25 Years Ago in Bonac Sports: 11.30.17
November 19, 1992
The 1992 high school football season ended in East Hampton Saturday, but not before the gallant Bonackers gave undefeated Mount Sinai all it could handle.
If the heartbreaking 21-20 loss did little to console the losers, the fact that some veteran onlookers commented that the game was one of the finest ever played here certainly should.
East Hampton thus ends its season with a 4-4 mark, although in defeat the locals gave arguably their most impressive performance of the season, outplaying the tough-as-nails Mustangs for much of the game before being worn down in the late stages of the second half.
. . . Trevor Darrell and Paul Poutouves, East Hampton linebackers, were sensational in defeat, each recording numerous tackles and contributing some crushing blocks on the other side of the ball. Peter Maxey, playing with a badly bruised shoulder, hung tough for the entire game. Marcus Borowsky, the quarterback, was debited with throwing three interceptions, but only one of those passes was poorly thrown. In a nutshell, it was his versatility that played a major role in the near-upset.
And though Todd Carberry’s numbers were not up to par, his toughness on both sides of the ball was evident throughout. To say he was a marked man would be an understatement — each Mustang defensive player had Carberry’s number, 26, written on his helmet, a reminder to keep an eye on the elusive but powerful senior.
Paul Blodorn, the young Mercy High School senior from Sag Harbor, continues to amaze on the cross-country trails. Blodorn celebrated his 17th birthday in Wappingers Falls Saturday by finishing a strong 10th in the New York State Federation meet, an open one with competitors from high schools of all sizes and stripes.
“Kevin [Barry] and I would have been happy with a top-30 finish, but Paul ran a super race,” said Cliff Clark, who has been advising the Mercy phenom. “The course was just as tough as Sunken Meadow, and it was rainy and slippery. Paul moved up from 18th to 10th in the last mile, and missed third or fourth by just seconds. The winner was only 20 seconds faster than Paul.”
In the process, Blodorn left Dave Garner, who had defeated him by 15 seconds in the state Class C meet, in the dust, as it were. Garner, of Walton, which is near Oneonta, finished 14th. . . . Blodorn’s time over the 3.1-mile overland course was 16 minutes and 37 seconds.