As usual, there were plenty of great performances in Week 5, but two really stood out. It was difficult to pick one over the other, but it’s time to give some credit to the D…
• Andrew Livingston, Rye: The sophomore QB threw two touchdowns, ran for another and kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired before half in a 30-22 win at Tappan Zee.
• Eric Meyreles and Nick Bonitatibus, Yorktown: The junior tandem rushed for 181 yards on 31 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run by Meyreles to help the ‘Huskers beat Nyack 23-14.
• Giuseppe Maddalena, Tappan Zee: He went 9 for 14 for 153 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-22 loss to Rye.
• Dillon D’Arrigo, Irvington: The senior QB went 9 for 14 for 231 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Briarcliff.
• Siggy Bereday, Irvington: The Bulldogs forced six turnovers in a 42-0 win at Briarcliff. Bereday recovered two fumbles, returning one for a score, and also had 12 tackles, a sack and went 6 for 6 on extra points.
• Chris Gragnani, Suffern: Gragnani went 16 for 31 for 307 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-42, double-OT loss to Ketcham.
• Raishaun McGhee, Rye Country Day: The senior returned a fumble 70 yards for a score, rushed for 75 yards and threw for 131 and a TD in a 26-20 loss at unbeaten St. Luke’s.
• Vin Nicita, Harrison: In just a half of work, the senior went 7 for 8 for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
• Mike Pizzuti, Stepinac: He kicked a 23-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to lift the Crusaders over undefeated St. Joe’s by the Sea 17-14.
• Nico Denise, Albertus Magnus: He rushed for 206 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in a 63-20 victory over YMA.
• Ramon Searight, Peekskill: The senior helped the Red Devils snap a 32-game losing streak by rushed for 132 yards and two TD in a 21-8 win over Riverside. He scored 45 and 72-yard touchdowns on consecutive plays.
• Kristian Prenga, Saunders: The senior QB threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns, including a 10-yard TD to Chris Tran with under two minutes remaining in a key 19-18 victory over Spring Valley.
• Luke Marrone, Bronxville: In his first game of the season, Marrone caught the only touchdown and was a key defensive contributor during the Broncos 7-0 shutout of Tuckahoe.
• Steve Bencosme, Sleepy Hollow: The senior had six tackles and returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown during Sleepy’s 41-21 win over Lakeland.
• George DiFiore, Ardsley: He rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in a 21-14 win over rival Edgemont.
10. Chris Rhue and Nick Russo, Mahopac: They delivered the two biggest plays in Mahopac’s comeback from a 14-0 deficit. Russo’s 89-yard touchdown cut that deficit to 14-13. Minutes later, Rhue ripped off a 63-yarder that proved to be the winning score in a 19-14 victory at South.
9. Jimmy Flaherty, Lakeland: The junior rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, despite playing with flu-like symptoms in a 41-21 loss to Sleepy Hollow.
8. Nick Connell, North Rockland: The senior rushed for another 186 yards and two touchdowns to help lift North Rockland over rival Ramapo 37-14.
7. Robby Nigro, Mamaroneck: The Tigers won their second straight Athletic Directors’ Trophy thanks to 144 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries by Nigro in a 34-13 win.
6. Ray Jackson and Tyrone Barber, Woodlands: They combined for 265 yards of offense and three touchdowns on just 12 touches and contributed on defense and in the return game in Woodlands’ 39-6 win at Dobbs Ferry.
5. Justin Davidov, Ossining: Before leaving midway through the third quarter with a fractured ankle, the junior QB threw for 129 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another 90 yards to help Ossining build a 20-6 lead. The Pride surrendered 22 unanswered points without him and lost 28-20.
4. Rye Neck defense: The Black Hats remained unscored upon, stifling Hastings’ offense by allowing -21 total yards. It was their fifth shutout of the season. Alex Anderson had 11 tackles and Jake Sevean had an interception.
3. Joe McDermott, Hackley: The junior went 13 for 17 for 232 yards and three TD and rushed 16 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns
2. New Rochelle defense: The Huguenots posted their fourth shutout in six games this season, this being perhaps the most impressive. They helped beat John Jay-East Fishkill 13-0 at City Park on Friday and have now allowed just 13 points this season.
1. Greg DiCarlo, Eastchester: The senior led Eastchester to its first victory of the season, rushing for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in a 32-21 victory over longtime rival Pelham.