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Opening Weekend
Westies off to solid start in 2018 season
By RTMFL
Westie Blue
(September 3, 2018)
- The Ray Tellier Midget Football League (West Haven Seahawks) opened its 52nd season of play this past weekend at Ken Strong Stadium, located on the campus of West Haven High School under warm and sunny skies.

The Seahawks Peewee team (1-0) blanked its neighbors, the Milford Eagles, 33-0. Running back Avian Evans led the offensive attack with three scores, Trysten Dos and Javar Smith each scored a touchdown and Nysir Harris converted an extra point. Quarterback Jaylen Glover played well. Dos, Smith and Harris also played well on defense.

The Junior Peewee team (1-0) topped the Milford Eagles 32-0 on Saturday night under the lights. Quarterback Nick Conlan orchestrated the offense, passing for two scores and running for another. Anthony Dorsi, Kieandre Lyman, Brian Tillman and Joey Copela all scored for the Seahawks. Aedan Coe and Ethan Holy anchored a physical and stingy defense.


















West Haven Seahawks action, September 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera. 
The flag football team (5 and 6-years-old) traveled to Seymour to take on the Tigers. The little Seahawks had great success on offense and defense. Playing well were Jaden Spell, Kahlil Tomlinson, Chace Stanley and Kaden LaFountain.

The Mighty Mite team (7-9-years-old) beat the Milford Eagles 19-0 in their opener. Trisitan Crawford, Azriel Pizarro and Jorrae Dupree all scored rushing touchdowns for the Mites. T. J. Stevenson, Darryl Small, Arthur Rossi, and Yusef Turner played great on defense.

The Junior Varsity team (0-1) lost a heart breaker to the Milford Eagles 7-6. After three scoreless quarters, running back Bernett Scott scored with about five minutes left in the game. Scott had over 100 yards running on the day. Milford marched down the field and scored and added the conversion with under 1-minute remaining. The Hawk defense was led by Donovan Davis, Robert Torres and Connor Holy with 10 tackles.

The Unlimited Division team (0-1) lost to the Newington Knights 40-14. Jahzire Massey led the offense with over 100 yards and two scores. Matteo Petruzziello and Christian Lewis also played well.


















West Haven Seahawks action, September 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera. 
The Seahawks marched into the red zone (inside the 20-yard line) three times and were turned away by a good Newington defense.

The Seahawks travel to Providence, Rhode Island to play the Mt. Hope Cowboys and the West Elmwood Intruders this weekend.

Please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com for more information.

(September 10, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawks football teams traveled to Providence, Rhode Island this past weekend and although playing competitive, the ball did not bounce their way.

The Junior Varsity team raced to a 13-0 lead over the West Elmwood Invaders, led by two Donovan Davis touchdowns. The Invaders came back for a 14-13 win late in the fourth quarter in a very exciting game. The Hawk offensive line played well and was anchored by Jayden Ginsberg, Anthony Petruzziello, Justin Givens, Jonathon Rodriquez and Andrew Mcmenemy. The defense played physical and was led by Robert Torres with two interceptions, Connor Holy and Trevor Tompkins.

The Junior Peewee team lost a tough Battle with the Mt. Hope Cowboys, Rhode Island 6-0. The game was a defensive battle throughout.

Running back Bryan Tillman led the offensive attack while Aedan Coe, Ethan Holy, Anthony Dorsi and Tillman all played well on defense.

The Unlimited team ran into a very talented West Elmwood team and lost 40-7. Jahzire Massey, and Matteo Petruzziello played well for the Seahawks.

The Mighty Mite team fell to Mt. Hope 26-7. Azriel Pizarro and Tristan Crawford both rushed for over 100 yards and TJ Stevenson scored the Seahawks touchdown. Colin Murray, Yusef Turner, Arthur Rossi and Crawford led the defense.

The flag football team (5 and 6 year-olds) traveled to Danbury and played great football. The team was led by standouts Jack Hart, Chase Samperi and Zelig Dawson.

The Peewee team struggled against the Mt. Hope Cowboys and lost 32-7 after a very close and competitive first half. Trysten Dos, Avian Evans and Javier Smith played well on both sides of the ball.

The Seahawks will travel to Hartford this weekend. For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.

(September 17, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee (2-1) team was on the road again this week in Hartford and bounced back from a tough loss in Providence, Rhode Island last week, with an 18-12 win over a good Hartford Hurricane team.

