Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
The Syosset Braves 8-year-old football players got off to a rough start this season with a tie against a tough Garden City team and then losing to Seaford A. After beating Floral Park 19-6 for their first win of the year, they headed into Homecoming with a record of 1-1-1.
The Braves from Syosset faced the Bellmore Braves and the Syosset team came out on top with a hard fought 18-6 victory. They played an all around game with the defense holding Bellmore to only one touchdown. Their defensive line anchored by Joe Mehran, Judson Levi, Jacob Sheedy, Nicholas Chazotte, Jett D’Agostino, and Jack Schuster stopped Bellmore from running up the middle while defensive ends Andrew Lenneberg, Jason Pacelli and Luca Cutolo along with cornerbacks Robert Trapeo and Luke Citron kept them from running outside.
Linebackers Nicholas Macchia and Gaige Ciccotto were there making tackles and helping keep Bellmore in check. Safety Ronnie Ellis was there to make sure nothing got past him. For the second straight game, Syosset’s offense came to play and scored another three touchdowns. The offensive line of center Ryan Voight, guards Luca Cutolo and Andrew Lenneberg, tackles Joe Mehran and Ben Skopicki and ends Jimmy Modena and Gaige Ciccotto opened holes for running backs Luke Citron, Nicholas Macchia and Robert Trapeo. Quarterback Tyler Joe called an almost flawless game and Luca Cutolo scored two touchdowns, while Citron scored the other.
The Braves improved their winning streak to three when they beat Seaford B by a final score of 19-6. It was a tale of two halves. The first half saw the Braves struggling on offense and allowing a touchdown to the Broncos and found themselves in 6-0 hole. During the second half, the Braves woke up both on offense and defense. The offense led by two touchdowns on spectacular runs by Citron and one touchdown by Cutolo, who has turned into a touchdown machine. They had unbelievable blocking out of the fullback position with Andrew Lenneberg and Nicholas Macchia opening holes for them. The defense totally shut down Seaford in the second half and the Braves improved their record to 3-1-1. The Braves defense has held all their opponents to 6 points or less, except for a hiccup against Seaford A where they let up 27 points.
The Braves will try to keep their winning ways for the second half of the season. The team would like to thank the cheerleaders for their support, cheering the team to victory.