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Varsity finishes with winning season ! Team rolls over Hen Hud 34 - 7

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2005 by Tony DeMatteo

(Original publication: October 30, 2004)

MONTROSE - Just about a half hour before last night's game at Hen Hud, Somers was quietly going through its final preparations. It was not the kind of mood one would expect from a team about to play its season finale.

Come game time, however, things would be different. The Tuskers' sideline was alive and full of enthusiasm, and Somers used that energy to score three first-half touchdowns en route to a 34-7 victory over the Sailors.

"We just come out and think about the game," Somers senior Sean Kammerer said. "We don't need to try to intimidate anybody."

Somers (5-4) scored first on a 13-play, 79-yard drive, capped by Ethan Tepp's 3-yard run.

Kevin Winters ran for 29 yards on the drive. Winters also had a 54-yard touchdown run up the middle midway through the second quarter to put the Tuskers up by 14.

"We definitely thought that we could move the ball because we have so many different attacks," said Winters, who had 99 yards on 11 carries in the first half. "So I think we did pretty well."

Somers' defense, led by Kammerer at end, did not allow a touchdown. Kammerer had a fumble recovery and an interception.

For Hen Hud (3-6), the first-half highlight was Robbie Bosco's 75-yard punt return for a touchdown. The sophomore ran to his right and scooped up a short hop at the 25-yard line, and proceeded to zig-zag his way down the right sideline, breaking a tackle around the Somers 20 before scampering into the end zone with less than two minutes to go in the half.

"We gave all we got, but we made a lot of mistakes," said Hen Hud senior Joe Variano, who had 12 carries for 61 yards. "It wasn't the way I wanted to go out, but hopefully the underclassmen will get it done in the years to come."

Tepp rushed 16 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns for Somers.

With the win, Somers coach Tony DeMatteo avoided just his second losing season in 36 years.

"We wanted to have a winning season," DeMatteo said. "This was very important."

Said Kammerer: "I didn't want to make my senior year my losing season for him."

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