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Sachem Beats Brentwood 48-8

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2010 by Sachempatch.com


Sachem (3-0), with the the help of its usual supporting cast, added another win to the standings after slapping Brentwood (1-2) around, 48-8, Saturday afternoon at Frank C. Mauro Field.

"We wanted to get a fast start and eliminate some penalties and do a better job in the kicking game, which I think we did early," said Sachem head coach Dave Falco.

Michael Andreassi scored on a 10-yard run at 8:03 of the first quarter. He ran five times for 51 yards on the drive. Freshman Bryan Morris, making his varsity debut as a kicker, missed the point-after attempt, leaving Sachem with a 6-0 lead early.

On Brentwood's second play of the game, quarterback Jordan Williams threw the ball directly at Trent Crossan who returned it 20-yards for a touchdown at 7:08, giving Sachem a 13-0 advantage.

Dalton Crossan answered his brothers scoring touch on the first play of Sachem's next series, taking it home 37-yards up right side for a commanding 20-0 score.

Two plays later, Williams coughed up the ball again to Trent, who scored on the interception, but it was called back to the 10-yard line for a holding penalty.

Andreassi, who finished with 10 carries, 85 yards on the ground and 22 receiving yards, picked up those points when he scored on another 10-yard run at 2:18 on the very next play. After one quarter, Sachem was up 27-0.

Dalton, who rushed four times for 76 yards, scored his second touchdown at 8:15 of the second quarter on a 16-yard run.

With 24.9 seconds left, he intercepted Williams near Sachem's 10-yard line and the Arrows took a knee before halftime, leading 34-0. His grab was an over-the-head pick that made him look like he was the intended receiver.

"We were in cover three," he said. "The ball was out in front of me and I just went and got it out of the air."

It was Dalton again who made noise in the third quarter, scoring his third touchdown on an 18-yard run in which he started out on the left, hit a wall, and ran vertically until he slanted enough to get in the end zone at 7:20.

Davon Christopher, who had 6 carries for 41 yards, scored Sachem's final touchdown on his second carry of the season, a 15-yard scramble to the right corner of the field with 4:33 remaining in the third quarter.

Brentwood's only points came with 2:42 left in the game when Jamie Laraqquente ran a 2-yard dive play and scored against Sachem's third and fourth string players. Abner Lobo converted on a two-point attempt to give the Indians 8 points.

The Crossans were the x-factors in this game, causing havoc for Brentwood on both sides of the ball. They seemingly are always in the right position to make action happen.

"They're very good athletes and have very good skills when they have the ball" Falco said." It gives us a threat on special teams and on defense that we haven't had in a while. They're special kids and are doing a great job fitting in."

Dalton was awarded the Spider Westervelt MVP trophy for his efforts. Every year the game against Brentwood is played in Westervelt's honor for his longstanding service to the Sachem football program as a game day announcer.

"It's a real good honor," said Dalton, who also had over 80 return yards on special teams. "It's real special for me to win an award that has his name on it."

He also deflected much of his success to the offensive line, which has able to open holes all season.

"That's why me, Michael and Jesse were able to get through," he said, "and defense played nasty, everyone was flying to the ball. It was a real good win for us."

News & Notes

-For Trent Crossan, who finished with five carries and 33 yards rushing, and grabbed two interceptions – one for a touchdown – he's fitting in just fine as a freshman. "I don't think of myself as a freshman," he said. "I'm a varsity football player and come out to perform everyday."

-Morris' debut as a kicker was impressive. Aside from the botched PAT in the first quarter, he made six extra points and launched two touchbacks that landed in the end zone.

-Sachem had 290 yards of total offense compared to Brentwood's 170.

-Devine Daniel won the Westervelt MVP for Brentwood. He recorded 34 yards on seven carries.

-Other Sachem stats: Angelo Armine was 2-of-3 passing for 30 yards. Jesse Scanna ran two times for 31 yards. 

-Other Brentwood stats: Chris Green ran 10 times for 47 yards and Jordan Williams was 1-of-8 passing for 4 yards and 3 interceptions.

-North's JV squad is also 3-0 after beating Brentwood, 32-0, Saturday.

-Sachem plays Connetquot Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. on the road. It's a battle of two teams that are 3-0.

                            1                2               3              4               F

Sachem                  27                   7                    14                   0                  48

Brentwood        0                     0                   0                    8                   8

-SACH - Michael Andreassi 10-yard run. (Morris kick no good)

-SACH - Trent Crossan 20-yard interception return (Morris kick)

-SACH - Dalton Crossan 37-yard run (Morris kick)

-SACH - Michael Andreassi 10-yard run (Morris kick)

-SACH - Dalton Crossan 16-yard run (Morris kick)

-SACH - Dalton Crossan 18-yard run (Morris kick)

-SACH - Davon Christopher 15-yard run (Morris kick)

-BREN - Jaime Laraqquente 2-yard run (Lobo 2-pt run)

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