A team for the ages: The 2000s

North Babylon High School's 33 Scooter Berry back

North Babylon High School's 33 Scooter Berry back in 2004. (Credit: Richard Slattery)

Travel deals

JOVAN BELCHER
WEST BABYLON, LB, 2004

Catch him on TV as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. The second team All-Long Island selection led West Babylon to a 9-1 record and into Suffolk Division II final. Played defensive end at Maine.

SCOOTER BERRY
NORTH BABYLON, LB, 2004

Two-time All-Long Island selection who became a star defensive end at West Virginia. Could be getting a call in the spring, when the NFL holds its draft.

ANTHONY BRUNETTI
HOLY TRINITY, RB/LB, 2009

First CHSFL player to win the Thorp Award, as Nassau’s top player, in 32 years. Led Titans to a school-record 10 victories and CHSFL title game with 2,451 yards and 28 touchdowns

ROB CALABRESE
EAST ISLIP, QB, 2007

All-Long Island and two-time Boomer Esiason (best quarterback) Award honoree. Led the Redmen to an 11-0 record and the Class II title. He threw for 3,992 yards and 34 touchdowns. Quarterback at Central Florida.

JOHN DELUCA
SAYVILLE, RB, 2004

A workhorse runner who recorded third-highest totals in Suffolk history in yards (2,404) and touchdowns (39) to lead Golden Flashes to Class III title. Had an LIC-record 44 carries for 267 yards and five touchdowns.

 

JOHN ELLIOTT
EAST MEADOW, OL, 2006

A two-time winner of the Martone Award (Nassau’s lineman of the year), he led the Jets to the Nassau Conference I title. Had 115 career pancakes over two years. He plays offensive line at Boston College.

D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON
FREEPORT, OL/DL, 2001

Earned the Thorp Award (Nassau’s player of the year) and the Martone Award as a senior. All-American at Virginia and now a standout offensive lineman for the New York Jets.

NICK FERRARA
ST. ANTHONY’S, K, 2008

All-Long Island selection who kicked a Long Island-record 12 field goals as a senior. Earned second team freshman All American at Maryland this year.

ALEX FLETCHER
ST. ANTHONY’S, OL, 2003

Center on St. Anthony’s teams that averaged 44 points and won three straight CHSFL titles. He earned All-Pac 10 honors at Stanford before being signed by the New Orleans Saints.

EDWIN GOWINS
BELLPORT, RB/LB, 2006

Won the Hansen Award as Suffolk’s top player and rushed for 1,776 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior. Holds 12 all-time scoring and rushing records at Bellport. Has starred at Stony Brook University.

JASON GWALTNEY
NORTH BABYLON, RB/LB, 2004

Only two-time Hansen Award winner and one of two players to earn All-Long Island honors three times. Shattered single-season Long Island records with 45 touchdowns and 2,882 yards rushing and career LI records with 135 touchdowns, 7,800 yards rushing and 828 points scored.

MATT HAHN
ST. ANTHONY’S, RB, 2003

Most prolific fullback in CHSFL history. He had 3,920 yards and a CHSFL-record 36 touchdowns as the Friars won three consecutive titles. Two-time All-Long Island and two-time CHSFL player of the year. Played at Penn State and was signed by the Oakland Raiders.

BROCK JACKOLSKI
FLOYD, RB/FS, 2008

The Hansen Award winner set an LIC record with 10 touchdowns in three winning appearances as the Colonials went 33-0 in his career. He rushed for 3,703 yards and 64 touchdowns. He started in the secondary for Hofstra.

MIGUEL MAYSONET
RIVERHEAD, RB/LB, 2008

The Hansen Award winner led Riverhead to a 12-0 record and the school’s first Long Island II title. He rushed for 2,328 yards and 33 touchdowns. He had 5,973 yards and 74 touchdowns in his four-year career. He started as a freshman at Hofstra.


RANDY MILLS
FREEPORT, QB, 2003

All-Long Island selection who shattered Nassau’s single-season record for touchdown passes with 30. Finished his career winning a Class I title, and threw for 3,302 yards and 55 touchdowns.

RICH OHRNBERGER
EAST MEADOW, OL, 2003

Became the third player in Nassau history to win the Thorp and Martone Awards. Was a two-time All-Big 10 selection for Penn State and was drafted by the New England Patriots.

MIKE PRAHALIS
COMMACK, QB, 2000

Most prolific quarterback in Suffolk history. He completed 156 passes for 2,743 yards and a Long Island record 33 touchdowns. Had 4,026 yards passing and 44 touchdowns in his two-year career.

TREVON RODNEY
BABYLON, RB/LB, 2002

Won the Hansen Award and was a two-time All-Long Island selection as he led the Panthers to the Long Island Class IV championship game three times, winning once. Rushed for 4,924 yards and made 362 tackles in a three-year career.

BRYAN TORNEE
COMMACK, WR/DB, 2000

Set the state record for touchdown receptions in a season with 17. He also had a Long Island record 63 receptions for 1,225 yards as Commack won its only Suffolk Division I title.

SCOTT VALLONE
ST. ANTHONY’S, DL, 2007

A two-time All-Long Island selection. Two-time defensive player of the year in the CHSFL. Currently starts at defensive tackle at Rutgers, where he was a first team freshman All-American.

GIAN VILLANTE
MACARTHUR, OL/LB, 2002

Earned the Thorp Award and the Piner Award (top linebacker) as a senior. Was an All-American football selection and wrestled for Hofstra. He is currently a professional MMA combatant.

AARON WEAVER
BALDWIN, WR/DB, 2005

Earned the Dragon Award (top receiver) with 11 touchdown receptions as a senior. Played at Hofstra, where he was a standout wide receiver.

JAMES WYCHE
ROOSEVELT, DL, 2000

Led Roosevelt to the Long Island Class IV championship twice and had 17 sacks as a senior. He attended Syracuse, then played four seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

DARRELL YOUNG
AMITYVILLE, RB/LB, 2004

All-Long Island selection and Collotta Award winner. Outstanding career at Villanova as a linebacker. He signed with the Washington Redskins in May.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday