Friars Football: Week 8 Preview

October 22, 2007 by  

Friars Football Features 2007

Title: Monday Morning Quarterback / Week 8 Preview
Publication: Frairs
Author: Jason Molinet
Date: 10-22-07
Word Count: 529

With ESPN Radio (1050 AM) committed to covering Friday night’s regular season finale between two real rivals, you could excuse people for getting cranked up about the game.

But the thinking behind the scenes hasn’t been about the game so much as getting the word out to some special alums. Both St. Anthony’s and Chaminade have sent more than their share of former football players to the military.

The war on terror has scattered those veterans around the globe, from Baghdad to Kabul. And in those war-torn envirnments, nothing offers a reprieve more than some American-style football.

Well, if those soldiers can get to an Internet connection, they’ll be able to tune in. The game will be simulcast on the radio station’s Internet site.

It may not be Army-Navy, but for graduates of St. Anthony’s and Chaminade, no rivalry means more. Here are some graduates currently serving in the military:


•Capt. Kenneth Gein, Iraq

•Capt. John Zoll, Iraq

•Kevin Lynch, Middle East

•Michael Keilty, Middle East

•Michael Feriazzo, Iraq

•Lt. Benjamin Klimkowski, Afghanistan

•Capt. Patrick Crowley, Iraq

•Lt. Col. Edward Swanton, MD, Iraq

•Capt. Brendan McEvoy, Iraq


•Lt. Kevin Hughey, Iraq

•Lt. Eric Mineo, Afghanistan

•Lt. Nathanal Faust, Iraq

•Lt. Jason Mulligan, Iraq

•Capt. Andrew Mounce, Afghanistan

•Lt. Thomas Frey, Iraq

•PFC John Dayton, Iraq

•Capt. Jonas Anazagasty, Iraq


•James Regan, Chaminade Class of ’98 killed in Iraq on February 9, 2007

•Michael LiCalzi, Chaminade Class of ’00 killed in Iraq on May 11, 2006

•Ronald Winchester, Chaminade Class of ’98 killed in Iraq on September 3, 2005

Chaminade at St. Anthony’s

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: South Huntington
RECORDS: St. Anthony’s (6-1); Chaminade (4-3)
THE SCOOP: Chaminade beat Mount St. Michael, 15-14, thanks to a 34-yard field goal from Gerald Levano as time expired on Saturday. It was typical Chaminade, at least this season. The Flyers also won a heart-throbbing 7-6 decision against Holy Trinity. Stopping the run has been the main problem in losses to Farrell, Iona Prep and St. Joseph by the Sea. Alex Fox is a dual threat out of the backfield and Doug Vella, who completed 18 of 35 passes for 294 yards a week ago, can air it out. The Friars have been outstanding on defense and nearly impossible to beat deep. How well the Flyers bottle up James Brady will determine whether this one remains close.


It was 7-0 St. Anthony’s versus 6-1 Chaminade under the lights at Hofstra. Keith Shannon made it a one-sided affair. The Friars senior rushed for 97 yards on 19 carries and scored four touchdowns while the defense held Chaminade to minus 2-yards of offense in the first half. James Brady completed 6 of 9 passes for 109 yards and John Gagliano added 51 yards on 11 carries.


St. Anthony’s leads the all-time series with the Flyers 29-11 dating to 1974 and has won the last 13 meetings. Chaminade last beat the Friars, 31-19, in 1998. Here’s the last five meetings:

•2004: St. Anthony’s, 23-13

•2004 CHSFL semis: St. Anthony’s, 30-3

•2005: St. Anthony’s, 44-30

•2005 CHSFL semis: St. Anthony’s, 27-20

•2006: St. Anthony’s, 28-7


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