Opening Weekend
Westies sweep Naugatuck to open 2019 season
Westie Blue
(August 31, 2019)
 - The Ray Tellier Midget Football League’s West Haven Seahawks opened the 2019 season under bright sunny skies this past Saturday. Mayor Nancy Rossi threw the ceremonial first football to 8U head football coach Rick Merritt to officially kickoff the season.
The flag football (5 & 6-year-olds) team hosted the Hamden Hurricanes to begin the day. The flag program is strictly fundamental and scores are not kept. The teams both looked good. The blue team was led by Colin Watson, Jackson Boynton, Payton Roach. The green team got a great effort from Andrew Loehn, Riley Ortiz and Elijah Vreeland.

Riley Ortiz runs against Hamden, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.

Jackson Boynton recovers a fumble against Hamden, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.

The tackle football teams hosted the Naugatuck Hounds in each age group.
In the 8U game, (7 & 8-year-olds), the Seahawk squad raced off to an early start in route to a 32-0 victory over the Hounds, with Majesty Whitaker scoring one of his three touchdowns on the day. Two of the scores were on offense and one on defense as he had an interception for a score.

Majesty Whitaker (1) races for one of his three scores in a 32-0 Seahawk win over the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Tristian Crawford added two scores, including an electrifying 99-yard touchdown run. The offensive line was led by C.J. Schlauder, William Pastore, Jayden Potter, Jacari Harris and Mason Booker. A strong defensive effort was led by Jaden Spell, who had an interception and six solo tackles.
The 10U Seahawk team (9 & 10-year-olds) topped Naugatuck 32-6 after falling behind in the first quarter. Quarterback Mason Wright accounted for four touchdowns, one rushing and three passing.
Caden Stanley caught one touchdown pass and Joseph (J.J.) Lugo caught passes for two more scores. T.J. Stevenson also had two rushing touchdowns in the win. An aggressive and good tackling defense was led by Arthur Rossi and Azriel Pizarro.

The West Haven 10U defense against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 12u game (11 & 12-year-olds) saw two teams that matched up well and the game did not disappoint the fans. The Seahawks pulled away late in the game for a 21-2 win, but the defenses for both teams played well.

West Haven 12U running back Jovon Williams (13) stiff arms a defender while Anthony Dorsi (24) makes a key block against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The Seahawks scored first with quarterback Nick Conlon hitting receiver Teriq Mallory for a touchdown.  Running back Aedan Coe had two long touchdown runs. Anthony Dorsi and Bryan Tillman added the extra points. Jovon Williams, Joey Copela, Delaney Fludd and Lindell Jaynes led the defensive effort.
The 14U Seahawks (13 & 14-year-olds) beat the Naugatuck Hounds 39-24 in a competitive back and forth game as the Hawks pulled away late in the fourth quarter.

West Haven 14U player Javar Smith (7) outruns a Hound defender against the Naugatuck Hounds, August 31, 19. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
Damari Barker accounted for five touchdowns on the afternoon and Javier Smith added his own 38-yard score. Quarterback Dylan Whitlow threw the ball well, hitting key passes, including a 40-yard strike to receiver Xavier Fernandez.
Fullback Trysten Dos picked up key first downs while controlling the clock late in the game. Amber Militrano executed an onside kick in the fourth quarter with the score 25-24.
The Seahawks are back home at Veterans Field on Saturday, September 7 as they will host the Stratford Redskins. The flag game will start at 8:45 a.m., with the 8U game at 10 a.m., 10U at noon, 12U at 2 p.m., and the 14U game at 4 p.m.

Mixed Results
Seahawks back in Action
Westie Blue
(September 9, 2019)
 - ​The West Haven Seahawks 8U team improved to 2-0 on the season with a dominating 34-0 win over the Stratford Redskins. Running backs Tristan Crawford and Majesty Whitaker accounted for all of the Seahawks offensive points including a 68-yard pass from Whitaker to Crawford. The defense was physical and stingy, led by Chase Stanley who had an 89-yard interception. Brody Coe and Kahill Tomilson both had five tackles in the win.

