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Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Class II LIC: Garden City 29, Riverhead 16

Garden City defeated Riverhead, 29-16, in the Class II Long Island Championship on Saturday.

Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Justin Holloway, left and Ed Blatz,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Justin Holloway, left and Ed Blatz, right, react after their 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Kyle Skramko, right, celebrates his two-point
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Garden City's Kyle Skramko, right, celebrates his two-point conversion with Scott D'Antonio in the third quarter against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart rushes for a
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart rushes for a third-quarter touchdown against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Ed Blatz, left, and Justin Guterding,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Ed Blatz, left, and Justin Guterding, right, celebrate with their Trojan mascot after the 29-16 win over Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City players celebrate with their trophy and
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City players celebrate with their trophy and plaque after a 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart, left, and Justin
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart, left, and Justin Guterding, right, celebrate their win over Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City players reach for the championship trophy
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City players reach for the championship trophy after their 29-16 win over Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football final at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart, center, and his
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart, center, and his teammates celebrate with their trophy after the 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City celebrates after their 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's James Lark kisses the championship trophy
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's James Lark kisses the championship trophy after the 29-16 win over Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football final at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Brian Badgett, center, and his teammates
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Brian Badgett, center, and his teammates raise their championship plaque after the 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Brian Badgett hoists the championship trophy
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Garden City's Brian Badgett hoists the championship trophy after the 29-16 win over Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football final at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City's Justin Guterding evades a tackle by
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Justin Guterding evades a tackle by Riverhead's Andrew Kinard in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Matt Schmelzinger, right, and Scott D'Antonio,
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Matt Schmelzinger, right, and Scott D'Antonio, left, move in to tackle Riverhead quarterback Ryan Bitzer in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball in the third quarter against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom rushes the ball against Garden
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom rushes the ball against Garden City in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom evades a tackle by Garden
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom evades a tackle by Garden City's Brian Badgett in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart passes against Riverhead
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart passes against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom evades a tackle by Garden
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom evades a tackle by Garden City's James Sullivan in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Riverhead quarterback Ryan Bitzer looks to hand off
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Riverhead quarterback Ryan Bitzer looks to hand off the ball against Garden City in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart looks for an
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart looks for an open receiver against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Ed Blatz makes the catch defended
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Garden City's Ed Blatz makes the catch defended by Riverhead's Jaron Greenidge in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's quarterback Brett Stewart passes against Riverhead
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's quarterback Brett Stewart passes against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Ed Blatz rushes for a third-quarter
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Ed Blatz rushes for a third-quarter touchdown against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Ed Blatz leaps to make the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Ed Blatz leaps to make the catch as Riverhead's Jeffrey Pittman defends him in the third quarter of the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Scott D'Antonio tackles Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Scott D'Antonio tackles Riverhead's Jeremiah Cheatom in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart is forced out
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Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart is forced out of bounds by Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart runs the ball against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City's Ed Blatz makes the catch in
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City's Ed Blatz makes the catch in the end zone for a touchdown in front of Riverhead's Jeffrey Pittman in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart looks for open
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Garden City quarterback Brett Stewart looks for open space against Riverhead in the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

From left, Garden City's Matt Leto, James Sullivan
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

From left, Garden City's Matt Leto, James Sullivan and Justin Guterding react to their 29-16 win over Riverhead for the Long Island Class II football championship at Lavalle Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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