2000-11-25 / Sports

Shamrock Pee-Wees Win 26-12 Championship Game Next

By Coach Marty Feeney

Shamrock Pee-Wees Win 26-12
Championship Game Next

Boys from Broad Channel earned a shot at bringing home the championship trophy this Sunday as they defeated a tough Seaford Colts team in front of a huge crowd at Memorial Field in Broad Channel last Sunday, November 19.

With the cold game time temperatures near 40 degrees, both teams came out hitting hard and put on a great show for the crowd. After feeling out the Colts in the first quarter the Shamrocks went up 6-0 as the "Bull " Brian Wallace took the ball up the middle and to the endzone for a 20-yard touchdown. The Shamrock offense was shut down the first quarter by the tough Colt defense but was its usual hard hitting grinding team as they began the second quarter. Ronnie Lonnborg led the team down the field as the quarterback.

Running backs Frank Laino, Jack Tubridy and Brian Wallace all had great days running behind the blocking of the offensive line. Sean Kelly, Anthony Ciambriello, John Murray, Geoffrey Morrissey, Sean Camarrata, Chris Timmons, Tim Bannon and Bobby Holler had a great day in the trenches as they opened the holes for the running backs. With less than two minutes remaining in the first half, Quarterback Ronnie Lonnborg made a beautiful run around the left end and into the endzone putting the Shamrocks up 12-0. The crowd erupted as Lonnborg put on a few moves and showed his great speed as he scored the touchdown. The Shamrock defense was huge as the first string shut down the Colts from Seaford, led by Sean Kelly who made numerous solo tackles in the Colts backfield all day. Kelly, Ciambriello, Tubridy, Timmons, Wallace, Lonnborg, Brian Faught, Steven Trudden, Zack Ward, John Galimi, Andrew Guttieri, James McDermott and Tomas Krohn did a great job shutting down the Colts offense. Krohn and Ciambriello did a great job at the ends as Kelly was so dominant on the line. Tubridy and Laino were outstanding from the outside linebacker position making some fierce hits. Lonborg and Galimi both made touchdown saving tackles. Trudden stepped up big with a few open field tackles from the safety position. Wallace and Timmons both shut down the middle hitting the runners hard as they attempted to gain ground up the middle.

The Shamrocks came out big in the second half as both Jack Tubridy and Frank Laino scored touchdowns. These two running backs along with fullback Wallace and Quarterback Lonnborg are without a doubt the best backfield in the their division. With the crowd on its feet Chris Timmons booted an extra point conversion putting the game away for the Shamrocks. The entire team contributed to the win as the younger seven year olds had plenty of game time. J.J. McMahon, Harold Burgos, John Claudio-Bil, Matthew Randall and Ryan Cutler all played well as the Shamrocks cruised to this victory.

The Shamrocks enjoyed a great win as the field looked great with all the decorations and balloons. Coach Pete Ward did a great job as he showed what a graffiti artist he was when he was younger. Pete painted some awesome looking shamrocks on the field. Kim Wallace and Rosanne Ciambriello, along with a few other parents, did a fine job with the decorations and the balloons. Memorial Field was packed with fans and was a great sight to see. There wasn't a spot in the parking lot available as cars were parked all along Cross Bay Boulevard.

The Shamrocks will host the championship game Sunday, November 26 against the very tough and hard-hitting Jets from West Bablyon. Kick off will be 1 p.m. and hopefully the crowd will be there as it was last week to cheer on the boys as they attempt to win the championship trophy. Till then, hope to see you all at the game.

"Who Let The Dogs Out."

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