2013-10-18 / Sports

Legion And Broncos Remain Undefeated In Hurricanes Action

With a number of Rockaway players on the team, the 2013 Brooklyn Hurricanes’ season reached its half-way point this past weekend. At the mid-point the Legionnaires and Broncos were at the top of the standings.

In the Pee Wee Division (10-12 year old), the Legion defeated the Giants 6-0 in a defensive battle that remained scoreless until late in the game when RB-James Resker put the Legion in scoring position with a big run to the Giants’ one yard line. After a costly penalty pushed the Legion back, QB-Jack Casey saved the drive when he connected with RB-Thomas Resker on a 4th down TD pass, for the only score of the day. With the victory the Legionnaires move to 4- 0ontheyear,witha2gameleadinthe division.

In the early Pee Wee Division contest, the Huskies won their first game of the year after knocking off the Blue Jays 12- 0. RB-Sean Hennessy scored twice and LB-Connor Powers stood out on defense for an improving Huskies squad. This Sunday, the Legion and Huskies renew their rivalry when they meet at 9 a.m. in Marine Park.

In the Jr Pee Wee Division (7-10 year olds), the Broncos beat the Falcons for a second time in as many weeks to remain unbeaten. After an overtime victory in week three, the Broncos rallied in the second half this past weekend behind the play of RB/DE Anthony Rosita. With the score tied at 18 late in the fourth quarter, Rosita went down the left sideline for the deciding score to seal the Broncos 4th win of the season. But the Falcons can hold their heads up high for playing two classic games the last two weeks that came down to the final play. They can also look forward to the return of their All-Star running back, Tommy Leahy, in the weeks to come.

In the early Jr Pee Wee match-up, the Bears defeated the Cowboys by the score of 20-8, to even their record at 2-2. In the first Quarter, RB-Brian Duggan went off the left side for a 30 yard TD run to put the Bears up 6-0. Then late in the half, after stopping the Cowboys at their own 10, RB-Mike Tuffey showed tremendous speed with a long TD run to put the Bears up by two scores. Following intermission, the Cowboys however gained the momentum and their offense came alive after a Bear turnover. They pounded the ball on the ground, with RB-Tommy Allison scoring a TD and a conversion to cut the lead to 12-8. But on their next possession the Bears controlled the ball on the ground and in the air to put the game away. After Duggan moved the chains behind the lead blocking of FB-Matt Schmitt, QB-Michael Strehle found Tuffey on a critical 3rd down reception and then TE-Matt Marten for a 20 yard TD, for the final margin of victory. The Bears look to make it three in a row as they face the Falcons this Sunday, with 2nd place in the Jr Pee Wee Division at stake.

The Brooklyn Hurricanes Conference invites all our friends, family and alumni to come out and watch our young Hurricanes play America’s favorite sport on Sunday’s in Marine Park at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Once a HURRICANE, Always a HURRICANE!

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