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Evans the ‘D’ifference for MacArthur

Tom Evans knocked down a two-point conversion pass attempt with two minutes left in the game, assuring MacArthur a 20-19 win over Elmont in Nassau II Friday night. Evans also led the defense with six tackles. Calvin Louie had 16 carries for 98 yards with one touchdown and one two-point conversion run. Tom Cummings had 12 carries for 79 yards and one touchdown. Kyle Acquavella was 4-for-10 for 80 yards and one touchdown for MacArthur (3-2).

Garden City 28, Long Beach 0: Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns on five carries to lead Garden City. Yeboah-Kodie’s second touchdown run of 80 yards came directly after the Garden City defense forced a fumble that was recovered in the end zone by James Buckley on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The touchdown put Garden City (6-0) ahead 21-0 late in the first half. Chris Mixon caught three passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Sewanhaka 35, Calhoun 28: Alexander Chery’s two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns led Sewanhaka to a comeback win. Sewanhaka (2-4) trailed 28-21 with 7:30 remaining after surrendering three consecutive Calhoun touchdowns. Chery found the end zone on a 3-yard carry to even the score. Chery went on to score the winning touchdown with 2:59 to go on a 31-yard rush. Chery finished with 91 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, and also completed his lone pass attempt for 27 yards.

Bellmore JFK 34, Jericho 12: Marco Travaglione blocked a punt in the end zone, which Nick Frigenti brought in for the touchdown, to give Bellmore JFK (4-2) a 24-0 lead in the first quarter. The Travaglione and Frigenti connection continued, as Travaglione also had a tipped pass, which Frigenti caught for an interception.

Herricks 14, Manhasset 7: Lou Mangia’s interception at midfield on fourth-and-7 with 40 seconds remaining sealed the victory for Herricks. Mangia also reeled in a 15-yard touchdown pass down the middle from Mike Lee on Herricks’ opening drive. The Herricks (3-3) defense had a strong game — led by Mike Scaldaferri’s eight tackles — and Manhasset’s only score came on William Theodoropoulos’ goal-line run in the third quarter following a blocked punt.

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