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Class IV Long Island championship: Glenn vs. Seaford
The final two undefeated teams (both 11-0) go head-to-head for the Class IV crown. Glenn's high-flying offense, led by record-breaking QB Ryan Rielly takes on Seaford and physical Justin Buckley at running back.
This one is sure to get people talking, so keep it right here for kickoff.
**GLENN WINS, 28-7**
Greg Orkiszewski kicks it off for Glenn with a touchback. After a two-yard carry bt John Triosi, Seaford gets flagged for blocking below the waist. Quick three downs for Seaford and it's fourth-and-10 on the 20. Seaford punts to the 38.
Reilly breaks two tackles for a 20-plus gain. He takes off again on the next play, for 38 yards, but the ball is stripped and recovered by Seaford. The Vikings take over on the four.
On a second-and-5 at the 25, Buckley ran for four yards up the middle... On third-and-1, Langan ran off left tackle for 12 yards t the 36.... Buckley ran for six yards to the left to get the Vikings to the 42.... Buckley runs for three yards to the 45 to set up third-and-1... Buckley powered up the middle for four yards to the 49... Troisi ran outside on a sweep left but was dropped for a loss of 2.... On second-and-12, Buckley ran for three yards... On third-and-9, Troisi carried off left guard for a yard, bringing up fourth-and-8, the pass for Dan Arena was incomplete on a comeback route toward the right sideline. Glenn takes over at the 49.
On third-and-5, Rielly was tackled for no gain... Tom Forsberg's punt went to the 26. Seaford will start there with 1:29 left in the quarter.
Buckley drives up the middle for the two yards to get Seaford to the 28... Buckley runs for three yards up the middle... Buckley runs off right guard for six yards to the 37 on the last play of the quarter.
Justin Buckley scored on a 1-yard plunge at 3:41 of the second quarter to cap a 19-play drive and give Seaford the lead. 7-0, Seaford
[Buckley runs for three yards up the middle to the 40... On second-and-7, ran for four yards to set up a third-and-3... Langan carried off right guard for four yards and a first down... Buckley ran for a yard up the middle... Buckley for three yards up the middle to bring up third-and-6... Buckley slashes off left tackle for six yards to pick up the first down at the Glenn 40... Buckley runs for a yard to the left... Buckley runs for two yards up the middle [Yes, that's become a theme.]... On third-and-7, Buckley rushed up the middle on a draw for five yards... On fourth-and-2, Glenn jumped offsides to give Seaford a first down at the 27... Buckley runs off right guard for two yards... Troisi runs off left guard for four yards to the 20 to bring up third-and-4. Glenn was flagged for another offsides, resulting in a first down for Seaford to the 15... Langan was tackled for a loss of a 2... On second-and-12, Buckley ran up the middle for two to the 15... On third-and-10, Kirincic completed a 12-yard out to Brian Gilbert.]
Rielly hit Massa on a 10-yard post for a touchdown with 14 seconds left in the half to tie the score for Glenn. 7-7
[The kickoff was fielded at the 25 and returned 12 yards to the 37... Rielly's first pass was incomplete... On second-and-10, Rielly turned the right corner and ran to the 46, but the play was called back because of holding and the Knights were pushed back to the 30... Rielly hit Massa on a slip screen to the 49 for the first down... Rielly threw incomplete on first down... Rielly runs up the middle for three yards... On third-and-8, Mannix caught a five-yard pass. Glenn picked up the first down on Seaford's offsides and advanced to the 37... From a spread formation, Rielly ran for a yard off right guard... Rielly ran up the middle for eight yards to set up third-and-1 at the 28 [Glenn calls timeout with 1:19] ... Rielly ran for three yards up the middle for the first down... On a fourth-and-4 at the 21, Rielly was flushed out of the pocket, rolled right and hit Massa with a nine-yard pass outside to convert with 17 seconds left... Rielly hit Massa on a 10-yard post for the score.]
Halftime: The score is tied at 7.
Rielly broke a 22-yard run off right guard, broke a tackle and zipped into the end zone at 8:45 to give the Knights a lead. The drive went 65 yards on nine plays. 14-7, Glenn
Rielly had a 9-yard touchdown run at 11:55 to extend the Knights' lead. The touchdown capped an eight-play, 73-yard drive. 21-7, Glenn
Rielly put the exclamation point on this game, plunging in for a 4-yard score at 2:46 to extend Glenn's lead and possibly (probably) put the game out of reach. 28-7, Glenn
[Reilly's 44-yard run off right guard with 5:26 left had gotten the Knights to the 16... On a fourth-and-1 at the 9, Seaford committed an offsides to give Glenn the first down at the 4 with 2:52 left.]
Anton Swain intercepted Chris Trotta in the right corner of the end zone in the final seconds to end the game for Glenn.
Final: 28-7, Glenn