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Congratulations to the JV Hawks for Winning the Nassau Conference II League Championship with a 7-1 RecordEdit Text

Undefeated Junior High Hawks Crowned District Champions!

Hofstra Heartache For Hawks
For the three thousand plus fans in attendance, the 2012 Nassau County Conference II Semi-Final game between the Seahawks and the Garden City Trojans will likely be a game that they will never forget as this instant classic had all the best elements that high school football has to offer.
Unfortunately for those fans partial to the Seahawks this one will also be one they won't forget but also one that they might not want to remember as the Trojans held off a furious and unlikely rally to escape with a 22-18 win over their crosstown rivals to advance to the finals.
A final that for the first 36 minutes was earmarked for the Hawks who held a 12-0 halftime lead and a 12-7 lead after three quarters. In the fourth however, like so many other snakebit playoff years against the Trojans, two or three plays just didn't go as planned for the Hawks who have now watched their playoff futility reach six against Garden City including the last four consecutive seasons. It is assured that the streak will someday end but for now the sting of this one will have to wait until next year when many of the Hawks underclassmen set the GPS to Hempstead Tpke. for hopefully another crack at GC in 2013.
Early on it was all about the defense as the Hawks front four (John Heyer, 4 Tackles,1 Sack, Tom Dente, 4 Tackles, 1 Sack, Messiah West, 7 Tackles and Sean Nagy, 5 Tackles)kept the Trojans rushing attack in check while the secondary managed to snag two first half interceptions, one by Nick Spillane and one by Dylan DeMeo.
With good field position at a premium, playing smart would be a key as the Hawks found a hole in the Trojan secondary to take a 6-0 first quarter lead when James Carr ripped off a 76 yard touchdown reception at the 6:45 mark. The Hawks PAT was blocked keeping the score at 6-0. Moving to the second the Hawks tacked on a second TD on a one yard run by Conor Colasurdo to make it 12-0. The big play of the drive was a Ray Catapano to Matt Robison shovel pass that netted 48 yards just a few plays before. Defensively, DeMeo's pick ended the first half action.
The second half picked up from where it left off as the ever present but intangible 'momentum continued to ride along with the Hawks when defensive end John Heyer dropped the hammer on a backside sack to spring the ball free which Colarsurdo pounced on to give the Hawks a first and ten at the Trojans 38. No gain on a first down run then led to the first sign of the momentum slipping away as hodling penalty pushed the Hawks back to the 45. An imcompletion followed a did a quick kick to keep the Trojans pinned but an oppportunity was lost. Sensing that shift the Trojans linemen started to get a push which they took full advantage off to move 84 yards in just nine plays to cut the lead to 12-7.
Looking to answer, the Hawks put the ball into the hands of their most explosive player Matt Robison whose over the shoulder catch resulted in a 62 yard reception that set up a first and goal at the seven yard line as the Hawks moved 74 yards in just four plays to set up their third possible score. It was a score that would not come as a third and goal on the very first play of the fourth quarter saw Quarterback Ray Catapano and Running Back Mike DeLeo unable to connect on a pitch that would have seen DeLeo walk into the end zone instead the loose ball was recovered by the Trojans.
Back at the momentum controls the Trojans went a signature drive that covered 94 yards in over five minutes to take their first lead of the game at 13-12 which they moved to 15-12 after a successful two point conversion.
Trailing for the first time, the Hawks engineered their own signature drive as they marched 68 yards in 10 plays to set up first and goal at the five. Along the way Catapano found Robison three times and Spillane twice while adding 28 yards of rushing himself to the drive. On first down Robison quick hitch reception was dropped for 1 yard. On second down Spillane was tripped up after catching a quick hitter as well. On third down, Catapano found a seam that closed just as he reached the one with his outstretched arm just shy of the goal line. On fourth down with the lead in sight Colasurdo was plugged up just inches from paydirt. Despite the situation, the Hawks still had 2:36 left, two timeouts and the Trojans pinned on the one until an unbelievably soft unsportmanlike call against the Hawks bench gave the Trojans breathing room at the 16 yard line. And with the Hawks focus still settling the Trojans escaped the fray to go 84 yards and move the lead to 22-12 seemingly ending the game...or at least that's what the exiting fans thought.
Like a touch football game Catapano tossed four balls to four different receivers: Robison for 3, Spillane for 16, Nick Conte for 23 before conncecting with Dylan DeMeo from 25 yards away to make it 22-18 which remained as the PAT kick rang off the goal post.
Looking for a miracle the Hawks onside team trotted out to throw one last life saver at the 2012 season and unbelievably they nailed it as DeMeo's picture perfect floater found the waiting arms of Robison just inside the 50.
So here it was 48 seconds and a chance to steal it back. Spillane for a three yard grab on the first play. Robison for 7 on the second play for a first down. Incomplete, then Robison for another two and a third down at the Trojans 34 yard line with still 27 seconds left. Spillane with an opening has his man beat on a deep post...out of nowhere a GC defender one hands the intended game winner and just like that it is over. If you ask the forever loyal dedicated Hawks fans the script was 'misprinted' again as 2012 ended with a body blow punch to the gut.
Lost in the shuffle of the heartbreaker was the incredible story of Quarterback Ray Catapano who after taking over in a week two contest against Long Beach proceeded to throw for nearly 1,800 yards in barely eight games including two separate school record breaking games the final of which coming in this game that netted him 361 yards passing. Or Matt Robison who shattered the school receptions total in catches and yards with 48 and 734 respectively.
So to all of the Seniors best of luck you have done yourselves and your community proud. To the underclassmen, your time will come!
Hawks Advance to Hofstra
Taking advantage on special teams, the Seahawks parlayed a botched snap, a fake punt and a big kickoff return into 21 points as they never looked back in a 35-13 win over Long Beach in the Nassau County Conference II Quarterfinals. With the win the Hawks advance to Hofstra University with their sixth consecutive Big Four Championship. And as always it seems, 'good' friend and neighbor the Garden City Trojans will be waiting as the crosstown rivals meet for the 6th time in the past 8 years. Game time will be 1:00PM on Saturday November 17th.
As for this one, the Hawks needed just 19 plays to score five times as both the rushing attack and the passing attack found the balance it was looking for. Mike DeLeo opened the scoring with a 7 yard burst to make it 7-0. A stalled drive at midfield took a neat turn on the next drive when upback Conor Colasurdo took a fake punt 54 yards to paydirt to complete quarter number one with a 14-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Quarterback Ray Catapano, who finished a perfect 7 for 7 for 206 yards threw two of his three TD passes. One went to Matt Robison, the new single season receptions leader in Carey history, for 71 yards and the second one went to Dylan DeMeo for 15 yards to boost the halftime lead to 28-0.
Any hopes of a comeback were quickly dashed on the opening kickoff return of the third as DeLeo's 74 yard jaunt set up Robison's second TD grab from 13 yards to move the lead to 35-0. Nick Conte also added three receptions for 81 yards. Long Beach added two scores in the fourth to finalize the scoring at 35-13.
On defense Robison and Nick Spillane each had an interception. Tom Dente (3) and John Heyer (2) tacked on five sacks while the Lucito boys Matt, Joe and Anthony combined on 20 tackles to pace the defense.
Hawks Cage Cougars
Having sealed up a playoff berth several weeks ago the Seahawks aimed for two goals in the regular season finale. They were shooting for a home playoff game and they looked to stay healthy. Mission accomplished as they wore down the Bellmore JFK Cougars 28-7 to finish the regular season 6-2 good enough for a number 4 seed as of press time in the Conference II Quarterfinals. The expectant opponent will be Long Beach who defeated the Hawks in week two 42-20 but for both teams as with all playoff teams its all now back to 0-0 as the Hawks head to the post season for the 9th consecutive season.
This one was all about the ground attack as Conor Colasurdo 113 yards and Ray Catapano 102 each broke the century mark while Brett Campos tacked on 72 more yards on 20 carries as the Hawks posted a 300+ day as a team. In the air Matt Robison grabbed three more passes to add to his Carey record of 35 receptions including another TD snag as he and Nick Conte both hauled in Catapano TD passes.
On defense Colasurdo led all with 6 tackles while Lucitos Matt and Joe as well as Tom Dente added to their sack totals.
So it's on to the Quarters at Home next Saturday at 3:00PM due to the SAT Exam. Go Hawks!
Hawks Halt Spartans
No matter what the season records are, no matter what place the teams are in, no matter which field the game is played at, a football game played by District rivals Elmont-Carey always brings out the best in both teams. For the Seahawks final regular season game this one didn't disappoint as the Hawks, thanks to a monster defensive effort, halted two late Spartan drives to help preserve a hard fought 21-18 victory at yet another sold out Marc Martone Field.
The win kept the 5-2 Hawks in the chase for a home playoff game which will not be determined until the final Conference II game is played next week.
As for this one it was a tale of two Seahawks as repeated efforts to establish the run game were denied as the Hawks offense was rejected on three consecutive 'three and outs' in the first quarter. Conversely, the defense also held their ground in the first when two Red Zone visits by the Spartans were repelled as the Hawks Orange Crush defense led by Tom Dente's five sack, nine tackle effort kept the first quarter scoreless.
Hitting on his first six passes of the second quarter, Ray Catapano, (22 for 32, 245 Yards), got the Hawks groove back as they went 62 yards in eight plays to grab a 7-0 lead when Matt Robison snared a two yard TD catch halfway through the frame. It was just a small sample of Robison's day as he would go on to catch a school record 11 passes for 131 yards as Robison now moves into the top 3 for receptions on Long Island.
The Spartans, as expected, answered the call as they pushed into Hawks territory only to be bullied on back to back plays as Conor Colasurdo (9 Tackles) and John Heyer (4 Tackles) each joined the sack party to set up a 4th and long for the Spartans which set the stage for some unwanted excitement for the Hawks and their faithful. Apparently, some of the NFL replacement refs still found work as two head scratching pass interference calls kept Spartan drives alive long enough for them to get within one at 7-6 as the half drew near.
Two minutes in high school used to not be enough time but with the advent of the Spread and no-huddle it was more than enough for the Hawks as Catapano whizzed passes all over the field to move the Hawks to the three yard line with just 17 seconds left as the Hawks looked to push the lead to two scores. Unfortunately, things got ugly fast when a lost football turned into a 100 yard fumble recovery score for the Spartans as they took a 12-7, after another crucial missed two point PAT attempt, into the half before a stunned Seahawk crowd.
Still reeling from the before halftime score the Hawks first drive of the second half also ended with a turnover as they were picked off just outside midfield. With no sense of panic the defense simply tightened the reigns as they got several more great contributions: Joe Lucito (10 Tackles, 1 Sack), Matt Lucito, gutting out a knee sprain, (8 Tackles, 1 Sack) and Sean Nagy (3 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery) to keep the deficit at five. Feeding off the defense the Hawks air attack got heated up again as Catapano found Robison on a 33 yard post to set up first and goal that Robison promptly pounded home from two yards away to retake the lead once and for all at 14-12.
After yet another defensive stop in the Red Zone, the Hawks pushed the lead to 21-12 on the next drive as Catapano connected with Nick Spillane (6 Catches, 86 Yards) from 31 yards away for the eventual game winning touchdown with just over nine minutes to play.
Still unable to shake the Spartans they managed to hit two big plays, with of course more help from the Yellow Hankies, to get within reach at 21-18 as the game moved to the five minute mark. Playing it safe the Hawks chose the wise move of utilizing a Quick Kick to give their defense some wriggle room as the clock bore down under five.
Looking for a hero the Hawks defense found one as defensive end Messiah West single handedly cancelled out the two final Spartan drives of the game with key interceptions including the final one with 22 seconds remaining in the game. For West, it was a brilliant finish for one of the Hawks team favorites!
The Hawks next travel to Bellmore JFK for the regular season finale as the Cougars should be a tough test as they fight for their playoff lives. Game time returns to 1:30PM.
House Party
With nearly 2,500 family members, friends, alumni and community residents in attendance at Marc Martone Field, the Seahawks made the best of Homecoming 2012 as they thoroughly out-worked and out-played an overwhelmed Calhoun Colts team as they cruised to a 34-10 victory.
Quarterback Ray Catapano, after a stalled first drive, found his touch to go 15 for 23 for 175 Yards and four touchdowns. Four different receivers: Matt Robison, Dylan DeMeo, Nick Spillane and James Carr, his first!, all caught touchdowns passes for the Hawks.
Speedster Mike DeLeo led the rushing attack as he went 67 yards on just 8 carries including a 58 yard jaunt in the second quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Lucito led with 8 tackles and a sack. Conor Colasurdo had 6 tackles, four of which left a lasting impression on Colt ball carriers. Anthony Lucito chipped in with four and Nick Conte, his 5th of the season, had another interception to round out the defense for the Hawks.
The Hawks remain home for next week's Elmont game as the playoff bound Hawks look to move up in the Conference II standings. Game time may be 2:00PM. Please check back later in the week.
Hawk Rally Falls Short
Another Carey-Garden City showdown led to yet another hard fought Conference II grudge match. Although Garden City has held a dominant edge in playoff matchups between the two schools the regular season games have been basically split over the past several years. With both teams trotting out underclassmen lineups this one brought out the 'next' generation rivalry which started out in favor of Garden City as the Trojans held off the Seahawks 28-20 as a late Hawks rally fell short on a last minute interception at the Trojans 36 yard line.
For the Hawks, a 10-0 first quarter deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the Trojans took advantage of quality field position to jump on top early and as always the Trojans received great contributions from their special teams as they hit two field goals while kickoffs and punts found all the right the bounces for them to keep the Hawks pinned.
After two three and outs, despite starting from their own five, the Hawks finally got the engine going as Ray Catapano (17 for 31 152 yards) passed and ran (8 for 44 Yards) the Hawks out to midfield before Mike DeLeo (21 for 138 Yards, 2 TD's) kicked things into overdrive as he took the reigns for the offense sprinting 43 yards to cut the lead to 10-7.
The Trojans quickly responded on the next drive as they utilized their big height advantage at the receiver spot to move the lead back to ten at 17-7. Not looking to be outdone, Catapano calmly began another long scoring drive for the Hawks as they went 73 yards in 15 plays. On the drive, Catapano found his touch as he connected with three different receivers: Nick Spillane (6 Catches 68 Yards), Matt Robison (6 Catches, 50 Yards) and Dylan DeMeo (2 Catches, 16 Yards) before DeLeo punched in his second score from one yard out. A missed PAT sent the teams to the half at 17-13.
Despite moving the ball well and gaining multiple first downs both teams ended up punting twice before the Trojans moved close enough to give their special teams a shot at moving the lead to seven which they did after a second field goal, this one from 30 yards away, to make it 20-13 as the third quarter came to a close.
Amazingly as the fourth quarter began neither team committed a penalty or a turnover despite the howling winds that made conditions less than ideal. Unfortunately for the Hawks that streak ended in back to back fashion that became the pivotal moment as an illegal motion penalty on first down turned into a bobbled snap which the Trojans seized at the Hawks 28. Six plays later Garden City was back up by double digits as they also hit on the two point conversion to make it 28-13.
And with yet another booming kickoff, the Hawks would have to go 80 yards on the ensuing drive to get within striking distance. To their credit the Hawks made the most of the drive which resulted in an 18 yard TD catch by Robison on a 4th and 10 but the 18 plays and nearly five minutes took a huge chunk out of the quarter time-wise and the Hawks still trailed by eight.
A great defensive stand led by the Lucito brothers, Matt and Joe, (7 Tackles each) gave the Hawks one last chance which they began at the 18 after yet another well placed punt by the Trojans. But with just 2:03 on the clock and no timeouts the Hawks simply couldn't pick up enough yards even with Catapano going 4 for 7 on the drive. So when Catapano had to open it up vs the deep prevent the chances of an interception by GC increased dramatically which sadly came to fruition at :25 to wrap it up.
The Seahawks hard fought effort surely will work in their favor as they jockey for position in the Conference II playoff chase which continues next week against Calhoun. Game time is 2:00PM as the Hawks host the Colts at Marc Martone Field.
TV Dinner
Who knew all it took would be some MSG Varsity face time for the Seahawks to put together one of their most complete and satisfying victories in recent memory. Such was the case though as the Seahawks knocked off previously undefeated Wantagh 33-23 in front of the usual sold out home crowd as well as the MSG Varsity TV crowd who were treated to a real gem.
Despite entering the game with multiple players still residing in the MASH unit there was to be no self pity nonsense from the Hawks sideline. Kudos to Andrew Ris whose season ended in injury last week, for setting that tone.
That resilient tone came early and often as the Hawks, after a week of air attack records and looking to make a statement, churned out all 76 yards on the ground on their first drive to stake themselves to a 7-0 lead when Mike DeLeo (14 carries 53 yards) took it to the house from 13 yards out.
An exchange of multiple drives ended the first quarter before the Hawks ground and pound game boosted the lead to 14-0 when Matt Robison (13 carries 64 yards) danced in from three yards out as the Hawks scored again without a pass attempt.
After an acrobatic catch by Wantagh deep in Hawks territory, the Warriors proceeded to slice the lead in half at 14-7 and briefly seize the momentum. Briefly being the key term, as DeLeo electrified the home crowd on the ensuing kickoff as he raced untouched for a 90 yard TD return to move the lead back to two scores at 21-7.
The Hawks would take that lead to the half as their defense led by Matt and Joe Lucito 10 tackles apiece welcomed Conor Colasurdo 8 tackles back into the fold as the Warriors found no room up front to operate.
However, what the Warriors are capable of is big play strikes which they managed on the second half kickoff as a bit of razzle dazzle resulted in a kickoff return touchdown of their own that covered 80 yards to again get them within seven points.
From there both teams seemed to 'settle' in defensively as drives continued to stall as the fourth quarter began. But unlike a week ago QB Ray Catapano didn't use just his arm despite another great week statistically (8 for 10, 80 yards passing) instead he schooled the Warriors on the read option as he amassed 119 yards on just 11 carries to help get the Hawks within scoring range again at the Wantagh 4 yard line. With another two score lead seemingly within reach the Hawks hit a roadblock as they fumbled at the one to give Wantagh hope. With a young team it could have been a defining negative moment for the Hawks but much like ther answer on DeLeo's kickoff return the Hawks reclaimed the momentum once and for all when they forced their own turnover two plays later as Matt Lucito pounced on the pigskin after a Colasurdo strip to get the offense back in business. Two plays after that Robison bulldozed his way in for his second score as the Hawks moved the score to 27-14.
With time running out the Warriors moved quickly to again get into the Red Zone where they appeared primed to make a late run at things instead what they found was to not throw at or near Nick Conte as the Hawks cornerback went Revis on them as he snagged his second interception of the game with just over four minutes left. For Conte it was his fourth interception of the year as he moves towards the top of the leaderboard in Conference II play. Playing it safe literally, the Hawks while looking to run out the clock opted for a safety as they were pinned deep after taking over at the one yard line. That made the score 27-16 as the Hawks squibbed the ball out towards midfield as the clock wound down. All that was left was one more highlight for the television cameras as Nick Spillane filling in as an extra d-back found a fortuitous floater that got away from the Warriors QB which Spillane converted into a 95 yard interception TD scamper to put the final nail in the Warriors coffin. A harmless late Warriors score finalized the scoring at 33-23 as the Hawks day was complete.
The high flying Hawks will look to keep the 'momentum' going in week 5 as they head across town to meet long time rival Garden City in yet another pivotal Conference II clash. Game time is 3:00PM at Garden City High School due to the morning SAT's.
'Night'-Hawks Slay Glads
It was nearly three decades in the making but regular season Friday Night Football in the Sewanhaka Central School District finally made its long awaited return thanks to Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie who greenlit the game this Summer. As one of the thousands of fans in attendance at Michael Tully Park, Dr. Ferrie was treated to an instant classic as the Seahawks rallied for a thrilling last minute comeback win over district rival the New Hyde Park Gladiators 34-30.
For Hawks QB Ray Catapano it was a night he'll never forget as well as he broke the school passing mark with a staggering 340 yards and four touchdown passes evening. Two of those TD tosses went to Andrew Ris, who was making his wide receiver debut, the second of which in the back corner of the end zone from 13 yards out at 1:01 held up as the eventual game winner. Ris, also had a career night as his 8 catches for 131 yards blended in nicely with his 32 rushing yards and one TD. The All Purpose Yard record also took a hit as the explosive, versatile Matt Robison etched his name in the Carey record book with 228. Of those yards 39 came on the ground, 125 yards came on receptions and 64 more came on kickoff and punt return yards.
With both teams at 1-1 coming into the game off losses the excitement of the night also had important Conference II implications as a quick start would be imperative to gaining some confidence. After an opening defensive stop the Hawks offense churned their first TD out in just 1:40 as a three play, 69 yard drive ended with a 52 yard scoring strike to Ris which was followed by a little razzle dazzle as a fake PAT turned into a two point conversion for the Hawks when Catapano found Kieran Murchie all alone for the 8-0 lead.
Looking to keep pace the Gladiators responded with their own scoring jaunt as they got to within 8-6. Two consecutive turnovers by the Hawks opened the door for the Gladiators who graciously accepted the gifts and turned them both into big play strikes to go up 18-8 after one quarter. Credit, however, must go to the Hawks defense who repealed all three conversion attempts by the Gladiators which would later come back to be the difference in the game.
Heading to the second, the Hawks spun their own big plays as Catapano found Robison on a 77 yard TD that saw Robison pry free and then out-race four Gladiator defenders before he cashed in on a second 18 yard catch, which was set-up by a huge 34 yard dash by Mike DeLeo (9 carries, 52 yards) to put the Hawks back in the lead at 21-18. The ensuing Gladiator drive took advantage of a missed tackle in the Hawks secondary which they used to regain the lead at 25-21 as the second quarter neared its close. In what could be described as a preamble to the fourth the Hawks two minute offense took over the ball with 1:47 left. Two quick hits across the middle to Dylan DeMeo (4 catches, 39 yards) and Robison and another sprint by DeLeo brought the Hawks deep into Gladiators territory before Ris bowled his way in from two yards out to claim a 28-25 halftime lead as the scorekeeper finally came up for air.
Like with all halftime adjustments the defenses for both teams seemed to find their way as only the Gladiators were able to put points on the board with an impressive 35 yard field goal to tie it at 28-28. Then with just 59 seconds left in the third the Hawks found themselves pinned deep at the four yard line. A dangerous place which can often lead to trouble which it did when an errant snap cleared the back end zone line for a safety and a 30-28 lead for the Gladiators as the final quarter began.
With both teams refusing to blink the teams exchanged three consecutive failed drives as the clock wound down on the Seahawks chances for victory. At 2:12 after another great defensive stand which included a huge third and two stop the Hawks would have their last chance as they took over from their own 23 yard line.
In what can only be termed a good omen, the first play resulted in a pass from Catapano to...Catapano as a unique self-pass for the second week in a row resulted in a gain of three. Showing some real guts DeMeo then found himself in a web of Gladiator defenders across the middle where he held on after taking three hits for an inspiring 16 yard gain. A Capatano scramble churned out 11 more yards on the next play to give the Hawks a 1st and 10 at their own 42. A Gladiator penalty boosted five more yards to the drive which gave some wriggle room to be aggressive on first down which the Hawks were as Soph Nick Spillane found room over the middle as well as his catch and carry resulted in a 39 yard gain. From there it was the high school version of Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes as Catapano's laser to Ris in the corner had the mark of a winner.
Like with any quick drive at the end of the game there is always the concern that there is too much time left for the opponents to return the favor. For three plays in the final minute in almost happened as the Gladiators hit the Hawks territory with just 27 seconds left. Then after a catch and carry that had the makings of a big play the Hawks defense made their statement on the game as a hustling Matt Lucito (9 Tackles, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble) stripped the Gladiators defender from behind where Nick Conte quickly pounced on it to help put this one in the books.
For both district teams it was a great game to win and a tough one to lose but either way night time excitement was back and it wasn't lost on any of the fans who were lucky enough to enjoy it. Thanks again to Dr. Ferrie!
The 2-1 Hawks, with their extra day off next return to Martone Field for a match-up vs first place Wantagh next Saturday September 29th in what should be another exciting contest. Game time is 1:30PM.
Beach Bummer
One week after the feel good win over Mepham in the opener, the Seahawks got a second helping of humble pie as they had sand kicked in their faces all day by a hungry Long Beach club. The disappointing 42-20 drubbing was a stark contrast to the week one shutout,
Things got ugly early as the Hawks first four drives went three and out while Quarterback Andrew Ris joined starting running back Conor Colasurdo in the M.A.S.H. unit after just one series. The Hawks remained pinned in their own end for much of the first half while trying to keep the Marines at bay. Even with two fourth down stops inside the 10 yard line the Marines eeked out two scores to go up 14-0 with just under a minute to play. Then with just 11 seconds left the Hawks received the proverbial backbreaker when a pass was brought back for a touchdown as time expired to move the halftime lead to 22-0.
A defensive lapse on the first drive of the third quarter pushed the lead to 28-0 before the Hawks finally showed signs of life on the next drive. With Ray Catapano, in place of Ris, starting to feel comfortable both in the air and on the ground (9 for 17 125 Yards & 8 rushes/44 Yards) the Hawks hit paydirt at 6:55 of the third to make it 28-7. Then after a Peter Conte pick, the Hawks made it interesting as Mike DeLeo (9 carries-58 Yards) ran in from 5 yards out to make it game as the fourth quarter got underway. Yet despite the inspired play of the Lucito boys on defense Matt-14 Tackles. Anthony-12 Tackles & Joe 11 Tackles, the Hawks defense ran out of gas as they allowed another big score to put this one out of reach once and for all.
DeLeo, after some smooth receiving by Dylan Demeo (4 Catches-57 Yards) cruised in with his second of the game to complete the Hawks scoring before LB added their own last one to finalize the numbers at 42-20.
For the Hawks it was an everything that could go wrong, did go wrong kind of a day that they will quickly erase as they must now prepare for their first ever night game this Friday vs New Hyde Park in what shapes up to be an early season must win for both teams. Game time is slated for 6PM Friday September 21st at Tully Park Field.
Hawks Pillage Pirates
Another year, another packed house, another opening day win for the Seahawks who broke the seal on year 54 with a 30-0 whitewash of the Mepham Pirates in the Nassau Conference II opener for both teams. For the Hawks it was a mild payback for last year's loss to the Pirates that broke their 19 game home winning streak.
Like the weather, the Hawks came out hot as they torched the Pirates defense for 20 first quarter points as they put this one in cruise control after just one half of football.
Andrew Ris connected for 130 yards passing on seven completions including two touchdowns passes to Nick Spillane (4 Catches, 92 Yards) in the first quarter before rounding out his three touchdown day with a 19 yard strike to Dylan DeMeo who notched his first high school touchdown. DeMeo also added a 31 yard Field Goal. Conor Colasurdo registered a six yard touchdown run in his first varsity start to complete the scoring.
The Hawks also got an all around effort from Matt Robison who ran for 57 yards on just 5 carries, caught one pass for 12 yards, while also recording two interceptions on defense.
Other defensive contributions came from the Lucito brothers Matt, Joe and Anthony who combined for 10 tackles and Spillane and Colasurdo who had six apiece to go with their fine offensive day.
The well balanced Hawks next head out on the road to face the Long Beach Marines in week two. Game time is 1:30PM

