East Boston – Pop Warner

October 3, 2009
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D Team

The East Boston Jets D team took on the Newton Mustangs this week on a rain soaked slippery field and going into this contest the boys were very confident, getting a very important player back on offense and defense, GIOVANNI LEE, after almost losing him for the season.

The defense played very hard and tried their hardest to hold a much bigger and more physical Newton team out of the end zone.

Some great running plays by GIOVANNI LEE and RICHARD GORE could not get Eastie on the board – until the second-half trick play called “wrong ball coach” was run and DOMENIC MANGINO ran the ball to the 1-yard line. Lee finished off the drive with a 5-yard run into the end zone, putting Eastie on the board.

Some other great performances were turned in by LJ GREEN, who has been huge on the defense coming up with some great hits and big tackles. Even though the boys lost this one 35-6 they are all in all having a great season and having a lot of fun …especially the “wrong ball “play right boys.

Eastie travels to Somerville this Sunday.

The cheerleading teams were once again unbelievable. These amazing squads were right there in the rain and cold cheering on these boys and never missed a beat. I have to commend these girls no matter what’s going on on that field – they’re always 100% behind their team. Theei cheer-leading was, as always very good and kept these boys motivated ….once again thank you girls from the D team.

C Team

On Sunday Sept 20, the Chelsea Red Devils came to down to take on your East Boston Jets D team at home in Santori Stadium. The Jets started off gunning and getting to Chelsea’s five-yard line but couldn’t punch it in. Some great running by DANA MACULLUM couldn’t get Eastie on the board, but a key safety by NICHOLAS GUZMAN got the players and fans up on their feet. The defense tried to hold the Devils and SHANE CORBETT & CHAD WILLIAMS came up with a few great tackles on defense stopping Devils’ players in their tracks, but Chelsea’s offense proved too strong for the young team and overpowered them getting into the end zone a few times in this game.

Then in the second half TYLER CLARK got up some steam and ran over a Chelsea player during the kickoff to get his team fired up.

D Team

The East Boston Jets D team took on the Newton Mustangs this week on a rain soaked slippery field and going into this contest the boys were very confident, getting a very important player back on offense and defense, GIOVANNI LEE, after almost losing him for the season.

The defense played very hard and tried their hardest to hold a much bigger and more physical Newton team out of the end zone.

Some great running plays by GIOVANNI LEE and RICHARD GORE could not get Eastie on the board – until the second-half trick play called “wrong ball coach” was run and DOMENIC MANGINO ran the ball to the 1-yard line. Lee finished off the drive with a 5-yard run into the end zone, putting Eastie on the board.

Some other great performances were turned in by LJ GREEN, who has been huge on the defense coming up with some great hits and big tackles. Even though the boys lost this one 35-6 they are all in all having a great season and having a lot of fun …especially the “wrong ball “play right boys.

C Team

The East Boston C team Jets took the field on Sunday morning against Newton looking to improve after their loss last week against the Boston Raiders. The Jets got off to a great start on defense this week by stopping Newton on their first possession with a four and out. Then when the Jets offense got the ball they showed Newton that today was going to be a long day by marching down the field 60 yards and scoring on their opening drive. It took the Jets five plays to get their first score of the day. Earnest Deprendine got the Jets’ first touchdown on a 3 yard run, and then scored again later on in the second quarter.

After the Jets stopped Newton on a fourth and four, the Jets marched right down the field again on six plays capped off again by Earnest Deprendine second touchdown of the game. the extra point was taken in by Felix Martinez to push the lead to 13 -0.

The second half started with the Jets getting the ball, and this time it was Steve Clinton running the ball down the field into the end zone. Ont the extra point Nelson Roach threw a pass on a fake field goal to Felix Martinez to make the score 20 -0.

During the third and fourth quarter, Newton could not get the ball moving against the Jets’ defense. Felix Martinez, Nelson Roach, Steve Clinton, Earnest Depredine, Joe Serpa, Irvin Lopez, and Anthony Flamingo really stepped up and made some great stops all day. Newton, who tried everything to get something going, just could not get into the end zone. It was the Jets’ second shutout of the season!

The final touchdown came in the middle of the fourth quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Nelson Roach to Steve Clinton. But the touchdown was not the biggest play, it was the huge block by Felix Martinez that allowed Steve Clinton to score their second touchdown of the day.

But the biggest improvement to the Jets’ offense was the the offensive line! The offensive line, that consists of Giovanny Cruz, Tyek Carter, Joe Serpa, Jimbo Brauer, Irvin Lopez, Anthony Flamingo, and Jeffery Benzen, really practiced hard all week on their blocking, and it showed on the field. They opened up holes for our running backs and gave our quarterback plenty of time to throw the ball.

The Jets are now 2-0 in the GBL and 2-1 overall. Next week the Jets will try and improve on their league record by traveling to Somerville. The C team would like to thank the cheerleaders and all of the parents for all of their support! We look forward to seeing you in Somerville.

