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Congratulations to the Cos Cob Crushers!

 

 

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he Crushers won the GYFL Bantam Championship in a hard fought battle against a tough Generals team, led on both sides of the ball by Matisse Sostre, Philip Tarantino, Nate Collins and Phillip Simms.  The Crushers scored first after Tarantino and Matthew Kolc stopped the Generals on fourth down at the Crusher 38 yard line. A few plays later Tarantino scored on a 36-yard run, blasting up the middle between blockers Dylan Carey, Nate Collins and Sostre.  Simms got the 2-point conversion when he threw a perfect corner lay-up to Tarantino. Sostre got the next score on a 55-yard scorcher as Charlie Burchell, Oliver Wheelhouse, Cooper Auerswald and Dane Burnstine cleared the way. This time Simms went to James Orrico for the 2 pointer. The Crushers were able to seal the win, when Tarantino threw a perfect 16-yard pass to Sostre who then ran another 24 yards to the Generals 23 and then got the score 4 plays later. Jack Anton and Joseph Breheney also  had several good runs to keep the ball in Crusher hands as Braden Wallace, Charlie Gray and William Walsh helped block. On defense Sostre led the team with 12 tackles, Tarantino had 6. Collins and Burchell also had a good day with Burchell causing a fumble and Collins recovering. Wheelhouse and Carey also made important defensive stops to hold the Generals at bay.

The Bantam Generals played their hardest but came up short against a talented Crushers team in the championship.  Like they did all year, the team competed with grit and toughness, and an unwavering commitment to each other. Although they came up short in the final game, the 2019 Generals Bantam season was a success.


Playoff Round 2

 

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The Bantam Generals are headed to the Championship game, thanks to a balanced offense that saw Kellen Aslansan run for 2 touchdowns, Owen Cunnion and Harry Collier for one each, and Cunnion and Will Tortorella scoring points after.  The offense was supported by long runs from Spencer Smith, Winslow van Reesma, Indira Baig and Matthew McFarlane, and great blocking from Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, and Luke Johnson. The defense continued its strong play, anchored by Gavin Stewart, Brenden Curley, Jake Leonard and Kam Boots, and supported by great line play from Bash Keyes and Nate Braddock.

After being down by two touchdowns, Zach Tuers answered quickly scoring the first of his two scores with a 50-yard run down the sideline to bring the Raiders to within a touchdown.  Strong blocking by Carter Livingston and Tommy Lane led to both scores. BANC’s defense got stronger as the game continued as Tyler Hastings, Logan Bladimirsquy, Mikaih Hall-Jones and Sebastian Torres played well defensively for the Raiders in defeat.


 

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The Crusher defense had a standout day, led by Charlie Burchell and Nate Collins who had a combined 20 tackles to keep a strong Gator offense in check. Dylan Carey and Philip Tarantino had six tackles each. Tarantino and Burchell also caused fumbles and then recovered them. Matisse Sostre added to that total with a fumble recovery late in the third quarter and tacked on 5 tackles on top of that.  Philip Simms and James Orrico had 4 each. Joseph Breheney, Braden Wallace, Cooper Auerswald, Charlie Gray, Oliver Wheelhouse, William Walsh and Matthew Kolc also got in on the defensive action. Offensively, the Crushers were led by Sostre who had 120 yards and two touchdowns on the day, followed closely by Tarantino with 95 and one. Big blocks by the line and Jack Anton and Breheney opened the holes.

The Gators gave it their all led by Oliver Caspi and Lorenzo Corsano who both ran hard for every yard they could get.  Caspi had the lone touchdown for the Gators with a 40-yard run in the third period. Henry Perera, Boden Zeppelin Jackson Bogardus, Tommy Sahrbeck, Marco Gabelli, Ben Bomann and John Fine played hard on the offensive line.  Defensively, the Gators played the best game of the season as Aiden Kiger, Ford Paulson, Juan Fullaondo, Nash Goodman, Ryan Stanton, and Hudson Caspi all had multiple tackles, many behind the line of scrimmage. 


