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Empire Challenge 2017

Long Island's top senior football players took on New York City in the 22nd annual Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.

Long Island's Danny Roell intercepts a pass intended
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Long Island's Danny Roell intercepts a pass intended for New York City's Roland Folyoe during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island wide receiver Dominic Pryor breaks the
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Long Island wide receiver Dominic Pryor breaks the tackle by New York City's Donald Gaither, Jr. during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island wide receiver John Corpac reacts after
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Long Island wide receiver John Corpac reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman hands off to
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Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman hands off to running back Jordan McLune during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island wide receiver Dominic Pryor hauls in
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Long Island wide receiver Dominic Pryor hauls in a pass over the middle for the gain against New York City during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island wide receiver John Corpac skips into
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Long Island wide receiver John Corpac skips into the end zone for the touchdown after breaking tackle attempts by New York City during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island's Chris Higgins drags down New York
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Long Island's Chris Higgins drags down New York City running back Siddiq Muhamad during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island wide receiver John Corpac makes the
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Long Island wide receiver John Corpac makes the reception over the middle as New York City's Terrell Jones moves in for the attempted tackle during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island's Christian Carrick kicks the extra point
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Long Island's Christian Carrick kicks the extra point held by Tyler DeMeo during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island's Joseph Valenti pursues New York City
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Long Island's Joseph Valenti pursues New York City quarterback Christian Anderson during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman gets off the
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Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman gets off the pass against New York City during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Rolling left, Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker gets
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Rolling left, Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker gets off the pass during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island's Chis Mixon runs over New York
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Long Island's Chis Mixon runs over New York City's Tegha Egbiri for a gain during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman warms up before
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Long Island quarterback Aaron Ruthman warms up before the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island running back Jordan McLune leaps over
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Long Island running back Jordan McLune leaps over the tackle atempt by New York City's Terrell Jones during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island running back Jordan McLune crashes through
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Long Island running back Jordan McLune crashes through the New York City defense for the touchdown during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker watches his pass
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Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker watches his pass get intercepted by New York City's AJ Mistler during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker follows the block
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Long Island quarterback Rashad Tucker follows the block of Kyle Nunez for a gain up the middle during the first half of the 2017 Empire Challenge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Hofstra.

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