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Ferreira Watch: On the brink

Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira

Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira (Credit: Newsday Photo / Bob Herzog)

In last Thursday’s 40-13 victory over Harborfields, Sayville quarterback Steven Ferreira completed 14 of 19 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns. Ferreira threw scoring strikes to Tom Dieckhoff (11 yards), and Tom Hannan (12 yards).

For the season, in which the Golden Flashes are 5-0 and in first place in Suffolk III, Ferreira has completed 72 of 114 passes for 1,179 yards, with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has moved up to No. 3 on the career passing yards list with 5,147 is also No. 2 on the career touchdown pass list with 56.

As Ferreira approaches those two Long Island career passing records, we will chart his progress each week. Sayville hosts Bellport on Saturday and Ferreira is 229 yards away from tying Tony Cappozzoli’s career record of 5,376 yards. Ferreira is just the third quarterback in Long Island history to surpass 5,000 yards for his career.

Where Ferreira ranks:

PASSING YARDS, CAREER
Tony Cappozzoli, St. Dominic (1972-75) – 5,376
Zach Howell, Huntington (2004-06) – 5,337
Steven Ferreira, Sayville (2009-11) – 5,145
Derek Kenney, Stony Brook (1995-97) – 4,760
Jay Fiedler, Oceanside (1987-89) – 4,400

Mike Prahalis, Commack (1999-00) – 4,026
John Murphy, Floyd (1983-85) – 4,004
Rob Calabrese, East Islip (2005-07) – 3,992
Tyler Heuer, Oceanside (2009-10) – 3,781
Rob VonBargen, Massapequa (2007-08) – 3,781

TOUCHDOWN PASSES, CAREER
Tony Cappozzoli, St. Dominic (1972-75) – 68
Steven Ferreira, Sayville (2009-11) – 56
Randy Mills, Freeport (2001-03) – 55
Tyler Heuer, Oceanside (2009-10) – 55
Derek Kenney, Stony Brook (1994-97) – 54

Zach Howell, Huntington (2004-06) – 50
Mike Prahalis, Commack (1999-2000) – 44
Tim Velys, Riverhead (2006-08) – 40
Jay Fiedler, Oceanside (1987-89) – 38
Joe Sidaras, Floyd (2006-07) – 35

 

Tags: Steven Ferreira , Tony Cappozzoli

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