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Anderson will be featured Friar

St. Anthony's fullback Anthony Anderson takes handoff and

(Credit: Newsday photo / Bob Herzog)

It happened early in Wednesday morning’s team drills on the turf at St. Anthony’s. Running the Friars’ vaunted triple-option, quarterback Greg Galligan faked to fullback Anthony Anderson, half the defense bit on the play-action, and Galligan sprinted to the outside and raced, untouched, for a touchdown.

“Did you see that,” an enthusiastic St. Anthony’s coach Rich Reichert asked a reporter...

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St. Anthony's game vs. State College canceled

St. Anthony's High School running back Dariyan Riley

(Credit: James Escher)

Rain and flooding in Pennsylvania has caused a cancelation in Huntington.

State College (Pa.) was scheduled to play at St. Anthony's on Friday night, with the game being televised as part of "Friday Night Football" on MSG Varsity, but had to cancel it because of travel issues.

The game was at first rescheduled for Sunday at 5 p.m., but around 3 p.m. Friday,...

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St. Anthony's football reloads for 2011

St. Anthony's High School center Matthew Biscardi, holding

(Credit: James Escher)

There will be a new quarterback under center for the Friars, and top running back Dariyan Riley and offensive lineman Matt Biscardi lead St. Anthony's to what could be a 10th CHSFL title in 11 years....

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Freeport's 7-on-7 video

Freeport quarterback Isaiah Barnes, left, looks to evade

(Credit: James Escher)

In the video embedded above, Freeport football coach Russ Cellan talks about his team's July scrimmage with St. Anthony's, a 7-on-7 to "get the kinks out."...

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St. Anthony's/Iona Prep liveblog

Howdy there, Friar faithful. We're here at Mitchel Field in Uniondale for the St. Anthony's/Iona Prep Catholic League Championship final.

ST. ANTHONY'S WINS, 41-23

In the third quarter, Raffa's 63-yard TD pass to Brian Sherlock with 7:27 left in the quarter makes it 34-16. Raffa is 7-for-9, with 258 passing yards and four TDs with 4:16 left in the frame. With 7:13 left in the game, the...

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Suffolk Slant: The Top 10

Floyd's Luke Miller (6) is brought down by

(Credit: Newsday/Joseph D. Sullivan)

There were no real surprises in last week’s semifinals, so the only changes are in spots 7-10. Nine of the teams in my Top 10 will be playing for either a county title or, in the case of St. Anthony’s, the CHSFL crown.

Zog’s Top 10

1. Sachem North (10-0). The Flaming Arrows continued to dominate, earning their second straight trip to the Division I championship by beating...

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Suffolk Slant: The Top 10

With less than a minute to go in

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Chalk prevailed for the most part in the first week of the playoffs, so there were no changes in my Top 10. The only semifinal game this week that matches two top 10 teams occurs in Division I, where No. 2 Floyd hosts No. 3 Longwood in a rematch of a game won by the Lions during the regular season. It’s also one of those “backyard brawl” games that should be very intense.

Zog’s...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

East Islip's Pete Hanabergh (5) grabs the pitchout

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The regular season ended with a bang, when Huntington stunned Islip, 14-7, to hand the Bucs their first loss of the season. That victory gave Sayville the No. 1 seed in Division III.

Another unbeaten team bit the dust when Bellport knocked off Newfield, 24-0. That insured the No. 1 seed for East Islip in Division II and shook up my top 10.

Otherwise, Sachem North maintained the top seed...

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Suffolk Slant: Games to Watch

Newfield's Mike Lopes-Silva hands off to Shervon Barthelmy

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

This weekend is all about jockeying for playoff positions and seeds. The top eight teams in each division qualify for the postseason, which begins next weekend. There are several spots up for grabs. Here are some of the most interesting matchups:

Division IConnetquot (5-2) at Commack (4-3), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. — Commack sits in the No. 9 position and needs a victory over the Thunderbirds...

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Suffolk Slant: Top 10

St. Anthony's quarterback Charlie Raffa breaks a tackle

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

With one week left in the regular season, the top spot looks secure. Sachem North finishes up with Bay Shore, a powerful offensive team but one unlikely to be able to stop the Flaming Arrows.

However, No. 2 St. Anthony’s has a big regular-season finale on Saturday at Iona Prep. Both are 6-0 in the CHSFL’s AAA division with the winner getting the top seed for the playoffs.

No....

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