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Somers dominates line in 40-0 blowout of Beacon

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2006 by .

Unofficial Review

There were so many storylines of players which contributed to this dominating win over Beacon. The main theme to this game though was in two areas .... 1) The Somers linemen completely controlling the line of scrimmage and 2) Several players stepping up to fill in for injured players who contributed in big ways throughout the game.

The frontline of Egloff, Adamo, Santavy, Wortner , Fruscillo , McFadden and Parlitsis gave Beacon a good dose of smashmouth football and manhandled the Bulldogs throughout the game. Whether it was the offense pushing players off the line almost 3-5 yards on every snap or the defense stonewalling any Beacon attack, these guys took charge and set the tone throughout the game.

Kudos to the several players stepping in and making a difference as well. Tom McGuire getting more comfortable in the QB slot, Matt Marasco bringing back memories ripping up the field at running back, David Segal booming kickoffs and punts , Bryan Carson flying around at linebacker, Dylan Haas taking more handoffs at halfback. Add Tim Lewis coming up with 3 (yes three) interceptions you'd have to say that this was probably the most complete game Somers has played as a team.

Nobody was expecting this kind of lopsided win (well, maybe Coach D) . The Beacon Bulldogs came in with a winning 4-2 record and challenging Somers for the third seed in the playoffs. The past two meetings of these teams have been tough battles with both getting a win. Somers was also dealing with numerous injured players who were sitting out or playing in a limited fashion. I'm sure no-one was betting on this game to be a sure win like O'Neill or JFK......

At the opening kickoff, Somers came out charging mixing up the run with Tepp, Haas and Deiana each taking turns getting 8 yards a pop. The drive stalled at the 38 yd line on a fake punt but the Somers D held Beacon on their side of the field and forced them to punt to the Somers 46.

Then the fireworks really started heating up with Dylan Haas erupting through the line for a 22 yard scamper and was on his way for a TD if not for a Beacon shoestring tackle from behind. Sensing Beacon on their heels, McGuire did a nice play fake and pass to John Dolan for a 28 yd TD score and a quick 7-0 lead.

Segal bombed another kickoff which just went out of bounds at the 2 yd line putting Beacon on their 35. Rob Lombardo got into the action with a nice QB sack stopping the Beacon charge and forcing another punt to the Somers 42. The next offensive series looked like Tepp and Marasco were playing "can you top this" as each took turns churning out big runs of 8-15 yds a clip downfield . Marasco won out this series with a beautiful 18 yd end around for a TD and a 13-0 lead ending the 1st quarter.

At the opening of the second quarter Somers quickly got the ball back on a Beacon fumble deep in Bulldog territory. It looked like the Somers attack would stall as penalties pushed them all the way back to the 47 yd line. The Somers front line once again took control and opened huge holes to allow Marasco, Lombardo and Tepp to march Somers back into the red zone. This time it was Tepp's turn to score spinning away from a tackle and diving into the endzone for an 11yd TD run and a 20-0 lead. Beacon had a golden opportunity to respond with a big 60 yd pass play and apparent TD but Matt Marasco flew down the field for the tackle and strip which was picked up by Bryan Carson . This had to be a big blow to the confidence of the Bulldog team.

Somers had another chance for a TD at the end of the half as a pass to Ethan Tepp was stopped just short of the goal line. One other nice play was a terrific punt by David Segal who launched a 40+ yd missile into the wind over the Beacon returners heads. By the time is stopped rolling, I believe it traveled 57 yds in total.

As the third quarter started , some of us were a bit nervous of a Beacon comeback given they needed to pass more and that has been Somers weakness all this year. Beacon started off with a big gamble and making a 1st down on a 4th and 1 at their own 19 yd line. This brief boost of confidence was quickly snuffed out with Tim Lewis's 2nd interception putting Somers in great shape at the Beacon 38. Somers continued to platoon their running backs using Deiana and Tepp to rip off 10 yds each and then culminated with a 15 yd TD run by Deiana for a comfortable 26-0 lead.

The Somers D kept the pressure on not letting Beacon off the mat . This time it was a bull rush at the punter who quickly kicked the ball which got hung up in the wind and rolled backwards 20 yards to the Beacon 28 ! McGuire quickly went to work hooking up with Lombardo on a 20+ yd swing pass to the 3 yd line . Lombardo was given the honors again with a 3 yd TD run and 33-0 score mid way thru the third quarter. This allowed Coach D to rotate in some more reserve players and give them valuable playing time before the playoffs. The crowd was electrified one more time as Anthony Kalosieh blew through the middle untouched for a 28 yd score and a 40-0 lead.

The Somers D put the icing on the cake thanks to a Rob Russotti interception in the end zone with 2:00 remaining denying Beacon any points and preserving Somers second consecutive shutout.

The Tuskers are now looking forward to beating Nyack in the playoffs and avenge a last minute 19-16 loss in the Tony Dematteo bowl last year.

IT'S ON !!!! Go Tuskers ! Beat Nyack !

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