Glen Cove quarterback Will Kassar connected with Mike Burrell for Glen Cove's first touchdown to open the scoring midway through the first quarter the Big Red's first home game Friday night.
There had been speculation that Kassar, who did not play in Glen Cove's first game of the season versus Lawrence, would also miss Friday's game due to an injury. But the Glen Cove senior managed to lead Glen Cove's offense to five touchdowns against Carle Place - Wheatley. The offensive squad received consistent gains from Franklyn Mickens, Ryan Perkins and running back Billy Neice.
Glen Cove also scored two defensive touchdowns for a final score of 48-0.
"We needed Will today," said Glen Cove head coach Pete Kopecky after the game. "We had him, and we looked really good."
With Glen Cove's quarterback returning to take the snaps, senior Chris Klimaszewski, who stepped in for Kassar last week against Lawrence, was able to focus more on his defensive role as a defensive back.
"In this game, we knew we needed to shut down Carle Place / Wheatley's best offensive threat in running back Chris Comito," said Kopecky. "We were very successful, and now we can focus on our next game against Lynbrook, which will be a big game."