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Ryan Andersen, Jon Sternbach, Kurt Johnson, and Justin Bertone named Players of the Week in a tough loss to Floyd.

Posted Sunday, October 26, 2008 by Michael Konsevitch
Ryan Andersen played a great game against an excellent William Floyd defense. Andersen completed 11 of his 22 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, a beautiful 37-yard pass to Matt Nason. Andersen continues to do a great job being a terrific leader for the offense and making himself a better quarterback each week. Offensively, Jon Sternbach had another outstanding game making 6 receptions for 100 yards. Sternbach now has 26 receptions thru 7 games. For their outstanding efforts, Andersen and Sternbach were named Offensive Players of the Game. Joe Zuco was also considered as he had 75 yards rushing on 16 carries and made some really great first half runs.

Kurt Johnson, the Defensive Player of the Game, had an outstanding game. He led the team with 15 tackles, 9 solo, and 2 tackles for losses. Kurt has really stepped it up on the D-Line this year and this was clearly evident on Saturday as he made numerous plays at the point of attack. Other players considered were Mike Pellegrino, 11 tackles, 9 solo; Cody Elsis, 7 tackles, 5 solo, 1 tackle for loss; and Jeremy Leggiero, 13 tackles, 8 solo.

Justin Bertone was named Special Teams Player of the Game for kicking a school-record 50 yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Thunderbirds a 3-0 halftime lead. Bertone, considered one of the best field goal kickers on Long Island, has done an excellent job this year.

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