BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks Rock Glen Cove In First Season Victory
The 2008 BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks won their first game of the season defeating the Glen Cove Cardinals 20 - 14 at Glen Cove Stadium.
The Shamrocks won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball. The Offense was led by the offensive line of Johnny Walsh, Phoenix Parker, Johnny Weiss, Vincent Cavanagh, and Brendan Trudden. The tight ends are Jared Swann, Bryan Bostwick, Quarterbacks Cameron Manzi, Patrick Minihane, Runningbacks Charlie Bostwick, Anthony Cimino, Liam Malsy and Timmy McCabe.
The Shamrock defense shined early in the game. The Shamrocks forced 3 turnovers from big hits by defensive end Christian Appel, linebackers Anthony Cimino, Charlie Bostwick and McCabe who recovered a fumble.
Other members of the Shamrocks defense shined: Defensive ends Jack Casey, defensive linemen, Michael Reardon, Chris Flood, John Conroy, Vincent Visconti and safeties Danny Clark, Liam Malsy and Patrick Minihane.
On the next play Cimino (196 total yards, 2 touchdowns) ran 56 yards to the 1-yard line. McCabe followed with his first touchdown of the season. Cimino ran in the extrapoint for a 7-0 lead.
The defense came back onto the field ready to hold the lead. Kenny, Minihane, C. Bostwick and McCabe forced the Cardinals to punt with 15 seconds left in the half. The Shamrocks had 2 plays to try to their "Air Attack". Minihane (1 touchdown) hit Cimino on a swing pass following his blockers for a 55-yard touchdown and the extra point was no good.
The Cardinals were not ready to give up and showed it by scoring quickly to open the third quarter cutting the le2ad to 13-7. Appel and Bryan Bostwick led big defensive stops ending the third quarter. The fourth quarter opened and the Shamrock offense started to play first down football.
Charlie Bostwick converted 3 big first downs. On second down and 7 from the Cardinal 37-yard line, Cimino ran a QB keeper and followed his inside blocking for a touchdown. Liam Malsy ran in the extra point for a 20-7 lead.
The Shamrocks defense knew it couldn't give up another quick score, so they clamped down and made the Cardinal offense use up almost the entire clock in cutting the lead to 20-14.The Shamrocks are 1-3 but all three losses were very close games. They have a big roster and big hearts showing up to practice and are improving every week. They are bonding as a team making the coaches very proud.
The Shamrocks are home this Saturday night vs. West Babylon Gold at 6 p.m. Please visit www.bcacny.com for all news and info for BCAC sports programs.