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Selmani,Myers,Ham
Ben Selmani, Ramael Myers, Gary Ham
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DATE DAY/TIME OPPONENT FIELD RESULTS
Sept. 9 Sat 10am Baldwinsville Carrier Dome T 20-20
The Falcons started off on fire, scoring 20 points in the first five minutes, but the physical Bees were able to tie it up late in the fourth quarter. Ben Selmani completed a 25 yd TD pass to Gary Ham and a 44 yd pass to Harrison Tindall for another score. Ramael Myers had one rushing TD and an interception and Tindall also recorded one interception.
 
Sept. 16 Sat 1pm Pt. Richmond Pt. Richmond W 26-3
The Falcon Defense held Port Richmond to just 81 yds. Gary Ham had 6 catches for 142 yds and 2TD. QB's Ben Selmani and Kasey Nunez were a combined 12-20 for 248 yds. Harrison Tindall returned a fumble for a 43 yd TD. Although facing a stacked defensive line the entire game, Ramael Myers finished with 80 yds and 1 TD.
 
Sept. 23 Sat 12pm McKee McKee W 46-0
Ramael Myers broke loose and tore apart McKee's defense, rushing for 215 yds and 5 TDs and also scoring on a screen pass that went for 24 yds. Ben Selmani was 6-8 for 107 yds and 2 TDs all in the first half, including a 45 yd TD toss to Harrison Tindall. Isa Martin made an unbelievable diving catch for an interception as the Falcon Defense had another stellar outing while posting their first shutout of the season.
 
Oct. 1 Sun 8pm Tottenville Tottenville W 30-8
The Falcon Defense just missed throwing another shutout as the Pirates scored late when the game was out of reach. Lee Boos and Lou Balthazar were constantly in the backfield pressuring the quarterback while Ray Nelson had 8 tackles and a sack and Gary Ham added 7 tackles and Isa Martin had another interception. The offensive line did a great job giving Ben Selmani time to throw for 159 yds and 2TDs. Ramael Myers rushed just 9 times, but for 123 yds and 2 TDs and caught 3 balls for another 38 yds and another TD. Harrison Tindall had 6 catches for 62 yds and a TD.
 
Oct. 8 Sun 1pm Kennedy Wagner W 22-20
The Falcon Defense stepped up big in overtime with Isa Martin, Ramael Myers, Nick Shirripa and Lee Boos stuffing the Knight's 2 point conversion to seal the win. Myers scored on a 1 yd run on 4th and goal in OT to put the Falcons ahead and Ben Selmani hit Gary Ham in the back of the end zone for the 2 point conversion. Toward the end of the 4th quarter, with the Falcons trailing on a 4th and 9, Selmani faked the punt and connected with Ham for a 41 yd TD pass. Ham finished with 3 receptions for 69 yds, while Myers ran for 140 yds and 2 TDs.
 
Oct. 15 Sun 1pm New Utrecht Wagner W 22-7
Another dominating performance was turned in by the Falcon Defense. Lee Boos, Harrison Tindall, and Ramael Myers led the defense that did not allow an offensive touchdown to a much-hyped New Utrecht run-led offense. All 3 also made big offensive contributions. Myers finished with 2TD on 170 yds rushing. Tindall had 6 receptions for 62 yds while adding an interception and Boos scored on a 14 yd run in the 3rd quarter to give the Falcons the lead for good. Ben Selmani also had a good game completing 13 passes for 123 yds.
 
Oct. 21 Sat 1pm Lehman Wagner W 38-8
Gary Ham did it all as the Falcons exploded early and the Falcon Defense dominated yet again. Ham scored on a 70 yd kickoff return, a 25 yd fumble return and a 23 yd reception. Ramael Myers ran for 169 yds and 2TD while Ham and Harrison Tindall each had 3 catches for 53 yds. Isa Martin led the defense with 2 interceptions and Tindall had one. The Falcon Defense gave up 1 first half 1st down, with a large majority of Lehman's yards and their only score coming late in the fourth quarter.
 
Oct. 28 Sat 12pm Lincoln Dewey W 32-0
Lincoln came into the game undefeated and highly publicized, they left the game with a loss and not knowing what had just happened. Again, the Falcon Defense, led by Lee Boos and Gary Ham, shut down a high-touted offense by not allowing them to cross midfield all game. Ramael Myers had 196 yds rushing and 3TD- one of which came on a 78 yd run. Ham carried the ball twice for for 83 yds and 1 TD. Ben Selmani hooked up with Harrison Tindall on a 30 yd pass for the other score.
 
Nov. 5 Sun 1pm Curtis Curtis W 50-24
Ramael Myers ran for a city record 427 yds and scored 6 TDs and 3 PATs giving him an unbelievable total of 42 points on the day. Myers scored on runs of 2, 21, 36, 45, 5, and 89 yds. The offensive line comprised of Sean Drier, James Grisler, Mike Sefcik, Moses Logan and Andrew Pagano did a great job of opening up holes. The Falcon Defense led by Lee Boos, Ray Nelson and Gary Ham, completely shut down the Curtis offense and their main weapon. Ben Selmani hooked up with Ham for an 82 yd pass for the other score. The win puts another Island Championship on the board for the Falcons, the 13th out of the last 15 years!! The Falcons will be seeded #1 in the City Playoffs after receiving a record-breaking 366 power points. For his efforts, Myers was named Daily News/MSG Player of the Week and NY Post Player of the Week.
 
