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Nassau IV team-by-team preview

Roosevelt quarterback Justin Terry scrambles for a gain

Roosevelt quarterback Justin Terry scrambles for a gain after a botched snap in the second quarter of the Nassau County varsity football Conference IV final vs. Seaford at Hofstra. (Nov. 21, 2013) Credit: James Escher

1. ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

2013 Record: 11-1

Coach: Joe Vito, 21st season

KEY PLAYERS

Shamari Kirkpatrick

RB/LB, 5'10, 185, Sr.

Denzel Barnes

WR/DB, 5'10, 170, Sr.

Justin Terry

WR/DB 5'7, 160, Sr.

Dorkim Simeona

OL/DL 6'2, 240, Sr.

Chukuma Ukwu

OL/DL 6'2, 250, Jr.

ABOUT THE ROUGH RIDERS

Kirkpatrick is the feature running back. He ran for 447 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Kirkpatrick also made 25 tackles at linebacker. Simeona made 26 tackles and two sacks.

 

2. LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

2013 Record: 5-4

Coach: Matt McFarland, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS

John Pedranghelu

RB/DB, 5'8, 160, Jr.

Spencer Matthaei

OL/DL, 6'4, 245, Jr.

Sam Torelli

RB/DB, 5'10, 170, Sr.

Dan Syrett

OL/DE, 6'3, 200, Sr.

Chris Schultz

OL/DL, 5'9, 175, Jr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS

Pedranghelu is a duel-threat, rushing for 350 yards, racking up 110 yards as a receiver, and scoring three touchdowns last season. He also made 12 tackles and had one interception.

 

3. MINEOLA MUSTANGS

2013 Record: 4-5

Coach: Dan Guido, 28th season.

KEY PLAYERS

Ryan Eccher

RB/LB, 5'11, 195, Sr.

Edien Hincapie

OT/LB, 5'11, 215, Sr.

James Gerstner

QB/DB, 5'9, 180 Sr.

Kyle Dunleavy

RB/LB, 5'10, 170, Sr.

Brian Smith

WR/ LB, 6'2, 190, Sr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS

Hincapie, Anthony Sarno, and Matt Lafaye anchor the lines. Smith, Chris Lockwood, and John Clancy will catch passes from Gerstner in the spread offense. Matt Kosowski will play at running back and linebacker.

 

4. SEAFORD VIKINGS

2013 record: 8-3

Coach: Rob Perpall, 15th season.

KEY PLAYERS

Patrick Bizzarro

RB/DB 5'6, 150, Sr.

Bobby Buell

WR/S 6'1, 175, Sr.

Tom Spurrel

TE/OLB 5'11, 175 Sr.

John Schaller

RB/DB 5'9, 170, Sr.

Tom Flynn

OL/DL 6'1, 220, Sr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS

Bizzarro leads the offense at RB, rushing for 837 yards and eight TDs last year. The senior also made 39 tackles. Buell, Spurrel, and Schaller are also dangerous targets.

 

5. WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

2013 record: 7-3

Coach: Dom Carre, 5th Season

KEY PLAYERS

Anthony Beaubrun

QB/DB 6'3, 190, Sr.

Anthony Messina

RB/LB 5'10, 175, Jr.

Thomas Cannisi

RB/LB 5'11, 180, Jr.

Jason Valentino

OL/DL 6'0, 240, Sr.

Bertram Scroggins

TE/DB 6'0, 185, Sr.

ABOUT THE RAMS

Beaubrun threw four touchdowns and ran four two last season. Messina recorded 60 tackles, while Cannisi added 30. Running back Jahhari Creightney scored four touchdowns and ran for 300 yards.

 

6. CLARKE RAMS

2013 record: 4-5

Coach: John Boyle, 28th season.

KEY PLAYERS

Bobby Siri

OL/DL 6'2, 185, Sr.

Juan Gomez

RB/LB 6'0, 185, Sr.

John Zaino

QB 5'10, 165, Sr.

Tom Valente

WR/LB 6'2, 185, Sr.

Aaron Dawson

RB/DB 5'10, 185, Jr.

ABOUT THE RAMS

Tyler Constantine was third on team with 55 tackles and Gomez was fourth with 47. Dawson will look to build on his 484 yards and eight touchdowns.

 

7. CARLE PLACE/WHEATLEY FROGS

2013 record: 4-4

Coach: Tim Moran, 9th season

KEY PLAYERS

Lucas Golon

FB/LB 6'0, 205, Sr.

