Dec 012012

The following players were selected as 2012 CHSFL All-League Offense honorees:

Ryan Burnett, Archbishop Stepinac
Daniel Hoffer, Archbishop Stepinac
Daniel Pomposello, Archbishop Stepinac
Tarik Stovall, Archbishop Stepinac
Dante Aiken, Bishop Ford
Rodney Gonzalez, Bishop Ford
George Dawson, Cardinal Hayes
Mamdau Bah, Cardinal Hayes
Kyle Benjamin, Cardinal Spellman
Sean Marcano, Cardinal Spellman
Daniel Fowler, Chaminade
Robert Speranza Jr., Chaminade
Sean Walsh, Chaminade
Thomas Zenker, Chaminade
Jordan Fuchs, Christ the King
Matt Gluick, Christ the King
James Drago, Fordham Prep
James McHale, Fordham Prep
Malik Crossdale, Fordham Prep
Kevin McGrane, Fordham Prep
Jordan Pagan, Holy Cross
Brandan Pelzar, Holy Cross
Ryan Alexander, Holy Trinity
Patrick Williams, Holy Trinity
Joseph Gotti, Holy Trinity
Michael Caddigan, Holy Trinity
Joseph Ferguson, Holy Trinity
Mario Biaggi, Iona Prep
Austin Jones, Iona Prep
Shaq Townsend, Iona Prep
O’Shane Morris, Iona Prep
Malik Joseph, Iona Prep
Kyle Driscoll, Kellenberg
Brendan Fitzgerald, Kellenberg
Nick Rizzo, Kellenberg
Brian Schmidt, Kellenberg
Brett Braco, Monsignor Farrell
Joe Bruno, Monsignor Farrell
Jovon Parks, Mount Saint Michael
Andrew Lane, Mount Saint Michael
Isaiah Martir, Mount Saint Michael
Vernell Mackey, Mount Saint Michael
Kevin Grindley, Mount Saint Michael
Anthony Anderson, St. Anthony’s
Jack Vivonetto, St. Anthony’s
Joe Tustin, St. Anthony’s
Greg Galligan, St. Anthony’s
Jack Hurly, St. Francis Prep
Kadir Wisdom, St. Francis Prep
Justin Guerre, St. Francis Prep
Rubin St. Mark, St. Francis Prep
Christian Turri, St. John the Baptist
Ludvig Francis, St. John the Baptist
Brandon Violante, St. Joseph by the Sea
Andrew Russo, St. Joseph by the Sea
Ryan Minlionica, St. Joseph by the Sea
Frank Calcutta, St. Joseph by the Sea
Dom Trimarco, St. Peter’s
Isaiah Kearney, Xaverian
Laray Smith, Xaverian
Chris Jones, Xaverian
Jonathan Badyna, Xaverian
Peter Tuohy, Xaverian
Ricky Comis, Xavier
Connor Sweet, Xavier

Nov 272012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for their performance in the CHSFL Thanksgiving Day games as well as the semifinal round:

Thanksgiving Day

William Solomon, FS/RB, Xavier

Albert Sutton, RB, Mount Saint Michael

Brandon Jackson, DHB, Holy Cross

Daniel Hoffer, QB, Archbishop Stepinac

AAA/AA Semifinals

Jake Wiswall, FB/LB, St. John the Baptist

Anthony Anderson, RB, St. Anthony’s

Thomas Zenker, WR, Chaminade

Nov 212012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for the first week’s CHSFL playoff action:

Chris Cooper, WR, Iona Prep: Iona Prep’s senior wide receiver caught eight passes for 179 yards and scored four touchdowns as the second-seeded Gaels cruised to an impressive 41-20 win over Xaverian in the CHFL ‘AAA’ Division quarterfinals. Cooper and his Iona Prep squad will face off with the third-ranked Chaminade Flyers in the semifinals.

Jackson Moses, DT, St. John the Baptist: The Cougars 6-foot-2, 249-pound defensive tackle shined on the defensive side of the ball with 9 tackles – 4 unassisted and two of them accounted for negative yardage. Moses also had two sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception return for a 60 yard touchdown in SJB’s convincing 62-7 victory over Holy Trinity.

