Scores and highlights of Super Bowl games on Nov. 9, 2014.
Submitted by the West Hartford Youth Football League
The West Hartford Youth Football League (WHYFL) crowned its 2014 Super Bowl Champions Sunday afternoon at Sterling Field and Farmington High School with championship games at the Mighty Mite (7, 8 and 9 year olds), Pee Wee (10 and 11 year olds), and Pony (12,13,14 year olds) divisions.
PONY DIVISION – SUPER BOWL
WH #1 seed Brewer Paving Eagles 42 – Farmington #3 seed A Squad White 13
The West Hartford Eagles defeated Farmington White 42-13 to capture the Pony division championship at Sterling Field. The win capped off an undefeated season for the Eagles as they finished 10-0.
Farmington White received the opening kickoff and methodically marched down field, biting off big chunks of yards on the ground but going to the air for a touchdown pass on 4th and 8. The conversion run attempt was good and White had a 7-0 lead. The Eagles Jeff LaRosa took the ensuing kickoff back 60 yards to the 10 yard line. After several small gains, LaRosa took it in from the 2 for the TD. His conversion pass to AJ Guevera was good and the Eagles had an 8-7 lead which they would never relinquish.
Farmington punted after their next possession and LaRosa took it back 20 yards to the Farmington 31. After several penalties moved them back to the 39, Todd Crevedi hit LaRosa with a screen out of the back field and LaRosa took it 39 yards for the score. The conversion pass was no good and the Eagles led 14-7. Sean Guevera then executed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by Anthony Palace and the Eagles had the ball at the Farmington 37. After Palace gained 12 on the ground and LaRosa 3, LaRosa hit AJ Guevera with a perfectly thrown ball to the corner of the end zone for a 22 yard TD. The conversion attempt was no good and the Eagles were up 20-7 at the half.
The Eagles received the kickoff to start the second half and went to the ground game behind their strong line. Palace and LaRosa gained big yards on the drive that was capped off by a 5 yard TD run from Palace. LaRosa’s 2 point conversion pass to Guevera was good and the Eagles were now up 28-7. On White’s next possession they were moving the ball well when the Eagles Todd Crevedi made a spectacular interception diving along the sidelines.
Rodrigo Munoz started the drive with a 17 yard gain but three straight motion penalties moved the Eagles back across midfield. A 10 yard pass from Crevedi to Palace got the Eagles moving then Palace broke off a 43 yard run for a score. LaRosa’s pass to Guevera was good for the conversion. The Eagles were up 36-7. Farmington moved the ball on their next possession with several big runs and a 30 yard pass play and hit paydirt on a short run to get to 36-13.
On their next possession, the Eagles went to Rodrigo Munoz who gained 49 yards, most coming on a strong 43 yard run up the middle. Crevedi capped off the drive with a 5 yard TD run to put the Eagles up 42-13. Munoz recovered the kickoff and the Eagles were able to run out the clock with several short carries by Alex Searles.
Congratulations to the Eagles players and coaches for completing an undefeated season at 10-0.
PEE WEE DIVISION – SUPER BOWL
WH #1 seed Dick’s Sporting Goods Patriots 34 – Farmington # 3 seed B Squad Blue 0
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Patriots are Pee Wee Division Super Bowl Champions following a hard fought 34-0 victory over the Farmington #3 seed B Squad Blue in Sunday’s 2014 Pee Wee Super Bowl at Sterling Field. The Patriots finished the season 9-0-1.
The Patriots were paced on the offensive side of the ball by quarterback Jack Brown, Dilon Bent, Robert Parrotta, Logan Murphy, Tommy LaSpada, Dylan Swift, Wyatt Reid, and Ethan Tiffany – who each found open running lanes behind solid blocking from offensive linemen Joey LaSpada, Murphy, Christian Maldonado, Ben Brockway, and Walker Beverly.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots were led by outstanding play from linebacker Robert Parrotta (three sacks), Bent (sack, interception, and fumble recovery), Luke Duzan (sack and fumble recovery), Murphy, Tommy LaSpada (two sacks), Ben Brockway (fantastic stop on fourth and goal, and Wyatt Reid (several big tackles for loss on the day).
