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Freeport's 7-on-7 video

Freeport quarterback Isaiah Barnes, left, looks to evade

(Credit: James Escher)

In the video embedded above, Freeport football coach Russ Cellan talks about his team's July scrimmage with St. Anthony's, a 7-on-7 to "get the kinks out."...

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Video: Freeport savors win in Empire Challenge

Long Island wide receiver Seiddrik (7) rolls into

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

MSG Varsity caught up with Freeport's Cephas Knighton-Ward, Terrell Brown, and Jeff Williams to talk about their win in the Empire Challenge over New York City.


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Freeport vs. Floyd stats



Isaiah Barnes 5 of 8 for 125 yards 1 TD, 1 INT

Jere Brown 1 of 1 for 54 yards


Barnes 23 carries for 206 yards, six TDs

Maurice Irby 10 carries for 75 yards, one TD

Daniel Olivier 10 carries for 73 yards, one TD


Jeff Williams four catches for 103 yards

Evan Lapice one catch for 54 yards


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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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No. 1 Freeport pulls away late to beat No. 5 Syosset

Freeport Red Devils running back Daniel Olivier (21)

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

Syosset took an early shot to the chin, but is hanging in the ring with two-time defending county champion Freeport here at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium, as the Red Devils lead the Conference I semifinal 20-10 at the half.

On the first play from scrimmage, Syosset quarterback Daniel Ventricelli, who threw a Nassau playoff record five touchdown passes in a win over East Meadow last weekend,...

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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.


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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.


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