North Spartans slip to 3-2
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West Hempstead’s next two drives summed up the afternoon for both teams. Gibbs sprinted for a 20-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-15, and Hall followed with a 6-yard touchdown with nine seconds remaining in the half to make it 27-0. Senior quarterback Michael Petrizzo, who picked off two Martelli passes, also pounced on a rare Hall fumble to keep the final drive of the second quarter alive.
“It’s a good win,” Petrizzo said. “We were upset and frustrated after Seaford, but we knew we had to put together a strong week of practice and get ready for another good team.”
Valley Stream North will try to get back on track against Homecoming opponent Clarke (4-1) this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Spartans won three of four in the opening month, including a 37-7 rout of Malverne in Week 4. Senior running back Billy Patsos pounded out 251 yards and four touchdowns, and fill-in senior quarterback Frank Trotta completed all four of his pass attempts for 135 yards. Senior Joe White had two sacks.