Stimson Football Ends with a Win

Danny Beltran (3) took the ball and didn’t stop running.
Danny Beltran (3) took the ball and didn’t stop running.
Breaking a 6-6 tie midway through the third quarter against Smithtown East, James Bock (81), (in an early season photo), hauled in a touchdown pass from Quinn O'Hara.
Breaking a 6-6 tie midway through the third quarter against Smithtown East, James Bock (81), (in an early season photo), hauled in a touchdown pass from Quinn O'Hara.
Linebackers Peter Marion (1) and teammate Chris Neuman led the defense keeping Smithtown East to only six points.
Linebackers Peter Marion (1) and teammate Chris Neuman led the defense keeping Smithtown East to only six points.
Quinn O'Hara (2) had another big day that included an interception to set up an important Wildcat touchdown.
Quinn O'Hara (2) had another big day that included an interception to set up an important Wildcat touchdown.

On Thursday, November 6 the 2014 Stimson Wildcats took the field for one final time as they traveled to Kings Park.  The air was damp and the field was sloppy in what turned out to be an amazing display of character and perseverence shown by the team. 

The game started very poorly for the Wildcats.  Three bad snaps, poor blocking and a blocked punt led to two early scores for Kings Park as they raced out to an early 14 - 0 lead in the second quarter.  The one bright spot of the first half was a beautifully thrown ball by seventh grade quarterback Mike Aloisi to wide receiver Greg Borysowski for a 60 yard touchdown. The conversion was no good, and after the Kingsmen added another touchdown before the half the Wildcats went into halftime trailing 20 - 6. 

But then the second half began and the Wildcats had regrouped.  The A team took the field to start the third quarter on defense and on the second play of the half, safety Quinn O'Hara, in his first defensive snap of the season, intercepted a pass and returned it to the Kings Park 35. 

On the next play Danny Beltran took the hand off the rest of the way for a touchdown to close the gap to 20 -12.  The next drive the defense forced a fumble which was once again turned into a Beltran touchdown run. A missed PAT left the Wildcats trailing 20 - 18.  After forcing a punt, the Wildcat offense took to the field and marched 50 yards for a touchdown capped off by Beltran's third TD run of the game.  The score was now 24-20 Wildcats and that would prove to be the final margin as the Wildcats forced a fumble on King Park's next possession.  The Wildcats finish the season with a mark of 4-0-1.  

The coaches and players would like to thank all the parents, siblings, friends and school faculty and staff that have come out and attended our games.  We appreciate all the support.

 

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On Thursday, October 30th the Stimson Wildcat Football team continued its winning ways by defeating the visiting Nesaquake Red Bulls (Smithtown East) 12-6.  In a tight game the Wildcat defense was very much on display.  An over all great defensive effort was put forth by everyone, but there were a few standouts. 

Cornerback Marlon Colato, in his first game back from an injured hand, had 4 passes defended, one of them coming on fourth down with 1:30 left in the game at the Wildcat 13 yard line, to seal the win. 

The A team pitched a shutout and the B team defense was led by Linebackers Chris Neuman and Peter Marion who recorded a combined 2 sacks and 9 tackles, 3 for losses. 

The highlight play of the game was the one that broke a 6-6 tie midway through the third quarter. It was a beautifully lofted 45-yard touchdown pass from Quinn O'Hara to James Bock.  The Wildcats close their season on Thursday, November 6th on the road against Kings Park.