Newsday goes deep with Long Island high school football.
Suffolk Slant: The Top 10
Only five undefeated teams remain as we enter Week 7, after Sayville fell to Islip. Our top two teams face tests this week as Sachem North hosts once-beaten Longwood on Friday night and St. Anthony’s visits once-beaten Holy Trinity on Saturday.
Zog’s Top 10
1. Sachem North (6-0). The Flaming Arrows were prime-time stars, walloping Floyd, 40-6, in the MSG Varsity Friday night game of the week. Five of Sachem North’s touchdowns came on plays of 30 yards or more – including a 70-yard run and 85-yard kickoff return by Dalton Crossan.
Up next: Hosts Longwood in another big Division I game on Friday night at 7:30.
2. St. Anthony’s (6-0). Chaminade was no match for the Friars, who cruised to a 28-0 victory. Clearly, St. Anthony’s has re-loaded this season and this moved up to No. 2 in Gregg Sarra’s Big 10, behind only Sachem North football.
Up next: At Holy Trinity in a big CHSFL AAA game on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
3. Newfield (6-0). The Wolverines scored the game’s first six touchdowns en route to a 40-14 victory over Half Hollow Hills East.
Up next: Hosts Smithtown East on Saturday at 2 p.m.
4. Longwood (5-1). The Lions were able to hold off pesky Bay Shore, 29-25, to set up a showdown for first place in Division I against undefeated Sachem North.
Up next: At Sachem North on Friday night at 7:30.
5. Islip (6-0). The Buccaneers were impressive in winning their battle of unbeatens against Sayville by a surprisingly easy 41-13 score. Islip’s defense produced 10 sacks on quarterback Steven Ferreira and Jeffrey Craig ran for 146 yards and three TDs.
Up next: Hosts Kings Park on Friday night at 7 o’clock.
6. Floyd (4-2). It’s rare when Floyd is blown out in a Suffolk game, but that was the case last week when the Colonials were crushed by Sachem North, 40-6. Can they bounce back against once-beaten Connetquot this week?
Up next: Hosts Connetquot in a key Division I game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
7. Connetquot (5-1). After playing sparingly in two games because of injury, Mike Pellegrino was brilliant for a second straight week with 165 yards rushing and 14 tackles in the Thunderbirds’ 34-0 victory over Sachem East.
Up next: At Floyd on Saturday at 2 p.m.
8. East Islip (5-1). It was gritty, not pretty, but the Redmen survived their big game against rival North Babylon, winning 7-0 on a Kevin Hutchinson-to-Kyle Moller TD pass in the third quarter.
Up next: Hosts West Babylon on Saturday at 2 p.m.
9. Glenn (6-0). Another big day for Ryan Rielly and the Knights. The versatile quarterback passed for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 81 yards and a score in Glenn’s 42-6 triumph over Center Moriches.
Up next: Hosts Mt. Sinai in a big Division IV game on Saturday at 2 p.m.
10. Sayville (5-1). The Golden Flashes couldn’t keep Islip’s defense from constantly pressuring Steven Ferreira, who managed two TD passes but was sacked 10 times in a 41-13 loss, Sayville’s first of the season.
Up next: Hosts Westhampton on Saturday at 2 p.m.