Indians Earn First Gridiron Win


Manhasset earned its first win of the young football season on Sept. 25, downing host Valley Stream North 27-14 in a Nassau Conference III matchup.

After spotting the home team a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Indians found the end zone twice in the second, with quarterback Matt Cargiulo scoring from 8 and 1 yards. Cargiulo added two more scores from the 1 in the second half and Jack Peterson made three of his four point-after-touchdown attempts to complete the scoring.

Will Cargiulo paced the running attack with 113 yards on seven carries while his signal-calling brother Matt added 72 yards on nine attempts. Aidan Haggerty contributed with 66 yards on five carries.

On defense, Patrick Leder was credited with a sack and Jack Mulholland had nine tackles as the Indians improved to 1-2.

Lynbrook ruined Manhasset’s Homecoming with a 48-27 win on Sept. 18. It was obvious that this was a different Owls squad that Manhasset had blitzed 37-0 during its spring championship season. The visitors, led by quarterback Matt Fagan, rushed for 478 yards as their running schemes flummoxed the Indians’ defense.

Matt Cargiulo scored twice and his brother Will added touchdown runs of 32 and 42 yards. Peterson added three extra point kicks.

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