10-23-2016 Game Results
After an 18 play drive ended on a controversial non-touchdown call (tough to call on the video but I think he got in), we gave up a 3 play 99 yard touchdown drive. This has been our Achilles heel all season. After Newburgh’s first 2 offensive possessions, our defense did not allow another score. The only other scoring play was a botched punt that somehow weaved his way through 6 unblocked Hurricanes. Between that first call and this play, our result could have easily been 16-13 Hurricanes instead of 0-19 Newburgh. Our kids played very well again and it just shows how a few key plays falling one way or another can totally change the outcome on the scoreboard.
Our offensive line was wearing down the Newburgh defense and running strong behind it was Julian Kelly (I feel this was his best offensive game), Tony Drewnowski, Connor Kellogg, and Aidan Reynolds. We were consistently getting 3 to 4 yards every carry. That was directly related to the strong blocking of our offensive line: Center – Cole Mumford, Right Guard – Logan Ormond, Right Tackle – Aidan Reynolds/Julian Kelly, Left Guard – Roy Wilms, Left Tackle – Cooper Driscoll (who I think was our most improved lineman this year), and Tight Ends – Aidan Rice, Caden Shuman, and Santino Scilla.
On defense, we had another big game from Aidan Ifkovits with 8 tackles and a forced fumble. Tony led the team in tackles with 9 and a fumble recovery.
This has been a great season for our team and we barely missed the playoffs. I have enjoyed coaching the boys a ton this year. I want to go through our team this year and show my appreciation.
Julian Kelly (RB/LB) – Julian was probably our rookie of the year. This being his first year, he has shown great promise. I think another year or two of playing and he is going to become a great football player. Towards the end of the season, he finally started to realize his size and strength and his running style has greatly improved. He also has been very solid on defense with good instincts and strong tackling and a great teammate.
Aidan Rice (TE) – Another first year player that has improved greatly throughout the year. Always with a great attitude and had a great game against a very tough Washingtonville team. From beginning to end, I don’t think he complained once and gave his all on every game, practice, and worked hard.
Tony Drewnowski (QB/LB) – What can I say……oh, I know MVP!!!! What a player. With the friendship bowl still to come (and the missing stats from the Kingston game), Tony is approaching 1,000 yards rushing (879 yards and 9 TD’s), over 200 yards passing with 4 TD’s there, and led our team in tackles with 54 and two blocked punts. He is a great leader….very quiet and humble and never one to put a teammate down. This is a rare trait from highly athletic kids and his parents should be very proud of him. He was unanimously voted a team captain and led by example.
Aidan Reynolds (RB/OT/LB) – After a few years of hiatus, Aidan came back to us in the football world and I, personally, could not be happier. One of our best tacklers, he held down the right side of our defense all year. His unselfishness on offense was great too as he stepped into offensive line and filled in at running back when needed. He also had a beautiful touchdown catch against Wallkill. He is probably one of the most natural inside linebackers I’ve coached and did a great job all season.
Logan Ormond (OG/DT) – One of our anchors on the offensive line, Logan has improved year after year that I’ve seen him play. He has become a great teammate and one of our strongest kids on the team. I love that he has taken to the offensive line and enjoys it as that is the position I played and is the most important part of the offense along with Quarterback. When we needed a yard we generally ran behind Logan.
Santino Scilla (TE) – Santino joined us a little late this year. Despite that and this being his first year, he worked hard every day and did not miss a practice. He has made great strides on offense and defense as the year has gone by and I think with another year or two of playing, will turn into a great Tight End. He has good hands and does whatever he can to help the team.
Caden Shuman (Everything) – Caden was our swiss army knife this year. I think he may have played every offensive position and almost every defensive position. For those who have never played football, I don’t know how to explain how difficult this is. He needed to know what his responsibility was no matter the spot and to not get confused of his “job” on any given play. Mostly, Caden played LineBacker and Tight End. He is a very good tackler and has great hands and route running abilities. He had a great game against Wallkill and was our defensive MVP against Highland.
