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The Schreiber JV football team opened its season with two disappointing losses. In its season opener, the JV lost on the road to Herricks High School by the score of 18-13 in a hard fought game on Saturday, Sept. 21. In its home opener this past Saturday, the boys lost to an overpowering Garden City squad by the score of 48-0. As disheartening as they were, the losses were not without cause for optimism. In both games, freshman quarterback Dan Koh ran the option extremely well gaining significant yards on the ground against Herricks including a two-yard touchdown run in the second half. That touchdown capped a five play drive in which sophomore Eddie Heppt ran for 77 yards on four plays. Heppt, the recipient of several nifty pitches from Koh, had well over 100 yards rushing in the game to go along with a first half interception that killed a Herricks scoring threat. Sophomore Bobby Fischetti ran the ball well gaining tough yardage off tackle and scored in the first half bursting through the left side of the Herricks line for a two-yard score. Sophomore middle linebacker Matt Ferraro kicked the extra point after Fishcetti's run. Ferraro was a tiger on defense as well making numerous solo tackles including a sack of the Herricks quarterback on a blitz in the second half.

Unfortunately, Ferraro broke a bone in his left foot playing basketball and was forced to miss the Garden City game. Sophomore linebacker Greg Postyn, who saved a sure touchdown on a Herricks punt return by crushing the Herricks runner as he streaked up the sideline, did a commendable job filling in for Ferraro against Garden City and racked up a couple of impressive sacks to go along with numerous tackles. Sophomore linebacker Claude Nurse put in a very impressive performance against Garden City with five solo tackles. Freshman lineman Willie Santiago made numerous tackles and harassed the opposing quarterback and runners in their own backfield; freshman cornerback Mike Winter played excellent pass coverage and stuffed the run well; and punter Francisco Silva who boomed several impressive kicks. In the Herricks game, but for a few unfortunate penalties and turnovers, the result could well have been happier for the boys in blue. The entire team should be proud of their effort in both of these games first on a very warm and muggy day against a surprisingly strong Herricks running attack and second against a very strong and very talented Garden City team. Our team showed true grit and tremendous heart, never backing down and fighting on each and every play. The JV's next home game is this Saturday, Oct. 5, against Sewanhaka High School at 9:30 a.m.

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