Floyd's Colonals came out of the Suffolk I coaches' meeting with the No. 1 seed, leaving Longwood green with envy.
Longwood (9-1) breezed through its schedule before being upset by upstart Patchogue-Medford in the Suffolk semifinals last season.
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Floyd has won nine Suffolk titles and five Long Island championships in the past 13 years.
The young Colonials finished at 5-4, their worst record in 14 years, and were eliminated by Lindenhurst in the quarterfinal round of the Suffolk playoffs.
"Where's our respect?" said Matt Weiss, Longwood's monstrous offensive tackle who earned the Zellner Award as Suffolk's top lineman in 2014. "Floyd always gets respect and they've earned it with a great program. But we felt we were disrespected in the seeding meeting and that we should have been the top seed."
There is parity in Suffolk I this season. Lindenhurst, the defending champion, got hot at the right time in the playoffs, and led by quarterback Ryan Hofmann, won its first outright playoff title. Hofmann threw for 1,980 yards and 20 touchdowns and has a host of talent on offense. The Bulldogs also felt they should been awarded the top seed.
And then there's Connetquot, which has the best regular season record of all Division I teams over the past three years, winning 21 of 24 games. But the T-Birds, who last won the Long Island Class I title in 2008, have found no recent playoff magic, losing games in the waning seconds three years in a row.
Connetquot quarterback Jack Cassidy, who threw for 12 touchdowns and ran for nine is a game changer but the T-Birds need to find an offensive line to protect him.
Commack quarterback C.J. Trenkle and wide out Augie Contressa will be hard to stop, and Northport, a perennial playoff team, has depth on both lines. Both teams will contend for the playoffs along with Sachem East, Sachem North and Patchogue-Medford.
1. FLOYD COLONIALS
2014 record: 5-4
Coach: Paul Longo, 21st season
Steve Iannone, RB, 5-10, 160, Sr.
Greg Amato, OL, 6-0, 295, Jr.
Raquell Davis, OL, 5-11, 260, Jr.
Bryan Carney, OL, 6-1, 250, Jr.
Mike Bradley, LB, 5-11, 195, Jr.
About the Colonials: Floyd is looking to win its first Suffolk title in three years. The Colonials were young last season starting mostly sophomores. Longo's patience and coaching skills will help the Colonials benefit from that experience.
2. LINDENHURST BULLDOGS
2014 record: 9-3
Coach: Nick Lombardo, seventh season
Gino Bonagura, WR/DB, 5-10, 185, Sr.
Ryan Hofmann, QB, 6-3, 185, Sr.
Bob Bove, TE/LB, 6-2, 215, Sr.
Jeremy Ruckert, WR/DE, 6-5, 210, So.
Joe Palmeri, WR/DB, 5-7, 160, Sr.
About the Bulldogs: The defending county champions return a lot of talent at the skill positions. Hofmann (1,980 yards, 20 TDs) must wait for Ruckert to return from a leg injury. Bove made 116 tackles.
3. LONGWOOD LIONS
2014 record: 9-1
Coach: Jeff Cipp, second season
Matt Weiss, OL/DL, 6-1, 270, Sr.
Latrelle Horton, FB/LB, 5-10, 250, Jr.
Marquis Simpson, QB/CB, 6-0, 175, Sr.
Anthony Lavio, OG/DT, 6-0, 265, Sr.
Mike Linbrunner, TE/DE, 6-1, 165, Sr.
About the Lions: Returning Zellner Award winner Weiss and Lavio lead an experienced offensive line, but replacing All-L.I. halfback Isaiah White will be difficult. Horton moves to MLB and will have an impact. Longwood won nine straight before playoff loss to Patchogue-Medford.
4. CONNETQUOT THUNDERBIRDS
2014 record: 7-2
Coach: Mike Hansen, 13th season
Jack Cassidy, QB, 6-2, 215, Sr.
Jack Richardson, RB/SS, 5-11, 200, Sr.
Jack Spataro, RB/LB, 5-10, 165, Sr.
Gregor Malkasian, OL/DL, 5-9, 215, Sr.
Luciano DeRenzo, OL/DL, 6-1, 230, Jr.
About the Thunderbirds: Have suffered three excruciating playoff losses in the past three years by a total of seven points. They are 21-3 in past three regular seasons. Cassidy threw for 12 TDs and ran for nine. Richardson rushed for 1,032 yards and 14 TDs.
5. NORTHPORT TIGERS
2014 record: 5-4
Coach: Kip Lukralle, 30th season
Rob Fontana, OG/DT, 6-1, 235, Sr.
James Clemente, OG/DT, 6-1, 225, Sr.
Ryan Elliot, RB/CB, 5-10, 180, Jr.
Frankie Stola, RB/LB, 6-0, 180, Jr.
Rob Dosch, FB/SS, 5-10, 190, Sr.
About the Tigers: Experience is a strength as Northport returns seven starters on offense and six on defense. Fontana and Clemente anchor the offensive line. The Tigers, a perennial playoff team, were ousted by Sachem East, 10-7, in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.
6. COMMACK COUGARS
2014 record: 3-5
Coach: Jeff DiLorenzo, second season
Augie Contressa, WR/SS, 6-1, 90, Sr.
Tom Dugan, WR/FS, 5-10, 188, Sr.
Mike Messenger, OL/LB, 5-10, 210, Sr.
Ryan Salmon, OL/LB, 6-0, 215, Sr.
