1999-11-20 / Sports


Pee Wees, Ponies Advance To Playoffs

By Marty Feeney

Broad Channel will be well represented this weekend in the Nassau-Suffolk Football League playoffs. The Pee-Wees finished in a first place tie
in their division and will take on a tough Seaford team home at Memorial Field 12 noon, November 21.

Head coach Mike Shea will take his team to the playoffs for the second year in a row. Shea last year led the Midgets to the superbowl only to go down in a tough 7-6 defeat. This season Shea, along with Leo Chavanne, Peter Ward, Philly D'agostino, Anthony Laporta and Tommy Sadler have the Pee-Wees ready for a shot at the championship. Quarterback Bubba McMahon will lead the offense and Joseph Laporta and John McMarthy will lead the defense. Look for the standout first year player Seamus Kelly to explode. Kelly has been mentioned every week here and rightfully so. The running back has led the Pee-Wees each week on offense and does a great job on
defense. Ronnie Lonnborg another running back along with Gerard Zimmerman will spell Kelly in the backfield. Lonnborg and Z-man are outstanding backs and will contribute to the running game.

Brian Wallace will lead the blocking from the line as his dad Mark will be in the stands cheering on the teams. Brian is such a good athlete that people are now referring to his dad Mark as "there's what his name, you know Brian's dad". Look for a Pee-Wee win this Sunday. Believe me, if you have to choose between watching the Jets, Giants or Pee-Wees dont even think twice, get down to Memorial Field and watch an exciting team play.

Not to be left out is the Ponies who finished third in their division. The Ponies will have to travel Sunday, 2 p.m. kick-off, at Lindenhurst. The Ponies will be led by 11-year-old quarterback Shariff Soloman. The offensive attack will feature the talented running of Joseph Ferria,
Anthony Pagano, Spencer Daly and Willie Gill.

Last week Willie Gill had an
awesome day running for over 80 yards behind the blocking of Danny McMahon, Brain Madden, Raymond Agolia, Robert Consolo and Danny O'rielly, Ray Newton and Kathy Kelly. The defense will be led by Pagano, Ferria, Cavanaugh, Walls,
Gross, O'boyle, "Hit Man" Minami, Denny McMahon, T.J Carroll, Murph and Tyne. Look for the Ponies to advance to the superbowl with a victory Sunday.

Shamrocks have come a long way in the Nassau Suffolk football league with each year being more competitive. The Long Island towns draw players form large towns. The Shamrocks, the only football team in the area, hopes to attract more players from across the bay next season. With all the talented players in Broad Channel along with the talented players in Rockaway the program is on the rise. Anyone wishing to play football for the Shamrocks next season or any other sport can contact the website for information at broadchannelac.org. All e-mails will be answered.


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