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Louie Jokinsky, senior tailback and free safety for Locust Valley, said the Falcons' goal entering this season is to be better at wrapping up and tackling the opposition.
"It’s really about breaking down and biting the ball," said Jokinsky, who rushed for 975 yards and five touchdowns, while making 27 tackles last season. "Get your head on the side of the ball and wrap up. We...Read more »
After rushing and passing for a combined 1,000 yards with seven touchdowns last season, Malverne senior quarterback Jamal Aaron Hill is determined to surpass those numbers in 2013.
His plan? Being more on target with his receivers.
"I’m trying to make my passes more accurate," Hill said. "It’s the little things we work on in practice that are going to make us a better...Read more »
West Hempstead doesn’t care if you stack 11 players in the box. The Rams are still going to run the football with a full cast of experienced players that includes senior running backs Bruce Gibbs, Anthony Messina and Dean McCabe.
What the Rams want to do more of this season, though, is to air it out behind first-year starting quarterback Anthony Beaubrun, a junior.
"We will still...Read more »
At St. Anthony’s, the vaunted triple-option is dead. Long live the spread.
“We weren’t running enough plays and teams were dictating to us who was going to run the ball,” St. Anthony’s coach Rich Reichert said of the dramatic switch in offensive philosophy for the CHSFL powerhouse.
So returning quarterback Greg Galligan won’t take the pounding he did last year, whether he kept the ball...Read more »
Raymond Jones called Roosevelt’s offensive line the foundation of his team, and during Monday morning’s practice, the senior tight end discussed the importance of being able to win the game in the trenches.
"That’s how we look at it," said Jones, who has verbally committed to play at Stony Brook next season. "We have to have the mindset that we are going to dominate. If you...Read more »
Suddenly, Bobby Boos is quite literally the center of attention.
That’s what happens when you shift from right guard to center on the offensive line and take over what Sayville football coach Rob Hoss calls the team’s most important position.
“I’ve never snapped the ball before so I’m going to have to learn how to do that,” Boos said at practice Thursday. “It’s definitely a learnable...Read more »
Line-play, work ethic - not seeding - will guide Miller Place
One is a number that doesn’t mean much to the Miller Place Panthers. Sure, they’re the top seeded football team in Suffolk Division III - a conference that boasts perennial powerhouse Sayville, but the group doesn’t see the ranking as anything more than non-essential bookkeeping.
“There’s definitely expectations, but...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »