Football round-up: Manhasset falls to Garden City 38-14 in road opener

Jack Miller’s 131 total yards and two touchdowns weren’t enough for Manhasset to top Garden City Saturday, as the Indians dropped their Week 1 road showdown with the Trojans 38-14.

Miller’s two scores came in the second quarter, first on a 60-yard run that cut the deficit to 14-7 and again on a 53-yard reception from Ryan Damico that brought the Indians (0-1) to within 21-14.

But Manhasset failed to contain Garden City halfback Brian Haeffner, who had three rushing touchdowns on 12 carries and 122 yards and a 36-yard receiving score midway through the second quarter.

The Trojans (1-0) capped the afternoon with 10 points in the third and pitched a second-half shutout of Manhasset.

Garden City quarterback Tim Schmelzinger went 8-of-11 for 71 yards and a touchdown and added 168 yards on the ground on 15 carries.

Manhasset quarterback Connor Barrett was 5-of-14 through the air for 69 yards. Damico also recorded a 30-yard reception and three rushing yards on four carries.

Saturday’s meeting was the first football game between the two schools since 1972. 

Prior to the game, Garden City dedicated its press box to longtime statistician and Trojans historian Jack “Jake” White, who in April died at age 70.

Around the North Shore: 

Massapequa 56, Herricks 0: The Chiefs (1-0) put up 341 rushing yards on the day and led 42-0 at halftime. Halfback Chris Biscotti started the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

Hicksville 20, Port Washington 7: The Comets (1-0) put away Port Washington with a 15-play, 89-yard drive in the second half that ate up 12:05 and ended with a five-yard touchdown run by Greg Powers.

Roslyn 39, Great Neck South 6: Adam Combs threw for 112 yards and three touchdowns as the Bulldogs (1-0) led 32-6 at halftime.

Mineola 20, Great Neck North 12: Matt Kosowski ran for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries for the Mustangs (1-0) and threw a 14-yard touchdown to Quinn Revelant. Mineola’s defense also picked off Great Neck North (0-1) four times.

Poly Prep 42, Chaminade 13: The Flyers (0-1) trailed 42-0 after three quarters.

Sewanhaka 41, Jericho 14: Jahzyah Parache recorded 12 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and two sacks for the Indians (1-0), whose 27 second-half points broke open the scoring after a 14-8 halftime lead.

Mepham 34, New Hyde Park 14: The Gladiators (0-1) allowed Mepham wideout Isaac Lozada six catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Mepham’s tandem of quarterbacks Michael Proios and Mike Azzariti went a combined 12-of-18 for 235 yards and two scores.

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