5/6 Year Old Black Tigers
Longwood 63, Northport 7
The scoreline says it all as this weeks away game brought back painful memories of the previous game for Tigers fans. Northport opened on defense and a well organized attack from Longwood executed several running plays without resistance to hammer in 6 consecutive touchdowns. A fumble behind the line of scrimmage thankfully broke the momentum and the 1st tackler were finally made by Robert Murray and Jared Shaffer on the final play but when the smoke cleared the coaches and fans scratched their heads in amazement, for it was truly a repeat oft heir performance from last Sunday; the tigers were simply not stepping up to make tackles. Behind by 42 points, Northport needed to come out strong but blocking was unfortunately slow to develop and the Longwood defense took advantage, stopping several runs by John Muzyka, Ethan Roman and Jared Schaffer. The tigers gave the ball back to Longwood without a score. The coaches mustered their team at half-time with words of encouragement and the tiger defense did improve in the 2nd half with tackles by LJ Drones, Jared Schaffer and John Muzyka but the Longwood offense pulled in 3 more touchdowns and the ball went back to Northport for a final rally. An improved offense ran hard down field, as the line woke up opened avenues for Jared Schaffer and Rob Murray and alas John Muzyka ran in a quarter back option for 7. Its back to the drawing board again for the Tigers, where blocking and tackling will be the focus of the next weeks training they prepare to host Patchogue-Medford on Sunday.
5/6 Year Old Red Tigers
Lindenhurst 35, Northport 21
Northport 5/6 Red lost a tough game to Lindenhurst. Northport started out on offense and moved the ball effectively behind great blocking on the offensive line which was led by center Billy Henderson and lineman Jack Ferland, Luciano Kyroneris, Thomas Zarcone, Nicky Lang, Daniel Buysse, Tristan Pulino and Colin Tuthill. Quarterback Peyton Hamada and running backs Ashton Presti and Joey Petrucelly were able to put together an impressive opening drive. Northport capped off their opening possession with a 5 yard touchdown run by Joey Petrucelly. Northport started the second qtr on defense. The Northport defense matched up well with the Lindenhurst offense, however allowed 3 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. At halftime, Northport trailed 21-7. The start of the third qtr had Northport back on offense. Just as on their first offensive possession, the offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and Northport moved the ball effectively. Northport was led by the running of Ashton Presti, Jack Ferland, Thomas Zarcone, Luciano Kyroneris, Joey Petrucelly and Peyton Hamada. Northport scored two touchdowns during the quarter – first an impressive 40 yard touchdown run by Joey Petrucelly as a result of a key block by Payton Hamada and Daniel Buysse, then a goal line score by Jack Ferland, his first of the season, behind the upfront blocking of Billy Henderson and the offensive line. Northport started the fourth quarter back on defense. The Northport defense put up big stops led by impressive tackling from Thomas Zarcone, Peyton Hamada, Daniel Buysse and Ashton Presti. The entire defensive line of Nicky Lang, Tristan Paulino, Luciano Kryoneris, Billy Henderson, Jack Ferland and Colin Tuthill all contributed to a solid 2H defensive play. The Northport defensive did a nice job overall and the team continues to make positive strides as a collective unit. The team has a “bye” this coming week.
7 Year Old Red Tigers
Northport 20, Commack 7
7 Red managed to put back to back wins together with a win this week as they wore their game faces to Northport Varsity's home field and beat Commack 20-7. It brings their record to 2 wins and 3 losses and brightens their hopes of a winning season with 3 games remaining. Nick Spinner broke a 65 yard run for the first TD, benefiting every Northport inspirit , securing a long outstanding score energizing rallying parents. William Cocks was awarded the FRYING PAN for his aggressive defensive play at middle line backer. Quinn Gallagher won the Player of the Week medal as he threatened Commack's offense all day from right defensive end. At left defensive end Joey Zarcone also came up big forcing the sweeps to his side back to the middle where the ball carrier was met continuously with gang tackles by the tenacious defenders. Tommy O'Brien continued to impress at QB as he scrambled and ran over the defense with the dexterity of a lizard. O'Brien had 83 yards, a TD as well as 4 tackles at outside linebacker on the day. Thomas Franco and Bryan Florio fired out to make their blocks at ends and helped the offense to continuously move the ball down the field. Andrew Johnson and Dean Mason owned their opponents successfully making their blocking assignments to aid in 5 different players scoring. Besides Spinner and O'Brien's touchdowns, Connor Henigman pounded in from 2 yards out in the second quarter. Two out of three extra points attempts were successful by Henrique Hernandez and William Cocks. Cameron Foley shined on both offensive line and defensive tackle. Coach Willie said, "Cam certainly showed up to play today" and the rest of the coaching staff agreed. Foley had 3 solo tackles aiding the rest of the defense in their great performance on the day. Next week 7 Red takes on East Islip on Sunday at home.
