High school football players of the week

Lindenhurst Bulldogs' Peter Mangione reacts after he returns

Lindenhurst Bulldogs' Peter Mangione reacts after he returns the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against the Patchogue-Medford Raiders in a Suffolk Division I football game. This was Mangione's third straight opening touchdown return in a row for the last three home games. (Oct. 11, 2013) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Sam Ilario | West Islip

The senior quarterback rushed for 183 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns in a 28-14 over crosstown rival East Islip. He scored on runs of 20, 5 and 45.

 

TJ Mikolich | Patchogue-Medford

The defensive back had two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and two touchdown-saving tackles in a 24-17 win over Lindenhurst. His interception and 26-yard return set up the game-winning touchdown.

 

Kevin Mowatt | Central Islip

Senior halfback had 301 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns in a 60-16 win over Centereach. He became the second player in Long Island history to run for more than 300 yards in consecutive weeks. Mike Parshley of Mepham was the first to achieve the feat in 2002.

 

Peter Mangione | Lindenhurst

The return specialist took the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown for the third straight home game in a 24-17 loss to Patchogue-Medford.

 

Joe Floccari | North Shore

He completed 9 of 13 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns to lead North Shore in a 32-22 win over Malverne.

 

Joe Ruscillo | Valley Stream North

He completed 5 of 8 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns in a 22-7 win over Island Trees.

 

James O'Hagan | Seaford

He made 16 tackles to help shut down the West Hempstead offense in a 20-13 win.

 

Jake Mellen | Sewanhaka

He completed 13 of 18 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-28 win over New Hyde Park.

 

Yoannis Estathiou | Bethpage

He rushed ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard score with eight minutes left, in a 13-7 win over Plainedge.

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