Gridiron Greats

Bay Shore running back Matthias Eato, who had

Bay Shore running back Matthias Eato, who had 5 touchdowns and an interception, beaks tackles at the line of scrimmage for another run to a score in a game against Patchogue. (Oct. 27, 2012) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

SAM ILARIO, WEST ISLIP

The junior quarterback scored five rushing touchdowns in the Lions' 39-14 win over Smithtown East. He rushed for 147 yards.

MALIK PIERRE, SACHEM NORTH

The junior running back accounted for five touchdowns in a 49-28 victory over previously unbeaten Connetquot. Pierre carried 18 times for 201 yards, returned a kickoff 89 yards, and threw two halfback option passes for touchdowns.

EDDIE SOMERVILLE, BAYPORT-BLUE PT.

The defensive back tied a school record with five interceptions in a 47-0 win over Wyandanch. He returned one for a touchdown.

CURTIS JENKINS, FARMINGDALE

The senior halfback had 14 carries for 144 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown run in a 21-14 win over Massapequa.

MATTHIAS EATO, BAY SHORE

The senior halfback scored five touchdowns in a 42-17 victory over Patchogue-Medford. Eato carried 17 times for 226 yards and four touchdowns. He also had a pick-six for 34 yards.

CHRIS GABRIEL, MEPHAM

The halfback ran for 147 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, all in the second half, in a 41-12 win over Herricks.

MATT SHANERMAN, GLENN

The senior quarterback ran for three touchdowns and passed for another in a 43-14 win over Port Jefferson. Shanerman carried three times for three scores and completed all five pass attempts.

TAYVON HALL, WEST HEMPSTEAD

The senior halfback had 170 yards rushing and three TDs in a 32-27 win over Locust Valley.

TOM KELLEHER, MACARTHUR

The senior halfback had 34 carries for 121 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-17 win over previously unbeaten Garden City.

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