The Seaford & North Shore School Districts participated in a memorial home football game on Saturday, September 11th, commencing the 15thanniversary of the tragic events that took place in multiple cities around the nation in 2001. An announcement prior to the start of the game stated:
Today, we join our fellow Americans, around the world, in pausing to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks. We continue to honor the heroism and bravery of the first responders, including firefighters, law enforcement officials and civilians who worked to save the lives of others. We are grateful for the countless American heroes who have, and continue to stand watch around the globe, protecting and defending our country from those who seek to destroy it. Today we are especially grateful for their selfless service. Freedom and unwavering liberty remain strong in our hearts and minds. We will always remember September 11, 2001.
To start the ceremony, the American Legion Glenwood Landing Post 336 marched onto the center of the field with flags held high. High School musicians, Ryan Faber and Peter Bennett, beautifully played an echoing version of taps on their trumpets.
In a tough fought game, the Vikings were defeated by the top seeded Seaford football team 42-33. Senior Quarterback Ryan Aughivan opened the scoring for North Shore when he took the first snap from center and dashed 73 yards for the touchdown. He would finish the day with 3 rushing touchdowns. Senior running back Brian Tilton also scored in the first quarter with a 4 yard plunge in the end zone. Aughavin connected with senior John Maggliocco on the 2-point conversion play that followed.In the fourth quarter, the Vikings came within one score of tying Seaford when Ryan Aughavin connected with Senior Hayden DiPalma with a 20 yard pass for a touchdown.
The defense was led by Nick Lounis who totaled 2 solo tackles and 9 assisted tackles on the day. Jake Cirilla and Joe Magliocco each had a fumble recovery to keep North Shore in the game. In addition, Nick Lounis earned the honor of “Captain of the Game” for the Carle Place game.
Photos by Mitch Schilmer