East Meadow football wins big

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Carvalho, meanwhile, continued East Meadow’s recent run of outstanding players in the trenches, taking home the Martone Award as Nassau County’s top offensive lineman. He is the fifth from the Jets program to win the award since 1997, joining a group that also includes his line coach, Justin Szwejkowski, the first honoree of the run. “It’s a real sense of pride for these guys,” Mascia said of his program’s lengthy list of Martone winners, noting the run-heavy style of play East Meadow attacks with. “We really try to glorify the position. It’s a huge position for us.”

“Coach Szwejkowski was definitely a factor,” Carvalho, a member of the varsity team since the second game of his freshman season, said. “He’s a hard-nosed guy who doesn’t take no and pushes us to be the best. He was the first East Meadow lineman to win the Martone and started the tradition.”

Averaging a healthy 163.4 yards and nearly three touchdowns per game, Andrle had plenty of big plays and performances. None were bigger than the 140 yards, three rushing touchdowns and 53-yard fumble return for a touchdown he had in a 48-38 win over Farmingdale on Oct. 12. “It was the first time I had ever scored four touchdowns and we beat Farmingdale at their homecoming.”


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