First Round Of Playoffs
Nov. 11 Sat 12pm Fort Hamilton Wagner W 54-0
The Falcons stormed into the playoffs with Ramael Myers rushing for 266 yds and 5 TDs and the Falcon Defense holding Fort Hamilton to -10 yds rushing and 89 total. Lee Boos led the defense with 4 sacks and Ray Nelson and John Sivori each added a sack. Myers and Harrison Tindall each had an interception. Ben Selmani and Gary Ham hooked up on TD passes of 60 and 35 yds. Myers broke the Staten Island All-Time scoring record that he set last year. The win gives Coach Paturzo his 150th career victory.
 
Playoff Quarter Final
Nov. 18 Sat 12pm Lincoln Wagner W 34-14
The Falcons overcame a slow start to advance to the Semi-Finals. Ramael Myers ran for 109 yds and 3TD and also scored on a 82 yd kick return. Ben Selmani was 4-4, all in key situations, for 76 yds. One of the passes being a 34 yd TD toss to Gary Ham. Mike Mertzel led the Falcon Defense and Isa Martin recovered a fumble and Myers added an interception.
 
Playoff Semi Final
Nov. 25 Sat 12pm Sheepshead Bay Wagner W 38-6
The Falcons erased any thoughts of an upset early by dominating on both sides of the ball and earning their 4th trip to the City Championship in the last 6 years. Ben Selmani had a great game completeing 7 of 10 passes for 192 yds and rushing for another 53 yds. Gary Ham caught 2 passes for 84 yds and Anthony Vergoglino caught 3 for 67 yds, one being a 41 yd TD grab. Ramael Myers carried for 110 yds and 2 TDs, breaking the New York City record for touchdowns in a season. Lee Boos had carries of 16 and 15 yds, both for TDs. The Falcon Defense, led by Nick Schirippa (2 sacks) and John Savori (1 sack), held the Sharks to 12 yds rushing and under 100 overall.
 
CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec. 3 Sun 12pm Kennedy Midwood L 21-14
The Falcons dropped a heartbreaker as Kennedy found the endzone with just :02 left on the clock. The Falcons mounted an unbelievable late fourth quarter drive, with everyone stepping up big. After facing a 4th and 11 situation, Ben Selmani connected with Gary Ham on a 15 yd screen pass. Selmani then hooked up with Anthony Vergoglino for 14 yds before Selmani capped the drive with a 6 yard TD scamper. Selmani then hooked up with Vergoglino again this time for the 2 point conversion knotting the game at 14. Kennedy then put together their drive ending in a score with just two ticks left. Gary Ham and Ramael Myers finished out their brilliant careers with great games. Ham finished 108 yds receiving on 4 catches, while leading the defense as well. Myers finished with 132 yds rushing and had an all around great day. Ben Selmani ended his career with one of his best games of the season. Lee Boos, Ray Nelson, Lou Balthazar and Isa Martin also had great games to finish out their careers.

  Ramael Myers Ramael Myers

2,152 Yds Rushing- One Season
Staten Island All-Time Record


5,085 Career Rushing Yards

New York City All-Time Record


250 Points (37 TDs & 13 PAT) One Season

New York City All-Time Record

-For Touchdowns and Total Points

427 yds Rushing vs. Curtis

New York City All-Time Record
-breaking former Falcon, Javonne Darling's
mark of 415 yds set in 1991
 
2000 HONORS AND AWARDS

NY ALL STATE TEAM- 1st TEAM
RAMAEL MYERS

NY ALL STATE TEAM- 4th TEAM
GARY HAM
LEE BOOS

JUNIOR HEISMAN AWARD WINNER
Ramael Myers

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS CITY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ramael Myers

The Fabbri Award
(Staten Island Advance's Player of the Year)
Ramael Myers

Daily News Tri-State Team
Ramael Myers

Daily News All-City Team
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham

Daily News All-Staten Island Team
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Ben Selmani
Second Team
Ray Nelson
Sean Drier
Harrison Tindall

NYC Coaches' All-City Team
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Ray Nelson
Ben Selmani
Sean Drier

NYC Coaches' All-Boro Team
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Ray Nelson
Ben Selmani
Isa Martin
Sean Drier
Harrison Tindall


SI Cable Elite 11
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Ben Selmani

SI Advance All Stars
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Harrison Tindall
Sean Drier

Fugazzi Senior All-Star Game
Ramael Myers
Gary Ham
Lee Boos
Ray Nelson
Ben Selmani
Isa Martin
Lou Balthazar


Capt. Lee Boos
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


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