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Good morning from Hofstra loyal High School Football bloggers. Please click this link, which will take you to my Twitter account, @CCMascaro, for live updates of the Conference II final between No. 1 Carey (10-0) and No. 2 Garden City (9-1), kicking off in about 15 minutes.
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The last two undefeated teams in Nassau County — Carey and Seaford — put their perfect records on the line tomorrow against the teams that played them the closest during the regular season. Here's what to look for in the Conference II game. I'll have the Conference IV preview up either late tonight or early tomorrow morning.
No. 1 Carey (10-0) vs. No 2 Garden...Read more »
"Oh, oh I want some more, oh, oh, what are you waiting for?" — "Animal" by Neon Trees.
At this time of year, every team has an animalistic instinct to hunt down its opponents and destroy them.
It's no fluke to advance to a county final. You've got to be good. And you've got to know how to win once you get here.
Farmingdale, a perennial power, showed...Read more »
All four games are Saturday at Hofstra...
No. 2 Garden City (8-1) vs. No. 3 Wantagh (7-2), 10 a.m. — Want to know how good the Trojans' defense is? The most points they've allowed since a Week 3 loss to Carey was 14 to Wantagh in a 31-14 victory in Week 7. Linebacker Stephen Jahelka anchors a defense that has allowed just 60 points in nine games (less than a...Read more »
"You know we're superstars. We are who we are." — "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha.
Not going to lie, we here at the High School Football blog have a bit of a crush on Ke$ha. Actually, that's not completely true. I don't think Mr. Herzog knows who she is.
But me, yeah, I'm a fan. Or maybe it's just that I like to type the dollar sign where the "s" should be.
Either...Read more »
Boy, that Oceanside-Freeport game on Saturday sure did have a lot of playmakers.
First, we saw Oceanside go up 27-7 in the third quarter behind Tyler Heuer's three touchdown passes. But then Freeport answered back with two of Dan Olivier's four touchdown runs and another from Isaiah Barnes to make it 28-27. Then Heuer responded with a rushing touchdown. Finally, Olivier ended it...Read more »
"And you never say 'hey' or remember my name, and it's probably 'cause you think you're cooler than me." — "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner.
We don't like to admit it, but we're extremely vain here at the High School Football blog. We think we're cooler than everyone.
But come playoff time, the popularity contests go out the window. It comes down to which...Read more »
One would think the final week of the season would be about teams on the brink of a playoff berth needing a Week 8 win to get into the tournament. But in our power points reality, that's simply not the case.
All eight playoff teams are set in Conferences III and IV — it's just a matter of what seeds those teams get.
In Conference I, the winner of the Baldwin (3-4)-Hicksville...Read more »
"Touchdown" Tyler Heuer and his Oceanside mates meet their stiffest test of the season to date on Saturday when they take the field at Freeport.
It's not that the Red Devils can't be scored upon — they've allowed 131 points in seven games. It's that they're the first team the Sailors have faced this year who can keep up with them on the scoreboard.
Freeport...Read more »
"I'm not afraid, to take a stand. Everybody, come take my hand." — "Not Afraid" by Eminem.
With just one week left in the regular season, teams must put away their fears.
Some need a win in Week 8 to make the postseason, others are fighting for a home game in Round 1, while a select few are battling for the regular-season crown and the top seed.
Oceanside,...Read more »