T-Birds’ football season ends
Cole Bunicci (No. 80) stops this Sachem runner with some backup help.

Photo courtesy of Connetquot Central School District/Joseph Maniaci

T-Birds’ football season ends


BOHEMIA—Despite outscoring the visiting Sachem East football team 12-7 in the second half, the Connetquot T-Birds dropped their Nov. 2 championship quarterfinal by a score of 14-12.  Coach Mike Hansen’s senior-laden team fell behind early and could not stop Sachem’s momentum.

Connetquot ends the season with an overall record of 6-3, while Sachem moves on to the semifinals on Nov. 10 against William Floyd HS.  

Connetquot quarterback Drew Guttieri scored in the third quarter and Lucas Quinlan scored the T-Birds’ last touchdown as the game was winding down. Although Connetquot wouldn’t advance in this year’s Suffolk Championship series, their loyal fans thank them for an exciting season, with special thanks to the graduating seniors and their leadership all season long.