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5/6 Year Old Black Tigers 
The 2nd Annual Tiger Bowl Under the Lights
Northport 28, Smithtown(1) 0
There was a jam packed parking lot for the tailgate and pre-game pep rally ahead of the 2nd annual Tiger Bowl. Country music played in the background while football fans got their faces painted, and families picnicked under tents. The annual tradition pits the Pee Wee (5/6) Tigers against the top competition in Suffolk County in a game under the lights at VETS field. This year the undefeated Smithtown Bulls were invited for the match up. Their record, and reputation precedes them. The team arrived by bus, a testament to their community's investment in their youth football program.

The 5/6 Tigers take the field @ The Tiger Bowl.

After losing the coin toss, the Tigers opened the first quarter on defense. The Smithtown Bulls' impressive offense completed a few passes, took snaps in the shotgun position, and even completed a pitch; but all attempts to score were thwarted by the relentless Tiger defense. Northport rotated their whole roster, and the stats reflect the depth of their team. Tackles up front were made by Nicholas Blazevich, LJ Drones, Anthony Sylvanus, Frank Moscati, and Liam Hickey, while Tommy O'Brien, Gavin Stabile, Preston Carey, Matthew Lembo, and Jayce Dipalo amassed multiple tackles.

On offense the Tigers opened with a big line to match Smithtown's size, and they pushed the ball down the middle with a different running back on each of the first 4 snaps. Then with superb blocking from Jaicob Raimo and the offensive line, QB Preston Carey ran bootleg right for a 30yd touchdown. The Tigers ate up the clock, and on the last play of the half Carey broke for another 45yd touchdown run as four defenders tried unsuccessfully to bring him down at the 10 yard line.

The second half was much of the same as the Tigers continued rotating their full roster into play. Bryan Florio's two pancake blocks paved the way for two touchdown runs. The first was a 50yd touchdown by Jace Dipalo, who shook defenders along the way.  In the next series, Anthony Sylvanus capitalized on Drew Schuttinger's block, putting the closing touchdown on the board and leaving a wake of broken tackles in his path. The Tigers passing game was quiet, but Carey, O'Brien, Sylvanus and DiPalo put together 245 rushing yards. The 5/6 Black Tigers move to 6-0.

5/6 Year Old Red Tigers
The 2nd Annual Tiger Bowl Under the Lights
Game 1: Northport 7, Smithtown(2) 0 
Game 2: Northport 14, Smithtown(1) 7

The 5/6 Red Tigers vs. Smithtown @ The Tiger Bowl.

7 Year Old Black Tigers 
Northport 26, Lindenhurst 12

TD Run by Luca Elmaleh & great blocking by O-Line.
The Northport 7 Black Tigers got back on the winning track following their first defeat of the season at home to Commack last Sunday. The Tigers defeated Lindenhurst on the strength of their offensive attack scoring 4 touchdowns: 2 in the first half and 2 in the second half.

The Tiger defense throttled the Lindenhurst attack in the second half in not allowing any touchdowns or points. Fumble recoveries were caused and recovered by Julien Bush and James O'Malley. Great tackles were made by Christopher Holm, Giancarlo Valenti, Lee Faber and Henry Barbagallo limiting Lindenhurst's time of possession and allowing the Tiger offense to pull away in the second half on touchdowns by Luca Elmaleh (2) and Quinn Reynolds. In the first half, Lindenhurst jumped out to a 12 to 7 lead after Anthony Lang had scored the opening series touchdown. With 1 minute to go in the first half, the Tigers jumped ahead to 14 to 12 on a touchdown run by quarterback, Luca Elmaleh.

In the second half it was all Tiger defense that stymied the Lindenhurst attack resulting in giving up no points and a well earned victory. Defensive linemen led by Nick Nicastro, Julian Coscia, James O'Malley, Austin Ruthkowski, Mike Evans, Joe Ferland, Alexander Forbes and Julien Bush did a fantastic job creating havoc in the Lindenhurst line and backfield. Next up for the Tigers is an away game on 10/13/12 at Connetquot before spending the last two weeks of the season playing at home.

8 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 19, Huntington 12
Owen Johansen penetrates the Huntington Defense
The 8 year old Tigers offense turned to physical "ground and pound" to etch out a victory against an undefeated Huntington Bulldog football team. The outstanding middle three offensive lineman of Joe DeChiaro, Tim Cleary and Aidan Kolbe cleared the way for fullback Owen Johansen to pound his way for another 100 plus rushing yard game. Offensive tackles Matthew Lyman, Hudson Cobe, Landon Rosales and Tommy Kraus enabled the Tiger offense to also effectively run sweeps to the outside.

The Bulldogs had previously outscored their opponents by a margin of 90-6 in 4 games until they entered Northport's house. The Tiger's knew that they had to turn to a physical style ground game to control the time of possession and ultimately the game.

