East Bay Pop Warner report: Warriors improve to 4-1


The East Bay Warriors Pee Wee team improved their record to 4-1 with a win over the Sakonnet Schooners on Sunday, 29-0.  With the outstanding blocking from Zach Burke, Ben Iiams, Dylan Martins, Evan Borges, Tre Netto, and Mike Trexler, the Warriors running backs were able to find the end zone throughout the game, with Nick Pierotti, Jeremy Thiboutot, Josh Pompey and Vinny Beretto each scoring touchdowns.

The Warriors defense had another shutout for the second straight week with great tackling by Collin Sullivan, Deven Proulx, Eric Sousa, Dave Turner, Brandon Scott, Luke Borges, who also had a quarterback sack, Matt Defelice and Josh Pompey, who ended the game with a sack in the end zone for a safety. The Pee Wee Warriors will play away at Dighton-Rehoboth next week.

Junior Midgets

The East Bay Warrior Junior Midgets defeated the Sakonnet Schooners 32-0 this past Sunday. Ryan Ramos threw for two scores as he hooked up with DJ Machado and Matt Ditondo. Jake Ribeiro and Ditondo also added a score each on the ground. Ramos converged for two extra points and the Warrior defense scored a safety early in the first quarter. Leading the way for the Warriors on offense was the great blocking of Andrew Prendergast, Connor McKenna, Jacob Sarza, Tyler Rego, Keith Stephenson, Nick Finney, Anthony Reed and Ty Couto.

The defense was led by Val Aiello, Devon Lancaster, Jeff Silvia, Damien Mendoza and Caden Cabral. Ashton Begin and Ditondo had an interception each. Playing well on defense for the Warriors were Caleb Harrington, Neil Thibaudeau, Zack Francis and Zack Sullivan. The next game will be against the Barrington Eagles on Saturday night 6 p.m. in Barrington.

Mitey Mites

The Mitey Mites had another successful game on the road against the Sakonnet Schooners in Tiverton. The offensive running attack of the Warriors gained more than 150 yards on the ground, which included two first half scores by Ethan Case and Jordan Pompey, putting East Bay on top 12-0. The Warrior defense had another outstanding game with some outstanding tackling by Nick Gomes, Dylan Rego, Alex Hopkins, Casey Corrado and Ethan Bland.

An interception by Marcus Pasqual kept the Tiverton offense grounded. The offense continued their aggressive play in the second half with great running by AJ Brooks, Lanear Nocella, Dylan Rodrigues and Seth Cloutier. David Benevides and Cory Grifka hooked up on a 14-yard touchdown pass play, making the final score 18-0. Leading the blocking for the Warrior offense were Rocco Lombardi, Robbie Dumkuski, Patrick Pitts, Aiden Ramaglia, Jake Marshall, Hunter Kavanaugh and Joseph Stewart. The Mitey Mites are away again next week as the face Middletown on October 6.

Tiny Mites

The Warriors Tiny Mite squad improved to 4-1 with an impressive 18-0 victory over Sakonnet on Sunday. The Warriors were led by Michael Lombardi and Parker Camelos touchdown runs.  Also adding a touchdown was Jason Teeden. Gavin Winn and Gordan Kopecky also ran well on the afternoon.

The running was set up by the blocking of Jackson Case, Ethan Martel, Hunter Bagwell, Mathew Sampson, Mason Furtado, Rocco Ferolito, TJ Castriotta and Mesiah Lastra. The defense was tough all day, and was led by Nolan Mello, Tyler Bachand, Zain Barbee, William Silva, Nepo Alicea, Jackson Corrado, Andrew Rhynard, Conner Grifka and Nigel Goncalves.


The Warrior Unlimited division is now 3-2 after beating the North Kingstown Jaguars 12-6. The offense scored twice on a 30-yard run by Corey Cardoso and a five-yard run by Camreon Dias. The offensive line blocked very well all game. They were led by Ryan Chilcott, Austin Davidson, Trever Newman, Matt Ferreria and Deven Viera. The Defense forced four turnovers in the game. Interceptions by Corey Cardoso and Coby Stuter stymied the Jaguars. Coby Castriotta and Logan Constant also recovered fumbles on the day. There also was some exceptional play from Ryan Texiera, Brandon Banowski, Jerimah Osteen,Tony Sousa and Jayson Pompey. The Warriors now head to Portsmouth this week for a very important week six match up.

Warrior Juniors

The Warrior Jr. Pee Wees shut out Sakonnet 13 – 0.  On a rain-soaked and muddy field, the East Bay Warriors played hardnosed defense and shut down their opponent’s offense, creating three turnovers.  The Warriors' defense was led by solid play of linebacker Pat McGovern, defensive end Steve Viau, and tackle, Owen Shaw.  The first half saw both teams struggle with the field conditions and they just traded possessions. The Warrior offense recovered a Sakonnet fumble early in the third quarter and put together a 60-yard scoring drive behind the solid blocking of the offensive line of Ceasar Pascal, Josh Turner and Alex Cole. Running backs Shane Hollands, Marc Furtado and James Marshall help open holes for the powerful running of Jalen Kopecki who capped the drive with a 9 yard touchdown run. The fleet footed Joey Marshall also had key runs on the scoring drive.  The second score came when Sakonnet decided to punt from their own 30 yard line only see Joey Lane receive the punt in full stride and race around the right end for a 50 yard return for the touchdown.  Key defensive plays were made throughout the game by Dylan Berube, including an interception, Jacob Dumkuski, Dawson Harris and Josh Komiega.  Despite touch field and weather conditions, the Warrior’s tandem quarterbacks of Ryan Simons and Daniel Silva protected the ball and engineered the offense throughout the day.



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