A clearly rejuvenated Plainview football team sent an opening salvo across Farmingdale Friday night.
Hawks' quarterback Alec Abramowitz shocked the crowd of perhaps 600 people under the lights at Don Snyder Stadium. Early in the first quarter, Abramowitz broke through the Daler's defense with a 52 yard run for a touchdown and a shocking 7-0 Plainview lead.
But Farmingdale countered with 28 unanswered first-half points to take command of the game and went on to defeat the Hawks, 42-13.
Farmingdale Junior Curtis Jenkins had a career day, running for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Jenkins' 18 carries highlighted a well-executed Farmingdale attack; Kevin Petit-Frere added 66 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Joe Valente completed 4-of-9 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.
Still, Plainview was able to move the ball and played tough against the first-place Dalers. Senior Danny Brennan pounded out a 3-yard touchdown run late for Plainview. The conversion attempt failed.
Farmingdale, now 4-0 in Nassau Conference I, finished with a total of 376 rushing yards.
Plainview JFK, which opened its season with wins against Freeport and Hicksville, has now fallen to 2-2. The Hawks play Syosset (1-3) Saturday at Plainview.