GYFL Week 3 high­lights

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The Bull­dogs opened with a long of­fen­sive pos­ses­sion end­ing with a touch­down from Gra­ham Geisler. The score was fol­lowed by great run­ning gains from Ri­ley O’Neill and solid blocks from Owen Twed­dle and Con­nor McMa­hon. The sec­ond quar­ter saw some amaz­ing de­fen­sive tack­les from Danny Insinga, Keil Oell­rich and Gus­tav Peit­ryka. The Bull­dogs de­fense, in­clud­ing Se­bas­tian Camp­bell, Matthew An­drighetti, Vin­cent Tripp­trap and Char­lie Stuckey, shut out the Mav­er­icks from scor­ing in the sec­ond half. Grant An­drews, James Falco, An­ders Hildebrand and Kyler Wo­erz worked to­gether to take down some fast Mav­er­icks run­ners at the end of the third quar­ter. Jame­son Grant and Brody Lutz showed strong de­fense in the fourth. The Bull­dogs of­fense, led by quar­ter­back Tyler Ernst, ral­lied with an eight-play pos­ses­sion at the end of the game, cul­mi­nat­ing with a touch­down by Geisler and con­ver­sion from Ry­der Caruso. A truly spe­cial mo­ment came at the end as autis­tic player James Falco scored his first-ever touch­down, tak­ing the hand­off from the QB and run­ning all the way to the end zone as both teams cheered him on. A true ex­am­ple of GYFL ca­ma­raderie.


The Gen­er­als of­fense was led by Mad­sen Ehrhart who scored three run­ning touch­downs of 20-plus yards. Owen Cun­nion, be­hind a great block by Bren­dan Cur­ley, scored on a long touch­down run. The of­fense was sup­ported with strong run­ning by Cal­lum Holl, Spencer Smith, Winslow Van Reesema and Gavin Stew­art. Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Ay­den Kesh­varzian, Matthew Co­hen and James Ca­puto all pro­vided great block­ing to strengthen the Gen­er­als of­fense. Teo Pita, Kellen As­lansan, Harry Col­lier and Jake Leonard played out­stand­ing de­fense to limit the ta­lented Banc Raider of­fense.

The lone BANC score came on a 50-yard scam­per by Jacari Hughes be­hind the block­ing of Carter Liv­ingston and An­thony Gon­calves. BANC’s de­fense did their best to keep the Gen­er­als out of the end zone in the sec­ond half, led by tough plays by Zach Teurs and Steven Nunez.


The Crush­ers kept their win­ning streak alive be­hind big runs by Braden Ray­buck and Henry Schmedlen, cou­pled with killer de­fense by Ray­buck and a ca­reer de­fen­sive day by Ryan Strassel and Joey Mitchell. Ray­buck scorched the field with touch­down runs of 42 and 58 yards, while Schmedlen scored on 10-yard and 25-yard blasts. Philip Tarantino added 32 yards of rush­ing and Jake Natale added an­other 42. Big block­ing up front by Mickey Petrone and Mitchell opened up the holes. On de­fense, Ray­buck led with 11 tack­les fol­lowed by Strassels’ six, Ai­dan Williams’ five and Mitchell’s four. Char­lie Burchell picked up an­other two. Other big de­fen­sive plays in­cluded a pick by Luke Vizzo and a fum­ble re­cov­ery by Tarantino af­ter Natale knocked the ball loose. Nate Collins and Matisse Sostre both made touch­down-sav­ing tack­les.

Gator Blake Guil­foyle lead the team with two touch­downs and Justin Martinelli punched in the ex­tra point. Bo­den Zep­pelin, the youngest and small­est player on the field, ran for 10 yards. Ni­cholas Vomvolakis, Justin Car­roll, Casey Baker and Carl Ho­man worked hard on the of­fen­sive line to open holes. Ry­der Gar­cia and Tim­o­thy Kur­czewski ran the ball hard all day. De­fen­sively, Marco Sethi, Mark Ho­man, Jake Or­banowski, Car­roll and Gar­cia had mul­ti­ple tack­les.


