Last year it was the Comets who got the better of the Eagles. This year, however, Hicksville couldn’t sniff the end zone and never even made it to field-goal range. Chimenti said the defense had a solid game, led by Francisco Montalvo’s eight tackles, six by Joseph Charles Pierre, and five apiece by Chris Robert and Boljan Castillo.
Chimenti said the win was needed to keep Central in the playoff hunt. Just as important will be the play of the team’s young quarterback. Friscia is one of several sophomores on the varsity squad. Chimenti said he likes having a younger quarterback, because it gives him someone to build the program around. “He’s getting better every week,” Chimenti said of Friscia. “He’s taking charge of the offense. I think he’s going to be a great quarterback for us.”
This Saturday, the Eagles head to Syosset for a 2 p.m. matchup with the Braves, before returning to Firemen’s Field Oct. 20 for the Homecoming game against Plainview-JFK.