Finalists named for Lohud Boys Football Player of the Week reader survey


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We are now moving forward with the 2021 schedule, but we will take a break every Monday to look back on the previous week and recognize some of the players who have turned out to be important.

Once the finalists are chosen, the readers choose the winner. Vote early. Vote often. The survey will remain open for 24 hours and the winner will be featured on @lohudsports’ Twitter and Instagram accounts.

This fall’s list of winners includes Matt Matera of Carmel and Gianluca Ruggerio of Westlake.

Here are the elected officials of this week:

The weekend: Calendar and results from September 24 to 26

Soccer: Carmel dominates 28-0, beating New Rochelle for the first time in 13 years

History of the game: Somers moves away from Pearl River for fourth straight win

Eduardo Godinez, North Clarkstown

The senior midfielder’s defensive skills have helped the Rams keep the momentum built up in recent weeks. Wins over North Rockland, Sleepy Hollow and Pearl River brought the winning streak to five games. He delivered stop after stop and moved the ball quickly. Godinez also contributed a goal and two assists.

Jack Kryger, Tappan Zee

The second-year forward won four game-winning games last week. Two of them arrived in double overtime. He sent Greeley and Nanuet home in the 98th minute, ending the week with six goals and two assists. Kryger also got his first varsity hat trick in a win over Saunders.

Isaiah Ortiz, Westlake

The senior midfielder started a 3-0 week for the Wildcats, getting one goal and one assist in a 3-1 win over Rye Neck, two goals in a 2-0 win over Blind Brook and one goal and a pass in a 2-1. win Hastings.

Will Peacock, Pleasantville

The junior striker scored the winning goals in two league wins, 1-0 over Briarcliff and 2-1 over Valhalla. He also had a hat trick on Homecoming, leading the Panthers to a 7-0 victory over Putnam Valley.

George Popovic, Yorktown

The senior forward helped the Huskers advance to 6-0-1, registering three goals and three assists in a 3-1 win over John Jay-Cross River, a 6-2 win over Walter Panas and a 2- win. 1 against Lakeland.

Anthony Tucci, Somers

The junior goalie has yet to give up a goal this season. He made three saves in a 1-0 win over Greeley on Saturday. Tucci also made two saves in the first half of an 11-0 win over Pearl River.

Mike Dougherty covers men’s football, men’s lacrosse, women’s basketball and golf for The Journal News / lohud.com. He can be contacted at [email protected], or on Twitter @hoopsmbd, @lohudlacrosse, @lohudhoopsmbd and @lohudgolf.

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