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Wantagh 17, Mepham 0

Wantagh H.S. running back Joe Giardina, no. 21,

Wantagh H.S. running back Joe Giardina, no. 21, tries to elude the grasp of Mepham H.S. defender Kyle Berlin, no. 12, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011) Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh held Mepham to just a single first down, gained on a Warriors penalty on their way to a 17-0 win.

Mepham H.S. linebacker Elias Lozada, no. 23, tries
Credit: Jack McCoy

Mepham H.S. linebacker Elias Lozada, no. 23, tries to get around a Wantagh offensive lineman. (Oct. 1, 2011)

WANTAGH DENIES LOZADA THE CATCH Game story Mepham
Credit: Jack McCoy

WANTAGH DENIES LOZADA THE CATCH
Game story
Mepham wide receiver Elias Lozada, left, tries to catch a pass but is heavily guarded by Wantagh defenders Gerard Roche and Ryan Gendel. Gendel had a key interception in the fourth quarter that helped shutout Wantagh. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. running back Joe Giardina, no. 21,
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. running back Joe Giardina, no. 21, tries to elude the grasp of Mepham H.S. defender Kyle Berlin, no. 12, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Mepham H.S. quarterback AJ Heller, no. 15, in
Credit: Jack McCoy

Mepham H.S. quarterback AJ Heller, no. 15, in action against Wantagh H.S. during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. running back Matt Balzano, no. 23,
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. running back Matt Balzano, no. 23, on a short yardage gain before being wrapped up by Mepham H.S. defender Joe Aliberti, no. 77, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Mepham running back Shane Agostino looks for running
Credit: Jack McCoy

Mepham running back Shane Agostino looks for running room against Wantagh defender Peter Brasile during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. player Brian VonBargen, no. 28, is
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. player Brian VonBargen, no. 28, is unable to catch a pass while being defended by Mepham player Joey Dentici no. 26, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. player Shaun Charkowick, no. 88, scores
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. player Shaun Charkowick, no. 88, scores the first touchdown of the game against Mepham H.S. in the third quarter during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. player Matt Balzano, no. 23, gains
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. player Matt Balzano, no. 23, gains some yardage against Mepham H.S. during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Wantagh H.S. quarterback Nick Mullen, no. 2, being
Credit: Jack McCoy

Wantagh H.S. quarterback Nick Mullen, no. 2, being pursued by Mepham H.S. defender Joe Aliberti, no. 77, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

Mepham H.S. player Dylan Gordon, no. 10, gets
Credit: Jack McCoy

Mepham H.S. player Dylan Gordon, no. 10, gets wrapped up by Wantagh H.S. defender Peter Brasile, no. 32, during this Conference II football game. (Oct. 1, 2011)

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