2011-09-16 / Sports

BCAC Midget Shamrocks Just Fall Short In Defeat To Hempstead

This past Sunday was the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s 50th Anniversary Homecoming Game for the football Shamrocks. All five teams played at home and they did not disappoint all the fans who packed Broad Channel Memorial Field to enjoy the festivities.

The middle game of the day featured the Broad Channel Midget Shamrocks vs. the West Hempstead Broncos. Offensive guru Gene Guitteri started the game with a time consuming power attack on the ground that took up the whole first quarter. The rushing game was lead by Pete Meehan and Dillon Ostrander who combined for 63 yards on the ground. Then quarterback Jack Collins scored a 40-yard TD on a reverse that got the crowd going absolutely wild. The offensive line, that includes Sebastian Frieberg, Luke Jackowski, Liam Doda, Giancarlo Conti, José Justin Negron, Antonio Pagan, Ryan Hanning and Michael Butkiewicz, blocked all day and helped the Shamrocks gain so much success on the ground. The Shamrocks defense got off to a rocky start but made quick adjustments and became a force to be reckoned with. Michael O’Connell, Vincent Powell and Sam Fretto led the way with a combined 10 tackles. Nicholas Rodgers, Andrew Visconti, Nicco Finizio and Ed Sinisgalli filled out the rest of the Green Machine defense.

The Shamrocks came up short in the end, losing 14-6, but left the field with their heads held high. Next Sunday the Shamrocks take to the road to face Babylon at 10:30 a.m.

Now it is time for the return of the Shamrock Fan of the Week, and it is none other than BCAC Hall of Famer John Kelly. John went out and ordered all the Shamrock coaches jerseys and bought all the balloons for Shamrock Jersey Night – and all his kids have finished playing sports for the BCAC. John’s devotion to the program has earned him the first Shamrock Fan of the Week, congratulations.

Speaking of the BCAC Hall of Fame, this Saturday is the Broad Channel Athletic Club’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance at the Knights of Columbus. The event starts at 7 p.m. and promises to be a special night full of laughs and memories and a lot of long strange stories from Pete Ward. If you have not purchased your tickets yet and are reading this now, then put down the paper and go get them. See you there.

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