Roy Wilms (OG/RB/DT) – Another voted team captain, Roy is probably the best teammate you can have. He is always positive and the team loves him. From coaching him briefly two years ago, to this year, Roy has improved immensely. Unfortunately, a concussion held him out of our first 3 games but since then is second on our team in tackles and seems to be in or near every play on defense. He is also an amazing blocker. This year, Roy also became our short yardage back and boy did he not disappoint. Roy averages 4 yards per carry and runs it hard every time he gets it.
Cooper Driscoll (OT/DL) – Cooper has made a big leap this year I feel as a football player. I would say that along with one or two other kids, was the most improved player. He has always been a solid lineman but this year took that up a notch and his work ethic in practice has increased ten fold this year. Many times running extra in the conditioning period to help out the last guy coming in. He is a great kid and am very impressed with his progress.
Justin Coiteux (QB/WR/DE) – Justin is another voted in team captain. Justin started the season at QB and did a great job before switching to WR. At receiver, he leads our team in yards and TD’s (111 & 2 TD), along with an amazing catch against Monroe that was ruled incomplete. Defensively, Justin continues to be a great tackler and very intelligent player. He always keeps a positive attitude and works hard every play, game, practice…etc. Never gives up and tries to keep his team upbeat.
Jack Ifkovits (DL) – After shuffling around on defense at the beginning of the year, we found a great spot that fit Jack well. Although a little apprehensive at first, he became a very good defensive lineman and worked hard to improve throughout the year. Another kid with a great attitude, had a great year for this being his first year and also on the younger side of the D2 level, has built a great base for next season. I think we just need to have him picture his brother running the ball every play and he may end up leading us in tackles 🙂
Aidan Ifkovits (RB/DL) – Aidan may have been our most improved player this year. Although he plays like an older kid and one that’s played before, it is great to know he will be back at D2 again next year and with experience under his belt. The past two weeks, he has emerged as probably our 2nd best defensive player and has made 19 tackles and a forced fumble. I am so happy that Jack and Aidan have joined our team and look forward to coaching them next year as well and am very excited to see how they progress.
Cameron Murry (WR/S) – Cameron is a great kid and probably the only one on our team that specifically requests to tackle Tony……and actually did at practice last week in a one on one drill. He has improved quite a bit on defense as the year progressed and his confidence built. He was also helped by switching from WR to S as he became our best Safety by the end of the year. Another kid that stays positive throughout and tries his hardest every game.
Hunter Raffa (CB) – This is my 4th year of coaching Hunter. Hunter tries hard and is sometimes too hard on himself. Along with my son, one of the smaller kids on the team, it can be a little daunting trying to tackle a kid nearly twice your size. Hunter did come through with a really nice tackle against Monroe this year and has done well since moving to cornerback.
Cole Mumford (C/CB/DE) – Our final captain, Cole, has now been our center the past two years and does an amazing job at it. I don’t think I can stress the importance of this position enough. Without a good snap, the play does not occur. Ever since taking over at that spot mid-year last year, our offense has ran way smoother and would say, outside of Quarterback, is our most important spot. This year, Cole added another dimension to his game. His defense and contain on the outside has been very impressive. He is one of our surest tacklers and is a great leader on the team.
Alexzander Dortono (RB/CB) – Alexzander has shown some flashes of becoming a good running back late in the year. Throughout the year, he has become more and more confident and after working on how to take a handoff properly, I believe will be ready to get a few carries in the friendship bowl. He is very quick and a little shifty when he carries it and runs hard. Alex is also a very steady presence at cornerback and is good about sticking his nose in on plays coming his way.
Connor Kellogg (QB/RB/DL) – Despite being the youngest on the team, Connor works hard at practice on and off the field (as I can attest to). One of the safest kids to give the ball to as he does not fumble and when he runs hard is good at short yardage carries. Defensively, Connor got his first career interception against Monroe on a tipped pass. He worked very hard this year and accomplished his goal of playing some quarterback in games and has done a great job in running our goal-line offense.
