NYC Defeats Long Island in the Empire Challenge

 

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Mahmoud Shabana in locker room before the game.

New York City ended a five year drought in Boomer Esiason’s Empire Challenge this past Tuesday with a 39-34 win over Long Island. The game featured 50 of New York City’s best football players from private and public school, including Brooklyn Tech’s Mahmoud Shabana.

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In his post game comments, Boomer Esiason noted that this  year’s matchup  was the most exciting in the history of the game. Mr. Esiason and his foundation (www.esiason.org) started the all-star game 21 years ago to raise money in the fight against cystic fibrosis.

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The New York City coaching staff was led by CJ O’Neil from Cardinal Hayes High School and was assisted by a collection of additional head coaches from the PSAL including game administrator and Brooklyn Tech Head Coach Kyle McKenna.

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