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 Farmingdale Dalers, ranked first in the division (11-0), came out to defend their title as Nassau County champions against the no. 3 seed, the Massapequa Chiefs (8-3), who attempted to take it away. The Chiefs, after losing to the Dalers 33-8 in week 4, would of liked nothing better then to defeat the Dalers in front of 4,000 people at Hofstra and grab the title. The rivalry was all the talk this week and the Nassau County Police had extra Officers all around the stadium at Hofstra.
The Giants faced off against the Jets in the girl’s grades 9 – 12 Super Bowl last Sunday. The two teams were evenly matched, having split the two regular season games. But it turned out to be the Giants’ night, winning by a score of 18-7. The Giants played short-handed all season, with a roster of only five; and all five girls contributed greatly to this victory. The Giants took the opening drive and scored a touchdown on a short pass to Kat ‘Safety Dance’ Krieg who made a good move to get free and run it in from 25 yards out. It looked like the Jets were going to tie it when the fleet-footed Myasa Evans broke free on an end run but Jessica ‘Steady’ Scire came all the way across the field and made a touchdown saving flag. A few plays later Hailey ‘I’m retiring’ Lospitalier intercepted in the end zone to thwart the Jets’ scoring chance. The Giants capitalized when they drove the full field and scored a second touchdown on a short pass to Krieg. The Giants expanded their lead in the second half to 18-0 on another short pass to Lospitalier. This followed a beautiful bomb pass from QB Theresa ‘Air’ DeSantis to Krieg who was run down just short of the goal. The defense played outstanding, especially Hanna ‘Wild Girl’ Berge who made several diving, touchdown saving, flags. DeSantis was on target all night long, finishing with three touchdown passes and many completions which helped control the ball and the clock. A well-deserved win by the girls against an outstanding team.
In a tough battled game at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium last Saturday, the Dalers out lasted the Syosset Braves in a game of penalties and turnovers. The Dalers would receive the ball first and QB Vinny Quinn would have a 50 yard pass complete to Curtis Jenkins and the Dalers would move the ball down field until Syosset’s Brandon Nieves would intercept the ball in the end zone stopping the Dalers drive. After a few plays the Braves would fumble the ball on the 50-yard line to be recovered by the Dalers Joe Lee. After a few penalties the Dalers would have a second and 35. Vinny Quinn would complete a 26 yard pass to Tom Kennedy, then a hand off to Curtis Jenkins for a 30 yard run would give the
Dalers a first and goal on the 7 yard line. But a penalty would push the Dalers to the 12-yard line. Vinny Quinn would keep the ball on a run and score the Dalers first touchdown giving them the 7-0 lead with 3:46 left in the first quarter.
The Braves would come right back with a 47 yard pass play from QB Hunter Gross to Michael Elardo for a touchdown tied the game.
Farmingdale’s PAL Flag Football League celebrated its 10th Anniversary Sunday with its annual Super Bowl festivities at Woodward Parkway Field and Allen Park. More than 1000 boys and girls capped another successful season with the older divisions competing for Super Bowl bragging rights and the younger players getting another week of fun. This year the community honored three men who spent the last decade building the league into one of the biggest and best in the Northeast. The youth of Farmingdale will forever be indebted to Denis Donovan and Ray Webb who founded the league and to George Mauro who made it possible for the league to grow. Special thanks to Farmingdale High School’s wrestling team who helped with the food Sunday and to the dozens of directors and coaches who volunteer countless hours each week, year after year.
The sun was setting in Levittown, last September, and it appeared to be setting on the Devil’s chances of winning a third straight tournament. The U9 team had come out on top in The F’Dale 911 and Plainedge Summer Tournament, but things did not look good in the final inning of the Levittown Tournament championship game.
The Farmingdale Dalers defeated the East Meadow Jets last Friday night at Don Snyder Stadium 49-14. The Dalers first possession, they would score on a 14 yard run by Tom Kennedy with 7:21 left in the first quarter to go up 7-0. On defense Joe Lee would of had a great tackle, but he riped the ball out of the Jets running backs hands for a 35 yard touchdown, giving the Dalers an 14-0 lead. Dalers Quarterback Vinny Quinn would then pitch the ball to running back Curtis Jenkins on an option play, and Curtis took it 54 yards for a touchdown. And to end the first quarter QB Vinny Quinn would run it in for a yard after a 44 yard run for a touchdown. The Dalers would score 28 points in seven minutes and twenty-one seconds. The Dalers would take a 35-0 lead before the Jets scored, and finish the first half 42-7. The Dalers Defense would continue to hold off the Jets, and just giving up one more score. The Dalers would finish the regular season 8-0, undefeated this year. The Quarterfinals of the Nassau County Conference 1 playoffs will be this weekend. The Dalers will play at home either Friday night or Saturday afternoon.
On Oct. 12, Bethpage High School students kicked off homecoming with a parade, featuring several festive floats sporting the eagles blue and gold. Filling the street, the procession included a performance from the marching band, routines from the cheerleading squad, the homecoming king and queen, as well as several parents, teachers, faculty and staff.
After the parade, the Bethpage High School Football team hit the gridiron to face off against Plainedge.
The Steelers had a balanced game this week as the girls led the way on offense with 3 TDs. Katie Hecker, Marisa Karlsen and Emma Savino all scored on long runs. Luke Begley ran for one TD and threw for another to Dean Kott who also scored on an 80 yard reverse. Hunter Kinhackl and Andrew Adamo each had nice gains while Luke Eschman spearheaded the defense. Eschman was continuously in good position and has been a lock-down defender for the Steelers all season.
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