Barrington Pop Warner: Junior Pee Wees and Mitey Mites win
Two Barrington Pop Warner football teams picked up victories over the weekend, as the Junior Pee Wees and Mitey Mites Gold team each defeated their Fall River opponents.
Junior Pee Wees – The Dick’s Sporting Goods Junior Pee Wees defeated the Fall River Falcons 14-0 Sunday, Sept. 16 at Durfee High School, to bring their record to 2-1.
The Eagle’s offense came alive this game, with big gains on the ground for running back Zach Newberg that put Barrington in the red zone twice.
Fullback/guard Jon Adamson powered in a great touchdown run, as well as a run for an extra point with three Falcons defenders on his back. RB/TE Will Rywolt had a long reception from QB Nick Roach, plus a 33-yard touchdown run to extend his streak with a touchdown in each of the Eagles’ three games.
Roach continued to run the offense masterfully, adding several clutch runs of his own for first downs. Fullbacks Kyle Greenberg and Alexis Malnerich both had great games, punching the football up the middle for some tough first downs.
Running back Seth Mitchell added some excellent runs. Center Hunter Norris snapped very well all game, and added some solid defense. Strong blocking by Andrew Prete, Chase White, Jack Kelleher and Noah Werbel was essential for the scoring drives.
The “Monster Offense” line continued to provide an impenetrable wedge, driven by guards Meredith Kaplan and Logan Graham, center Matt Peecher, and tight ends Robert Cahill and Marley Karnes, who also recovered a blocked punt.
The defense was again dominant, recording its second straight shutout. Linebacker Martin Agustin was great in pass coverage and joined in for a bunch of tackles. Tackle Ben Silva and defensive end Foster Egan each had an outstanding game, with multiple solo tackles in the backfield.
The Falcons’ big, speedy backs were stopped for losses all game by the relentless pass rush from LB Roach and tackles Adamson, Tim Hoag, Slade Crane and Sergio DaSilva.
The Eagles return home to face Portsmouth on Saturday at Victory Field.
Mitey Mite Gold – The Gilbane/Huard family Mitey Mite Gold team got its first win of the year Sunday, 25-13, against Fall River.
The Eagles got on the board on the first play when Mark Bernardo ran 50 yards behind the blocks of Nathan Cooperman, Archer Crane and Ethan Tomulonis. After a great three and out by the defense with big hits in the backfield from Jax Gorman, Andrew Jameison and James Anderson the Falcons punted one that was returned 70 yards by Bernardo for another touchdown.
Barrington’s defense stood strong behind Thomas Huard, Jasper Aspen, Mark Romano and Jayson Troiano. On the next possesion Scott Gausland ran 45 yards behind great blocks from Ethan Hines and Conner Huard.
Fall River scored on a broken play on the last play of the first half to make it 19-6. The Falcons had a long eight minute drive to start the second half to close the gap to 19-13. Will Sanchez had an awsome run to keep an Eagles drive alive with blocks from Matt Borden, Mike Raffa and Aaron Brady.
The Eagles then turned to William Loew to grind out a long drive with several carries, the last one ending up with a 14-yard touchdown run following crushing hits by Luke Golembowski, Mike Cox and Mike Uriati. Excellent line play all day came from Josh Bairos, Joe Litthisack and Quinn Rothschild, and there was good tough running by Joey Medeiros.
Mitey Mite Blue (Week 2) – The Mitey Mite Blue team battled to a 0-0 stalemate against arch rival East Bay (Bristol-Warren-Swansea) on Sept. 8. The two squads had scrimmaged 3 weeks earlier and the Warriors had triumphed 21-0.
The Eagles defense smothered the visitors all day, led by linebackers Tommy Rocha and Colin Phillips and tackle Dave Raposa. E.B. 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 EB 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. QB Brigham Dunphy connected with Rocha for two passes and Bryan Ivatts for a third.
The offense 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.