Punt, pass, kick ... have fun!


Eli Manning and Ryan Fitzpatrick got put on official notice. There are some newcomers in town who are aiming for their jobs.

The new guys showed their stuff at Baldwin Park at the National Football League’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition for kids ages 6-15.

The Baldwin Bombers, a local football youth club that plays in the Nassau County Youth Football League, sponsored the event. The NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition is a national skills contest for boys and girls to compete separately against their peers. The program allows young athletes to learn football fundamentals in a non-contact environment.

The Bombers club was founded in 1966 and is a USA Football Heads Up certified program, which serves children from Baldwin, Oceanside, Freeport, Rockville Centre, South Hempstead and other communities. Some notable former players include U.S. skier and Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan, UFC champ Chris Weidman and current NFL players Greg Van Roten and Stephen Bowen.

But none of that mattered to the kids playing Sept. 5. In the competition, girls and boys in five age divisions faced each other in punting, passing and place-kicking. The 54-year-old program was free both to players and to their organizer-hosts.

How the Baldwin Bombers Did

Results of the Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

5 Year Old Boys Division

1st Ethan Johnson


6-7 Year Old Boys Division

1st Garris Williams

2nd Michael Jordan

3rd Rian Gittens


8-9 Year Old Boys Division

1st Vincent Castellano

2nd Eric Reilly

3rd Jaidin Gentles

4th Jelani Williams

5th Jayden Johnson

6th Kristopher Ward

8-9 Year Old Girls Division

1st Gabriella Ramirez


10-11 Year Old Boys Division

1st Trey McArthur


10-11 Year Old Girls Division

1st Sahara Wilks


12-13 Year Old Boys Division

1st Aidan Melvin

2nd DeAnte Johnson

3rd Johnathan Scarduzzio

4th Daiquan Campbell