October 18, 2006

No Solace at Sayville Bonac Football Slides to 1-5

"We did some good things early, but then we broke down a bit," said East Hampton varsity football coach David MacGarva as he spoke about the Bonackers 41-0 loss to first place Sayville on Saturday at Sayville High School. "Defensively, we struggled and when you're playing against the number one team in the division, you can't afford to do that. They're a very good team and they just played better than us."

East Hampton (1-5 in Division III) appeared to be on the verge of scoring points against the top-ranked defense in Suffolk's Division III (57 total points allowed). On the Bonackers second possession of the game players moved the ball on an 11-play drive down to the Golden Flashes' 29-yard line before Sayville's defensive unit stifled any further forward movement.

Chris DeLuca's running (15 carries for 166 yards, 2 touchdowns) coupled with R.J. Kuhn's passing (8 completions for 129 yards, one touchdown) set the tone for the Golden Flashes (4-1 in Division III) offense and by halftime, East Hampton trailed 35-0.

The Bonackers offense struggled to move the ball for the remainder of the game with Joe Quigley leading the Bonackers in both rushing (33) and receiving (23) yards.

Scott Slevinski had 5 tackles and a sack for East Hampton's defensive unit while teammates Matt Behan (6 tackles), Jarred Bowe (5 tackles) and Zach Brenneman (5 tackles) each gave solid performances. Theo Marinescu and Kyle Pomerantz both recorded a sack and Matt Paul recovered a fumble.

"The kids came and played hard the whole time," said MacGarva whose team has an off week before finishing their season with home games against Westhampton on October 28 and Harborfields on November 4.

"The two games that we have coming up are against two good teams, and the Westhampton game is always a big rivalry," MacGarva said. "The kids will really be up for that game."

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