2010-03-26 / Sports

Players Win Top Honors At Hurricanes Awards Banquet

Garret Murnan catches the ball. Garret Murnan catches the ball. The Brooklyn Hurricanes closed a terrific 2009 football season with their annual Pee Wee Division Awards Banquet at Buckley’s Restaurant in Marine Park. Two hundred players, parents and coaches enjoyed a great day as the league celebrated another exciting and successful season of youth football. All the Hurricane players were recognized for their hard work in practice and for giving their best effort on Sunday mornings this past fall.

The Legionnaires were honored as Division Champions after defeating the Huskies in the Championship Game, finishing the season with an 8-1 record. Billy Murdoch, the team’s quarterback, was named team MVP while OG/LB Brian Donohue won the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award.

Rockaway was well represented with many awards going to players from the Rockaway peninsula, including two of the top honors. The Huskies’ Chris Ray, of Belle Harbor, captured the League Most Outstanding Offensive Back Award. The Legionnaires’ Max Frankel, of Neponsit, walked away with the “Danny Suhr Award,“ given to the league’s Most Valuable Player. Other players from the peninsula who received awards included Garrett Murnan (Legionnaires), Sean Petronis (Huskies) and Austin Sullivan (Giants).

Brian Donohue (#54) makes a tackle. Brian Donohue (#54) makes a tackle. The event may have marked the end of the 2009 campaign but the Brooklyn Hurricanes Football Conference is looking forward to another fantastic season in 2010. Anyone interested in becoming a Hurricane should visit their website at brooklynhurricanes. com or stop by the clubhouse on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at 3411 Avenue S in Mar-ine Park.
Billy Murdoch (#12) runs with the ball. Billy Murdoch (#12) runs with the ball.
Max Frankel scores a touchdown. Max Frankel scores a touchdown.
Chris Ray holds the trophy. Chris Ray holds the trophy.

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