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Buddy Krumenacker honored by Jets

File photo from 2001 of Buddy Krumenacker. Krumenacker

(Credit: Photo by J.S. Moses (2001))

Some week for Farmingdale coach Buddy Krumenacker.

Krumenacker’s Dalers beat Valley Stream Central, 26-20, on Saturday to give the longtime coach his 200th career win. Wednesday the New York Jets announced that Krumenacker would be the recipient of the New York Jets High School Coach of the Week Award. The honor comes with $1,000 to benefit the Farmingdale football program and a certificate...

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Freeport-Farmingdale live blog

Farmingdale's Kevin Wahl looks for a block as

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

We're doing the live blog a little differently tonight. I'm sending you to my Twitter account, @CCMascaro, for live updates of the Freeport-Farmingdale matchup, kicking off in about 20 minutes.

The reason is two-fold. One, it'll keep you from reading the novel I generally write on the blog, and two, maybe it'll get me some more Twitter followers. It's a win-win....

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Nassau Conference I final preview

Isaiah Barnes threw two touchdown passes and ran

Starting tonight, four Nassau County champions will be crowned, with the winners heading to next weekend's Long Island Championship games.

I'll be previewing all four games right here on the High School Football blog, starting with tonight's Conference I matchup between Farmingdale and Freeport. For a complete breakdown of all eight finals in each county and St. Anthony's CHSFL final from...

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Nassau football top 10

Carey's Quarterback Kyle Zahradka does a handstand as

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

"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...

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Couple programming notes

Farmingdale Dalers quarterback Sal Tuttle (11) drops back

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Good afternoon, folks. Just a couple of programming notes before we post our top 10 teams and county final previews later today/early tomorrow...

First, MSG Varsity will be airing a special Thursday edition of Friday Night Football tomorrow night at 7 p.m., as Mike Quick, Carl Reuter and Gregg Sarra will call the Conference I final between No. 1 Freeport (9-1) and No. 3...

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Farmingdale-Oceanside: The day after

Farmingdale Dalers running back Brian Prendergast (9) runs

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

When a game ends past 10 p.m., it doesn't leave much analysis for the newspaper. It's just the basics — who won, who had a good game and how did they score.

So you know that No. 3 Farmingdale (8-2) defeated No. 2 Oceanside (8-2), 42-20, last night at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium in a Nassau Conference I semifinal. And that the Dalers will play top-seeded Freeport next Thursday in...

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Conference I semifinal preview

Oceanside Sailors head coach Rob Blount talks to

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

There's eight games on the weekend docket in Nassau County (nine if you include Holy Trinity), and we're going to preview all of them here on the High School Football blog.

We'll start with the Conference I semifinals this evening at Hofstra. Later tonight, we'll preview Friday's Conference III semis, and Friday afternoon we'll take a look at Saturday's Conference II and IV matchups.

In...

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Nassau football top 10

Carey's Quarterback Kyle Zahradka (11) hands off to

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

"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...

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Farmingdale survives late scare from MacArthur

Outstanding catch by Farmingdale's Vinny Schultz for a

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Farmingdale coach Buddy Krumenacker reiterated it all week — Friday night's game between Farmingdale and MacArthur wasn't the typical 3 vs. 6 conference quarterfinal.

He remembered the season-opener, when his Dalers, the preseason No. 1 seed in Conference I trailed 13-0 and 20-6 before earning a come-from-behind 31-26 win.

Farmingdale nearly suffered a much different fate last...

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Quarterfinal round Nassau games to watch

Sewanhaka's Shireem Cobb with cutback run in win

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Every week you loyal bloggers come out to read about the best games Nassau County has to offer. But every game in the postseason is a good one! Well, at least the vast majority are.

So this week, I'm going on upset alert. In today's paper, Gregg Sarra, Andy Slawson, Bob Herzog, MSG Varsity's Carl Reuter and myself picked all 34 playoff games on the Island this weekend (16 Nassau, 16 Suffolk,...

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