By The TimesLedger
The Dolphins beat the Jets, 25-20, to take the DAC Junior League Flag Football Championship. The Dolphins, led by coach Sal Mancuso, held the Jets in the last minutes of the game as they were driving for the winning touchdown. Frankie Mancuso scored three touchdowns and Mark Sheppard ran for one touchdown. Jared Katz and John Stefandl played excellent at the quarterback spot. Great runs for Mike Pisciotta, Chris Marks and Chris Weiss, great offense and defense by both Danny Weisman and Peter Conti helped the cause.
The Jets, led by coaches Sal Saputo and Don Giryluk, hung in the game with touchdowns thrown from quarterback Lenny Saputo to Mike Buttafuco and Chris Reilly. Justin Giryluk caught an interception and returned it for a touchdown.
DAC congratulates the Champion DAC Dolphins also for their showing in the NFL Flag Football tournament on Nov. 3. Quarterback Jared Katz teamed up with receiver Mark Sheppard to average four touchdowns per game. Strong offense and defense were played by Frankie Mancuso, Andrew Surace, John Stefandl, Chris Marks and Danny Weisman. The Dolphins advanced through the tournament all the way to the championship game, unfortunately, losing to the defending champs in a very close game.
Thanks to the parents, kids, commissioners and coaches who made this flag football season a success. Thanks for all the hard work to keep it all together — Commissioners/Coaches: Jack Pinto, Bob DiGirolomo and Rob Liquori. Coaches: Sal Saputo, Don Giryluk, George Abdallah, Kevin Good, Pete Giokas, Sal Mancuso, Frank Sgambatti and Gary Sapolsky.