Barrington Pop Warner teams pick up key wins
The Barrington Pop Warner Dick’s Sporting Goods Junior Pee Wees won their fifth straight game Saturday in dominating fashion, defeating the Fairhaven Blue Devils at Victory Field, 39-0. The Eagles’ record now stands at 5-1.
The Eagle defense kept the Blue Devils out of the red zone all day. Chase White made some strong tackles to stop the Fairhaven runners, while Slade Crane played well at defensive tackle, bursting into the backfield for key stops. Martin Agustin was lights out at linebacker, while Peter Burgess and Foster Egan hammered through the Fairhaven line at will.
The offense exploded for big gains by running backs Kyle Greenberg and Zach Newberg on the opening drive, capped by a touchdown pounded up the middle by Jon Adamson. Greenberg then added a score of his own, punching through the Fairhaven line for a 46-yard touchdown run. Center Matt Peecher provided solid snaps, while terrific blocking came from tackles Jack Kelleher, Ben Silva, Logan Graham and Sergio DaSilva. Guards Andrew Prete and Meredith Kaplan kept the Blue Devils out of the Eagles' backfield on every down. Tight ends Robert Cahill and Marley Karnes were key to the Barrington sweeps, stuffing the defense to allow for big ground gains.
Running back Noah Werbel delivered some long sweep runs to put the Eagles on the one yard line. He then added an extra point. Quarterback Nick Roach continued his string of stellar performances with a rushing touchdown, a passing touchdown to receiver Burgess, and several extra point conversion runs. Hunter Norris played an excellent game at center, as well as making tough solo tackles on defense. Lexi Malnerich ran hard throughout the game, getting gritty some first downs on runs up the middle while Seth Mitchell had a 20-yard reception, and made a number of tackles at cornerback. Will Rywolt had several long rushes, including a 20-yard touchdown run and two kickoff recoveries that kept the Eagles in control of the ball most of the game.
Barrington has a bye this week, then heads to Tiverton High School to face the Sakonnet Schooners on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Mitey Mite Gold
The Gilbane/Huard Family Mitey Mite Gold team kept up its winning ways with a 26-0 victory over Exeter West Greenwich on Saturday.
The defense held strong on the first series with great tackles from Luke Golembowski, James Anderson, Scott Gausland and Mike Uriati. Jax Gorman scored on the second play with a 25-yard touchdown scamper to start the
scoring. The Eagles defense, behind Thomas and Conner Huard, Mark Romano and Archer Crane, got a quick three and out. Will Sanchez weaved in and out for some nice runs behind Aaron Brady, Josh Bairos, Quinn
Rothschild and Jasper Ashton before Joey Medeiros ran one in around the left end from 10 yards out.
Huge holes opened all day behind Andrew Jameison, Nathan Cooperman, Ethan Tomulonis and Mikey Cox for Mark Bernardo and William Loew to run through. Bernardo took a direct snap and ran right for a 30-yard score at the begining of the second quarter (Uriati conversion run).
EWG was met with a strong defensive effort by Joe Litthisack and Ethan Hines who were in on some big tackles. Jayson Troiano led the next drive with a few nice runs capped off with a 12 yard touchdown behind a great block from Mike Raffa (Gausland conversion run).
Next week the Gold squad takes on Middletown Blue at Kickemuit Middle School in Warren Saturday at 11 a.m.
Mitey Mite Blue
Mighty Mite Blue rolled to its fourth straight victory (4-1-1) last weekend. Led by a tenacious, never let up defense, the Eagles blanked visiting Fairhaven 13-0. The Barrington defense has not allowed a touchdown in five games.
The Eagles' offense moved the ball but hurt itself with penalties, missed blocks and bad snaps. The interior of the Eagle line excelled. Notable peformers were guard Jack Kelty (as he was credited with two pancake blocks); Luke Furnas (one pancake), and Cole Zabriske, Riley Green and Mike Zelzenik.
On their first drive, the Eagles moved the ball into the red zone with runs by Matt Daft and Bryan Ivatts, but the drive fizzled. Fairhaven took over and was immediately stuffed by linebacker Collin Phillips for an 8 yard loss. Phillips made several big plays on both sides of the ball. Fairhaven moved consistently backward on a Thomas MacAdams sack and a David Raposa tackle for loss. This gave the Eagles possession deep in Fairhaven territory. Two runs by Thomas Rocha set up by blocks by Chris Sylveria and Cole Zabriske, put the Eagles at a first and goal. Phillips took a handoff up the middle, picked up a key downfield block by a hustling Riley Green and then dragged a Fairhaven defender across the goal line. The Eagles Drake Van Ness came up shy of the goal line on the run for the point after.
The defenses continued to battle. Fairhaven entered the red zone twice, threatening a score. The first drive was halted when Phillips picked off a pass at the five and returned it to the 10. After four plays, the Eagle offense turned the ball back over on their own 20. The defense rose to the occasion; Noah Mincone and Aiden Keenan stuffed a fullback dive. Then Thomas Rocha made a diving interception on the 4 yard line. This turned out to be a big play. Rocha banged out a 4-yard run following fullback Matt Daft off tackle. Daft blocked well all game. On second and 6 from the Eagle 10, quarterback Ben Proulx faked to Rocha, rolled right and threw a perfect strike to Gorham at the 20. Gorham took off down the sideline, got a block from Sylveria, and outchugged 4 Fairhaven defenders to complete a sensational 92-yard pass play. For the point after, Prouxl swept left, got a block by Colin Jones and weaved his way into the end zone. At the half the Eagles led 13-0.
Brigham Dunphy took the first half kickoff and broke down the right sideline 20 yards to the Fairhaven 40. The Eagles offense could not get a first and Fairhaven took over and struck immediately. Their quarterback swept right and broke into the clear. Rocha chased him down after 40 yards at the Eagle 35. The defense then closed the door. On first down, MacAdams and Daft stopped a sweep behind the line. On second down, Dante Salvaggio and Chris Desisto combined for a sack, and then Brennen Gazeryan and Rocha stopped another sweep for minus 6 yards. Fourth and long culminated with a resounding Raposa and Kranowtz sack, pushing the visitors back 20 yards in 4 plays.
Defense ruled for the fourth quarter as neither team was able to produce any offense.
The Eagles host Warwick this Saturday.