Youth Football Team Remains Perfect This Season

Wolverines wrapped up another shutout over Flemington.

Gold Flag

The Watchung Hills Wolverines took on the Falcons of Flemington.  The Wolverines offense took control early behind the running of Dylan Kelly, Matthew Dahl, Brian Edelman and Scott Drews. 

Matthew Dahl’s (4 carries, 40 yards) 20-yard run set up a Dylan Kelly (3 carries, 40 yards) touchdown as he raced around the end 20 yards for the score.  Brian Edelman set up the second score of the day after he took a handoff and sprinted 30 yards to the 10 yard line. 

Matthew Dahl then ran a quarterback sweep in for the touchdown.  Scott Drews added 15 yards rushing on 2 carries while Dylan Simon had a 10-yard run.  The blocking of Jackson Scala, Christian Hagel, Joseph Vecchio, Jonathan Hold and David Scali opened huge holes throughout the game.

The defense dominated throughout the game only allowing one score behind Scott Drews’ six flags.  All 14 players recorded at least 1 flag on the day.  Joseph Vecchio and Dylan Simon each finished with four while Matthew Dahl and Dylan Kelly grabbed three. 

Dalton Rosenfarb pulled two and Brian Edelman, Jackson Scala, Matthew Nuzzi, David Scali, Jonathan Hold, Christian Hagel, Dean Nader and Harry Liu each grabbed one.

Blue Flag

The Wolverine Blue Flag team had another impressive day rushing the ball against the Falcons of Flemington. 

Riley McCann led the offense with two touchdown runs of 30 and 20 yards.  One of those scores was set up by Matthew Novello who finished the day with 35 yards rushing on 3 carries.  

Brett Christopher had a 10-yard touchdown run which was set up by Jake Hoke’s 25-yard run.

The defense was led by Riley McCann who finished the day with five flags.  Brett Christopher added three flags and his second interception in the past two games. 

Martin Howell and Quentin Tao each pulled two flags on the day. 

Junior Flag

The Wolverines Junior Flag Team played a tough game against the Falcons of Flemington.  The Wolverines put the ball in the end zone two times on the day as 19 players carried the ball throughout the game. 

Chase Miller got the Wolverines on the board when he took a handoff and sprinted 25 yards for the score behind a huge block by Ryan Johnson.  That score was set up by an earlier 20-yard run by Brayden Kelly who broke free after Chase Miller sealed the defensive end. 

Jayden Fernandez capped off the scoring with a stunning 35-yard run behind key blocks by Jack Clintock and David Dubas.  Kyle Checchio, Charlie Betzner, Colin Hait and Michael Ohara each added 15 yards rushing on the day.

The defense had their hands full with the speedy Falcons running backs, but held strong throughout the game.  Brayden Kelly, Kyle Checchio and David Dubas led the defense with three flags each. 

Chase Miller and Ryan Johnson grabbed two flags each while Jack Clintock, Colin Hait and Michael Ohara each grabbed one.

Mighty Mites

The 2012 Watchung Hills Pop Warner 'Mitey Mite' football team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 20-6 home win over Flemington on Sunday, Sept. 30th. Justin Ferreira's 55 yard touchdown run got things rolling for the Wolverines early.

The point after attempt failed and Watchung led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Flemington scored a second quarter touchdown and their point after attempt was thwarted by a strong tackle from Anthony Yannotta. Another potential score for the visitors was stopped when Jake Checchio made a key tackle, first year player Buddy Steen was in on a defensive stop, and Luke Malfetti recovered a fumble as the game went to the half tied 6-6.

The Mitey Mite's starting offensive line of Josh Claxton, Shane Kelly, Mac McAteer, Jack Valenti, and Luke Malfetti asserted itself to start the second half. They created some space and Justin Drews took advantage with an 80 yard TD run.

With the successful point after by Adam Cardoza, the score was 13-6 in favor of the home Wolverine team. Jonathan deMontagnac recovered an on-side kick to keep the momentum on the Watchung side.

On the defensive side of the ball, Jack Valenti and Mac McAteer both made big tackles in the backfield pushing the Flemington squad backwards. Justin Ferreira's interception returned for a TD, with successful point after by Jon deMontagnac, made the score 20-6 with time running down. Aqili Holmes had a timely 1st down run during the fourth quarter to move the chains for the Wolverines.

The 2012 Watchung Hills Pop Warner 'Mitey Mite' football team looks to remain undefeated as they travel to South Plainfield next weekend.

 Junior Pee Wee

The Jr Pee Wee’s improved their record to 5-0 with another shut out, 18-0, against a pumped up Flemington Falcons squad.

Connor Cook compiled 70 yards on the ground with two touchdowns.  Andrew Reale punched in the third touchdown on a 5-yard scamper.  Reale also had over 70 yards rushing as well.  Jack Taub pounded the ball through the tackles gaining over 50 yards on the ground.

 Matty Colantuono was flawless at QB also compiling yards on the ground and some key first downs.

The offensive line, once again anchored by its center Anthony Tomaro, was able to open holes for the explosive backfield.  George Rooks, Charlie Everhard, Isaiah Parker, Adam Claxton and Pat Stefurack were outstanding.

The defense pitched its 5th shutout of the season, holding the Falcons to only three 1st downs the entire game. Connor Cook, Andrew Reale, Jack Taub, Mario Martino, Adam Claxton, George Rooks, Matty Colantuono and Isaiah Parker were flawless on D.

Pee Wee

The Watchung Hills Wolverines Pee Wee team had yet another impressive game against the Flemington Falcons Sept. 30th with a 14-6 win.   

The strong offensive line was led by Chris Clintock and Mike Fornaro, who paved the way for Gavin DeFuria’s touchdown run of 40 yards on the Wolverine’s first possession.  Chris Clintock’s 2 point conversion kick was good for an 8-0 Wolverine’s lead.  DeFuria continued his impressive day with another 70 yard jaunt, and a total of 150 yards rushing on only 6 carries. 

After the Falcons narrowed the lead to 8-6 in the 2nd quarter, Clintock upped the margin to 14-6 with a bruising touchdown run, and finished the day with 125 yards on the ground. 

The Wolverines defense, led by TJ Pecoraro, Ryan Trimble, Reid Carrico, and Kevin Caracappa, kept the Falcons in check for the rest of the day.

Robbie Saum added to the strong effort with a timely sack to thwart the Falcons’ final effort, and David D’Amore’s fumble recovery sealed the win for the Wolverines. 

The Wolverines go on the road this Sunday, looking to add another win to their season.

Submitted by Todd Kelly

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