EASTCHESTER, N.Y. The Eastchester Eagles running game was an express train last week, rolling 395 yards to lift the team to a 35-20 victory over Brewster and laying the foundation for this weeks big matchup against unbeaten Poughkeepsie Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Haindl Field.
Eastchesters (1-1) lead back Rob Carinci showed that he is fully recovered from an injury that slowed him early last season, rushing for 159 yards on 15 carries, including scoring runs of 77 and 28 yards. Carincis backfield mates Patrick Guido (59 yards) and Jack Calbi (92) and quarterback Greg DiCarlo (83) piled up the yards, each scoring a touchdown.
"I dont think we played to our full potential against Brewster," Carinci said. "Our defense can be much more effective then what we showed. Our offense did its job and put a lot of points on the scoreboard. Overall it was a decent team win. If we want a victory over Poughkeepsie we need to tackle better and keep up with their explosive offense."
Poughkeepsies quarterback Joshua Oliver is an all-everything player. He rushed for 114 yards and threw for 78 yards and a touchdown in last weeks 27-14 victory over defending Section 1 Class A champion Harrison. Running back Kenneth Charter is also a threat carrying the ball. The Eagles defense, led by Tom Cirillo, Joe Arcidiacono, Justin DiMasi and Carinci, who each had an interception in the victory over Brewster.
Harry Erickson had a sack for the Eagles. Eagles coach Fred DiCarlo will try to hold onto the ball, using his strong running game to keep the ball way from Poughkeepsie and shortening the game. This game will test the Eagles ability to stop a potent running attack.
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