St. Anthony's coach Rich Reichert got a victory, a game ball and a slice of Suffolk County high school football history Friday night at Cy Donnelly field in South Huntington.

Reichert's Friars defeated Holy Cross, 28-0, to give him the 212th victory of his career, breaking a tie with Joe Cipp Jr. of Bellport for the most in Suffolk history. "You've got to be doing this a long time to get this kind of record," said Reichert, in his 26th season at his alma mater. He is 212-50-3, but just 1-2 this season as St. Anthony's lost its first two games after a 29-game winning streak. "There's a little relief," he acknowledged. "It took us three weeks to finally sing the fight song."

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Which he and the Friars all did, in unison, on the field, following a brief postgame ceremony in which St. Anthony's principal Brother Gary Cregan presented Reichert with the game ball. "He is not only the coach with the most wins in a county with so many great coaches," Cregan told the players, "but you will not find a better man walking the halls of St. Anthony's. He is a credit to our school."

The Friars made it easy for their coach with a dominant game on both sides of the ball. Even with quarterback Greg Galligan sitting out a second straight game with a concussion, St. Anthony's had a potent ground-and-pound attack. Fleet sophomore Jordan Gowins, brother of former Bellport and Stony Brook University star Eddie Gowins, scored on touchdown runs of 68, 11 and 8 yards, and finished with 125 yards on 14 carries. "It feels great to do this for coach," Gowins said. "We came out wanting to play a perfect game and we did."

Anthony Anderson added 95 tough yards on 20 carries.

Junior defensive end Joseph Percival sparked the defense with a strip sack that was recovered by Cody Katter in the first quarter, setting up Gowins' second touchdown. Percival also blocked a punt early in the third quarter that was run in for a touchdown by safety Alex Masotto from 20 yards out.

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"Coach Reichert is an amazing coach and an amazing human being," Percival said. "We love him. We weren't playing for ourselves tonight, we were playing for him."