On This Day in History | 2006

On this day four years ago, Stony Brook’s gridiron boys traveled to John Glenn, one of the finest small school programs on Long Island, and won a shootout, 36-33, on their Homecoming Day. The game was a feverish battle from its inception. All-County running back Terrance Anderson knocked Glenn’s quarterback out of the game in the opening quarter, the first of many game-defining plays by the Bears, forcing an inexperienced field general to take the reins. Then, in the biggest play of the game senior Adam Duff knocked the ball out of the hands of one of the best players in Suffolk County, Ifeanyi Momah. Momah was an All-State wide receiver, won the Dragon Award as the top wide receiver in Suffolk County that season, and is a current member of Boston College’s football team.

Momah charged toward the end zone, destined for a game-changing touchdown, when Duff punched the ball out on the 1-yard line, causing it to roll through the back of the end zone, giving the Bears a touchback and the game’s momentum. In the waning moments of the fourth quarter, needing one more 1st down to run out the clock and seal the win, the Bears faced a 3rd and 3. Anderson came up with four yards to give the Brook a monumental victory. Quarterback Mac Drane led the offense, earning Newsday Player of the Week honors, while Ryan Mitchell anchored a defense that came up with stops whenever they needed them. Ben Koubek ’07 remembered his team’s win:

We needed a first down to run out the clock and Coach [Brad] Baker said, ‘You guys played your butts off all game, all I need is 3 more yards! Who’s going to get it for me?’ Everyone in the huddle said, ‘I will!’ almost in unison and Terrance [Anderson], barely able to stand, took an iso for 4 yards and the game. It was the most intense game I’ve ever played in in my entire life. It was nuts. We played as close to a perfect game as we could’ve that day.


Anderson Comes Up Huge Again for Stony Brook

Another week, another big day for Terrance Anderson.

The senior running back rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries to lead Stony Brook to a 36-33 win over Glenn yesterday in a Suffolk Division IV football game.

Anderson scored three touchdowns last week, too. Mac Drane completed 5 of 9 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 113 yards on 10 carries. Mitch Singer had 125 receiving yards and had an 80-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring in the second half for Stony Brook (2-0). Ryan Mitchell led the defense with eight tackles and two sacks, and Anderson, as a linebacker, added nine tackles.


One comment

  1. I’ll never forget thehuddle before that last third and three. We all knew we would get the first down. Couldn’t be any more proud to play with those guys.


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