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PAL Flag Football Report From October 28

PEE WEE 3—With Hurricane Sandy looming the Steelers and Titans battled under a dark sky. The Steelers opened the scoring with a long run by Nicholas Napolitano, followed by a two-point conversion by Miles McIntrye. Ian Innes turned a short pass into an 80-yard gallop down the sideline for a score. Jake Miller caught the two-point conversation. The Steel Curtain defense led by Nick DiSantis, Antonio Migliaccio, Kevin Piraino, Greg Gaudio and James Zanelotti kept the Titans off the scoreboard in the first half. The Titans responded in the second half with long plays from Joe Sciacca and his brother Paul to cut the Steelers lead. Christopher Kretschmer then scored on a long touchdown run and the lead was cut to 22-12. The Steelers scored on a long run and the game ended 28-12.

From Oct. 21, the Steelers defeated the Redskins 20-12 in a tight well-played game. The Steelers opened the scoring when Napolitano scored on a sweep. On their next possession Innes caught a short down and out pass and rumbled 80 yards for the score. Innes than did an end dance which will be talked about for weeks to come, Disanti dashed in for the two-point conversation to make the score 14-0. The Steeler defense, led by Piraino and Zanelotti was in full “steel curtain” mode and kept the Redskins out of the end zone for the first half. In the second half McIntyre took a short pass and turned it into a 79-yard adventure down the sideline, before being stopped at the one-foot line. On the next play Gaudio caught a touchdown pass to extend the lead to 20-0. The Redskins rallied and scored two touchdowns to close to the gap. Jack Agres scored on an 80-yard run, cutting back and forth across the field. The Redskins comeback ran out of time as a last second pass was picked off by Napolitano to end the game.

PEE WEE 4—The Titan finished their regular season games by defeating the Steelers 21-14 bringing their record to 6-2. It was a great team effort led by Daniel DeMartino, Brenden Moritz, Matthew Gaba, Jack Moloney, Tyler Carlow, Michael Melo, Adam Gordon, Chris Sperretta and Sam Cordova.

News

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com