Luke Duzan recovered a fumble on B Squad Blue’s opening possession, and the Patriots opened the scoring five plays later with a 20-yard touchdown run by Brown. B Squad Blue denied the passing conversion, and the lead stood at 6-0. Following a Bent interception (his second of the season), the Patriots scored three plays later, as Bent bolted 30 yards for the score. Brown connected with Murphy on the extra point conversion for a 14-0 Patriots’ lead.
B Squad Blue turned to the ground and mounted a solid drive on their next possession before Bent and Parrotta stalled the drive and forced Blue to punt. Bent returned the punt 50 yards for the score to extend the Patriot lead to 20-0. First year halfback Ethan Tiffany converted the extra point, as he followed the blocks of Parrotta and Bent en route to the end zone and a 21-0 Patriot lead.
The Patriots forced a turnover on downs and converted one final score before the half as Bent connected with Parrotta on a 50-yard strike for a 27-0 lead. B Squad Blue denied the extra point attempt before the half.
The second half was dominated by solid defensive play on both sides of the ball. Patriots’ running backs Duzan, Swift, Murphy, and Tommy LaSpada, each saw extended playing time in the second half due do great hustle and sportsmanship during the week.
The Farmington defense rose to the challenge on the next Patriot possession to force a quick three-and-out. On the Patriots next possession, Patriot senior Luke Duzan burst 48 yards for the score to extend the Patriot lead to 33-0. Senior Joey LaSpada capped the scoring as he dove into the end zone for the extra point.
Duzan continued his family’s Patriot legacy with great defense in the fourth quarter, sacking the quarterback and jogging back to the defensive huddle only to be mobbed by his teammates in congratulations. Brockway also made a huge defensive stop on Farmington B Squad Blue’s fourth and goal attempt late in the game, helping to secure the shutout in Patriots’ final game of the season.
Farmington B Squad Blue should be commended for putting forth their best effort in the biggest game of the season and leaving it all on the field.
The Patriots send-off seniors Bent, Parrotta, Duzan, Joey LaSpada, Dunn, and Davis as Pee Wee Division Super Bowl champions, and will look to underclassmen Dylan Swift, Wyatt Reid, Jack Brown, DJ Romano, Logan Murphy, Aidan Dorian, Ethan Tiffany, Tommy LaSpada, Walker Beverly, Christian Maldonado, Ben Brockway, and Daniel Chavez to continue the Patriot tradition next season.
MIGHTY MITE DIVISION – SUPER BOWL
WH #1 seed Macca Plumbing Cowboys 32 – Farmington #1 seed C Squad Black 6
(#1 seed) Macca Plumbing Cowboys defeated the (#1 seed) Farmington C Squad Black 32-6 Sunday morning to win the 2014 WHYFL/FVM Super Bowl at Farmington High School.
The Macca Plumbing Cowboys leveraged a strong offensive ground attack for big yards and stifling defensive stands to bring the first combined Mite Super Bowl home to West Hartford.
Offensive standouts for the Cowboys were the offensive line of Bruce and Luke Jones, Jack Archambeault, Braden Sohn, and CJ Nelson opening gaping holes for running backs Chase Fountain (1 TD), Walker Disque (2 TDs), Declan McCann (1 TD), Jaime Kennedy (1 TD), Rashad Collier (Pass Conversion), Trevor Tanis, CJ Nelson and Jack Archambeault.
Defensive standouts for the Cowboys were Trevor Tanis (1 interception), Chase Fountain, Walker Disque, Declan McCann, Jaime Kennedy, Brian Acevedo, Tyler Walsh, Noah Macko, and Nathaniel Corona.