Brooklyn Hurricanes Bounce Back With Big Win
The Brooklyn Hurricanes Travel Team rebounded from their opening day defeat with a convincing victory over the Bronx Giants in Big Apple Football competition. After finding it difficult to move the ball in the rain in week one, the Hurricanes had no such problem this past weekend in Marine Park. From the start the Canes were able to control the line of scrimmage and move the ball on the ground.
In the first half, running back Kevin Strehle led the rushing attack, scoring three touchdowns behind the excellent blocking of the offensive line and fullback Eric Potter. The Hurricanes also showed they could score in the air, as QB Christian Valdez connected with split end Aidan Gallagher on a conversion pass, to give the Canes a comfortable lead at halftime. In the second half the Giants got back in the game, scoring twice following two Hurricane turnovers.
In the fourth quarter with the game in the balance and the Giants crowding the line of scrimmage on a critical third down, Valdez made a terrific fake to Strehle and kept the ball around the end for a 35-yard back-breaking touchdown.
On the conversion, tailback Connor Buckley went in untouched providing the final margin of victory, 27-13.
In addition to the players that scored, OG/LB Sean O’Connor played well on both sides of the ball, James McFadden and Tim Sammon blocked well on the O-line and Damon Anderson grabbed his first interception of the year at defensive back.
The coaches couldn’t have been more proud as the kids bounced back to even their record at 1-1, capturing what hopes to be one of many victories this season!