Anton Community Newspapers  •  132 East 2nd Street  •  Mineola, NY 11501  •  Phone: 516-747-8282  •  FAX: 516-742-5867
Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

Mineola PAL Chiefs Update

Chiefs Maul Braves 20-6

The Chiefs 9-year-olds boys football team got back to its winning ways as they went on the road and defeated the Syosset Braves 20-6. This brings the Chiefs early season winning record to 2-1.

The Chiefs offense was able to control the tempo of the game behind fundamentally sound blocking by the offensive line made up of Patrick McTiernan, Anthony Giunta, Dylan Vincenti, Andrew Cho, Nicholas Monteforte and tight end Jason Eccher.

Powerful running by Chiefs quarterback Michael O’Connell (3 TD Runs, 2 extra-point passes), with running backs Matthew Sluka and Jack Duff helped the Chiefs control the ball throughout the game. The Chiefs opened its passing attack as O’Connell completed 4 passes to Eccher (2 extra-point catches) Sluka and wide receiver Thomas Albig.

The Chiefs defensive line of Kevin Parente, Joe Martello, Michael Sinisi, Spenser Warantz, Austin Krasinski, Jeremy Samuel and John Driscoll kept the heated pressure on Syosset’s Offense throughout the game.  Linebackers O’Connell and Sluka furiously attacked the Braves and finished them off.

The Chiefs cornerbacks and safeties; Lance Costa, William McCreery, Andrew Casoria and Ryan Calderone were involved in Gang tackles all over the field. Scoring is summarized below:

• Michael O’Connell 20 yard touchdown run (Michael O’Connell extra-point pass to Jason Eccher)

• Michael O’Connell 35 yard touchdown run (Michael O’Connell extra-point pass to Jason Eccher)

• Michael O’Connell 37 yard touchdown run (extra-point failed)

 

Chiefs Victorious Over Farmingdale

The Chiefs 9-year-olds went on the road again and in an epic battle frustrated the Farmingdale Hawks in a come from behind Win 25-12. Farmingdale jumped on the Chiefs and scored on the opening play of the game and led 12-6 at half time, setting the stage for either a Chiefs victory or loss.

The Chiefs offense moved the ball behind the offensive line centered by Michael Laginestra and anchored by Patrick McTiernan, Anthony Giunta, Dylan Vincenti, Andrew Cho, and Nicholas Monteforte. Chiefs Quarterback Michael O’Connell (1 TD Run, 1 extra-point run) managed the offense with smash mouth running by Running Backs Matthew Sluka (2 TD Runs) and Jack Duff helped the Chiefs pound the ball throughout the game.

The Chiefs Defensive Line of Kevin Parente, Joe Martello, Andrew Khafif, Michael Sinisi, Spenser Warantz, Austin Krasinski, Jeremy Samuel, John Driscoll and Philip Arnold kept the in your face pressure on Farmingdale’s Offense.  Linebackers O’Connell and Sluka were beastly in their dead stop tackles of the Hawks. O’Connell intercepted a Farmingdale Pass late in the 4th Quarter and returned it 52 yards for a Touchdown.

The Chiefs Cornerbacks and Safeties; Jason Eccher, Lance Costa, William McCreery, Andrew Casoria, Ryan Calderone and Thomas Albig were in on Gang Tackling the Hawks. All the boys played in the classic and contributed to the victory. This brings the Chiefs Winning record to 3-1. Scoring is summarized below:

Matt Sluka 21 yard Touchdown Run (extra-point failed)

Michael O’Connell 1 yard Touchdown Run (extra-point  failed)

Matt Sluka 1 yard Touchdown Run (Michael O’Connell extra-point  Run)

Michael O’Connell 52 yard Interception Return TD (no extra-point  attempt)