High School Football
Newsday goes deep with Long Island high school football.
So whom has distinguished themselves as Thorp Award candidates as we near the halfway point of the season?
In Saturday's classic Farmingdale-Freeport game, Sal Tuttle of the Dalers and Isaiah Barnes of the Red Devils put on a show, as both threw for over 200 yards. Tuttle, who also ran for 170 yards, struck the final blow with a game-winning touchdown...Read more »
"We gon' light it up like it's dynamite," — "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz.
Reading the "Bottom 10" NCAA football rankings on ESPN.com, I felt inspired to use a similar tactic here on the high school football blog (I don't look at it as stealing an idea ... that's such a dirty word ... I look at it as improving an exisiting idea and molding...Read more »
Hard to believe we're already 1/4 of the way through the regular season. Plenty of young men have made names for themselves (see: Guerrero, Hector), but only one can win the coveted Thorp Award at the end of the season.
The award has such lasting impact that when I introduced myself to Chaminade coach Stephen Boyd before his game on Saturday and told him I was from Newsday, he said: "I...Read more »
Another fantastic weekend of football is in the books.
After two weeks, 13 Nassau teams are at 2-0, including surprising East Meadow, which knocked off top-seeded Farmingdale with one of the wackiest finishes to a football game ever.
The Jets check into the ranking's this week at No. 8.
Finally, after funky schedules and weather postponements, we'll get a full football...Read more »
Due to Yom Kippur beginning at sundown on Friday, all public school games will be played on Thursday. It's been an unconventional couple of weeks to start the season, with games spread throughout the week.
Week 3 returns to normalcy with a typical Friday night/Saturday afternoon slate, but for now, here are five games from each county worth keeping an eye on today.
(All teams listed...Read more »
Of the 27 Nassau County football games played over five days this week, only three were considered upsets based on the coaches' preseason seeding. All three were No. 12 seeds beating No. 11 seeds.
In Conference II, Westbury buried Roslyn 34-6. In Conference III, Carle Place/Wheatley took out Great Neck North 28-12. And in Conference IV, Mineola held on for a 30-23 win over Valley Stream North.
Hempstead...Read more »