NEWSDAY'S ALL-LONG ISLAND TEAM

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OFFENSE

JASON GWALTNEY

HANSEN AWARD WINNER

RB, North Babylon (6-2, 230, Sr.)

Gwaltney was the only player to win the Carl A. Hansen Award twice and the

second player to earn All-Long Island status in three seasons. He led the

Bulldogs to the Class II Long Island title with a 43-14 win over Garden City.

He scored 45 touchdowns and rushed for 2,882 yards on 358 carries this season,

scoring 282 points. Gwaltney holds Long Island career records for touchdowns

(135), yards rushing (7,800), carries (948) and points (828). He has orally

committed to West Virginia.

KEVIN HENNESSY

QB, West Babylon (5-11, 165, Sr.)

Hennessy completed more than 60 percent of his passes and threw for more

than 1,100 yards with 15 touchdown passes to lead West Babylon to an undefeated

regular-season record in Suffolk's Division II. Hennessy's scrambling and

accurate throwing arm made him a two-way threat on offense.

MIKE POWERS

QB, Massapequa (5-11, 190, Jr.)

Powers led the Chiefs to the Nassau Conference I final, but missed it

because of injury. The three-year starter was 85-for-118 with 1,507 yards and

13 touchdowns. He rushed for 637 yards and eight touchdowns, and had two

receiving touchdowns. As a safety, Powers scored on one of his three

interceptions.

JOHN DeLUCA

RB, Sayville (5-9, 205, Sr.)

DeLuca rushed for the third highest total in Suffolk history with 2,404

yards on 336 carries and scored 39 touchdowns. His Mack Truck style of running

enabled him to carry an Long Island championship-record 40 times for 267 yards

in Sayville's 55-14 win over Wantagh in the Class III title game.

DARYLE McCLENIC

RB, Roosevelt (5-9, 175, Sr.)

McClenic, a two-time All-Long Island pick, led Roosevelt to back-to-back

Conference IV titles and one Class IV Long Island championship. This year he

ran for 1,365 yards on 152 carries and 17 touchdowns. McClenic had 36 tackles

and three interceptions at safety. He leaves Roosevelt with 3,829 career

rushing yards and 47 touchdowns.

MIKE PROCIDA

RB, Wantagh (5-10, 190, Sr.)

Procida was a two-way force for the Conference III champion. The four-year

starter rushed for 1,190 yards on 148 carries, caught 14 passes for 229 yards

and scored 15 touchdowns. A three-time All-Nassau pick, Procida made 71 tackles

at linebacker. He finished with 2,680 career rushing yards and 36 TDs.

BRETT WILSON

RB, Longwood (5-7, 175, Sr.)

Wilson emerged as a threat to score whenever he touched the ball. His 24

touchdowns and 1,873 rushing yards helped lead Longwood to the Class I Long

Island crown. His speed and cutting ability made him difficult to tackle.

ANTHONY MUSCARELLA

WR, Wantagh (6-1, 180, Sr.)

Muscarella burst onto the scene this season. He stepped in at receiver and

caught 32 passes for 920 yards and broke the Nassau single-season record with

14 touchdown catches. He had a 72-yard passing touchdown and broke an 84-yard

kickoff return for a score in the Class III Long Island title game. A two-year

starter at safety, Muscarella made 27 tackles and two interceptions.

TIM BOLDEN

OL, North Babylon (6-1, 250, Sr.)

Bolden's career will be defined by his final two games in which he switched

from offensive line to fullback and helped the Bulldogs run away with the

Class II Long Island title. His blocking helped pave the way to the title.

JOHN CINELLI

OL, Farmingdale (6-2, 315, Sr.)

Cinelli won the Martone Award, given to Nassau's top lineman, and led the

Dalers to the Conference I title. He was a two-year starter at guard for a team

that rushed for more than 2,000 yards each season. Cinelli was a force on

defense, too, with 36 tackles and three sacks.

STEVE FULFREE

OL, St. Anthony's (6-4, 255, Sr.)

Fulfree, at center, anchored a line that averaging 5.3 yards per rush and a

total of 2,369 yards in 11 games. He led the team with 54 pancake blocks as

St. Anthony's earned an unprecedented fourth consecutive CHSFL championship.

CHRIS PUGLIESE

OL, Patchogue-Medford (6-1, 310, Sr.)

Pugliese was three-year starter and the stalwart of an offensive line that

averaged 240 rushing yards per game. He earned the Zellner Award, given to

Suffolk's top lineman. He had 45 solo tackles, 18 assists and five sacks on

defense.

JEFF SCHAEFER

OL, Massapequa (6-3, 275, Sr.)

