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Highlights: Plainedge tops Hewlett in the snow

Hewlett High School running back #6 Sam Martorella,

(Credit: James Escher)

Plainedge met Hewlett this past Saturday in wintry conditions that included poor visibility, driving rain and a snowy field.

It makes for a rough game for those involved, but great highlights for us. Take a look at the video above and click here to read Laura Albanese's game story....

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Nassau Week 1 Preview

Wantagh H.S. quarterback Nick Mullen, no. 2, in

(Credit: Jack McCoy)

Had hoped to post this earlier in the day, but some technical problems prevented it. By now you all know how great the Oceanside vs. Uniondale game was, but here's some interesting matchups taking place tomorrow:

Saturday, Calhoun at Wantagh, 1:30 p.m. - Nassau II

Another possible upset here. No. 4 Wantagh has a first year head coach (Thomas Casey), is implementing a new offense and...

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Niv Sultan to receive yet another honor

Lawrence High School quarterback #12 Samsom Bialostock, right,

(Credit: James Escher)

Hewlett offensive guard/defensive end Niv Sultan has been selected as the Jules D. Mazor Outstanding Jewish High School Scholar Athlete. The award is given to the most deserving Jewish male in the nation.

Sultan, dubbed the "Hebrew Hammer" during football season for his penchant for big hits, was a first team All Long Island selection. The Harvard-bound, 6-4, 260-pounder made 88...

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Hewlett's Niv Sultan commits to Harvard

NIV SULTAN Hewlett DL, 6-4, 255, Sr. After

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Niv Sultan, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive end/guard from Hewlett, committed to play football at Harvard on Monday.

The Bulldogs star received scholarship offers from Syracuse and UConn, and was being pursued by Princeton, but in the end decided on the Crimson.

"Attending Harvard is something that every person in America dreams about," Sultan said. "I'm extremely excited to...

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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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Conference III semifinal preview

Plainedge's freshmen QB, #2 Nick Frenger, looks for

(Credit: Kevin P Coughlin)

If last night was any indication, fans are in for some fantastic football at Hofstra this weekend. In the Conference I semifinals, top-seeded Freeport beat a pesky Syosset team 39-25, and then No. 3 Farmingdale cruised past No. 2 Oceanside, 42-20 (more on this game right here on the blog a little later).

So with the Conference I final set, let's turn our attention to Conference III, which...

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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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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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Thorp Award watch

Oceanside quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) is tackled by

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

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...

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Nassau football top 10

Freeport Red Devils running back Daniel Olivier (21)

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

"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...

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