Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
It was the biggest football game that Roslyn High School has seen in decades.
Last Saturday, the unbeaten Bulldogs traveled to Port Washington to take on Schreiber High School, which also went into the game with a perfect 5-0 record.
Despite a spirited effort by the Bulldogs, Roslyn fell in a tough road game loss, 21-7. Playing under overcast conditions, the two teams went into the second half tied, 7-7. Port Washington got on the board first with a seven-yard run from
James Burns. However, the Bulldogs, as they have all year, bounced back, tying the score on a spectacular 59-yard touchdown gallop by Thomas Davis.
After a penalty-plagued third quarter, Roslyn made a move late in that quarter. A fourth down completion from Adam Combs to Alex Epprecht gave Roslyn a first down deep inside Port Washington. After driving inside the 10-yard line, a
Roslyn fumble and a Port Washington recovery ended the Bulldogs’ best chance to win the game. The Roslyn defense hung tough, but on the offense’s next possession of downs, Manny Salvatierra intercepted a pass and took it 26 yards into the end zone for a 14-7 Port Washington lead. On the Bulldogs next possession, another interception gave the Vikings the ball. They promptly marched downfield to score another touchdown, this time on a two-yard run by Mike
Gennusa, giving them an insurmountable 21-7 lead and the victory.
The defeat was a disappointment, but it hardly dimishes the excellent season Roslyn has enjoyed on the gridiron. This Saturday at 1:30 p.m,, Roslyn will play its home finale against Great Neck North in a game at the high school football field. It is a good time for fans to come out and support a team that has revitalized the football program at Roslyn High School.