There were so many nice moments to the 2015 football season at Wayne Hills. Here are a few photos which tell the story.
This 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.
On 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.
On Sunday, June 14, the Patriots participated in a tank pull to benefit the Wounded Warriors.
And at that tank pull, Joey Kenny actually pulled a tank, BY HIMSELF….Incredible.
On 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.
Matt Sportelli was as good as they got on the line. He was also a marvelous long-snapper.
Tom Skiba comes from a wonderful family and is an outstanding young man.
Special teams coach and the Czar, Walt Johnson, with (left to right), kicker Luca Catania, punter Brendan DeVera and long snapper, Matt Sportelli.
Jason Modak, just a sophomore, should be a key player on future Hills teams.
Luca Grave, a junior, led the Patriots in rushing, including an excellent game at MetLife.
The Patriots marched onto the field, in a ceremonial parade, at Wayne Valley on Nov. 6, to honor the Wounded Warriors.
Freshman 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.
When Wayne Hills defeated Wayne Valley, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, presented a trophy to the Patriots.
Senior Leyshawn Askew had a tremendous season on the defensive line for Wayne Hills.
Joe Kenny, a senior, should be hearing from a number of colleges soon.
Following the win over Indian Hills, the Patriots ‘family’ celebrated at the Outback.
Leyshawn Askew got his first look at MetLife on Monday, Nov. 30 and enjoyed the moment with coach Jermain Johnson.
Former Coach Chris Olsen returned to root on his Patriots at MetLife on Dec. 5.
Team captains Tom Skiba, Joe Kenny and Frank Petracco were quite impressed with the facilities at MetLife.
When the lights didn’t go on one night at practice, the coaching staff jumped in to help.
The Patriots ended its season at MetLife Stadium. The team hopes to return there in 2016.
THANKS TO THE SENIORS !!!