8 Year Old Red Tigers
Huntington 20, Northport 0
The Tiger 8 Red played their last home game of the season and their best game of the season against a vaunted Huntington team that was undefeated and scoring points at will on their previous opponents. The Tigers had their work cut out for them against an oversized physical opponent. The Tigers came out with purpose on offense and were able to move the ball behind the offense line lead by Andrew Locke ( the Locke Ness Monster), Michael Evans, Julian Coscia, Michael Drew and Tommy Acosta. The blocking was superb on the opening drive and Northport drove to the Huntington 30 yard line. Alas, they were not able to cash in on a touchdown. The Tiger defense led by Joey Baker, Michael Evans, Robert Germani, Tommy Acosta, Giancarlo Valenti, Ryan McCloskey, Julian Coscia, Ben Pipolo, Joe Ferland and Henry Barbagallo played an oversized, physical offensive front and played extremely well. The defense held Huntington to only 13 first half points capped by an excellent, tackle by Giancarlo Valenti on the Huntington running back resulting in a pop up fumble denying Huntington an extra point attempt. That hit earned Giancarlo the Big Stick award at the close of the game. The punter, Julian Coscia made two long, high and deep punts pinning Huntington down deep in their own territory requiring them to go the distance for any further scores which they were not able to accomplish. In the second half, the Tigers played a hard physical game of attrition coming within 30 yards of scoring and denying Huntington any further scoring until a late touchdown at the whistle making the final Huntington 20 and Northport 0. The boys have gotten better each week and will undoubtedly get a win in the next three weeks of the season. The Tiger Reds are away in Bayport next week.
9 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 14, Connetquot 6
The Tigers (4-2)defense dominated the game as they beat Connectquot. The outside team of Drew Miller, Griff Goldstein, Aiden Kolbe and Tim Longo never let them outside. The interior line of Caleb Hamada, Tim Cleary, Argenny Portillo, and the LB’s Owen Johansen, Jo Jo Dechiaro and Mike Tittmann jammed up the middle. The Tigers defense has given up less than 100 yards total in the last 3 games! The offense was led by Owen Johansen’s 57 yd TD run and a 40 yd TD pass from Aiden Kolbe to Johansen. Kolbe also kicked for 2 pts. Next week the Tigers face arch rival Huntington on Saturday night.
10 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 19 East Islip 7
|QB Andrew Klis (#5) pitches the ball to RB Dan Saricino (#49)|
|weekly hard hat winners |
Jackson Campbell (#10)
and Owen McIntee (#7)
10 Year Old Red Tigers
Hauppauge 14, Northport 6
In the National Football League there is no such thing as a moral victory. The same does not apply to youth football. As a matter of fact it is a win if the team losses the game, but leaves everything out on the field. The Tigers took their 3-2 record on the road to play the Hauppague Eagles, who came into the game with a perfect record of 5-0. It looked like trouble early on as the Eagles featured a passing attack that the Tigers have never seen before. The Eagles scored a touchdown rather easily on their first possession and the Tigers were 7 points in arrears. On the first offensive play from scrimmage Jack Sandrib took a handoff from Thomas Butler, ran right, cut back, headed back outside and raced 65 yards for a Tiger score. The extra point attempt failed and the Tigers would remain a point down until later in the game. This game which looked to have the makings of an offensive explosion was anything but that. The Tigers D was hitting hard, and making the key play when it needed to. At the end of the half with time dwindling the Eagles were knocking on the door. The QB dropped back and threw a ball that got batted down by a diving Tyler Kuprianchick. Half over, threat over and the Tiger D stood tall. There were big hits by Michael and "Cheech" Raio. Lineman Chris Chelius, Matthew Webb and Luke Lamendola were laying some "sticks" on the Eagles as well. Without getting the big play from the offense the defense was on the field quite a bit. They were playing their hearts out but the Eagles eventually found the end zone again and added the extra point. The Tigers came out on the short end and dropped a 14-6 decision. The score shows that they lost this game. The effort and heart put into this game says otherwise.
