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The Freeport Baldwin Leader. (Freeport, N.Y.) 1987-current, November 09, 2017, Image 8

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BRINGING LOCAL SPORTS HOME EVERY WEEK SPOTLIGHT ATHLETE TOMMY HEUER Oceanside Senior Football HEUER CAPPED A perfect regular sea- son for the Sailors on Oct. 28 when he completed 22 of 28 passes for 308 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-27 victory over Hempstead.The perfor- mance brought him to the top of Oceanside's all-time passing yardage list with 2.286, surpassing his older brother Tyler. Heading into the Conference I playoffs, Tommy had a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 34-to-l and was in the conversation for the Thorp Award, given to the top player in Nassau County. FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Quarterfinals results Conference I Oceanside 14, Baldwin 7 Massapequa 42, Hempstead 18 Freeport 27, East Meadow 7 Uniondale 49, Farmingdale 34 Conference II Garden City 31, Kennedy 0 Mepham48,Sou1JiSide7 Calhoun 26, MacArthur 19 • Carey 28, Elmont 25 Conference III Lawrence 41, Hewlett 7 Roosevelt 28, Lynbrook 7 Wantagh36,V.S.Northl2 Bethpage 28, Plainedge 12 Conference IV C.S. Harbor 42, Malveme 12 Seaford 14, West Hempstead 12 Locust Valley 14, Clarke 0 Carle Place 35, North Shore 14 SPORTS Freeport runs past East Meadow BY JOSEPH KELLARD sports@liherald.com Greg Pimentel was an explosive differ- ence for host Freeport in its 27-7 Confer- ence I football first-round playoff win against East Meadow last Friday night. The senior running back scored four touchdowns and racked up 216 total yards to lead the third-seeded Red Devils (7-2) to a commanding win and set up a semifinal game at Hofstra. \I really just have to give thanks to my line,\ Pimentel said. \We practiced real hard, and we were coached very well this week. We were ready\. Freeport struck first after Pimentel dashed for a seven-yard touchdown on the Devil's first drive for a 7-0 lead. He later caught a pass from sophomore quarter- back Terrance Edmond across the middle and scored untouched on a 73-yarder that put the Red Devils up 14-0 midway through the second quarter. Although East Meadow (4-5) was set- back by broken coverages and penalties in the first half, the Jets orchestrated a prom- ising 12-play, clock-eating drive on their first .possession in the third quarter to try to get back in the game. Down by two touchdowns, senior quar- terback Shawn Regan, who compiled 183 yards on 28 keepers, rushed 44 yards down the left sideline to Freeport's 10-yard line. Four downs later, on fourth-and-goal from the seven, he tossed the ball to Victor Castro near the goal line, but Freeport's senior linebacker Robert Fitzsimmons and junior defensive back Justin Lescouflair blanketed the senior wide receiver and knocked the ball away Freeport then seized control on the next play with a 93-yard touchdown run by Pimentel down the left sideline for a 20-0 lead. He finished with 138 yards on eight carries. Regan (5-for-7 for 41 yards passing) scored with his legs from two yards out with 3:35 left in the game to cap a 15-play drive that started at 1:04 left in the third. But Pimentel dashed any hope of a late comeback when, on the next drive, he added his fourth touchdown on a 16-yard run. East Meadow's defense shined in parts of the game, forcing two three-and-outs in the first half. Junior defensive back Will Ospina DI sacked Edmond for an 18-yard ' Ron Manfredi/Herald GREGORY PIMENTEL, RIGHT, was unstoppable in Freeport's 27-7 playoff victory over East Meadow last Friday night with four touchdowns, including a 93-yard run. loss, putting Freeport in a 2-and-28 dilem- ma a few plays before Pimentel's 73-yard catch-ahd-run. \It was really the big plays that kind of hurt us here today,\ East Meadow head coach Doug Bange said. Freeport's Fitzsimmons generated 10.5 tackles and defensive back Frankie Pauli- no notched a.sack. Senior running back Aaje Grayson also produced with 53 yards on eight carries. \I told Greg and Aaje I think they are the best one-two punch in Nassau County,\ Freeport head coach Russ Cellan said. \One week it's Aaje, the next week it's Greg; the next week it's both of them.\ Freeport will look to take the next step in its quest to repeat as county champs when it faces second-seeded Massapequa Saturday night at Hofstra for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff. Massapequa edged the Devils 21-13 in the regular-season meeting on Sept. 23. GET IN THE GAME By Placing Your Ad in this highly anticipated SPECIAL SECTION Issue Date December 21st Ad Deadline: December 7th

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