Schaefer, a three-year, two-way starter was the linchpin for Massapequa's

dynamic offense. He made 25 pancake blocks as an offensive tackle and 43

tackles on defense.

PETER TADDEO

OL, Longwood (6-2, 290, Sr.)

Taddeo was a massive run-blocker who cleared the way for Longwood to run to

the Class I Long Island championship. He became a stalwart on defense.

Reported by Gregg Sarra and Jason Molinet

DEFENSE

TERENCE HARTIGAN

THORP AWARD WINNER

LB, Garden City (6-0, 225, Sr.)

Hartigan went 20-1-1, won two Conference II championships and one Class II

Long Island title. He was a two-way force, earning him the Tom Thorp Award as

Nassau's top player and Bill Piner Award as the best linebacker. Hartigan

rushed for 1,065 yards on 131 carries, good for 8.1 yards per attempt, and nine

touchdowns. The yardage was a Garden City record for a fullback and the

third-highest total in school history. He led the way with 81 tackles - eight

for a loss - for a unit that allowed 48 points in its first 10 games.

NICK PARKER

DL, Northport (6-3, 240, Sr.)

There are few players with the speed of Parker from the end position. He

flew into the backfield in a hurry to disrupt the offense. He had 61 tackles,

15 assists, including five sacks and was named the defensive MVP in the PAL

all-star game against Nassau. He was also an outstanding run and pass blocker.

GARY ROKER

DL, Baldwin (5-8, 215, Sr.)

Roker was a four-year starter and two-time team captain. A tough guard on

offense, Roker was even more disruptive anchoring the defensive line. He had 47

tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries for the Bruins, a Conference I

semifinalist. He finished his career with 123 stops and 15 sacks in 35 games.

SCOOTER BERRY

LB, North Babylon (6-3, 270, Sr.)

Berry was an imposing two-time All-Long Island selection that anchored the

North Babylon defense. He had 51 solo tackles, 18 assists and three forced

fumbles. At fullback, he led the way for half brother Jason Gwaltney, who set

all of Long Island's rushing records. Berry has orally committed to West

Virginia.

BLAIR BINES

LB, Floyd (6-0, 225, Jr.)

Bines, a hard-hitting fullback, opened huge holes for Andrew Miller and

became a receiving threat from the backfield with seven touchdowns. He also had

64 solo tackles, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and five sacks.

MATT DeLUCA

LB, East Meadow (5-10, 220, Sr.)

DeLuca was a four-year, two-way starter, lifting East Meadow to the

playoffs the last two seasons. He rushed for 1,119 yards on 162 carries and 13

TDs. DeLuca made 68 tackles - seven for a loss - forced two fumbles and added

one interception at linebacker. He finished his career with 29 TDs and his 277

tackles are a school record.

FRANK SCAPPATICCI

LB, St. Anthony's (6-2, 210, Sr.)

Scappaticci led a defense that yielded the fewest points in the CHSFL. He

had 65 solo tackles, 27 assists and 11 sacks. His lateral speed and

sideline-to-sideline pursuit made this heavy hitter a fixture in the middle of

the Friars' defense on the way to the school's fourth straight championship.

DARREL YOUNG

LB, Amityville (6-1, 220, Sr.)

Young led the Warriors to the Suffolk Division IV title with 1,963 yards

rushing and 24 touchdowns. He averaged 13.3 yards per carry and finished his

three-year career with 4,024 yards and 55 touchdowns. He made 137 tackles,

including eight for a loss, and three interceptions.

DONNY CORNELL

DB, East Islip (5-8, 165, Sr.)

Cornell, a versatile two-way player, made 92 tackles and had five

interceptions. He also rushed for 1,325 yards on 240 carries, scored 18

touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 230 yards. He had 2,205 rushing yards in

three-years.

ANDREW MILLER

DB, Floyd (6-1, 250, Sr.)

Miller, a two-time All-Long Island selection, amassed 3,033 rushing yards

over the past two years and scored 35 touchdowns. He was also the captain and

leader of Suffolk's top defense in Division I. He will attend Johns Hopkins on

a full lacrosse scholarship.

LESLIE JACKMAN

DB, Freeport (5-10, 180, Sr.)

Jackman led Freeport to a Class I Long Island title and earned All-Long

Island second team honors as a junior. This time he took the Red Devils to the

Conference I semis, rushing for 907 yards on 111 carries and six touchdowns. He

finished his career with 27 TDs. Jackman recorded 33 tackles, five passes

defensed and two interceptions on defense.

ANTHONY BARKSDALE

All-purpose

Farmingdale (6-2, 238, Sr.)

