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Mineola Chiefs News

Chiefs Handle Hicksville

The Mineola Chiefs’ 10-year-old team played a home game at Hampton Stadium and beat the Hicksville Crusaders 37-20. It was an offensive bonanza, as all the boys played and participated in the victory.

The Chiefs’ offense led by quarterback Michael O’Connell (2 TD’s) and the strong runs by running backs Lance Costa (1 TD), Jack Duff (2 TD’s) and Matt Sluka (1 TD) and Naz Jackson were able to move the ball because of the strong sound blocking by the offensive line of Michael LaGinestra, Kevin Parente, Patrick McTiernan, Anthony Giunta, Brandon Coward, Tight-ends Dylan Vincenti and Philip Arnold.

The Chiefs’ defense was aggressive, making gang-tackles all over the field. The Defensive Line of Joe Martello, Michael Sinisi, Spenser Warantz, King Welker, Sante Nicolia, Joe Tallini, and Ryan Calderone kept the heat on Hicksville’s offense. Linebackers O’Connell and Sluka swarmed the ball and finished off the Crusaders. Cornerbacks and Safeties were suffocating; they were lead by Matt Grimm (1 Int), Vincent Pomara, Thomas Albig and Andrew Casoria.

Scoring is summarized below:

Michael O’Connell 20 yard touchdown run (Matt Sluka xpoint run)
Jack Duff 23 yard touchdown run (xpoint kick failed)
Michael O’Connell 75 yard touchdown run (xpoint kick failed)
Matt Sluka 38 yard touchdown run (xpoint kick failed)
Lance Costa 1 yard touchdown run (xpoint pass failed)
Jack Duff 49 yard touchdown run (xpoint pass failed)

Chiefs Stop Syosset

The Chiefs’ 10-year-olds played another home game at Hampton Stadium and beat the Syosset Brave 34-20. Coach Redmond’s Offense was on fire again and the magic continued.

Coach Redmond’s explosive offense, led by quarterback Michael O’Connell, accounted for 4 total touchdowns with 3 rushes, 1 pass and 2 extra point passed. Also solid runs by the Chiefs’ running backs of Lance Costa, Naz Jackson, Jack Duff and Matt Sluka (1 TD catch) moved the ball because of the monstrous blocking by the offensive line of Michael LaGinestra, Kevin Parente, Patrick McTiernan, Anthony Giunta, Brandon Coward, Dylan Vincenti, Tight-ends Philip Arnold (1 extra point catch) and Spenser Warantz (1 extra point catch).

The Chiefs’ defense handled the Braves, making gang tackles all over the field. The defensive Line of Joe Martello, Michael Sinisi, Chris Dicanio, King Welker, Sante Nicolia, Joe Tallini, and Ryan Calderone kept the heat on Syosset’s offense. Linebackers O’Connell and Sluka cut down and finished off the Braves. Cornerbacks and safeties were lights out; they were lead by Matt Grimm (1 fumble recovery), Andrew Casoria, Thomas Albig and Vincent Pomaro.

Scoring is summarized below:

Michael O’Connell 55 yard touchdown run (O’Connell xpoint pass to Spenser Warantz)
Michael O’Connell 20 yard touchdown run (O’Connell xpoint pass to Philip Arnold)
Michael O’Connell 7 yard touchdown run (xpoint run failed)
Matt Sluka 65 yard interception return for touchdown (Sluka xpoint kick)
Michael O’Connell 25 yard touchdown pass to Matt Sluka (xpoint kick failed)