Brooklyn Hurricanes Football: Bears Continue Winning Streak
In the 2012 Brooklyn Hurricanes season, there are two developing themes. In the Jr Pee Wee Division, the Bears are the team to beat and in the Pee Wee Division, there is no clear favorite after 4 weeks.
This past Sunday saw the first overtime game of the year, as the Giants defeated the previously unbeaten Blue Jays 6-0.
After a scoreless four quarters and stopping the Jays on their first possession of overtime, the Giants’ Joshua Roberty scored on third down to decide a hard fought game.
With the win, the Giants and Blue Jays are tied for first with a 3-1 record at the halfway point of the season.
The best team in the division, however, could be the Huskies who defeated the Legion for a second time in as many weeks.
The Huskies’ Kevin Connelly scored from a yard out in the 1st quarter to go up 6-0, while quarterback Brendan Buckley scored on the last play of the half, to make it a two-score game. The Legion threatened in the third quarter when quarterback Jack Casey hit Brendan Gallagher on a deep pass inside the Huskies’ 10-yard line, but a Connelly interception 2 plays later stopped the Legion from scoring.
The Huskies’ Robert Baskin continued his fine play with a 40-yard touchdown run in the second half to put the game out of reach and evened the Huskies’ record at 2-2.
In the Jr. Pee-Wee Division, the Bears remained unbeaten after beating the second place Cowboys by the score of 34-16. The Cowboys, however, were much improved from their first meeting and struck first on a long run by Sean Hennessy to put the Bears behind for the first time this season.
But the Bears responded with a scoring drive of their own with quarterback James Resker rushing for a touchdown that tied the game.
Following a tight first quarter, the Bears took over the game with Tom and James Resker scoring multiple touchdowns and Ryan Gibson catching a twopoint conversion pass.
The Bears defense also scored some points as Gregory Steffens tackled a cowboy in his own end zone for a safety. With the win the Bears improve to 4-0, but the Cowboys will get another chance to knock them off when they meet again this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Marine Park.
In the early Jr. Pee Wee contest, the Broncos bounced back from a tough two weeks to beat the Falcons 20-8.
Mark Shepherd scored once while Anthony Rosati scored twice as the Broncos evened their record at 2-2.
The Falcons managed to move the ball all day but found it hard to punch it in until running back Tommy Leahy found the end zone for a touchdown and conversion for the Falcons’ only points of the game.
On the Senior Circuit, the Travel team saw their 3-game winning streak come to an end as they lost 34-6 on the road to the Downtown Giants.
Playing shorthanded without their starting quarterback, the Canes found themselves in a tough spot.
Their only score of the game came on a big run by the versatile Aidan Gallagher, but one touchdown would not be enough as the Hurricanes fell to 3-2 on the year.
This Sunday they will try to get back on track as they host the Bronx Crusaders at noon in Marine Park. The organization invites all fans, especially those that might be interested in becoming a Hurricane, to the park on Sunday to watch the entire league play with the in-house games at 9 and 10:30 a.m., followed by the travel team at 12. Come out and see the excitement and be part of a great tradition! Go Canes!