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14 LIers on Downstate team

Oceanside Sailors quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) drops back

Oceanside Sailors quarterback Tyler Heuer (4) drops back to pass during the first quarter in the game against the East Meadow Jets at Oceanside High School. (Oct. 2, 2010) Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

Fourteen players, led by the record-setting Newsday All-Long Island combination of Oceanside quarterback Tyler Heuer (above) and wide receiver Gene Garay, will represent Long Island on the Downstate team that will play in the second annual Empower Upstate-Downstate High School Football Classic on June 5 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

The Long Island participants, by position:

Offensive/defensive line
Dimitry Russ, Deer Park
James Thompson, Sachem North
James Walsh, Floyd
Ryan Sloan, Bellport
Wray Fucci, Holy Trinity
Karim Mohamed, Lawrence
Andrew Oberg, Islip

Tyler Heuer, Oceanside

Jesse Scanna, Sachem North
Tom Joyce, MacArthur
Alex Gaviria, Islip

Running back
Louis Cotrone, Holy Trinity
Donte Colter, Roosevel4

Wide receiver
Gene Garay, Oceanside


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