Bears Upset Falcons In Brooklyn Hurricanes Football
Boasting many players from the Rockaways, this past weekend the Bears came from behind late in the 4th Quarter to defeat the Falcons 8-6, for their 3rd victory in as many weeks. Unlike their opening day matchup in which the Falcons crushed the Bears, this week’s contest came down to the final drive. In the first half, the game was scoreless until the Falcons went on an impressive 79 yard scoring drive that took up most of the 2nd Quarter. RB-Ryan Kenny’s 30 yard run from his own 1 yard line was the key play of the drive that allowed the Falcons to escape the shadows of their own goal-posts. They would score from a yard out but miss the critical conversion, to send the game to intermission, 6-0.
In the second half, the Bear Defense kept the team in the game with multiple 4th down stops. Defensive linemen; Ronan Mullally, Jack Tansey and John Leahy’s penetration into the Falcon Backfield was key all day, while Defensive Ends; Michael O’Sullivan, Brian Duggan and Dylan Markle, contained the explosive Falcons rushing attack. Last but not least, Defensive Backs; Matt Marten, Michael Strehle and Tommy McMorrow prevented the big play with multiple open field tackles that stopped the Falcons from breaking the big one.
Down by only one score, the Bear offense finally came alive late in the game, after the defense forced the Falcons to turn the ball over on downs. Behind key blocks by Mullally and Tansey, RBMichael Tuffey found some running room on multiple carries which moved the chains. Than with less than two minutes remaining, Tuffey went the distance to tie the game and his conversion run gave the Bears the lead, for the first time all day. The Falcons tried a reverse on their final possession but DE-Mikey O’Sullivan recovered a fumble to seal the victory. With the win, the Bears moved to 3-2 on the year and alone in second place in the JR Pee Wee Division (7-10 year olds).
In the early JR Pee Wee contest, the Broncos remained unbeaten with a 42- 22 victory over the Cowboys. RB-Anthony Rosati continued his outstanding season with two long touchdown runs, while his brother Nicholas scored twice as well. The Cowboy’s Tommy Allison had his best day of the year with three TD’s and a conversion run for an improving Cowboys Squad. The Broncos meet the Bears this Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with a chance to lock up first place in the division.
In the senior circuit, the Legion beat the Huskies 14-0, to move to 5-0 on the year. The Legion’s Mathew Correa got the team on the board quick, when he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. The Huskies however stayed in the game with a big defensive performance, until Legionnaires QB-Jack Casey found TE-James Resker for a 20 yard TD pass that put the game away. In the late Pee Wee game, the Giants and Blue Jays played a triple OT classic that ended when QB-Brian Langan scored the only points of the day to give the Giants a 6-0 victory. With their third win of the year, the Giants secured second place in the Pee Wee Division (10-12 year olds), while the Jays look to rebound and knock off the undefeated Legionnaires this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
With two weeks left in the Regular Season, all the Hurricanes’ hard work in practice is starting to pay off with some exciting close games each Sunday in Marine Park. With so many players from the Rockaway Peninsula in the league, come out and watch as the teams make their final push toward the playoffs! Once a HURRICANE, Always a HURRICANE!