Starts Blue 32, Jr. Flames Red Starts 0
Rookies Blue 13, Lodi Jr. Flames Red 12
The Rookies Blue got several key defensive stops leading to good field position, helping the team overcome a strong effort by Lodi. Nick Zalec finished the game with two touchdowns and quarterback Joseph Tolentino threw several key passes throughout the game, including one to Anthony Roderick for the extra point that sealed the victory. Daniel Glorioso provided great pass coverage against the Flames offense and Niko Zanarani made several key tackles for the second straight game. Zalec and Jhalil King each played well on both sides of the ball. Rookies Blue finished the regular season with 8 wins and 2 losses.
JV Blue 14, Jr. Flames Red JV 6
The Patriots JV Blue team finished its regular season with a 6-4 record Saturday with a win against the Lodi Red Flames. Many players contributed to the win, but none more than Andrew Topete, who piled up 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Connor Vis, Rene Clark and Alex Filardo helped nail down the victory with 20, 16 and 11 yards rushing, respectively. The defense had a great day on the field. Marcus Clark snagged an interception and Jeremy Guzman deflected a pass. Free safety Brandon Olson and strong safety Marcus Clark Free each made multiple tackles in the secondary, dashing Flames Red's scoring hopes. In all, 24 players recorded tackles or assists.
Jr. Flames Red Varsity 28, Varsity Blue 6
Tigers Starts 32, Starts White 6
Rookies Whites 18, Tigers Rookies 13
Kyle Trego's 35-yard game-winning touchdown run with 28 seconds left on the clock lifted the Patriots Rookies White to an 18-1 victory over the Silicon Valley Tigers, providing an exciting end to the regular season. Running back Alejandro Espinoza led the Patriot offensive attack with a 43-yard touchdown run behind key blocks from tackle Tyler Page and tight end Dylan Capps. Espinoza scored the second Pats touchdown on a 4-yard run. Patriot quarterback Austin Cosgrove connected with tight end Alex Hull for a key 26-yard catch-and-run to spark the game-winning drive. Safety Jared Purkey led an outstanding defensive effort against a potent Tigers passing attack. Cornerback Riley Condon picked off a pass to end one Tiger drive, while Cade Bonte's interception snuffed the final Tiger threat to seal the victory. Defensive end Xavier Macias and linebacker Shane Goodwin each recorded sacks, as the Pats Rookies White team finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and the top seed going into the playoffs.
Tigers JV 18, JV White 6
The JV White Patriots lost their regular season finale to the Silicon Valley Tigers JV, as the Tigers broke free for touchdowns in the first, third and fourth quarters despite an outstanding defensive showing by the Patriots. The Patriot offense dominated the second quarter, with notable efforts from Carter Blaise, Anthony Zamora and a touchdown by Jeff Greene.
Varsity White 1, Tigers Varsity 0
The Patriots Varsity White team was awarded a victory due to a forfeit by the Tigers Varsity team. The win assures the Varsity White of a first-place finish and a No. 1 seed and first-round bye in the NYFL playoffs. The Varsity White team finished the season 8-2.