Written by Phil LoNigro Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Farmingdale Dalers took on the Sachem North Flaming Arrows last Saturday afternoon at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium for the Long Island Conference I Championship in front of 7,200 fans. This was the Dalers second trip to the finals since losing to Floyd last year. The Dalers went into the game looking to finish a perfect season.
The Dalers defense would come out strong, as it did all season-long, and the offense went right to work. The Dalers would put together a 78-yard drive in 8 plays to score on a broken play. Dalers Quarterback Vinny Quinn scrambled to outrun the Sachem defense to the goal line for the first score of the game. The Dalers defense would stop Sachem once more, while the offense would start up again. But the Dalers would get picked off on a passing play, giving the
Flaming Arrows an opportunity to run the ball to the 2-yard line and then in to tie the game.
The Dalers would set up to receive the ball on the kick off and Tom Kennedy would run it back 94 yards for a Daler touchdown setting a Long Island Conference I Championship record. The Quarter would end 14-7.
In the second quarter, the Dalers would stop Sachem, and the offence moving the ball, again. In their next drive the Dalers would be fourth-and-one twice, and go for the goal both times with Curtis Jenkins. He made it both times, but not by much. The Flaming Arrows were keying in on Jenkins and it showed.
The Dalers would finally score on this drive on an 8-yard run by Jenkins making it 21-7. Things were looking good for the Dalers. But, nobody expected that this was the end of their scoring. On a short kick-off from the Dalers, Sachem would go 55-yards on four plays to make it 21-14. The Dalers would get the ball back with 3:46 left in the half, but were unable to get anything going. After missing an attempt at fourth-and-15 from the Sachem 32-yard line, the Flaming
Arrows would get the ball back with 44 seconds left. Sachem would drive the ball to the Dalers 30-yard line and kick a 37-yard field goal to end the half. It was now a 21-17 game.
In the third quarter, the Dalers offense was having trouble moving the ball, they would throw another interception, but the Dalers defense would still come up big, holding off the Sachem offense.
The game was tight, but the Flaming Arrows would put together a drive to the Dalers 5-yard line. It was fourth-and-2, the Dalers defense would come up big stopping Sachem, and the Dalers offense would come out with 7:27 left in the game. A good drive would take time off the clock, it was looking good. The Dalers offense again was stopped by Sachem, it was fourth and 9 from the 6-yard line. The Dalers would punt, but it was blocked by Sachem going back through the end zone for a safety. Now it was 21-19. The Dalers would do the free kick, giving Sachem the ball on the 46-yard line with 5:25 left in the game. Sachem would drive the ball and score with a 15-yard run and the 2-point conversion to make it 27-21 with 2:50 left in the game. The Dalers would get the ball off the kickoff, and try to work some magic. But the Dalers were again stopped cold by Sachem. The Flaming Arrows would get the ball back with 1:07 left in the game.
Vinny Quinn passed 11 of 21 plays for a total 109-yards, with 2 interceptions, and ran the ball for the Dalers first touchdown. Curtis Jenkins ran 22 times for 62-yards, had 4 receptions for 66-yards. Tom Kennedy had 4 receptions for 27-yards and a 94-yard kickoff return.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
It may have been a polar vortex outside, but inside Farmingdale’s Village hall things were heating up with the first annual Winter wonderland. Close to 800 people filled the village hall over two hours on a frigid Wednesday evening to eat, laugh, and mingle with Main
Street’s finest, the business owners. While K 98.3 played music outside, inside the wonderful aromas of a variety of hot food from the local restaurants filled the air. There were rice balls, and chicken picatta, pastas and meat balls supplied by Cascarino’s and Palmer’s
Grill, along with Shepard’s pie, hot wings from Croxley’s Ale House. The guacamole from Caracara Mexican Grill was so fresh and delicious it would make a Texan jealous. There were 37 business represented all giving away free samples, food, and discounts to a packed crowd ranging in age from infants to seniors.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay