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Roosevelt's Robert Hansen reacts after he recovered a (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Roosevelt's Robert Hansen reacts after he recovered a fumble by West Hempstead in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt 45, West Hempstead 16

Roosevelt defeated West Hempstead, 45-16, Saturday in a Nassau IV semifinal playoff game.

West Hempstead quarterback Michael Petrizzo gets chased down
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West Hempstead quarterback Michael Petrizzo gets chased down by Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins, left, and Neftali Henderson, center, in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders scores against West Hempstead in
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Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders scores against West Hempstead in the Nassau football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Robert Hansen reacts after he recovered a
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Roosevelt's Robert Hansen reacts after he recovered a fumble by West Hempstead in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins is tackled by West Hempstead's
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Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins is tackled by West Hempstead's Enrique McFarlane in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders looks for an open receiver
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Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders looks for an open receiver against West Hempstead in the Nassau football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Johnnie Atkins is seen on the field
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Roosevelt's Johnnie Atkins is seen on the field for the coin toss with West Hempstead before the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt quarterback Justin Terry looks to hand off
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Roosevelt quarterback Justin Terry looks to hand off the football against West Hempstead in the Nassau football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins scored touchdowns in the first
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Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins scored touchdowns in the first and second quarter against West Hempstead in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders breaks away for a touchdown
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Roosevelt's Marquell Saunders breaks away for a touchdown against West Hempstead in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

West Hempstead Tayvon Hall celebrates his first-quarter touchdown
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West Hempstead Tayvon Hall celebrates his first-quarter touchdown with Vincent DiLorenzo in the Nassau IV football semifinals against Roosevelt. (Nov. 17, 2012)

Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins runs the ball against West
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Roosevelt's Johnnie Akins runs the ball against West Hempstead in the Nassau IV football semifinals. (Nov. 17, 2012)

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