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Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Empire Challenge practice

Team Long Island practiced Friday for the Empire Challenge, a football game between Long Island all-stars and New York City all-stars. The game is June 19, 2012.

Team Long Island linebacker Trayvon Toney (Huntington) participates
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Trayvon Toney (Huntington) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo (Newfield) participates
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo (Newfield) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island wide receiver Alex Rawa (Locust
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island wide receiver Alex Rawa (Locust Valley High School) adjusts his helmet during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

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Team Long Island wide receiver Alex Rawa (Locust
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island wide receiver Alex Rawa (Locust Valley) takes a water break during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island linebacker Evan Kappatos (Syosset) is
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Evan Kappatos (Syosset) is seen during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island linebacker Chris Hercules (Lawrence) is
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Chris Hercules (Lawrence) is seen during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island wide receiver Nick Wagner (John
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island wide receiver Nick Wagner (John Glenn) participates during a drill at an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island quarterback Rich Czeczotka (John Glenn)
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Team Long Island quarterback Rich Czeczotka (John Glenn) throws during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

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Team Long Island linebacker Evan Kappatos #54 (Syosset)
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Evan Kappatos #54 (Syosset) and linebacker Trayvon Toney #45 (Huntington) participate in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island wide receiver Thomas Hannan (Sayville)
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island wide receiver Thomas Hannan (Sayville) goes out for a pass during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) is seen during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo #14 (Newfield)
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo #14 (Newfield) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) is seen during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

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Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo #14 (Newfield
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island linebacker Tom Diubaldo #14 (Newfield High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90 (Deer Park High School) sets up for a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90 (Deer Park High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90 (Deer Park High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

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Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson #90 (Deer Park High School) sets up during a drill at an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) adjusts his helmet during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Team Long Island defensive end Aaron Thompson (Deer Park High School) participates in a drill during an Empire Challenge football practice at Shuart Stadium. (June 15, 2012)

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