Huntington Falls to Harborfields
in Ice Bowl
Last Saturday afternoon's Ice Bowl at Blue Devil Stadium will always be remembered by the Huntington and Harborfields players who had a difficult go of it and the 200 fans who showed up to watch the game.
The weather conditions alternated between rain, freezing rain and wet snow, along with substantial wind gusts that ripped apart umbrellas. Neither of the teams passed the ball very much and the ground game featured runners paying more attention than usual to their footing.
The Tornadoes scored early in the first quarter on a five yard pass play. Huntington (4-4) had trouble moving the ball most of the game, but managed a nice drive late in the second quarter that brought them all the way to the five yard line. The Blue Devils appeared destined for the end zone but an interception on fourth down and goal interrupted those plans. Harborfields (4-4) then marched 90 yards for another score to take a 14-0 lead into halftime.
The second half found Huntington quarterback Dan Plant on the sidelines along with several other starters injured at various points of the season. The winds added a few more miles-per-hour to their gusts as the game headed to the final whistle. The Tornadoes put touchdowns on the scoreboard in the third and fourth quarters to build a 30-0 advantage as time expired.
Despite the harsh conditions, Harborfields' Connor Coyle rushed 33 times for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Coyle also recorded 13 tackles.
Despite the loss Huntington qualified for the Suffolk Division III playoffs. The Blue Devils will play at Islip on Friday night at 7 p.m.