Nassau IV roundup: Johnnie Akins rushes for 378 yards, 5 TDs for Roosevelt

Valley Stream North's Brian Carroll tries to get Valley Stream North's Brian Carroll tries to get to Roosevelt's running back Johnnie Akins, who breaks clear for a Roosevelt touchdown. (Sept. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Richard Slattery

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Johnnie Akins had 378 yards and five touchdowns on 36 carries to lead Roosevelt (5-1) to a 38-21 win over Locust Valley (3-3) Saturday in Nassau IV.

Akins, who tied for the fourth highest total in Nassau, had a pair of 39-yard touchdown runs in the third to give Roosevelt a 32-21 lead. He opened the scoring in the first with a 59-yard TD and added scoring runs of 10 and 7 yards. He also finished with nine tackles on defense. Jordan David added a 1-yard TD run in the fourth. Rob Hansen had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.

Mineola 28, Malverne 6: Brian Gaffney had 218 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries for Mineola (4-2). Vinny Bienick completed 5 of 11 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown and added a 9-yard rushing touchdown in the second to make it 15-0. Matt Long caught a 25-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring in the first. Justin Oomen led the defense with eight tackles.West Hempstead 35, East Rockaway 12: Enrique McFarlane had 119 yards and a touchdown on five carries to lead West Hempstead (5-1). Leading 21-0 at the half, McFarlane scored on a 50-yard run off tackle with 8:57 left in the third quarter to extend West Hempstead's lead to 28-0. Bruce Gibbs added 93 yards and two scores on seven carries, scoring on runs of 40 and 24 yards. Tayvon Hall had 31 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. West Hempstead totaled 271 yards on the ground. Anthony Messina led the defense with six tackles and six assists. McFarlane added five tackles and three assists. East Rockaway is 1-5.Island Treed 54, Oyster Bay 7: Matt Anzalone had nine rushes for 129 yards and three touchdowns to lead Island Trees (2-4). Anzalone scored on runs of one, 13, and 26 yards. Brandon Cassar added four carries for 101 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Nick Lang added six carries for 53 yards and ran for fourth quarter TD runs of 17 and 7 yards. Jimmy Carabott had a 47-yard TD reception and also had an interception and seven tackles. Kevin Strauss had eight tackles. Oyster Bay is 1-5.

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