2008-10-03 / Sports

BCAC Green Shamrocks tie With Bayville

The Green Shamrocks took to the road for the first time this year to face the Bayville Falcons. The Shamrocks football team came up huge on the first series by stopping Bayville on their own 20 yard line.

After that, it seemed like Bayville could not get another first down. Then right before the half, the Falcons were able to get in the end zone for a score to go up 6-0.

BCAC's veteran linebacker Sebastian Frieberg and defensive tackle Kevin Koestner fired up the defense and got them to hold the Falcons to only 12 yards in the second half. Some other stars on the defense were Danny "Mad Dog" Colleran, Ryan Hanning, James Mangan, Tyler Strike, Mike Sirota and Billy Hartman.

The Shamrocks had trouble moving the ball in the first half, but the second half was another story. The offensive line started opening up holes big enough to drive a Mac truck through. Key contributors to the line were Philip Benoit, Tommy Corbett, Aidan Clifford Nico Finizio and Mike Sadowski (who shaved his number on his head before the game. Way to go Mike).

As a result of the amazing blocking, Quarterback Kenny Jackowski was able to set a Shamrock record by completing 5 passes in a game. The Falcons top defensive players was blocked out of the backfield the whole game, thanks in part to the Shamrocks top scout, (Joe's Grandpa) for the information on how to handle him.

With time running out and the Shamrocks down a score, someone needed to create a spark. That spark came from Joey Ianello, who had a key 11-yard run to keep the last drive alive.

Then Michael "Thunder" O'Connell, who had 95 yards rushing on the day, scored a two yard touch down to even the score and that was the way it ended, 6-6.

Next week the Green Shamrocks will face their in house rivals the White Shamrocks, in a preview of the November 8 Shamrock Bowl. The game will be at 6 p.m. at Broad Channel Memorial Field.

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