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Syosset: Playing with the big boys

Syosset football

(Credit: Newsday / Chris Mascaro)

Either Farmingdale or Freeport has won the last three Nassau Conference I titles and nine since 1999, but could Syosset, which last won a title in 1974 (the last time it even advanced that far), crash the party this season?

The coaches seem to think so, as the Braves were given the No. 2 seed, ahead of defending Long Island champion Freeport. Can they win the county title? Who better...

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Freeport: Shut up and throw?

Freeport

(Credit: Newsday / Chris Mascaro)

"Shut up and hit" has been the long time motto of the Freeport football team, and that hasn't changed this season — coach Russ Cellan wore a shirt bearing the phrase at Wednesday's practice.

But the motto may have to be altered to "Shut up and throw" for 2010, as the play of new quarterback Isaiah Barnes may be the most important component to the team's...

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