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Micros get season’s first win


WESTERLY — The Westerly Micro Bulldogs won their first game of the season with a 31-0 shutout of still winless Monville (0-5) in Southern New England Youth Football Conference play on Saturday.

Westerly (1-4) led 25-0 at halftime and coasted to victory.

Luke Marley scored four minutes into the game on a 32-yard pass play from Jawarie Hamelin. Xavier Ledbetter ran for the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

The Bulldogs came up big in the second quarter with three touchdowns to effectively put the game away.

Donny Dunsar had an 8-yard TD run in the first minute of the second period. Ledbetter had a 7-yard TD-scamper four minutes later. And Hamelin intercepted a pass and scored from 28 yards out with two minutes left in the half.

The Bulldogs took the second-half kickoff and marched 70 yards to paydirt. Alex Sisco got the TD for the team’s final score of the day.

Ledbetter also intercepted a pass. Ryan Coon recovered a fumble. Coon, Dawson Barrese and Jonathan Salaun each made two tackles for losses. Nick Turo had a quarterback sack.

The Micros host Groton/Mystic on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Falcons were 0-4 before this weekend.

JUNIORS

Westerly......................... 45

Montville....................... 13

WESTERLY — Every Bulldog played in a romp over winless Montville (0-5) on Saturday.

Westerly (3-2) led 24-10 at halftime and added 21 more in the second.

C.J. Scott scored two touchdowns and rushed for 94 yards. He had a 7-yard TD-run in the first quarter and caught a 30-yard scoring pass from Jason Pacheco in the second.

Austin Frink scored on a 40-yard pass play from Pacheco in the second quarter, ran for an extra point in that same period and had a 20-yard TD-run in the third. He rushed for 80 yards.

The other three Westerly touchdowns were also scored on the ground — 5 yards by Pete Fusaro in the first quarter and eight and 12 yards respectively by Isaiah Luzzi and Aaron Keegan in the fourth.

Pacheco had a hand in two other extra points — a pass to Jonathan Brutcher in the second period and a quarterback scramble in the fourth.

Fusaro recovered a fumble on defense. Outside linebacker Rocco Cillino, defensive end Dylan Doucette and nose guard Cole Kugler also were defensive standouts.

The Juniors host Groton/Mystic on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Falcons were 2-2 coming into this weekend’s play.

SENIORS

Westerly.......................... 8

Montville........................ 0

WESTERLY — The Seniors got the game’s only score in the third quarter and held on for Saturday’s win.

Both teams were 2-2.

The Bulldogs marched 50 yards to score midway through the 10-minute third period on a 33-yard pass from Vinny Giorno to Jalen Valentin. Jacob Schafer made the conversion kick for two extra points.

The teams battled back-and-forth thereafter. The Indians’ final drive of the game was thwarted by two big defensive plays by the Bulldogs. Ryan Holloway blocked a pass at midfield and Noah Silva made a big tackle for a loss on a 4th-and-15 play.

The Bulldogs also made some key defensive plays in the first half. Valentin made a tackle for a 5-yard loss on a faked-punt play in the first quarter. Jacob Keszyinki recovered a fumble forced by Max Davis in the second period. Schafer later intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards.

Schafer was the Bulldog rushing leader with 30 yards. Giorno completed three of five passes for 48 yards.Holloway ran for a first down on a fake punt in the second quarter. Taylor Bernardoni was the team’s leading tackler with four (three for a loss).

The Seniors play next on Saturday at 8 p.m. hosting Groton/Mystic, which came into this weekend winless at 0-4.



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