The Dick’s Sporting Goods-sponsored Junior Pee Wees defeated the East Bay Warriors, 9-0, Saturday, Sept. 8 at Victory Field.
The Eagle defense was the hero of the day, clamping down on East Bay with a strong pass rush and great coverage throughout the game.
Tackles Jon Adamson and Peter Burgess had several big tackles in the backfield, and together registered a safety that turned momentum to the Eagles early.
Cornerback Seth Mitchell had several textbook tackles, and one key hit that stopped a likely East Bay touchdown. Defensive ends Foster Egan and Alexis Malnerich each had and excellent day, with multiple solo tackles and constant pressure on the quarterback.
Slade Crane played tough for the Eagle D, making a solo tackle in the backfield for a Warrior loss, while linebacker Martin Agustin stuffed several runs and was perfect in pass protection, working with safety Kyle Greenberg to hold the Warriors to zero completions.
Tackles Sergio DaSilva and Jack Kelleher made sure no big gains were made up the middle, while linebacker Robert Cahill snagged an interception on the 2-yard line late in the game to seal the shutout victory.
Quarterback Nick Roach had another great game, running for long gains and completing two passes to RB/TE Will Rywolt, who also had two receptions from Burgess.
Roach broke four tackles during a first down run that kept Barrington in control of the ball late in the game. These gains on the ground were made possible by solid offensive line blocking from Andrew Prete, Chase White, Ben Silva and Noah Werbel, and from the “Monster Offense:” center Matt Peecher, guards Logan Graham and Meredith Kaplan, tackles Tim Hoag and Crane, and tight ends Cahill and Marley Karnes. Center Hunter Norris was outstanding with shotgun snaps all day, allowing the offense the extra time to break for big plays.
Burgess, Malnerich and Greenberg all broke out for big rushing gains during the contest. Rywolt had several long runs for Barrington as well, capped by a 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
The Eagles travel to Fall River on Sunday, Sept. 16 to take on the Falcons at Durfee High School.
Mitey Mite Gold loses 19-13
The Mitey Mite Gold team sponsered by Gilbane/Huard family lost a tough game this week to Portsmouth, 19-13. The Patriots scored first, but after a long kickoff return by Mark Bernardo, William Loew punched one in from 3 yards out.
There were some great blocks thrown by Quinn Rothschild, Joe Littisack, Aaron Brady, Archer Crane, Jasper Ashton and Josh Bairos to spring Will Sanchez and Mike Uriati on some nice runs.
The Pats took the lead again just before halftime. When the Eagles got the ball back in the second half, Bernardo took one in from 45 yards out behind blocks from Mike Cox and Luke Golembowski.
Portsmouth was able to hold off a late drive from the home team, and Barrington ended up a touchdown short. There were great tackles on defense by Andrew Jameison, Scott Gausland, Ethan Hines and Matt Borden. Next week the Mitey Mites play at the Fall River Falcons on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Mitey Mite Blue ties
The Mitey Mite Blue team battled to a 0-0 stalemate against archrival East Bay (Bristol-Warren-Swansea).
The Eagles defense smothered the visitors all day, led by linebackers Tommy Rocha and Colin Phillips and tackle Dave Raposa. East Bay threatened once and was repelled by a slashing Asher Kranowitz on a timely tackle for loss in the E.B. backfield.
On offense, Matt Daft and Drake Van Ness did some tough inside running against a hard hitting East Bay defense. Luke Gorham ran hard and had his number called both inside and outside the tackles.
The Eagles offense put together two drives but failed to score. Quarterback Brigham Dunphy connected with Rocha for two passes and Bryan Ivatts for a third. The offensive line improved as the game went on, led by Thomas McAdams, Luke Furnas and Mike Zeleznik. First year players Cole Zabriske and Jack Kelty made big contributions to the line and continue to get better every week.
The Eagles go on the road against Oakwood in an inter-league game next Sunday.
Junior Pee Wees lose
The Barrington Junior Pee Wees opened the 2012 season with a hard-fought 26-6 loss to a strong Old Rochester Bulldogs team on Sunday, Sept. 2. The Eagles were led by quarterback Nick Roach, who did a great job managing the offense and ran the ball for long gains throughout the game. A perfectly-executed reverse from Burgess to Rywolt resulted in Barrington’s lone touchdown, a speedy 30-yard run. Malnerich also played exceptionally well on special teams, fielding two kick returns for long gains.
Some of the strongest blocking of the day came from the vaunted “Monster Offense” line. The Eagle defense made many key stops during the game, with great tackles by Foster Egan, Jon Adamson and Martin Agustin, as well as Roach and Mitchell.
Mighty Mites fall, 7-6
The Gilbane/Huard-sponsored Mitey Mite Gold Team lost a hard fought effort 7-6 to the Old Rochester Regional Bulldogs.
The matchup was back and fourth in the first half. Mark Bernardo had a couple of nice runs behind the blocking of Mike Cox, Luke Golembowski and Andrew Jameison. Jax Gorman completed a nice third down pass to William Loew to keep a drive moving, but Old Rochester’s defence was very tough.
Barrington’s defence also did its part with some great linebacker play from Ethan Tomulonis, Jayson Troiano, Mike Uriati and Will Sanchez. Old Rochester was able to score just before halftime to go up 7-0.
Joe Medeiros showed some nice moves behind Conner Huard, Mike Raffa and Mark Romano’s blocks. The game was very tight until Bernardo ran around the right end for a 60-yard touchdown (conversion failed).
Barrington recovered a late fumble but was not able to capitalize on it and Old Rochester ran out the time. Great tackles were made by Loew, Bernardo, Golembowski and Nathan Cooperman. Good snapping by Thomas Huard and James Anderson.
Pee Wees blanked, 35-0
The Ullucci Sports Pee Wees faced a strong opponent in their season opener on Sunday, falling to Old Rochester 35-0. Despite the score, the Pee Wee team showed great effort and determination that will pay off as they continue their season.
Running gains were posted by Andrew Faria and Finn Kegelman, with Faria putting in an especially strong performance making many yards after contact. The offensive line had good showings from David Romano, Gavin Ridgell, Oliver Roberts and Oscar Schnippering.
On defense, great stops were made by Lucas Cobery, Andrew Faria and Shaheer Yasin. On special teams, John (Cole) Glazzard made a strong showing with a great, long punt and Curry had two strong kickoff returns.