Cougars Win Again At Homecoming
Excitement was in the air at Commack’s Homecoming on Saturday, as the Cougars went into the game against Lindenhurst hoping to continue their 5-0 undefeated season.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game, even though their record is not really indicative of the tough team they are,” Head Coach Joe Reggio said.
Commack played hard and came out with the close 28-21 win.
“Coach said that Lindy was going to be a good team, and he was right. We only wanted to be 6-0 after this week,” senior wide receiver and defensive back Matt Recek said.
Recek scored Commack’s first touchdown off a 33-yard pass from senior quarterback Rob Paccione. He had four receptions for 81 yards on the game.
“It was really exciting to get the first score for my team,” Recek said. “Rob [Paccione] threw me a good ball over the top and I came down with it.”
Paccione is currently ranked no. 13 on Long Island in passing leaders, with 894 yards and 8 touchdown passes. His numbers put him at eighth in Suffolk County.
Senior running back and defensive back Willy Monroy scored 2 touchdowns to help the Cougars win the game. He totaled 246 yards on the day for his team.
“It was awesome,” Monroy said. “I’m a senior and this was my last homecoming. We definitely wanted to do it the right way. We put in a great week of practice and we came out ready to play.”
Sophomore wide receiver and defensive back Augie Contressa also scored a touchdown for the Cougars. His three receptions totaled 92 yards on the game.
Reggio emphasized his principle of taking one game at a time.
“Ward Melville comes in Friday night,” Reggio said. “It’s going to be nice under the lights. We just want to come out of there with a win. That’s all.”
The Cougars will take on Ward Melville at Commack High School on Friday, Oct. 25. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.