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When you consider Rashawn Armstrong's knack for making the big play, shifty moves, awareness, and agility, it's hard to believe this is his first year playing varsity football. A basketball player by trade, Armstrong hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass from Bucknell-bound quarterback Brian Connelly (Pedro Tigona's kick sailed through the uprights) to kick-start Ossining's 17-0 stomping of Brewster. Dan Ricci's team continued to put the pedal to the floor, executing a tight clamp down operation on Brewster.
Tyler Howton-Brynoe picked off a pass and ran it 27 yards back to the house and Brewster added on with a Tigona extra point kick and a later field goal.
Kenny Horton is keeping Ossining basketball on the map. The former Ossining high star originally committed to Quinnipiac before Joe DeSantis was fired as head coach. With the coach that recruited him abruptly leaving, Horton found a new hardwood home at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. He's made the most out of the opportunity. With official practices starting, expect Horton, the reigning Northeast Conference Player of the Year, to steer the big Central boat into NCAA tournament territory. Horton is arguably the school's best player since Javier Mojica, who led Central to an NCAA tournament berth in 2007. Playing under Howie Dickenman, a disiciple of the legendary Jim Calhoun, has been a great experience for the wiry 6-foot-6 forward. Don't be surprised if Horton explores his professional stock immediately after this season.
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The Croton/Marist Triumvirate of Matt Tralli, Joe Tralli, and Nick Mainero, all of whom left their stamp on the Tigers football program during it period of prosperity, have a win to celebrate today. Marist rolled to a convincing 28-10 defeat of Butler.
Check out this fine piece by former NCN scribe/photographer Rob Diantonio, who now writes for MSG Varsity about how the trio reunited in Poughkeepsie
Ossining 3, Westlake 1:
Alex Tejera, Joakim Lind, and Walter Bejarano eached popped home goals to propel Ossining to a 3-1 defeat of the Wildcats on Friday. With the victory, Ossining improves to 7-4-2 on the season.