HAVERHILL – It had been a decade since Tewksbury and Haverhill tangled on the gridiron and Friday night time at Trinity Stadium one crew definitely made up for misplaced time.
Displaying full mastery of all aspects of the sport, Tewksbury exploded for 28 factors within the first quarter and by no means regarded again on its method to a dominating 42-12 win. Tewksbury (2-0) merely overwhelmed the Hillies everywhere in the discipline, particularly up entrance.
“If you can get it done at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, your chances of making good things happen go up,” stated Tewksbury coach Brian Aylward after the spectacular win. “I’m just proud of the way the guys supported each other and we’ve got a group of guys that work hard.”
Senior backs Hunter Johnson and Tyler Barnes each rushed for a pair of scores, whereas fellow again Manny Mengatta received plenty of robust yards up the center behind the surging Tewksbury offensive line. It’s a three-headed monster of pace, energy and finesse that Aylward is comfortable to have.
“When you have enough (backs) that it’s just not the one guy then everyone is hungry for the ball,” Aylward stated. “When they get the ball they don’t know when they are going to get it again, so they know that they have to run hard and block when they are not getting the ball.”
With Hurricane Lee constructing off the coast, the Hillies had no solutions for the crimson and white deluge that engulfed them from the opening minutes. Barnes blew up a punt try within the opening minutes and 4 performs later Johnson rode a large push from his offensive line into the top zone. The storm continued for Haverhill simply three performs later from an unrelenting Redmen cross rush that gave Haverhill QB James Farell zero time all night lengthy as Joe Barletta compelled a strip sack that set Tewksbury up on the Hillies’ 34.
One play later, Tewksbury QB Vinny Ciancio lofted a wonderfully thrown ball to Cam Kearney for a 34-yard strike with over seven minutes nonetheless to play.
Jonny Sullivan’s interception would arrange the third Tewksbury rating of the quarter – a 30-yard sweep by the speedy Johnson – and Kearney put an exclamation level on the primary quarter onslaught when he streaked 75 yards down the sideline for the fourth and remaining rating.
The second quarter was not significantly better for the hosts, who had been outgained 272–57 within the opening half. Barnes added a pair of TD runs of seven and 44 yards, respectively. The second rating got here when the bruising senior emerged from a scrum of would-be tacklers and scampered 44 yards up the intestine to present the guests a really comfy 42-0 benefit heading into the half.
Given the unrelenting assault within the first 25 minutes, it would have been very simple for the host to have referred to as it an evening on the half, however to their credit score the Hillies (1-1) gave the house crowd one thing to cheer about with a pair of fourth-quarter scores.
With 9 minutes to go Jhonaton Wallis received the Hillies on the board with an incredible second effort on the purpose line. In the ultimate minute of play, backup QB Alexander Gomes hit Marc Gagne with a reasonably cross from 34 yards out to shut out the scoring.