Pee Wee Shamrocks Lose Heartbreaker
The Pee Wee Green Shamrocks traveled out to Lin d enhurst last Sunday to take on the Bulldogs, in what would be the first playoff game ever for these young Shamrocks.
The high pressure of the post season did not affect these warriors as they came ready to play.
The game started out great as the Shamrocks drove down the field with ease.
Sebastian Frieberg and Luke Jack owski played the game of their lives as they knocked every Bulldog to the ground and opened up amazing holes for Tyler Strika and Jack Allen to get through.
Ryan Hanning, Ryan Ehert, Nicco Finizio and Thomas Houck also joined in on the great performance by the offensive line.
The Sham rocks were stopped on a very close 4th and 1 at the 12-yard line that ended the drive.
The momentum then switched to the Bulldogs favor as they scored three unanswered touchdowns to go up 19-0.
Just as the season seemed like it was coming to an end the Sham - rocks turned to their big playmaker, Kevin "Primetime" Koest ner.
Koestner scrambled for 81 yards on the day, and was seen throwing Bulldogs out of his way to make first downs.
This created the spark that was needed, but with time running out coach Sean went to his secret wea - pon (the big three) to create the last spark needed.
David McKrack en, Anthony "Iron Head" Fiury and Michael "The Hammer" Boyle came in at ends and had key blocks on every drive in the second half.
The momentum had now swung in the Shamrocks' favor, and Mi - chael "Thunder" O'Connell scor ed the Shamrocks' first playoff touchdown and his third on the year with an 11-yard score.
The Sham rocks defense then clamped down on the Bulldogs and kept them out of the end zone for the rest of the game.
Joey Ianello came up big the whole game leading all Shamrocks in tackles.
Aiden Clifford and Ger ard De Je - sus also pitched in on the defensive side of the ball to help make a late game run.
Then with the Bulldogs trying to run out the clock, the Shamrocks needed a miracle and they got it. Michael O'Connell sacked the quarterback and recovered the fumble. Now with time running out, the Shamrocks were moving the ball, thanks to big runs by Strika, Allen and Ianello.
Even though the team's season ended on a close fourth and inches, the Shamrocks walked off the field with their heads held high.
All the coaches are extremely proud of all their players and cannot wait to see them again next year. They chant out one last time - Who Rocks? SHAMROCKS!!!!!!