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The Sachem North Four

Sachem North football players, from left: Kevin Bragaglia,

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In 2010, when Sachem North rolled up 421 points in 11 games, coach Dave Falco often referred to his backfield as “our three-headed monster.” For 2013, you can add one more.

This year’s Flaming Arrows, the No. 2 seed in Suffolk Division I behind defending Long Island champion Floyd, features a quartet of outstanding backs.

“Now, it’s really a four-headed monster,” Falco said of quarterback...

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Dan Gallagher steps up for Kellenberg

Kellenberg players jog to condition themselves during varsity

(Credit: James Escher)

It was only the second day of football tryouts at Kellenberg on Tuesday, but coach Kevin Hanifan had already defined the key to his team’s success — and it’s a line that you’ve heard before.

Football, as they say, is a game won in the trenches, and the Firebirds have a whole new brigade of soldiers fighting for them on the frontline this season.

Kellenberg graduated all five of its starting...

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Roosevelt begins football season as midnight riders

Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins, right, celebrates with teammate Justin

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Roosevelt began its 50th football season in a most unusual way. The team’s first practice, as allowed by state rules, was on Monday, but instead of the traditional 8 a.m. start most schools on Long Island used, the Rough Riders started their session at 12:01 a.m. Let the Midnight Madness begin.

“We wanted to do something special, something unique,” veteran head coach Joe Vito said. “I...

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Brentwood ranked No. 23 in nation

Brentwood's Carlos Escobar, right, goes down as Arlington

(Credit: Adrian Kraus)

Brentwood, the defending Long Island Class AA champion, returns this season ranked No. 23 in the Student Sports Fab 50 Fall Boys Soccer Preseason National Rankings, which were released on Aug. 12.

In their last 10 seasons, the Indians have seven undefeated league championships, eight county titles, seven Long Island titles, two state titles and one national title.

Head coach Ron Eden...

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Roosevelt's Jones commits to Stony Brook

Roosevelt's Raymond Jones wins the boys' class I-A

(Credit: Bob Mitchell)

Raymond Jones, a senior tight end/defensive end for Roosevelt, has made a verbal commitment to play college football at Stony Brook University, according to coach Joe Vito.

Jones, a first-team All-Nassau selection last season at defensive line, made 68 tackles and had 11 sacks for the Rough Riders, who won the county championship before losing to Babylon in the Class IV Long Island Championship.

Roosevelt...

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