This past Saturday I covered the LIU Post first football game of the season against East Stroudsburg. The game included an emotional pre game ceremony that dedicated their new field and stadium to Durrell "Bronko" Pearsall '92, a former star football player for LIU Post and member of FDNY Rescue 4, as well as the Hempstead Fire Department, who perished in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately LIU Post lost after a lengthy lightning delay took the momentum away from the Pioneers. Here are some shots from the game.
|Members of the FDNY pose for a photo with a new memorial that includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center|
|LIU Post quarterback Steven Laurino leads his team in stretching|
|LIU Post receiver Kyle Ward, left, is hugged by receiver James Higgins after his touchdown reception|
|LIU Post receiver Kyle Ward is stopped by East Stroudsburg Defensive Back Marc Gaudet|
|LIU Post quarterback Steven Laurino throws a pass toward the endzone|
|LIU Post receiver James Higgins brings in the pass after getting by East Stroudsburg defensive back Dean Vitale|
|LIU Post running back Mike Williams takes a handoff from quarterback Steven Laurino|