 

2012 Team Stats for Carey 2012 (ALL)

Wins= 7 Losses= 3

Player # Gam Pts Carries +Yds -Yds Yards Carry/G +Yds/Carry -Yds/Carry Yds/Carry Long TD PAT TotPassAt Rec +Yds -Yds Yards PassAt/G Rec/G +Yds/Rec -Yds/Rec Yds/Rec Long TD PAT Pass Comp Yards Comp% LPass TD PassPAT Int Pass/G Tot Off Yrds
De Leo, Mike 10 42 81 438 0 438 8.1 5.4 0.0 5.4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 649
Catapano, Ray 10 42 64 420 0 420 6.4 6.6 0.0 6.6 0 4 0 0 2 21 0 21 0.0 0.2 10.5 0.0 10.5 0 3 0 193 128 1742 66.3 77 21 1 8 19.3 441
Robison, Matt 10 66 46 235 0 235 4.6 5.1 0.0 5.1 0 3 0 0 48 734 0 734 0.0 4.8 15.3 0.0 15.3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1274
Colasurdo, Conor 8 18 19 192 0 192 2.4 10.1 0.0 10.1 0 3 0 0 3 37 0 37 0.0 0.4 12.3 0.0 12.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 229
Campos, Brett 4 0 28 91 3 88 7.0 3.3 0.1 3.1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0.0 0.3 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 91
Ris, Andrew 3 18 18 78 0 78 6.0 4.3 0.0 4.3 0 1 0 0 8 131 0 131 0.0 2.7 16.4 0.0 16.4 0 2 0 18 7 130 38.9 0 3 0 1 6.0 209
Rodriguez, Darren 8 0 12 64 0 64 1.5 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 5 0.0 0.1 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0.1 92
Spillane, Nick 10 24 8 44 0 44 0.8 5.5 0.0 5.5 0 0 0 0 33 430 0 430 0.0 3.3 13.0 0.0 13.0 26 4 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0.1 504
Valli,Joe 7 0 5 20 0 20 0.7 4.0 0.0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 35
DeMeo, Dylan 10 44 0 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 26 276 0 276 0.0 2.6 10.6 0.0 10.6 0 5 1 31 17 0 54.8 152 1 0 1 3.1 338
Eith, Justin 4 0 3 0 1 -1 0.8 0.0 0.3 -0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 -1
Miotto, Steven 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 7 0.0 0.1 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 42
Carr, James 7 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 5 103 0 103 0.0 0.7 20.6 0.0 20.6 76 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 103
Conte, Nick 9 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 6 121 0 121 0.0 0.7 20.2 0.0 20.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 126
Murchie, Kieran 5 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 0.0 0.2 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3
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Total for Team 10 274 284 1585 7 1578 28.4 5.6 .0 5.6 20 0 0 135 1871 0 1871 .0 13.5 13.9 .0 13.9 76 25 2 244 152 1872 62.3 152 25 1 12 24.4 4142

TEAM: Wins= 7 Losses= 3

Defensive Report

Player # Gam Pts UnTac Tackles Tackle% FumRec FumYd Sacks SackYd SackAvg Int IntYd PassBr% User Defined/G
Lucito, Matt 10 0 79 79.0 100.0 1 0 4 21 0.4 0 0 0.0 0.0
Lucito, Joe 10 0 72 72.0 100.0 0 0 3 15 0.3 0 0 0.0 0.0
Dente, Thomas 10 0 49 49.0 100.0 0 0 12 70 1.2 0 0 0.0 0.0
Colasurdo, Conor 8 0 48 48.0 100.0 1 0 1 4 0.1 0 0 0.0 0.0
Catapano, Ray 10 0 47 47.0 100.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 0.0 0.0
DeMeo, Dylan 10 0 47 47.0 100.0 0 0 1 6 0.1 1 0 0.0 0.0
Lucito, Anthony 8 0 43 43.0 100.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
West. Messiah 10 0 42 42.0 100.0 0 0 2 11 0.2 2 53 0.0 0.0
Heyer, John 10 0 37 37.0 100.0 0 0 6 27 0.6 0 0 0.0 0.0
Robison, Matt 10 0 31 31.0 100.0 3 1 0 0 0.0 3 3 0.0 0.0
Conte, Nick 9 0 31 31.0 100.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 5 4 0.0 0.0
Spillane, Nick 10 0 26 26.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 95 0.0 0.0
De Leo, Mike 10 0 23 23.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Turcic, Tim 7 0 23 23.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Vilchez, Erik 8 0 19 19.0 100.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Rodriguez, Darren 8 0 17 17.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 46 0.0 0.0
Nagy, Sean 6 0 13 13.0 100.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Gallant, Thomas 7 0 11 11.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Carr, James 7 0 10 10.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Miotto, Steven 7 0 9 9.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Valli,Joe 7 0 8 8.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Murchie, Kieran 5 0 5 5.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Eith, Justin 4 0 3 3.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Kadnar, James 2 0 3 3.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Opitz, Jesse 2 0 3 3.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Ris, Andrew 3 0 1 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Graham, Aidan 1 0 1 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Dudine, Kyle 1 0 1 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Cerquera, Jorge 1 0 1 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
Langis, Paul 1 0 1 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0
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Total for Team 10 0 704 704.0 100.0 10 1 29 154 2.9 17 204 .0

TEAM: Wins= 7 Losses= 3

Kickoff/Punt Return Report

Player # Gam Pts KickRet Yards Long FC TD Avg PuntRet Yards Long FC TD Avg
Robison, Matt 10 0 11 241 0 2 0 21.9 12 64 0 2 0 5.3
De Leo, Mike 10 6 5 211 90 0 1 42.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
DeMeo, Dylan 10 0 4 44 0 0 0 11.0 2 18 0 0 0 9.0
Miotto, Steven 7 0 4 35 0 0 0 8.8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Rodriguez, Darren 8 0 2 23 0 0 0 11.5 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
Valli,Joe 7 0 3 15 0 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Gallant, Thomas 7 0 1 7 0 0 0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Spillane, Nick 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 30 0 0 0 10.0
Vilchez, Erik 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Conte, Nick 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 0 0 0 5.0
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Total for Team 10 6 31 576 90 2 1 18.6 19 117 2 0 6.2

TEAM: Wins= 7 Losses= 3

Kicking Report: Kickoffs: Field goals: PAT: Punts

Player # Gam Pts Attempts FG Md FG% Att PAT PAT Md PAT% Avg Punt Yards Avg Long
Catapano, Ray 10 6 2.0 1.0 50.0 4 3 75.0 0.0 0 677 32.2 70
DeMeo, Dylan 10 29 4.0 1.0 25.0 33 26 78.8 0.0 11.5 57 28.5 0
Ris, Andrew 3 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 .5 294 36.8 70
Vilchez, Erik 8 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -2 74 24.7 0
_____________ 2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -2 74 24.7 0
Total for Team 10 35 6.0 2.0 33.3 37 29 78.4 .0 14.5 1102 32.4 70