10-15-2016 Game Results
Back to our winning ways. The Hurricanes fought back after being down 12-0 to beat Monroe 20-18. This makes us 3-1 since our team became full strength with Roy Wilms and Santino Scilla adding to the mix. Our boys started a little flat today allowing two long touchdown drives. After that, we opened the offense up with a spread attack lead by Tony Drewnowski that got Monroe on their heels. After a nice 30 yard touchdown pass from Tony to Justin Coiteux, our defense turned up the intensity. Aside from one long pass that got behind our safeties, our defense allowed less than 20 yards the entire rest of the game. Our defense was lead by Aidan Ifkovits, who had a monster game with 11 tackles (many of them solo) and Roy Wilms who also had 12 tackles and seemed to be in or near every play. The defense closed out the last attempt by Monroe with a nice interception by Connor Kellogg.
Our offense was lead by the nice running of Tony Drewnowski with 192 yards and 2 touchdowns. This was helped, not only by some great blocking by our line, but our downfield blocking by the running backs and receivers was very good as well. Justin also had a nice touchdown catch and a juggling catch that was ruled incomplete. I have included the video of that play as I think he did come down with it. Either way, a great effort. I really think that this was our best team effort, especially on defense. Hunter Raffa had a few nice tackles, including a beautiful one on one tackle in the open field that is not an easy task. Great job boys!!!
|Tony 1/3 XP|
|Justin 1 for 10 YDS|
10-9-2016 Game Results
Our Hurricanes lost in a shoot-out today against Wallkill in a 45-20 Loss. It took our boys a couple of quarters to wake up, falling down 22-0 before starting a comeback attempt. At that point, our offense started clicking but the defense could not slow down the speedy Wallkill team. Fortunately, I think we may get a rematch in the Friendship Bowl at the end of the season and feel that this will be a much closer contest. Our team did put together a nice passing day as Tony had 3 touchdown passes. One was a nice diving catch by Aidan Reynolds. Another deep catch in the back of the endzone by Justin Coiteux. And the final one was a nicely ran out by Caden Shuman following another catch and run of 46 yards by Caden as well.
|Tony 1/3 XP|
10-2-2016 Game Results
We are on a roll now with a 24-14 victory over Pine Bush. Another great team effort with Tony Drewnowski running for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns and Julian Kelly getting his first touchdown as well, adding 20 yards running and 9 yards receiving. Also, Roy had a very nice game running for 24 yards, picking up a few key first downs and getting 7 tackles on defense.
Speaking of defense, other than that first defensive play that they scored a 65 yard touchdown (I now think we have given up a long touchdown on the first play of defense each of our 5 games), we tightened up and did not allow much movement from Pine Bush. Cole Mumford had a great game on defense, saving a touchdown by not giving up and chasing a kid down. Caden Shuman also got a key interception in the 4th quarter to seal the game.
Again, one thing I always like to point out, the running and our offense did a wonderful job methodically running the ball all afternoon and that is due in most part to the great job our offensive line does. I know they don’t get the praise typically but they deserve it and like to point out without them doing their job, we don’t score. So special thanks to Cole, Roy, Logan Ormond, Aidan Reynolds, Santino Scilla (who did a great job on short notice stepping in for Cooper), Caden, and Aidan Rice.
Great job Boys and lets get another win this weekend at Wallkill.
|Tony 3/3 XP|
9-25-2016 Game Results
WIN #1 for the Hurricanes!!! Hurricanes 32, Highland 12. That’s the result we are looking for. Our kids had an amazing game. Tony led the stat-line with 10 carries for 262 yards, 4 touchdowns, 4 for 4 on extra points, 9 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and a punt block. That being said, he had a ton of help with some superb blocking from our offensive line (Cole, Logan, Roy, Cooper, Aidan Reynolds, Aidan Rice, Santino, and Caden) and some key seal blocks from wide receiver, Justin Coiteux. Without their blocking, we don’t score those touchdowns. Many of his runs he was untouched until 10 yards down the field. His highlight run was a 35 yard run down the right sideline where he broke about 5 tackles and simply refused to go down…..even at one point putting a hand in the dirt to keep on his feet.
