The Half Hollow Hills High School West football team capped off the school’s Homecoming week Saturday afternoon with a dominant 41-0 victory over Islip.
From the first whistle to the last, the Buccaneers were never able to stop the Colt’s running game. Dakim Griffin had 13 carries for the Colts, one of which he broke for a 74-yard score in the second quarter on his way to a 167-yard, three-touchdown performance in the game. Senior running back Sadiq Hinds also featured heavily in the game with nine carries for 62 yards and a score. John Jimenez punched in a one-yard touchdown run to cap off the Colts victory in the fourth quarter. Running back Ross Rampolla added to the ground game with eight carries for 24 yards.
The passing game was also firing on all cylinders. Senior quarterback Gerald Filardi completed five of his 10 passing attempts, including one for a touchdown in the first quarter to Hinds.
Senior Linebacker Jake Cetta led the Colts defense with 10 tackles, while Junior Joey Venezia added eight tackles. Mike Smith had two sacks and Keith Slaughter recovered a fumble to help secure the third shutout of the season for Hills West.
The fast-riding Colts will look to improve to 7-1 in Suffolk Division 3 when they travel to Eastport-South Manor on Saturday at 1 p.m.