Garden City Trojans win Nassau Conference II Football title with 35-7 Victory over Wantagh Warriors
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The first half of the Nassau Conference II football game between the Garden City Trojans and the Wantagh Warriors last Friday night seemed as though it might have been a close match. The Trojans held a 14-7 halftime lead after Mark Ellis, who had 112 yards rushing, scored both first half GC touchdowns, one a 37 yard run and one after intercepting Nick Mullen's pass and returning it 75 yards for a TD. Ryan Norton was successful on both extra points. Matt Balzano scored Wantagh's lone touchdown on a three yard run. The Trojans opened up the lead in the second half and went up 21-7 when Patric Berkery found the endzone after a 4 yard run. QB Mike Comiskey connected with junior Ed Blatz for GC's fourth TD of the game. In the fourth quarter the Trojans' offensive line set up Ellis for a three-yard touchdown run giving the All-Long Island running back his third touchdown of the game. Norton was successful on all of his extra points, and sent most of his kickoffs to the endzone, not giving the Warriors many chances to gain decent field position to start any of their drives. Garden City advances to the Long Island Championship game for the third straight year. The Trojans will face Newfield, a team making their first ever appearance in the LIC on Friday afternoon November 26th at 4pm at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.