On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Glen Cove Cardinals Midget White team traveled to Levittown for a two o'clock kick-off versus Levittown Grey, Glen Cove kicked off and forced a Levittown punt on the first series. Levittown responded by stopping Glen Cove on downs. On their second offensive series, Levittown generated a first down and then ran around right end for an apparent 50-yard touchdown, but it was called back on a clipping penalty. Two plays later, Levittown fumbled and Glen Cove recovered.
Glen Cove took over on the Levittown 30-yard line, and after two short gains, Kyree Washington sprinted 25 yards for his first touchdown of the season. The point after failed and the score was Glen Cove 6, Levittown 0. Glen Cove stopped Levittown again and took over on its own 40-yard line. On the second play of the series, Kyree Washington swept around right end for a 60-yard touchdown run, his second of the game. The point after failed and Glen Cove took a 12-point lead into halftime.
After stopping Glen Cove on its first series, Levittown got down to business. They drove down the field using power sweeps to the left to get to the Glen Cove 3-yard line, and finally scored on a quarterback sneak. The point was successful on a beautiful pass to the tight end making the score Glen Cove 12, Levittown 7. Glen Cove promptly fumbled the ball away, and Levittown had the ball and the momentum. The Glen Cove defense rose to the occasion and stopped Levittown.
As the fourth quarter began, Glen Cove went on offense. Deep in its own territory Glen Cove faced a 3rd and 13. An off-tackle dive by Zach Boyajian turned into a 50-yard gallop down to the Levittown 30-yard line. A 10-yard Kyree Washington run and a 10-yard Chris Borer to Stefan Schwartz pass put the ball on the 6-yard line. Two Zach Boyajian dives later it was Glen Cove 18, Levittown 7 with four minutes left in the game. Levittown could not score and the Glen Cove Cardinals Midget White had their first win of the season.
Defensively, Glen Cove played very well against a good Levittown offense. Gardner Fitzgerald, Billy Johansen, Matthew Satchell, Kevin Victoria, Chris Melillo and Andrew Ayo handled the interior line duties, with Walter Hauenstein and Zach Boyajian at the ends. Kyree Washington, Anthony Leake, Stefan Schwartz, Ryan Hopke, Charlie Miller, Chris Borer, Owen Valance, and Michael Iannetta manned the linebacker and defensive back positions.
Glen Cove hosts Levittown White next Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Cardinals played old-time Ironman football this past weekend. The league in which the Cardinals play has an 18-point rule. When a team goes up by 18 points, the opposing coach picks four players to sit out of the game until the difference goes under 18 points. With a roster of just five players, the Levittown Red Devils coach took out Michael Toldo, Brent Harrison, Jason Esquilin and Chris Theodorou leaving the remaining players to play both offense and defense.
Prior to the four players being taken out, the Cardinals put on a quick strike offense. Starting on the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Nick McAdams handed the ball off to Jason Esquilin who ran up the middle for a 50-yard touchdown. Theodorou kicked the two-point conversion making the score 8-0. The next time the Cardinals got the ball it was right halfback Brent Harrison who ran between left end Drew Swenson and left tackle Jimmy Johansen on the way to a 55-yard touchdown, making the score 14-0. On the first play of the second quarter, 7-year-old Franklyn Mickens ran down the right side for a 60-yard touchdown barely beating his excited father to the endzone. Theodorou kicked his second extra point making the score 22-0.
For the next three quarters of football the Cardinals Ironmen didn't leave the field. These Ironmen include Nicholas Manzione, Gavin Lyon, Justin Esquilin, Matthew Borer, Matthew Colella, Antwan Brown, Brian Dillon, McAdams, Swenson, Johansen and Mickens. These Ironmen gave it their all with the only lapse coming with 1:30 left in the game making the final score 22-7.
This week the team travels to Copiague for a 10 a.m. game. The coaches and players would like to thank their cheerleaders for all their support in rooting them on to victory!
For the second week in a row the boys had a goal line stand, which set the tempo for the game. Opening drive Levittown, on six plays, took the ball to the Cardinals' two-yard line, on the next three plays they only gained one yard, and on fourth and one the boys caused a fumble which was recovered by Tiquan Garner. The defense played great the rest of the game for their second shutout in a row. The only touchdown of the day was right before the first half ended. Quarterback James Catanzano took it around the left with some great blocks thrown by Derek Shearer, Tiquan Garner, Tony Palmieri and Ryan Perkins for a 55-yard score.
The offensive line played another outstanding game, with the exception of two holding calls on two touchdown runs, one by Tony and one by Tiquan, sorry guys. Some very key plays were made on turnovers, four in all: Kristopher Moran, Carlos Gonzales and Tiquan Garner all had fumble recoveries and Jordan Alexander, on the last play of the game, had an interception. Great job boys!
