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Ferreira Watch: On the brink

Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira

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In last Thursday’s 40-13 victory over Harborfields, Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira completed 14 of 19 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns. Ferreira threw scoring strikes to Tom Dieckhoff (11 yards), and Tom Hannan (12 yards).

For the season, in which the Golden Flashes are 5-0 and in first place in Suffolk III, Ferreira has completed 72 of 114 passes for 1,179 yards, with...

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Mepham's Lozada expected out 4-6 weeks

Mepham H.S. linebacker Elias Lozada, no. 23, tries

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Mepham's Elias Lozada, a core member of the program at outside linebacker and tight end, will likely be out until at least the start of the playoffs with a hairline fracture in his right fibula, according to coach Anthony Cracco.

Lozada, a 6’0”, 185 lb. senior, sustained the injury during a game on Oct. 1 at Wantagh. Late in the fourth quarter, with Mepham driving, Wantagh intercepted...

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Ferreira Watch: Up to No. 3

In Saturday’s 34-21 victory over Huntington, Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira completed 14 of 30 passes for 250 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ferreira threw scoring strikes to Tom Dieckhoff (39 yards), James Giattino (14 yards) and Matt Star (24 yards).

For the season, in which the Golden Flashes are 4-0 and in first place in Suffolk III, Ferreira has passes...

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Tick-tock, tick-tock

Hills West defender Devon Williams #5 can't stop

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Did Riverhead tailback Charles Bartlet receive a handoff from quarterback Ryan Bitzer before the clock reached 0:00 in the Blue Waves’ dramatic 43-42 victory over Half Hollow Hills West last Saturday?

That was the ruling on the field, when officials allowed Bartlet’s 5-yard run for the winning touchdown, prompting some dissent from Hills West players and coaches. Later,...

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The Ferreira Watch

In last Friday night’s 32-18 victory over Westhampton, Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira had his best game of the 2011 season, completing 14 of 23 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns.

He connected with Tom Hannan on a slant for a 66-yard touchdown four minutes into the game. Later he threw a pair of touchdown passes to Matthew Starr and one to Tom Dieckhoff.

For the season,...

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The Ferreira Watch

Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira looks to pass against

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In last Friday night’s 35-14 victory over Islip, Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira did not have a big game, but he made the biggest play. Ferreira scrambled out of the pocket, recovered his own fumble, kept his cool and launched a 68-yard touchdown pass to Tom Hannan that broke a 14-all tie late in the third quarter.

For the game, Ferreira was 10-for-20 for 196 yards and two touchdowns....

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The Ferreira Watch

Sayville's Steven Ferreira looks to pass against Islip

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As quarterback Steven Ferreira of Sayville approaches two Long Island career records, we will chart his progress each week.

Ferreira completed 20-of-24 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown in Sayville’s victory over Miller Place. For his career, the senior has 4,172 passing yards and 45 touchdown passes, placing in the top five in both categories on Long Island’s all-time list.


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Grand openings for these 4 teams

Bottoms up!That was a good slogan for Week 1 in Suffolk, where all four teams that did not win a game in 2010 opened their season with impressive victories. In Suffolk I, Sachem East, which had lost 15 straight games including all eight last season, knocked off Central Islip, 26-8, launching the Mark Wojciechowski Era in grand style. “Woj,” a 1985 Newsday Hansen Award winner at Sachem...

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Week 2 high school football schedule

Kellenberg High School #25 Daniel Digregorio, left, breaks

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E. Meadow at Farmingdale, 6:30 Plainview at MacArthur, 7


Bethpage at Lawrence, 6:30 Roslyn at Manhasset , 6:30


North Shore at Island Trees, 7 Oyster Bay at CSH, 7


Lindenhurst at PM, 6 Northport at Sachem North, 7


Centereach at Hills East, 7 Copiague at Deer Park, 6 Riverhead at Hauppauge,...

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High school football readers preseason poll

Oceanside's Justin Buckley gains 70 yards against Uniondale

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One week ago, we asked Newsday.com's readers to vote in a high school football readers poll. Here are the top three votegetters in each Nassau conference and Suffolk division. You can see complete results from each poll by clicking here.

Note: The team's rank in Newsday's preview is given, followed by the number of first place votes the school recevied from readers.

Nassau Conference...

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