Once again the Mavs got off to a quick start, scor­ing on their first pos­ses­sion as Bran­don Au­guste took a pitch from QB Nick Wells and stiff-armed his way down the side­lines for a 40-yard touch­down run. The of­fen­sive line proved to be the key to the Mav­er­icks ground at­tack as Ju­lian Rav­ina, Jack Se­pot, Philip Mar­tone, Chris Mari­nac­cio, Michael Asprinio and An­drue Bor­relli did a great job fir­ing off the ball and sus­tain­ing their blocks. Jack­son Choi and Emer­son Bulis also turned in fine per­for­mances, rack­ing up ad­di­tional first downs all day. The de­fense, led by Grant Goldring and John Ts­aparas, plugged up the mid­dle and sealed the edge, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for the Bull­dogs to sus­tain any mo­men­tum. Noah Park had a sen­sa­tional pick, step­ping in front of the in­tended Bull­dogs re­ceiver, and al­most took it to the house. Danny Cic­carelli, Asher Sisca, Se­bas­tian Pena, Teo Ocana and Will Con­nell all stepped up and recorded solo tack­les, con­tribut­ing to the to­tal team ef­fort.

The Bull­dogs of­fen­sive line, made up of An­drew Twed­dle, Zach Sar­done, Calvin Donat, Enzo Var­tuli and Kyle Ebanks, opened up huge rush­ing lanes for Chase Inesta, who scored two touch­downs, in­clud­ing an 80-yard-plus run. On the de­fen­sive side of the ball, Max Marek, Michael John D’An­gelo and Brando Craven all racked up im­pres­sive sacks. D’An­gelo also rushed in an ex­tra point. Max Lof­fredo was a force on both sides of the ball, with more than 24 yards rush­ing plus five tack­les.


The Gen­er­als strug­gled early against the strong Raiders de­fense but were able to get two late touch­downs by Char­lie Tor­torella to seal the win. Peter Sweirzin­ski, Hunter Woods, Henry John­son and Luca Larosa had great block­ing on the day, while Tor­torella, Bren­nan Cun­nion and Will Fels led the Gen­er­als ground at­tack. De­fen­sively, the Gen­er­als were strong all day and had a sec­ond half safety by Owen Lavin and an in­ter­cep­tion by Rocket Ser­vick. Con­stant pres­sure was ap­plied by Matthew Huang, Alex Way­land and Jose Por­raz, and Matthew Ward and Joe Lewis were strong in de­fense through­out the day.

The Raiders de­fense set the tone, forc­ing a turnover on the very first se­ries with an in­ter­cep­tion by DevenJay­den Manasan. Through­out the next three quar­ters the de­fense held the Gen­er­als of­fense score­less. Matthew Siri­ano, Ja­cob Mob­ley and Santino Bis­g­nano all had a host of tack­les and big hits. Alexa Mariscal and Ai­den Mar­riot also con­trib­uted tack­les for loss. One high­light of the af­ter­noon was when the Gen­er­als of­fense was march­ing down the field threat­en­ing to score in­side the 10-yard line. Joseph Sarno forced a fum­ble and was re­cov­ered by Ado­rian Camp­bell. On the en­su­ing se­ries, the Raiders of­fen­sive line, led by Mob­ley, Lau­ren Judge and Lu­cas Mel­gar, be­gan to move the ball down field with great catches by An­drew Pavlou and Ado­rian Camp­bell. Although the of­fense didn’t punch it in, the run­ning of Matthew Siri­ano, Tris­tan Bates and Ado­rian Camp­bell pro­duced pos­i­tive tough yards all game long.