Date

Time

Opponent

Result

Saturday September 8

1:30PM

MEPHAM

Win 30-0

Saturday September 15

1:30PM

at Long Beach

Lose 42-20

Friday September 21

6:00PM

at New Hyde Park

Win 34-30

Saturday September 29

1:30PM

WANTAGH

Win 33-23

Saturday October 6

3:00PM

at Garden City

Lose 28-20

Saturday October 13

2:00PM

CALHOUN

Win 34-10

Saturday October 20

1:30PM

ELMONT

Win 21-18

Saturday October 27

1:30PM

at Bellmore JFK

Win 28-7

Sat. Nov 10-Quarterfinals

12:00PM

LONG BEACH

Win 35-13

Sat. Nov 17-Semifinals

1:00PM

Garden City

Lose 22-18

Final Record 7-3

FINAL 2011 CAREY SEAHAWKS STATISTICS

Wins= 6 Losses= 4

Player # Gam Pts Carries +Yds -Yds Yards Carry/G +Yds/Carry -Yds/Carry Yds/Carry Long TD PAT TotPassAt Rec +Yds -Yds Yards PassAt/G Rec/G +Yds/Rec -Yds/Rec Yds/Rec Long TD PAT Pass Comp Yards Comp% LPass TD PassPAT Int Sack Pass/G PassDp QBRat Fum Turn Safety 1st 4thAt 4thMd User Def User Def User Def Tot Off Yrds
Zorn, Rob 10 86 174 896 0 896 17.4 5.1 0.0 5.1 30 14 1 0 4 39 3 36 0.0 0.4 9.8 0.8 9.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 932
Locicero, Mike 10 24 69 438 3 435 6.9 6.3 0.0 6.3 62 4 0 0 3 51 0 51 0.0 0.3 17.0 0.0 17.0 0 0 0 93 41 693 44.1 66 8 3 7 0 9.3 0 67.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 539
Annunziata, Robert 10 6 27 135 5 130 2.7 5.0 0.2 4.8 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 157
Ris, Andrew 8 0 35 85 5 80 4.4 2.4 0.1 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 40 12 139 30.0 42 2 1 4 0 5.0 0 18.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80
Marino, Steven 9 44 7 79 0 79 0.8 11.3 0.0 11.3 36 1 0 0 18 436 0 436 0.0 2.0 24.2 0.0 24.2 66 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 674
Cassagnol, Alain 5 0 7 16 0 16 1.4 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49
Robison, Matt 9 6 1 10 0 10 0.1 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 3 106 0 106 0.0 0.3 35.3 0.0 35.3 42 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 116
Rodriguez, Darren 5 0 4 9 2 7 0.8 2.3 0.5 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
Zuvic, Nick 5 0 1 5 0 5 0.2 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Milonas, Jesse 10 6 2 3 0 3 0.2 1.5 0.0 1.5 0 0 0 0 13 118 0 118 0.0 1.3 9.1 0.0 9.1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130
Gentile, Andrew 10 0 4 0 0 0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 38 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 118.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129
DeSimone, Joe 6 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 7 111 0 111 0.0 1.2 15.9 0.0 15.9 40 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111
Eymold, Eddie 9 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 6 101 0 101 0.0 0.7 16.8 0.0 16.8 50 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 185
Humrich, John 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Total for Team 10 190 332 1676 15 1661 33.2 5.0 .0 5.0 62 20 1 0 54 962 3 959 .0 5.4 17.8 .1 17.8 66 10 4 135 54 870 40.0 66 10 4 12 0 13.5 0 49.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3221

TEAM: Wins= 6 Losses= 4

Defensive Report

Player # Gam Pts UnTac AsTac MTac Tackles Tackle% BlkFG BlkPAT BlkPt FumRec FumYd TD Sacks SackYd SackAvg Sfty Int IntYd Comp PassBr PassBr% User Defined User Defined User Defined/G
Zorn, Rob 10 0 73 0 0 73.0 100.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Lucito, Matt 10 0 68 0 0 68.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0.1 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Opitz, Tom 10 0 63 0 0 63.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 8 0 9 65 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Nicholls, Peter 9 0 60 0 0 60.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 32 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Gentile, Andrew 10 0 56 0 0 56.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0.2 0 3 48 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Milonas, Jesse 10 0 38 0 0 38.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0.1 0 4 78 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Blanc, Ronald 10 0 36 0 0 36.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 21 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Ciaccio, Sal 7 0 28 0 0 28.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 19 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Karamitsios, Nick 9 0 24 0 0 24.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Robison, Matt 9 0 23 0 0 23.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 42 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
O'Connell, Dan 9 0 22 0 0 22.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Marino, Steven 9 0 16 0 0 16.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 20 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Annunziata, Robert 10 0 15 0 0 15.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Mejia, Fernando 3 0 15 0 0 15.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Dente, Chris 7 0 14 0 0 14.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Eymold, Eddie 9 0 13 0 0 13.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Vario, Peter 5 0 11 0 0 11.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Lucito, Joseph 7 0 11 0 0 11.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Rodriguez, Darren 5 0 10 0 0 10.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Cassagnol, Alain 5 0 7 0 0 7.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
West, Messiah 4 0 7 0 0 7.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 5 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
DeSimone, Joe 6 0 5 0 0 5.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Zuvic, Nick 5 0 4 0 0 4.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 20 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Humrich, John 4 0 4 0 0 4.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Conte, Peter 3 0 3 0 0 3.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Miotto, Steven 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Jenik, Matt 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
LaRosa, Joe 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Levandowski, Kenny 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Torregrossa, Joey 1 0 2 0 0 2.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Locicero, Mike 10 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Dente, Tom 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Catanese, Sonny 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Altun, Rob 2 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Dudine, Kyle 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Eith, Justin 2 0 1 0 0 1.0 100.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
DeAlmeida, Chris 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
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Total for Team 10 0 642 0 0 642.0 100.0 0 0 0 9 19 0 28 186 2.8 0 14 220 0 0 0 0 .0

TEAM: Wins= 6 Losses= 4

Kicking/Return Report

Player # Gam Pts KickRet Yards Long FC TD Avg PuntRet Yards Long FC TD Avg At<15 Md<15 <15% At<25 Md<25 <25% At<35 Md<35 <35% At<45 Md<45 <45% At>45 Md>45 >45% Attempts FG Md FG% LFG BlFG FkFG Att PAT PAT Md PAT% Block Kick Yards Avg Long Short Touchbk Outbds Onside User Def Punt Yards Avg Long Short Blck BdSnap Fake User Def
Gentile, Andrew 10 0 4 129 60 0 0 32.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rodriguez, Darren 5 6 3 103 80 0 1 34.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marino, Steven 9 13 4 67 0 0 0 16.8 6 92 37 0 0 15.3 0 0 0.0 2 1 50.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 2.0 1.0 50.0 33 0 0 21 10 47.6 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Locicero, Mike 10 0 4 40 24 0 0 10.0 3 13 0 0 0 4.3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 987 31.8 54 0 0 0 0 0
Cassagnol, Alain 5 0 1 33 0 0 0 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Annunziata, Robert 10 0 3 27 0 0 0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dente, Chris 7 0 1 4 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ris, Andrew 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 78 39.0 58 0 0 0 0 0
Zuvic, Nick 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 202 28.9 41 0 0 0 0 0
Eymold, Eddie 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 11 84 0 1 0 7.6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milonas, Jesse 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

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9 0 0 0 9.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Date

Time

Opponent

Result

Saturday September 10th

1:30PM

JERICHO

Win 39-14

Saturday September 17th

1:30PM

MEPHAM

Lose 14-7

Saturday September 24th

1:30PM

at Elmont

Win 41-12

Saturday October 1st

3:00PM*

at Westbury

Win 45-6

Thursday October 6th

4:15PM

WANTAGH

Lose 17-16 2OT

Saturday October 15th

2:00PM+

at Long Beach

Win 19-14

Saturday October 22nd

1:30PM

GARDEN CITY

Lose 35-8

Saturday October 29th

1:30PM

at Calhoun

Win 8-6

Saturday November 5th

3:00PM*

Quarterfinals vs LONG BEACH

Win 26-12

Friday November 11th

4:00PM

Semi-Finals @Hofstra vs Garden City

Lose 27-0

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Hawks Blanked 27-0
Like an annoying pebble stuck in your shoe, the Garden City Trojans for the third straight year and fifth in the last seven years, have ended another Seahawks football season as they drubbed the Hawks 27-0 in the 2011 Nassau County Conference II Semi-Finals.
After marching 76 yards on their first drive to take a 7-0 lead, the Trojans induced three consecutive three and outs before the Hawks offense recorded a first down. By that time it was 14-0 but a Hawks score before the half could have changed the momentum dramatically and given the Hawks a boost of confidence as they entered the half.
Unfortunately, the big play never came for the Hawks instead the Trojans made their own big play as they picked off a pass to go 43 yards in for the score and for all intents and purposes the proverbial final nail in the coffin was rendered.
To the Hawks credit they kept pushing as Rob "Blue Sleeves" Zorn bullied his way to 94 yards but with the Trojans secondary keeping the Hawks passing game in check this was going to, and did, fall short for this year's Hawks football club.
So on behalf of the team and all of the coaches, a special thanks goes out to all of the Seniors, their parents and of course are tremendous fans who are, and always will be, the best fans in the State!
Hofstra Hawks!
For the fifth consecutive year the Big Four Champion Seahawks will be taking the trip down the 'Turnpike' to Hofstra University after silencing the Marines of Long Beach 26-12 in the Conference II Quarterfinals.
"So Mike, you are going to play running back, you are going to play wide receiver, we want you to punt, we want you to return all kickoffs and punts, and we are starting a Sophomore over you at Quarterback." "Whatever helps the team to win Coach!" In a nutshell that is Carey Football!! And that is Mike "Winner" Locicero who took advantage of his all encompassing assignment to put on a show for the ages as his final Marc Martone Field performance helped set the course for Hofstra.
Clinging to a 20-12 lead with just over four minutes left in the game, Locicero (8 Carries, 84 Yards) eluded two tacklers in the backfield before getting the edge on his way to a 62 yard backbreaker touchdown that finally quieted the chatty Marines. Locicero also opened the scoring on a 6 yard run after the first of Andrew "Revis Island" Gentile's two interceptions (7 tackles) set up a first and goal.
Locicero's 202 All-Purpose yards meshed nicely with Andrew "The Kid" Ris' first real debut at QB not counting last week's Winter Wonderland game at Calhoun. Despite some drops Ris finished with 88 yards in the air and 43 yards on the ground including what could have been the play of the game, a 16 yard spin and sprint on 3rd and 11 which preceded Locicero's 62 yard dash.
The receiving corps also got a huge boost from Steven "Lance Armstrong" Marino who returned from a bad hamstring pull to grab three balls for 74 yards including Ris' first TD toss on a 23 yard second quarter slant route. Not to be left out of the conversation Jesse "Messy Jilonas" Milonas hauled in four passes, three from our guys and one from Long Beach to go along with five teeth chattering hits at cornerback.
Defensively, it was the same recipe once again as Rob "The Sledgehammer" Zorn registered a team high 11 tackles, Tom "Justin Tuck" Opitz had 8 more tackles and yet another sack, Matt "Mr. Dependable" Lucito 8 more tackles (and a whole lot hustle while anchoring the offensive line), and Pete "Where's Argentina? Nicholls added 6 more takedowns to his growing resume.
And as it should be, the Hawks will once again meet long time foe Garden City for the fifth time in the last seven years on the turf to help pave the way to Conference II supremacy. Game time is tentatively scheduled for 4:00PM.
Hypothermic Hawks Halt Colts
Some things in life you just know are pretty stupid ideas like spitting into the wind, poking Grizzly bears or checking down the barrel of a gun to see if its loaded are just a few of those. After today's asinine decision to play football games in snowy, rainy, soaking wet conditions in near freezing temperatures we now have a new idea for the list.
But such was the case as the Seahawks, despite sending five players to local hospitals for hypothermic symptoms, found a way to stave off the equally malaised Calhoun Colts 8-6 in a game that was clearly secondary to the health of these brave young men, who like their coaches, wanted no part of today's poorly thought out decision to play.
As for the weather afflicted game, the Hawks found themselves buried deep in their own end on the very first drive after several botched snaps and fumbles. The poor field position finally caught up with them on their next drive as a second botched snap on a punt attempt gave the Colts first and goal at the five which they converted to go up 6-0 late in the first quarter. The Colts kick attempt on the PAT never got off the ground and the score remained at 6-0.
After a stagnant second quarter, an unintentional extended halftime gave some players a respite while others were still too cold to leave the locker-room. With the conditions worsening at the beginning of the third quarter, Rob "Mud Man" Zorn, who was hoping for a day off to rest an ailing ankle, got the call and singlehandedly took control of the offense as both quarterbacks Mike "M-Lo" Locciero and Andrew "Super Soph" Ris fell victim to the elements.
After a defensive stop to begin the quarter, Zorn (27 Carries, 121 Yards) then proceeded to carry the ball 20 consecutive times on four different drives including the 65 yard winning drive that culminated in a 27 yard TD plod which tied it at 6-6 before Zorn willed his way in for the two point try to make it 8-6 on the first play of the fourth quarter. Zorn's bulldozing was ably assisted by none other than Ron "Rufus" Blanc, who at the urging of JV Coach Paul "Lights Out" Luzzi, got the call as the full time hammer-back. With Blanc jack-hammering the way, Zorn found just enough creases in the line to get the job done as the Batman and Robin duo got the extra push they needed from a gutsy offensive line. So kudos to Matt "Two Hands" Lucito, Tim "Big Country" Turcic who managed to sneak in a glazed ham to the game :), Joe "The Florida Kid" La Rosa, Sean "The JV Scoring Machine" Nagy and Chris "PE Class Film Guru" De Almeida. (Apologies if I missed anyone.)
Defensively, it was pure dominance as Tom "T.O." Opitz, 10 tackles and two sacks, Peter "I found Venezuela!" Nicholls, 10 tackles and a sack, Sal "The Big Chooch" Ciaccio, 8 tackles and two sacks, Lucito, 8 tackles and a sack, Blanc, five tackles and a sack formed their own Orange Iron Curtain as they held the Colts offense to under 50 yards. When the Colts did finally get off a pass it was intercepted by Eddie "Leadership Gym Student of the Month" Eymold whose pick at the Hawks own 20 yard line snuffed out the Colts last serious threat with just over nine minutes left in the game.
The unstable weather also affected the outcome of several other Conference II games which now sends the Power Point math nerds back to their calculators to find out the playoff matchups. As of press time the Hawks opponent is not yet set. Please check back on Sunday or Monday for the announcement.
Lastly, a huge thank you goes out to Head Coach Mike "Baldwin Beats Freeport!" Stanley and his entire Sideline Coaching Staff for their care and concern for the kids with an extremely difficult situation.
Homewreckers!
Homecoming 2011 had all the ingredients for a perfect afternoon with blue skies, a record crowd, a dazzling rendition of the National Anthem, a rocking Carey Crazies student body and a Conference II number one vs number two seed between long time bitter rivals but what seems like a bad penny that keeps turning up the Seahawks nemesis neighbor Garden City once again spoiled a good party as the Trojans overwhelmed the Hawks 35-8 to remain unbeaten in Conference play.
Two uncharacteristic defensive miscues by the Hawks helped spot the Trojans to a 14-0 first quarter advantage before the Hawks finally responded when Mike "Slash" Locicero hit Steven "Rings" Marino on a 62 yard catch and carry. Unfortunately, Marino sustained a bad hamstring pull on the play and was forced to miss the rest of the game. Locicero then hit Jesse "Revis" Milonas on the two point conversion and the Hawks were within six. After a long kickoff return the Trojans had a first and goal with eyes on a 13 point lead when Milonas cut in front of a slant route at the goalline for a 61 yard interception return that had the Hawks eyeing the lead just before the half.
On fourth down at the GC 32 yard line however the momentum swung to the Trojans for the last time when a wide open Eddie "Lunch Period" Eymold saw his sure touchdown catch broken up at the last moment by a Trojans defender.
In the second half the bend but don't break Hawks defense finally lost its way as 21 third quarter points put this one to bed as the disappointed Hawks dropped third home game of the year.
At 4-3 the Hawks will now get ready for their season finale at Calhoun as they look to build off a win for the upcoming playoffs. Game time is 1:30PM.
Hawks Hold Off Marines
Despite the beautiful scenery, football games at Long Beach High School are always a grab bag as the ever constant, but unpredictable, wind can often wreak havoc on the game's passing attack. Such was the case yet again as the Seahawks went the smashmouth running route as they prevailed over the Marines in a 19-14 win between 3-2 teams jockeying for playoff position.
Rob "Red Zone" Zorn added to his growing resume as he tacked on three more rushing touchdowns to go with his 117 yards on the ground. Mike "Michael Vick" Locicero helped turned in the daily double as he and Zorn both went over 100 for the second week in a row as Locicero raced his way to 134 yards on 20 carries as the Lightning and Thunder show performed for another week.
Steven "The Check's in the Mail!" Marino set up the Hawks first score when he weaved his way into Marines territory on a shifty 37 yard punt return. The Hawks put their second score on the board just before the half to make it 13-0.
That lead was cut to 13-8 early in the fourth before Zorn hit paydirt for the third time to push it to 19-8. The Marines, to their credit, fought back and made it 19-14 with just over a minute to play. From there the onsides return team took to the field, and what could of been a scary situation for the Hawks became a clincher as Andrew "Velcro" Ris bounded high to snag the tumbling attempt and help seal the deal for the Hawks.
The two touchdowns notwithstanding, the Hawks defense played very well as Zorn (12 tackles), who got help from Peter "Venezuela?" Nicholls (9 tackles), Andrew "Space Ship" Gentile (8 tackles), Matt "When I'm Sixty Four!" Lucito (8 tackles), kept a very lethal Marines offense in check as they bent but didn't break.
The Hawks return home next Saturday for their regular season finale in a Homecoming clash with the Garden City Trojans in a rematch of the 2010 Championship game. Game time is 1:30PM.
Double OT Downer
If the Seahawks first venture into the modern era's Overtime format are all going to end like this then the Carey Dads Club Shack is going to have to add Rolaids and Tums to their menu as the Hawks dropped a double overtime gutbuster to the Wantagh Warriors 17-16.
A 4th and 15 on the final play of double overtime surely looked like the odds were in the Hawks favor but alas it was not to be as a perfectly thrown ball landed into the arms of a well defended Warriors receiver. The ensuing PAT came without incident and the Hawks dropped their second straight at Marc Martone Field.
In a game of ups and downs the high point was surely the Hawks rushing attack which saw four different rushers combine for 287 total yards. Rob Zorn handled a bulk of the load as he rushed for 161 yards on the 30 carries and two touchdowns. Mike Locicero also hit the century mark as he rushed for a career high 102 yards which included a game high 55 yard scamper in the second half.
Unfortunately for the Hawks however, the usually reliable air attack hit a large patch of turbulence as the Hawks threw four interceptions while netting just 21 yards.
The defense, while playing extremely well, also hit the topsy turvy circuit as six different defenders had six or more tackles led by Peter Nicholls' 12 tackles on a day that saw them post four sacks and two picks as well, but in the end their hard work was sadly offset by a questionable roughing the passer penalty late in the second overtime.
Special teams also jumped on the rollercoaster as a dazzling 33 yard pressure cooker field goal by Steven Marino in the first overtime was harshly negated by yet another missed PAT in the second overtime that made the difference in the scoring. It is a dilemma that has been rearing its head for several games but it surely will be rectified as the hard nosed Hawks refocus for next week's game at Long Beach. Game time is 2:00PM.
Saturday Stroll!
With the weather finally feeling like Autumn, the Seahawks briefly took in the beautiful scenery surrounding Westbury High School before drubbing an overmatched Green Dragons squad 45-6 to raise their record to 3-1.
Led by the hot hand of Mike "M-Lo" Locicero, who passed for two touchdowns and 180 yards, 174 of which came in the first quarter, the Hawks scored on six of their first seven possessions. Steven "Two Left Feet" Marino reeled in four more passes for a 108 yards including one 66 yard score that left Dragons in his wake. Joe "Cleat Face" DeSimone had two receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Rob "Nunz" Annunziata had a career high 61 yards rushing while scoring on a 12 yard dash. Rob "Mack Truck" Zorn added two more paydirts to his rising touchdown totals. Matt "The Quiet Guy" Robison made his first trip into the end zone on Andrew "66 Days 'til Pitchers and Catchers!" Ris' first career TD toss, and lastly, Darren "D-Rod" Rodriguez blazed an 80 yard path on his way to his first Varsity Kickoff Return score to pace the Saturday slaughter.
D-Rod also led the way on defense as he had six tackles and a fumble recovery. Chris "Creamy or Al" Dente added seven tackles. "Can You Hear the Drums" Fernado Mejia of Abba fame had seven tackles. Pete "Velour Sweats" Vario had five tackles and the rest of the defense chipped in with five fumble recoveries as the Hawks enjoyed a second straight 40+ assault.
The Hawks return home this Thursday in a shortened week when they host the Wantagh Warriors at 4:15PM in a battle of 3-1 teams.
Seahawks Slay Spartans
What a difference a week makes! After a brief stumble out of the gates to go down 6-0, the Seahawks exploded for 41 unanswered points as they moved their season record to 2-1 with a 41-12 '300' type shellacking of the Elmont Spartans.
Mike "Mikey Leadership" Locicero got his groove back as he passed for 137 yards and three touchdowns to pace the offense. Riding shotgun once again were Rob "Demolition Derby" Zorn who cranked out 107 more yards on the ground to go along with three touchdowns and Steven "The Potassium Kid" Marino (4 catches, 76 Yards) who got a huge assist from Carey Graduate Giuliano "Balco" Bove and his Hofstra 'Potion' to help him snag two more touchdowns and a two point conversion. However, the breakthrough performance easily goes to Andrew "Mr. Everything" Gentile, who, in addition to being an assassin on special teams, made the most of his first start at linebacker by registering seven tackles and an interception. He, of course made yet another TD saving tackle on kickoff team and this week he left his mark in the passing column as his option pass toss to Jesse "Lunch Period" Milonas set up the first score and re-launched the Hawks confidence that had not yet recovered from last week's setback.
Congrats as well to Eddie "Poland Spring" Eymold on his 20 yard touchdown reception, to Nick "Zeus" Karamitsios on his six tackles day, to Nick "Film Guy" Zuvic on his first interception of the year and for surviving the hit after it :), and lastly to Ron "The Kid from Queens!" Blanc for working through some physical adversity to post five tackles and a sack.
The Hawks now go from the Spartans to the Green Dragons as they take their show on the road to Westbury next week. Game time is 3:00PM due to the Saturday morning SAT's.
Pirates Take The Ship!
Playing like a team with revenge on their minds, the Mepham Pirates shocked the Seahawks by giving them their first home loss since September of 2007, a stretch of 19 games and in the process avenged last year's playoff blowout.
The 14-7 loss also derailed the Hawks nine game regular season winning streak. Competing with the intensity of a playoff game the Pirates kept the high powered Hawks offense in check by playing an old-fashioned game of keep away as they nearly tripled the Hawks time of possession. That ball hogging, and the Hawks two costly turnovers deep in Pirates territory was just the right recipe for disaster. Only the bulldog running of Rob "The Wrecking Ball" Zorn (19 Carries, 143 Yards,13 Tackles) clicked for the Hawks offense on this day as the Hawks never found the rhythm they were looking forward.
Congrats to Matt "Gut It Out" Lucito 10 Tackles and a Sack, Steven Marino, bad leg cramps (5 Tackles and 47 yards receiving) and Pete Nicholls ( 7 Tackles and a Sack) for leading a rugged defense that deserved a better fate.
For many of the first time Hawks Varsity athletes it will be a learning experience from which they will grow from as the season moves onto Elmont next week for their first road game of the young season.
Seahawks Swat Jayhawks
The Seahawks opened the 2011 season with a bang as they trampled the Jericho Jayhawks 39-14 as their four year home winning streak continues to grow.
Mike "Mikey Bug Eyes" Locicero made his Varsity debut a memorable one as he threw for 119 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a score as his opening passing play of 50 yards to Eddie "Easy 'E'" Eymold set the tempo for the entire game. Steven "Soccer?" Marino dashed his way to a career high 55 yards and a score to pair up with 53 receiving yards and a TD. Rob "Cover Boy" Zorn tacked on 57 yards and two scores and Joe "Forever Cleat Face" DeSimone snagged a 16 yarder for his first TD of the season to pace the Hawks attack as they raced out to a 39-0 halftime lead that was never threatened.
Defensively the Hawks capitalized on three turnovers to boost their lead. Jesse "Lunch Box" Milonas and Matt "Get Me a New Gym Teacher Already!" Robison both had second quarter interceptions while Zorn pounced on a first quarter fumble to give the Hawks quality field position.
Andrew "The Third" Gentile nearly broke two kickoff returns as he posted a 2 for 104 yards day to go along with four punishing hits on defense. Also having a big day on defense was Messiah "Bowling for Dollars" West who had four tackles as did Tom "Sackmeister Meistersacker" Opitz as the Seahawks 'D' got contributions from an amazing 31 different tacklers.
The Hawks host again next week as the Mepham Pirates sail into town. Game time is 1:30PM.
*Special Thanks to the Carey Dads Club for hosting a great opening day and to Mr. D'Arienzo who ensures that somebody reads these dumb blurbs!!!!

