Pee Wee Shamrocks Fight To The End
The BCAC Pee Wee Shamrocks hosted West Hempstead last Saturday. The Pee Wees came out sluggish on offense and found themselves down 13-0 at the half.
Luckily the “half-time oranges” were back. I don’t know what they put in these oranges, but once again, the Pee Wees came out blazing at the start of the third quarter.
Chris Kollmer played one of his best games, creating huge holes on the o-line for his teammates and running through those holes when given the ball at fullback. Kollmer and the rest of the offensive lineman, made up of Vincent Powell, Robert Clark, Nicco Finizio and Giancarlo Conti, allowed Matty McDonagh to put the Pee Wees on the board. The offensive surge continued with runs by Ryan Hanning, Aaron Silva, Mike Butkiewicz and Nicholas Rogers.
Liam Doda continued his dominating role as center, and allowed Mc- Donagh to run another one in. In a surprise play, McDonagh then threw one in the end zone to Rogers to convert the extra point.
The defense played a tough game, with touchdown-saving tackles made by Ryan Hanning, Ryan Ehret and Joseph Kazmierczuk. Juan Cuglietta, Damien Stathis and Jack Tansey had some key tackles throughout the game as well.
Late in the fourth quarter with West Hempstead threatening to score and winded, the Pee Wees called on the big hitters from the bench, Michael Boyle, Anthony Fiorey, David McChrachen and Michael Pierro.
With less than a minute left in the game the Shamrocks caused a fumble. The team was unable to get a play off in time before the whistle blew to end the game as West Hempstead won 25–14.
The Pee Wees are home this weekend at BCAC Field on Saturday, October 9, at 4:30 p.m.