The Ga­tors re­mained un­de­feated and got the only score they needed on the first play of the game when Guy Ger­main got free and sprinted for a 70-yard touch­down run. He then hit To­pher Martinelli with a pass for the 2-point con­ver­sion. The Ga­tors’ sec­ond touch­down came just min­utes later on a 68-yard run by Jack Car­roll. Har­ri­son Castelli scored the point af­ter. Ger­main, Car­roll and Matthew Colella led the rush­ing at­tack, while Maximus Ga­belli added two long re­cep­tions. An­thony Panarella had a great carry on his first-ever rush­ing at­tempt. The of­fen­sive line and backs opened up the run­ning lanes with great block­ing through­out the game, paced by An­drew Lane, Daniel McGuire, Mekai Brown, Dy­lan Botoff, Michael No­gaki, To­pher Martinelli, James Ador­ney, Quinn Lom­bardo, Ga­belli and Car­roll. The de­fense se­cured the shutout thanks to the play of Travis Wil­son, Peter Vomvolakis, Max Colella, McGuire, Car­roll, M. Brown, Ga­belli and Ger­main. Luke Ho­man, Will Hanna, Jor­dan Good­man, Wil­son, Vomvolakis, Botoff, M. Brown, Ga­belli, McGuire and Car­roll all added one or more tack­les in the back­field for loss. Other con­trib­u­tors on de­fense in­cluded Matthew Colella, Castelli, No­gaki, An­thony Tro­pea and Ri­ley Podewils. Vomvolakis had a sack and McGuire added a fum­ble re­cov­ery.

San­ti­ago Parra and Vin­cent Smario led the Crush­ers de­fense as Parra had five tack­les, in­clud­ing one be­hind the line of scrim­mage while Smario had three, all for losses. Luke Tocci had two tack­les and made a sprint­ing, snatched­from-the-air in­ter­cep­tion that stopped a driv­ing Ga­tors team late in the fourth quar­ter. Char­lie Young and Colin Falla also made a drive-stop­ping tackle to keep the Ga­tors off the score­board late in the game. On of­fense, QB Brad Wal­lace led the Crush­ers against a tough Ga­tors de­fense as back Colin Falla av­er­aged 4 yards a carry.


The Mavs re­mained un­de­feated be­hind a dom­i­nant de­fense as EJ Perez, Dy­lan Kel­lan and Cooper Ed­wards each had a sack, and An­to­nio Cic­carelli added a drive-end­ing in­ter­cep­tion. Lead­ing the team with tack­les were Carl Grif­fasi, An­thony Ped­i­cano, James Wail­gum, AJ Pisacano, Luke Snisky and Henry Gold­berg. Tack­les were also con­trib­uted by Wyatt Strat­ton, Gavyn Gennarelli, Ser­got Boone and Leart De­duschi. Boone, Snisky and Kel­lan all skill­fully de­flected passes. On of­fense, the team had three rush­ing TDs from Wail­gum, Pisacano and John Gath­erer. Ed­wards and Jack Konigs­berg added ex­tra points. QBs Rocco Grillo, Ed­wards and Wail­gum com­pleted passes for solid gains. Konigs­berg, Ped­i­cano and Michael Tru­ini caught passes at key mo­ments. The Mav­er­icks of­fen­sive line was led by Timmy Pow­ers, An­to­nio Or­tiz, An­thony Lima, Ray Rug­ge­rio, Co­ley Critchell and Lane Critchell.

A 40-yard catch-and-run from Bull­dogs quar­ter­back Cole Studwell to Ge­orgie Her­nan­dez gave the Bull­dogs their big­gest play of the game. Studwell also hooked up on passes to Jake Ste­fanow­icz and Nio Vig­i­lante. De­fen­sively, the Bull­dogs got con­tri­bu­tions from more than 10 play­ers with mul­ti­ple tack­les, in­clud­ing Justin Nor­ton, Ig­nacy Pi­etryka, Ste­fanow­icz, An­drew Walko and Danny Fox. First-year player An­drew Lerner was par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive at the end of the game with four tack­les in the fourth quar­ter alone. Johnny Insinga played hard on both sides of the ball.


