The Glen Cove Varsity Football Team clinched its 2nd consecutive playoff berth this past Saturday as they defeated Westbury High School 39-0. The team ends the regular season with 6 wins and 2 losses, scoring 187 points and giving up only 81. The 81 points against is half the total from last year's championship season.
Jeff Rudloff led the Big Red both offensively and defensively against Westbury on Saturday. Jeff rushed for 101 yards on 10 carries and scored the first touchdown of the game on a 43-yard run. He also scored defensively when he scooped up a Westbury fumble and ran it back 55 yards for another touchdown. Tailback Ivan Barahona also kicked in two touchdown runs scoring both from inside the Green Dragon 10 yard line.
The shutout was spearheaded by Mike Peluso and Gianni Maraia. Mike had several sacks behind the line of scrimmage and in the 3rd quarter intercepted a pass in the flat and ran it for a 55-yard touchdown. Gianni Maraia seemed to be all over the field making tackles, quite a feat coming from his left cornerback position. Nick Discala, Anthony Sullivan, Charles McCullough and Paul Graziosi all recorded QB sacks as Westbury was held to two incomplete passes and an interception.
Sophomore Rich Tarver, playing in his first varsity game, capped the Big Red scoring when he ran 10 yards for a touchdown. Fullback Dave Paskoff pounded out 42 yards on 5 carries in that TD drive.
This Sunday, the Big Red will travel to Hofstra Stadium in hopes of defending its Nassau County Championship. The team faces Mineola High School in the semifinals at 10 a.m. Mineola defeated the Big Red 13-0 earlier in the season. Spectators are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Sunday morning at the Hofstra stadium box office. Go Big Red!
The Glen Cove Varsity Football Team increased its record to 6 wins and 0 losses with a victory over Great Neck High School. The score of the game was 31-0, as the Covers recorded their 4th consecutive shutout. George Spellman was held to one touchdown, but Al and Jimmy Jones each scored two. Jimmy scored on TD runs of 60 and 54 yards. Coach Ziggy Nedwick prepared his troops for its biggest game of the year versus arch rival Port Washington. The Cove-Port rivalry extends back to 1917, making it one of the oldest schoolboy rivalries in the nation.