BCAC Shamrock Ponies Win NSFL Championship
By Brian McMahon
The Broad Channel Ponies traveled to Levittown and took the NSFL Championship with a final score of 19-6.
Broad Channel took the lead in the first quarter in the first quarter. Following the blocking of John Hanning, Seamus Kelly and Stevie Sugden, Joe Parisi put the Shamrocks on the board with a beautiful run around the left end. Levittown answered with a fine run of their own to tie up the score at 6-6.
In the second quarter, the action saw Broad Channel drive down to the 6 yard line with fine blocking by the offensive line and receivers: Chris Connor, Mikey Monahan, Jimmy Kroog, Joe LaPorta, Phil D’Agostino, William Trusttum, Nick Mastros and John Cunningham.
Quarterback Kevin "Bubba" McMahon threw a perfect in the flat pass to John Burke in the corner of the end zone to complete the touchdown drive. Seamus Kelly added the extra point with a fine run to give Broad Channel a 13-6 lead at the half.
The second half was a showcase of fine defensive play by Broad Channel. The defense was unrelenting in shutting down Levittown with hard hitting by: John Hanning, Stevie Sugden, Seamus Kelly, Joe Parisi, John McCarthy, George Conklin, Jesse Macrae, Richie Martin, Sean Cordes, Chris Timmons, Conor McAuley, Johnny Alite and Terrence Hickey.
The Shamrock defense forced Levittown’s offense to punt in the 4th quarter, leading to a punt return by Joe Parisi for a touchdown, for a 19-6 Broad Channel lead. The Shamrock defense spoiled a final Levittown comeback attempt with an interception by Stevie Sugden. Coaches John Hanning, Kenny Monahan, Brian McMahon, Phil D’Agostino, Mike Cunnigham and Bill Parisi would like to congratulate all players for giving us a year to remember! See you next season!
The Broad Channel Midgets lost 20-0 against Brentwood for the NSFL championship this past Sunday at Brentwood. Scoreless at halftime, Brentwood scored 6 points in the third quarter and 14 in the fourth to pull away from BC. The Shamrocks finished the season with 9-2 record with one tie.