John Antetomaso, WR, Kellenberg: The Firebirds’ feisty junior wide receiver returned two kickoffs for touchdowns of 90 and 91 yards respectfully. Antetomaso also had three catches for 60 yards and pulling in a touchdown reception in Kellenberg’s thrilling 42-41 overtime win over St. Francis. The Firebirds take on St. John the Baptist in the CHSFL ‘AA’ semifinals on Saturday.

Ryan Minlionica, QB, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea: The Vikings’ junior quarterback put up big numbers on the gorund and in the air in St. Joseph-by-the-Sea’s first ever ‘AAA’ playoff win. Minlionica rushed the ball 16 times for 96 yards and completed 6 of 10 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Nov 142012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 8:

Frank Calcutta, RB, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea

Calcutta ran for 151 yards on 17 carries by breaking numberous tackles and scoring two touchdowns in a 34-14 win over Holy Trinity. His success came despite injuries to himself and his teammates that caused him to change positions.

Kahiel Collier, LB/RB, Cardinal Hayes

Collier, the senior running back for Cardinal Hayes in its 40-14 win pver Cardinal Spellman. The standout senior notched three touchdowns on runs of 65, 15, and 20 yards respectfully. He also compiled 12 tackles and had a fumble recovery.

Ryan BurnettHB, Archbishop Stepinac

Burnett ran 16 times for 185 yards and scored a touchdown in Stepinac’s victory over Monsignor Farrell. The 5-7, 190 pound halfback improved his numbers to  148 carries and 973 yards with 6 touchdowns on the season.

James Coleman, RB/QB/DB, Christ the King

Colman did it all for the Royals in Christ the King’s Class A semifinal contest, carrying the ball 20 times for 104 yards. He compiled two touchdowns – one on the ground and the other coming on a touchdown reception. He also notched 8 tackles, with 3 assists and an interception.

Dante Aiken, RB/LB, Bishop Ford

The Bishop Ford star running back carried the ball 15 times for 176 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 38-0 semi-final victory over Cardinal Spellman.


Oct 262012

Andrew Russo, RB, St. Joseph by the Sea

The junior running back rushed for 184 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns in St. Joseph by the Sea’s come-from-behind 46-35 victory over Xaverian. Russo played both sides of the ball on Friday night as he was the lead blocker for a rushing attack that ran for 367 yards and 22 overall first downs.

Ryan McCann, RB, St. John the Baptist

McCann, a 5-11 218-pound junior, shined for the Cougars in his team’s 33-27 loss to St. Francis Prep on Saturday afternoon. On the ground McCann ran for 143 yards on 19 carries and scoring 2 touchdowns. He also added 2 catches for 36 yards.

Jordan Gowins, RB, St. Anthony’s

The St. anthony’s sophomore running back scored 3 touchdowns on 14 carries while rushing for 124 yards in the Friars’ 28-0 shutout victory over Holy Cross. In his first three varsity games, Gowins has scored 7 touchdowns. The win also gave head coach Rich Reichert his 212st career win, the most in Suffolk County history.

Oct 242012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 7:

Laray Smith, RB, Xaverian

Smith had 209 yards rushing on 9 carries and scored 3 TDs in a 53-12 victory over Holy Trinity. The 6-1, 190-pound senior running back helped the Clippers improve their record to 2-4 in league games.

Brandon Violante, G, St. Joseph by-the-Sea

Violante leads an offensive line that amassed almost 500 yards rushing against Fordham Prep and over 2,700 yards for the season. These numbers not only reflect his contribution but also the work ethic of the unit as a whole. The unit has helped St. Joseph by-the-Sea accrue a 6-1 record, good enough for fourth place in the CHSFL AAA playoff standings.

Greg Galligan, QB, St. Anthony’s

Gailligan accounted for three touchdowns in the Friars’ 34-12 over Mount St. Michael. The 6-0, 185-pound Cold Spring Harbor native threw a 63-yard TD strike and ran for scores of 30 and 25 yards.

Brandon Pelzer, RB/LB, Holy Cross

Pelzer, a junior from Rosedale, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 28-7 win over Kellenberg on Saturday. On the defensive side, the 5-10, 210-pound linebacker also had a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown and recorded six tackles and two knockdowns.

Oct 182012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 6:

Christian Turri, RB/DB, St. John the Baptist

Turri, the Cougars running back/defensive back, excelled on both sides of the ball in a 36-14 win over Christ the King. The 5-10, 170 pound senior rushed for 154 yards on seven carries while scoring two touchdowns on the offensive side of things, while on defense Turri had seven tackles (4 solo, 3 assisted) and notched two interceptions in the victory.

