The Syosset youth football league is winding down to its last two weeks of action. Last Sunday, Oct. 29, was a truly fall football Sunday, with temperatures in the low 40s with a strong northeast wind howling at 30 miles per hour. This didn't stop our football teams or our fans that braved the cold weather to root their teams on.
The Peanut Braves ended their season at home with an 18-6 win against Seaford Broncos. The Braves offensive line center Richie Lizza, guards Mike Zaharios and Colin Byrne, tackles Jon Ivarone and Jordan Ziedman dominated all day. Mike McIlwee, Connor Kennedy and Angelo Galasso scored the touchdowns. Defensive standout, middle linebacker, David Hurtzel led his teammates Robert Hill and Alex Ritter to hold the Broncos to only one score. The Peanuts winning season ends with a record of 3-2-3.
Syosset Braves Midget (Black) lost to Glen Cove. Jeff Cohen scored the touchdown on a 15-yard run and put the extra point in on a quarterback sneak. Chris Tortora and Gary Weinste were standouts on offense. Jeffrey Lee had two quarterback sacks on defense.
A shorthanded Syosset Pony (Red) team played a rugged battle against West Babylon Cowboys. They were led by first-time quarterback Joe Reali and a touchdown by Sebastian Slomkowski. In a tough defeat of 38-6, Paul Laruccia, Paul Gulamerican, and Greg Assmus led the defensive charge. The Braves are looking forward to their game next Sunday against North Babylon.
The Syosset Pony (White) team played a hard fought game against Glen Cove and lost 32-0. Braves defensive line had a hard fought game against the bigger Glen Cove line. Vincent Bonomi, Anthony Lavino and Brian Nickel tried to hold the line but to no avail. On offense Dan Desimone, Dan Treacy, Vinny Nuzzolese and the rest of the offensive tried to get something going but the Glen Cove defense kept shutting them down.
There are still two weeks of youth football left to play and if you would like to come out and see what youth football is really like our games start at 10 a.m. at Syosset High School. Come out and enjoy the games.