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Justin Guterding's 9 catches lead Garden City over Mepham

Garden City wide receiver Justin Guterding runs upfield

Garden City wide receiver Justin Guterding runs upfield in a game against Elmont. (Sept. 15, 2012) Credit: Steven Ryan

Senior Justin Guterding had 91 receiving yards and tied a school record with nine receptions, according to Garden City statistician Jack White, as Garden State defeated Mepham, 21-7 in Nassau II yesterday.

Brett Stewart completed 18 of 28 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 81 yards on 15 carries, including a 67-yard TD run early in the fourth. Stewart threw 15-yard TD toss to Guterding to take a 14-7 lead with 14 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Ed Blatz had two interceptions to increase his season total to five. Mepham is 1-3.

Elmont 40, Bellmore JFK 6: Mike Braun completed eight of nine passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead Elmont (3-1). Paul Jean had two receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns, scoring on catches of 41 and 35 yards. Daniel Crawford had three receptions for 86 yards and a score. Calvin Aristide ran five times for 40 yards and a touchdown and Nick Walton had two rushes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Matt Brutus had six tackles and a sack. Bellmore JFK is 0-4.

MacArthur 42, Herricks 7: Tom Kelleher had 143 yards of total offense and scored three touchdowns to lead MacArthur (3-1). Kelleher had 14 rushes for 122 yards and two touchdowns and had two receptions for 21 yards and a score. Brendan Smith added 96 rushing yards and made two interceptions on defense. Gerard Cunningham completed five of eight passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns, and Mike Rotondo hauled in three passes for 57 yards and two TDs. Herricks is 0-4.

Calhoun 21, New Hyde Park 7: Calhoun (1-3) racked up 166 yards rushing on 35 carries with three touchdowns behind offensive lineman Steven Valentino, Jack Bennett, Jenard Rosemand, Jonathan Mcleod and Joseph Vignola. Brandon Lee spearheaded the attack with 56 yards on 10 carries. The Calhoun defense was led by Ryan Mulcahy who accounted for four total turnovers with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. New Hyde Park is 1-3.


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