Ray Catapano, Dylan De Meo and Matt Robison help Carey crush Elmont
The passing game for Carey, featuring quarterback Ray Catapano and receivers Dylan De Meo and Matt Robison, was dynamic in the first half Saturday against Elmont.
De Meo and Robison each finished with two touchdowns receiving to help give the Seahawks a 34-0 halftime lead en route to its 41-0 win in Conference II.
"It's all about getting open," said De Meo, who had seven receptions for 139 yards and kicked 5 of 6 extra points. "Ray's great in and out of the pocket. I know he will find me when he scrambles."
Catapano completed 15 of 21 passes for 240 yards and five touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and rushed for 54 yards on five carries.
"You can't teach chemistry," said Catapano, who hooked up with De Meo on Carey's first play from scrimmage, a 49-yard touchdown strike. "Dylan and Matt are equally quick and athletic. I know if I put the ball where it needs to be, they'll go and get it."
Before Robison got in on the action, Nick Spillane went and got a 28-yard touchdown pass from Catapano with 10:57 remaining in the second quarter to make it 21-0 Carey.
Robison closed out the first-half scoring with touchdown receptions of 28 and 25 yards. He finished with four receptions for 58 yards and two scores.
"I knew if I got past my guy, Ray would put it on my chest," Robison said. "We did what we had to do to get the job done."
The play of Catapano, De Meo and Robison left Elmont coach Jay Hegi in awe.
"They have incredible athletes," said Hegi, whose Spartans dropped to 3-2. "Their timing is phenomenal and they have excellent hands and speed. They're a well-oiled machine."
Kyle Bourne's 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown with 2:09 left in the fourth quarter was the lone score of the second half.
"Give credit to the O-line. They gave me the time to throw some good balls," Catapano said. "Every win is big. This helps boost our confidence. We just got to keep our focus and practice hard."
Carey's first-team offense and defense played only one series in the second half. The first-team defense hasn't allowed a single point all season, according to Seahawks coach Mike Stanley.
"It's not a goal of ours, but they're taking a lot of pride in it," Stanley said. "We're getting players to the ball and being relentless."