COACH OF THE WEEK, Week 4
Anthony Vitti, Mamaroneck: The Tigers continued to impress last weekend, earning perhaps the program’s biggest victory in Vitti’s tenure as coach. They followed up an impressive win over Clarkstown South by beating a tough Mahopac team 35-22. Perhaps most significant, Mamaroneck proved it could continue to do what it had done to be successful earlier this season; this time, it did so against better competition. Vitti’s team continued to run the ball for big yardage and continued to make big plays in the passing game, on defense and on special teams. The more the Tigers show they can be that explosive team against quality opponents, they more they must be taken seriously as a contender in Class AA. In fact, judging off Saturday, that time is probably NOW.
Scott Saunders, Byram Hills: The second-year coach earned arguably his biggest win on Saturday. The Bobcats needed to beat Lakeland to stay alive in the Class A playoff hunt. The game seemed to a challenge at best, but Saunders’ team took it to the Hornets throughout, winning 34-15. Byram improved to 2-2 with the win and still has a glimmer of hope.