2001-09-29 / Sports

B.C. Shamrocks Roll Over Copaigue

By Gerard Brosnahan

By Gerard Brosnahan

Broad Channel's midget football team improved to 2-0 with a 38-20 victory over Copaigue Saturday night. The Shamrocks flexed their offensive muscle by scoring six touchdowns. Led by the running and receiving of Seamus Kelly, the Shamrocks scored at will.

The offensive line keyed the success with their overpowering blocks. Center Phil Dagistino, left tackle Nick Mastros, and right tackle Chris Timmons set the tone of the game by pancaking Copaigue defenders to open up big holes. Sean Kelly and Tomas Kron controlled the line of scrimmage on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

  Quarterback Kevin McMahon was the Shamrock's cool field general. He directed all of his team's scoring drives, which included a beautiful 20-yard touchdown pass to Seamus Kelly.

The Shamrock defense played exceptional as well. The defense gave up two meaningless scores after bring way ahead. The defense essentially shut down a very potent Copaigue offense. Joe Laporta and Gerard Zimmerman led the team with 7 tackles each. Gang tackling early and often, John McCarthy, Richie Martin, Chris Berrios, Terence Hickey, and George Yodice wrecked havoc all night. Jack Tubridy, Steve Trudden, and Jimmy McDerrmot had a big impact at the linebacker and end positions. Michael Carriosas, Andrew Gutteri, Conor McAuley, and Matt Edelson contributed greatly to make it a total team effort.

Broad Channel had their speed demons flying in top gear! Seamus Kelly had two 60-yard touchdown runs off tackle while Ronnie Lonberg outran everyone around left end for a 50-yard touchdown. Ronnie also played a fine defensive safety. Frank Laino ran a 42-yard sweep to the Copaigue 8 yard line and, two plays later, punched it in on a 3-yard touchdown run. John Aleia and William Trustym rounded out the scoring by catching five-yard passes for extra points.

Come on out and catch exciting midget football as the Shamrocks take on the West Babylon Eagles, Saturday, September 29, at the Broad Channel Memorial Field.

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