The Seahawks fell behind early in the game and trailed at halftime 12-6. Quarterback Nick Conlan threw for two of the Seahawks three touchdowns. Aedan Coe, Anthony Dorsi and Ethan Holy each had a score for the junior Hawks. Jordan Rivera and Davon Doran led the defensive effort.

The Mighty Mite (2-1) team traveled to Manchester and came away with a 24-12 win. Tristan Crawford, Mason Wright and Azriel Pizzari led the scoring behind great blocking from Audrey Mack, Yusef Turner and Darryl Small. The defense was led by Colin Murray and Audrey Mack who recorded two sacks each.

The flag football team (5 and 6 year-olds) traveled to Ansonia and played very well. Jackson Boynton, Romeo Ojeda, Aaron Sullo and Aiden Dowdye all played well for the Seahawks.

The Peewee team ran into a buzz saw against a very good Hartford Hurricane team 42-6. Avian Evans scored the lone Seahawk touchdown. Trysten Dos and Javier Smith played well on both sides of the ball.

The Junior Varsity suffered a loss to a very talented Hartford team 35-0. The Seahawks Unlimited team had a bye week and will return to action this week traveling to Bridgeport.

The Seahawks will travel to Waterbury and Bridgeport this weekend. For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.

(September 24, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawk Junior Varsity team bounced back this week with a very exciting and impressive 40-12 win over the Waterbury Patriots.

The offense was led by Dylan Whitlow who was responsible for three touchdowns, two long passes to Robert Torres and one rushing score. Devin Robinson had a 78 yard rushing touchdown and quarterback Jayden Roby connected with Donovan Davis for another 36-yard scoring play. The defense was stingy, led by Trevor Tompkins, Connor Holy and Cayden Drost who had an interception.

















West Haven Junior Varsity Robert Torres (88) races for the end zone for one of his two scores. Bernett Scott (34) escorts him. Photo courtesy WHRTMFL. 

The Junior Peewee team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 12-0 win at Waterbury. Quarterback Nick Conlon and running back Aedan Coe each had a rushing touchdown. Running back Bryan Tillman ran the ball with authority for the Hawks. The young Seahawks defense recorded its third shutout of the season with efforts from Ethan Holy, Joey Copela, Coe and Tillman.

















West Haven Junior Peewee running back Aedan Coe (42) runs for a first down against the Waterbury Patriots. Photo courtesy WHRTMFL. 

The flag football team (5 & 6) traveled to Seymour and excelled on offense and defense, led by Jaden Spell, Jackson Boynton and Jaxson Ryan.

The Mighty Mite team (7-9) fell to a very good Waterbury Patriot team 20-0. The offense drove the ball but struggled to score. Quarterback Mason Wright, Tristan Crawford, Jorrae Dupree, Colin Murray and Azrial Pizarro played well on offense. The defense was led by Yusef Turner with two interceptions.

The Peewee team had a bye week and will return to action Saturday.

The Unlimited team lost a tough game to the Bridgeport Raiders 28-7. The game was closer than the score with the Seahawks down 14-7 at the half.

















West Haven Unlimited quarterback Hannah Burrows (22) hands off to running back Mateo Petruzziello (8). Photo courtesy WHRTMFL. 

Quarterback Hannah Borrows played well. Kadeer Dembele scored the Seahawk touchdown. Running back Mateo Petruzziello ran the ball very well for the Hawks. Vicent Nacca, Christain Lewis and Justin Teodosio played well on both sides of the ball.

The Seahawks will be home for the first time this season at Veterans Field on Saturday.

The Junior Peewees will host the New Haven Steelers at 1 p.m. The Peewee team will host the New Britain Raiders at 3 p.m. and the Unlimited team will host the New Haven Steelers at 5 p.m.

The Mighty Mites travel to Stratford Sunday at 9 a.m. and the Junior Varsity team has a bye week.

For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.

(October 1, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawk Mighty Mite team (7-9 year-olds) improved to 3-2 on the season with an exciting 18-12 win over the Stratford Redskins which took two overtimes.

The Seahawks scored in the first quarter with a long touchdown run by Azriel Pizarro and that lead lasted until halftime. In the third quarter, Stratford took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to tie the game at 6-6. The defenses battled the remainder of regulation which was the preview for a very exciting overtime.

















