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Andrle, Carvalho Continue to Rack Up Football Awards

East Meadow Jets duo takes home hardware at Nassau County Football Coaches Association banquet.

Less than one week after they were named to the Class AA First Team All-State this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association, junior running back Billy Andrle and senior offensive lineman Giancarlo Carvalho are at it again.

Andrle was given Newsday's Tom Thorp Memorial Award for most outstanding player in Nassau and Carvalho was given the Martone Award as Nassau's most outstanding lineman at the Nassau County Football Coaches Association banquet at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Sunday.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Carvalho helped pave the way for Andrle, who had a monster season for the East Meadow Jets at running back.

According to Newsday [paid link]:

Andrle, a two-year starter who cut his teeth with Rob Healy, last year's Thorp winner, rushed for 1,307 yards on 163 carries. He averaged 8 yards per carry, scored 23 touchdowns and added four two-point conversions. He is the fourth East Meadow player in nine years to win the hardware -- far outstripping any other team in that span.

Andrle, a junior, will have the chance to defend his title once again next season, but he will have to do it without Carvalho, who graduates in June.

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