Colts Stomp Out West Babylon With Win

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.

Pictured here in a game against Smithtown West, the defensive unit for Half Hollow Hills West has been stout, allowing an average of just 16.2 pts/g in wins this season.
Pictured here in a game against Smithtown West, the defensive unit for Half Hollow Hills West has been stout, allowing an average of just 16.2 pts/g in wins this season.

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)

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