Scores and highlights of West Hartford Youth Football games played Sept. 3-4, 2016.
Submitted by the West Hartford Youth Football League
The West Hartford Youth Football League (WHYFL) kicked off its 61st season Sunday afternoon at Sterling Field in West Hartford, Farmington High School, and at Southington Recreation Park, with a full slate of 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.
In addition, the league welcomed the return of cheerleading and an integrated schedule with the Farmington Valley Mudhogs and Southington Valley Midget Football League at all tackle division levels.
For schedules, results, and more game information, log onto www.whyfl.com.
MIGHTY MITE/C LEVEL
Beachland Tavern Jets 20, Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys 13 – The fans were not disappointed with this one, as the Beachland Tavern Jets and Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys locked horns for an epic battled this past Sunday at Sterling Field. When the dust settled, the Jets held off the Cowboys 21-13.
Special teams play on both sides was exceptional. The Jets’ Anthony McKeown had two long kick returns and a kickoff recovery which gave the Jets an extra procession. With some shifty moves and hard running, the Cowboys Ryan Gillis returned a kickoff for a touchdown, a play that shifted the momentum to the Cowboys.
The Jets were able to capitalized on McKeown’s long opening kick return when Isaac Ramsey put the first points of the day on the board by diving over the left pilon just beating the Cowboy defender to the goal line. The Jets ended up with the ball on the ensuing kickoff, and with tough running from QB Austin Bourgoin, they once again found the end-zone. Before the end of the first half, Isaac Ramsey scored what would be the Jets last touchdown. The Jets strong running game was the result of their exceptional offensive line, led by Caleb Ramsey, Aiden Baily and Mia Ficaro.
In the second half, the Cowboys responded with tough defense and forced two turnovers. Leading their defensive charge was Brady Cersosimo, Luke Jones, and Brayden Sohn. However, In the end it was the Jets’ stingy defense that prevailed. Lead by their Defensive Ends Bourgoin and Isaac Ramsey. Additionally, Luke Bouche, Maurice King, Khalil Shazel and Reynaldo “Rey Rey” Ruiz were pillars in the Jets Defense.
The Jets (1-0) are off next week, while the Cowboys (0-1) move on to play the Southington Dolphins (1-0).
Bishop Photo Browns 26, Watts Group Steelers 0 – In the opening week of the 2016 season, the Bishop Photo Browns outlasted the Watts Group Steelers 26-0 in the early game at Sterling Field.
The Browns (1-0) will move on to play Farmington Black (0-0), while the Steelers will play the Southington Lions (1-0).
Southington Dolphins 20 – Southington Lions 6 –The Southington Dolphins pulled away in the second half to down the Southington Lions 20-6 at Recreation Park. The Dolphins (1-0) move on to face the Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys, while the Lions (0-1) will play the Watts Group Steelers.
PEE WEE/B LEVEL
Macca Plumbing Giants 30, Farmington Maroon 0 – The Macca Plumbing Giants continued their winning ways and downed Farmington Maroon 30-0 Sunday morning at Farmington High School. The Giants (1-0) will move on to face the Southington Steelers (0-1), while Farmington Maroon will match up with the West Hartford Health & Rehab Colts (1-0).
West Hartford Health & Rehab Colts 32, Dick’s Sporting Goods Patriots 6 – The West Hartford Health & Rehab Colts leveraged a strong rushing attack on their way to a 32-6 victory over the Dick’s Sporting Goods Patriots Sunday afternoon at Sterling Field.
The Colts will move on to play Farmington Maroon (0-1), while the Patriots will lock horns with Farmington Blue (0-0).
Southington Panthers 39, Southington Steelers 0 – The Southington Panthers scored early en route to a convincing 39-0 victory over the Southington Steelers Saturday afternoon at Southington Recreation Park.
The Panthers (1-0) are off this week, while the Southington Steelers will play the Watts Group Giants.
Park Tavern Chargers 28, Northstar Wealth Management Raiders 13 – The Park Tavern Chargers took advantage of four turnovers by the Raiders en route to a 28-13 victory Sunday morning at Sterling Field.
The Chargers (1-0) will move on to face Farmington Black (0-0), while the Raiders will play Farmington Maroon (1-0).
Farmington Blue 21, Brewer Paving Eagles 12 – Farmington Blue leveraged a sound ground game and strong defense on their way to hard fought 21-12 victory over the Brewer Paving Eagles Sunday afternoon at Farmington High School.
Farmington Blue (1-0) will move on to face the Northstar Wealth Management Raiders (0-1), while the Brewer Paving Eagles will play the Southington Patriots (1-0).
Southington Patriots 38, Southington Chargers 0 – The Southington Patriots jumped out to an early lead on their way to a 38-0 victory over the Southington Chargers Saturday afternoon.
The Southington Patriots (1-0) will next face the Brewer Paving Eagles (0-1), while the Southington Chargers have an off week.