After suffering a tough Homecoming 2016 defeat last week to Valley Stream North, the Roslyn Bulldogs bounced back with an impressive 22-8 road win over previously undefeated Floral Park.
Mike Cochoran’s squad never quits, and playing on the road while trailing an undefeated team, 8-0, at halftime was sure to test the Bulldogs’ mettle. Roslyn remained in good hands with senior quarterback Adam Combs at the helm and the future All-County performer dominated the second half in his usual fashion, scoring on a one-yard run and tossing a 47-yard touchdown pass to Prince Butler to give Roslyn the lead. Later, defensive ace Marc Azouley put the game away with a 12-yard interception run for the final score.
Floral Park got on the board first with an eight-yard run by Cole Horan, who also scored on the two-point conversion. But in the second half, the Bulldogs lived up to their nickname, racing downfield on a third quarter drive that culminated with Combs’ one-yard touchdown run. Combs connected with Butler on the two-point conversion, tying the game and setting up the game’s big play, a 47-yard strike from Combs to Butler that gave Roslyn the lead for good. Combs passed for 160 yards, completing 13 of 22 passes, while running for 112 yards on 12 carries to pace the offense. Butler added 57 yards on 13 carries. The Roslyn offense is back in swing and this Saturday, Roslyn will travel to Plainedge for a 2 p.m. contest.
The football squad wasn’t the only team to enjoy a winning weekend. The boys’ soccer team improved its record to 5-1 with a 2-0 win over Mepham. Andrew Lieblich and Zach Silver each scored a goal, with both benefiting from assists from Andrew Markham. Jordan Rich starred in the goal for Roslyn, making three saves and protecting the shutout win.