2002-11-09 / Sports

Shamrock Midgets Thrash Copiague At Home

By Marty Feeney

By Marty Feeney

The BCAC Shamrock Midgets led by the outstanding play of running back Ronnie Lonnborg, demolished Copiague last Sunday in front of their home crowd. Lonnborg put his team up early with a few great runs and gained over 100 yards for the day.

The offense was rolling up and down the field behind the leadership of quarterback Anthony Ciambriello and the great blocking of the offensive backs and lineman. John Murray once again led the offensive with his great blocking; Murray has become the leader of the offensive line this season and is a great team player.

The Shamrocks’ offense went up by two touchdowns as the backfield had some great runs by Kelly and Laino. Ciambriello went to the air and completed a few great passes. One pass almost went for a touchdown as tight end Zachary Wade, who has a great pair of hands, grabbed one out of the air. With some great moves, he took the ball up the opponent’s sidelines only to be tackled at the 10-yard line. Speedster Connor McManus put the Shamrocks up by three touchdowns with an awesome 35-yard touchdown run around the left end. The highlight of the day came in the 4th quarter when Matthew "MadDog" Gericke took a hand off from the 30-yard line and after running through a few defenders, Gericke leaped into the endzone capping the last scoring drive for the Shamrocks.

The big green " D" is having a great year and this game was just another sign of how good this team is especially defensively. The first team defense led by lineman Welsh and Faught are dominating. Once again the team shut down the opponents offense with some great tackles by linebackers Kelly, Laino, Lonnborg, Trudden and McManus. Jack Tubridy made some fierce hits as he was all over the field once again leading the defense. Tubridy and Laino are two of the best tacklers and hitters in the league and play each play as hard as they can.

The entire team played great with the second team players getting plenty of play once again. Ritter, Hazel, Battaglia, Merced, Canales, Claudio-Bil and Wagner all played great and contributed to the Shamrock win. The Shamrocks will attempt to up their record to 7 wins 1 loss and 1 tie as they kick off Sunday 1pm at Memorial Field. Be there!

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