Hurricane’s Season Ends In Thrilling Fashion
The Brooklyn Hurricanes regular season came to a fantastic close this past Sunday, November 6th, with three of four games decided in the closing moments.
In the JR Pee Wee Division the Broncos remained unbeaten after they defeated the Falcons in OT, by the score of 28-26.
In a matchup between two intense rivals, the Falcons’ RB-Tommy Leahy scored once while QB-James Geoghan scored three times to push the Broncos to the edge of their first defeat.
But the Broncos responded in the first OT session with the play of the year that kept their winning streak alive. Following a Falcons TD, the Broncos tied the game on 4th and goal from the 10 when QB-Nick Rosati rolled right and found TEChristian Gonzalez in the end zone to force a second overtime period. Mike Soriano’s relentless TD run and Anthony Rosati’s conversion provided the final margin of victory for the Broncos who moved to 7-0 on the year and atop the division standings. They meet the 4th place Cowboys this Sunday, November 10th, in the playoffs at 9:00 a.m.
In the late Pee Wee contest, the Bears defeated the Cowboys by the score of 18-14, in another exciting game that moved them into 2nd place with their fourth win of the year. Playing without standout RBMike Tuffey, the Bears got on the board in the first half when RBLuke Carson scored from the 5 to put the Bears up 6-0. The Bear defense contained a tough Cowboy rushing attack in the first half with big hits from DT-Jack Tansey and LB’s Matt Schmitt and Dylan Markle.
Following intermission, the Bears moved deep into Cowboy territory on a 40 yard run by RB-Brian Duggan down the left sideline that had the Bears knocking on the door again. RB-Matt Marten would finish the drive two plays later, scoring behind the blocking of TE-Matt Schmitttomakeita2scorelead. The Cowboys however would not quit, as All-Star RB-Tommy Allison carried the team on his back on two second half scoring drives to take the lead. His conversion run with less than two minutes remaining put the Cowboys up 14-12 and within grasp of their first win of the year. But with their backs against the wall, the Bears rallied on their last possession as RB-Luke Carson rumbled and stumbled for 40 yards on 4th down for the winning score. With the win the Bears move to 4-3 on the season and face a rubber match with the Falcons this Sunday in the playoffs.
In the Pee Wee Division, the Giants knocked off the previously unbeaten Legionnaires 8-6 in another tremendous Hurricanes contest. The Giants moved the ball well from the start behind the outstanding blocking of their offensive line but turnovers would limit the points in the game, as both teams lost the ball on the first cold day of the season. In the 2nd Quarter however, the Giants would capitalize on a Legion turnover to score their first points of the year against the Legionnaires. With the ball inside the Legion red zone, QB-Brian Langan led the team and RB-Phil Gerena found the end zone for a TD and conversion to put the Giants up 8-0. In the 4th quarter the Legion would close the gap and score on a beautiful pass from QB-Jack Casey to TE-James Resker but the failed conversion attempt kept the Giants in front by 2. Following a successful on side kick by Thomas Resker, the Legionnaires were in position for a final drive to pull the game out, but a stout Giants defense turned them away for the victory. With the win the Giants secured 2nd place in the division and will meet the 3rd place Huskies this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
In the final game of the day the Huskies beat the Blue Jays by the score of 28-8 behind the outstanding performance of RB-Frank Bernie, who scored three times in three different ways. Bernie scored on a TD run, a pass from QB-Thomas Monahan and a kickoff return to give the Huskies a comfortable lead. RBSean Hennessy’s touchdown run completed the scoring for the Huskies who won their third game in the last four weeks and look to keep it going in the in the playoffs against the Giants.
This Sunday all eight teams will meet in the playoffs with a trip to The Aviator Sports and Events Center on the line.
The Broncos and The Legion may be the favorites in their division but as this weekend showed, anything is possible in the Brooklyn Hurricanes!