The Gen­er­als had an­other strong day on of­fense that started with a 30-yard scor­ing run by Wyatt Gib­son, with To­mas Del­gado scor­ing the ex­tra point on an out­side pitch. Del­gado scored on the next drive on a 70-yard run be­hind the block­ing of Jake Popjoy and Liam Reynolds. The Gen­er­als failed to con­vert the ex­tra point. Wyatt Gib­son scored again on a 25-yard run, with Ma­lik Samms scor­ing the ex­tra point be­hind the block of Peter Micha­lik. In the sec­ond half, Har­ri­son Hoover scam­pered 18 yards for a touch­down, with Grant Schmidt scor­ing the ex­tra point. The Gen­er­als’ fi­nal score was an­other run by Hoover with a Schmidt ex­tra point. The Gen­er­als de­fense saw strong play by Jack­son Wol­fram, Pey­ton As­lansan and Reed Williams. Ryan Brown re­cov­ered a fum­ble on the fi­nal play of the game.

The Raiders were led by QB Jack Wil­son who com­manded the ground game with 60 rush­ing yards in front of run­ning back Dante Adams, who ran for 50 of his own. The of­fense once again had mo­men­tum from Con­ner Jones, Jaden Scott, Zyian Cooper and Shakye Cooper, who an­chored the of­fense. Back Tris­tan Cald­well gen­er­ated solid gains in the fourth quar­ter as well as John Reyes. On de­fense, the lineback­ing corps of Owen Mor­ris­sey and Brian Pin­heiro pro­vided much-needed sup­port to help thwart the Gen­er­als run­ning at­tack. The de­fen­sive line push came from Tyler Senft, James Roina, Thi­ago Ca­margo, Nick Gran­nito and Tony San­tos.


The River­side Ga­tors con­tin­ued their win­ning ways when Miles Trager broke loose on a 60-yard touch­down run and Miles Moore con­verted the ex­tra point to put the Ga­tors up 7-0. On of­fense, the Ga­tors line was led by Ryan Bei­ley, Carter Paul­son, Luke Lom­bardo, Peter Lane and Ge­orge Vomvolakis, fight­ing hard all game in the trenches. Chase Smith ran hard to keep the chains mov­ing for the Ga­tors. The Ga­tors had sev­eral long drives that were ended due to costly penal­ties. Dil­lon Stephens got things go­ing on the first play of the game with a 70-yard TD run be­hind Paul­son, Lom­bardo and Murph Wat­ner that got called back. The de­fen­sive back­field with Miles Moore, Char­lie Dixon, Miles Trager and Austin Rinello kept tight cov­er­age to stall the Crush­ers pass­ing at­tack. The line­backer crew of Robert Perlman, Vomvolakis, Paul­son and Stevens made key tack­les in the back­field. Reed Eddy, Derek D'an­gelo, Bei­ley, Lom­bardo and Wat­ner were key in con­tain­ing the run­ning game. With less than two min­utes left, the com­bined ef­fort of the en­tire de­fen­sive line ended the Crush­ers fi­nal drive, re­sult­ing in a Ga­tors in­ter­cep­tion.

The Crush­ers de­fense held their op­po­nent to a touch­down or less for the third week in a row be­hind a well-bal­anced de­fense that saw five play­ers with five tack­les or more, in­clud­ing John Ray­buck, Vic­tor Be­jarano, Chris Takita, Do­minic DeLuca and Jake Kier­nan. Ray­buck also forced two fum­bles, re­cov­er­ing one. Teddy Flinn and Se­bas­tian Parra also added some tack­les to keep the Ga­tors off the boards. On of­fense, Jur­gis Schmedlen ran for 56 yards on the day and DeLuca ran for 20. QB Thomas Dur­va­sula also had four com­ple­tions for a to­tal of 35 yards, with three of those passes go­ing to Schmedlen and an­other to Ryan McBreairty.

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Ban­tam Mav­er­ick Gavin Kirsch (80) gets away from the Bull­dogs de­fense.

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Ju­nior Crusher Luke Tocci (31) re­turns an in­ter­cep­tion for a touch­down against the Ga­tors.

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Ju­nior Mav­er­ick Bran­don Au­guste scores a touch­down.

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Ban­tam Crusher Henry Schmedlen dodges the Gator de­fense for a score.

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Ban­tam Gen­eral Spencer Smith runs against the Raiders.

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