High School Football
Newsday goes deep with Long Island high school football.
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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....Read more »
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."...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »