Scenes from a Nassau Conference I football game between Hempstead and host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Joshua Rogers of Valley Stream Central rushes for a first down during a Nassau Conference I football game against Hempstead at Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Jakkai Stith, Hempstead quarterback, finds daylight and runs for a gain during the first quarter of a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Charlie Jimenez of Hempstead, right, gets congratulated by teammate Jamir Andrews after making a reception for a touchdown late in the second quarter of a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Jakkai Stith, Hempstead quarterback, throws for an eight-yard touchdown during the closing moments of the second quarter in a Nassau Conference I football game at Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Jakkai Stith, Hempstead quarterback, left, sells a hand off to Dwayne Meadors before rushing for a first down on the Tigers' first play from scrimmage in a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Matt Ali, Hempstead football head coach, watches from the sideline during a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Matt Ali, Hempstead football head coach, watches from the sideline during a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Thomas Schiavo, Valley Stream Central football head coach, speaks with his staff during a Nassau Conference I football game against Hempstead at Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Jakkai Stith, Hempstead quarterback, left, throws under pressure from Jerome Nembhard of Valley Stream Central during the second quarter of a Nassau Conference I football game at Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Charlie Jimenez of Hempstead, right, gets congratulated by teammate Pedro Bonilla after making a reception for a touchdown late in the second quarter of a Nassau Conference I football game against host Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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Joshua Rogers of Valley Stream Central, right, rushes for a first down during a Nassau Conference I football game against Hempstead at Valley Stream Central on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

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