Friday, 07 September 2012 00:00
As classes resume at Glen Cove High School, the Big Red Varsity Football Team closed its summer camp and is ready for the 2012 season. Under head coach Peter Kopecky and assistants Steve Tripp, Tony Gallo and Mark Pnini, along with JV coaches Frank Curatolo and Brett Rubin, the football team has been in full swing since August 15.
“It has been a great summer,” said coach Kopecky, “The players and coaches have been working hard on the field, in the film room and in the weight room to make this a special year.”
Six returning seniors will serve as captains for the 2012 season. Linemen Dane Caufield, Fabrisky Jean-Claude and Mario Serrano joined with receiver Anthony Famigletti and quarterbacks Will Kassar and Christian Klimaszewski are providing the leadership necessary for success.
“We have a lot of experience from our Captain Corp,” said Kopecky, “Their leadership and talent will play a big role this year.”
Depth will be a key for the Big Red in 2012. “With 35 players on the team, we are almost a two-platoon system,” Kopecky said. “We are looking at 18 different starters on offense and defense, with more players slated for significant playing time. This has made for more competitive practices, and will keep us fresh in the fourth quarter.”
The Big Red opens the 2012 season on the road at Lawrence on Saturday. “This will be a big test for us,” said Kopecky, “Lawrence is the defending county champion, and we are playing on their turf.”
Last year the Big Red hung tough with Lawrence, but the more experienced Golden Tornadoes pulled away in the fourth quarter. The first Big Red home game will be under the lights at J.Cameron Maiden Field on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m.