2012-09-21 / Sports

Shamrocks Fall Just Short Against West Babylon

This past Saturday night, the BCAC Midget Shamrocks took to the road for the first time this year to face the West Babylon Eagles.

The Shamrock defense came ready to play and gave up only three first downs the whole game and forced three punts on the day. The green machine defense was led by Vincent Powell, Michael O’Connell, Sam Fretto, Anthony Cassillo, Jose Sanchez, Nicco Finizio, Sebastian Frieberg, Christian Correa, Ryan Hanning, J.J. Negron, James Tuohey, Vincent Nizzo and Andrew Visconti. The Shamrock defense is getting better week to week and could give the 1985 Chicago Bears a run for their money.

The Shamrock backfield made up of Matt McDonough, Jack Collins, Jack Allen and Peter Meehan had some big runs on the day, thanks to the offensive line made up of Luke Jackowski, Tommy Corbett, Joe Cassillo, Richie Taly, Eddie Sinisgalli and Liam Doda.

It looked like the Midget Shamrocks were finally going to break the West Babylon jinx and beat the team that eliminated them from the playoffs two years in a row, but it was not to be. Turnovers and missed opportunities was the story of the day, forcing the Shamrocks to come up short and lose a heartbreaker 8-0.

“We played good enough to win, it just got away from us,” Coach Gene Guttieri said after the game to anyone who would listen. The Shamrocks record after two games is now 0-1-1.

The BCAC Green Machine is on the road again this weekend as they travel to 0-2 Levittown looking for their first win of the season. It promises to be a good game, so come on out and enjoy the day. Next week’s article brings back the Shamrock Fan of the Week. Coach Sean promises he will give the award to the first person who brings him a black and white cookie or a pack of Mike and Ike’s. So if you want to join the ranks of former winners Tommy McCabe and Mickey McMahon, then head to your local grocery store and buy some bribes, I mean supplies. Also thank you to Michael O’Connell and Jack Allen for their amazing announcing at last week’s home games. They are like the future CBS football broadcasting team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.

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