Mighty Mite Colin Murray (44) runs after reception during overtime in the Seahawks 18-12 win. Photo courtesy RTMFL.

The first overtime saw Pizarro score for West Haven and the Redskins tie. The second Seahawk overtime score was set up by quarterback Mason Wright’s pass to Colin Murray to the 1-yard line. Pizzaro scored on the next play for an 18-12 lead.

Linebacker Colin Murray intercepted a Stratford pass to end the game. Yusef Turner, Arthur Rossi and TJ Stevenson led a fundamental and physical defense.

The Junior Peewee team (4-1) topped a good New Haven Steelers team 34-6. Quarterback Nick Conlon rushed for two scores and passed for another to Aedan Coe.

















Junior Peewee quarterback Nick Conlon (4) throws on the run. The Seahawks beat New Haven 34-6. Photo courtesy RTMFL.

Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman each rushed for a touchdown. Holy, Coe and Tillman each added extra point conversions. Anthony Dorsi and Caden Stanley both played exceptional defense.

The Peewee team (3-2) beat the New Britain Raiders 38-18. Avian Evans had three touchdowns and Javar Smith added two more along with an interception. QB Jalen Glover had two scoring passes and Trysten Dos played well on both sides of the ball.  

















Peewee Running back Avian Evans (24) runs for a score. The Seahawks beat New Britain 38-18. Photo courtesy RTMFL. 
The Seahawk flag football team hosted the Hamden Hurricanes and played very well. Standouts for the little Hawks were Justin Frias, Kaleb Gibbs, Zackary Kulak, and Jaceion Dixon.

The Unlimited Division team fell to a very talented New Haven Steeler team 30-0. Quarterback Hannah Burrows led the offense with running backs Matteao Petruzziello and Christian Lewis. Kadear Dembele, Vincent Militrano and Nico Ruocco played well for the Seahawks.

The Junior Varsity team had a bye week and will return to action this week. The Junior Peewee, Peewee, and Junior varsity teams will head to New Haven’s Winslow Augustine Field on Saturday for games at 1 p.m, 3 p.m, and 5 p.m. respectfully. The Unlimited Division team will travel to Hamden.

For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.


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Nick Conlan completes a pass in West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee action, September 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.

















 


West Haven Seahawks action, September 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera. 



















West Haven Seahawks action, September 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.


Seahawks Rally

Westies making postseason push

By RTMFL

(October 9, 2018) - The Junior Peewee team improved its record to 5-1 and a three way tie for first place with an exciting 19-15 win over the New Haven Steelers.

Quarterback Nick Conlon ran for a first half touchdown and connected with Kieandre Lyman for two extra points. The Seahawks entered the fourth quarter trailing the Steelers 15-6.

Ethan Holy was on a roll scoring two touchdowns in the final quarter to bring the Seahawks back for the win. The defense was led by Holy, Caden Stanley and Anthony Dorsi who had an interception.

The Junior Peewees (5-1) will show down with the Stratford Redskins (5-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Field with first place in the division on the line.

















Ethan Holy (21) of the Junior Peewees runs the ball and scored two fourth quarter touchdowns in the Seahawks 19-15 comeback win.Photo courtesy of RTMFL. 
The flag football team (5 & 6 year-olds) traveled to play the Danbury Trojans and were led by standouts Jaden Spell, Kahill Tomlinson, Aiden Dowdye and Jaxson Ryan. The flag team will host Ansonia at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning at Veterans Field.

The Junior Varsity team lost a competitive game with New Haven 18-7. Quarterback Dylan Whitlow connected with Donovan Davis for the Seahawk score. Whitlow passed to Tyrell Mosley for the extra point conversion. Amber Militrano led special teams with two onside kicks and recoveries. The defense was anchored by Fredrick Nagbe and Trevor Tompkins with 10 tackles.

The Peewee team fell to New Haven 36-0. The Unlimited team traveled to Hamden and lost to a very talented Hurricane team 30-0. The Hawk offense was led by the hard running of Hannah Burrows, Matteao Petruzziello and Christian Lewis.

















Junior Varsity kicker Amber Militrano (1) kicks one of her two onside kicks recovered by the Seahawks. West Haven fell 18-7 to the New Haven Steelers. Photo courtesy of RTMFL.

