The Mustang Senior team went to Plainedge on Nov. 8 and kept their winning streak going with a score of 18-14. The Mustangs (6-2-1) had a good day against Plainedge (5-4) despite the fact that Plainedge is made up mostly of Holy Trinity and Plainedge Jr. high players.
The first touchdown was set up by a fantastic 37-yard pass from Chris Cox to Rocco Dionisio who was stopped at the 8-yard line. John Cornell scored on a 2-yard run to complete the drive.
The offensive line, Tim Melia, Eric Cole, Tom Dejewski, Joe Andriano and Vinny Bove did a great job on run and pass blocking the entire game. The line gave quarterback Cox time to pass and Chris did not waste the chance to complete some great passes to John Cornell, Lionel Bullard and Chris Wicker.
The second touchdown came when Lionel Bullard blocked a punt and Roy Ragusa returned it 41 yards for the touchdown. The last score came when Chris Cox capped off another good drive with a quarterback sneak.
The defense held Plainedge until the third quarter when the score was 18-0. Once Massapequa emptied the bench, Plainedge kept their starters in and were able to get a couple of scores. The defense was led by Eric Cole, John (hit of the year) Cornell, Chris Erkens, John Simms, Lionel Bullard and Rocco Dianisio.
The senior team and coaches wish the best of luck to MHS Chiefs this Thursday at Hofstra.
The Mustangs took on the Elmont Cardinals on Nov. 8. From the opening kick-off, it was not going to be a good day for the Cardinals.
The Mustangs won the toss and elected to receive the ball. On the kick, Geoff Leone received the ball on the Mustang 40 and ran 60 yards for the touchdown. The extra point was good on an off-tackle run for three yards by Delton Warrick.
After the defense held the Cardinals on their first set of downs, the Mustang offense then took over on the Cardinal 40. After several plays, the ball was marched down to the Cardinal 9. The next play from scrimmage was a 9-yard toss from Tim Tierney to Chris Kachmar for the score. The point after was again good with a run by Delton Warrick off left tackle. The score at the end of the first quarter was 14-0 in favor of the Mustangs.
Again the defense held the Cardinals to four downs and took over on the Cardinal 30. The Mustangs proceeded to march the ball to the 9-yard line where a pass from Tim Tierney again connected, this time to Frankie Ingenito. The point after was no good and this ended the scoring for the first half.
At half-time the Mustangs made wholesale changes in the starting line-up. The third quarter was uneventful as the ball changed hands on several occasions.
In the fourth quarter, the Mustangs scored on two opportunities behind the quarterbacking of Corey Greco. The first being a 9-yard dive by Daniel Desravines. The Mustangs tried to go for two via the kick, but the snap was erratic and the kicker, Geoff Leone picked up the ball and scampered for the point.
Later in the quarter, after the Mustangs marched the ball to the Cardinal 3, Tim "Refrigerator" Gill dove for the touchdown. He also dove for the extra point which was no good. This ended the scoring with the final being 33-0.
The defense led by Akim Richards, Ron Lanzillotta, Bob Driscoll and others played an admirable game.
The 11-year-old Mustangs travel team went to play their rivals, the Farmingdale Hawks, in what would be a battle for second place in the division.
Both teams entered the game with 5 - 1 records. Farmingdale won the coin toss and received the ball first, but the Mustangs' defense of LE Kevin Dooley, LT Brian Clinton, LG Kevin Cooney, RG Kevin "Spanky" Mulhern, RT Jonathan Schneider, RE Ryan Stubbmann, CB's Sean McKenna and Chris Hayes, LB's Peter Cardone and Darrel Young and S Michael Powers, stopped them dead in their tracks and took over on offense.
After gaining a couple of yards on the first three downs, the Mustangs were faced with a 4 and 2 at their 38-yard line when quarterback Michael Powers, on a quarterback keeper, ran to the outside and ran 62 yards for the first score of the game. After a successful two-point kick by Kevin Dooley, the Mustangs took a 8 - 0 lead.
Again the defense rose to the occasion and shut down the Hawks' offense. When the Mustangs took over on offense again, TB Darrel Young, on a pitch play, ran 50 yards for the second touchdown of the game.
This time the two-point kick was attempted and made by Peter Cardone, making the score 16 - 0. The Mustangs scored one more time, again on a sweep by Darrel Young, this time running 48 yards for the touchdown. This time the extra point was missed, leaving the score at 22 - 0.
The Hawks (5 - 2) scored and made the two-point kick to bring the score to the 22 - 8 final. Key plays were also made by CB Sean McKenna, with an interception and RT Brian Clinton, who caused havoc in the Hawks' backfield all game.
The 10-year-old travel team finished the 1998 season with a victory over the Mineola Chiefs Nov. 8. The Mustangs traveled to Mineola and beat the Chiefs 20 - 6. The 10-year-olds finished the season with a 7 - 1 record.
The Mustangs started the game on defense after kicking the ball off to the Chiefs. The defense continues to be very stingy, as they forced a fumble on the third play from scrimmage. Strong defensive play by Michael Summus, Nick Buschich, Sean Lewis, James Licata, Doug Stoifi and the rest of the Mustangs, held the Mineola team to just six points.
The Mustangs showed their diverse offense with touchdown runs by Everette Benjamin, D.J. Hancock and Chris Hurst. Strong line play by Mike Andriano, Ryan Russo and Jimmy Kuhns proved to be too much for the Mineola Chiefs. Jake Born connected with Charlie Seelinger for a 25-yard pass to set up one of the Mustangs scores.
The 8-year-olds had their Superbowl on Saturday, Nov. 14, and that's exactly what it was, super. The Chargers won 19 - 13 in one heck of a game. It was 6 - 6 at half time then the Chargers scored on a 45-yard run to go up 13 - 6. The Cards marched down the field in the fourth quarter. Behind superb blocking by the offensive line and nice running from Antimo Massero and Brendan Buckley to make it 13 - 12 with 4:23 left in the game. Then the Chargers came back and scored the back breaker on a 60-yard run to make it 19 - 12. The Cards got the ball back with 1:58 remaining but failed to move on the Chargers tough defense. Brendan Buckley had an outstanding day running, as did Mark Tholpson and Steven Suris. Johnathan Manfrey and Matt Brown provided the holes for them, along with Matt Taylor, Michael Lloyd, Sean Keegan and Matt Hurst.
The Giants ended their season on a winning note in this early Saturday squeaker. It was an entire team effort with all players running the ball. Five different quarterbacks guided the Giants to victory. Touchdowns were scored by Ryan O'Leary and Matt Fink. Offensive gains included runs by Frank Conrad, Jake Scott, Max Reid and Mike Horan. Defensive gems were made by John Bosse, Paul Mistretta, Rocco Ciani, with an interception, made by Danny End. Best performances were turned in by Mike Maffeo, Keith Rivera and Sean Fahey. And top-notch performance by the entire team was needed to stop the Falcons and their awesome running game.
The end is here. The games were close and a great season was had by all.