Last Saturday North Shore played one of their toughest rivals, Cold Spring Harbor, trading off touchdowns, for a well matched game. Both teams struggled to stay on top, neither team dominated. After an initial touchdown by Cold Spring Harbor's SeaHawks, North Shore took the lead 7-6 in the second quarter and were able to hold it, until late in the third quarter, when the SeaHawks came back with a touchdown and a two point conversion play completing the final score of 14-7.
In the first quarter running back Michael Peyser of the SeaHawks distinguished himself early in the game giving North Shore some trouble. With 6:55 left in the quarter Peyser scored by running in a easy 1 yard hand off scoring the first touchdown of the game. The SeaHawks tried to make a two point conversion play but North Shore's defense blocked the SeaHawks in their tracks leaving the score at 6-0. Continuing their offense, later in the first quarter, Peyser sacked North Shore quarterback Mike Stanco.
In the beginning of the second quarter North Shore showed that they were still in the game when Viking line backer Chris Yarocki tackled the SeaHawk quarterback, recovering the ball from SeaHawk's fumble. Then on the second down, North Shore fumbled which resulted in a turn over to the SeaHawks. Wide receiver Andrew Galano of North Shore, on a third down, intercepted a SeaHawks pass putting the ball back in North Shore hands with 6:00 left in the quarter. Then North Shore took the chance that paid off. On a fourth down with 1 yard to go, Viking Ben Blackburn got hold of the ball, broke through the SeaHawk defense to make a 57 yard run to put North Shore on the scoreboard. Viking James Jerabek took the extra point kick for North Shore making the score 7-6 North Shore, a lead that North Shore held until late in the third quarter.
In the second half both teams turned to a defensive play with neither making much movement toward their end zone. But once more it was Peyser of the SeaHawks who ran in a 8 yard touchdown with under 3:00 left in the third quarter bringing the score 12-7 SeaHawks. Donald D'Alessio took a hand off and ran the ball in for the two point conversion bringing the score to14-7 SeaHawks.
In the fourth quarter Andrew Galano, Joe Marvullo, and Ben Blackburn of North Shore led their offensive line, but could not get the touchdown they needed to at least tie up the game. However, Rich Barrett and the rest of North Shore's defensive line were able to hold SeaHawks for a scoreless fourth quarter.
North Shore will play their last game of the season on Saturday, November 7th at Valley Stream North at 2 p.m.