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Seaford-Roosevelt live blog

Seaford's Justin Buckley (32) celebrates his second quarter

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

We're back here at Hofstra for the Conference IV final between No. 1 Seaford (10-0) and No. 2 Roosevelt (9-1).

UPDATE (1:00 left in the game): Roosevelt closes it to a 28-25 game, as Colter hit Khalil Wilson for a 12-yard touchdown to the back left corner of the end zone on third-and-goal. They (not smartly) went for two, but the pass failed incomplete.

The Rough Riders couldn't...

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Carey-Garden City live blog

Garden City's Stephen Jahelka (42) gets past

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

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.

You must click the "Read More" option at the bottom of this post for the link to become available....

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Nassau Conference IV final preview

HEMPSTEAD, NY - NOVEMBER 13, 2010: Seaford's Justin

(Credit: Kathy Kmonicek/Kathy Kmonicek)

Conference IV

No. 1 Seaford (10-0) vs. No. 2 Roosevelt (9-1), 4 p.m. at Hofstra — First and foremost, this is a battle of running backs, as the Vikings' Justin Buckley (pictured, left) and the Rough Riders' Donte Colter are two of the best backs in the county. 

Buckley missed these teams' first meeting with a high right ankle sprain,...

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Nassau Conference III final preview

Launched into the open field is Lynbrook's Travis

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Conference III:

No. 1 Lynbrook (9-1) vs. No. 2 Lawrence (8-2), 7 p.m. at Hofstra — If the regular-season meeting between these two teams is any indication, tonight's game will go down to the wire. Marcos Pinto's 35-yard field goal gave the Golden Tornadoes a 23-14 lead en route to a 23-22 Week 7 win.

So just one measly point separates the Owls from perfection,...

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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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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 II and IV semifinal previews

East Rockaway's Anthony Tesoriero breaks free of defenders

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

All four games are Saturday at Hofstra...

Conference II:

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...

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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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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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