Dated: November 13, 2013
By: Anthony Vecchiarello
The Red, black and white colors of the Red Devils Plainedge High School Football Team have grown increasingly strong and competitive with each year.
Situated in Massapequa, NY, the Plainedge Varsity High School Team strives to earn their first High School Football championship this season. With a season of 7-1, Plainedge has just won their first game in the playoffs against Hewitt with a 49 to 14 victory.
A major factor in the success of this year’s Red Devil’s season is the quarterback.
Quarterback Nick Frenger (Number 2) has become the leader of the team in rushing and passing yardage. According to a recent article about Frenger in Newsday, titled Leading Man, Frenger is ranked number 4 on Long Island in career yardage with 5,338 yards. He also has career touchdowns of 56 and is ranked fifth on Long Island. The article also stated that Frenger has 64 percent completion over the last two seasons. At only 5ft 8inches and 150 pounds, Frenger manages to bypass his opponents with speed and accuracy.
Frenger has also had a great relationship with his coach Robert Shaver who is in now in his 17th season as Head Coach.
Shaver who is also a Physical Education teacher at Plainedge High School refused to comment further on his team but should certainly be proud.
Statistics from MaxPreps.com show that Plainedge has a National Ranking of 4749 and a New York State Ranking of 110. They are number 1 in their league, number 1 in their conference and number four in Section 8. Plainedge has an overall 13.7 rating. The Red Devils are impressive for a Conference III team earning the top 4 spot on the best small school football teams.
Throughout the Red Devil’s 2013-14 Season, they have dominated in games versus teams in Floral Park, Glen Cove, and Valley Stream. In the fourth week, Plainedge proved to be on top of the league after defeating defending Long Island Champion Lawrence, winning 36 to 20.
Unfortunately, the week after slightly sets them off with a loss against Bethpage; a score of 13-7. However, this loss proved to be motivational as they dominated in their next four games against South, Sewanhaka, Glen Cove and Hewitt.
Catch Plainedge’s next playoff game as they battle Floral Park Memorial High School on the green lawn for a closer spot to the championship.