By Athletic Director Gregory Sirico
Warwick Football defeated Minisink Valley in triple overtime on Slate Hill’s John Bell Field on Fri., Sept. 28. Warwick quarterback Joseph Miller spun off the Minisink defensive standouts tackle of both he and running back Kyle Rooney to cross the goal line and earn a Wildcat triple overtime win.
A strong performance by purple offensive lineman Andre Ward, Matt Space, Logan Hickey, Trey Pinkham, Nate Felix, Dan Rodriguez, and Parker Kardell helped the team rush for over 250 yards on a rain-soaked field. Touchdowns were scored by Joseph Miller and Kyle Rooney.
The defense put together another stellar performance led by senior Nicky Garcia, whose one handed interception was a highlight of the night. Robert Maslanka contributed 12 tackles, followed by Matt Hansen (10), Nicky Garcia (7) and Logan Schmalfuhs (9). The Wildcats sacked the Minisink quarterback six times. Patrick Tully, Sebastian Pelaez, Robert Maslanka, Trey Pinkham, and William Noteboom all had at least one sack.
First year kicker Matt Meade converted all extra points and nailed a 33 yard rield goal in very challenging conditions in the second overtime. Meade was just short on an NFL length 44 yarder in first overtime.
Warwick Football Falls to Cornwall
Last week Warwick rallied back from a 14–0 deficit to tie the Cornwall Dragons before the half of the game, but fell 28–14 as time expired. Warwick’s defense held the Dragons on multiple series but Cornwall was able to put two second half touchdowns on the board. The defense was paced by a strong pass rush led by William Noteboom, Sebastian Pelaez, Patrick Tully, Grant Dolshun, Trey Pinkham, and company.
The Wildcats will take on the Goshen Gladiators on Fri., Oct. 5 at the C.A. Morgan Field at 7 p.m. Warwick will celebrate senior night and Youth Football Night beginning at 6:30 p.m.