Barksdale transferred from New Jersey to Farmingdale over the summer and

became Nassau's most versatile threat. Barksdale ran for 869 yards on 136

carries and 11 TDs and caught 17 passes for 272 yards and one score for the

Conference I champs. He also played quarterback, completing 18 of 31 for 289

yards and one score. As a linebacker, he tallied 82 tackles, three sacks and an

interception.

ALTON LUCAS

All-Purpose

West Babylon (5-8, 180, Sr.)

Lucas' slashing style enabled him to rush for 1,422 yards on 190 carries

and score 20 touchdowns. Lucas also had 78 tackles and seven interceptions

while playing multiple positions on defense. His three-year career stats: 274

tackles, 16 interceptions, 2,032 yards rushing and 46 touchdowns.

Reported by Jason Molinet and Gregg Sarra

COACHES

ADAM DeWITT

Suffolk Coach of the Year

Longwood (9-2)

In his first year at the helm, DeWitt, 30, turned around the program as the

Lions won the Class I Long Island title with a 39-23 win over Farmingdale. He

implemented a new system and ended a four-year playoff drought. Playoff wins

over Patchogue-Medford and Floyd, along with a team that gained confidence as

the season wore on, were the ingredients for a marvelous championship run.

Reported by Gregg Sarra

JOE VITO

Nassau Coach of the Year

Roosevelt (11-0)

Vito, 42, has won five county titles, three Long Island championships and

two Rutgers Cups in 11 seasons. But this team became his first 11-0 squad,

taking the Class IV crown with a 7-0 win over Amityville. Roosevelt rolled

through Conference IV for the second straight season and owns a 23-game win

streak in Nassau. Vito, who was coach of the year in 1999, has a 74-30-2 record.

Reported by Jason Molinet

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Eric Caracappa, QB, Wantagh

Marquise Herron, QB, Roosevelt

Donnie McCarthy, QB, Floyd

Craig Tufano, QB, Hampton Bays

Anthoney Adamic, RB, Newfield

Terrence Molinari, RB, Manhasset

Rob Smith, RB, Wantagh

Aaron Valentin, RB, Freeport

Andrew Quarless, TE, Holy Trinity

Jason MaGee, TE, Bellport

Ian Assael, OL, Hewlett

Will Sanchez, OL, Floral Park

Zach Gallo, OL, Sayville

Chris Hanlon, all-purpose

Patchogue-Medford

Brian Clinton, all-purpose, Amityville

Defense

Greg Daly, DE, Garden City

Kurt Norton, DL, Sayville

Anthony Arena, LB, Bethpage

Jamal Barnes, LB, Elmont

Jovan Belcher, LB, West Babylon

Andrew Lipski, LB, Miller Place

Rich Reichert, LB, St. Anthony's

Antonio Ricotta, LB,

Valley Stream North

Steve Schwicke, LB, Bellport

Sheblee Wali, LB, Longwood

Kevin Bennett, DB, Longwood

Tom Marino, DB, Garden City

Max Pomper, DB, St. Anthony's

HOW THEY WERE PICKED

The 43rd annual All-Long Island football team was chosen by Newsday

sportswriters who polled coaches, game officials and athletic directors.

NEWSDAY PHOTOS / MICHAEL E. ACH

On the cover

Newsday�s 2004 All-Long Island football team: 1. Nassau player of the year

Terence Hartigan (Garden City), 2. Suffolk player of the year Jason Gwaltney

(North Babylon), 3. Kevin Hennessy (West Babylon), 4. Leslie Jackson

(Freeport), 5. Scooter Berry (North Babylon), 6. Nassau coach of the year Joe

Vito (Roosevelt), 7. Tim Bolden (North Babylon), 8. Suffolk coach of the year

Adam DeWitt (Longwood), 9. Gary Roker (Baldwin), 10. Daryle McClenic

(Roosevelt), 11. Brett Wilson (Longwood), 12. Alton Lucas (West Babylon), 13.

Darrel Young (Amityville), 14. John DeLuca (Sayville), 15. Anthony Barksdale

(Farmingdale), 16. Jeff Schaefer (Massapequa), 17. John Cinelli (Farmingdale),

18. Mike Powers (Massapequa), 19. Andrew Miller (Floyd), 20. Peter Taddeo

(Longwood), 21. Donny Cornell (East Islip), 22. Steve Fulfree (St. Anthony�s),

23. Frank Scappaticci (St. Anthony�s), 24. Matt DeLuca (East Meadow), 25. Mike

Procida (Wantagh), 26. Blair Bines (Floyd), 27. Chris Pugliese

(Patchogue-Medford), 28. Anthony Muscarella (Wantagh), 29. Nick Parker

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