Scenes from practice in the days leading up to the 2015 Empire Challenge at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.

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Long Island wide receiver No. 30 Dom Cassella of Patchogue-Medford catches a pass during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island quarterback John Daniggelis of Smithtown East looks downfield during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island's Sean McKean of Connetquot takes a snap during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island wide receiver No. 30 Dom Cassella of Patchogue-Medford removes his helmet to cool off during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island coaches Sal Ciampi, Jr. of East Islip, right, and Joe Vito of Roosevelt talk about defensive strategies during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island quarterback John Daniggelis of Smithtown East throws a pass during Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island defensive end No. 9 Jasawn Thompson of Deer Park cools off during a break at Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra University on Monday, June 22, 2015.

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Long Island offensive lineman Ethan Greenidge of Riverhead, right, chats with center Tommy Dennis of St. Anthony's during an Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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Long Island quarterback Steven Genova of St. Anthony's takes a snap during an Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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Long Island quarterback John Daniggelis of Smithtown East throws a pass during an Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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Long Island running back Isaiah White of Longwood looks on during an Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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Long Island running back Isaiah White of Longwood returns to the line of scrimmage during an Empire Challenge practice at Hofstra on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

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