Playoff Round 1

 

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The Bantam Banc Raiders’ Zach Tuers scored 3 touchdowns leading the Raiders to victory.  The third being the most exciting as Tuers scored on a fourth and goal from the 15 with under a minute left in the game.  Down by one point, Tuers then scored a 2-point conversion from the 10-yard line to give the Raiders a one point lead and the game.  Offensive line play by Carter Livingston and Logan Bladimirisquy were instrumental in the winning drive by the Raiders. The Banc defense came up big in the minute of the game as Sebastian Torres led the pesky Raiders defense in tackles and also had a fumble recovery.  In the game’s final 30 seconds, Mikhai Hall-Jones intercepted an attempted pass to seal the BANC victory.

Despite an early touchdown from BANC, the Bulldogs offense, Sebastian Campbell-Alicia, Brody Lutz, Jameson Grant, Albert Chin, Owen Tweddle, and Kyler Woerz, and Anders Hildebrand, retaliated quickly with one of their own.  Tyler Ernst, Cameron Dianis, Danny Insinga, Anders Hildebrand, Andre Vigilante, Evan Beilenson and Owen Tweddle were power houses in stopping the next Banc drive, ending the half tied at 6. The second half saw consistent efforts from both offense and defense, including Ethan Voehl, James Falco, Jack Murphy and Grayson Neak.  Anders Hildebrand pushed through a throng of BANC defenders to a 40-plus yard touchdown run, late in the third quarter. The fourth quarter began with a strong offensive push and a third touchdown from Hildebrand putting the Bulldogs ahead until the end of the game. 


 

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The Bantam Gators got off to a fast start and never looked back as Oliver Caspi and Lorenzo Corsano had two touchdowns each.  A steady rain fell all game and the offensive line played its best game of the season as Henry Perera, Boden Zeppelin, Marco Gabelli, John Fine, Jackson Bogardus, Ben Bomann & Tommy Sahrbeck opened holes all day.  QB Ford Paulson guided the offense in very difficult conditions. Ryan Stanton playing in his first full game of the season, was a difference maker on both offensive and defensive line. Aiden Kiger, Nash Goodman, Orson Stanton, Hudson Caspi, Hayden Marks and Juan Fullaondo all played well on defense.  

The Mavs bright spot on offense came from Major Warren who scored two touchdowns and converted on a two-point conversion. On his first touchdown Warren came down the right sideline for a twenty yard scamper. His second touchdown was a beautiful run going sideline to sideline before finding a hole and sprinting 55-yards for the score. Many notable efforts on defense came from Henry Martucci, Brenden Pontoriero and Cameron Park who pressured the Gators in the backfield making big tackles.  The Mavericks caused and recovered one key fumble when Warren forced the Gators running back inside – Brody Rabinowitz wrapped up the ball carrier and forced the fumble that was recovered by Henry Martucci. 


Week Five

 

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The Bulldogs offense debuted a new shotgun offense that resulted in big gains including an early 42-yard touchdown run from Anders Hildebrand.  The defense, including Albert Chin, Cameron Dianis, Ethan Voehl, Evan Beilenson, James Falco and Jack Murphy, kept the Gators out of the endzone until the second quarter.  The offense ended the first half with a long drive and consistent gains from Hildebrand and Cooper Kitselman and a touchdown from Kyler Woerz. Despite consistent tackles from Tyler Ernst, Andre Vigilante, and Grayson Neak, the Gators pulled ahead in the third quarter with their third touchdown.  Danny Insinga and Hildebrand, with amazing blocking from Brody Lutz, Jameson Grant, Owen Tweddle and Sebastian Campbell-Alicea, weren’t to be stopped, as they led a long drive to score a final Bulldog touchdown, pulling ahead of the Gators by 3 points, with 2 minutes left in the game. With a last second Gator turnover recovered by Insinga, the Bulldogs won their first game of the season.

Oliver Caspi and Lorenzo Corsano led the running attack for the gators with both scoring touchdowns. Nash Goodman, Tommy Sahrbeck, Henry Perera and Boden Zeppelin worked hard on the line opening holes.  Ford Paulson saw time at QB and did an excellent job. The defense was led by Aiden Kiger leading the team with 6 tackles. Marco Gabelli, Orson Stanton, and Hudson Caspi all had at least two tackles. John Fine and Hayden Marks worked hard playing both ways.  


