The Sewanhaka Indians got back on track this week after their first lose to the Carey Seahawks, routing the Great Neck South Rebels, 54-6 on Thursday, Oct. 2, bringing its season record to 3-1.
The Indians relied on their usual suspects to get them ahead early. It took just two snaps for the Indians to get on the board, as quarterback Elijah Tracey, broke out for a 72-yard run.
Tracey had more in store, as on the first play of the Indians second drive, he scrambled and broke free for another long touchdown, this time a 61-yarder.
The Indians relied heavily on their run game, as Tracey rushed four times for 183 yards and three touchdowns, while running back, Brenton Mighty added 111 yards and three touchdowns of his own on seven carries.
“The run was really effective for us today,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis.
On defense, the Indians allowed a touchdown in the first quarter.
Kasimatis said the secondary excelled, as Kevin Fuseyamore, Adly Dacius-Slater, Trevor Regnier, combined to shut down the Rebels pass attack.
Dacius-Slater recovered a fumble and brought it 55-yards for a score.
Linebackers Peter LaTorre and Justin Alexandre were able to force pressure on the quarterback, while containing the Rebels run game.
Kasimatis said this game was a good opportunity to get the younger, less experienced players, into the game.
“Everyone got to play,” he said. “It’s a rewarding game, cause those guys work hard.”
Sophomore running back, Shaheim Taylor-White was one of those players that got extended playing time, rushing the ball three times for 48 yards.
“The veteran players really cheer on the younger guys,” said Kasimatis. “They know they work hard and are the future of this program. It’s nice to see.”
The Indians, in the midst of a playoff race, will now set their eyes on the New Hyde Park Gladiators (1-3), who Kasimatis said will provide a tough task for his team.
“Their record doesn’t show the type of team they are. They have had a tough schedule,” he said. “It will be a competitive game. All the kids know each other really well.”
The former Conference III foes were scheduled to play on Oct. 11 at New Hyde Park Memorial High School.