The Levittown Division Blue Dragons evened their record at 2 - 2 with a convincing 49 - 6 win over the Roslyn Bulldogs. Division opened the scoring when Paul Gruber scored on a one-yard touchdown run set up by his own run of 24 yards on the preceding play.
Gruber's second touchdown of the day, a three-yard run gave Division a 14 - 0 first quarter lead. Roslyn answered with a score to cut the lead to 14 -6 but Division answered right back when Mike Oliveri connected with Ryan Harold on a 26-yard touchdown pass extending the Division lead to 21 - 6.
Division's defense continued to shut down Roslyn and with three minutes left in the half sophomore Matt Mancz scored his first varsity touchdown with an 11-yard run giving Division a 28 -6 half-time lead. The second half would be all Division as Mancz scored on touchdown runs of 49 and 52 yards and Ryan Dee added his first touchdown run of the year with a three-yard run to give Division the convincing 49 - 6 victory.
Gruber rushed for 127 yards on only 10 carries (all in the first half) and Mancz rushed for an impressive 253 yards on 17 carries. Ryan Dee added an additional 68 yards rushing as Division gained 443 yards on the ground behind the impressive line play of Nick Seeley, Mark Lombardi, Steven Swicicki, Anthony Esposito, Jim Butler and Ken Donovan. Division's defense provided another solid effort led by Gruber with 11 tackles and a sack and Rich Skarren with 7 tackles and a sack.
The Levittown Division Blue Dragons improved their record to 3 - 2 with an exciting homecoming victory over #4 seeded New Hyde Park by a score of 10 - 7. New Hyde Park opened the scoring four minutes into the game jumping to an early 7 -0 lead but Division quickly answered five plays later when Paul Gruber took a toss off the right side, broke two tackles and raced 61 yards to the end zone to help Division pull even.
New Hyde Park drove the ball to the Division two-yard line but the Division defense made the first of its two goal line stands to keep New Hyde Park out of their end zone. With a fourth and goal on the one-yard line the Division defense led by linebackers Paul Gruber and Ryan Dee and defensive lineman Steven Swicicki turned back the ball carrier and kept the score tied at 7. Both defenses played tough and a botched Division snap put New Hyde Park back inside the Division 10-yard line again. Once again the Blue Dragon defense rose to the challenge and stuffed the New Hyde Park offense. Ryan Harold made a key tackle on third and goal forcing New Hyde Park into a field goal situation.
After the missed field goal by New Hyde Park the Division offense showed some spark as Mike Oliveri connected with Billy Fama for a 27-yard pass putting Division into New Hyde Park territory. After the drive stalled both teams exchanged possessions and with just over four minutes left in the first half Division went on what would turn out to be the game winning drive.
With Division driving, Oliveri completed a key fourth down pass to Ryan Dee to keep the drive alive. Oliveri then completed a another key third down and 13-yard pass to John Franco to put Division in field goal range with just under a minute to go in the half. Fama kicked a 34 field goal in what would prove to be the game winner as both teams held each other scoreless in the second half.
Division's defense played its best game of the season and was led by Gruber with 15 tackles. Ken Donovan added seven tackles and Ryan Harold and Rich Skarren added an interception and fumble recovery respectively. Gruber was the leading offensive player with 152 yards on 20 carries.