Lindenhurst Football Remains Undefeated in Close Win


Joseph Frescott, Co-Editor in Chief

Following a ten day quarantine, the Lindenhurst Varsity Football team was able to return to practice on March 31st. With their schedule being changed for the 3rd time this season, the Bulldogs were scheduled to play their second game of the season against the Ward Melville Patriots on April 3rd.

With a long lay off and minimal practice time due to the quarantine, Lindenhurst traveled to Ward Melville to play the resurgent Patriots, as they picked up their first win against Bay Shore the week prior after a slow start to the season. 

In the opening quarter, the Bulldogs were able to take control of the game, forcing two turnovers on defense and scoring on a 25 yard run by WR Marvens Brutus to take a 7-0 lead. The Lindy defense continued to be dominant, as they were able to shut down the Ward Melville offense the entire first half. However, the offense struggled to get going, as penalties and other mistakes proved costly to their momentum early on. Despite this slow start, the Bulldogs were able to score on a one yard run by QB Jack Randazzo with only 17.1 seconds remaining in the half to extend their lead.

After finishing the half with a 14-0 lead, both teams got off to slow starts in the second half. Following a pair of punts, the Patriots were able to connect on a deep TD pass to cut the lead in half. To make matters worse, Ward Melville was able to capitalize on an errant throw and got a key INT heading into the 4th quarter. 

With all the momentum seemingly on the Patriots side, the Bulldogs defense came up huge in the 4th quarter, as they were able to get two crucial INTs. Following CB Marven Brutus’ interception, Lindy was able to methodically drive down the field and score on a 15 yard run by RB Jake Trovato. On the next drive, LB Chris Carson was able to come up with a clutch INT to seal the 21-7 victory. 

This game was truly a nail biter from start to finish. Despite all the obstacles they had to overcome, Lindenhurst was able to stay resilient and improved their record to 2-0 on the season. The Bulldogs will make a quick turnaround in their first home game against Commack on Wednesday, April 7th.