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Inducted in 1987 … 1959 Pearl River H.S. graduate … inaugural inductee in Pearl River H.S. Sports Hall of Fame … made his name as a feared linebacker and hard-hitting center fielder who later starred in football at the University of Rhode Island and successfully coached football at Ramapo H.S., where he has been athletic director since 1973 … he was co-captain of the 1958 Pearl River football team, which went undefeated against Rockland teams and won the county PSAL championship, Pearl River’s last football title … Scarpulla was the linchpin on that squad, serving as the marquee linebacker … a three-year football starter, he made All-County twice as a linebacker, and also played on the offensive line for three years at 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, he melded strength and quickness … in baseball, he was a two-time All-County center fielder who led the county in hitting as a junior (.437) and senior (.538) … he made first-team All-County both years … he played three years of varsity basketball … altogether, he earned nine letters in three sports … Scarpulla won an athletic scholarship to Rhode Island, where he played varsity football and baseball for three years … he was named All-New England, All-East and a small-college All-America in football, and garnered All-Yankee Conference laurels twice in baseball … he was the school’s recipient of the John Lablume Award for his attainments in scholarship, leadership and athletics … Scarpulla was named Pearl River’s “Best Ever” male athlete by readers of the