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Malik Aluqdah
Capt. Malik Aluqdah
Rob Hoke
Rob Hoke
1996 Falcons
 
DATE DAY/TIME OPPONENT FIELD RESULTS
Sept. 7 Sat 10am Horseheads Carrier Dome L 6-0
The Falcons dropped the season opener.
 
Sept. 14 Sat 1pm Canarsie Canarsie L 14-0
The Falcons dropped the PSAL opener.
 
Sept. 22 Sat 1pm Lincoln Wagner W 50-6
The Falcons ended the early season drought by posting 30 points by halftime and cruising to their first victory on the new turf. Leo Hall, subbing for Malik Aluqdah, rushed for 130 yds and 2 TDs. The Falcon Defense, led by Pasquale Fusco, held Lincoln to 69 total yds and just a late score. Fusco recorded several tackles, a sack and recovered to fumbles- one for a safety. Kodavar caught 2 TD passes- one from Rob Hoke and one from his brother, Mike Nunez. Hoke also ran for a TD and connected with William Benjamin on a 7 yd TD pass.
 
Sept. 29 Sun 12pm Brooklyn Tech Midwood W 12-8
The Falcon Defense turned in another solid performance, this time led by Mitra Ramson. Kodavar Nunez scored on a 12 yd reverse and Leo Hall added what turned out to be the winning TD in the 3rd quarter on a 31 yd run. Johnell Beckum had a big fumble recovery late in the game.
 
Oct. 5 Sat 1pm Port Richmond Port Richmond W 28-12
Malik Aluqdah returned to rush for 146 yds and 1 TD. Aluqdah also led the Defense along with Pascuale Fusco (4 sacks, 10 tackles), Michael Eastman and Troy Coaxum who had a fumble recovery in the end zone for a TD. The Defense limited PR to 50 total yds in the second half.
 
Oct. 12 Sat 1pm Curtis Curtis W 32-26 OT

Trailing 26-12, in the fourth quarter, Rob Hoke brought the Falcons back to tie it up and then win it in Overtime. Hoke completed 10 of 18 for 124 yds and 2 TDs and also rushed for 90 yds and another 2 TDs. With 6:00 minutes left and the Falcons trailing by 8, they recovered the onside kick. On a 4th and 16, Hoke scrambled 20 yds for the first down and then five plays later ran it in for a TD from 5 yds out. He then hit Johnell Beckum in the endzone for the 2 pt conversion to send the game into OT. Hoke then ran in from 10 yds out to win the game. Beckum also had a 22 yd TD reception and a 6 yd TD reception. Malik Aluqdah finished with 73 yds, including a big 33 yd run to set up a score in the 4th quarter. The Falcons other score came on a toss to Leo Hall, who later threw it to Carlos Rivera for a 64 yd TD. Joe Imbriano and Troy Coaxum recorded interceptions.

 
Oct. 20 Sun 1pm New Dorp Wagner W 38-8
The Falcons ran all over New Dorp led by QB Rob Hoke's 138 rushing yds and 2 TDs. Malik Aluqdah added 135 yds and 3 TDs. Hoke also hooked up with Johnell Beckum on a 26 yd TD pass. Beckum along with Mitra Rmason and Pasquale Fusco, led the Defense.
 
Oct. 26 Sat 12pm Adams Wagner W 54-6
The Falcons turned in another strong rushing game and another solid defensive effort. Malik Aluqdah rushed for 200 yds and 3 TDs. Leo Hall finished with 98 yds on just 9 carries and 1 TD. Rob hoke hooked up with Troy Coaxum on a 19 yd TD strike. Mike Nunez added another score on a 3 yd run.
 
Nov. 3 Sun 1pm Tottenville Wagner W 22-8
The Falcons locked up their 10th Island Title in the last 11 years with Rob Hoke and Malik Aluqdah leading the way again. Hoke finished with 120 yds rushing (1 TD) and 102 yds passing and 2 TDs. Hoke connected with Tony Barrole on a 49 yd TD pass and wiht Carols Rivera on a 24 yd TD toss. Malik Aluqdah ran for 102 yds and played excellent defensively. Troy Coaxum and Mitch Ramson recorded interceptions
 
First Round Of Playoffs
The Falcons earned a bye for the first round. Playoffs will begin next week.
 
Playoff Quarter Final
Nov. 17 Sat 12pm Tottenville Wagner W 22-0
Malik Aluqdah rushed for 131 yds and 1 TD to lead the Falcons into the Semi-Final. Rob Hoke at 114 yds passing on hooked up with Kodavar Nunez (33 yds) and Carlos Rivera (10 yds) for TDs. The Defense, led by Pascuale Fusco (2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery), Mitra Ramson (2 sacks) and Aluqdah (1 forced fumbel) had a great game, limiting Tottenville to 52 yds. Paul Parrella and Joe Imbriano had great games.
 
Playoff Semi Final
Nov. 24 Sat 12pm Lehman Wagner W 28-16
The Falcons earned their 7th visit to the Championship in the last 11 years and a shot at defending their crown by winning their 9th straight. Rob Hoke threw for 153 yds and 2 TDs. Hoke connected with Johnell Beckum for a 22 yd TD toss and Kodavar Nunez on an 82 yd pass. Malik Aluqdah added 2 TDs on the ground. Hoke finished with 83 yds on just 7 carries.
 
CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
Dec. 1 Sun 11am Kennedy Columbia L 22-27

The Falcons dropped a heart-breaker as their comeback bid fell short. Trailing 27-6, with just over 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter, the Falcons refused to give up. After 2 succesfull drives, an onside kick recovery, and some very key forced turnovers, the Falcons comeback ended with a few seconds left after a turnover. Malik Aluqdah finished with 173 yds rushing and 3 TDs and Rob Hoke had a solid game to end out their great careers. Pascuale Fusco, Ray Oliva, Ahmal Laboard, Michael Eastman, Troy Coaxum and Donyell Phillips had great defensive games.

 

1996 HONORS AND AWARDS

JUNIOR HEISMAN AWARD WINNER
Malik Aluqdah

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

Malik Aluqdah

Barberi Award
(Staten Island's Top Student-Athlete)
Rob Hoke

Daily News Tri-State Team
Malik Aluqdah

Daily News All-City Team
Malik Aluqdah
Rob Hoke

SI Advance All Stars
Malik Aluqdah
Rob Hoke
Anthony James
Troy Coaxum
Pascuale Fusco
Ahmal Laboard
Mitra Ramson
Honorable Mention
Arthur Newcombe

Troy Coaxum
Troy Coaxum Ahmal Laboard
Carlos Rivera Pascuale Fusco
Carlos Rivera Pascuale Fusco
Ray Oliva Kodavar Nunez
Ray Oliva Kodavar Nunez
Mitch Ramson

 

 

 

 

 


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