2002-10-19 / Sports

Shamrock Midgets Win 24 – 6: Ups Record To 4-1

By Martin Feeney

Shamrock Midgets Win
24 – 6: Ups Record To 4-1
By Martin Feeney

The Broad Channel Athletic Club Shamrock 9 & 10-year-old Midgets traveled to Levittown last Sunday and came away with a very impressive victory over the talented Levittown team. The Shamrock first team offense was on top of their game early as they drove the ball up and down the field the entire first half. In the first quarter, the offense hit the end zone on their first drive as running back Ronnie Lonnborg scored his first of two touchdowns as he ran off the left tackle for a 25-yard touchdown run.

Lonnborg, who would later put the Shamrocks up by two touchdowns followed some great blocks from running backs Sean Kelly and Frank Laino. This was a game of blocking as the offensive line had another great day opening huge holes for the backfield.

The Shamrock Defense was huge as they shut down the Levittown offense with some outstanding tackles and two interceptions by Steven Trudden and Jayson Canales. The Shamrock defense has been nothing short of superb this season led by some outstanding football players. Defensive Lineman Sean Welsh and Brian Fuaght are having a great year putting some fierce hits on the opponent’s running backs. Defensive end Matthew Gericke has been one of the most dominating defensive players in the league. Gericke has been so dominating that he has been forcing the opposing offense to run the opposite end.

Late in the second quarter with the Shamrocks up by two touchdowns the offense once again drove the ball down the field with some great plays behind the outstanding leadership of quarterback Anthony Ciambriello. Speedster Connor McManus put the Shamrocks up by three touchdowns as he scored on a great run around the right end. With the score 18 – 0 the Shamrocks first team players were pulled out of the game and the second team took over. First year player Jayson Canales took the crowd to their feet as he made a beautiful interception and ran it back 80 yards for a touchdown. On the run Zachary Wade made what might be the best block of the year as he laid out a Levittown player with a clean hard block.

The Shamrocks will try to improve their record to 5 wins 1 loss and 1 tie as they head to Syosset Sunday at 10 a.m. to take on the tough 4 & 2 Big Red.


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