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Bronxville Broncos Varsity Football Ends Successful Season

Bronxville's varsity football team.
Bronxville's varsity football team. Photo Credit: Courtesy Marion Ribka

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville varsity football team is celebrating a successful season.

Team representatives said the 2013 season was a success for the program. The following is a recap from parent Hugh Walsh:

The season began in August, with captains practices led by senior captains Declan Borcich, Will Duncan and Matthias Ribka. Two-day practices began on Aug. 19 and were led by Head Coach Jeff Napolitano and assistant coaches Phil Kuczma and James Salerno.

The regular season began on Sept. 7, with a home game against Valhalla, which the Broncos won 34-0 as the defense pitched a shutout. The offense was led by Quarterback Will Duncan, who ran for 98 yards and threw for 55 yards.

The next game was on Sept. 12, at home against crosstown rival Tuckahoe. They defeated Tuckahoe 7-0. The winning touchdown came on a pass from QB Will Duncan to WR Charlie Tarry.

The Broncos began a three game road trip against perennial Class C power Woodlands, which was led by running back Tyrone Barber. The Broncos won a classic defense struggle 7-6. The offensive player of the game was Will Duncan, who ran for the Broncos only TD. The defensive player of the game was James McDermott, who was in on almost every tackle making 11 solo tackles.

The Broncos then traveled to Dobbs Ferry to battle their longtime rival. They they lost their first game of the season 28-21.

The final game of the road trip found the Broncos taking the trip to Pawling to play the Tigers on their Homecoming on Oct. 5. The Broncos won the game 49-6. The offensive player of the game was RB Patrick Bisconti, who ran for 177 yards and two TDs. The defensive player of the game was Parker Lapins, who led the team with 11 tackles.

The Broncos were finally home to play a non-league game against Riverdale Country Day on Oct. 12,. The Broncos defeated Riverdale 43-22. The offensive player of the game was Patrick Bisconti, who rushed for 258 yards and three TDs. Parker Lapins had an outstanding game with nine tackles including a safety. The formidable defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage led by Steven Ircha, Declan Borcic, and Luke Geiling.

The final regular season game was homecoming under the lights on Oct. 19, against Haldane. The Broncos came out ready to play and easily defeated Haldane 41-18. The regular season ended with the Broncos having a 5-1-league record and an overall record of 6-1,.

The Broncos went on to the Class C Sectional semi-final as the three seed and had to travel to meet the two seed Rye Neck, who was undefeated. The Broncos came out with intensity and took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. The defense held Rye Neck to one TD in the second quarter and the half ended with the Broncos leading 7-6. The Broncos opened the third quarter with a 37-yard field goal by Owen Jones. The Rye Neck offensive line took over from there, wearing down the Broncos defense and scoring 22 unanswered points to win the semifinal 28-10.

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