Week 10 Highlights
Warriors Week 10 Highlights
At this time of year the Warriors would like to give thanks to all of our family of sponsors, supporters, coaches, players, parents and friends. We also give thanks for the ones we have lost who have touched the Warriors with their selflessness and love for the organization, Jeff Ortiz and Eddie Esposito. Special thanks go out to supporters like the Morris Park Community Association, the Bronx Times Reporter, the Allstate Foundation, Senator Jeff Klein, Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Office and George “The Ice Cream Truck Guy” at Pelham Bay Park. Thanks to our Sponsors, without whom we couldn’t keep our league running: Barino’s Market, Bronx Design Group, Dugout Sporting Goods, Parkview Sports, Parq Sports Bar, Cardinal Spellman HS, Jimmy Ryan’s Bronx Bar & Grill, Greenwich Shipping Services, Ralph Giordano FH, Schuylerhill FH, Middletown Animal Clinic, O’Connor Carpets and Scavello’s on the Island. Please visit our sponsors and supporters and say ‘Thank you.’ And most of all we give thanks for a Healthy Season. Happy Thanksgiving to All.
Flag Division Highlights and Outstanding Players
The flaggers had another fun time playing on the grass in somewhat muddy conditions and as usual were all smiles and plenty dirty afterwards. Thanks to all of the flag parents for being so supportive and getting the younger kids out there each week. Outstanding players were:
Apaches- Benjamin Melendez and Gerard Caraballo
Sioux- Miles Medina and Emerson Miranda
Mohicans- Anthony Bruno and Tommy Calderone
Cherokee- Jake McSherry and Edwin Jackson
Jr. Peewee Post Season Tourney Highlights
In the elimination game of the Jr. Peewee division for the chance to play against the undefeated Spartans in the Tournament Final next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS, the Ramblers defeated the Crusaders 19-6 in a close battle for most of the way before the Ramblers were able to put it away. Vince Lombardi’s famous quote “Winners never quit, quitters never win” was personified by the Ramblers as they fought back from being in last place to earning a spot in the Finals. The Offensive Linemen of the game went to Evan “MTA” Noriega, Gil “Venom” Cali and Qwamiere “Smoking Joe” Frazer for their massive blocking. The defensive lineman of the game honor went to Kwame “Groot” Josie for his explosive efforts. Offensive players for the Ramblers were Tristan “ShowTime” Robson with 1 touchdown, Tyler “Terminator” Laniyan with 60 rushing yards and Jordan “Ice” Yepez with 2 touchdowns. Other notable players for the Ramblers were Aydan “Altman” Ayala, Tristan “Bumblebee” Yepez and Ray “Carnage” Tirade for their defensive efforts. The Crusaders fought all the way and will be a force next season.
Peewee Post Season Semifinals Highlights
In the first game of the division tournament, the undefeated Javelins took on a feisty opponent in the Saints with the Javs coming out on top 24-6. For Javelins, Andrew Lane opened up the scoring with a QB keeper. Devon Deleon added to his impressive rookie season TD totals on a left sweep. Brandon Smallwood hit the end zone a QB reverse and Christian Bangura once again lit up the scoreboard by pounding the middle for a 5-yard TD. The Orange Crush Defensive unit was ready for duty as well, limiting the Saints running game and effectively shutting down the passing game. Ishmael Shaheed grabbed a crucial interception. The Javelins are keeping their foot on the pedal as they head to the Tournament final against the Rams next Saturday at Cardinal Spellman HS.
The second game saw the best game of the day with the Rams narrowly defeating the Black Knights 20-14. The Rams team was able to bounce back from last week’s rough outing against a well-coached Black Knight team. QB Nico Bustamante took this opportunity to bounce back personally by throwing the league leading 12 and 13 TD of the season and adding one rushing TD. 2 TD’s went to wide receivers Deon Gonzales and Luis Ferran. As always TY Diaz led the o-line with Frankie Serrano, Tommy Forliano, Jayden Diaz, Daniel Ortiz and Xavier Holloway. The extra points were converted by RB Maximus Rivera and WR Anthony Hernández. The Rams defense was stout just giving up one offensive score on a fumble at their own 10 yard line. Rams defense was led by Kenneth Prince, Mattthew Rodriguez, Dangelo Cabrera, Frankie Serrano, Ty Diaz, Ephram Espillat and linebackers Luis Ferran, Nico Bustamante and Deon Gonzales.
The Black Knights left it all out on the field in what was to be the final game of the season, striking first on a Jayden Ramirez failed lateral recovery for an 80-yard score to make it 6-0. Anthony Alonso added the extra point and the Knights had an early 7-0 lead. Later in the game Jayden scored on a 5-yard keeper and also added the 2-point conversion. Coach James Bloss heaped praise on his team after the game, reminding them though they didn’t win many games they came together as a team and ‘look out next year’. On defense, Jayden Ramirez had a second fumble recovery. Anthony Alonso and Sean Vega shined on defense as well, with Vega adding a fumble recovery. Coach Bloss addressed his team afterwards saying “You guys came a long way and keep it going and you will see for yourselves that you are going to be a very good team.”
Come out to Cardinal Spellman HS on Saturday November 24th for some exciting football. Game times are 10:00 and noon. As always we are so grateful to Cardinal Spellman HS for allowing us to use the beautiful facility.