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Massapequa Chiefs Suffer First Loss; Plainedge Bounces Back

The Massapequa Chiefs’ undefeated season came to a crashing halt last Saturday as Farmingdale High School won a convincing home game over the Chiefs by a 34-7 margin.

The loss drops Massapequa to 5-1, still good enough for a first-place tie with Freeport and East Meadow in Conference I play.


In the win, Farmingdale got off to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and was never challenged after that, leading 21-0 at halftime.

Farmingdale used the ground game to wear down the Chiefs defense. Quarterback Sal Tuttle passed for 28 yards, but he ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Kevin Wahl ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns. Farmingdale also scored on defense as Carl Brescia recovered a fumble for a 77-yard touchdown run.

The Chiefs didn’t get on the board until the final quarter, when Michael Barry scored on a 26-yard pass from Ryan Neu.

This weekend, the Chiefs regroup as Herricks travels to Massapequa for an Oct. 24 game with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff time.

Meanwhile, Plainedge bounced back from a tough 14-13 loss to Hewlett last week to defeat South Shore, 33-13. The game, played at Plainedge, saw the Red Devils jump out to their own 19-0 first quarter lead in route to a 33-6 halftime advantage.

Quarterback Will Crapo and wide receiver Mike Vannucci were the big stars on offense for the Red Devils. Crapo threw three touchdown passes, two of them for 35 yards to Vannucci. Anthony Tardola chipped in with 122 yards, rushing on 14 carries. D.J. Gillen also caught four passes from Crapo for 90 yards.

Plainedge is now 5-1 in Conference III play, just one game behind the undefeated Lynbrook squad. This Saturday, the Red Devils will be on the road to take on Lawrence High School at a 1:30 p.m. kickoff time. On Oct. 31, there is the big matchup between Plainedge and Lynbrook, but the Red Devils have to take it one game at a time.