Jordan Levine, FB/LB, 5-9, 200, Sr.
About the Cougars: Just missed the playoffs last season and Contressa is one of the more exciting players in the division with breakaway speed and big-play ability that produced 10 TDs in just over five games. C.J. Trenkle threw for 10 scores as a junior.
7. WARD MELVILLE PATRIOTS
2014 record: 3-5
Coach: Chris Boltrek, second season
Eddie Munoz, WR/DB, 5-11, 180, Jr.
John Day, WR/LB, 6-0, 165, Sr.
Logan Flammer, RB/MLB, 6-0, 205, Sr.
Nick Cervone, RB/DB, 6-0, 192, Sr.
Tom Lorusso, TE/DE, 6-2, 215, Sr.
About the Patriots: Barely missed the playoffs after a late-season rush. Boltrek has
a young group of talent around Munoz, who led the team in tackles with 58 and also returned two interceptions for touchdowns.
8. SACHEM EAST FLAMING ARROWS
2014 record: 8-2
Coach: Mark Wojciechowski, fifth season
Kyle Smith, TE/DE, 6-0, 200, Sr.
Nick Telesca, WR/DB, 5-9, 175, Sr.
Vin Riha, FB/DE, 6-1, 195, Sr.
Cody Solomosy, WR/DB, 6-1, 205, Sr.
Ben Vargas, WR/DB, 6-2, 190, Sr.
About the Flaming Arrows: This is a rebuilding year for Sachem East, which reeled off seven straight wins to open the 2014 season. Smith had 70 tackles, including 12 for a loss and five sacks to lead a stingy defense.
9. SACHEM NORTH FLAMING ARROWS
2014 record: 3-6
Coach: David Falco, 13th season
Chris Fasano, OL/DL, 6-3, 225, Jr.
Steve Anacreon, FB/DL, 6-0, 190, Sr.
Bryan Czarnecki, WR/DB, 6-0, 175, Sr.
David McCarthy, QB/LB, 5-11, 175, Sr.
Dylan Rodriguez, OL/DL, 6-2, 250, Sr.
About the Flaming Arrows: McCarthy, who runs well and has a strong arm, will have plenty of experience on the line behind Fasano and Rodriguez. The Flaming Arrows squeezed into the postseason as the eighth seed last year.
10. PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD RAIDERS
2014 record: 6-5
Coach: Gary Marangi, fourth season
Steve Ortiz, LB, 6-0, 205, Sr.
Tim Figurowski, RB, 5-11, 185, Sr.
Nico Morabito, WR/P, 6-0, 180, Sr.
Dylan Holmberg, QB, 6-1, 195, Sr.
Jon Joseph, WR/DB, 5-11, 180, Sr.
About the Raiders: Holmberg will fill the shoes of quarterback Rich Ciufo, who led the Raiders to stunning playoff upsets over the first and second seeds at Longwood and Connetquot. The Raiders' run ended against Lindenhurst in the final.
11. BRENTWOOD INDIANS
2014 record: 1-7
Coach: Jon Sorbera, fifth season
Tyjuan Nelson, WR/K, 6-3, 180, Jr.
Hernan Funes, FB/LB, 5-10, 190, Jr.
Devante Frederick, TE/DE, 6-3, 185, Sr.
Latrell Hall, OT/DT, 6-3, 210, Sr.
Alex Ventura, WR/DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.
About the Indians: The team finds itself in transition on both sides of the ball, especially after All-Suffolk QB Jude Innocent's transfer to Roosevelt. Injuries decimated the Indians' offense last season as the team struggled to score points.
12. BAY SHORE MARAUDERS
2014 record: 1-7
Coach: Craig Blatter, second season
Matt Ilchuk, WR/DB, 6-1, 175, Jr.
Justin Ortega, TE/LB, 6-2, 180, Sr.
Brennan Souhrada, OL/DL, 6-6, 305, Sr.
Danyhul Brooks, RB/DE, 6-1, 190 Sr.
Devin Barnett, WR/FS, 6-1, 185, Sr.
About the Marauders: With a trio of 300-pound-plus starters on the offensive line, Bay Shore will look to run -- and perhaps record its first winning season since 2009. Ilchuk, who scored seven times last season, moves to quarterback.
13. WHITMAN WILDCATS
2014 record: 3-5
Coach: Robin Rosa, sixth season
Tyrese Betts, WR/CB, 6-1, 180 Sr.
Robert Bottoni, RB/LB, 6-1, 175, Sr.
Joe Ward, OL/LB, 6-2, 190, Sr.
Vincent Pastore, OT/DE, 6-0, DE, Jr.
Angelo Gervasio, OL/LB, 6-1, 190, Sr.
About the Wildcats: Whitman used four different quarterbacks in 2014 due to injuries. Rosa believes his team can make a run at a winning season, and possibly a postseason spot, if the Wildcats can stay healthy.
14. CENTRAL ISLIP MUSKETEERS
2014 record: 0-8
Coach: Rob Gadsden, second season
Livingstone Harriott, QB/FS, 6-3, 210, Sr.
Keith Bailey, WR/LB, 6-3, 198, Sr.
Armani Beasley, HB/LB, 5-9, 175, Sr.
Daniel Hennie, QB/WR, 5-11, 180, Sr.
Ishmael Wade, RB/DB, 5-9, 175, Jr.
About the Musketeers: Harriott, a highly-recruited player, is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He hopes to help Central Islip snap a drought of five seasons without making the playoffs.