Noticeably absent from the Farmingdale sideline in its 17-6 win over Pittsford earlier today was assistant coach Tracy Wiener, who started the Dalers' program and was the head coach until last season.

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Wiener is a dean of students at Westbury High School and had to be in school today. She is expected to be back with the team tomorrow.

"It's calm [without her]," jokingly said Farmingdale coach Shari Campbell, who served as an assistant under Wiener and was more vocal earlier today than she usually is during games. "I was very sick to my stomach because we bounce so much off of each other throughout the course game that it was hard to turn and look and find nobody on the sideline. But Kate [Paccione, another assistant] does a grat job."