Glen Kartalis, WR/CB, St. Peter’s

Kartalis, a 5-foot-10, 145-pound senior wide receiver shined for the Eagles despite his team falling 27-26 to Cardinal Hayes. The Staten Island-native had 4 rushes for 56 yards, 5 receptions for 122 yards and 1 touchdown, good for 178 all-purpose yards. On the defensive side of the ball, he notched five solo tackles with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Nick Rizzo, WR, Kellenberg Memorial

Kellenberg’s senior wide receiver sparked the Firebirds in a 20-17 victory over Fordham Prep last weekend. Rizzo had five receptions for a game-high 253 yards with a touchdown. His 96-yard slant set up the winning score in the victory.

Michael Caddigan, LB, Holy Trinity

Caddigan, a 5-foot-10 200-pound linebacker was a strong defensive presence in Holy Trinity’s 22-21 win over Holy Cross. The stand out junior had 14 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss with a fumble recover. Caddigan also had 3 special team tackles in the win to improve the Titans to 3-3 overall on the year

Oct 122012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 5:

James Drago, WR/DB, Fordham Prep

Fordham Prep’s senior WR/DB was a force for the Rams in a marathon 40-34 4 OTvictory over Xaverian. Drago had 10 catches for 175 yards with two touchdown receptions of 20 and 4 yards each. In addition, six of his catches resulted in first downs for the Rams. He was also efficient on the defensive side of the ball, recording six tackles and an interception in the fourth overtime to seal victory.

Brendan Femiano, RB, St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony’s sophomore running back returned a kickoff for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Friars 35-14 win over Archbishop Stepniac in a rematch of last year’s CHSFL championship game. Femiano also rushed for 71 yards on 4 carries with a 36 yard touchdown on the ground to improve St. Anthony’s league standing to 3-1 in 2012.

Brett Bracco, RB, Monsignor Farrell

Bracco makes his second-straight appearance as CHSFL’s player of the week. Monsignor Farrell’s senior running back continued to dominate, carrying the ball 19 times for 216 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the Lions 42-14 victory over Mount St. Michael.


Oct 032012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 4:

Pete Mokwuah, DL, St. Joseph-by-the-Sea

Mokwuah, a 6-foot-4 300-pound defensive end was a defensive force for St. Joseph-by-the-Sea in Sea’s 22-14 victory over Mount St. Michael. The standout junior record seven tackles in the win, including four that resulted in negative yardage for the opposition.

Brett Bracco, RB, Monsignor Farrell

Monsignor Farrell has something special in Brett Bracco. Just a week removed for a 99-yard, 2 TD performance against Holy Trinity, the senior running back upped his game by rushing for 145 yards on 21 carries and scoring 3 TDs against Kellenberg in the Lions 35-12 victory on Sunday.

William Solomon, FS/RB, Xavier

Solomon carried the bulk of Xavier’s rushing game, carrying the ball 30 times for 289 yards and scoring 4 TDs. The junior running back also exceled in the option by throwing for a 42-yard touchdown pass. On the defensive side of the ball, he along with the rest of the Xavier defense held Cardinal Hayes to just 8 yards rushing in Xavier’s 41-14 win.


Sep 192012

The following football players earned CHSFL Player of the Week honors for Week 2:

Zach Kearney, QB/DB, Xaverian HS

The senior quarterback carried the ball 35 times for 237 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in the Clippers’ 31-28 victory over Archbishop Stepinac. Kearney, a 2011 CHSFL Offensive Player of the Year finalist, accounted for over 275 yards of total offense and played a part in 28 of Xaverian’s 31 total points.

Dante Aiken, RB, Bishop Ford HS

Dante Aiken, a 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back from Bishop Ford HS had 21 carries for 151 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns Saturday afternoon. In the Falcons’ 43-6 victory over Christ the King, Aiken scored all of his team’s points in the first half

Lakeith Celestain, WR/DHB, Holy Cross HS

Lakeith Celestain had a flair for the dramatic Sunday afternoon. He caught a game-winning 31-yard touchdown pass with ten seconds left to lift Holy Cross to a dramatic 20-14 win over Mount St. Michael’s. The 6-1 senior also added a dramatic 83-yard interception return for a score with 19 seconds left in the first half.