Carey Football Varsity Roster – 2011

Name No. Ht/Wt Grade Pos

Gentile, Andrew

2

5’10 / 170

12

WR/LB

Miotto, Steven

3

5’10 / 170

11

WR/DB

Annunziata, Robert

4

5’7/ 155

12

RB/LB

Locicero, Michael ***

5

6’1 / 175

12

QB/DB

Ris, Andrew

6

6’1 / 175

10

QB/LB

Karamitsios, Nicholas

7

5’10 / 165

12

WR/DB

Cassagnol, Alain

8

5’9 / 175

11

RB/LB

Rodriguez, Darren

9

5’8 / 165

11

QB/DB

Mallick, Michael

10

5’9 / 165

12

WR/DB

Bonilla, Henry

12

5’9 / 165

12

WR/LB

Marino, Steven ***

14

6’0 / 180

12

WR/DB / K

Ruiz, Cesar

15

5’9 / 165

11

WR/DB

De Simone, Joseph

18

6’1 / 180

12

WR/TE/LB

Zuvic, Nicholas

19

5’9 / 170

11

WR/DB / P

Eymold, Edward

20

5’10 / 155

12

WR/DB

Robison, Matthew

21

6’0 / 175

10

RB/WR/DB

Conte, Peter

24

5’8 / 165

12

WR/DB

Dente, Tom

25

5’10 / 185

11

OL/DL

Dente, Chris

27

5’10 / 180

12

RB/LB

Napolitano, Robert

29

5’10 / 175

11

OL/DL

Humrich, John

33

5’7 / 160

12

RB/LB

Lucito, Matthew

34

5’9 / 175

11

OL/LB

Mejia, Fernando

35

5’7 / 170

12

RB/LB

Morgan, Derek

37

6’0 / 210

11

OL/DL

Opitz, Thomas

38

6’2 / 185

12

OL/DL

Zorn, Robert ***

42

5’10 / 195

12

WR/LB

Walsh, Matthew

43

5’9 / 175

11

WR/DB

Catanese, Sonny

45

5’11 / 190

12

OL/DL/K

Selvaggio, Vincent

48

5’9 / 165

12

WR/DL

Kelly, Michael

50

5’10 / 210

11

OL/DL

O’Connell, Daniel

51

5’11 / 195

12

OL/DL

Altun, Robert

52

5’9 / 175

12

OL/LB

Dudine, Kyle

53

5’10 / 170

11

OL/LB

Ciaccio, Salvatore

54

5’10 / 230

12

OL/DL

Jenik, Matthew

55

5’9 / 175

12

WR/LB

Vario, Peter

57

5’8 / 220

12

OL/DL

LaRosa, Joseph

61

5’10 / 215

12

OL/DL

Rosano, Marc

62

5’10 / 245

11

OL/DL

Nagy, Sean

63

6’1 / 245

11

OL/DL

Lundy, James

65

5’10 / 220

11

OL/DL

Blanc, Ronald ***

67

6’0/ 235

12

OL/DL

Mallozzi, Cody

68

5’9 / 230

11

OL/DL

Wagner, Robert

71

5’11 / 285

12

OL/DL

Levandowski, Kenneth

72

6’3 / 200

12

OL/DL

Nicholls, Peter ***

73

6’0 / 225

12

OL/DL

Lucito, Joseph

74

5’8 / 175

10

OL/LB

Turcic, Timothy

75

6’0 / 240

11

OL/DL

Pizzuto, Vincent

77

5’9 / 180

12

OL/DL

West, Messiah

78

5’10 / 175

11

OL/DL

De Almeida, Christopher

79

5’10 / 200

12

OL/DL

Milonas, Jesse ***

82

5’10 / 175

12

WR/TE/LB

Torregrossa, Joseph

85

5’9 / 155

12

WR/DB

Eith, Justin

88

5’8 / 165

11

OL/DL

*** - Denotes Co-Captains

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Mike Stanley

Assts: Tom Aiello

Mike Cellan

Fred Cucciniello

Daryl Witmer

Ron Giaraffa

AD: Matt McLees

Principal: Valerie Angelillo

 
2010 Game Recaps
Destiny Denied!
 
     For one afternoon 'Friday Nights Lights Type Football' Odessa, Texas style came to Carey High School as what seemed like nearly the entire Franklin Square, Garden City South and West Hempstead communities came to Hofstra University hoping to see history as the Seahawks took aim at their first County Title in 32 years.  Parents, Family and Friends, Teachers and Administrators, Alumni, including some former players and Coaches from each of the last five decades, current Carey Crazies and just about every other young kid dreaming of playing for the Hawks someday, broke out their Orange and Black to support this talented 2010 team.  And after a monster season in which they set the team scoring record to go along with 10 consecutive wins without a loss, the final step was in their sights.
     Unfortunately, sometimes however, the script doesn't always go as planned as the Hawks perfect season ended with a disappointing thud as they fell yet again to the Garden City Trojans 27-6 this time in the Conference II Final.
     Early on it was all Hawks as they cruised into the Red Zone twice in the first quarter alone only to see drives stall out on an incompletion and an interception.  Losing that momentum gave the Trojans the window they were looking for as they put up their own score three minutes into the second quarter to take a 6-0 lead which held up until the half as the Hawks found themselves stuck in neutral.  Yet despite playing poorly, the Hawks were just one play away from getting even.  That play finally arrived in the latter part of the third quarter when Jesse "James" Milonas snagged an interception on a leaping grab near midfield.  Two consecutive completions to Steven "Mr. Record Setter" Marino then set up a first and goal just as the quarter was expiring to put the Hawks within striking distance.  Two plays after that John "Bulldog" Daddino rumbled in from six yards out to knot it at 6-6 as the PAT was blocked.
     With the momentum fully on their side the Hawks set out on their most important defensive set of the season.  But after holding the line admirably for much of the game, the dam finally broke as GC struck for a 62 yard gallop to quickly reclaim the momentum and the lead for the final time.  Another turnover on the ensuing Hawk drive led to another Trojan score before they added their last TD with just minutes to play to seal the Hawks fate and sadly put the dream to bed once and for all. 
     Details of the game aside, stats don't always indicate who the real winners are.  For this disappointed group of Seahawks, much like the other seven County Runner-Ups who are waking today with the same sick feeling, it is imperative that winning is defined by the Journey not the Destination. 
     For every Seahawk football player who made sure his schoolwork was in order, who got himself to school twice a week at 7:00AM since January for football drills, who spent six days a week in the weight room or on the track working out, who sacrificed time with his friends to attend Summer workouts at an empty school when a beach chair looked a whole lot more appealing, or who went home after a game or practice aching from head to toe you all have learned the most important life lesson you may ever get.  Your hard work and effort defines your character, nothing else!  There will never be guarantees that you get what you want so you've got to keep pushing yourself in a positive way.  That attitude will translate into success 100% of the time as you all move into your futures!
 
     Best of Luck to all of the 2011 Seniors!  Thanks to all of the parents for your support this season...and to all the underclassmen, weightroom opens tomorrow 3:00PM!
 
     Thanks
  Carey Football Staff
 
    
    
 
Hawks Paste Pirates, Meet GC In Finals
 
     It only took 365 days, but finally the Seahawks will have the long awaited, and long desired playoff rematch with the Garden City Trojans in the Conference II chase for supremacy after the Hawks blasted an eager but clearly overmatched Mepham club 45-7 in the County Semi-Finals.
     The Garden City matchup stakes will even higher as this one will be for all the marbles as they meet in the Finals for the second time in six years and fourth time overall at Hofstra since 2005.
     It is a matchup that undoubtedly will have, not only the Carey Communities of Franklin Square, Garden City South and West Hempstead abuzz, but all of Nassau County eagerly anticipating this old guard vs new guard drama.  Garden City, with their dozens of Titles under lock and key, have long since been the Hawks main nemesis but over the last several years, playoffs included, the teams have been about even with one minor detail as the Hawks have yet to claim the mantle at the top.  Well after this year's offensive juggernaut shredded all of their Conference II foes, the Hawks believe this could finally be their time.  Well starting at 12:30PM this Saturday the Hawks and all of Nassau County will soon find out!
     As for the Mepham game, the Hawks had a brief hiccup on their first drive before reeling off scores on their next five offensive sets.  Kyle "The Quarterback!" Zahradka extended his record breaking season by throwing for 238 more yards and three more scores as the Printer will have to hold off on the record book for a little longer.  All of his TD throws on this day went to Steven "Havin' Fun!" Marino who scored from 23, 55 and 45 yards out while Jesse "Mr. Dependable" Milonas and Rob "Ubiquitous" Miotto snagged the others.
     The rushing attack garnered 222 yards led by Giuliano "Head Cold" Bove who rushed for 70 yards and a score on just four carries including a career high 60 yard dash despite battling illness.  Rob "The Pit Bull" Zorn added 44 yards on nine carries.  John "The Beast" Daddino chipped in 42 and a score.  Rob "Can Someone Call Crackback Please! Annunziata had his first career score, a 22 yarder late in the fourth.  And Miotto also added 29 rushing yards to go along with his receiving stats, and his punt return yards and his kickoff return yards!  Adding to the offensive fun was Nick "The Mop-Top:)" Vilchez, who found out just hours earlier that he could kick, booted the final PAT to put the final exclamation point on a great day.
     For Hawks fans everywhere, Saturday can't get here soon enough.  See you all there! 
 