The defense came up strong against the Bulldogs high powered offense, shutting them down in the second half.  Big tackles by Chandler Arnold, Macklin O'Brien, Michael Tittmann, Caleb Hamada, Aidan Presti and Sebastian Ditucci held the Bulldogs to only one first down in the second half sealing the Tiger victory. The Tigers now 4-1 will host Bayshore this Sunday at Northport High School at 930am.

9 Year Old Black Tigers
Northport 19, Smithtown 12
The 9 year old Tigers took on the Bulls of Smithtown on a dreary, wet Sunday afternoon. The Tigers entered the game with a 2-2 record, and were looking to improve to a game above .500. They started with the ball and went to work right off the bat. They had a long, sustained drive that led to a 3 yard touchdown run right up the gut of the Bulls defense by Dylan McNaughton. This gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead after the first quarter.

The Tiger defense was swarming during the first half, allowing nothing to the Bulls offense. This unit was led by Ansel Mautz, it seemed that if there was a play to be made, there he was. The Tigers were looking to build on their lead and again it was done in methodical fashion. Quarterback Andrew Klis was handing the ball off to several different Tiger backs, and it led to confusion on the Bulls defense. Not only were the Tigers changing it up on offense, the line was physical, and controlling the game. The O line was led by center Jason Mohlmann, Andrew Cannalles, John Locke, and Michael Petrucelly . After taking a handoff Jackson Campbell ran left, cut up field, made a nifty move on a Bull defender and ran 30 yards for a Tiger touchdown, making the score 13-0 heading to the half. The Bulls started the 2nd half with the ball and were driving. They were deep in Tiger territory and looking to change the momentum. The Tigers D was up to the task. They forced a 4th and long and were looking to turn the Bulls away. The back from Smithtown ran left and headed up field and was close to a first down when out of nowhere came Jacob Lubeck for a big tackle, stopping the Bulls short of a 1st down. After the turnover on downs the Tigers took over on their own 5 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage Jack Helrigel took a handoff, ran right, darted up field, eluded 3 defenders, and ran all the way to the end zone for a 95 yard run. This was in essence, the nail in the coffin. The Tigers went on to win this one by a final of 19-12, improving their record to 3-2, and head back on the road next Saturday night to take on East Islip 

9 Year Old Red Tigers
Islip 19, Northport 6
Northport 9 yr old red lost a tight game 19-6 to Islip. Fantastic line play by John Henderson, Brandon Meiner, Kelly Ryan and Aidan Conway. Running back Aidan Murdock ran hard up the middle all game and Safeties Brendan Miranda and Matt Gillam secured the Defensive backfield for the Tigers. 

10 Year Old Red Tigers
Northport 0, Smithtown 0

Northport fought hard against Smithtown and managed to keep the game scoreless on Sunday.   Smithtown tried multiple times to run through the middle but the Northport defense stopped them every time.  The large Smithtown runner tried to get around the outside but again the Northport players made some great tackles and worked together to take them down. Northport offense had some solid runs and worked their way down the field but the Smithtown defense stayed strong and Northport couldn’t get into the end zone.   The two teams with the same record were equally matched and the game ended in a tie. 

10 Year Old Blue Tigers
Colts 20, Northport 13 
Yesterday the 10 year old Red Tigers ventured out to Miller Place to face the Colts.  The players all came out bright and early for a 9:00am Contest.

The boys started out on the wrong foot and gave up a quick 6 points to the Colts.  However, they quickly bounced back.  Tigers answered back on a long TD run by Jack Fernandez, his first TD of the season.  The game continued to be a back and forth contest.  The Tigers offense had their most productive game of the season behind solid blocking performances by Matt Powers, Andrew Tittmann, and Luke Mattera.  The offensive running attack was led by Gavin Teiner, Max McElroy and Sam Everitt.

Going into the half the Tigers were down by two scores.  They came back in the second half with a vengeance.  They held their offense scoreless in the second half with strong defensive performances by, Luke Rizzo, Tyler Florio and Chris Bolitho.

Northport added a Score on a TD by Max McElroy at the end of the 4th quarter, while the boys looked poised to add more points to the scoreboard, time was not on their side.  The game ended a 20-13 Colts victory.  While the game was not a win on paper the second half proved a success for the 10 year olds boys did not give up and they gave it their all.  A win in any coaches mind.   


5/6 Black (Carey)..........................6-0
5/6 Red (Donofrio/Muzyka)..........4-2
7 Black (Evans).............................4-1
8 Black (Fortuna)..........................4-1
9 Black (McNaughton).................3-2
9 Red (Lamendola).......................2-3
10 Black (O'Malley).....................3-2
10 Red (Pastore)........................2-2-1
10 Blue (Teiner)............................1-4
11 Black (Monahan)......................1-4
11 Red (Vozza)..............................0-5
11 Blue (Damaro).........................0-4
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