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Eddie Smith again played the consistent ball that
he has been known for, during his three years at
Mamaroneck. With his tricky change of pace, Smith
was always good for a substantial gain in yardage.
Iolly Woodbridge was the brains of the grid outfit
this season and, though rarely taking the pigskin,
could always be counted on for a vital block or tackle.
In addition, his educated toe came in handy for the
many extra points.
Charlie Albert, Don Baker, Buddy Berkeley, Mike
Bruno, Willie Campbell, George Cheung, Tony Da-
tino, Luke DiRuzzo, Carmelo DiCiccio, George Feng-
ler, Red Kennedy, Norm McClendon, Ioe Montanaro,
Iim Pascale, Dave Replogle and Louis Santoro all
turned in superlative performances throughout the
The class of ,49 saw something new added to the
Hilltop grid schedule. The first night game in the
history of Mamaroneck, and of all Westchester, took
place at Manchester Field on October I5 against Pel-
ham. It was a successful experiment and will, there-
fore, probably be repeated next year. With the help
of strong overhead lights and a yellow pigskin, the
many spectators in the crowded stands were not dis-
The curtain raiser on the 1948 grid season proved
to be a good one for the Tigers, as they ran through,
over, and all around Albert Leonard's eleven to the
tune of 25-o. Petruzzo was high scorer for the day,
and he accounted for nineteen points, three TDs and
one extra point. The big halfback tallied first, fol-
lowed by Fengler. oth attempts for the extra point
were fruitless. Petruzzo then proceeded to add two
more scores and
one extra point,
on a buck through
Mr. John Sullivan
Jay-Vee Coach Center'
' g r i d squad lost
only one g a m e
entire season, and
even this one was
a close decision.
Isaac Young was
the only eleven to
snatch a victory
from the Tigers'
hands, as they
squeezed by with
a 13-6 triumph.
Again it was Ioe
Petruzzo who ac-
counted for the lone Hilltop rally. Ayers and Huber
took care of Young's scoring chores. Late in the fourth
period, Mamaroneckis second stringers started a scor-
ing march down the field, and went as far as their
opponents' 30-yard line when the Hnal whistle blew
with Young still ahead, 13-6.
Victory number two came to the Tigers at the night
game as they swamped the men from Pelham, 25-7.
Georgie Fengler accounted for the first score of the
contest, and Woodbridge split the uprights for the
extra point. Eddie Smith took care of the second
tally on an end run, but the attempted conversion
failed this time. Fengler then added his second score
of the day to make the count I9-0. At this point,
Riciarelli accounted for the one and only Pelham tally.
Petruzzo put in his assistance as he made the final
touchdown of the game. The try for the extra point
was in vain, and the Tigers stayed ahead, 25-7. The
only serious injury of the season occurred during this
contest as Norm McClendon broke his leg in a pileup.
Another 25-7 score constituted the Tigers' third vic-
tory, this time over Roosevelt. Smith took care of
the lirst tally on a pass into the end zone by Petruzzo,
with Woodbridge adding the conversion. Willie Camp-
bell accounted for the second TD, and Smith came
through with his second score later in the contest,
Woodbridge again converted. Petruzzo bucked over
for the last Tiger tally.
40-31 was the score of the touchdown-packed Gor-
ton game at Manchester Field, with Petruzzo account-
ing for two, and Smith, Fengler, Kennedy and Che-
ung, each one tally. Woodbridge put in an excellent
performance, for he converted successfully three times
out of five tries.
Port Chester provided win number five for the
strong Tiger gridders, and Petruzzo played one of the
best games of his high school career, figuring in every
one of the four touchdown plays and three successful
extra point attempts. He took care of the final score,
going through center, and then passed to Bruno for
the conversion. Galloping Ioe skirted end for the
second tally, then heaved one to Smith for the third.
He also accounted for the last score and its extra point.
Mamaroneck's ancient rival, New Rochelle, was the
underdog by a 27-6 decision in the last game of the
season. Petruzzo played all out as he scored three
times and figured in the same number of successful
conversions. Fengler took care of the other Tiger
tally, while Bruno and Smith each pulled down extra
Iohn Sullivan's Iay-vees had a record of one win,
a tie, and four losses. Iona provided the victory.
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Ralph Valle of Mamaroueclc takes a healthy poke at one
as Pete Abatte waits "ou deck."
1949 baseball on the Hilltop will have to do a great
deal of good hitting and fielding to better last yearis
record of seven WIAA wins and no defeats. At gradu-
ation, the Tigers lost such stalwarts as first sacker lack
Sanborn, catcher Howie Braithwaite, and infielders
Bill Carullo, Ambrose Zen, George Yost, Ralph Valle,
Pete Abbate, Iud Gibbs, and Steve Champion. But,
perhaps the greatest loss to the squad is hurler Bill
Bender, who took care of the majority of pitching
assignments last year.
There is little trouble as far as the outfield is con-
cerned, with Ioe Petruzzo returning to his old posi-
tion. Assisting him will be Iolly Woodbridge, Bruce
Brakenhoff, and Ioe Caparrotta, all coming back with
'48 baseball letters.
Bill Shaw, veteran catcher, will again take his posi-
tion behind the plate, with Nick Condro helping. The
pitching staif, though large, contains much green ma-
terial, except for Mouse Bruno, George Van Valken-
burg, and Ioe Giordano.
Every position in the infield remains open, for last
year's graduates held down all posts. Returning hope-
fuls are Warner Herlyn and Lou Preston.
Coach Harry Harrison does not have many worries
about the squadis hitting this season. Petruzzo will
be counted on to be the big gun of that department,
as he has during the past two years, while Shaw has
also proved himself able at bat. And players Wood-
bridge, Brakenhoff, and Caparrotta all provided Tiger
power during the last season.
Up and coming men of the 1948 Iay-vee squad are
expected to fill many of the positions left vacant by
graduation. Among the aspirants are George Feng-
ler, Ray Simonsen, Pete Soper, and Frank Viola.
Last year the Bengals ran off with the WIAA East-
ern Division Championship, only to lose to Yonkers
of the Western Division twice. Each time the cham-
pionship tilts were lost by one run, 5-4 and 6-5. Bender
pitched brilliantly in both games.
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