following players turned in outstanding plays:
Parkview Sports Center Delaware – Jeremy Myers and Jake Bernardi
Barino’s Market Mohicans – Zachery Smith and John Albertelli
Westchester Medical Shawnee – Logan Arroyo and John Ojeda
Middletown Animal Clinic Sioux – Christopher Hom and Daniel Ferrer
In the Mite game played on Saturday, the American A-1 Auto Chiefs defeated the Villa Barone Eagles 27 to 6. The Eagles only touchdown was scored by Latrell Ambersly. Ambersly also ran for over 65 yards for the day. Christian Valentin had a good day running the ball; he had over 35 yards on the ground. The Eagles running game could not have succeeded if not for the solid offensive line blocking by Michael Watson, Ethan Butler, Nathaniel Morales, Joseph Scovotti and Anthony Schettino. On defense for the Eagles, Gino Galella, Jason Castellanos and Joel Torres had a solid game.
The North Bronx Paint and Hardware Jets were coming off a bye this week to face the O’Conner Carpet Bears for the second time this season. This time the Bears proved to be a much tougher opponent. The Jet’s normally stingy defense gave up a touchdown on the Bears first possession of the game. However, they tightened up and stuffed the point after attempting to hold the Bears to just a 6-0 lead. The Jet’s offense then took the field ready to strike back. They moved the ball down the field with strong runs for short yardage up the middle, followed by a long run for more than thirty yards by James Bloss. With the ball now on the twenty yard line, quarterback Gerard Weihe took the snap from center, ran left and followed his blockers and put the ball in the end zone for the Jet’s first touchdown. The extra point was added on a well executed run by James Bloss, putting the Jets on top 7-6. The Bears would score again though and the Jets were down 12-7 at halftime. In the second half, the Jets whole team showed the toughness and resilience it takes to win football games. It started with the offense who put together a strong drive but wound up coming up short on a fourth down attempt. Then it was the defense’s turn to take over. Defensive linemen Divine Bramble and Armani Rodriguez proved to be too much to handle for the Bears. Bramble came up with one big tackle after another bringing down running backs deep in the backfield. Wils Kendrick-Holmes, Christopher Amarosa and Diego Morales also played strong on the line and helped put together a strong defensive stand. Like they always do, the Jets defense gave the ball back to their offense for a chance to win the game. The offense did not disappoint. They drove the length of the field behind the strength of strong blocking and hard running. The entire offensive unit did their job in the second half and on this drive it resulted in a long 40-yard run for a touchdown by Conrad Perry, putting the Jets on top once again 13-12. It wasn’t over yet; the defense had to come up big one more time. Cameron Gomez and Divine Bramble were in the backfield on every play of the last drive. Finally, on third down, the Bears took a chance on a pass over the middle but the Jet’s whole D-line was in the quarterback’s face and Conrad Perry was on the receiver. Perry intercepted the pass, which was tipped at the line, and returned it for a touchdown. This put the Jets up 19-12 and sealed the deal on another Jets victory. The Jets are now 5-0.
Pee Wee Division
On Saturday the Anthony’s Collision Redskins beat the Kleen-Awn Blue Devils in a very close game 19 to 14. The Blue Devils came out strong, Richard Mameli scored two first half touchdowns but the second half proved to be a different matter by giving up three second scores to the Redskins. The Blue Devils offensive line played awesome, Christian Santos stepped up big in his first game back. Diana Velez, Robert Roman, Lisdrian Pena and Jose Lopez stepped up on special teams this week. The Devils are looking to bounce back this week against the Steelers.
The Silvestri Carpet Spartans continued their winning ways by defeating the Dr. David Stevens Steelers 26 to 6. Christopher Campuzano threw to Sean Vanegas for a 30-yard touchdown to start the Spartans scoring. Nicholas Zayas added the extra point. Joseph Aparicio’s back-up running back scored on a 40-yard run. Behind the blocks of Jordan Dabkowski and Joseph Silvestri, Vanegas scored his second touchdown on a 15-yard scamper. Back-up quarterback William Espinal completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Silvestri. Frank Pinto, Nicholas Flores and Jordan Dabkowski contributed to the Spartans running game by running for over 110 yards combined. This solid offensive game for the Spartans could not have happened if not for the guys up front, Theodore “Tank” Czerniewki, Anthony Russo, Nicholas Gennarelli and Jeremy Dabkowski, blocking on pass plays and opening the holes for the running game. Defensively for the Spartans, Enrique Santiago, Kamhan McLeod, Jaison Robinson and Majhani McLeod all had a good day with solid tackles and forcing many Steelers fumbles.
The junior game played on Saturday between the Giordano F. H. Saints and the Paddy Doherty’s Black Knights the Saints came out on top 6 to 0.
The game played on Sunday saw the Balsamo’s F. H. Javelins beat the McNulty F. H. Rams 25 to 6. The Javelins’ touchdowns were scored by Jayson Ramos on a 60-yard run, Aaron Gardner on a 70-yard run and Eric Bachelder 20-yard run. Credit Marc Bowens with adding the extra point. Joseph Aulla had a great day blocking for the Javelins running game. On defense the Javelins had a solid game from Antonio Arroyo, Corey Gonzales, Justin Pena, Melvin Harrell and Anthony Muniz by keeping the Rams to only one score all game. The Rams played iron man football as only 12 players represented the Green and White. Coach Jay praised players, Sammy Maldonado, Dominick Zarba, Justin Nieves and David Sepulveda who were playing out of position. Jovan Rivera and Christian Monteavaro ran well and Christian Santos at quarterback turned in a solid game.