Speaking of Jordan, I would like to thank him for stepping in and playing center for a sick Joseph Anile, who could not attend the game. Great job in the rain Jordan! The outcome would not have been the same if it wasn't for the rest of the cast, starring with Gregory Bonanza, Zehan Joshi, J.J. Agnello, Tyrone Davis, Billy Flahive, Christian Klimasewski and Anthony Nesbitt.
Pee Wee Red takes on West Babylon next Sunday at 2 p.m. at home. See you there!
The Glen Cove Pony team improved their record to 2-0 after defeating a tough Brentwood Green team. Glen Cove opened the scoring on a nice drive which saw some hard running from halfback Randell Lyons and fullback Michael Catapano. Quarterback Ariel Bresky finished the drive with a quarterback sneak for the score. The extra point was blocked and Glen Cove held a 6-0 lead. Glen Cove's defense then shut down Brentwood for the remaining quarter and defensive tackle Kevin Maccarone sacked the Brentwood quarterback for a big loss at the end of the half. Glen Cove's offense got the ball back with less than 20 seconds to go and was unable to score.
The third quarter saw halfback Randell Lyons break a 40-yard touchdown. Unfortunately for Glen Cove the play was called back due to a dead ball foul. Halfback Lyons then took it in from 15 yards out making it 12-0.
In the fourth quarter halfback Evan Simmons took a handoff and went 30 yards up the middle of the Brentwood defense. Halfback Lyons then added another touchdown from 20 yards out making it 18-0. Brentwood then got on the board with a touchdown run of their own making it 18-6. Glen Cove answered with a 15-yard touchdown run by Randell Lyons, his third touchdown of the game. Brentwood scored again late in the quarter making the final score Glen Cove 24 - Brentwood 13.
Leaders on offense for Glen Cove included quarterback Ariel Bresky (one rushing touchdown), Randell Lyons (three rushing touchdowns), and halfback Even Simmons and fullback Michael Catapano. The entire offensive line including Joseph Durso, Brian Merrick, William Lyons, Anthony Capobianco, Kevin Maccarone, Jimmy Leahy, Omar Morales, Eric Caruso, Erik Swenson, Jonathan Ruiz, Andrew Brown and James Theodorouo all had outstanding games.
The Glen Cove defense was dominating all game and had outstanding efforts turned in by Mike Granados, Kevin Maccarone (one sack), Jimmy Leahy (one sack), linebackers Randell Lyons, Ariel Bresky and cornerbacks Eric Tripp and Evan Simmons. Glen Cove's next game will be played away on Sept. 22 at North Babylon.
The Peanuts Cardinals' defense showed the home crowd how to keep Plainedge's offense off the field. The defensive line of Anthony Castro, Ryan Farahamd, Glenn Lostrito, Danny Morra, Brian O'Conell, Chris Palmieri and Anthonio Prudente kept Plainedge to two touchdowns. With great defense, the offense was able to take full control of the game. Michael Flocari had great ball control by running the offensive at quarterback. Up front blocking by Stephen Johansen, Mike Manzione, Jessie Ayers and Christian Sodono allowed great touchdown runs by Josh Schwartz, Max McCrindle, Joey Kiaer and Stephen Johansen. With time running out Jahrae O'Neil just missed another touchdown on an explosive run. It was a great played game on both sides of the ball.
Under the direction of Úquot;Mr. D.Úquot; Mike DiCarlo, Úquot;Kenny CatÚquot; Catanzano and Úquot;Big RickyÚquot; Testa, the Midget Red Cardinals have run, blocked, tackled and passed their way through two exciting games. The line of Steven Úquot;Bam BamÚquot; Basile, Anthony Úquot;BoochÚquot; Bucceri, Pete Úquot;PistolÚquot; Cappiello, Kenny Úquot;The Quiet AssassinÚquot; Catanzano and Úquot;Little RickyÚquot; Testa, have opened the holes for runningbacks Johnny Úquot;RocketÚquot; Bellock, Terry Úquot;TouchdownÚquot; Jackson, Marvin Úquot;Tater TotÚquot; Tate, Dougie Úquot;DangerousÚquot; Tripp and Taheem Úquot;BootyÚquot; Vasquez.
Defensively, the Midget Cardinals are led by Nate Úquot;Big BrotherÚquot; Booth, Austin Úquot;AwesomeÚquot; Bresky, Brian Úquot;BoomerÚquot; Brown, Mike Úquot;MightyÚquot; Doxey and Steve Úquot;SpeedyÚquot; Gonzalez. Adding to the depth of the Cardinals are Erik Úquot;EasyÚquot; Dillon, Pietro Úquot;FonzieÚquot; LaFortezza and Alfonso Úquot;The MasherÚquot; Minopoli.
Úquot;I'm very proud of the way the boys have played these two games,Úquot; said Mr. D. Úquot;We have given Brentwood and Seaford everything they could handle, and I know we'll be ready for Levittown on Sunday.Úquot;