Written by Jared Kurtzer, SyossetJericho@antonnews.com Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves 8-year-old football team started their season off last Sunday in high fashion playing a highly touted Farmingdale team. The Braves brought their focus and determination into Farmingdale looking to set a tone for the 2013 season—and that they did.
Braden “Speedy” Sosnik picked up right where he left off last season by taking the opening play 60 yards for the first touchdown of the game. The extra point was added by rookie running back Alex “The Blur” Siegel.
Quarterback Avery Kurtzer would lead the Braves with a balanced attack right back down the field on the Braves second possession. Sosnik would add another touchdown with an extra point added on a reverse end around by Matt Donaldson showing his power and speed to find the endzone.
The day was just getting started for the Braves as touchdowns were added by Adam Giovinco (54 yards), Darrin Costa (35 yards), and Dan Garibaldi (6 yards). Kai Moskovich added an extra point with a run that showed a lot patience for the hole to develop and took advantage when it finally appeared.
Quarterbacks Avery Kurtzer and Kyle Joe led the offense with precision timing; handing the ball off to 11 different running backs. Avery Kurtzer also added a couple tough runs for a first down up the heart of the Farmingdale defense.
As great as the offense played, the defense played better. The Braves refused to give ground all day with every player contributing to tackles and keeping pressure on the quarterback and running backs.The Braves were able to cause a crucial early turnover with a fumble recovery by Brandt Morgan.
The Braves defense held Farmingdale scoreless to cruise to a 33-0 victory.
This was a total team effort on both sides of the ball by Joshua Blond, Andrew Brotman, Darrin Costa, Matthew Donaldson, Daniel Garibaldi, Adam Giovinco, Alex Goodman, Ethan Hart, William Henry, Kyle Joe, Terrance Johnson III, Avery Kurtzer, Brandt Morgan, Kai Moskovich, Luca Pipia, Giovanni Reyes, Alex Siegel, Robbie Sokolski, and Braden Sosnik.
The 8-year-old Braves travel to Uniondale on Sunday, September 22 at 10 a.m. for what will prove to be a battle of two tough football teams. Please come out to support our team to another win!