 

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The Crushers finished the regular season undefeated as Jack Anton paced the offense with 117-yards rushing and setting up touchdown runs by Philip Tarantino, Joseph Breheney and James Orrico. Charlie Gray and William Walsh were incredible on the line, opening the way for Anton who had 7 runs for 10 or more yards. Breheney and Braden Wallace also made critical downfield blocks to help Breheney rush for 43 yards. Matisse Sostre scored a two-point conversion after the first Crusher score. On defense, Sostre led the team with nine tackles, including four for losses.  Tarantino had four tackles and two fumble recoveries while Nate Collins had four tackles, three for losses. Charlie Burchill had three tackles and a fumble recovery and Oliver Wheelhouse had three tackles, two for losses. Gray added a big tackle on BANC’s extra point attempt.

Zach Tuers got the score for the Raiders on an electrifying touchdown run that covered 40-yards.  It was the only touchdown BANC was able to muster despite the play of the offensive line led by Logan Bladimirsquy.  Bladimirsquy also had his best game defensively along with Sebastion Torres who had a number of stops behind the line of scrimmage.  Raphael Rabins created a fumble with a crucial tackle on fourth down in the second half. Mikaih Hall-Jones also played well defensively.


 

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The Generals offense got strong contributions across the board, with touchdowns scored by Kellen Aslansan, Harry Collier, Owen Cunnion, Brenden Curley and Gavin Stewart.  They were supported with strong running from Bash Keyes and Will Tortorella, and tough line play by Brett Schmidt, Ned Davis, Spencer Smith, Luke Johnson and Matthew McFarlane.  The Generals defense continued to find success, recovering 3 fumbles and shutting out the Mavericks. Winslow van Reesma, Jake Leonard, Kam Boots, Nate Braddock, and Indira Baig paced the defense. 

With the Generals driving, the Mavericks scored with just 24 seconds left in the half when linebacker Mavs linebacker Pierce Ritman intercepted a pass and went down the sideline 75-yards for a touchdown.  Defensively Henry Martucci, Brenden Pontoriero, John Utzinger and Cameron Park had big days pressuring the Generals in the backfield. The trio had a number of big tackles and caused a couple of fumbles that were recovered by the Generals.  Other big tackles came from Brody Rabinowitz, Major Warren and Mack Grillo. Rabinowitz added a nice catch on a pass for a first down for the Mavericks. 


Week Four

 

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In a battle of the undefeateds, the Crushers grinded out a tough win against the Mavs behind Matisse Sostre, Philip Tarantino and the offensive line play of Matthew Kolc, Charlie Burchell, and Charlie Gray. Sostre scrambled for 149 yards on the day and 3 touchdowns while Tarantino added 86 yards.  On defense, the Crushers continue to improve as Crusher Dane Burnstine got his first tackle in his first game, while Sostre had 7, including forcing two fumbles. Jack Anton, James Orrico and Tarantino each had 4. Phillip Simms had 3, 2 for a loss, forced a fumble and tipped a ball away from a Mavs receiver. Dylan Carey and Orrico also had fumble recoveries. Tarantino added an interception. Braden Wallace and Joseph Breheney also made key tackles to stop the Mavs

Mavericks first year player Brody Rabinowitz dazzled the Mavericks fans with two interceptions and several notable touchdown saving, open field tackles.  The first interception by Rabinowitz came on a long pass attempt by the Crushers, in traffic and was a highlight reel catch. His second came on a two point conversion keeping the Crushers out of the end zone.  In addition to the Rabinowitz interceptions, with the Crushers threatening to score on a first and goal from the two yard line, Henry Martucci had a key fumble recovery that helped keep the Mavericks within two scores.  Rabinowitz also anchored the Mavericks offense at QB driving the Mavericks down late in the fourth quarter for their only touchdown score on a 15-yard run by Major Warren. Mack Grillo battled through a leg injury and had four long runs of 20, 25, 35 and 45-yards and Warren added other long runs of 20 and 25-yards.  The offensive line did an admirable job all game including Lake Sisca, Tommy Pisacano, Cameron Park, Noah Bailey and center Jackson Cittadino.  