Andrew Hastings

QB/LB 6'0, 190, Sr.

Luis Costa

RB/DB 6'0, 180, Sr.

Eric McCloskey

RB/DB 5'8, 150, Sr.

Josh Jacobs

OT/DE 6'4, 210, Sr.

ABOUT THE FROGS

Fell just short of playoffs last year. Golon ran for a shade over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns. He highlights a strong group of skill players.

 

8. MALVERNE MULES

2013 record: 4-4

Coach: Kito Lockwood, 6th season

KEY PLAYERS

Bryce Todd

QB/DB 5'8, 170, Sr.

Maxon Jean

WR/DB 5'8, 175, Sr.

Kyle Richard

OL/LB 6'1, 210, Sr.

Christopher Hackett

RB/LB 5'7, 170, Sr.

Jamesky Choisi

WR/DB 5'6, 175, Sr.

ABOUT THE MULES

Todd scored four rushing touchdowns last year. The quarterback also caught three touchdowns. Jean caught 20 passes and six touchdowns.

 

9. ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

2013 record: 3-5

Coach Tom McCormick, first season.

KEY PLAYERS

John Pascalli

RB/DB 5'11, 175, Sr.

Tom Gilmartin

WR/DB 5'7, 160, Sr.

Anthony O'Connell

QB/DB 6'0, 165, Sr.

Tucker Hahn

RB/DL 6'2, 245, Sr.

Phil Selitto

WR/DB 5'10, 175, Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS

Pascalli returns after amassing 492 yards on 86 carries and eight touchdowns last year. Defensively, the senior captain made 30 tackles.

 

10. FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

2013 record: 4-4

Coach: Ron Baskind, 28th season.

KEY PLAYERS

Tyrone Perkins

RB/LB 6'1, 210, Sr.

Zach Sideris

OL/LB 5'9, 215, Sr.

Elijah Reckler

RB/LB 5'8, 170, Sr.

Jalijah Daniels

RB/FS 5'10, 175 Jr.

Corey Goldglit

QB/DB 5'8, 170, Jr.

ABOUT THE QUAKERS

Perkins ran for 895 yards last season and 17 touchdowns. He finished the year with 20 total touchdowns.

 

11. EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

2013 record: 2-6

Coach: Russell Pajer, 20th season.

KEY PLAYERS

Dom Derosa

RB/LB, 6'1, 175, Sr.

Chris Amabile

RB/LB 5'8, 155, Sr.

Chris Candreva

OL/DL 6'1, 270, Sr.

Michael DelGais

QB/DB 5'10, 160, Jr.

Dan Fusco

RB/DB 5'8, 155, Jr.

ABOUT THE ROCKS

Derosa has 12 rushing touchdowns and 40 tackles at linebacker. Amabile added four touchdowns as a running back.

 

12. VALLEY STREAM SOUTH FALCONS

2013 record: 2-6

Coach: Lance Griffin, 30th season

KEY PLAYERS

Stefawn James

QB/LB 5'9, 185, Sr.

Tahj Wilson

RB/LB 5'10, 190, Sr.

Tyler Gill

RB/DB 6'0, 175, Sr.

James Cannon

RB/DL 6'1, 248, Sr.

Isiah Morgan

OL/DL 5'11, 185, Sr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS

James ran for three touchdowns and threw for seven last season. Wilson ran for four touchdowns and Cannon added three.

 

13.COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Ben Zuk, first season.

KEY PLAYERS

Wes Szagna

QB 6'1, 170 Sr.

Brian Augsperg

TE/LB - 6'2, 175, Sr.

Peyton McGowan

T - 6'4, 285, Sr.

Joseph Ball

T/LB - 6'2, 235, Sr.

Alex Kaley

RB/LB 5'10, 180, Jr.

ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS

Szagna threw for 336 yards. Kaley can run the ball, gaining 261 yards and scoring twice in 2013.

 

14.OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Joe Knoll, fourth season

KEY PLAYERS

Chris Canadeo

OL/DL - 5'11, 200, Sr.

Felix Gutierrez

TE/LB - 6'1, 185, Sr.

Ryan Hauser

QB/DB - 6'1, 175, Sr.

Teddy Morales

OL/DL - 5'10, 210. Sr.

Nick Orlowski

RB/DB - 5'6, 165, Sr.

ABOUT THE BAYMEN

Dan Ortega will join Canadeo and Morales on the line. Ortega can play on both sides of the ball.

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