Northport 5/6 Year Old Black Tigers
Lindenhurst 35, Northport 21
The 1st away game began with Northport on defense, Lindenhurst opened with a few outside runs but good pursuit and tackling Ethan Roman and Jared Schaeffer held the bulldogs back. Lindenhurst continued to run the sidelines and despite good tackles by Ethan Roman and John Muzyka, they scored their 1st touchdown. Northport's defensive line prevented anything from coming up the middle. Teagan Finnegan, Bryson Brunert, Jackson McDonnell and Max Dubinsky were successful in utilizing their coaches tap and go maneuvers, breaking up several attempts by Lindenhurst to make a gain. But on the final play, Lindenhurst went outside and headed straight for the endzone, the score 14-0. The Northport Tigers offense attacked the outside early with successful completions by Robert Murray, Ethan Roman and Jackson McDonnell. The line, again heeding following their coaches game plan, opened holes and followed up with good blocking for their halfbacks. The tigers answered back with a touchdown by Jack Driscoll off a superb block by lineman Ryan Muller, followed by a hard outside run by Rob Murray to tie the score, 14-14 at the half. Continued tackling by Northport's secondary and grunt work in the trenches stopped the Lindenhurst offense at the line of scrimmage on several plays during the 2nd half. Despite the efforts of the tiger defense, Lindenhurst attacked well and scored another 3 touchdowns, the score 35-14. The tiger backfield had consecutive gains by John Muzyka, Jack Driscoll and Jared Schaeffer as Northport marched downfield and a 3rd touchdown was scored by Ethan Roman, who broke several Lindenhurst tackles as he hit the end zone.
7 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 26, Lynvets 12
With an improved defense led by Brady Cooke and Liam Riordan, the 7 Black Tigers dominated the gridiron Sunday. Cooke and Riordan had a combined 6 sacks and 12 tackles. Also on the list of key tacklers were Anthony Sylvanus, Gavin Stabile, Jace DiPalo, Liam Hickey, Luke Marino, Preston Carey, Luke Campbell, and Colin Maher. Putting points on the board for the Tigers were QB Preston Carey (27yd run), FB Gavin Stabile (17yd run), and HB Jace DiPalo (6yd run, 28yd run). FB Colin Maher also converted an extra point for the Tigers. The big and strong offensive line led by Colin Maher and Jacob Raimo, and the defensive line led by Brady Cooke and Liam Riordan are the core of the Tigers success. Sunday the 7 Black Tigers will face another perennial football power, Central Suffolk.
7 Year Old Red Tigers
Sayville 14, Northport 6
The 7 Red Tigers continued to play hard but fell a touchdown short to the Flash in a sustained defensive battle on Sayville’s home field Sunday. The difference at halftime was a slim extra point after made by Sayville. In this battle the tiger defense was stingy after letting up the first touchdown of the game. The defense, led by Billy Cocks, Connor Henigman and Enrique Hernández forced fumbles today one of which was recovered for a turnover. Following the fumble recovery the tigers’ setup for their second drive on offense at Sayville’s 35. Runs by backs Connor Henigman, Billy Cocks and Joseph Zarcone were capped by QB Tommy O’Briens’ 21 yard touchdown run behind a great push off the line by Cameron Foley, Dean Mason, Jack Strebel and Giovanni Valenti. The tiger defense was led in tackles by OLB Tommy O’Brien with four solo tackles. Registering two each solo tackles on defense were Enrique Hernandez, Frank Moscati and Joseph Zarcone. Thomas Franco again made a touchdown saving tackle in the second half to keep the tigers within one score. Tommy O’Brien led all tiger rushers with a total of 53 yards and one touchdown. A tough loss for the tigers this week. We’ll line it up again next week at home against 3 Village on Saturday at 6PM. Come on out for the tailgate.
8 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 6, Connetquot 0
The Tigers won a hard fought defensive battle vs Connetquot 6-0. The defense was outstanding lead by Defensive End Quinn Reynolds with 10 tackles. Sean Lyons, Anthony Lang, James Omalley and Chris Holms all registered tackles for losses. With the nifty running of halfback Tim McLam and QB Luca Elmaleh, the Tigers capped off a 7 Play 50 yard drive with Fullback Julian Bush bulling his way to a 7 yard TD run just before halftime. The offensive line, Nick Nicastro, Tanner Schultz, Connor Farrington, Will Meyer and Anthony Lang did a great job of controlling the line of scrimmage and executing their blocking assignments during the drive.
