2009-12-04 / Sports

Legionnaires Capture Third Division Title

The Legionnaires celebrate their victory at Aviator Complex. The Legionnaires celebrate their victory at Aviator Complex. The 2009 Brooklyn Hurricanes Youth Football season came to an end on Nov - ember 22 at the Aviator Sports Com - plex with an epic battle between the Huskies and Legionnaires in the Pee Wee Division Championship Game.

In the first half the Legion's Max Frankel of Neponsit scored a touchdown from 12 yards out and added the conversion for the first 8 points of the day.

The Huskies came right back down the field with Chris Ray of Belle Har - bor scoring from the one-yard line. But the Legionnaire defense preserved the lead, stopping the critical 2-point conversion to keep the score at 8-6.

The Legionnaires held on to the slim lead going into the fourth quarter. The Huskies offense was driving inside the Legionnaires' 20-yard line for a potential go-ahead score.

The Legionnaire defense, however, would bend but not break. Led by team captain and middle linebacker Brian Donohue, the defense stopped the Hus - kies on fourth down and turned the ball over to the offense for one last 85- yard championship drive.

The Legion controlled the ball and the clock as Frankel kept the drive go - ing by converting multiple third downs with some exceptional runs to keep the chains moving.

With less than three minutes re - main ing, QB Billy Mur doch ran 30 yards off the left side for a touchdown. Frankel added the two-point conversion on the ground to push the lead to 16-6, which decided the contest.

With the victory, the Legionnaires captured their third consecutive division title finishing the season with 8 traight wins after an opening day over - time loss to the Huskies.

The season ended in thrilling fashion with the Legion coming out on top. The Hurricane players are the real win ners for working hard in practice all year and giving their best effort each week.

The Brooklyn Hurricanes Football Conference is thankful to all the coach - es who donated their time this season and is looking forward to another great year in 2010!

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