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Which high school football teams will advance in the playoffs?

Connetquot running back Marcus Gutierrez looks to get

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The high school football regular season is in the books, which can mean only one thing -- playoffs! (It's OK if you said that in the classic Jim Mora voice . . . we did, too.)

The high school football postseason kicks off this Friday night, and by the end of the weekend 37 games featuring 70 Long Island teams will have been played.

We at Newsday want to know which teams you think will...

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St. John the Baptist football aims high in CHSFL

St. John the Baptist offensive coordinator Ralph Carusillo

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Don’t bother telling St. John the Baptist football players that their aspirations are too high. No one will even pretend to hear you.

Reaching the CHSFL AA title game last season was a significant accomplishment for the Cougars, given the team had been competing at the A level since before Keith Schweers took over as head coach seven seasons ago, and while progressing, still hadn’t been to...

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St. Anthony’s new option: The spread

St. Anthony's quarterback Greg Galligan scrambles in the

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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...

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Dan Gallagher steps up for Kellenberg

Kellenberg players jog to condition themselves during varsity

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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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