A Team

On Sunday September 27, 2009, the A team played host to the Rams of West Lynn. Our squad welcomed new assistant coach/trainee and East Boston High School football captain Brandon Amodeo. Brandon assumed the offensive play-calling duties; bringing his backfield expertise to the table. The play selection for the day was to execute our ground attack on the back of one our offensive stars, Nick Maneiro. Losing two offensive line starters Zach Errabey and Kyre Williams, we were a bit inexperienced up front and it cost us on more than one occasion. There were a couple of bright spots; one was a Nick Maneiro reverse; the other was a trick play viewed on You-tube called “Coach, wrong ball”, which was run by quarterback Nick Hines. After watching our D team execute the same play earlier to perfection, we chose to run it in my game as well. Nick gained 70 yards on the play before being knocked out of bounds. The referee threw the flag and called the play illegal; bringing the ball back to the original line of scrimmage and losing 5 more yards on the 5 yard penalty. As I write this article, I just viewed the play on You-tube and found that it is in fact a legal play. But, unfortunately in this game, the play was as fast a momentum builder, it was just as fast a momentum loser and it also gave West Lynn more ammunition.

On the defensive side, again we were inexperienced. Between having to move players around due to injuries and adding newcomers Jorge Roman, Harvey Rodriguez and Pedro Ferreira, West Lynn sensed and took advantage. There were a couple of bright spots worth mentioning. On one drive West Lynn had the ball on our 5 yard line and it took them three tries to find the end zone. Offensive standout was also the defensive standout, Nick Maneiro certainly almost singlehandedly made this game a bit more respectable. An honorable mention goes to John Marchese for a couple of key stops.

On Tuesday, we will start from scratch and regroup. As I told the guys during our pre-game pep talk, this team has a lot of heart and a willingness to learn and we will grow on that strength to continue the season.

C Team

The East Boston C team Jets took the field on Sunday morning against Newton looking to improve after their loss last week against the Boston Raiders. The Jets got off to a great start on defense this week by stopping Newton on their first possession with a four and out. Then when the Jets offense got the ball they showed Newton that today was going to be a long day by marching down the field 60 yards and scoring on their opening drive. It took the Jets five plays to get their first score of the day. Earnest Deprendine got the Jets’ first touchdown on a 3 yard run, and then scored again later on in the second quarter.

After the Jets stopped Newton on a fourth and four, the Jets marched right down the field again on six plays capped off again by Earnest Deprendine second touchdown of the game. the extra point was taken in by Felix Martinez to push the lead to 13 -0.

The second half started with the Jets getting the ball, and this time it was Steve Clinton running the ball down the field into the end zone. Ont the extra point Nelson Roach threw a pass on a fake field goal to Felix Martinez to make the score 20 -0.

During the third and fourth quarter, Newton could not get the ball moving against the Jets’ defense. Felix Martinez, Nelson Roach, Steve Clinton, Earnest Depredine, Joe Serpa, Irvin Lopez, and Anthony Flamingo really stepped up and made some great stops all day. Newton, who tried everything to get something going, just could not get into the end zone. It was the Jets’ second shutout of the season!

The final touchdown came in the middle of the fourth quarter on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Nelson Roach to Steve Clinton. But the touchdown was not the biggest play, it was the huge block by Felix Martinez that allowed Steve Clinton to score their second touchdown of the day.

But the biggest improvement to the Jets’ offense was the the offensive line! The offensive line, that consists of Giovanny Cruz, Tyek Carter, Joe Serpa, Jimbo Brauer, Irvin Lopez, Anthony Flamingo, and Jeffery Benzen, really practiced hard all week on their blocking, and it showed on the field. They opened up holes for our running backs and gave our quarterback plenty of time to throw the ball.

The Jets are now 2-0 in the GBL and 2-1 overall. Next week the Jets will try and improve on their league record by traveling to Somerville. The C team would like to thank the cheerleaders and all of the parents for all of their support! We look forward to seeing you in Somerville.

A Team

On Sunday September 27, 2009, the A team played host to the Rams of West Lynn. Our squad welcomed new assistant coach/trainee and East Boston High School football captain Brandon Amodeo. Brandon assumed the offensive play-calling duties; bringing his backfield expertise to the table. The play selection for the day was to execute our ground attack on the back of one our offensive stars, Nick Maneiro. Losing two offensive line starters Zach Errabey and Kyre Williams, we were a bit inexperienced up front and it cost us on more than one occasion. There were a couple of bright spots; one was a Nick Maneiro reverse; the other was a trick play viewed on You-tube called “Coach, wrong ball”, which was run by quarterback Nick Hines. After watching our D team execute the same play earlier to perfection, we chose to run it in my game as well. Nick gained 70 yards on the play before being knocked out of bounds. The referee threw the flag and called the play illegal; bringing the ball back to the original line of scrimmage and losing 5 more yards on the 5 yard penalty. As I write this article, I just viewed the play on You-tube and found that it is in fact a legal play. But, unfortunately in this game, the play was as fast a momentum builder, it was just as fast a momentum loser and it also gave West Lynn more ammunition.

On the defensive side, again we were inexperienced. Between having to move players around due to injuries and adding newcomers Jorge Roman, Harvey Rodriguez and Pedro Ferreira, West Lynn sensed and took advantage. There were a couple of bright spots worth mentioning. On one drive West Lynn had the ball on our 5 yard line and it took them three tries to find the end zone. Offensive standout was also the defensive standout, Nick Maneiro certainly almost singlehandedly made this game a bit more respectable. An honorable mention goes to John Marchese for a couple of key stops.

On Tuesday, we will start from scratch and regroup. As I told the guys during our pre-game pep talk, this team has a lot of heart and a willingness to learn and we will grow on that strength to continue the season.

Finally, the cheerleading teams were once again unbelievable. These amazing squads were right there in the rain and cold cheering on these boys and never missed a beat. I have to commend these girls no matter what’s going on on that field – they’re always 100 percent behind their team. Theei cheer-leading was, as always very good and kept these boys motivated ….once again thank you girls from the D team.

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