How to Train a Green Dragon
 
     For the high flying Seahawks the first game of the 'second' season went exactly as planned as they, in their final home contest of the year at Marc Martone Field, completely obliterated a dazed and confused Westbury Green Dragons club 42-9.  And it wasn't even that close as the Hawks trained the Dragons, a club just happy to get to the playoffs, on all facets of the game as this Quarterfinals matchup was over before the Dads Club Shack Hot Dogs even got warm.
     With the win the Hawks will, for the fourth consecutive year, take a trip 'down the turnpike' as they lay claim to yet another Big Four Championship as the small goals continue to mount.  The Seahawks will next meet the Mepham Pirates at 1:00PM this Saturday November 13th at Hofstra University's Shuart Field in the County Semi-Finals.
     Following an opening defensive stand the Hawks offense exploded for a team record 35 points in a quarter as the first must have felt like an eternity for the Dragons who watched haplessly as the Hawks special teams unit recovered two Steven "Squibby" Marino squib kicks to regain offensive control, one by Mike "Don't Scare Ocho" Locicero, who also had a career high 11 tackles and Tom "Mr. Numbers" Opitz. 
     The recoveries were neatly tucked in between three more touchdown passes by Kyle "Thorp!" Zahradka who connected with Rob "Mr. Versatility" Miotto from 31 yards, Jake "The Beard" Robison from a career high 63 yards, and Vinny "Stay out of My Office:)" Maye from 20 yards out.  Amazingly all of the touchdowns came on three consecutive offensive plays midway through the first.  On the final throw to Maye, Zahradka entered the Carey record book for the second week in a row as he now holds the All-Time Touchdown passes record in a season with 18 as older brother Luke must graciously step aside again.
     John "The Bulldog" Daddino, who made his triumphant return to the offensive side of the ball, sandwiched two rushing TD's around Zahradka's throws to complete the carnage.
     The Hawks would later add a fourth TD toss as Giuliano "Mr. TV" Bove, out of the Wildcat formation found Jesse "Lucky 21" Milonas streaking up the middle for a 43 yard scoring strike.
     From there it was all about entertaining the crowd as Dan "Rumblefoot" O'Connell snagged a late fourth quarter Westbury pass for his first career interception.  As young Ocho headed 'to the house' a shot rang out in form of a Locicero yell who was riding as an escort from the Grassy Knoll and it was rumblin', stumblin', fumblin' from there as O'Connell was brought down by an errant grass blade!  Kudos to Dan however as he, as he always does, took his gaffe in stride with a laugh!
     Lastly, the Hawks would be remiss if they didn't send a huge thanks to Mr. Kevin "O.J.-Original Jokester" Miller, who after 13 years, has finally been paroled from the Carey Sidelines Chain Gang.  Thanks for all the Help!
 
Crazy Eights
 
     On a beautiful Homecoming afternoon, the 2010 Seahawks scripted the perfect end to their best regular season in 32 years as they moved to 8-0 after trouncing the Elmont Spartans 43-13.  With the win, the Hawks will now be seeded number one in the Conference II playoffs for the second time in three years as the 'next' season begins at home this Saturday November 6th 3:00PM in the Quarterfinals vs either Westbury or Long Beach.
     As for the Spartans finale, the Hawks took just one drive off before revving up the engine as they scored two first quarter touchdowns to continue their opening stanza dominance.  On the first score, quarterback Kyle "#1" Zahradka sliced through a harsh wind to find Jesse "20 Catches" Milonas who juked and jived his way 72 yards for a career long touchdown catch and carry. 
     On the next drive, which came after a Rob "Nerf Ball" Zorn (7 Tackles) fumble recovery, Zahradka went to work again as he found Rob "LaDainian" Miotto for two short throws before cashing in again from 19 yards away to Steven "The Quiet Guy" Marino for the 14-0 lead.
     After a brief hiccup on defense made it 14-7, Giuliano "Career Day" Bove answered the bell for the Hawks as he restored the two toucdown lead on a crowd pumping 91 yard kickoff return that all but sealed the deal for the Hawks.  He would later add consecutive one yard Touchdown plunges, after an interception by Miotto and a fumble recovery by Tom "What Jersey Number Are You Going To Be Next Week?" Opitz, to push the halftime lead to 35-13.
     Then fittingly Bove would be part of history as his fourth touchdown of the day on a 43 yard touchdown reception would conclude Kyle Zahradka's day as Zahradka assumed the top spot in Carey High School history as the All-Time Passing Yards Leader with 1,276 surpassing former Seahawk standout, his brother Luke, who set the previous record in 2008.  Congratulations!
     With the win the Hawks await the Power Point Calculations to determine their next opponent.  Neither Westbury or Long Beach was on the 2010 schedule so it will obviously be a first time this season matchup in either case.  Check with Sunday's Newsday for the announcement.
    
Seahawks Mute Mepham
 
     Upstart Mepham, a pre-season #9 seed was in upset mode as they set up the litmus test vs first place Carey.  Six minutes into the game the Seahawks had enough of the Chemistry lesson as they silenced the Pirates and their raucous crowd 35-0 to push their record to 7-0 for the first time since the Championship days of the 1970's.
     Rob "Devin Hester" Miotto got the Hawks on the board first after just two offensive plays as he took a Kyle "Mr. 1,000" Zahradka post pass 58 yards to the house as he left a helpless Pirate defender in his wake after the catch.  Two plays later John "Johnny Jokes" Daddino pounced on a coughed up pigskin for a fumble recovery at the 28 yard line.  Four plays later on a 4th and 1, Giuliano "Wildcat" Bove blazed 19 yards off tackle for a 14-0 lead
     After a three and out, the Hawks offense went back on the attack as Zahradka and Steven "I Don't Share" Marino played their own personal game of catch as they connected on three consecutive pass plays with the final one coming on an eight yard score across the middle for a 20-0 first quarter lead.  On the drive the pair were responsible for 42 of the 49 yards gained.
     Ensuing failed drives were exchanged in the second before Daddino hijacked his second turnover on a 28 yard interception return that brought the Hawks back into the Red Zone.  Four plays later, Bove, on yet another 4th and 1 play, ripped off his second TD of the game for a 26-0 lead.  Jesse "Team Leader in Receps" Milonas added a two point grab to his growing resume to make it 28-0.
     Marino added some more fireworks as he was knocked out just shy of paydirt after a 47 interception return just before the half.  Unfortunately, the Hawks couldn't convert points on that one.
     In the second half, the Hawks fell short on two drives in the third quarter as a wind blown ball turned one drive into an end zone interception for the second time in the game.
     The Hawks returned that favor neatly in the 4th quarter as a 41 yard Milonas interception return set up the final tally as Rob "Weebles Wobble but they don't Fall Down" Zorn hammered his way in from 10 yards to make it 35-0.
     Zorn (6 tackles) along with Tom "T.O" Opitz (7 tackles) led the first defensive group as the Hawks forced a season high five turnovers.  Of course, it was poetic justice that it came on a day that the defense welcomed back Jon "Fin" Fineo who has been chomping at the bit for six weeks missing all the fun with a serious arm injury.  But with his Betty Crocker Oven Mitt fully in tow covering his arm he got a huge boost from the rest of the kitchen as 24 fellow cooks took down Pirate ball carriers starting with Chris "Theo" Theodorou (6 tackles), Mike "Lucky #7" Locicero (6 tackles), Andrew "Twinkies" Gentile (4 tackles), Drew "The Captain!" Zahradka (5 tackles, 1 sack) and Sal "Hit of the Month Club Winner" Ciaccio, who made a Panini out of one poor Mepham running back, just to name a few. 
     The, now officially via power points, first place Hawks wrap up their regular season next Saturday as they welcome District rival Elmont to Marc Martone Field for Homecoming Weekend as the Seahawks look towards the 2010 finale and beyond.
     *Special Congratulations to Kyle Zahradka as he joins older brother Luke "Luke Doofy" Zahradka in the 1,000 Yards+ Quarterback Club!
 
Seahawks Stay Unbeaten
 
     Lingering effects of the week's Nor'easter brought howling winds and chilly temps to Marc Martone Field as the Seahawks held serve on their side of the windy field before using it to their full advantage as they threw past the Calhoun Colts 30-7 to stay unbeaten in Conference II play.
     Kyle "Mark Sanchez" Zahradka tossed for 239 yards as he connected with five different receivers.  He only had two touchdowns but easily could have had four or five as his precision throws cut the wind in half which made all the difference for the Hawks offense.  Jesse "Driving Ace" Milonas added four more catches, and an interception on defense, to his growing resume. He also had a crucial 30 yard grab for a score just before the half.  Steven "Big Plays" Marino tacked on two for 89 yards.  Vinny "The Return of the Strut" Maye had a slick catch and carry that went for 29 yards. Giuliano "Get It Spelled Here the Right Way!" Bove had two catches for 35 yards and Rob "Under the Radar" Miotto had a 24 yard touchdown via the air as well as a one yard rushing plunge as he continues to do it all on offense, defense and special teams (2 Punt Returns for 44).
     One week after the ground and pound dismantling of Wantagh, the rushing attack spread the wealth as a nice complement to the air assault as nine different ball carriers got their chance to shine.  Rob "Greased Lightning" Zorn, who gets more elusive each week, super-balled his way to another 'how did he do that' touchdown from 25 yards out.  Zahradka added 17 yards, Bove added five yards and a score, Miotto only had two yards but he scored, Rob "The Great Gazoo" Annunziata had 23 yards, Mike "C-Lo" Locicero had 25 yards, John "The Speedster" Humrich had six yards, Chris "Rigatoni" Dente and Joe "Cleat Face" Desimone also had positive yards as Desimone after a long wait finally got to return the favor to Calhoun.
     On defense, Peter "Fitness Class Rules!" Nicholls (6 Tackles) and Drew "The Heart and Soul of the Hawks" Zahradka (7 Tackles) both had sacks to go along with a great day in the trenches.  Zorn ( 7 Tackles), Annunziata (5 Tackles), Locicero (5 Tackles), Ron "Pulp Fiction" Blanc (5 Tackles) and James "Quasi-Moto" Pangallo (3 Tackles) led the way.
     Also on defense, Bove had the 'play' as his tide turning interception eventually swung the score to 18-0 when it could have easily been 12-6.  It was, and is, the example of the old addage 'stars make big plays', something the Hawks have been doing a lot of lately.
     The Hawks march into Mepham next week before concluding the regular season at home the following week.  Game time returns to 1:30PM.
 
Trampled Underfoot
   
     For the first time since 2008, the Seahawks find themselves in the Conference II first place Catbird Seat after dismantling the Wantagh Warriors 30-0 in an unexpected lopsided matchup of previously unbeatens.
     This one got ugly fast, or pretty depending on whose side you were on, as the Hawks stifling defense parlayed great field position into four scores on the first four offensive possessions.  Five different backs rumbled for a season high 331 yards on 47 carries led by Rob "The Battering Ram" Zorn as the vaunted Spread Offense proved once and for all that it is not just an air attack.  Zorn's career day of 200 yards on 23 carries was highlighted by six different runs of 15 yards or more as he proved you don't have to be fast when you can simply trample defenders underfoot as he left a wake of Warriors splattered on the Wantagh turf.  And when he wasn't dishing out punishment, Kyle "Zero Dodgeball Titles!" Zahradaka coyly stuck the pigskin in his back pocket as he rushed for another solid day as he gained 79 yards on 11 carries.  He also had a few nice tosses to keep the offensive momentum going when he needed it as he connected with Steven "I Catch Everybody's Passes" Marino who had two grabs for 40 yards and another interception on defense.  Vinny "Get out of My Chair!" Maye also had a catch as did Jesse "Mr. Reliable" Milonas who now leads the team with 10 catches as all facets of the 'O' were hitting on all cylinders.
     Not to be outdone by his Junior peers Giuliano "Can Anybody Spell This Kid's Name?" Bove, despite only rushing for 18 yards had without a doubt the play of the game as he found himself jammed up on a 3rd and Goal play only to completely reverse his field and scoot untouched into the far left part of the end zone to give the Hawks a 21-0 lead.  For all intents and purposes, it was the so-called backbreaker as the Hawks defense fed off the burst to neutralize the Warriors offense and post their second shutout of the year to help raise their record to 5-0.
     Big plays on defense were turned in by Zorn (9 tackles), John "Lance Armstrong" Daddino (9 tackles) as his rehabbed ankle was back in business after some bike therapy, Drew "The Player-Coach" Zahradka (8 tackles), Ron "Pulp" Blanc, Tom "The Grocer" Opitz who had a dazzling sack for a 12 yard loss, and Andrew "Little Gent" Gentile, Rob "Hockey Puck" Annunziata, James "David Tyree" Pangallo, Chris "Bird Man" Theodorou, who as always dedicates his efforts to the Silver Fox, Chris "Creamy or Al" Dente, and Mike "Bug Eyes" Locicero who contributed yet another solid showing on the unheralded Special Teams Squad.
     The First Place Seahawks return home this Saturday October 16th as they host the Calhoun Colts at a probable game time start of 2:00PM due to the PSAT's.  Please check back later in the week for an official start time.
    
 
Seahawks Crush Cougars
 
     One week removed from their emotional win over crosstown rival Garden City, the high flying Hawks deftly avoided the so called 'let-down' game as they cruised to 4-0 in Conference II play after besting the Bellmore JFK Cougars 45-27.
     In a game that saw eight touchdown passes and 72 points combined it was Kyle "Go Get Your Own Office" Zahradka who made the statement about who was the man as he passed (267 Yards) and rushed (93 yards) for career highs as he factored in on five of the seven Seahawk touchdowns.   
    Five different receivers: Steven "Sorry Princi You're Not Getting Him Back :)" Marino (2 catches for 99 Yds ), Jesse "Rob" Milonas (4 catches for 79 Yds), Giuliano "Paisan" Bove (4 catches for 81 Yds), Rob "My-Otta" Miotto (1 catch) and Jake "All My TD's Are Called Back" Robison benefitted from Zahradka's excellence.
     After swapping stalled drives Rob "The Florida Flash" Zorn staked the Hawks to a 6-0 first quarter lead when he bounced and buoyed his way through traffic for a 37 yard burst.  Taking over at the Cougars 33 the Hawks pushed the lead to 12-0 following Bove's first TD grab on a twenty yarder with 9:47 on the clock.  To the Cougars credit they than began to periodically answer the bell as well as they cut it to 12-7 after an impressive six minute drive. Not to be outdone Zahradka posted a 3 for 4 in the air before rumbling in from five yards out to make it 18-7 as the PAT team found themselves stuck in neutral.  Like a good Arena football game the Cougars quickly responded with their own 40 yarder with just 23 seconds in the half to make it 18-14.
     Old school purists would have sat on the four point lead but the Spread Seahawks do things a little differently as two more threaded zips moved them 63 yards in 11 seconds as Zahradka and Bove hooked up from 50 yards out to restore the two score lead as the teams headed to the half.
     The Hawks defense then posted an important stop on the Cougars opening third quarter drive before they commenced on a whopping 18 play 86 yard drive that culminated in a clutch 4th down 17 yard TD catch by Milonas to put the Hawks ahead 32-14.
     Heading to the fourth the Cougars found success in the air again to slice the score to 32-21 as their ground attack was neutralized by Zorn (13 tackles), Bove (9 tackles) and Mike "The Hammer" Locicero (6 tackles) who filled in nicely in his linebacker debut.
     Sensing a need to put the pesky Cougars away once an for all Zahradka scrambled a la Vick before sending a laser up the right sideline where Marino appeared to have a safe 20 yard gain but instead he turned on a dime and blazed his way up the sideline to regain the three score lead at 38-21.
     Three plays later Marino did the deed on defense as he flipped an errant pass into a left sideline dash as he went 76 yards with the interception to put the bow on this one.
     The win sets up another gem next week as the Hawks travel to Wantagh for a battle of 4-0 unbeatens.  Game time is 3:00PM due to the SAT's.
    
