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Garden City Football Seniors have come a long way!

Off to Camp Chen-A-Wanda! The boys are all smiles as the season starts with a lot of fun and hard work.
Off to Camp Chen-A-Wanda! The boys are all smiles as the season starts with a lot of fun and hard work.
The class of 2013 Garden City Football Seniors have come a long way!

The memories are many and there still are a few more being made.

It all "started" for some of these boys playing as 7 year olds on the 8 year old Thunder team.  The coaching staff through the early years has included Coaches Ernenwein, Berkery, Guterding, Cortese, Dooley, Bais, McDaid, Muller, Bolte, and Defliese. In the Middle School, the boys were undefeated in 7th and 8th Grade.

Going into the High School the boys continued their march going undefeated in 9th grade and with some good players up on varsity were undefeated in 10th grade as well. As juniors, the boys had senior leaders in Berkery, Cline, Comiskey, Dobrolezhin, Dwyer, Ellis, McDonnell, and Norton. Last season, the team was the Nassau County champion with an 11-1 record.

This season is as exciting as ever! The team has significant contributions being made by juniors and sophomores who will "re-load" next season and continue the Garden City winning tradition. With an excellent coaching staff of Tom Flatley '57, Joe Baccarella, Bob Defliese '69, Dave Ettinger, and Steve Finnell '91 the boys are having an awesome senior season. The defense bends but doesn't break. The offense has plenty of passing and big plays. In every game where any team could win, the team is 9-1 and playing for the Nassau County championship this Sunday November 25th noon at Hofstra. With a career record of 52-2 the boys are already winners.

So come out this Sunday and cheer for the school....cheer for the team...cheer for the seniors!

11 Brian Badgett WR/DB
12 Matt Leto RB/DB
14 Ed Blatz WR/DB
16 Sean Digan RB/DB
17 Justin Guterding WR/DB
22 Brian Defliese WR/DB
25 Spencer Bais WR/DB
31 Scott D'Antonio RB/LB
51 Christian Capozzi G/LB
53 Matt Cortese OL/DL
68 John Walczyk OL/DL
75 Joseph Eigl OL/DL
77 Matt Schmelzinger DL
79 Ryan Dooley OL/DL
87 Kyle Skramko WR/DE

Here we go GC...here we go!

We are dynamite...we are dynamite... tick-tick-tick-tick...BOOM...dynamite! BOOM-BOOM dynamite!

Go Trojans!
John S November 20, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Note from Submitter; Fred Capozzi and Pete Haeffner were also among the dedicated youth coaches so many years ago when the helmets were bigger than the kids!


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