Shamrock Pee Wees Open With A Win
Broad Channel seven and eight year old Pee Wee Shamrocks kicked off the 2000 football season with a 26 to 13 victory over the visiting Seaford Colts in front of a large home crowd last Sunday in Broad Channel.
The Pee-Wees offense was explosive
all day led by Quarterback Ronnie Lonnborg. In the first quarter speedster halfback Frank Laino took the ball from Lonnborg and ran around the end for a 40 yard touchdown. The touchdown put the Shamrocks up 7-0 and secured the lead for the remainder of the game.
Offensive coach Leo Chavanne had the boys rolling up and down the field all day. Lonnborg, who scampered for a 40-yard touchdown, led the offensive all day. The unbelievable running and blocking of Brian Wallace was all the offense needed. Wallace, who had a 35 touchdown called back for a penalty, was outstanding all day on both sides of the ball. Jack Tubridy was his usual self scoring an extra point and making numerous tackles from the linebacker position. Sean Kelly was so dominant on the line as he opened the holes for the running backs. Kelly and Wallace were maddogs on defense making solo tackles all day in the Colts backfield. Lonnborg, Kelly, Wallace, Laino, Faught, Trudden, Krohn and Ciambriello are an awesome package
of players and can carry this team this season.
The offensive line was outstanding all day led by center Anthony Ciambriello. Ciambriello, the back up Quarterback took a few snaps and showed what a great player he is.
Ciambriello was also dominant from the defensive end position. Seven-year-old John Galimi had the crowd on their feet as he dazzled down the sideline for a 45-yard run only to be tackled 15 yards short of a touchdown. Galimi is a future star and next year when he is eight years old will run all over this league.
Chris Timmons, Timmy Bannon, Tomas Krohn, James McDermott, Geoffrey Morrissey, Bobby Holler and John Murray all played outstanding on both sides of the line. The offensive backs had the luxury of wide-open holes all day. The defensive Led by Coach Pete Ward was dominant all day. Defensive Lineman Brian Faught was in the offensive backfield all day making tackle after tackle. Steven Trudden came up from his Safety position and made many tackles. Zachery Ward, a first year player, showed great promise as he made a few tackles. Andrew Guttieri
made some great plays form the defensive end position.
The younger players had a day to remember as well, led by the toughest guy on the field: John Claudio-Bil. Bil along with Matthew Randall, Jeffrey McMahon, Ryan Cutler, Mike Cipoletti, Sean Cammaratta and Harold Brugess all contributed to this
first win of the season.
The coaches would like to thank all the parents of the team. The parents are a big part of this team and showed it during and after the game. A spread of delicious food from the All American Deli was enjoyed by all after the game as the players, coaches and parents all enjoyed an afternoon of great football and great food.
The Pee Wee Shamrocks invite everyone to Memorial Field Saturday, September 16, 6 p.m. kick off, against the tough "Levittown Red Devils."
Till then a final word from the
coaches "Who Let The Dogs Out."