West Haven Seahawks running back Colin Murray (44) carries a Stratford Redskin defender for a long gain. The Seahawks 10U team hung on for a 20-19 win. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The flag teams (5 and 6-year-olds) had another exciting week of football with a lot of scoring. The Blue team hosted Stratford and the Green team traveled to play Ansonia.
Leading the Blue team was Peyton Roach with two long scores and Aiden Dowdye adding another. Cameron Davis was a flag hawk with six tackles, two for losses.
The Green flag football team played well and was led by Jackson Gabrielo, Keith Moore and Aaron Sullo.

West Haven Seahawk 10U running back Jorrae Dupree (42) runs away from a Stratford Redskins tackler. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 10U team also improved to 2-0 with a thrilling 20-19 win over Stratford. Quarterback Mason Wright connected on two touchdown passes. The Seahawks entered the fourth quarter with what seemed like a comfortable 20-6 lead, but the Redskins would not quit and scored twice in the final quarter.
Wright hit JJ Lugo and Caden Stanley for touchdowns. T.J. Stevenson also had a rushing score. Azriel Pizarro and Arthur Rossi led the defense for the Seahawks.
The 12U Seahawks (1-1) ran into a very tough and talented Stratford Redskin team and fell 25-0. The defense was led by Delaney Fludd, Aedan Coe, and Ethan Holy.
The 14U team (1-1) led Stratford 7-0 at the half, but the Redskins came back for an inspired second half of football, scoring 24 unanswered points and beat the Seahawks 24-7. Damari Barker scored the lone Seahawk touchdown in the second quarter with a 33-yard run. Xavier Fernandez played well on defense.
The Seahawks will be home again this Saturday with flag football at noon, the 8U team at 1 p.m. against Ansonia, 10U at 3 p.m. against Derby, 12U at 5 p.m. against Stratford #2, and 14U against New York at 7 p.m.
For more information, scores and standings, please visit

Solid Weekend
Seahawks 8U and 10U remain unbeaten
Westie Blue
(September 16, 2019)
 - ​The West Haven Seahawks continued to roll in week three at home at Veterans Field.
The flag football teams played Ansonia and Seymour. Both teams played well.
The Blue team played Ansonia with Colin Watson, Aiden Dowdye and Javien Graveline leading the way. The Blue defense was led by Levi Gatison.
The Green flag team played Seymour. Leading the Green team’s attack was Davion Kline, Andrew Loehn and Rylan Pope.

West Haven flag football teams (5 and 6-year olds) hosted Ansonia and Seymour on Saturday. The Seahawks teams played well. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 8U team improved to 3-0 with a 41-7 win over the Ansonia Coppers. Jermaine Gibbs scored a touchdown and accounted for four extra point conversions.
Majesty Whitaker and Tristain Crawford both had two scores on the day. The offense line opened up big holes and was anchored by C.J. Schlauder, Justin Frias, and Jayden Potter.

West Haven Seahawk 8U player Majesty Whitaker (1) pulls away from an Ansonia Cooper defender. The Seahawks beat Ansonia 41-7. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
A great defensive effort was put forward by Jacari Harris with 10 tackles and three sacks. Brody Coe, Kahill Tomlinson and William Pastore were key in controlling the Ansonia running attack.
The 10U team (3-0) continued on its winning ways with a 33-0 win over the Derby Red Raiders. Azriel Pizarro accounted for three touchdowns and Leon Joyner added another.
Quarterback Mason Wright connected with receiver Colin Murray for a long touchdown pass to put the game away for the Seahawks. The defense recorded a shutout behind Caden Stanley, T.J. Stevenson and Kody Barnes.

Seahawk 10U receiver Colin Murray (44) runs after the catch for a touchdown against Derby. The Seahawks beat Derby 33-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks.
The 12U Seahawk team (2-1) bounced back with a win over the Stratford Redskins 35-0. Quarterback Nick Conlan has three touchdown passes, two of them to Jovon Williams and the other to Terig Mallory. Ethan Holy and Bryan Tillman scored rushing touchdowns. Conlan connected with Yahinus Mercer for the extra point conversions.

West Haven Seahawk 12U running back Aedan Coe (42) runs away away from a Stratford defender for a long gain. The Seahawks upended Stratford 35-0. Photo courtesy West Haven Seahawks. 
Nyshawn Robinson played well on the offensive line and Anthony Dorsi and Eli Stevens led a great defensive effort.
The 14U Seahawks (2-1) did not play as their opponent forfeited the game.
The Seahawk teams go on the road this coming weekend. For all the schedules, scores and standings, please visit