 yd score. A breakdown in the defensive secondary enabled Timberlane to cut the lead to 12-6 with a long TD reception but Evan Mantel came up with a big interception in the closing minutes of the half. The Blue Pride was able to capitalize as Nolan Timmons hit Billy Chase with a 20 yard laser in the end zone to put Tewksbury up by 2 scores again. The 18-6 halftime score would also be the final score after a scoreless second half. The key to this game was the way the Blue Pride offense was able to control the time of possession, running an unbelievable 31 offensive plays in the first half. The offensive line of Kyle Scrooc, Mike Woodford, Asa Deroche, Anthony DeSisto, Lexcia St. Cyr and Pat Letourneau dominated the entire game. With the exception of a single play, the defense was almost equally impressive. Key contributors were Matt Houghton, Nicky Iannacci, Jared Doyle, Jack O'Neill, Garrett Kingston, Patrick Fleming, Anthony Diminico and Jared Bova. Cheering on his teammates with his one good arm was Jake Kaiser. The victory leaves the Blue Pride Varsity with a 2-1 record with a road trip to Chelsea looming next Saturday.
Tewksbury Red Pride Junior Division Varsity 34 Chelsea Varsity 8
Tewksbury's 5th/6th grade Red Pride picked up where they left off against Manchester the week before. The Red Pride defense set the tone for the day causing and recovery a fumble on the first play of the game. Three plays later the offense took off as Tommy Bradley hit Paul Manzi for a 47 yard TD pass to give the Red Pride an early 6-0 lead. The defense then caused a quick four an out for Chelsea, letting the Red Pride offense get back to work. One play later Tommy Bradley hit Shane Alyward up the seam for a 32 yard TD pass. Richie Markwarth caught the extra point thrown by Tommy Bradley to give the Red Pride offense a 14-0 lead in the 1st qtr. Chelsea answered with a TD pass of their own but that’s all they would get all day as the defense line led by Antonio Capelo, Michael Rosa, Anthony Op and Jack Menard stuffed the run all day. The Red Pride Offense was just getting started as Shane Alyward opened up the lead with a 60yd TD run in the 2nd qtr. Aiden Doherty added on as he caught a 55yd TD pass from Tommy Bradley in the 3rd qtr. Tommy Bradley ran in the extra point. Shane Alyward closed out the day with 12 yard TD run to give the Red Pride a 34-8 victory.
Junior Division “Junior Varsity”
Tewksbury Blue Pride Junior Division Junior Varsity 0 Timberlane 12
The Blue Pride Junior Varsity team hosted the Timberlane Tornadoes on Saturday falling for the first time this season. The Blue struggled moving the ball with the aggressive frontline of Timberlane. The defense saw more game time today than normal. After adjustments were made, they shut down the explosive offense of Timberlane and kept them scoreless for the 2nd half. Standouts were Drew Timmons, Nathan Vibber, Sean Kaiser, Danny Lightfoot, Richie Lavargna and Rory Powers. This week the team travels to Chelsea on Saturday.
Varsity Division (7th & 8th Grade)
Tewksbury Red Pride Varsity Division Junior Varsity 34 – Manchester 6
Tewksbury red Pride traveled to Manchester NH to take on the Bears, with last week’s loss still fresh in their minds the Red Pride team was determined to rebound with a big performance. The coin toss had Tewksbury kicking off to Manchester and the start could not have been better. With the Red Pride defense coming to play the Manchester running game had no lanes to travel forcing the ball in the air which proved to be a mistake for the Bears. With a pick 6 the Red Pride was off to a dominating defensive game. The 2 point conversion was good and an early 8-0 lead was established. After the early TD and subsequent kick off the Red Pride defense unleashed again, the Bears again dropped back into the passing game, once again a huge defensive performance another Bears turnover and another 6 points on the board. The Tewksbury offense worked the playbook with multiple substitutions, fresh legs and sharp play calling keeping the Bears defense working hard all day. A few more scores on the Tewksbury side of the board with the Final Tewksbury Red Pride 34, Manchester Bears 6.
Tewksbury Red Pride JV 36 - Manchester Bears JV 0
The Tewksbury Red Pride took the road for the third week in a row to take on the Manchester Bears. The Red Pride hoped to continue the good work that they had done earlier in the season and hoped to bring back an undefeated record heading into their first home game next week. The defense came to play as Manchester's first possession was filled with sacks and tackles for losses. Leading the charge on defense all day was Derek Schumaker, Alex Sousa, and Jake Durant (3 tackles for losses). The Red Pride took over and began to drive down the field. They were able to put up the first score of the day when Jared Gillis took a run off tackle 44 yards to the end zone. Quarterback Jay Connolly added the two point conversion on a bootleg to the right side of the field making the score 8-0, Tewksbury. The first quarter ran down rather quickly and both teams fought hard. As the second quarter began to tick away, Tewksbury was able to get more solid defensive play behind the linebacker play of Zach Weitz and Vincent Hulme. Matthew Allen also stepped up big to stuff a desperate play from the Manchester backfield. As Tewksbury took over with under two minute on the clock, the Red Pride put themselves in a tough possession with an illegal man down field penalty that set them back third and a mile. Kyle Zervas was able to cut the down markers in half on 2 solid runs and the Red Pride went to a no huddle offense with 55 seconds left in the half, no timeouts and still 45 yards to go. Zervas gained positive yardage on the next two plays for another ten yards. With 10 seconds left in the half, the Red Pride took to the air and Connolly hit a wide open Josh Sughrue for a 35 yard touchdown reception. Derek Graffeo added the two point conversion on a pass from Connolly to make the score going into halftime 16-0. Fired up and ready to take control of the game, Kyle Zervas took the first play of the second half 50 yards on a sweep to the end zone. The Red Pride were unable to convert on PAT which made the score 22-0 in favor of Tewksbury. Tewksbury again put up a great defensive stand led by the great play of Sam Fortier, Brandon Rosa, Brandon Pote and Connor Nugent (2 sacks). Also playing well on defense throughout the day were Franny Pino, Justin Paglia, Danny Mottolo and John Raschella. The Red Pride was able to take over again on offense in the thrid quarter, this time led by quarterback CJ Zemetres. The Red Pride was able to march down the field behind the great blocking of Cole Wescott, David Aznavorian, and Josh Gill. The Red Pride was able to put another score on the board when Jack Kelly ran up the middle for 5 yards to score his first touchdown of the season. Zemetres converted on the two point conversion passing the ball to Matthew Georgeopolous who was able to fall into the end zone. The fourth quarter didn't prove to be any better for the Bears as Tewksbury's defense held firm and wouldn't let the Bears get a first down. The offense saw some great production behind the great running of Franny Pino who ripped off a 25 yard run. Danny Mottolo punched the ball in from 5 yards out to cap the scoring for the day for Tewksbury with a final score of 36 - 0.