Week 8 Highlights
The Warriors are always proud of our Alumni, and are especially proud of this bunch now freshman at Stepinac HS.
Flag Division Highlights and Outstanding Players
Our flag players battled the elements again to play on a soggy turf field this past Saturday, but as usual the kids ignored the weather and had a ball. This week showcased the first goal line stand of the season which looked like a lot of fun for the youngsters running, scrambling, falling and laughing. Great job, flag players and coaches!!!! Outstanding Players were :
Parkview Sports Sioux- Jayden Perez & Mason Johnson
Bronx Design Group Cherokee- Ethan Familia & Isaiah Rosa
Barino’s Market Mohicans- Vicolos Munoz & Tommy Calderone
Dugout Sporting Goods Apaches- Benjamin Melendez & Tim Conlon
Jr. Peewee Division Highlights
As the season winds down the Cardinal Spellman HS Spartans continued to roll, defeating the Parq Sports Bar and Restaurant Crusaders 20-0. The wind starting kicking up during this game, but the boys played hard on both teams. The Spartans were once again led by the 3 headed monster of Maximus Ferran, Nathaniel Cabrera and Aydin Mora. Maximus had a 65 yard rushing TD and caught an extra point. He ended his day with 94 yards rushing 18 yards receiving and 12 yards throwing. Nathaniel Cabrera had 1 rushing touchdown and threw for an extra point and had a total of 64 yards receiving. Aydin Mora had 1 touchdown ran for 56 yards and had 2 sacks. Jomar Sanchez had 15 yards receiving. Davien Silverio ran for 10 yards. Maddox Burgos had 5 yards rushing. The rest of the Spartans played great defensively and all played outstanding.
In the Sunday Jr. Peewee game, the Middletown Animal Clinic Ramblers got their first win of the season against the Crusaders. It was a Great day for the Big Bad Wolves of Pelham Bay as they earned their 1st win of the season in a gargantuan way. Defensive Linemen of the game were Evin “MTA” Noriega as he made explosive tackles, Tristan “Showtime” Robson for his containment off the edge, Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan for his massive tackling ability. Defensive players of the game go to Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez for picking up a fumble and scoring his first career TD, Ray “Carnage” Tirado for causing a fumble and Jordan “Ice” Yepez for having 2 fumbles returned for a Touchdown. Offensive Linemen of the game goes to Kwame “Groot” Josie for his impeccable center play and blocking, Evin “MTA” Noriega for building a wall on that line. Offensive players of the game goes to Ayden “Antman” Ayala for scoring his first career TD, Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan and Jordan “Ice” Yepez for their rushing TD. Qwamiere “Smoking Joe” Fraser and Gio “Venom” Calo – Amato. The Ramblers personified TEAMWORK as they all contributed to their first win.
The Crusaders suffered double loses this weekend as they faced the undefeated Spartans and the great Ramblers. The Crusaders played their very best but fell short on Sunday scoring only one touchdown led by Edward Smith Jr. Edward couldn’t have scored without the help of his awesome team of Warriors, Marcus Victoria, James Heffernan, Brayden Lugo, Nasir Delgado, Ryan Weber, Aaron Valentine, Jayden Gonzalez and Melvin who played good defense and tackled anyone that got in the way. The Crusaders are ready and looking forward to playing in the postseason tournament.
Peewee Division Highlights
Peewee games have been getting interesting as the season winds down. With one regular season game remaining, this was the highlight game played under high wind conditions. The Jimmy Ryan’s Rams in a very close defensive battle defeated the Ralph Giordano FH Saints 6-0. This was the third time these two teams have met and ended with identical scores. QB Nicolas Bustamante threw for the league leading 9th TD for the season to WR Kenneth Prince who made a great catch between 2 defenders for the only score of the game in the third quarter. As always nothing is possible without the Oline led by center TY Diaz, Frankie Serrano, Tommy Forliano, Daniel Ortiz, Matthew Rodriguez. RB Maximus Rivera had a good game eating up the clock so the Saints would not get a final possession. On defense, Anthony Hernandez and Jayden Diaz had an interception to help the offense. Outstanding players on defense were Xavier Holloway, Frankie Serrano, Ty Diaz, Ephram Espillat, D’Angelo Cabrera, Nico Bustamante , Deon Gonzales and Luis Ferran. The Rams final game of the season this upcoming Saturday will be against a well-coached Javelins team.
For the Saints, the defense has been terrific, and for some reason always shines against the Rams. The defense played a great game with main contributors being: Chelsy Samuel 6 Tackles; Neil Fico 2 tackles; Adniel Sanchez 4 tackles; Solomon Smith 3 tackles; Tyler Bobe 4 tackles; Richard Salonia 3 tackles; Justin Laniyan 3 tackles; Jadyen Sawyers 3 tackles; Kiel Leonard 3 tackles. Offensively the Saints couldn’t score, but gave the Rams a run for their money. Key contributions on offense were from Richard Salonia caught 3 passes for a total of 22 yards; Justin Laniyan with 40 rushing yards and Adniel Sanchez with 10 rushing yards.
In the late game on Saturday the undefeated Schuyler Hill FH Javelins continued their regular season domination of the division, defeating the Scavello’s on the Island Black Knights. Some Offensive highlights for the Saints – Christian Bangura scored 1st with a 50 yard run. Brandon Smallwood scored on a 5 yard run. Jayden Ciprian scored on a 40 yard pass and Kenny Clarke scored on a 3 yard run. The powerful offensive line of the Javelins provided protection all day thanks to Aiden Castellanos, Liam Conlon, Ismail Shahid. The Javelin’s Orange Crush defense held the Black Knight’s scoreless, including a safety for their fourth shutout of the season.
The Knights played minus their star running back and defensive player and a few other players but those who showed up played hard all day. Jayden Cintron stepped up big time, trying to carry the offensive load with 75 rushing yards. Anthony Alonso added 35 tough yards as well. The offensive line of Denzel Collado, William Lappe, Mason Lorenzo, Jared Baez Sean Vega and Tyler Vernon worked hard against a bigger Javelin line. The defense tried their best to contain the Javs powerful offense, holding them to 12 points in the first half. Coach Bloss was encouraged with his team’s play, saying they should all hold their heads high and get ready for the next game.. Outstanding defensive players were Judah Encarnacion, Raymond Velez, William Lappe, Sean Vega, Jared Perez, Anthony Alonso, Jayden Cintron and Ndubusi Nwosu.
The O’Connor Carpets Blue Devils and Greenwich Shipping Services Warriors were idle.