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LIC Class III Final: Lynbrook vs. Sayville

Class 3: Lynbrook vs. Sayville

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Long Island Class III championship at Hofstra

Lynbrook (10-1) vs. Sayville (10-1)

FIRST QUARTER

 Lynrbook receives the kickoff and only gets to the five. Quarterback Paul Magloire rushes for 12 yards on the first play. Magloire gains eight yards. Travis Lock gets to the 30 for a first down. Lynbrook faces a third-and-5 at the 35. Magloire keeps it up the...

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Lynbrook-Lawrence live blog

Lynbrook High School #9 Mike Kozlakowski reacts after

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Last night's live blog worked so well, I'm doing it again. Hit my Twitter account, @CCMascaro, for live updates of the Lynbrook-Lawrence matchup, kicking off in about 10 minutes....

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Nassau Conference III final preview

Launched into the open field is Lynbrook's Travis

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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 football top 10

Carey's Quarterback Kyle Zahradka does a handstand as

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"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

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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

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"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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Thorp Award watch

Oceanside quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) is tackled by

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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)

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"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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Week 8 Nassau games to watch

Long touchdown run made by Sewanhaka's Brian Wint

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One would think the final week of the season would be about teams on the brink of a playoff berth needing a Week 8 win to get into the tournament. But in our power points reality, that's simply not the case. 

All eight playoff teams are set in Conferences III and IV — it's just a matter of what seeds those teams get.

In Conference I, the winner of the Baldwin (3-4)-Hicksville...

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Thorp Award watch

Oceanside Sailors wide receiver Gene Grassi (5) controls

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"Touchdown" Tyler Heuer and his Oceanside mates meet their stiffest test of the season to date on Saturday when they take the field at Freeport.

It's not that the Red Devils can't be scored upon — they've allowed 131 points in seven games. It's that they're the first team the Sailors have faced this year who can keep up with them on the scoreboard.

Freeport...

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