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Conference III semifinals: Plainedge 28, Bethpage 14

Plainedge High School running back #21 Ralph Caccavale

Plainedge High School running back #21 Ralph Caccavale rushes for a gain in the first quarter of a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game vs. Bethpage at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. He carried 18 times for 104 yards and returned a kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown in the third quarter as Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011) Credit: James Escher

Plainedge defeated Bethpage 28-14 in the Nassau Conference III high school football semifinals Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.

Bethpage High School quarterback #17 Justin Rohr, left,
Credit: James Escher

Bethpage High School quarterback #17 Justin Rohr, left, races downfield for a 54-yard gain as Plainedge #22 Mike Arnold follows in pursuit in the third quarter of a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School quarterback #2 Frenger, left, runs
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge High School quarterback #2 Frenger, left, runs the ball on a keep as Bethpage #78 Sean Lunetto closes in on him in the second quarter of Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School running back #21 Ralph Caccavale
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge High School running back #21 Ralph Caccavale rushes for a gain in the first quarter of a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game vs. Bethpage at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. He carried 18 times for 104 yards and returned a kickoff for a 93-yard touchdown in the third quarter as Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School #59 Joe Persico reacts after
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Plainedge High School #59 Joe Persico reacts after recording a sack against Bethpage in the fourth quarter of a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School #85 Tyler Manez reacts as
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge High School #85 Tyler Manez reacts as the closing minute ticks down on his team's 28-14 win over Bethpage in a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. He returned a Bethpage fumble 90 yards for a momentum-swinging touchdown to extend Plainedge's lead to 20-7 with 6:47 remaining in the fourth quarter. The ensuing point after touchdown attempt was successful. Plainedge went on to win 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge's Evan Augello reacts after his team's 28-14
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge's Evan Augello reacts after his team's 28-14 win over Bethpage. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School #42 Dan Spurgeon, left, and
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge High School #42 Dan Spurgeon, left, and #52 Essa Moussa celebrate after a Bethpage turnover on downs gives the ball back to their team in a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Plainedge High School running back #23 Gianfranco Soriente
Credit: James Escher

Plainedge High School running back #23 Gianfranco Soriente carries the ball in the third quarter of a Nassau County varsity football Conference III semi-final playoff game vs. Bethpage at Shuart Stadium, located on the campus of Hofstra University. He rushed 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown as Plainedge won by a score of 28-14. (Nov. 12, 2011)

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