Roslyn stays unbeaten, defeats Jericho, 19-6

Dylan Butler

Chris Snipes never leaves the football field, not in practice or in the game. 

“He’s the first one at practice every day, the last one to leave,” Roslyn coach Michael Corcoran said. “He carries stuff in and he works as hard as anybody else on the team. He never says a word, never complains and he’s tough as nails. I think he’s just coming into his own as a football player to be honest.”

Snipes led the way for Roslyn to a 19-6 win over Jericho Saturday in Nassau Conference V, rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns and also had two sacks, a force fumble and fumble recovery. 

“I thought Chris Snipes paved the way a bit for us, getting some tough yards on offense,” Corcoran said. “He was a monster in that game.”

Roslyn, which opened the season with a 42-20 win at Great Neck South, excelled in the second half against Jericho, according to Corcoran. 

“It was an excellent win, a tough game that was 0-0 at halftime,” he said. “I told the kids it was gut-check time, who’s going to want it more? I thought they played a much better second half.”

Roslyn (2-0) immediately took momentum recovering an onside kick to start the third quarter. It was one of two in the second half for the Bulldogs, who forced six turnovers on defense. 

Snipes, who led Roslyn with eight tackles, scored on touchdown runs of three and one yard to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

Freshman Adam Combs (6-of-11, 91 yards) connected with Isaiah Hunter for a 50-yard touchdown on a stop-and-go pattern in the fourth quarter to give Roslyn a 19-0 lead. 

“We ran it earlier, but just didn’t complete the pass,” Corcoran said. “He was wide open. We talked to Adam about just making the completion and the second time he made a perfect pass.”

One of three undefeated teams in Nassau V, Roslyn takes on winless Long Island Lutheran Saturday at 1 p.m.

“I’m pleased. We’re just trying to take it week by week and win the next game on the schedule,” Corcoran said. “We knew this was going to be a tough game. We just want to get better week to week.”

Great Neck North 17, Long Island Lutheran 8: Brian Kahen threw for 159 yards and two touchdowns, a 40-yard completion to Justin Nasimi and a 9-yard pass to Rom Cohen, while Matt Tomazic added a 27-yard field goal to lead Great Neck North (2-0) in Nassau V. 

St. Dominic 12, Great Neck South 0: George Opara and Dominic Cabey each rushed for touchdowns to lead St. Dominic (1-1), which didn’t field a team from the late 1980s until 2010, to its first win in almost 25 years. Great Neck South fell to 0-2. 

Sewanhaka 23, Manhasset 6: Jake Mellen threw for 252 yards and a touchdown, Peter Latorre recovered a fumble and scored on a 17-yard run and DeAnte Gonzalez rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown to lead Sewanhaka (1-1) in a Nassau III game. 

Tommy Duran rushed for a touchdown for Manhasset, which fell to 0-2. 

Floral Park 27, New Hyde Park 0: Josh Sanders rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Robert Sjoberg added a 20-yard TD run for Floral Park (1-1) in Nassau III. New Hyde Park falls to 0-2. 

West Hempstead 35, Mineola 7: Enrique McFarland rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns and Bruce Gibbs and Jarhari Creightney added rushing TDs for West Hempstead (2-0) in Nassau IV. Vin Bienek threw a 32-yard touchdown pass for Mineola, which fell to 0-2. 

Long Beach 48, Herricks 0: Liam Rafferty threw for 173 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a score and Chris Parler rushed for a touchdown and had a receiving score for Long Beach (2-0) in Nassau II. Herricks falls to 1-1. 

Locust Valley 48, Carle Place/Wheatley 0.  Louie Jokinsky and Sam Torelli ran for 121 and 115 yards, respectively, as Locust Valley raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a shutout win Saturday. Locust Valley is now 2-0, while Carle Place/Wheatley drops to  1-1. 

Chaminade 27, Fordham Prep 7. The first-place Flyers remained unbeaten with their 20-point win Friday night at Mitchell Field over the Rams of Fordham Prep. Chaminade will host Mount St. Michael Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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