The Syosset Braves late season run towards the playoffs was impressive enough.
Winning a game on the road to clinch a playoff birth and is something not often seen at any level of athletics. On top of all that, the late season emergence of quarterback Dan Ventricelli made the success even more impressive.
Ventricelli didn't start the year as the starting quarterback. In fact, he didn't fully grab the reigns of the Braves' offense until the final game of the season. In a do-or-die game for the Braves, Ventricelli guided the offense towards a playoff birth in their
But Ventricelli saved his best performance of the season, and arguably the best performance for a quarterback in a single game this season in Nassau County, in the Braves' : Ventricelli threw for 236 yards and five touchdowns in a 44 – 10 win over the Jets. The performance set a Nassau County record and earned the senior .
While the Braves season may have ended last week, the loss did nothing to diminish the late season accomplishments of the team, and of Dan Ventricelli.