10 Year Old Black Tigers
Sayville 12 Northport 6
The Tigers took their game on the road to face a talented Sayville squad. A solid defensive stand on the opening drive of the game gave the Tigers an opportunity to take the lead. Several solid runs by Tiger running backs put the Tigers deep in Sayville territory. A nice reverse from Dan Saracino to Jack Helrigel resulted in a 23 yard touchdown run. Blocking by Offensive Line members John Locke, Michael Petrucelly, Nick Shorey, Ryan McEnroe, Owen McIntee, Dan Eagers and Jaden Song made the touchdown run possible. The extra point try was unsuccessful making the score 6-0. The Tiger defense once again stepped up big causing a fumble that was recovered by Jacob Lubeck. The Tigers were driving the ball thanks to great running by Dylan McNaughton. However, the Tigers could not finish the drive. Sayville took over on downs and a few plays later were able to break a long run for a touchdown. The Tigers held firm on the extra point try making the score 6-6. Again, the Tigers drove the ball deep into Sayville territory, but lost it on a fumble late in the first half. Sayville used the clock wisely and scored another long touchdown on the last play of the half. Halftime score Sayville 12 Northport 6. The second half was a back and forth defensive battle. The Tigers powerful run game was held in check by the Sayville defense. The Tigers defense also stepped up to stop the Sayville offense. Andrew Canales, Owen McIntee, Dan Eagers, John Locke, Ryan Petrucelly and Nick Shorey combined on tackles ending Sayville drives and giving the Tigers a chance to get the offense on the field. The typically potent Tigers offense moved the ball, but couldn't break the plane of the endzone. However, defensively the Tigers consistently came up big. Middle Linebackers Jaden Song and Michael Petrucelly controlled the middle of the field and made the Sayville offense realize there was no room to run up the middle. Sayville was able to break a run on the outside that looked like a sure touchdown until the Sayville running back was caught from behind by Jackson Campbell and tackled. Campbell's tackle forced a fumble near the goal line that was recovered by Jacob Lubeck. The Tigers had one more chance to win the game. Again, the Tigers were able mount a drive deep into Sayville territory, but a fumble late in the game foiled any possibility of a comeback and Sayville held on for a hard fought 12-6 victory. The Tigers return home next weekend looking to rebound against Half Hollow Hills.
10 Year Old Red Tigers
Sayville 19, Northport 7
After a convincing win to start the season the Tigers hit the road on Friday night to take on the Golden Flashes from Sayville. The Tigers came out of the gate in a big way. On the second play from scrimmage DT Jason Mohlmann bursted through the line, hit the back from Sayville who fumbled the ball. Mohlmann saw the ball get jarred loose and promptly jumped on it putting the Tigers in the drivers seat early on. A big gain by RB Jack Sandrib was negated by a holding call, and the early momentum from the Tigers was gone. The Golden Flashes recovered a Tiger fumble and converted on a 4th and long and eventually found the end zone for a 7-0 lead. The Tigers could not get much going in the 2nd quarter from an offensive standpoint. The defense was playing tough against a very big Sayville team. On a 4th down play the Sayville QB took the snap, pitched left, the halfback ran left and threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to the wide receiver. Sometimes you just need to tip your cap to the other team. This Tiger team refused to quit and they did not back down. They got knocked around by the home team but kept getting up off of the mat. "Cheech" Raio was tackling anyone that came his way. Thomas Ricciardi and fellow lineman Ryan Kraus followed his lead. Aidan Tarnowski in turn, followed their lead along with Luke Lamendola. There was a beautiful play made by Tyler Kuprianchick when he batted down a pass intended for the receiver. The most impressive thing about the Tigers in this game came at the end. Down 19-0 with 4 minutes to play they drove the distance of the field and Sandrib took it into the end zone from 13 yards out. QB Will Murphy added the extra point and the clock ran out. The Tigers could have mailed it in and accepted the defeat. Nope, not this group. Sometimes the winners tip their caps to the losing team as well.
10 Year Old Blue
Connetquot 20, Northport 19
The Northport 10 Blue Team fell just a little bit short this week, rallying from 13-0 deficit in the first half. The boys really stepped up their play in the second half and found the end zone 3 times on a 66 and 4 yard touchdown by Aidan Murdock and a 6 yard touchdown by Chase Hendrickson. Patrick Sweeney ran 3 yards on a QB keep to give the Blue team its extra point. Great blocking by Robert McGinley at left tackle, Brandon Meiner at right tackle and Drew Bloom at tight end helped the 10 Blue boys gain 232 total yards from scrimmage. The boys held Connetquot to less than 50 total yards in the second half supported by great defensives plays by Nick Bennett, Robert McGinley and Patrick Sweeney.