The Mighty Mite team had a bye week and will return to action this week.

The Cheerleaders traveled to the New Haven Fieldhouse to compete in the State Cheerleading Competition against the Northern Pop Warner Conference. 

The West Haven cheer squads excelled with exhibitions on the Tiny Mite (5 & 6) and challenger level. The Lady Hawks came away with four state championships on the Mighty Mite (7-9), Peewee game day, Peewee competition and Junior Varsity game day routines.

The cheerleaders move onto the conference championships this Saturday at the New Haven Field House.

The Seahawks will host Stratford at Veterans Field this Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. with the Mighty Mite team playing on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. 

(October 16, 2018) - The Juniors Peewee team (6-1) matched up against the Stratford Redskins (5-2) in a game to decide the division and seeding in the Pop Warner playoffs. The Seahawks bested the Redskins 7-0 in a tough and physical defensive match-up.

Running back Bryan Tillman scored the lone Seahawk touchdown and quarterback Nick Conlon connected with Ethan Holy for the extra point conversion. The defense was led by Holy, Aedan Coe, Anthony Dorsi and Keandre Lymon, who had a late game interception to stop a Stratford drive and protect the victory.

















Bryan Tillman (4) runs for the game's lone touchdown against the Stratford Redskins. The Junior Peewee Seahawks won 7-0 and advance to the Pop Warner Playoffs. Photo courtesy RTMFL.

The Mighty Mite Seahawks (7-9 year-olds) topped the Stratford Redskins 19-0 to qualify for the playoffs. Azriel Pizarro rushed for two touchdowns and Tristan Crawford added another behind the strong blocking of the offensive line anchored by Anthony Ianotti, Yusef Turner, Darryl Small, TJ Stevenson and Audrey Mack. The defense was led by Colin Murray, Arthur Rossi, Pizarro, Crawford and Stevenson.

















Tristian Crowford (4) runs for a score against Stratford. The Seahawk Mighty Mites won 19-0. Photo courtesy RTMFL. 
The Peewee Seahawks stumbled in an out-of-division match-up with West Elmwood (Providence, RI) 30-0. Tristan Dos, Avian Evens and Javier Smith played well for the Seahawks.

The Junior Varsity team lost to a very talented Stratford Redskin team 26-0.

The Seahawk Cheerleaders excelled at the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Competition held at the New Haven Field House.

The Challenger/Sprit team and the Tiny Mites (5-6 year-olds) put on very good exhibitions in front of a filled house. The Mighty Mite team (7-9) took first place in their division.

The Junior Peewee team placed 4th with a very good routine. The Peewee team placed first in both competition and sideline game day performances.

The Junior Varsity squad placed second in the conference competition and first place in their sideline game day routine. The Peewee and Junior Varsity squads will advance to the New England Regional Cheerleading Competition to be held in Lowell, MA on November 3rd and 4th.























The Peewee Seahawk Cheerleaders during their competition Saturday. The squad placed 4th in the conference. Photo courtesy RTMFL. 

The Seahawk football teams will be home for the final week of the regular season on Saturday, with the Mighty Mites playing the first game at 9 a.m. against. Waterbury, and the Unlimited Division hosting the last game of the day against Amity beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.westhavenseahawk.com.

(October 23, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawks Junior Peewee Team (7-1) will advance to the Pop Warner playoffs this weekend as the number one seed after a 28-0 win over the New Britain Raiders.

Aedan Coe, Nick Conlon, Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman all had rushing touchdowns. Jireh Rawlison and Tillman recovered fumbles and Conlon had an interception to preserve the shutout.

















West Haven Unlimited against Amity, October 20, 2018. Photo courtesy of Melissa Pereira. 

The Unlimited team beat the Amity Spartans 14-12 in an exciting game to end the regular season. Matteo Petruzziello and Hannah Burrows each scored for the Seahawks. Israel Nicholson and Kadear Dembele played well on defense.

The Junior Varsity team fell to the New Britain Raiders 32-0. The flag football team played well in the last games of the year and hosted Ansonia, Danbury, and Seymour. Jaden Spell, Kahill Tomlinson, Chase Stanley and Jaxon Ryan played well.

The Mighty Mite team fell to Waterbury 26-6 in a hard fought game. Azriel Pizarro scored for the Hawks and Darryl Small and Tristan Crawford ran the ball well on offense. Mighty Jackson and Erza Vereen led the team on defense.

