On Sunday, November 9 our teams headed to round one of the playoffs. All of our teams played amazing games and 5 teams have made it through to round two. Here's what happened:
The Pee Wee Red football team won their opening round playoff game against Plainview 36-14. Jack Rooney started the Braves off with a 50 yard touchdown run following a great block from Tyler Parlo. Dominick Speranza added to the lead with a strong 40 yard run on great blocks from Max Verch, Stephen Conte and Jack Rooney. Tyler Parlo added the next touchdown following a devasating block from Dominick Speranza. Jack Rooney added his second touchdown of the day on a nifty 50 yard touchdown run. Stephen Conte kept the pressure on by bouncing off Plainview players on his way to a 60 yard touchdown run. After Skylar Chananya recovered a fumble at the Syosset 3 yard line, Max Verch broke a tremendous 97 yard touchdown run. The defense was tough all day led by Richie Whigham with 12 tackles. Aiden Adomiates, Ryan Ditkoff, Jacob Katz, Kevin Paek, Nicky Carchietta, Jaden Newman, Joseph Cawley and Max Inoff all played well for the Braves. The boys wanted to thank their cheerleaders for their support during the game and look forward to playing in the next round of the playoffs. Their next game is at Glen Cove at 10 a.m.
Midget Black won their game and will be facing off against Bayville, in Bayville at 1pm.
Midget Red won against Rosedale 12-6. Next week they face off against Plainedge at home at noon.
In the first round of the playoffs, Pony Red defeated Plainview by a score of 31 to 18. Pony Red's offensive line played its best game of the season. Ian Greene, Brad Balogh, Jack Randazzo, Michael Panvini, Jonah DiMaggio, Michael Verdello and Alec Yacavone blew open huge holes for Pony Red's backs. Quarterback Sean Cerrone directed the offense -- calling many of his own plays and audibles -- and scored two touchdowns. Gregory Galligan scored three more touchdowns bringing his season total to 21. Running back Jack Gilbert ripped off huge chunks of yards throughout the game and added a big sack on defense. Pony Red's defense also played one of its best games of the season. Joe Majoy, John Clarke, Anthony Marchese, Hunter Gross and Mark Kalish all chipped in with key tackles.
Earlier that morning the Pony Red cheerleaders took 4th place at the Fall Cheer Classic Cheerleading Competition, but made it to the game in time for halftime and were able to cheer the team on to victory. Congratulations girls.
Pony Red's round two game this Sunday is in Copaigue at 1pm.
Syosset Pony Black accomplished what no other Pony team has achieved since the institution of divisional playoffs: they won a Division 1 playoff game. On their home field, Syosset beat perennial powerhouse Glen Cove - it was a hard fought battle from the initial kick-off to the last second of the game.
Both teams were held scoreless in the first quarter. Thanks to a strong defense led by Greenstein, Carchietta, Lehrhoff, Prestegaard, Reiter and brothers Klobus, Pollack, Speranza, Costa and Napolitano, Syosset shut down the Glen Cove offense.
Syosset finally scored after a long drive in the second quarter capped by a touchdown run by Robert Speranza and the extra two points kicked by Travis Hammer. Syosset went up 8 to 0.
Rested from halftime, Glen Cove came out fired up and threw for a touchdown. Instead of going for the one point conversion, Glen Cove tried to kick for the extra two points. If successful, they would have tied the game, pushing the game into overtime. Thanks to Justin Napolitano, who blocked their field goal attempt, Glen Cove did not convert and the final score was Syosset 8 - Glen Cove 6.
The battle against stalwart Glen Cove was not without its losses as Ryan Klobus suffered a fractured wrist. He will be sorely missed this coming week, but the show must go on and it's on to Game 2 of the Division 1 Playoffs against a much improved Plainedge at Plainedge at 10am.