By Andrew Wroblewski
Quarterback Anthony Lucarelli threw for 228 yards and four touchdowns as the Colts of Half Hollow Hills High School West dominated their homecoming day with a 42-7 win over Riverhead (2-4).
The Colts wasted no time getting started.
On Hills West’s first offensive possession, Lucarelli connected with junior receiver Cameron Jordan for his first touchdown, a 45-yard pass that asked the 6-foot-5 Jordan to leap over a Riverhead receiver in style. Then, following a Riley Forte interception, Alexander Filacouris pounded home another touchdown on a 21-yard run. Then it was back to the Lucarelli and Jordan show as the pair connected on a 55-yard pass and catch that put the Colts up 21-0.
Come the second quarter, Lucarelli connected on an 18-yard strike to Filacouris and then the quarterback added a 25-yard touchdown pass to Forte.
Filacouris rounded out the Colts’ offensive explosion with a 47-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Throughout the showing, Hills West’s defense remained stout.
Along with Riley’s interception, Filacouris picked off Riverheads quarterback on a 4th and goal from the Colts’ 15-yard line. Filacouris returned the interception 67 yards.
A.J. Leva recorded two quarterback sacks for Hills West. Both Dan Nam Kung and Tyler Elmore also recorded one sack each.
Lucarelli, a senior, finished with 228 yards passing on 9-of-11 attempts. Filacouris, a junior, recorded 108 yards rushing and 37 yards receiving. Jordan, another junior, finished with 100 yards receiving on two receptions.
Following the action, High School West crowned Jake Willinger and Dana Winthrop as homecoming king and queen.
The Colts (5-1) are scheduled to be in action again Saturday as they welcome Smithtown West for a 2 p.m. kickoff. Smithtown West (4-2) is coming off a 30-14 win over Smithtown East.