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Plainview Falls Short in Football Playoff

Hawks finish memorable season with first-round loss to Farmingdale.

Plainview JFK's surprisingly strong football season ended Saturday with a 28-0 defeat to Farmingdale in the quarterfinal round of the Nassau Div. I playoffs.

The Dalers, 7-1 on the regular season and ranked first in the division, used their overwhelming defense to contain Plainview (4-4) to just 49 yards on offense. In their Farmingdale dominated Plainview, 42-13.

Farmingdale, with its home-field scoreboard twisted to the ground by Hurricane Sandy, played before about 400 people on an overcast grey afternoon. Daler defenders sacked Plainview quarterback Alec Abramowitz nine times, including three by Chad Tomassetti.

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Despite that, 8th ranked Plainview JFK stayed with Farmingdale through the first three quarters of Saturday's game. Its defense played superbly, holding Farmingdale's high scoring attack to just 7 points at halftime.

The second half went to Farmingdale, when quarterback Joe Valente completed 6-of-10 passes, including two touchdowns. One was to Kevin Petit-Frere, who scored on an 11 yard scoring pass that put the game away for Farmingdale.

Petit-Frere had eight tackles and two sacks defensively.

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Chris Rogler November 12, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the young men of Plainview, for giving me the opportunity to coach you.. You have built the first floor on our foundation and will be the team that we mold ourselves after for years to come.... Thank you Joe for your continued support !!!! Plainview Football thanks all of our supporters. Respectfully, Chris Rogler Head Football Coach
Mara November 14, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Why would you mold a team after this one?....when it was only average at best! What you should do is learn from it. Perhaps be more open minded, be more strategic, let the QB pass much, much more, mix things up, have a better game plan depending on the team you are facing each week, teach the players to be very aggressive at the line, line backer and DE positions to put A LOT of pressure on the QB, etc...
Chris Rogler November 15, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Mara, I would love to sit down and talk sometime, seems like you know a great deal about kids and coaching. Respectfully, Chris Rogler Head Football Coach
Mara November 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Yes Rogler, I am very sure you will learn a lot!

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