    
 
 
Seahawks Trip Up Trojans
 
          Playing in front of their usual raucous crowd while enjoying an added bonus of having MSG Varsity in the house filming the game, the Seahawks made a huge Conference II statement as they thoroughly outplayed the reigning champs Garden City 26-14 to move their own home winning streak to 15 while snapping the Trojans overall 14 game winning streak.
     The win moves their record to 3-0 as the Hawks have now out-scored their opponents 98-34 to set the pace in the Conference II title chase.  This one was all about capitalizing on mistakes, a trait made famous by the Trojans who have dominated the Conference for nearly a quarter century.  But on this day it was the Seahawks who took advantage of five Trojan trip-ups, two of which led to second half scores, that ultimately held up as the winning margin. 
     Turnovers aside, the Hawks powerful ground and pound rushing attack that dabbled inside and outside and their limited but precise passing attack would still have been enough as they baffled and bullied the Trojans defense up front for most of the game.  That, coupled with a hard hitting, disciplined defense and you have the makings of a real good football team, something the Hawks are, and plan on improving upon each and every week.
     This one started off harmlessly enough as both teams stalled on their first drive.  Taking over from their own 39 late in the first quarter the Hawks struck it big on first down when Kyle "Mr. TV" Zahradka connected with Jesse "James" Milonas (2 catches-70 yards) on a stop and go route for a 33 yard gain to put the Hawks deep in Trojan territory.  Three plays later Giuliano "Jules" Bove caught the outside edge and scampered 23 yards for the 7-0 lead.  The teams then played trade the turnover as the Hawks pried loose the pigskin on the ensuing kickoff only to see it returned via the interception as Zahradka was hit during the throw.  The end of the quarter momentarily delayed the sequence but when the teams returned so did the miscues as the Trojans, pinned deep in their zone, watched helplessly as four Hawk defenders executed a perfect grip and strip forcing a fumble that they parlayed into a first and ten at the 14.  Two plays later it was 14-0 after John "Mr. Newsday" Daddino bullied his way five yards for the score.
     The Trojans finally got some momentum of their own late in the half when they turned good field position in two consecutive field goals to make it 14-6 as the teams headed to the 'tunnel.'
     Maintaining their momentum, the Trojans caught another break when they intercepted the opening pass of the third quarter which led to a game tying score and created the proverbially 'new game.'
     Showing the poise that big games over the past several years have helped create, the Hawks, without any trepidation, slowly but surely righted the ship as they began a march downfield moving the ball 50 yards to move deep into GC's Red Zone.  And despite the Hawks coughing up the ball at the 20 the progress re-affirmed the Hawks confidence.  That confidence then led to the play of the game when Bove, dropping into pass coverage from his outside linebacker spot, adeptly snagged an intended pass then slithered his way past a Trojan receiver/defender to go 23 yards with the go ahead interception return.  A missed PAT, which played a factor in last year's game, ensued to make it 20-14 as the teams headed to the final stanza.
     Showing an uncharacteristic flair for the dramatics, the Trojans attempted their custom made fake quick kick pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, a play that has hurt the Hawks in the past, only to see it safely land into the awaiting arms of Jake "The Snake" Robison who promptly brought it back ten yards to set up a first and ten at the 39.  From there, with the lead, it was back to basics as Daddino rumbled on the first three carries to move the ball to the 25 before the Hawks got their exclamation point as Rob "The Wrecking Ball" Zorn pin-balled his way through nearly half a dozen defenders on his way to a crowd pumping touchdown dash to make it 26-14 as the two point try came up short.
     A crucial three and out on defense was then needed and that is exactly what the Hawks got as they swarmed to the ball forcing a punt.  The big play on the quick defensive stand was turned in by big Ron " I Love Orange Juice" Blanc who registered his first career sack.  Not to be outdone though, fellow lineman Drew "You should be playing Baseball!" Zahradka made one of his six tackles on the crucial third down as GC looked like they were going to make a first down.  Other huge contributions on the defense came from Zorn (10 tackles), Daddino (8 tackles), Steven "Soccer" Marino (5 tackles), Peter "In the Trenches" Nicholls (5 tackles) and Mike "M-LO" Locicero who had a last second interception to bottle up the stat page and set the stage for a wild celebration as the Hawks and the rest of the Carey community reveled in the win.
     The Hawks will briefly enjoy this one and refocus and reload as they now head to Bellmore JFK and Wantagh for a two game road trip as they look to polish up their game as they move along the 2010 season with some well deserved confidence.
 
Seahawks Rout Roslyn
 
     The high octane Hawks picked up from where they left off in week one by routing an in over their heads Roslyn club 34-0 to move to 2-0 on the season.
     This one got ugly in a hurry as the Hawks, after posting a three an out on defense which was aided by a Drew Zahradka sack, took advantage of great field position at the Bulldogs 28 where Kyle Zahradka then lasered the pigskin to the front right corner of the end zone into the waiting arms of Jake Robison for a 7-0 lead. 
     On the ensuing kickoff, Chris "The Silver Fox" Theodorou found himself at the right place at the right time as he scooped up a fumbled kickoff return and cruised into the end zone for a 14-0 lead just three and half minutes into the game.  After a turnover on downs, the Hawks went back to work again as Zahradka spied his rookie deep threat Steven Marino for a 39 yard TD catch to make it 21-0.
     After another botched kickoff return the Bulldogs found themselves pinned deep which led to a quick three and out before Rob Zorn decided to join the fun as he took the Seahawks 32 yards out of 43 yards on the drive before barreling in from four yards out to make it 28-0 just seconds into the second quarter.
     John Daddino wrapped up the scoring from there as he chiseled out a two yard run after the Hawks found themselves in a red zone starting point yet again. The failed PAT made it 34-0 as it stood up as the only blemish in the two quarter blitzkrieg.
     The Hawks now enjoy several extra days rest before the next contest which should easily be the game of the week as the Hawks welcome Garden City to the Carey Crazy Dome for a Conference II grudge match.  Game time is set for 1:30PM on September 25th.
 
Seahawks Topple Gladiators in Opener
 
     Before yet another Carey crazy standing room only capacity crowd the Seahawks broke the seal on the 2010 campaign with a 38-20 thumping of district rival New Hyde Park.
     The well balanced Seahawks received contributions from nearly every player as the offense, defense and special teams hit on all cylinders as this opener couldn't have been scripted any better.
     Offensively, eight different Hawks rumbled for 194 yards on the ground led by Rob Zorn's 50 yards and Giuliano Bove's two nine yard rushing scores.  In the air six different Hawks got to play catch with quarterback Kyle Zahradka, who was more than effective by going 6 for 12 for 118 yards and two TD tosses.  John Daddino, in his return to the gridiron, snagged a 15 yarder for one score to go with a two yard rushing touchdown and former soccer standout turned grid kid Steven Marino hauled in the big fish of the day as he outraced Gladiator defenders en route to a 55 yard catch and carry score.  He also had an earlier 68 yarder called back on an illegal motion penalty.
     On defense, an amazing 29 different players contributed tackles. They were led by Tom Opitz, in his return to football after missing a year due to concussion issues, who had six tackles and a sack.  Zorn also had six and a sack.  Nick Vilchez, in his organized football debut, had five tackles as did Mike Locicero.  Rob Miotto, Marino, Rob Altun, Peter Nicholls and Peter Vario all had four tackles.  Joe "Cleat Face" Desimone had a jarring monster hit on kickoff coverage to force a fumble that was ably recovered by Peter Conte.  It was the first of three recoveries as two others came through a solid special teams performance that really couldn't have been better.  Andrew DiLeonardo and James Pangallo each took part in a blocked punt and subsequent loose ball recovery.  Both of which set up scores as the Hawks rumbled to a 38-0 third quarter lead before calling off the dogs.  Marino's fine day also saw him go a perfect five for five on PAT's with a 33 yard field goal to boot.
     The 1-0 Seahawks take to the road for the first time next Thursday as the shortened prep week sees them head to Roslyn for the first time in several years.  Game time is set for 4:00PM.

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Date

Time

Opponent 

Result

Saturday September 11

1:30PM

NEW HYDE PARK

Win 38-20

Thursday September 16

4:00PM

at Roslyn

Win 34-0

Saturday September 25

1:30PM

GARDEN CITY

Win 26-14

Saturday October 2

1:30PM

at Bellmore JFK

Win 45-27

Saturday October 9

3:00PM

at Wantagh

Win 30-0

Saturday October 16

2:00PM

CALHOUN

Win 30-7

Saturday October 23

1:30PM

at Mepham

Win 35-0

Saturday October 30

1:30PM

ELMONT

Win 43-13

Saturday November 6

3:00PM Quarters

WESTBURY

Win 42-9

Saturday November 13

1:00PM Semis

MEPHAM

Win 45-7

Saturday November 20

12:30PM Finals

GARDEN CITY

Lose 27-6

FINAL OFFENSIVE STATS
School Records In Yellow

Passing

Completions

Attempts

Yards

TD-INT

Long % Avg.

Zahradka, Kyle

82

155

1,796

21--13

72 53 21.9

Locicero, Mike

0

1

0

0--1

Bove, Giuliano

2

3

67

1--0

Rushing

Carries

Yards

TD's

Long

Zorn, Rob

89

644

6

37

Daddino, John

29

159

7

9

Bove, Giuliano

52

244

10

60

Miotto, Rob

21

109

1

Zahradka, Kyle

49

288

3

Humrich, John

12

43

Locicero, Mike

21

59

Mejia, Fernando

7

3

Annunziata, Rob

31

91

1

Dente, Chris

1

1

Desimone, Joe

1

5

Receiving

Catches

Yards

TD's

Long

Avg.

Bove, Giuliano

8

175

3

50

21.8

Robison, Jake

10

175

2

29

17.5

Maye, Vinny

5

76

1

15.2

Milonas, Jesse

24

480

4

72

20.0

Marino, Steven

23

673

8

66

29.2

Daddino, John

2

16

1

8.0

Miotto, Rob

13

265

3

31

20.3

Kickoff Returns

#

Yards

TD's

Long

Dziubela, Mike

2

28

Maye, Vinny

2

8

Bove, Giuliano

2

111

1

91

Miotto, Rob

3

67

Gentile, Andrew

3

29

Theodorou, Chris

3

0

Punt Returns

#

Yards

TD's

Long

Fair Catches

Miotto, Rob

22

241

32

4

Punting

#

Yards

Average

Long

Marino, Steven

19

577

30.3

Locicero, Mike

1

30

30.0

Zahradka, Kyle

2

68

34.0

Kicking

PAT/Attempts

FGM/FGA

Long

Touchbacks

Marino, Steven

32--47

3--5

33

8

Vilchez, Nick

1--1

FINAL DEFENSIVE STATS

Player

Tackles

Sacks/Yards

Ints/Yards

Fumb./Yards

3

Maye, Vinny

6

1

4

Annunziata, Rob

24

1

5

Miotto, Rob

33

0.5

2(1)

6

Oswald, Matt

1

7

Locicero, Mike

43

1

9

Vilchez, Nick

10

10

Dziubela, Mike

5

11

Zahradka, Kyle

1

14

Marino, Steven

26

0.5

3(76,0,47TD)

18

DeSimone, Joe

9

20

Bove, Giuliano

28

3-(23,32,34)TD

21

Robison, Jake

16

1-(10)

22

Dente, Chris

7

24

Daddino, John

66

1

1(28)

1

27

Mejia, Fernando

10

33

Conte, Peter

3

1

38

Humrich, John

1

40

Theodorou, Chris

25

1(TD)

42

Zorn, Rob

84

1.5

3

43

Eymold, Eddie

1

44

DiLeonardo, Andrew

5

45

Riveros, Nick

48

50

Marrerro, Mike

Jules, Claude

5

2

51

Samson, Craig

3

1

52

Pizzuto, Vinny

1

53

DeAlmeida, Chris

54

Ciaccio, Sal

5

55

Altun, Rob

7

57

O'Connell, Dan

15

1(25)

61

Lucito, Matt

2

1

62

Turcic, Tim

4

63

Zahradka, Drew

55

3(-14)

1

64

Fineo, Jon

13

1(-3)

67

Blanc, Ron

39

1(-3)

71

Levandoski, Kenny

1

72

LaRosa, Joe

4

73

Nicholls, Peter

21

1(-5)

74

Vario, Peter

10

1

76

Romanello, Nick

77

Nagy, Sean

5

78

Opitz, Tom

51

3.5(-18)

1

79

Magennis, Dan

Wagner, Robert

2

82

Milonas, Jesse

25

3(14,41,14)

83

Gentile, Andrew

18

85

Jenik, Matt

3

86

Pangallo, James

20

2

88

Motto, Dan

 
2009 Game Summaries
Hofstra Heartbreak!
 
       In one of the most compelling, exciting high school football games in recent memory, 3,000+ fans were treated to a gem that they will be talking about for years.  Unfortunately for the 2009 Carey Seahawks the breaks and bounces didn't fall their way enough as they lost an absolute heartbreaker 21-19 to their long time nemesis the Garden City Trojans in the Nassau County Conference II Semi-Finals at Hofstra University.
       In years gone by a matchup against an undefeated, number one ranked team in all of Nassau County that had only allowed three points in nine games would have been enough to make the Hawks wilt.  But despite this being the portfolio of the 2009 Trojans, the Seahawks of 2009 were not one bit intimidated.  If they played their game they could, and would beat anybody, Garden City included.
     That resolve appeared to shine through first at the 6:33 mark of the opening quarter when Matt "Rocky" Svoboda sprinted from the outside edge to block a Trojans punt giving the Hawks a first and ten at the 23 yard line.  Two stuffed runs, and an incomplete pass left the Hawks staring at a 4th and 9 which fortuitously became a first down when a pass interference penalty went the Hawks way.  Four plays later the Hawks found themselves with another fourth down decision, this time at the three yard line where the move to the Wildcat formation resulted with Greg "Thorp!" D'Arienzo diving with what appeared to be a first down at the one.  Instead it set up a chain of events that became the first non-break when D'Arienzo appeared to have his knee down just as the ball was pried loose only to see the play not blown dead.  The Trojans pounced on it at the three and were rewarded possession as there were obviously no Red Replay flags available to Coach Stanley like you see at NFL games.  Still reeling from the turnover, things got worse for the Hawks as a quick count caught them flatfooted as they watched the Trojans weave their way to a 97 yard gut-shot touchdown run that completely swiped the momentum as the Trojans went up 7-0.
       To the Hawks credit they engineered another red zone drive as Kyle "The Comedian" Zahradka (2 carries, 33 yards), Rob "Super Soph" Zorn (14 carries, 64 yards) and D'Arienzo (29 carries, 112 yards) moved the ball 58 yards on the ground setting up a 3rd and 2 at the 7 as the action moved into the second quarter.  Adjusting as usual at the line, the Hawks took it outside on a D'Arienzo stretch run and appeared to be the first visitors in Trojan paydirt.  The subsequent touchdown also found one of those yellow hankies sitting on the turf.  The questionable holding call negated the touchdown which led to a failed drive after the next two plays came up short of the end zone, and just like that break number two went against the Hawks.
     The teams traded three and outs after that with the Hawks drive ending when a pass to Jake "The Snake" Robison was ruled incomplete despite him clearly catching the ball close to two yards in bounds near the Trojans 31 yard line as the GC sideline 'persuaded' the bad call.
       Seizing the momentum yet again from that break, the Trojans got their own ground game going as they pushed forward on three consecutive first downs to land in Hawks territory.  Two good stops by the Hawks run defense of Mike "Piner" Lisi, Al "Gutsy" Gentile, Jon "Tiki" Andrade, Drew "The Other Comedian" Zahradka and Kyle "Moccassins" Petersen and a holding call on third down forced the Trojans into a third and long.  With the wind at their back a suspected 'quick kick' by the Trojans seemed to arrive only to see it become another huge deflater for the Hawks as a reverse fake off the 'quick kick' look turned into a first down at the Hawks 25.  Five plays later the Trojans scored to go up 13-0 as the half was coming to a close.  More significantly the Hawks hustle led to a block of the PAT as they finally got their first break however small it may have been.
       Taking over at their own 30 with right around a minute to play the Hawks could have taken the safe route and gone into the half down just two scores.  Figuring that the Trojans would receive the ball to start the second half the Seahawk Staff chose to be aggressive.  A 20 yard run on first down by Zorn got the ball to midfield as the clock dipped to 29 seconds.  Two incomplete passes followed leading to third down with 16 seconds remaining before IT finally happened as Zahradka hit D'Arienzo on a post route.  While coming down after leaping, D'Arienzo shifted in the air to elude the covering man before a great downfield block sprung him for the first score against the Trojans defense.  As with the Trojans last PAT attempt, the Hawks PAT also failed leaving them still down seven at 13-6 as the teams headed to the half.
       Choosing the wind over the ball the Trojans decided to kickoff to start the second half, a decision that went well for the Hawks immediately as Zorn, who cut right in front of D'Arienzo, steamrolled 40 yards to give the Hawks possession at Garden City's 46 yard line.  Another D'Arienzo only drive like the one seen in the previous game splintered the Trojans defense as his last run from 4 yards out followed up with Kyle "Jeter" DeMeo's successful PAT tied it at 13-13 at the 7:05 mark of the third quarter.
     The breaks kept coming from there as Joe "Pizza Hut All-American :)" Rando recovered a Trojans fumble on the next drive that was stripped by the ubiquitous Rob Zorn at the Hawks 46 yard line.  To their credit the Trojans stifled the Hawks forcing a three and out punt into the wind that travelled only 21 yards.
     The Trojans then got back on track as they moved forward on two first downs and a penalty to get to the Hawks 24 yard line.  Buckling down on defense the Hawks forced a huge 3rd and 7 play that would become the dagger that sealed the Hawks fate.  A well timed blitz freed up Zorn at linebacker who dropped the hammer on the GC QB who floated a balloon pass to the end zone where the swirling winds twisted and turned the pigskin behind the Hawks defensive secondary where it agonizingly landed into the receiver's hands for the go ahead 20 yard score.  Following up their earlier back to back breaks in the first quarter, the overzealous Hawks PAT coverage committed an offsides infraction that gave the Trojans a chance to run the PAT in instead which they did for the two score-eight point lead at 21-13.
     Another three and out resulted for the Hawks but D'Arienzo's wind aided 52 yard punt pinned the Trojans deep who played it safe before punting it back to the Hawks with 7:06 to play.
      Keeping it on the ground a dominating Hawks O-Line pushed their way right up the field as the Hawks running trio of D'Arienzo, Zahradka and Zorn paved their way before D'Arienzo's third score and 27th of the season got the Hawks within two at 21-19.  For the Hawks it would be their final successful play of the year as Zorn was tackled on the two point attempt to keep it at 21-19.
    And so, a failed onside attempt and an unfriendly clock that wound down too fast completed the great but just not good enough season for a spectacular group of Seahawk athletes.
     For the 2009 Seahawks the loss will sting for awhile but knowing they left it all on the field will be the true definition of their character.  It may not mean much to them now but it will in the future as this team inspired so many in the Carey Community.
     Congratulations to all of the Seniors: David Nieves, Chris Nieves, Mike Tripodi, Oscar Rodriguez, Jeff Pierre-Louis, Matt Svoboda, Scott Bradshaw, Greg D'Arienzo, Sal Manzo, Kyle Petersen, Keith Dominguez, Mike Babich, Joe Rando, Connor Nagy, Al Gentile, Pat Castel, Mike Lisi, Iv Malka, Zach Ris, Brian Lima, Lazaro Sepulveda, Chris D'Agostino, Paul Collazo, Mike Zito on a stellar career. (Apologies if I missed anyone) Know that you were only the second class in Carey history to go to the Hofstra Turf in back to back seasons.  Congrats to Mike Lisi, Al Gentile and Greg D'Arienzo for not only earning All-County recognition but for being the only three Carey Athletes to ever go to Hofstra three times.
      Thank you to the Dads Club, the Carey Crazies and the rest of the student body, friends and alumni for their support this season.
     And lastly, a huge thank you to all of the parents for supporting the team and welcoming all of us, players and coaches alike, into so many of your homes this past season.
November 13, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Garden City 7 6 0 8 21
Carey 0 6 7 6 19
Scoring: GC � Fischer 97 run (DiBona kick) GC � Jahelka 4 run (Kick blocked) C � D�Arienzo 50 pass from Zahradka (Kick failed) C � D�Arienzo 4 run (DeMeo kick) GC � Dachille 20 pass from Montgomery (Jahelka run) C � D�Arienzo 6 run (Run failed)
Highlights: Garden City 21, Carey 19: Kevin Dachille scored on a 20-yard pass from Matt Montgomery and Steve Jahelka ran in the two-point conversion to give Garden City (10-0) a 21-13 lead with 10:42 left in the fourth quarter. It was the first time all season Garden City was in a tie game in the fourth quarter. Greg D'Arienzo answered with a 6-yard run with 3:00 left for Carey to cut Garden City's lead to 21-19, but the Trojans stopped Carey's two-point conversion. Garden City advances to the Conference II title game next Friday at Hofstra.
 
