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Seaford seeks playoff wins this season

Seaford's Kyle Kolodinsky intercepts the ball and runs

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Seaford coach Rob Perpall wasn’t too pleased with the way his football team was practicing Wednesday morning, so he sent his players home early, saying he wanted to see "more enthusiasm" in the later practice.

"Be good, or be gone," said the 16th-year coach. “We don’t give up, we get better."

The Vikings, seeded third in the preseason Nassau Conference IV rankings,...

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Locust Valley's Jokinsky: 'We like to hit'

Locust Valley's Louis Jokinsky heads down field for

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Louie Jokinsky, senior tailback and free safety for Locust Valley, said the Falcons' goal entering this season is to be better at wrapping up and tackling the opposition.

"It’s really about breaking down and biting the ball," said Jokinsky, who rushed for 975 yards and five touchdowns, while making 27 tackles last season. "Get your head on the side of the ball and wrap up. We...

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Malverne's Hill wants bull's-eyes for darts

Solid hit put on Malvern's QB Jamal Aaron

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After rushing and passing for a combined 1,000 yards with seven touchdowns last season, Malverne senior quarterback Jamal Aaron Hill is determined to surpass those numbers in 2013.

His plan? Being more on target with his receivers.

"I’m trying to make my passes more accurate," Hill said. "It’s the little things we work on in practice that are going to make us a better...

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Load up against West Hempstead's run? Not so fast

West Hempstead's Akil Philip grabs a drink between

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West Hempstead doesn’t care if you stack 11 players in the box. The Rams are still going to run the football with a full cast of experienced players that includes senior running backs Bruce Gibbs, Anthony Messina and Dean McCabe.

What the Rams want to do more of this season, though, is to air it out behind first-year starting quarterback Anthony Beaubrun, a junior.

"We will still...

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St. Anthony’s new option: The spread

St. Anthony's quarterback Greg Galligan scrambles in the

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At St. Anthony’s, the vaunted triple-option is dead. Long live the spread.

“We weren’t running enough plays and teams were dictating to us who was going to run the ball,” St. Anthony’s coach Rich Reichert said of the dramatic switch in offensive philosophy for the CHSFL powerhouse.

So returning quarterback Greg Galligan won’t take the pounding he did last year, whether he kept the ball...

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Roosevelt looks tough up front

Roosevelt quarterback Justin Terry looks to hand off

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Raymond Jones called Roosevelt’s offensive line the foundation of his team, and during Monday morning’s practice, the senior tight end discussed the importance of being able to win the game in the trenches.

"That’s how we look at it," said Jones, who has verbally committed to play at Stony Brook next season. "We have to have the mindset that we are going to dominate. If you...

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Sayville still a threat in Suffolk III

Sayville's Matthew Selts gains yards against Westhampton in

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Suddenly, Bobby Boos is quite literally the center of attention.

That’s what happens when you shift from right guard to center on the offensive line and take over what Sayville football coach Rob Hoss calls the team’s most important position.

“I’ve never snapped the ball before so I’m going to have to learn how to do that,” Boos said at practice Thursday. “It’s definitely a learnable...

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The Sachem North Four

Sachem North football players, from left: Kevin Bragaglia,

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In 2010, when Sachem North rolled up 421 points in 11 games, coach Dave Falco often referred to his backfield as “our three-headed monster.” For 2013, you can add one more.

This year’s Flaming Arrows, the No. 2 seed in Suffolk Division I behind defending Long Island champion Floyd, features a quartet of outstanding backs.

“Now, it’s really a four-headed monster,” Falco said of quarterback...

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Dan Gallagher steps up for Kellenberg

Kellenberg players jog to condition themselves during varsity

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It was only the second day of football tryouts at Kellenberg on Tuesday, but coach Kevin Hanifan had already defined the key to his team’s success — and it’s a line that you’ve heard before.

Football, as they say, is a game won in the trenches, and the Firebirds have a whole new brigade of soldiers fighting for them on the frontline this season.

Kellenberg graduated all five of its starting...

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Roosevelt's Jones commits to Stony Brook

Roosevelt's Raymond Jones wins the boys' class I-A

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Raymond Jones, a senior tight end/defensive end for Roosevelt, has made a verbal commitment to play college football at Stony Brook University, according to coach Joe Vito.

Jones, a first-team All-Nassau selection last season at defensive line, made 68 tackles and had 11 sacks for the Rough Riders, who won the county championship before losing to Babylon in the Class IV Long Island Championship.

Roosevelt...

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