Wayne Hills football: Some photos to look back on a great season

There were so many nice moments to the 2015 football season at Wayne Hills. Here are a few photos which tell the story.

hills 2This was the first day of practice for the 2015 season, on Monday, June 8. Wayne Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, also visited that day, wishing the team luck.

hills 1On June 10, a group of Patriots went to the New York Giants practice facility near MetLife Stadium to play in a 7-on-7 tournament.

hills 3On Sunday, June 14, the Patriots participated in a tank pull to benefit the Wounded Warriors.

hills 4And at that tank pull, Joey Kenny actually pulled a tank, BY HIMSELF….Incredible.

captsOn July 1, the Patriots five team captains for the 2015 season were chosen. From left to right, Sal Abbracciamento, Frank Petracco, Joey Kenny, Tom Skiba and Vincent LoVerde, with head coach Wayne Demikoff in the middle.

sportMatt Sportelli was as good as they got on the line. He was also a marvelous long-snapper.

skibaTom Skiba comes from a wonderful family and is an outstanding young man.

wjSpecial teams coach and the Czar, Walt Johnson, with (left to right), kicker Luca Catania, punter Brendan DeVera and long snapper, Matt Sportelli.

Specials Team & Coaches_2Jason Modak, just a sophomore, should be a key player on future Hills teams.

Specials Team & Coaches2Luca Grave, a junior, led the Patriots in rushing, including an excellent game at MetLife.

wwThe Patriots marched onto the field, in a ceremonial parade, at Wayne Valley on Nov. 6, to honor the Wounded Warriors.

11161354_10205496300079767_9155489033228631582_nFreshman head coach Chris Dowling led the freshman team to an undefeated season. He also provided doughnuts and coffee to the coaches on many a late night Monday meeting.

IMG_20151106_214245_504When Wayne Hills defeated Wayne Valley, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, presented a trophy to the Patriots.

Poster - Leyshawn AskewSenior Leyshawn Askew had a tremendous season on the defensive line for Wayne Hills.

imageJoe Kenny, a senior, should be hearing from a number of colleges soon.

12246721_10206614448533718_333733427780269027_nFollowing the win over Indian Hills, the Patriots ‘family’ celebrated at the Outback.

askewLeyshawn Askew got his first look at MetLife on Monday, Nov. 30 and enjoyed the moment with coach Jermain Johnson.

thFormer Coach Chris Olsen returned to root on his Patriots at MetLife on Dec. 5.

IMG_20151130_190927_937-1Team captains Tom Skiba, Joe Kenny and Frank Petracco were quite impressed with the facilities at MetLife.

lightsWhen the lights didn’t go on one night at practice, the coaching staff jumped in to help.

metlifeThe Patriots ended its season at MetLife Stadium. The team hopes to return there in 2016.


By mike051893

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