11 Year Old Blue Tigers
Northport 12, Riverhead 0
In an early morning matchup out in Riverhead on a very muddy field, the Tigers and Blue Waves traded punts on each of the their first two possessions. But thanks to the excellent punting of Andrew Tittmann, Northport won the battle of field position keeping Riverhead pinned deep in their own end. Early in the second quarter cornerback Ryan McCarthy stepped in front of a Riverhead pass for his first interception of the year and took it 35 yards for the score to put Northport up 6-0 at halftime. Riverhead came out strong to start the 3rd quarter marching into Northport territory but a fantastic play by Gavin Teiner turned the tide and gave the Tigers the ball and the momentum. With a few Tigers holding up the Riverhead running back, Teiner stripped the ball and ran several yards before he was brought down. The Tiger offense - behind solid blocking of Nicholas Cox, Christopher Dowd, Jack Fernandez, Jaden Franey, Matt Powers, Samuel Pipolo and Daniel Tiburzi - took over and moved the ball behind tough inside running from Luke Mattera. Then on an inside handoff, Luke Rizzo took the ball and outran the Riverhead defense for a 60+ yard TD to give Northport the 12-0 lead. Riverhead fought hard to come back, mixing in a few passes with some sweeps and dives up the middle but the Tiger defense behind Jake Bulanchuk, Tobin Centamore, Nicholas DeMarco, Ryan Farrington, Tyler Florio, Devin Locker, Luke Mattera and Andrew Tittmann, came up big again to preserve their third shutout of the season. The 11 Year Old Blue Tigers improved their record to 5-0-1 and wrap up the regular season next Sunday at Lindenhurst looking to enter the playoffs on a winning note.
11 Year Old White Tigers
Patchogue/Medford 20, Northport 0
The 11 White Tigers suffered four holding penalties bringing back four long runs, two fumbles and a blocked punt near their own goal line leading to two Patchogue-Medford touchdown all in the first quarter on Sunday. Despite the devastating start, the team fought hard only giving up one score the rest of the way. The Tigers did have some good runs by Jason Schwartz, Sam Everitt, Tommy Fitzgerald, Aidan Hickman and Will Tyska, and completed two passes, one a long completion from Fitzgerald to Hickman, but just just couldn't punch the ball into the red zone. As always, the Tigers showed great effort and attitude from the first play to the last whistle.
12 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 14, Sharks 12
Northport hosted the Sharks at home this Sunday. Northport started the game with a solid drive ending in a 15 yard TD pass and catch from QB Anthony Vozza to WR Sean Jeffery. Northport completed the extra point. On the following drive the Sharks put together a touchdown drive of their own but we're stopped on the extra point. After forcing a three and out the Sharks defense blocked a Northport punt, giving them great field position with little time left in the first half. Northport's defense could not stop the Sharks offense and they pounded the ball in for another score, again being stopped on the extra point. The third quarter was all defense, score remains 12-7 in favor of the Sharks heading into the fourth quarter. Northport ate up half of the quarter on their opening drive, ending with a 30 yard TD run by RB Brian Truehart who was sidelined earlier from a big collision. Northport adds the extra point bringing the score to 14-12 Northport. With 6 minutes left the Sharks drove down the field running the clock down to 2 minutes and the ball to the Northport 5 yard line. After a few penalties on both sides the Sharks had one last 4th down play from the 2 yard line to put the ball in for the win. Northport's defense held strong led by LB Shane Finkelstein ending the game on an intense goal line stand. Northport wins 14-12. Notable stats: RB Brian Truehart 7 carries 70 yards and 1 TD. FB/LB Shane Finkelstein 13 tackles 3 for a loss, 7 carries 53 yards. QB Anthony Vozza 6/9, 50 yards and 1 TD. WR Sean Jeffery 3 receptions 32 yards 1 TD.