DIX HILLS, New York, October 23
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
After suffering their first loss of the football season on Oct. 11 to Smithtown East (5-1), the Colts of Half Hollow Hills High School West undoubtedly wanted to bounce back on Saturday when they faced West Babylon (2-4). In the loss to the Bulls, the Colts (5-1) produced their lowest point total on offense this season: 14. Against the Eagles, however, Hills West exploded with 34 unanswered points through the first three quarters in a 34-6 triumph.
The Colts offensive production mostly came from running back Alexander Filacouris. A sophomore, Filacouris played a part in every touchdown Hills West scored. While rushing for 105 yards on 14 attempts, Filacouris scored 4 touchdowns. To further exert his athletic prominence, the sophomore also threw for 51 yards on 3-of-4 efficiency; including a 34-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Cody Clarson with time running down in the first half.
Also an offensive factor for the Colts was Lucas DiGiorgi, a junior, who rushed for 117 yards on 14 attempts – the second time he’s rushed for 100+ yards this season.
With the win, Hills West kept pace with Smithtown East record-wise in Division II as of press time Monday – however, due to the points structure, Smithtown East sits above Hills West for second place overall with the Colts in third. Both teams are looking up at undefeated Bellport (5-0).
This Saturday, Hills West will look to keep its offense rolling as it makes the trip to East Islip (4-2) where it will face a Redmen team that’s coming off a big win of its own – a 21-14 victory over Riverhead (4-2). The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at East Islip Middle School.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, October 23, 2014; A30)