Brandon Nieves' block, Brendan Hegarty's TD leads Ward Melville

Ward Melville's Brendan Hegarty blows through the hole Ward Melville's Brendan Hegarty blows through the hole for some yards. (Sept. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: George A. Faella

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Brandon Nieves blocked a 38-yard field goal attempt in overtime and Jake Biro followed with an 18-yard scramble to set up the winning 1-yard touchdown run by Brendan Hegarty as Ward Melville rallied to beat Lindenhurst, 27-21, Saturday in Suffolk I football.

Biro connected with Brendan Dooley for a 24-yard TD pass late in the third quarter to tie the score as Ward Melville (4-1) erased a 21-0 second-quarter deficit. Biro completed 15 of 25 passes for 149 yards and rushed for 115 yards. Hegarty had 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Lindenhurst is 1-4.

Half Hollow Hills East 41, Patchogue-Medford 40: R.J. Nitti completed 13 of 22 for 325 yards and three TDs, and ran for 44 yards and a score to lead Hills East (2-3). Nitti hit Dan Bockelman for a 79-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to create the final margin for the Thunderbirds. Connor Coughlin's 24-yard TD pass to Jack Keough had given the Raiders a 40-35 lead. Devin McDonald had four catches for 98 yards and a TD, and D.J. Paul had two catches for 84 yards and a score for Hills East.

Northport 33, Sachem North 10: John Trainor rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries to lead Northport (3-2). North is 4-1.Commack 44, Central Islip 12: John Donovan ran for 152 yards and three TDs, all in the first half, to lead Commack (3-2). Donovan also made 10 tackles. Jake Fritzsche ran for 130 yards and a TD. Central Islip is 0-5.Connetquot 49, Brentwood 7: Brian McKean completed 8 of 12 passes for 143 yards and four first-half TDs, and ran for 101 yards to lead Connetquot (5-0). James Higgins had three catches for 58 yards and two TDs, and Tyler Nason had three catches for 50 yards and two scores. Brentwood is 1-4.

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