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Manhasset Football Star Leads Team to Unbeaten Season

Eddie Farkouh, a senior wide receiver and defensive back for the Manhasset football team, has been instrumental in helping his team achieve a perfect season so far. The Indians have won all seven of their games, including a thrilling 28-19 victory over Plainedge in the Nassau County Championship.

A Versatile and Valuable Player

Farkouh, who stands at 6 feet and weighs 180 pounds, has been a versatile and valuable player for the Indians. He has played multiple positions on offense, defense, and special teams, and has contributed in various ways. He has caught 23 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, intercepted four passes, and made 36 tackles.

Farkouh’s coach, Jay Iaquinta, praised his performance and leadership. “He’s a great kid, a great leader, and a great player,” Iaquinta said. “He does everything we ask him to do. He’s always in the right spot at the right time. He’s a playmaker.”

A Memorable Season

Farkouh said that this season has been memorable for him and his teammates, especially after missing out on playing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s been amazing,” he said. “We’ve been working hard since the summer, and we’ve been playing as a family. We have great chemistry and trust in each other.”

Manhasset Football Star Leads Team to Unbeaten Season

One of the highlights of the season was the county championship game against Plainedge, who had won the Long Island title in 2019. Farkouh had a stellar game, catching six passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns, including a 47-yard score that gave Manhasset a 21-13 lead in the fourth quarter. He also had an interception and a tackle for loss.

Farkouh said that winning the county title was a dream come true for him and his team. “It was unbelievable,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. We wanted to make history and bring the trophy back to Manhasset.”

A Bright Future

Farkouh, who has a 3.8 GPA and plans to major in business or finance in college, has received interest from several Division I and Division III schools for football. He said that he is still weighing his options and hopes to make a decision soon.

Farkouh said that he is grateful for the opportunity to play football at Manhasset and hopes to inspire younger players to follow his footsteps. “I love this game and this school,” he said. “I want to thank my coaches, my teammates, my family, and everyone who supported me. I hope to leave a legacy here and show the younger kids what it takes to be successful.”

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