Friday Night Lights!
 
     In one of the greatest individual efforts ever seen in a Carey Football uniform, Greg "Thorp" D'Arienzo singlehandedly willed his teammates down the 'Turnpike' as his 201 yards rushing, 74 yards receiving and four touchdowns was just what the doctor ordered as the Seahawks exploded for 28 unanswered points en route to a 35-21 payback win over the MacArthur Generals in the opening round of the Nassau County Conference II playoffs.
     With the win the Hawks punched their third straight ticket to Hofstra following in the footsteps of the 2008 and 2007 Big Four Champions clubs, and not coincidentally it will be D'Arienzo's, and fellow Captains Al "Bulldog" Gentile and Mike "Help Me With My Belt" Lisi's third trip as well.  Together they provided the grit that had been missing in the past two weeks when they lost to both Garden City and MacArthur. 
     Early on however, the Hawks were still searching for an answer despite getting several defenders back from injury as they allowed MacArthur to go 52 yards in just three plays to post a 7-0 lead.  A failed nine play drive was followed by a quick three and out on defense that gave the Hawks good field position at their own 43 with just over two minutes in the first.  Keeping it on the ground the Hawks used three different backs to get in the Red Zone before D'Arienzo rushed the last one in from 19 yards out to make it 7-6 as Kyle "Jeter" DeMeo's PAT was blocked.
     Instead of grabbing the game by the throat the Hawks defense stumbled again allowing the Generals to score on their next drive to make it 14-6 at 6:09.  But unlike the previous weeks when they failed to respond, the Hawks hit on all cylinders as the line blew open holes for the charged up D'Arienzo who carried the ball 19 times in a row before burrowing home the equalizer and the two point conversion as the Tuba guy and his buddies took to the field for halftime.
     Coming out for the second half, the Seahawk swagger was back and if you spent too much time buying pretzels at the Dads Club shack then you missed the 21 point blitzkrieg that followed.  Fifty five seconds into the second half Kyle "Get Out of My Chair!" Zahradka connected with a streaking D'Arienzo who flew past a helpless linebacker as he caught and carried the pigskin 74 yards to make it 21-14.  After another three and out it was lucky play number two of the drive again as D'Arienzo danced his way for 50 yards and more paydirt to make it 28-14.  The fired up defense then pitched another three and out before D'Arienzo finally let someone else play with his football as Jake "Here's to You Mr." Robison took another Zahradka laser 65 more yards to push the lead to an insurmountable 35-14 margin with just over three minutes left in the third. 
     Well ahead in the fourth it was all about getting after the quarterback as several defenders got to make their own impact on their home field finale as both Lazaro "Gym Class QB of the Year" Sepulveda and Joe "Gaborik" Rando registered sacks.  Also bringing down Generals ball carriers were Iv "Levy" Malka, Jeff "Nice Birthday Crown" Pierre-Louis and Andrew "Get 'Em Choppin' DiLeonardo who kept the Hawks focused late in the game just before closing time.  Great Job!
     With just one day to enjoy and savor the win the Hawks get back to work on Monday as they prepare for the biggest test of the year as they will next face the undefeated Garden City Trojans in the next round.  That Semi-Final game will be Friday November 13th at 4:00 OR 4:30PM.  Please check with Newsday this week to confirm.
November 7, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Carey 0 14 21 0 35
MacArthur 7 7 0 7 21
Scoring: M: Kubik 44 pass from McQuail (Adams kick) C: D'Arienzo 19 run (kick failed) M: Ellers 3 run (Adams kick) C: D'Arienzo 1 run (D'Arienzo run) C: D'Arienzo 74 pass from Zahradka (DeMeo kick) C: D'Arienzo 50 run (DeMeo kick) C: Robeson 65 pass from Zahradka (DeMeo kick) M: McQuail 3 run (Adams kick)
Highlights: Carey 35, MacArthur 21: Greg D'Arienzo ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries and had a 74-yard touchdown reception to lead No. 4 Carey in the Conference II quarterfinals.
Passing
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 3/6 for 139 yards, 2 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 1 receptions for 74 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Jesse Milonas 1 receptions for 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Jake Robeson 1 receptions for 65 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 34 attempts for 201 yards, 3 TDs, 0 PAT
Giuliano Bove 2 attempts for 19 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 3 attempts for 16 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 1 attempt for 3 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Kicking
Carey
Kyle DeMeo , FGs: 0/0, PAT: 3/4, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
Carey
Kyle Petersen 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Joe Rando 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Lazaro Sepulveda 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
 
 
Generals Court Marshall Hawks
 
         Still reeling from the physical and mental drain of the Garden City game the Seahawks came out as flat as four month old Coca-Cola and never recovered from an early 14-0 first quarter deficit as they dropped their season finale 21-7 to the MacArthur Generals.
         Fortunately the loss didn't cost the Hawks a home playoff game as they hung on to enough power points in the standings to earn the number four seed playoff seed as they get an immediate opportunity to get another crack at MacArthur next Saturday November 7 at 1:30PM in the 4 vs 5 game.
         As for this MacArthur contest it was bad from the get-go as the Generals bullied their way 72 yards in over six minutes before a slick inside reverse shovel pass put them ahead 7-0 at the 5:55 mark.  On the ensuing kickoff a wind blown floater got Hawk return guys twisted and turned and unable to field it cleanly as the Generals recovered the kick.  Eight plays later it was 14-0 and the Hawks offense hadn't even seen the field.
         Finally with 1:58 on the clock in the first the Hawks offense got a chance.  With Greg D'Arienzo leading the rushing attack the Hawks quickly moved into Generals territory.  After a sack the Hawks went Wildcat with D'Arienzo at QB where his deep ball attempt on 3rd and 14 was intercepted to end the drive. 
     After a big fourth down stop midway in the second the Hawks again drove into Generals country, but on the 11th play of the drive another sack deflated the drive and the teams headed to the lockers for the half.
     Feeding off the last drive of the first half the Hawks went 68 yards in 6:55 on 14 plays of the third as D'Arienzo picked up yet another touchdown, his 20th, on a five yard run to cut the lead to 14-7.  In addition to D'Arienzo's 20th TD he also surpassed the 1,000 yard mark rushing as his 28 for 153 yard day now registers him in at 166 for 1001 on the season.  Congratulations!
     Cutting the lead was impressive but it also took a huge chunk of time off the clock.  The ensuing MacArthur drive would have to be answered if the Hawks were to make a run.  Keeping it on the ground early in their drive pushed play into the fourth quarter, then with a big third down a slip in the defensive secondary left a General receiver wide open where he jogged in with another score to move the lead back to 14.
     Two late drives by the Hawks fell short and the disappointing day was finally over.  As always however with any playoff season its all about being 0-0 and forgetting the first season.  The Seahawks will quickly do that as they head home to the cozy confines of Marc Martone Field where the Carey Crazies and a very supportive community will hopefully give them the boost they need to get back on the Championship track.
October 31, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at MacArthur 14 0 0 7 21
Carey 0 0 7 0 7
Scoring: M: Gay 15 pass from McQuail (Adams kick) M: McQuail 13 run (Adams kick) C: D'Arienzo 5 run (DeMeo kick) M: Kubik 47 pass from McQuail (Adams kick)
Highlights: MacArthur 21, Carey 7: Nick McQuail was 9 of 14 passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns and his 47-yard TD pass to Dan Kubik made it 21-7 with 10:30 left in the fourth quarter for MacArthur (5-3) in Conference II. Greg D'Arienzo scored on a 5-yard run for Carey (5-3) to make it 14-7 with 4:00 left in the third. Joe Giametta had 12 tackles for MacArthur. Brendan Gay caught a 15-yard TD pass and McQuail ran for 13-yard TD in the first quarter for MacArthur. Brett Ellers had 94 yards on 18 carries.
Passing
MacArthur
Nick McQuail (QB) 9/14 for 119 yards, 2 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 1/5 for 7 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int
Greg D'Arienzo 0/1 for 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT, 1 Int

Receiving
MacArthur
Brendan Gay 1 receptions for 15 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Mike Scro 2 receptions for 16 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Dan Kubik (WR) 4 receptions for 75 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Dan Ingram 1 receptions for 12 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Carey
Jake Robeson 1 receptions for 7 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
MacArthur
Brett Ellers 18 attempts for 94 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Nick McQuail (QB) 8 attempts for 29 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Brendan Gay 6 attempts for 26 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Tom Joyce 3 attempts for 9 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 28 attempts for 153 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 3 attempts for 13 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 3 attempts for 3 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Kicking
Carey
Kyle DeMeo , FGs: 0/0, PAT: 1/1, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
MacArthur
Nick McQuail (QB) 1 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Dan Arboleda 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Joe Gonong 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Carey
Matt Svoboda 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
 
 
Trojans Too Much for Hawks 
 
     Two late first half scores, costly penalties, and a couple of turnovers was all number one ranked Garden City needed as they shutout the Hawks 28-0 before a 3,000+ capacity home crowd to remain unbeaten.
     For the Hawks the loss was doubly troubling as they lost not only the game in which they never really got going but several players to injury as they dropped back into third place behind Garden City and Wantagh with one to play.
     Greg D'Arienzo, who saw his consecutive games touchdown scoring streak stopped at eight dating back to last year, was the sole offensive weapon with 68 yards on 14 carries.  Greg also launched a career high 79 yard punt early in the first quarter.
     On defense Rob Zorn (14) and Jon Andrade (13) combined for 27 tackles as the Trojans ran away from Mike Lisi every chance they got.  D'Arienzo and Kyle Petersen also added eight tackles apiece.
     The Hawks will look to regroup and get healthy as soon as possible as they wrap up their regular season next week at MacArthur.  Game time is 1:30PM.
 
Dirty Dozen for Seahawks
 
      Twelve straight times opponents have entered Marc Martone field, and twelve straight times they have left scratching their heads searching for an answer on how to solve the Hawks home dominance.  Homecoming '09 was more of the same as the Seahawks pitched an egg in a 21-0 blanking over the Levittown Division Blue Dragons to remain unbeaten at home dating back to September of 2007.
     The win moves the Hawks record to 5-1 as they next travel crosstown to meet long time nemesis Garden City in a sure to be grudge match that will determine Conference II supremacy as both teams gear up for the playoffs.
     Before getting there the Hawks needed to take care of a pesky Dragons team that brought some punch to the day's festivities as they always seem to bring out the muscle in any gridiron affair.  Following the lead of their counterparts the Hawks offensive front five consisting of 'Iron' Mike Lisi, Al "The Gent" Gentile, Pat "You're Shot" Castel, Drew "The Offensive Line Coach" Zahradka and Mike "P.E. Leadership Rocks" Babich paved more holes for Greg "Booby Miles" D'Arienzo (17 Carries 166 Yards) to rumble through as he added two more touchdowns to his season totals including a spectacular 94 yard run that saw him slip four tacklers and get a great downfield block from Mike "The Space Trip" Tripodi.
     D'Arienzo's first quarter one yard TD run wrapped up an eight play 63 yard drive while his 94 yard scamper closed out a two play drive late in the third to sandwich Jesse "If You Don't Talk I Can't Give You a Nickname" Milonas' first career Touchdown grab, a four yarder from Kyle "Which Brother Are You" Zahradka who battled brisk temperatures to go 10 for 17 for 144 yards in the air one of which he completed to himself on a rare QB to QB batted ball reception.
     On defense Rob "Health Class is 3rd Period" Zorn registered a whopping 13 tackles while Jon "Tiki" Andrade (7), Oscar "O-Rod" Rodriguez (6), Kyle Petersen (6 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery), Jon "Big John" Fineo (6) and Gentile (6) all held the line for several injured starters.  Additionally they all pitched in to maintain a rock solid goal line stand late in the fourth to preserve the shutout.  Speaking of injuries, well wishes to Giuliano Bove on a speedy recovery from appendectomy surgery.
     The playoff bound Hawks wrap up the season slate at the aforementioned Garden City Trojans and at MacArthur before greeting a playoff opponent on November 7th.  One more win will clinch a home playoff game for the Hawks.
October 17, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Carey 7 7 7 0 21
Division 0 0 0 0 0
Scoring: C -- D'Arienzo 1 run (DeMeo kick) C -- Milonas 4 pass from Zahradka (DeMeo kick) C -- D'Arienzo 94 run (DeMeo kick)
Highlights: Carey 21, Division 0: Greg D'Arienzo rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for Carey (5-1) in Conference II. He also caught a pass for 17 yards, and made eight tackles. Kyle Zahradka was 10 of 17 for 144 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown to sophomore Jesse Milonas (three catches, 28 yards). It was Milonas' first career score. Rob Zorn led the defense with 13 tackles, and John Andrade had seven stops. Division is 3-3.
Passing
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 10/17 for 144 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 1 Int

Receiving
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 1 receptions for 17 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 1 receptions for 4 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Scott Bradshaw 3 receptions for 41 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Jesse Milonas 3 receptions for 28 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Jake Robeson 2 receptions for 54 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 17 attempts for 166 yards, 2 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 6 attempts for 18 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 6 attempts for 13 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Kicking
Carey
Kyle DeMeo , FGs: 0/0, PAT: 3/3, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
Carey
Matt Svoboda 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Kyle Petersen 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Jake Robeson 1 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
 
    
 
