WHO: Chaminade at St. Anthony’s
WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: South Huntington
RECORDS: St. Anthony’s (5-0); Chaminade (5-1)
THE SCOOP: It's homecoming for St. Anthony's in more ways than one. The Friars have been on the . Coach Rich Reichert and and his team returns home averaging 38.4 points and 308 yards rushing per game. Running back Anthony Anderson leads the way with 466 rushing yards and 5 TDs. But that was also because Daryian Riley was injured. He's back, giving the running game an extra dimension. Safety Tim Stackpole has 37 tackles while DT Pat McHugh has 35 on defense.
Chaminade has lived on the edge this season, earning 21-20 wins over Holy Trinity and Mount St. Michael, and last week pulling out a last-second victory over Iona Prep, 23-19. These Flyers are much improved from a year ago when then first-year suffered through a 1-9 campaign. Five different backs have at least 100 rushing yards for the Flyers, led by Daniel Fowler (290, 2 TDs) and John Desepoii (252, 4 TDs). Sophomore LB Christopher D'ambrosio (73 tackles, 3 sacks) is a tackle machine.
ST. ANTHONY’S 28, CHAMINADE 0: The in Mineola. Joe LoCascio finished the 80-yard march with a 3-yard scoring run. The fullback added a 37-yard touchdown run in the second and quarterback Charlie Raffa added a 19-yard run to make it 20-0 before intermission. St. Anthony’s improved to 6-0 en route to a perfect season while the Flyers fell to 0-6.
St. Anthony’s leads the all-time series with the Flyers 34-11 dating to 1974 and has won the last 18 meetings. Chaminade last beat the Friars, 31-19, in 1998. Here’s the last 10 meetings:
2004: St. Anthony’s, 23-13
2004 CHSFL semis: St. Anthony’s, 30-3
2005: St. Anthony’s, 44-30
2005 CHSFL semis: St. Anthony’s, 27-20
2006: St. Anthony’s, 28-7
2007: St. Anthony’s, 17-0
2008: St. Anthony’s, 24-6
2008: CHSFL semis: St. Anthony’s, 37-15
2009: St. Anthony’s, 39-19
2010: St. Anthony’s 28-0