By Janee Law
Cold Spring Harbor Seahawk fans were shouting and routing on their players in blue and red, as the high school football team fought hard against the Roslyn Bulldogs at their homecoming game Saturday.
The Seahawks started the game strong, completing a 37-yard run touchdown from senior running back and defensive back Eddie Fox, putting the team ahead 6-0.
They added more points to the board after Fox made a three-yard run for a touchdown, and senior quarterback Mike Visconti completed a two-point conversion, putting the game at 14-0.
By the end of the second half, the game was tied 14-14 and from then on, the Seahawks were neck and neck with the Bulldogs, ending the fourth quarter in a tie, 22-22.
With the players exhausted from the strain of the game and fans bundled up from the cold weather, the opposing teams entered into overtime around 4:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs pushed ahead into overtime 30-22, with a touchdown and two-point conversion and, in order to stay in the game, the Seahawks had to execute the same outcome.
The Seahawks, moved up on the scoreboard with 28 points but failed the complete the two point conversion, losing their homecoming game 30-28.
“It was more on us and less on them,” said Ben Suk, head coach for the Seahawks. “We started out well and let them back in the game.”
With a tough start to the season (1-5), having lost six players to injuries in the first three games, Suk said the team has been undermanned in their Nassau conference IV.
“They squeezed every ounce out of themselves as they possibly can. We just don’t have enough weapons is the problem,” Suk said.
Other top performers of the game was senior tight end and strong safety Spencer Starr, with a touchdown from a 17-yard pass from Visconti and junior running back and defensive back Dylan Guarneri, who executed a touchdown with a one-yard run.
“I’m proud as hell of them, they don’t quit, they don’t give in [and] they don’t look for excuses,” Suk said. “They fight hard all the way through and that’s basically what we can ask from them.”
During halftime at the Seahawks homecoming, the high school cheerleaders pumped up the crowd with several dance numbers and, Michael Murphy and Tamanna Bhatia were crowned homecoming king and queen.