Trampled Underfoot
 
     With the legendary Carey Coach Marc "Rutgers Cup" Martone in the house, the Seahawks brought it old school rushing for over 250 yards as well as overcoming an early 10-point deficit as they rumbled to a 24-12 win over crosstown rival Elmont.
     The Hawks broke the seal on the first play of the game as a wind aided kickoff bounced wildly down to the two yard line where Mike "Buzz Lightyear" Tripodi performed the perfect grip and rip tackle to pry the ball free which kicked backwards into the end zone for a Seahawks safety and a 2-0 lead.
     On the ensuing kickoff the Spartans recovered their own wind aided boot to regain control which led to a 6-2 lead after three innings.  The Hawks next drive ended before it began as a bobbled snap resulted in six more for the Spartans to make it 12-2.
     Remaining composed the Hawks offense went to work as a 15 play/65 yard drive culminated in a 4th and 15 scoring strike from the 17 yard line to Giuliano "Card Tricks" Bove from Kyle "Soap on a Rope" Zahradka (14 Carries, 79 Yards) to get the Hawks within two 12-10 after the Rob "JV Assistant Coach" Zorn's two point conversion.
     After a Spartans three and out the Hawks revved up the engine again going 69 yards on ten plays before Greg "Sorry About the Flake Comment Grandma :)" D'Arienzo punched it in from one to give the Hawks their first lead at 16-12 heading into halftime.
     A little bit of tension struck in the third as the Hawks found themselves pinned deep in their own end before a D'Arienzo 12 yard punt actually travelled backwards in the air to give the Spartans a first and ten from the Seahawks 25.  Buckling down the Hawks unheralded defense led by linebackers Joe "Dreaming of a NYR Stanley Cup Parade" Rando (8 Tackles), Zorn (5 Tackles) and D-tackle Al "Big Al" Gentile (6 Tackles) quickly nixed the threat.
      Playing a little keep away the Hawks kept it on the ground for 16 plays but failed to score as the teams flipped ends with one quarter to go.
      A third double digit drive, this one covering 61 yards in 12 plays, ended with yet another D'Arienzo plunge as his mind boggling totals now rest at 17 scores in just five games.
     That score finalized the scoring summary as the Hawks exacted some revenge for last year's playoff defeat.  Sophomore Jesse "Quiet Guy" Milonas made sure of that as he intercepted two passes to quell the last two Elmont drives of the game.
     The second place Hawks return home next week for Homecoming as they welcome the Division Blue Dragons as they aim to go perfect at home for the third straight season.  Game time returns to 1:30PM.
October 10, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Carey 10 6 0 8 24
Elmont 12 0 0 0 12
Scoring: C -- Safety (Jermaine tackled in end zone) E -- Miller 1 run (pass failed) E -- Miller 40 run (run failed) C -- Bove 17 pass from Zahradka (Zorn run) C -- D'Arienzo 1 run (run failed) C -- D'Arienzo 5 run (D'Arienzo run)
Highlights: Carey 24, Elmont 12: Greg D'Arienzo scored on a 1-yard run with 3:11 left in the second quarter that culminated a 10-play, 69-yard drive that gave Carey (4-1) a 16-12 lead in Conference II. Kyle Zahradka connected with Giuliano Bove for a 17-yard TD pass on fourth-and-15 with 1:31 left in the first quarter to bring Carey within 12-10. D'Arienzo scored on a 5-yard run with 9:46 left in the game to make it 24-12. D'Arienzo ruhsed for 115 yards on 32 carries and 2 TDs as Carey rushed for 258 yards. Jesse Milonas had two interceptions on Elmont's last two possessions and he had four tackles, Joe Rando had eight tackles and Al Gentile added six tackles. Elmont is 3-2.
Passing
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 2/6 for 41 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int
Greg D'Arienzo 0/1 for 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Carey
Giuliano Bove 1 receptions for 17 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Scott Bradshaw 1 receptions for 24 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 32 attempts for 115 yards, 2 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 14 attempts for 79 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 12 attempts for 50 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Giuliano Bove 2 attempts for 14 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Defense
Carey
Jesse Milonas 2 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
    
A Day at the Beach
 
     Despite the overcast skies the Seahawks settled in for a few peaceful hours by the shore as they dismantled the Long Beach Marines in a stress-free workman-like 35-10 rout to raise their season record to 3-1.
     Greg "Five Hour Energy Drink" D'Arienzo's request for a four hour refund was denied as his 60 minutes of stellar play resulted in his still County leading 14 Touchdowns as he rushed for 116 on 20 carries and four more scores to pace the Hawk attack.
     Kyle "Still Working on a Nickname" Zahradka had his highly anticipated breakout game as he was razor sharp going 10 for 14 for 175 yards and a scoring strike of 29 yards to Giuliano "Jules" Bove who also had his own coming out party by catching five balls for 125 yards.
     On defense Rob "Health Class Student of the Month" Zorn anchored the defensive attack as he registered 11 tackles.  Other notable contributions came from Jesse "James" Milonas who had four tackles, Mike "Mr. Nice Guy" Babich who had three tackles and a sack, Lazaro "Of Laz Ar Us Toys Fame" Sepulveda who had three tackles, and Vinny "The Strut" Maye who chipped in with three tackles as well as a beautiful reception return for a touchdown that was unfortunately called back on a very questionable pass interference call.
     The Hawks return home next week to welcome the Elmont Spartans in the long awaited rematch game from last year's semifinal.  Game time should be 3:00PM because of the SAT's.  Please check back this week for a confirmation.
October 3, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
Carey 14 7 14 0 35
at Long Beach 0 3 0 7 10
Scoring: C: D'Arienzo 3 run (DeMeo kick) C: D'Arienzo 1 run (DeMeo kick) C: D'Arienzo 1 run (DeMeo kick) L: 29 FG McCarthy C: Bove 29 pass from K. Zahradka (DeMeo kick) C: D'Arienzo 1 run (DeMeo kick) L: Whitfield 3 run (McCarthy kick)
Highlights: Carey 35, Long Beach 10: Greg D'Arienzo had 116 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead Carey (3-1) in Conference II. D'Arienzo has 15 touchdowns in four games. Junior Giuliano Bove had five receptions for a career-high 125 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Zahradka was 10-for-14 with 175 yards and a touchdown. Linebacker Rob Zorn made 11 tackles.
Passing
Carey
Luke Zahradka 10/14 for 175 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Carey
Jake Robeson 3 receptions for 38 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Scott Bradshaw 2 receptions for 12 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Giuliano Bove 5 receptions for 125 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 20 attempts for 116 yards, 4 TDs, 0 PAT
Matt Svoboda 6 attempts for 14 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Luke Zahradka 3 attempts for 13 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 4 attempts for 4 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Kicking
Carey
Kyle DeMeo , FGs: 0/0, PAT: 5/5, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
Carey
Matt Svoboda 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Mike Babich 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Jon Andrade 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Keith Dominguez 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
 
Hawks Humble Hawks
 
     In a flag-filled shootout that somehow had the pace of watching paint dry the Seahawks humbled the chirpy Jayhawks of Jericho 38-21 to raise their record to 2-1 as they bounced back nicely from last week's defeat to Wantagh.
     Greg D'Arienzo (16 carries/147 yards) added to his County leading touchdown totals as he raced in for four more scampers to move his season count to 11.  Kyle Zahradka continued his improvement in the pocket as he completed 11 passes in 25 attempts for a 198 yards.  Included in that were 109 yards on five catches and a 51 yard touchdown by Scott "Chaminade Yoga Rules!" Bradshaw who easily had the best day of his career.
     Other offensive contributions came from Jake "The Snake" Robison who had two catches for 25 yards, Giuliano Bove who had two grabs for 32 yards and Matt "Plastic Man" Svoboda who finished with a 7.0 rushing average for the game.
     Defensively, Joe "Pizza Hut" Rando, who dropped the hammer on several Jayhawk running backs, Sophomore Linebacker Rob Zorn and Jon "Tiki" Andrade led the team in tackles with seven apiece.  Bradshaw, Svoboda and Oscar "O-Rod" Rodriguez all recovered loose pigskin while Bove had his first interception that netted 25 yards after the catch.
     There were also some key plays in the bagging groceries category as Andrade, Keith "The Gentleman" Dominguez and Paul "Nice Headband" Collazo all had sacks for the Seahawks defensive unit.  For the unselfish and always hardworking Dominguez and Collazo it was the first of their careers.
     The Seahawks hit the road again next week in a 2008 playoff rematch vs Long Beach.  The Saturday morning flight leaves at 6:00AM :).  Just kidding, but make sure all you Carey Crazies leave early enough to get to the Long Beach MIDDLE School in time for the 1:30PM start.

September 26, 2009

1 2 3 4 F
at Carey 7 24 7 0 38
Jericho 7 7 0 7 21
Scoring: C--D'Arienzo 5 run (DeMeo kick) J-- Brett 33 run (Kamhi kick) C-- Bradshaw 51 pass from K. Zahradka (Kick blocked) C-- D'Arienzo 2 run (Bradshaw catch from K. Zahradka) J-- Gallo 8 run (Kamhi kick) C-- D'Arienzo 2 run (DeMeo kick) C-- Demeo 27 FG C-- D'Arienzo 5 run (DeMeo kick) J-- Gallo 11 run (Kamhi kick)
Highlights: Carey 38, Jericho 21: Greg D'Arienzo piled up 179 all purpose yards and rushed in four touchdowns to lead Carey (2-1) in Conference II. Kyle Zahradka was 11-for-25 passing for 198 yards and a touchdown, Scott Bradshaw had five catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. Rob Zorn and Joe Rando led the Seahawks with seven tackles apiece. Jericho is 1-2.
Passing
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 11/25 for 198 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 1 receptions for 32 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Giuliano Bove 2 receptions for 32 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Jake Robeson 2 receptions for 25 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Scott Bradshaw 5 receptions for 109 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 16 attempts for 147 yards, 4 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 4 attempts for 30 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Rob Zorn 5 attempts for 20 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Matt Svoboda 1 attempt for 7 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Giuliano Bove 6 attempts for 5 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Kicking
Carey
Kyle DeMeo , FGs: 1/1, PAT: 3/4, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
Carey
Matt Svoboda 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Giuliano Bove 1 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Paul Collazo 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Jon Andrade 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Oscar Rodriguez 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Scott Bradshaw 0 interceptions, 0 sacks, 1 fumbles recovered
Keith Dominguez 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Seahawks Stumble
 
     With just over seven minutes on the clock the Seahawks were just four yards away from posting an insurmountable 20-7 lead, but a costly motion penalty pushed the Hawks offense back where they then watched a blocked field goal turn into a comeback winning follow up drive for the Wantagh Warriors who slipped past the Hawks 14-13 in the week two clash of Conference II elites.
     For the Hawks, it was the second motion penalty of the day that neutralized a drive as seven trips inside the Warriors 30 yard line only yielded 13 points as the Hawks struggled to finish all game long. 
     When the offense was rolling it looked to Greg D'Arienzo to lead the way as he shredded the Warriors for 192 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns.  He also added 74 yards on punt returns and two catches for 24 yards.  Quarterback Kyle Zahradka hit a brief rhythm in the third as he finished the day 5 for 12 for 64 yards.  Rob Zorn chipped in with 40 yards on just six carries. 
     On the defensive side of the ball Giuliano Bove led with eight tackles, Kyle Petersen had seven tackles, Mike Lisi had six and a sack, Joe Rando, Al Gentile, Jake Robison all had five tackles, and Jon Andrade had two sacks as the defensive unit put forth a stellar effort only to see it go for naught.        
     The 1-1 Hawks return home next week vs Jericho as they finally get to play on a Saturday after two weekday affairs.  Game time is 1:30PM on September 26th.
September 17, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Wantagh 7 0 0 7 14
Carey 0 0 7 6 13
Scoring: W- Scully 2 run (Megale kick) C - D'Arienzo 1 run (Demeo kick) C - D'Arienzo 5 run (kick failed) W- Sliwak 31 pass from Ambury (Megale kick)
Highlights: Wantagh 14, Carey 13: Ryan Sliwak had ten receptions for 139 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Ambury went 15 for 23 with 169 yards and one touch down and Mike Scully had 17 rush attempts for 71 yards. Carey scored with 3 minutes 23 seconds left to take the lead, Wantagh blocked the FG and drove the ball 80 yards to score in the last two minutes. Carey drove the ball down the field again and Wantagh stoped them at 20 yard line.
Passing
Wantagh
Kyle Ambury 23/15 for 169 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Wantagh
Ryan Sliwak 10 receptions for 139 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Wantagh
Mike Scully 17 attempts for 71 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Passing

Zahradka 5 for 12 64 yards

D’Arienzo 0 for 2 0 yards

 

Rushing

D’Arienzo 32 for 192 yards 2 TD’s

Zorn 6 for 40 yards

Zahradka 4 for 1 yards

Robison 1 for 2 yards

Bove 2 for 2 yards

Rodriguez 1 for -3 yards

 

Receiving

D’Arienzo 2 for 24 yards

Bradshaw 1 for 4 yards

Robison 1 for 4 yards

Bove 1 for 32 yards

 

Sacks

Andrade (2)

Lisi (1)

 

Fumble Recoveries


    
'Sunshine' on a Cloudy Day
    
     On a wet, soggy day reminiscent of last year's Long Beach playoff game, the 2009 Seahawks broke the seal on another season by besting the Bellmore JFK Cougars 32-14 in front of a very supportive Friday afternoon student body crowd.
       With both teams struggling to throw and run on the muddy turf only Greg "Sunshine" D'Arienzo seemed to bring the right cleats as he produced a herculean effort that will go down as one of the finest individual days in Carey Football history.  D'Arienzo snagged two interceptions in the Hawks defensive zone in the first half and turned them into two scores, the first one covered 90 yards while the second one registered in at 58 yards. 
     In the second half D'Arienzo rumbled 80 yards with the opening kickoff to push the lead to 20-0.  Early in the fourth he sprinted 19 yards to complete the Hawks only sustained drive for a 26-0 lead as the Hawks offense never really got going the way they would have liked but of course that was partly due to the fact that they didn't have the ball for long.
     D'Arienzo completed his dream day with a second kickoff return that covered 77 yards as the Cougars inexplicably booted the ball to him again after their first score.
    For the fleet-footed D'Arienzo it truly was a game for the ages, now if only our favorite flake could remember to hand in his blue form!!!!!
     Not to be lost in the shuffle of this team game was the impressive Varsity debuts of Rob Zorn who powered his way to 66 on 10 carries and Kyle Zahradka who ran nine times for 40 yards as the slick ball and a few dropped passes kept the air attack subdued.  Also bringing some lumber to the table was Joe Rando who in his first varsity start notched eight tackles.  Other huge contributions came from several more defensive players as they had plenty of field time, Oscar Rodriguez had eight tackles, Jake Robison had six tackles, Scott Bradshaw had four tackles and a sack, Al Gentile had eight tackles, Jon "Tiki" Andrade had eight tackles, Kyle Petersen had nine tackles and Mike "The Clock Cleaner" Lisi had eight tackles, a sack and a defensive front four of Bellmore begging for mercy late in the game after three or four dozen orders of pancake blocks.
     The 1-0 Hawks head to Wantagh next Thursday for their second straight weekday game as they meet the Warriors for the first time in eight years.  Game time is slated for 4:00PM.
September 11, 2009 1 2 3 4 F
at Carey 6 8 6 12 32
Bellmore JFK 0 0 0 14 14
Scoring: C--D'Arienzo 90 interception return (run failed) C--D'Arienzo 58 interception return (K. Zahradka run) C--D'Arienzo 80 kick return (run failed) C--D'Arienzo 19 run (run failed) B--Karo 60 run (Colon kick) C--D'Arienzo 77 kick return (run failed) B--Stagliano 66 run (Colon kick)
Highlights: Carey 32, Bellmore JFK 14: Greg D'Arienzo scored all five touchdowns for Carey (1-0) in Conference II. He returned two interceptions for scores in the first half (90 and 58 yards), two kick returns in the second (80 and 77 yards) and a 19-yard fourth-quarter rush. He finished with 212 all-purpose yards, including 44 rushing yards on seven carries, and made six tackles. Mike Lisi finished with eight tackles and a sack. Bellmore JFK is 0-1.
Passing
Carey
Kyle Zahradka 1/7 for 11 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Carey
Greg D'Arienzo 1 receptions for 11 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT

Rushing
Carey
Rob Zorn 10 attempts for 66 yards, 0 TDs, 0 PAT
Greg D'Arienzo 7 attempts for 44 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT
Kyle Zahradka 9 attempts for 40 yards, 0 TDs, 1 PAT

Kicking
Bellmore JFK
Colon , FGs: 0/0, PAT: 2/2, Punts: 0 for 0

Defense
Carey
Rob Zorn 0 interceptions, .5 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Greg D'Arienzo 2 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Scott Bradshaw 0 interceptions, .5 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Mike Babich 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered
Mike Lisi 0 interceptions, 1 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered

 
Congratulations to Greg D'Arienzo on being named Conference II Player of the Week