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St. John the Baptist football at training camp (Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra)

St. John the Baptist football at training camp on Aug. 21, 2014.

Meet Long Island's defending football champions

High school football training camps began Aug. 18. Newsday will be traveling to the practice fields of the four returning Long Island champions and two returning CHSFL champions in the opening week of practice. Can these six teams make it back to the championship games in 2014?

St. Anthony's still the hunted in CHSFL

With Jordan Gowins returning at running back, and Steven Genova taking over quaterback, St. Anthony's looks to repeat as CHSFL Class AAA champions in 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Patrick McCarthy)

St. John the Baptist thinks they can and they will

At St. John the Baptist’s football training camp on Aug. 21, 2014, first-year head coach Ralph Carusillo and his players talked about the challenges facing them as defending Class A CHSFL champions, and using their motto of, “We can and we will” as motivation.  (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

At St. John the Baptist’s football training camp on Aug. 21, 2014, first-year head coach Ralph Carusillo and his players talked about the challenges facing them as defending Class A CHSFL champions, and using their motto of, “We can and we will” as motivation. (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

At St. John the Baptist's football training camp on Aug. 21, 2014, first-year head coach Ralph Carusillo and his players talked about the challenges facing them as defending Class A CHSFL champions, and using their motto of, "We can and we will" as motivation. (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

Carey football begins training

The Carey Seahawks are defending Class II Long Island champions in football. Can they defend that title in 2014 despite the graduation of their quarterback Ray Catapano. (Credit: Newsday/Chris Ware)

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Babylon believes a 'three-peat' of LI titles is doable

Defending Class IV football Long Island Champion Babylon  held its third day of practice on Aug. 20, 2014, and spoke about how they think they have what it takes to repeat as champions.  (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

Defending Class IV football Long Island Champion Babylon held its third day of practice on Aug. 20, 2014, and spoke about how they think they have what it takes to repeat as champions. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

Two-time defending Class IV football Long Island Champion Babylon held its third day of practice on Aug. 20, 2014, and spoke about how they think they have what it takes to to win a third straight championship. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

Lawrence sets sights on another LIC in 2014

Led by senior running back Jordan Fredericks, two-time defending Class III Long Island champion Lawrence looks to overcome the loss of record-setting quarterback Joe Capobianco as they head into the 2014 season. (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

Led by senior running back Jordan Fredericks, two-time defending Class III Long Island champion Lawrence looks to overcome the loss of record-setting quarterback Joe Capobianco as they head into the 2014 season. (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

Led by senior running back Jordan Fredericks, two-time defending Class III Long Island champion Lawrence looks to overcome the loss of record-setting quarterback Joe Capobianco as they head into the 2014 season. (Credit: Newsday / Casey Musarra)

Sachem North looks to repeat in 2014

Sachem North won its first Long Island championship in football 2013 and aims to repeat in 2014 despite losing 28 seniors. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Sachem North won its first Long Island championship in football 2013 and aims to repeat in 2014 despite losing 28 seniors. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Sachem North won its first Long Island championship in football 2013 and aims to repeat in 2014 despite losing 28 seniors. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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