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Football semifinals: How you voted

Valley Stream North's Bill Patsos reacts after his

Valley Stream North's Bill Patsos reacts after his team's 21-17 win over Seaford. (Nov. 17, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

All postseason long, we've asked you to pick who you think will advance in each high school football playoff game. 

Now that we know for sure which teams will live to see another week, here's how you fared in picking last week's slate of games. Below are the results after Monday afternoon, with how the voting shook out as well as the final score of each game.

Some quick hits from the voting data:

- In all, readers went 9-11 this week for a 45% winning percentage. It was a dramatic  falloff from last week, when readers went 25-6 and had an 80.6% winning percentage. This puts the overall playoff winning percentage of readers at 66.6% (34-17).

- A slew of upsets hit readers hard. Of the 11 misses, nine came when a lower seed upended a higher seed. Those nine lower seeds: Plainedge, Sachem East, Floyd, North Babylon, Westhampton, Wantagh, Valley Stream North, Roosevelt and St. John the Baptist.

- On the flip side, readers thought that there would be upsets by fifth-seeded Massapequa (over top-seeded Farmingdale) and eighth-seeded West Babylon (over second-seeded Riverhead). However, neither team was able to continue their Cinderella postseason, as the higher seeds won in both instances.

- The lone upset that readers picked correctly was (3) Baldwin's 67-27 win over Oceanside.

- Readers had the most confidence in Lawrence, picking them over Valley Stream South 245-23. By percentage, Lawrence collected a staggering 91.4% of the total vote, and the 82.8% differential between the two teams is the highest so far this postseason.

 

GAME HIGHER SEED VOTES LOWER SEED VOTES ACTUAL RESULT
(1) Farmingdale vs. (5) Massapequa 322 417 (1) Farmingdale, 12-9
(2) Oceanside vs. (3) Baldwin 276 329 (3) Baldwin, 67-27
(1) Lawrence vs. (4) Valley Stream South 245 23 (1) Lawrence, 62-7
(2) Glen Cove vs. (3) Plainedge 331 123 (3) Plainedge, 34-27
(1) Connetquot vs. (6) Sachem East 147 62 (6) Sachem East, 33-28
(2) Sachem North vs. (4) Floyd 103 95 (4) Floyd, 32-7
(2) Riverhead vs. (8) West Babylon 136 159 (2) Riverhead, 30-14
(3) East Islip vs. (5) North Babylon 122 55 (5) North Babylon, 52-41
(2) Miller Place vs. (3) Westhampton 116 38 (3) Westhampton, 19-14
(1) Sayville vs. (4) Huntington 136 32 (1) Sayville, 41-14
(2) Mt. Sinai vs. (3) Shoreham-Wading River 100 54 (2) Mt. Sinai, 21-0
(1) Babylon vs. (5) Mercy 136 17 (1) Babylon, 49-12
(2) MacArthur vs. (3) Wantagh 92 55 (3) Wantagh, 14-13
(1) Garden City vs, (4) Carey 106 60 (1) Garden City, 22-18
(1) Seaford vs. (4) Valley Stream North 107 24 (4) Valley Stream North, 21-17
(2) West Hempstead vs. (3) Roosevelt 67 53 (3) Roosevelt, 45-16
(1) St. Anthony's vs. (8) Monsignor Farrell 140 16 (1) St. Anthony's, 42-0
(3) Chaminade vs. (6) Holy Cross 126 19 (3) Chaminade, 21-0
(4) Kellenberg vs. (5) St. Francis Prep 80 64 (4) Kellenberg, 42-41
(3) Holy Trinity vs. (6) St. John the Baptist 56 52 (6) St. John the Baptist, 52-6

As always, stay tuned later this week for the chance to vote on each of the county championships and the CHSFL semifinals.

Tags: football , Nassau , Suffolk

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