Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00
After a win against Amityville and a loss against North Babylon, the Glen Cove Pee Wee Cardinals’ record is two wins and one loss after defeating Valley Stream Green, Sunday, Sept. 23, with a score of 19 to 7.
Glen Cove started the game on defense. Josue Cruz, Londell Wheeler, Joseph Johnson, Jesse Barnes, Christian Maiorana, David Berlin, Cayden Burnett, Charlie Benazzi, Reece Ramos, Anthony Schettino and Peter Liotta forced Valley Stream to turn the ball over on downs.
On their first possession, Anthony Schettino ran 48 yards, just two yards short of a touchdown. The two yards were quickly gained when quarterback Jesse “Biggie” Barnes ran in for the touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good and the Cardinals were quickly up 6-0.
After forcing Valley Stream to again turn the ball over on downs, the Cardinals scored on a 10-yard run by Victor Vaughan, who made the defenders miss with a fantastic spin move. The extra point was good when Richard Perez dragged the defenders into the end zone with him.
Defense held Valley Stream scoreless at the half. They had no chance against the powerful Cardinals defense, led by David “the Berlin wall” Berlin and the great tackling by Josue Cruz and Joseph Johnson. Chaaya Letellier nearly had an interception to end the half.
On the first play of the third quarter, David Berlin ran 25 yards for a first down. Jesse Barnes added 20 but it was called back on a penalty. After yards being gained by Tionna Hubbard and Barnes, Joseph Johnson scored after carving through Valley Stream defenders for 35 yards. The extra point attempt was no good.
Since they were now up by three scores, Valley Stream was allowed to choose four Glen Cove players to be removed from the game. Receiving the honor were Richard Perez, Joseph Johnson, Josue Cruz and Jesse Barnes.
On the ensuing possession, the Cardinal defense again played tough but allowed Valley Stream to score their only touchdown of the game. Peter Liotta, Nicholas La Rosa, Tionna Hubbard, Christian Maiorana (fumble recovery), Cayden Burnett, Reece Ramos, Andrew McLaurin, Londell Wheeler, Chaaya Letellier, Andrew Fabiilli, Allen Hudson, and Nicholas Kodis all played tough.
Although Nicholas La Rosa juked and jived for a beautiful 40-yard run and Richard Perez, Charlie Benazzi and Chaaya Letellier all ran for positive yards. Glen Cove did not score again.
Throughout the game offense was tough. Madison Patino, Matthew Coyle, Sean Verene, Justin Barwick, Dillon Fahey, Ryan Evans, Josue Cruz, Joseph Johnson, Jesse Barnes, Orazio Petito, Jayden Rosario, and Reece Ramos got the job done offensively and allowed Glen Cove to dominate the line of scrimmage.
The Glen Cove Pee Wee Cardinals hosted Wantagh on Sunday, Sept 30 at City Stadium. After a hard fought battle, they were victorious with a score of 25 to 18.
The Cardinals were first to score on a 60-yard run by quarterback Jesse “Biggie” Barnes. The extra point attempt was no good.
Defense was tough but Wantagh was able to score and the game was soon tied at 6-6.
The Cardinals were not deterred. They quickly scored again on a 50-yard, beautiful run by Joseph Johnson in which he juked and jived the Wantagh defense. The extra point was no good. Following the score, the defense didn’t let Wantagh get too far, Christian Maiorana recovered a fumble, leaving the score at the half 12-6.
Wantagh was able to score on their first possession in the second half, but, Glen Cove quickly answered back on a 63-yard touchdown run by Johnson. The extra point was scored by Barnes. The score was now 19-12.
It was a back and forth effort throughout the fourth quarter. Anthony Schettino recovered a Wantagh fumble and set up Richard Perez for numerous runs for positive yards.
Wantagh did manage to score again, but they failed to convert the extra point. This left Glen Cove up by one. Glen Cove soon answered back on a 60-yard touchdown run by Biggie Barnes, with beautiful blocking setup by David Berlin, Joseph Johnson, Richard Perez, and Victor Vaughan.
Wantagh had the ball again, but Barnes ended the game with an interception.
Defense was tough throughout the game. They made Wantagh fight for every point. Londell Wheeler, Charlie Benazzi, Anthony Schettino, Peter Liotta, David Berlin, Nicholas Kodis, Victor Vaughan, Christian Maiorana, Sean Verene, Orazio Petito, Richard Perez, Tionna Hubbard, Josue Cruz, Matthew Coyle, Reece Ramos, Chaaya Letellier, Cayden Burnet, Ryan “Tuna” Evans, Nicholas La Rosa, Andrew Fabiilli, Allen Hudson, Andrew McLaurin, Jayden Rosario, Joseph Johnson and Jesse Barnes got the job done.
Offense played hard and allowed for the Cardinals scoring drives. Madison Patino, Matthew Coyle, Cayden Burnet, David Berlin, Sean Verene, Victor Vaughan, Jayden Rosario, Christian Maiorana, Peter Liotta, Dillon Fahey, Richard Perez, Joseph Johnson, Tuna Evans, Justin Barwick, and Chaaya Letellier opened holes and blocked to allow for the scoring.