Barrington Junior Pee Wees heading to Pop Warner playoffs


The Dick’s Sporting Goods Junior Pee Wees defeated the New Bedford Bears 32-0 on Saturday for their 8th straight victory.

It was the Eagles’ sixth shutout, bringing their record to 8-1 and earning the team a second seed in the Rhode Island/Southern Massachusetts Pop Warner Playoffs. The Eagles have allowed just two touchdowns in the past eight games.

The Eagles defense dominated the Bears, allowing just one first down the entire game. Foster Egan, Meredith Kaplan and Chase White all made great solo tackles in the backfield for big losses.  Cornerback Seth Mitchell stuffed the sweep and did not allow one pass completion. Defensive end Zach Newberg recovered a New Bedford fumble and returned it for a touchdown.

Barrington’s Monster Offense rolled strong, with scoring drives behind solid blocking from Sergio DaSilva, Jack Kelleher, Logan Graham and Robert Cahill. Tackles AJ Prete, Lexi Malnerich and Kyle Greenberg provided strong pass protection. Center Hunter Norris delivered his usual great snaps and shutdown blocking.

Quarterback Peter Burgess had an all-around outstanding day, with two long rushing touchdowns, great kicking, and several long pass completions. Slade Crane, Marley Carnes, Martin Agustin, Noah Werbel and Ben Silva all ran the football well, gaining some hard-fought yards.

Tight end Matt Peecher made a beautiful long pass reception on the 1 yard line. Nick Roach took the reins at quarterback for one play, and rushed 25 yards for a touchdown. Jon Adamson pounded in another touchdown up the middle. Will Rywolt showed some impressive moves with a 30-yard kickoff return, as well as making a kickoff recovery. Foster Egan snagged a nice pass from Burgess for an extra point conversion.

Barrington now moves on to the RISMA playoffs Sunday, where they will face the Dighton-Rehoboth Falcons at Kickemuit Middle School in Warren.

Mitey Mite Blue

Mitey Mite Blue defeated the New Bedford Bears last weekend.

Barrington got rolling when Bryan Ivatts Ivatts and Matt Daft made successive carries to the Bear 1. Ivatts then followed Luke Furnas for the first score of the game. Daft then swept right for the conversion point.

Brennen Gazeryan and CJ Jones stuffed Bear ballcarriers on consecutive plays producing another 3 and out. The Eagles regained possession and the ground game was clicking. Tommy Rocha picked up a powerful Jones drive block, bounced outside, ran over a Bear defender and sprinted 25 yards for a touchdown. For the extra point, Proulx rolled right and hit a diving Silveria for the conversion. Gavin Ouhrabka’s seal block set up the play.

The Eagles went to half time up 14-0. Chris Desisto and Jones played well on the d-line. Proulx had perhaps his best defensive game, making two sacks and hustling to all plays from his cornerback position. Cole Zabriske and Noah Mincone also played well for the Eagles defense.

On another drive, Daft took a handoff and dashed into the end zone behind a great block by halfback Luke Gorham. On the try for point, Dunphy rolled left and threw for Ivatts, who tipped the ball. An alert Aiden Keenan was able to make this rarified grab with his knees.

The Bears were still fighting and answered this score with their best drive of the day. It culminated on wingback reverse that scored from fifty-five yards out. The Eagles answered quickly on their possession. On a bootleg, Dunphy followed a pulling McAdams around left end, ran over the cornerback and outsprinted the Bear defense for a 50-yard score.

Mitey Mite Gold

The Gilbane/Huard Family Gold Mitey Mite team got its fifth shutout in a row by rolling to a 35-0 victory over the New Bedford Bears.

The Eagles shut down the first three plays of the Bears behind thunderous tackles from Luke Golembowski, William Loew and Nathan Cooperman and Jax Gorman. On the Eagles’ first play, Mark Bernardo sprinted off the right side behind Mike Uriati and Andrew Jameison for a 70-yard touchdown (Gorman kick).

After recovering the ensuing on-side kick-off, Bernardo ran 40 yards off left tackle for another touchdown. Great blocks on the play came from James Anderson, Archer Crane and Ethan Tomulonis.

New Bedford was held again to three plays on stops by Jason Troiano, Joey Medeiros, Jasper Ashton and Josh Barios. Barrington’s first play went for another touchdown by Scotty Gausland up the middle behind Thomas Huard and Mike Raffa.

The Eagles got the ball back right away on a fumble on the kick return. A few plays later Bernardo got his third touchdown on an inside hand-off and ran 25 yards untouched to the end zone. (Gorman run).

Quinn Rothschild, Joe Littesack, Conner Huard, Mark Romano and Aaron Brady led the defensive charge on the next series to get the ball back before halftime. Will Sanchez had a nice run that was followed by another Gausland touchdown on a great cut-back run from 50 yards out (Gorman kick).

The Eagles will play in the Mitey Bowl vs the East Bay Warriors Saturday.

Tiny Mites

The Barrington Tiny Mites won again, 12 -6 over Dighton Rehoboth. On Barrington’s opening drive, Matt Raffa threw for a 10 yard pass to Nathan Cobery and a 13 yard pass to Trevor Snow. They drove down to the 15-yard line. DR held them there.

Barrington held Dighton Rehoboth on their next drive. Key defensive tackles were made by Luca Marino, Griffin Crain and Nathan Cobery. The Eagles got the ball back, and drove down the field. Matt Raffa, on a roll out pass, saw that his receiver was covered. He pump-faked, then tucked the ball in to run for a 5-yard touchdown.

Later in the game Griffin Crain scored on a 19-yard touchdown run. Dighton Rehoboth bounced back quick with a 35 yard touchdown run on a reverse play. After that, Barrington’s defense held DR scoreless. Josh Diiorio, the birthday boy, and Tyler Vieira rushed in for a sack and Nathan Cobery continued to tackle running backs for losses.


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