Written by Joe Enea Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
Fall was in the air and the crowd was definitely feeling the mood, it was football season. The fans were wearing sweatshirts, women were wearing scarfs colored blue and orange, and it was a perfect night for the Indians to have a comeback from last week’s upset. The Manhasset Indians were playing the Valley Stream Falcons on Oct. 1 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. on their home field. Manhasset was picked to win this game and they aimed to prove it. It appeared Manhasset walked all over Valley Stream as if they didn’t even exist.
All night long the Manhasset rushing attack was on fire. Between Ryan Matthews, Alessandro Troia, Liam Young, and Steven Fratello, they seemed to have created a four-headed rushing attack and Valley Stream’s defense couldn’t find a way to stop it. Kevin Overlander had two running plays for 30 yards or more and had 2 touchdowns. Very impressive for a quarterback: he had a mission to get the job done. Also, Alessandro Troia ran in for a touchdown, then he fumbled it and Bobby Duvnjak picked it up and scored, great play.
On defense Manhasset stayed very strong. The defense only gave up one touchdown the entire night. Manhasset never gave up, they stopped everything Valley Stream threw and ran at them. All night long the Indians’ defense seemed to click well together, including some nice interceptions from Ryan Matthews and Dylan Meyer.
Valley Stream’s defense was no match for the Indians offense, as it showed right from the get go. The team looked very positive and focused with all their plays. Moving with that in mind Coach Colleyer kept running the ball down Valley Stream’s throat for a happy victory.
With a soaring victory of 21-6 Manhasset, they deserve this win after a tough loss.
“Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable.”
~Tom Landry, former defensive coordinator of the New York Giants and former Coach of the Dallas Cowboys