Shamrocks Peanuts Grind Out Victory Over West Babylon
The BCAC Shamrock Peanuts increased their record to 4-1 when they battled the West Babylon Eagles last Sunday morning.
The Eagles won the toss, but the Shamrocks fielded a tough defensive line anchored by Matt Steiner, Dylan Grosseto, Brendan Armour, James Enz and Jack Tephly. Strong tackles and great blocking kept the Eagles from achieving a first down.
When the Shamrocks got possession, they quickly showed us how it’s done. Behind an offensive line fortified by Center Mike Verni, and Guards Frank Sinigalli, and Phillip Stewart, QB Bobby Sacco handed the ball to John Kelly who broke a long run for a touchdown. Broad Channel had made it a quick 6-0.
But West Babylon was going to give the Shamrocks a tough game. On their next possession they were able to fight off a Gang Green defense led by a swift Jack Tephly, and tie the score at 6-6. The back and forth continued, with Matt Steiner running for yardage and Brendan Jones finishing it off with the Shamrock’s second TD, and a score of 12-6.
The Eagles’ hopes for another swift reply were immediately dashed by terrific Shamrock defense, including a couple of strong takedowns by Matt Boyland and Brendan Armour.
West Babylon would advance no further in the first half. The Eagles brought on a solid defense to start the half, and kept the Shamrocks from a first down. Insult was added to injury as the Eagles took possession of the ball, and ran it in for a touchdown and a tied score.
Now the going got tough. Coach Mike fielded an awesome offensive line that moved the ball rapidly downfield, but a couple of hard hits took out Sacco and Steiner. Now the Shamrocks were really fired up. Boyland took the handoff from John Kelly, and slipped a few short steps up the middle to cement the lead with a third TD. The game soon ended as it began: a confident Shamrock defense holding the Eagles to a fourth do as BCAC defeated West Babylon, 18-12. This was the Peanuts’ final home game for the season. They will take on Levittown on the 24th, and Farmingdale on the 31st. They encourage you to join them on the road.