2000-11-11 / Sports

Shamrock Pee-Wees Win Over Levittown

By Marty Feeney

The Broad Channel Athletic Club Pee-Wee football team added another victory to their record last Saturday evening as they crushed the visiting Levittown White team 34-18. The Shamrocks upped their record to seven wins one loss and one tie as they head into the last game of the season. The game was one sided as the Shamrocks scored on the first play from scrimmage. With the ball on their own 40 yard line Offensive Coach Leo Chavanne called an off tackle play. Quarterback Ronnie Lonnborg took the snap from  Center Anthony Ciambriello and gave the ball to speedster Frank Laino who ran through a huge hole on the right side. Once Laino hit the open field, it was all over for the Levittown team as he bursted to the endzone.
The offensive line was awesome once again led by the big guys up front. Ciambriello, Sean Kelly, Tomas Krohn, John Murray, Geoffrey Morrissey, Tim Bannon and Bobby Holler kept the defensive line on their tails all evening.

After the first touchdown, big Chris Timmons kicked for the extra point, the third of this season for Timmons. This kick put the Shamrocks up 8-0 and the rest of the game was all Broad Channel. Levittown attempted to take an offensive set but was immediately shut down. The big green defense was led by Sean Kelly. Kelly had a great game as he made numerous tackles all evening.

Kelly was unstoppable as he crushed his opponent on the line. Kelly has been sick the last three games and has played his heart out, it was great to see him back to full strength. The defense has been so huge for this Shamrock team all season and this game was no different.
    With the score 8 - 0 the Shamrocks didn't let up as they put up two more
touchdowns in the first quarter. Laino, who kicked an extra point, had a huge game on offense as he scored three touchdowns on the evening. Lonnborg who is the best quarterback in this league added a touchdown with a great 50 yard run, Lonnborg continues to prove he is a leader on this team as he made some great blocks on the sweep plays. The" Bull" Brian Wallace added a touchdown as well as he is so dominant up the middle. Jacko "Tubs" Tubridy was his usual self as he gained positive yardage everytime he touched the ball. These four players along with Brian Faught, John Galimi, Zach Wade, Anthony Ciambriello, Steven Trudden, James McDermott, John Murray, Tim Bannon, Geoffrey Morrissey, Chris Timmons, Sean Kelly and Tomas Krohn are a great group of players and have been a great inspiration to the younger players. Co-Captains Wallace, Lonnborg, Liano and Tubridy are truly the leaders on this team and with the awesome play of the rest of the team this just might be the Shamrocks season to bring home the championship trophy.

The older players on this team have played so hard and this has made it so easy for the coaching staff. The younger players led by John Claudio -Bil, J.J. McMahon, Ryan Cutler, Harold Burgos and Matthew Randall have had a season to remember as each and everyone of these younger players are preparing to be the team leaders next season. Cludio-Bil had the chance to carry the ball this game and was awesome as he looked a little like Wallace as he barreled up the middle. Galimi had the opportunity to take plenty of snaps and has showed how much he has learned from Lonnborg. Cutler is a maddog on defense and Randall and Burgos both had the opportunity to play the middle linebacker position. All in all it was a great win for the Shamrocks as they bounced back from their first loss of the season the prior week.

The Shamrocks will travel to North Bablyon this Sunday for their last regular season game of the year. The Shamrocks will host the first round of
the playoffs next Sunday as they begin their quest for a championship. In a closing and sad note the team sends its condolences out to Anthony Ciambriello and his family on the recent passing of his Grandma. Grandma Ciambriello was a great supporter of this team and actually had postponed her return to Florida for the winter in order to watch her grandson Anthony lead his team to the playoffs.

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