By Mike Hommeyer, Bronxville Fifth/Sixth-Grade Football Parent and Coach
Nov. 9, 2016: This past Saturday, the Bronxville Broncos fifth/sixth-grade football team successfully completed its Westchester Youth Football League (WYFL) regular season with a 6-1 record after a decisive 30-20 win over rival Tuckahoe. This coming Saturday (Nov. 12) on Chambers Field at 9:30 am, the #1-seed Broncos will take on the #4-seed Pleasantville Panthers, a team that also ended its season with a 6-1 record. Please come out and support the boys!!!
Against a very tough Tuckahoe squad, which sported a 5-2 record coming into the game, the Broncos wasted little time setting the tone when Luke Stephens took the first snap from scrimmage and scampered 65 yards down the sideline through a gaping hole opened up by Jeremy Freeman, Ronin Kaplan, Joseph Matthews, and Eamonn O'Reilly. The Broncos' early dominance continued throughout the first half, which ended with Bronxville up 22-0.
In the second half, Tuckahoe did everything it could to mount a comeback, but the Broncos were not to be denied and sealed the victory with another long TD run by Luke Stephens. In the game, Sean McGrath also tallied two TDs, while Charlie Clifford nailed three extra-point kicks (worth two points each). It was a fantastic effort by all!
The Bronxville Football Club was formed almost a decade ago to introduce fifth- and sixth-graders to the game of football. This year's team has a roster of 38 players: Luke Arrighi, Harrison Brown, Alex Chrostowski, Charlie Clifford, Thomas Conneally, Alec Davis, Jack Deneen, Charlie Donohue, Jeremy Freeman, Nick George, Noah Gonzalez, Ted Heraty, Nick Hommeyer, Ethan Jaquette, Ronin Kaplan, Connor Kenny, Walker Liggitt, Chris Lockwood, Tim Lockwood, Bo MacNaughton, Sam Mandanas, Joseph Matthews, Aidan McBride, Sean McGrath, Alec Mercer, Liam Neild, Oliver Nordahl, Eamonn O'Reilly, David O'Shaughnessy, Marco Sandilya, Luke Stephens, Lou Fei Sung, Goi Suzuki, Yudai Suzuki, Devavrat Tarwala, Van Villanueva, Kiran Waggoner, and Toby Wardell.
The coaching staff is made up of dedicated parents Robert Freeman, George Jaquette, Mike Hommeyer, Mark Liggitt, Chris Lockwood, Rob MacNaughton, Vincent McBride, Dan Olympio, and Tim Stephens.
Again, Bronxville will begin its playoff push with a 9:30 am game against Pleasantville on Saturday at Chambers Field. Please come and support the boys as they begin their quest to win their second straight league championship. Go Broncos!
Pictured here: The Bronxville 5th/6th-grade football team in a pre-game huddle with their coaches.
Photo by Quintin George