The Mighty Mites will host Manchester in the first round of the playoffs and the Junior Peewees will travel to Manchester on Sunday.

The Peewee team will host Stratford, and the Junior Varsity will host Milford on Saturday at Veterans Field at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m..

The winners of this week’s playoffs will advance to the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner championship games on November 3rd and 4th.

(October 30, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawks began the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner Conference playoffs this past weekend and will send three teams to the Championship games to be held at West Haven’s Veterans Memorial Park this weekend.
The fourth-seeded Mighty Mite Team upset the previously undefeated and top-seeded MT Hope Cowboys from Providence, RI. with a come-from-behind 25-18 win.

Tristan Crawford accounted for two rushing touchdowns including the winning score. Quarterback Mason Wright connected with Colin Murray late in the game to tie the score. Audrey Mack, TJ Stevenson, Azriel Pizarro and Jorrae Dupree led a good tackling and big-play defense. The Mighty Mite team will play second-seeded Waterbury on Saturday at Veterans Field in a 10:30 a.m. kickoff for the conference championship.
The top-ranked Junior Peewee team ran over the fourth-seeded Manchester Sentinels 38-6.

Aedan Coe rushed for a touchdown and extra point, and had a receiving scoring pass from quarterback Nick Conlon. Bryan Tillman added two rushing touchdowns and Ethan Holy and Keandre Lymon each added one in the Seahawk win.

Anthony Dorsi, Joey Copela and Caden Stanley, who recovered a fumble to stop a drive, played well on defense. The Junior Peewee team will play the second-seeded Stratford Redskins on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Veterans Field for the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship.
The third-seeded Seahawk Peewee team beat the second-seeded Stratford Redskins by a score of 28-2 to avenge an earlier regular season loss.

Running backs Javar Smith and Nysir Harris led the offense attack—each scoring two touchdowns. Tristan Dos, Lindell Jaynes and Wydell Sims played well on defense to preserve the victory.

The Peewee Seahawks will play the top-seeded West Elmwood Intruders on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at Veterans Field for the conference championship.
The fourth-seeded Seahawk Junior Varsity team fell to the top-seeded Milford Eagles by a score 28-6 to conclude their impressive season. The Seahawk score came from a 65-yard kickoff return by Robert Torres. Connor Holy, Terrell Mosley, Sulton Issifou, and Donovan Davis played well on defense in a losing effort.
The winners of this weekend’s Southern Connecticut Championship games will advance to the regional playoffs.
The Seahawk Peewee and Junior Varsity cheerleaders will travel to the New England Pop Warner Championships this weekend in Lowell, Mass. The top two teams in each division will qualify for the national championships in December.
For more information, please visit
www.westhavenseahawk.com.

(November 6, 2018) - The West Haven Seahawks sent three teams to the Southern Connecticut Pop Warner conference football championships this past weekend with no teams moving forward.
The Mighty Mite team lost to a very talented Waterbury Patriot team 20-7. Azriel Pizarro scored the Seahawk touchdown and TJ Stevenson and Tristan Crawford ran the ball well. Yusef Turner, Ka’lel Camacho, Mason Wright and Darryl Small played well on defense. The Seahawk mighty Mites finish the season as the conference runner-up.

















Seahawk Mighty Mite Azriel Pizarro (20) stiff arms by a Waterbury player. Pizarro scored the lone touchdown in a Seahawk 20-7 loss.
Photo courtesy of RTMFL.

The Junior Peewee Seahawk team finished the season 8-2 with a loss to the Stratford Redskins by a score of 26-6. Aedan Coe, Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman led the offensive effort and Coe scored the lone Seahawk touchdown. Kiandre Lyman, Joey Copela and Anthony Dorsi played good defense. The Stratford Redskins will advance to the regional playoffs.
The Peewee team finished the season as conference runner-up with a loss to the West Elmwood Intruders 20-0.
The Peewee Cheerleading squad placed first in both show competition and sideline cheer at the New England Regional Pop Warner Cheerleading Competition.

The Junior Varsity squad faced very tough competition and placed second in region (Derby) in both show competition and sideline cheerleading.

Both teams have earned a spot at the National Pop Warner Cheerleading Competition at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports in December.
For more information, please visit
www.westhavenseahawk.com.

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