 

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The Generals offense was led by Kellen Aslansan and Owen Cunnion, each of whom rushed for a touchdown, with great supporting runs from Winslow van Reesma and Brenden Curley.  The offensive line, led by Spencer Smith, Matthew McFarlane, Ned Davis and Brett Schmidt, opened up holes for the backs all day. The Generals defense, led by Jake Leonard, Kam Boots, Harry Collier and Gavin Stewart, continued its strong of strong performances, giving up only a late touchdown to a talented Bulldogs team. 

 

A blustery Bulldogs defense shut out the Generals in the first half behind the strong leadership of Anders Hildebrand, Brody Lutz, Danny Insinga and Andre Vigilante. The Bulldogs had some gutsy individual runs in the first half by Ethan Voehl, Kyler Woerz, Cooper Kitselman, and Grayson Neak. The fierce battle in the trenches continued in the second half with Sebastian Campbell-Alicea, Albert Chin, Owen Tweddle, and Jack Murphy holding the line on defense. Tyler Ertz, Jameson Grant, and Evan Bielenson complemented the line play with outstanding tackles on the edges. The Generals finally broke through early in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs could not keep pace despite a late score on a dynamic run from Anders Hildebrand.

 


 

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BANC’S Zach Tuers scored all 4 Raider touchdowns capped off by a 40-yard sweep to seal the game.  Running Back Tyler Hastings ran the ball hard and made a crucial block to spring Tuers on his final touchdown.  The offensive line was led by Logan Bladimirsquy and Carter Livingston. BANC’s defense played well throughout the game coming up with big stops to prevent touchdowns while a key fumble recovery by Raphael Rabins kept the game scoreless in the early going.  Tuers and Mikaih Hall Jones were relentless on defense. Matthew Farrells penetration behind the line of scrimmage disrupted several plays in the Gator backfield. Sebastian Torres was able to come up with a fumble recovery in the closing minute to preserve the win.

The Bantam Gators had their best outing of the season as Lorenzo Corsano, Marco Gabelli and Aiden Kiger led the ground game with all of them running over 40 yards for the day.  Corsano also completed two passes to Ford Paulson. Jackson Bogardus, Boden Zeppelin, Henry Perera, Tommy Sahrbeck and Ben Bomann anchored the offensive line. Defensively John Fine, Ryan and Orson Stanton had multiple tackles.  Nash Goodman had two tackles for a loss.   


Week Three

 

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On offense, the Mavs Mack Grillo and Major Warren each had long runs that set up Pierce Ritman who scored a pair of touchdowns.  The first touchdown came on a key block from tight end Henry Martucci. Ritman also had two conversions on point after tries. On defense, first year player John Utzinger pressured the Raiders Quarterback resulting in an interception by Ritman.  The turnover paved the way for the Mavericks third touchdown on a dazzling run by Brody Rabinowitz. Logan Young and Massimo Pelligrino had notable runs during the game. Pelligrino had a long run tip-toeing down the sideline. On defense, tremendous efforts and pressure from the defensive line came from Utzinger, Noah Bailey, Brenden Pontoriero, Cameron Park, Henry Martucci, Lake Sisca, Zack Achbani and Tommy Pisacano.  Other notable defensive plays came from Rabinowitz, Warren, Grillo and Tripp Reynolds. The offensive line was a strength with great blocking and open holes created by Martucci, Sisca, Pisacano, Park, Bailey and center Jackson Cittadino who had another fine day snapping the ball.

BANC was able to drive the ball behind the blocking of Matthew Farrell, Carter Livingston and Chase Connaughton in the first half.  In the second half, Zack Tuers was able to punch it in after a methodical drive for BANC’s only score.  The BANC defense held the Mavericks scoreless in the second half with great plays made by Mikaih Hall-Jones and Tyler Hastings.