Defensively, our team got a big game from Caden Shuman and Aidan Reynolds. They were freed up due to the extra blocking needed to stop our defensive line of Roy, Logan, Connor, and Jack. They put a ton of pressure on the Highland offensive line freeing up our linebackers to clean up the play. Outside of 2 broken plays, our defense barely allowed a first down.
We are now ready to move onto Pine Bush this weekend to try to get win #2. GO HURRICANES!
|Tony 4/4 XP|
|Justin 1 – 7 yds|
9-18-2016 Game Results
OUCH!!!! This game was tough. Needed a week to gather my thoughts. Washingtonville was a very tough opponent and their Quarterback was an amazing athlete. I am proud of our kids in their resilience in not letting the score get them down as they tried hard the entire game. With our team a little short-handed, we gave a valiant effort but lost 36-0.
We did have one highlight on offense with a beautiful pass from Justin to Aidan Rice that went for 25 yards. Julian led our defense with 9 tackles. I do think with a full squad as we were missing Cole, Roy, and Santino, we could give this team a game. Hopefully we see them in the playoffs.
9-11-2016 Game Results
The Hurricanes suffered another tough loss to the Kingston Tigers, falling 6-20.
The boys did have a great team effort with some great running by Tony Drewnowski, Aidan Ifkovits, Aidan Reynolds, and Julian Kelly. We also had a beautiful touchdown pass from Justin Coiteux to Tony.
Our defense also was much more aggressive and lots of team tackling. I unfortunately forgot my memory card and cannot dole out the official stats but I saw a great team effort on the defensive side. The Tigers just had a little too much speed and were able to get outside on us a few times. I was able to get one good video on my phone which is a big run by Tony….feel free to send some pictures or post on our Facebook page if interested.
9-4-2016 Game Results
Division 2 New Paltz Hurricanes v.s. Marlboro
The Hurricanes fell to Marlboro 26 to 8 in a hard fought contest. After falling down 13-0 early in the first half, the boys got on the scoreboard with a 35 yard draw play by Tony Drewnowski. After kicking the extra point, it was 13 to 8 at the half with the Hurricanes set to be on offense coming out of the 3rd quarter.
After a few back and forth drives and turnovers by both teams, the Hurricanes opened up into a spread hurry up offense that got them to 4th and inches at the 5 yard line. Unfortunately we were not able to convert and after Marlboro ran out the clock, the Hurricanes suffered a tough loss. They look to bounce back in week 2 against a tough Kingston team.
The Hurricanes were led by the strong running of Tony Drewnowski, Aidan Reynolds, Aidan Ifkovits, Julian Kelly, Cameron Murry, and Caden Shuman behind the great blocking by our line, Cole Mumford, Logan Ormond, Cooper Driscoll, Aidan Rice, and Alexzander Dortono. Our young quarterbacks Justin Coiteux and Connor Kellogg did well in their division 2 debuts. On defense, our corners Hunter Raffa and Jack Ifkovits forced the plays inside and limited the Dukes to only 2 long outside gains.
Tony Drewnowski – 1/3 for 24 yds; Justin Coiteuxp@yahoo.com – 1/3 for 14 yds, 1 Int.
Tony Drewnowski – 20 for 127 yds, 1 TD; Aidan Reynolds – 3 for 12 yds; Aidan Ifkovits 2 for 1 yds; Caden Shuman 3 for 7 yds; Julian Kelly 3 for 0 yds, Cameron Murry 1 for -3 yds; Justin Coiteux 1 for -5 yds.
Justin Coiteux 1 for 24 yds; Tony Drewnowski 1 for 14 yds
Tony Drewnowski – 1/1
Tony Drewnowski – 6 T; Aidan Reynolds – 1 T; Connor Kellogg – 2 T; Cameron Murry – 1 T; Justin Coiteux – 2 T; Caden Shuman – 1 T; Julian Kelly – 1 T; Cole Mumford – 2 T, 1 FREE