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Sachem Wins Final Tune Up

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by www.sachempatch.com

Sachem Wins Final Tune Up
Before Regular Season

Despite slow and sluggish start, Arrows find positives in scrimmage.

Whether after the game during sprints or in random moments in Friday morning's scrimmage, Sachem was reminded to wake up and play better.

The game ended with Sachem taking home a 21-7 win over North Babylon in its final scrimmage of the pre-season and while Falco was pleased with his team's running game and the leadership qualities of his two quarterbacks, there is room for improvement.

"We need to step it up," he said. "Our o-line and d-line didn't come to play early. I have to rattle some cages, but we'll be alright."

Sachem won all three of its scrimmages and heads into the season opener against Patchogue-Medford next Saturday at home under the lights at 7 p.m.

North Babylon runs a two tight end wishbone offense similar to the Raiders, so the team will be heavily studying film to pick up its own weaknesses throughout the next week.

Historically Sachem and North Babylon have produced some of the top running backs each year in Suffolk County and as usual Friday's game was mostly performed on the ground attack.

Jesse Scanna, favoring an injured right hand, sat out this game. He said he was fine to play, but the coaching staff and trainer advised not to in order to keep him healthy for the regular season.

That left the Crossan brothers – Trent and Dalton – and Davon Christopher ample playing time to work out some early season kinks.

Dalton had a 12-yard run in the first half, and Trent followed that with a 15-yard carry and a short-yardage touchdown to give Sachem an early 7-0 lead. He also kicked the extra point for that score.

Alex Katos picked up a fumbler recovery and scored to open the second half. He also had a 40-yard run later in the game.

Vincent Fragale ran a four-yard dive play up the gut for a 21-0 lead and North Babylon's only touchdown came on the next series when it ran a 60-yard play in against Sachem's B-team.

One of the only passes of the day was Angelo Armine's 40-yard hurl to Trent Crossan in the second half, shedding light that Sachem has threats in the air this year as well.

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