11 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 20, Half Hollow Hills 0
Northport 11U Black got their first win of the season 21-0 to even their record at 1-1. It was a trememdous team effort where Northport started off the game on defense led by solid play from their two defensive ends Tristan Triolo and Ryan Wagner. After holding the opponent Northports offense took over with strong running up the middle from their fullback Andrew Argyris who was gaining 10 yards a play. Dazzling the opponent on the outside was Rafe Carner whose speed and cutback ability made it hard to stop him. Quarterback Connor Gallagher mixed in the runs with a few passes for some positive yards. It's impossible to mention the backfield without mentioning the line the opened up the holes all day long. From left to right along the O-Line were Max Brustmeyer, Justin Baskam, Denzel Blake, Chris Bolitho and Andrew Bloom. Northports opponent, HHH, threatened a few times but the defense came up with some key tackles on the outside from their two cornerbacks Robbie Kennedy and Rocco Stola.
11 Year Old Red Tigers
Northport 12, Deer Park 6
Northport Tigers were on the road again on Sunday playing Deer Park. Although the Tigers trailed 6-0 the first half of the game due to a fumble early on just shy of the end zone, they buckled down and fought back. Fullback Joe Evans barreled up the middle multiple times consistently getting the Tigers downfield and racking up the most rushing yardage. Jacob Buell did a nice job sealing up the end on defense. Some good tackles by Micheal Catrone, Aaron Winnegar, and Jack Vitale kept the Deer Park offense from getting anywhere. Ryan Kropp made two nice catches from solid throws by QB Christian Pastore. On defense Christian also nearly made an interception blocking the throw by Deer Park. Justice Felice did a great job on offensive end allowing the running backs to get around the outside to continue the drives downfield. Chris Brown was on top his game with two fumble recoveries getting the Tigers possession and putting them back in the game. A sweep around the outside by Casey Fortunato scoring the Tiger's first TD tying up the game shortly into the second half. Some quick moves and hard hitting by Jake Serroen who caused two Deer Park fumbles and a QB sack. Recovering the fumble was Angelo Prestipino putting the Tigers back on the offense in the last quarter of the game. Running through the hole made by the strong Tiger offense Bruce Peden runs in the second TD. Kyle Camenzuli and Thomas McDonagh kept the pressure on in the back field. Tiger defense with great tackles all day by safety Ryan Bell held Deer Park and left Northport time for one last offense drive. Aidan Sawczyk drove through the middle gaining 3 yards. Emerson Payne ran around the outside pulling past Deer Park defenders and was stopped a few feet short of the TD line when the clock ran out. A great team effort by all against a close competitor.
11 Year Old White Tigers
Three Village 26, Northport 13
After allowing a Three Village touchdown, the Tigers came storming back when, for the second week in a row, Quarterback Tommy Fitzgerald hit Wingback Aidan Hickman for a long touchdown pass. Parker Dietrich then ran in the extra point on an end around to tie the game at 7. The Tigers had a tough time with Three Village's strong running attack in the second half giving up three touchdowns. Then, showing determination and pride, the Tigers mounted a fourth quarter drive highlighted by several long runs each by Halfback Jason Schwartz and Fitzgerald, who capped the drive with a touchdown run. Also playing well were Vincent Gaddis. Sam Everitt, Rob Pisicani, Will Tyska, Conner Higgins and Max Bratchie.
12 Year Old Black Tigers
Kings Park 29, Northport 7
With the absence of two starting lineman and their starting runningback, the 12 year old Northport team faced some adversity this Saturday. Facing a solid Kings Park team they suffered a loss. Captains Anthony Vozza and Sean Jeffery hooked up for a 60 yard TD pass and catch in the second quarter for Northport. Vozza went 8/12 for 126 yards and 1 touchdown. Jeffery had 5 receptions for 102 yards and 1 touchdown along with 6 tackles and a forced fumble on defense. Hunter Bloom added 3 receptions on offense and 3 tackles with a blocked extra point attempt on defense. Jack Ricciardi had a solid defensive performance with 7 tackles, 2 of which were for loss. Northport eventually settled down in the second half only allowing 1 TD and if it weren't for an unfortunate lost fumble in the red zone they may have put in another TD in the 4th.