Scores and highlights of West Hartford Youth Football games played Sept. 17-18, 2016.
Submitted by the West Hartford Youth Football League
The West Hartford Youth Football League (WHYFL) kicked off Week 3 of 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 Flag (5, 6, and 7) Mighty Mite (7, 8 and 9 year olds), Pee Wee (10 and 11 year olds), and Pony (12, 13, and 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 21, Farmington Black 6 – The Beachland Tavern Jets returned to action after their bye week and held on for a 21-6 victory over Farmington Black Sunday morning at Farmington High School.
After a back and forth first quarter, the Jets completed capped a long touchdown drive with an Isaac Ramsey score. The Jets received the second half kickoff and marched right down the field to score on an Anthony McKeown rush off tackle. Later in the fourth quarter, the Jets capped the scoring on another touchdown run by Isaac Ramsey up the middle.
Cole Cormier notched the Farmington Black score, dashing 40-yards to the end zone behind a solid blocking from his teammates. Stay strong Cole!
Despite the score, the Farmington Black defense was strong, and shut down the Jets’ air game, notching two interceptions. The Jets defense was also a tough matchup, with strong play from Austin Bourgoin, Reynaldo “Rey Rey” Ruiz, and Khalil Shazel.
The Jets (2-0) will return to Sterling Field next week to play the Watts Group Steelers (0-2), while Farmington Black (1-1) will play the Southington Lions (1-1).
Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys 32, Watts Group Steelers 13 – The Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys won their second straight game with a solid 32-13 victory over the Watts Group Steelers Sunday at Sterling Field. Tyler Walsh, Ryan Gillis, and Eric Guzman each had strong offensive performances for the Cowboys. The Cowboys’ defense was led by Brady Cersosimo, Brayden Sohn, Noah Macko, Luke Jones and William Davis. Donovan Lampkin, Cameron Thomas, and Kurt Burkhart had key blocks throughout the game to help lead the team to victory.
The Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys (2-1) move on to face the Bishop Photo Browns (2-1), Watts Group Steelers (0-2) will play the Beachland Tavern Jets (2-0).
Bishop Photo Browns 37, Southington Dolphins 30 – On a day that was made just for football, the Bishop Photo Browns downed the Southington Dolphins 37-30 at Southington Recreation Park. The Southington Dolphins scored early and later jumped out to a 14-0 lead after a successful on-sides kick. The Browns bounced back with a 60-yard dash by Ethan Miller. Tyler Redden did the rest of the scoring by catching an onside kick and rambling 50 yards for the score as well as ripping a kickoff out of the hands of a Dolphin’s receiver and returning it 35 yards for the score. Will Keegan also stood out for his blocking and defensive plays.
The Bishop Photo Browns (2-1) move on to face the Fischman Orthodontics Cowboys (2-1), while the Dolphins (1-2) are off next week.
PEE WEE/B LEVEL
Macca Plumbing Giants 14, Southington Panthers 12 – The Macca Plubming Giants bounced back with a solid defensive effort to defeat the Southington Panthers 14-12 Sunday morning at Sterling Field.
The Macca Plumbing Giants (2-1) will move on to face the West Hartford Health and Rehab Colts (2-1), while the Southington Panthers (2-1), will match up with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Patriots (0-2).
Southington Steelers 27, West Hartford Health & Rehab Colts 6 – The Southington Steelers put forward a solid defensive effort to down the previously unbeaten West Hartford Health & Rehab Colts 27-6 Sunday afternoon at Southington Recreation Park.
The Southington Steelers (2-1) will move on to face Farmington Maroon (0-3) while the West Hartford Health and Rehab Colts (2-1), will look to bounce back against the Macca Plumbing Giants (2-1).
Farmington Blue 35, Farmington Maroon 0 – Farmington Blue leveraged a strong ground game and stingy defense on their way to a 35-0 victory over Farmington Maroon Sunday afternoon at Farmington High School.
Farmington Blue (2-0) has a bye next week, while Farmington Maroon (0-2), will lock horns with the Southington Steelers (2-1).
Southington Patriots 28, Northstar Wealth Partners Raiders 25 – The Southington Patriots leveraged a goal line stand late in the fourth quarter to turn away the Northstar Wealth Partners 28-25 Saturday afternoon at Southington Recreation Park. The Northstar Wealth Partners received a strong showing from Namar Gaynor and John Calcaterra, Emmett Coco and Nathaniel Cavo. Rowan Sierra also played well for the Raiders.
The Southington Patriots (3-0) will move on to play Farmington Blue (2-1), while the Northstar Wealth Partners Raiders (1-2) will match up with the Brewer Paving Eagles (1-2).
Farmington Blue 31, Farmington Black 7 – Farmington Blue jumped out to an early lead and held on to defeat Farmington Black 31-7 Sunday afternoon at Farmington High School.
Farmington Blue (2-1) will move on to face the Southington Patriots (3-0), while Farmington Black will have a bye next week.
Brewer Paving Eagles 68, Southington Chargers 0 – The Brewer Paving Eagles earned their first victory of the season with a 68-0 victory over the Southington Chargers Sunday afternoon at Southington Recreation Park.
The Brewer Paving Eagles (1-2) will move on to face the Northstar Wealth Partner Raiders (1-2), while the Southington Chargers (0-2) will play the Park Tavern Chargers (1-1).
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