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Week 7 Nassau games to watch

MacArthur's Brett Ellers (33, left), drags three of

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Hard to believe the penultimate week of the regular season is upon us. It seems like just yesterday we were at Syosset on Labor Day for the opening game of the season.

But enough nostalgia, we've still got important games to play, including tonight's game of the year in Conference IV — the last matchup of undefeated teams on Long Island this season.

Roosevelt and Seaford are two...

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Thorp Award watch

Nassau High School Conference III Football game between

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Another week, another four touchdowns for Tyler Heuer. 

The Oceanside senior QB is up to 22 passing TDs on the season (he also has seven rushing), and it's only a matter of time before the passing records start to fall. 

With a 9-for-16 performance in Saturday's 41-14 win over Plainview JFK for 169 yards, Heuer is 82-for-130 (63 percent) for 1,318 passing yards with 22 touchdowns...

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Sewanhaka's Shireem Cobb dives in for touchdown in

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"So I travel back, down that road. Will she come back? No one knows." — "Just A Dream" by Nelly.

We're getting soulful this week here on the High School Football blog. 

Heading into Week 7, these are the "dog days" for high school football teams. They've all got bumps and bruises, and the weather is beginning to turn cold.

What road...

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Seaford's latest challenge

Here is the link to my MSG Varsity column that looks ahead to Friday night's big Roosevelt-at-Seaford game in Nassau Conference IV. Be sure to read Chris Mascaro's coverage of the game in Saturday's Newsday.

http://www.msgvarsity.com/long-island/seaford/herzog-conference-iv-powers-set-for-showdown-1.119100?p=...

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Oceanside's QB Tyler Heuer looks for receiver in

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I hate to sound like a broken record every week.

But as the weeks progress, Oceanside quarterback Tyler Heuer only burnishes his reputation as the best football player in Nassau County. This week his victim was Farmingdale, and Heuer had to work his magic in come-from-behind fashion.

The Sailors trailed 14-0 in the first quarter, but who stopped the bleeding? Heuer, with a 41-yard touchdown...

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Carey's #42 Rob Zorn and #76 Tom Opitz

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"I am in misery, there ain't nobody who can comfort me," — "Misery" by Maroon 5.

In a matchup of undefeated teams, there's always one team that continues the dream of a perfect season. The thought of raising that Long Island Championship trophy over their head on Thanksgiving Weekend remains strong.

For the losers, it's a back-to-the-drawing-board mentality,...

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Oceanside Sailors quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) drops back

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At the halfway point of the regular season, statistical projections are easy. Just take everything and double it.

So let's start with MSG Varsity's Tri-State Offensive Player of the Week, Tyler Heuer. Oceanside's senior QB is on pace for 1,780 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He'd also have over 600 yards rushing and 10 more touchdowns.

Heuer, whose 2009...

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Oceanside Sailors quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) drops back

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"You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream," — "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.

Yup, we're going there this week, high school football bloggers.

Katy Perry may not be welcome alongside Elmo on Sesame Street, but the pop princess will always be a staple of the High School football playlist.  

And let's be honest, isn't it every teenage...

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Thorp Award watch

Hewlett quarterback #8 Alex Kahn throws a pass

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So whom has distinguished themselves as Thorp Award candidates as we near the halfway point of the season? 

The quarterbacks.

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...

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Carey's Juliano Bove is stopped by Garden City's

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"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...

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